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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  12/FEV/2003 3:44 PM
Assunto:  Re: Clarification
 
Mensagem:  For once I agree with you 100%. I don't know why the battles and name calling were necessary in the first place. And, yes, labels such as "White" "Black" are nothing but social/political labels. As for you, looking Anglo, as you said, if you decided to be "Black" all of a sudden, it would be ok, believe it or not. The only thing, however, it must 100% genuine. Needless to say this would be impossible, given the fact that you've lived your whole life as "White". Otherwise, had you grown up immersed in the African-American culture, it would have been ok. Black Americans are extremelly welcoming and tolerant. There are no other people on the face of this earth more welcoming and tolerant than the Black-Americans(I'm speaking from experience). The hostilities would have most likely come from your own people. They would've probably called you a "wigger" or a "nigger lover". As a White person, if you're honest with yourself, you would agree with me. For instance, if you look back at all the white RockRoll stars of late 50's 60's and early 70's you would see that they were constantly bashed for playing "colored music" by the then racist power structure. Even to this day, most of the white RB and Pop starts are dubbed charlatans by some members of the establishement. Furthermore, your point of view as to why the "Man" oppresses others is true. It has nothing to do with skin color, even in the African-American case. It's always about Greed, Power, and a wish to remain on Top. The "Man" doesn't care what color or religion you are. As longer as it is feasible to oppress you, he will do it. Nevertheless, I believe good will always win over evil. So, I suspect the "Man's " days are numbered. It may take 10, 20 or 50 years, but his day his bound to come. At that time, as one great social scientist once said, the masses will have realized that the BALLOT is even more mighty than the BULLET. -Miguel Vieira P.S. From the very start, I had a surmise that you were Irish-American.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  11/FEV/2003, 6:27 PM
Re: Clarification  –  José Roberto  11/FEV/2003, 7:33 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Jonas  11/FEV/2003, 8:49 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  11/FEV/2003, 9:26 PM
 Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  12/FEV/2003, 3:44 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  12/FEV/2003, 9:25 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  12/FEV/2003, 9:53 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  12/FEV/2003, 11:20 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  13/FEV/2003, 3:14 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  13/FEV/2003, 9:42 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  14/FEV/2003, 3:45 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  14/FEV/2003, 4:50 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  14/FEV/2003, 6:46 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  15/FEV/2003, 3:11 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  15/FEV/2003, 5:05 PM
Re: Clarification  –  José Roberto  16/FEV/2003, 12:39 AM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  16/FEV/2003, 3:00 PM
Re: Clarification  –  José Roberto  16/FEV/2003, 11:46 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  16/FEV/2003, 4:19 PM
Re: Clarification  –  pat  17/FEV/2003, 3:33 PM
Re: Clarification  –  Miguel Vieira  18/FEV/2003, 2:33 PM

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