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Re: History of AfriAms in Riverside, CA


Affirmative Action doesn't even come close to leveling the playing field. I was able to view a documentary up here in the Northwest about how Blacks were banished by force from locations in the U.S. in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Arkansas,not unlike the Japanese internment removals or the Trail of Tears. These people were not compensated for their loses and those who occuppy those lands now still enjoy the unfair advantage their ancestors gained for them by use of a gun, a rope, or a torch. If Affirmative Action was this same deed done in kind, I might give pause, but it's not. These people need to understand that their privilege is not based on their intelligence, its founded on the brutality of their ancestors behavior which is nothing shy of Al Qaida. Of course as you know the North Palm Springs African American community, though less violent, also was an act of banishment for Blacks in Palm Springs history. Affirmative Action hasn't put a dent in that disparity.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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