Race, it dominates the headlines and lies just beneath the surface of much of the political and social conversation in the country. America’s great obsession, it has been hailed. In almost every news and political venue from the far right to the center to the far left it weaves itself into the fabric of the conversation. Even when ignored it refuses to be ignored.

The talking heads and pundits keep insisting there needs to be a real conversation on race. The History Channel, CNN, CNBC, Oprah, 60 minutes, The NOI, The NAACP and a cornucopia of others have convened panels of so called experts to address this issue yet all come away empty.

One of the problems is the panel of experts themselves. What qualifies them as experts? What makes Dyson, Smiley, Gates, Jesse, Sharpton, and West experts? Their education, their complexion, their experiences? How can entertainers come to speak for so called black people? Did they too complete Negro 101?

Though there has been some great programming on race it was of a scientific nature and it appears that even in the face of logical science the pundits ignore the facts and dwell on the sensational and the erroneous. For some of you that have bothered to “do the work” to know for yourselves what race is why do you think the same things keep happening over and over again as it relates to this issue? What makes it such a seductive and fascinating topic. Race is almost the equivalent of heroin, no matter how many times you hit it, it is never quite enough and there’s always tomorrow.

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This thread is a must for those that are involved in the July 21, Sunday discussion.


Please pay attention to the dates on the thread so that we might keep up with how long this is and, has been, going on.


What are the race experts talking about at this time.


The following was taken directly from the Census Bureau webpage....

What is Race?

The data on race were derived from answers to the question on race that was asked of individuals in the United States. The Census Bureau collects racial data in accordance with guidelines provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and these data are based on self-identification.

The racial categories included in the census questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically. In addition, it is recognized that the categories of the race item include racial and national origin or sociocultural groups. People may choose to report more than one race to indicate their racial mixture, such as “American Indian” and “White.” People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race.


This thread is back in use for the rest of this month and maybe this time we will figure out WHAT'S GOING ON! ....

noun: racist; plural noun: racists
  1. 1.
    a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
    "the comments have led to her being called a racist"
    synonyms: racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist, supremacist More
    "he was exposed as a racist"
    (racially) discriminatory, racialist, prejudiced, bigoted
    "a racist society"
noun: racist; plural noun: racists; adjective: racist
  1. 1.
    showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another.
    "we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"
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We will deal with the words as a way to start our search for the origins of this B.S....


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