Concerning to whom the fault of oppression belongs; "We are not all equally guilty but we are all equally responsible" - Rabbi Abraham Hescel
Concerning blaming others for the problem; "...And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?... - Matthew: 7 1-5
Concerning how to fix the problems concerning oppression; "Someone once said that the word 'motivation' should never be used in the singular. Some combination of motives always exist and it's impossible for anyone to qualify the proportion of each that is involved in any given act" - Warren Buffet (in an interview in the USA Today)
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Other People's Blogs About Politics, Race, Social Change
Although I'm pretty tired of the "Race is King" mantra usually put forward by past and current polemics, race-relations (and the improvement of such) is always a good topic of civilized conversation. I've been called "Uncle-Tom" more times than I've been called "N-----". When I volunteer at the local Habitat for Humanity, I'm often the only black working who's not trying to get a house. When I volunteer at the local shelter, I'm usually the only black on the giving end. Something is wrong or deficient with Black-culture (as it is practiced today). Don't say that I don't know the ghetto, I'm originally from the ghetto. My ghetto-pass wasn't pulled, like my middle school I.D., it expired. I graduated. Now, I say middle school because too many blacks haven't graduated from high school. (Detroit, anybody ?) Please feel free to bring up any topic but please refrain from misusing epithets and downgrading others. Thank you, UBJ
the weak person knows he's weak via physical strength, fear, etc.
the dumb person often has no clue he's dumb. therefore, no need to obtain any further knowledge...sad but true.
I like Roschelle's response.. I was going on the angle of one is noticeable instantly and the other takes time and unless they strike it rich no one will care. Maybe it's they are motivated by what others will think of them instead of what they think of theirselves.
I think you nailed it Freeman. It is sad that people will go down with a sinking ship just because all of the other people they know told them that was the way that it is done. Everybody else is going down with the ship so I guess it's cool and I'll die with all the rest of the lemmings
Good point brohammas - if the hot women liked smart guys - more guys would be smart.
Hahaha, apart from girls, it's harder to become smart than it is to become buff, there's no cure for dumb Hulksters.
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