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Topic subjectLet's create a singles line for ex-offenders!! Grrrreat
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5927, Let's create a singles line for ex-offenders!! Grrrreat
Posted by Zorasmoon, Fri Feb-28-03 07:35 AM
>>>>Woods Qn: is it our responsibility to support our men. she's talking about finding a man who's straight out of prison (who she feels society is ignoring). Every other woman on the panel though, it talking about, giving up and looking for partners outside their race. How do we feel about this?<<<

That shit was a slap in the face. Granted there are a lot of "good" black men in prison--I guess that "good" would be defined as those detained for victimless crimes, ie. marijuana dealing--political prisoners (who never get out)

But there are also a lot of "bad" people detained as well. ie. rapist, murderers, child predators...

Saying that black women should be "fishing" in that pond was just a slick way of further underminding us.



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