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Posted by MALACHI, Tue Mar-22-05 05:53 PM
>- absolutely. but if your boss had said this to your average
>everyday non-thinking 106 n park watching black person his
>comments would have been labeled as "racist."
I was thinking the same thing...and while his comment was BRUTALLY DIRECT, I know exactly what he was getting across.
>- this question is a bit confusing; are you asking why dont
>black conservatives embrace black nationalism and pan
>africanism or why dont black conservatives embrace their
Allow me to clarify, Mr. Kim is DEEP "into" Asian culture, despite being here since 1980. When he started gaining weight, he immediately stopped eating all "American" food, and started practicing Tae Kwon Do again. 2-3 times per year, he goes back to Korea to "reconnect", despite the fact that his parents are dead and all of his family lives here in the U.S. Both of his kids, despite being born in here speak Korean and Japanese fluently, and have a tutor that teaches them Asian history. He is in some "group" (I don't have a lot of info about it) that is working for the unification of North and South Korea. What I'm saying is, I have never heard of Black people who claim to be conservative pushing for or even interested in African history, culture, or language.
>- not important at all. one has nothing to do with the other.
>that's like saying a black person cant become rich and learn
>how to make their money grow if they dont fully understand
>their culture and black history...
Which is EXACTLY why a specified "A GROUP". I know a "person" can individually get rich. But from what I know about economic history and sociology in this country, when GROUPS make/made powerful economic moves oftentimes there is/was a CLEARLY DEFINED racial and/or cultural link. You see it with Italians, Jews, Asians, and most recently, I am seeing it with people of Arab/Middle Eastern descent. My boss has a "crew" that he rolls with---all Koreans, all rich. They meet every Thursday afternoon, and while they have all made their individual fortunes, they make BIG MOVES together...generally high-rise real estate acqusitions. Anyway, when they meet, they eat rice and kimchee(which is a staple Korean food), they open and close their little meetings singing something in Korean...and Mr. Kim makes no bones about the fact that they can make POWER MOVES because they present a united front. What unites them? Language. Culture. History. Race.
>your boss is right though.
Yeah, I know.