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Steve Breen

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    While I agree with the cartoon and Phredturner, I also see the many people, nearly all white, who believe there is NO “race relation chasm” and, if there is, it is ALL the fault of nonwhites. That attitude is at least as unrealistic as Mr. Sharpeton’s.
    However, as long as there are people who make their living with uncivil and disrespectful observations about others, there will be Americans willing to widen the divide between neighbors in order to be proven “right”.
    It is a sad way for a country called United, to behave.
    I am so grateful for the many people who are able to set aside their prejudices in order to maintain a real dialogue between neighbors, and countrymen.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    History begs to differ with you. So does reality.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Dr. King might have been a conservative today… but he would never, ever be a Republican.

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    The biggest problem is that many people don’t recognize that there is a problem. So Steve’s view of the race chasm depicted is more like that of a white man than of an unbiased observer.

  5. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    Let’s not forget all those other lovely reverends too: Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, and Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s favorite for 20 years.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    onguard said, “If Martin Luther King was alive today he would be a Conservative.” Lonecat says, If John Lewis were alive today he would be a Congressman on the left of the Democratic Party.

  7. jinrock

    jinrock said, over 3 years ago

    Sharpton wants blacks to view themselves as victims so he remains relevant and in the limelight instead of viewed on their individual merit.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    What??? How is that comment in any way responsive to what I said?

  9. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago

    All people should be treated equally, color of skin, nationality, sex, etc. shouldn’t matter. At least that’s a nice utopian view and one that I embrace.

    What we have today is, by far, much better then what we have experienced in the past, and it continues to get better despite the best efforts of some people.

    The unfair treatment of a people has not been exclusively directed against the African Americans in our nation, every race, nationality, sex has experienced some form of unfair and onerous treatment, some longer then others.

    Those that have broken free, for the most part, have chosen to do so by assimilating into the greater populace and have not tried to set themselves apart for special treatment.

    The continuance of the victim mentality, by those that adhere to it, will only serve to keep those same people beholden to the hustlers and the government.

  10. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    Hence why he was an active supporter of Socialism…

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I am one of those who have the naivety to forget that chasm, C, when I am around my friends that are black. Then, Al, Jesse and the media brings that chasm to the forefront and I am saddened.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @D PB

    Very well put. (Also, RT hit the nail on the head, as usual…)

    I do not have the answers, but you have to ask the right questions first. And here’s one: why is it that we can’t even SAY “the n-word”, but we have no problem with the Washington Redskins? How would we react to the Cleveland Kikes? the San Diego Spics?

    It appears to me that our society has made great strides to reducing racism, but people can only be pushed so far. Instead of highlighting our similarities, people like Mr. Sharpton highlight our differences, adding fuel to a fire we are trying to put out. Sometimes the answer just comes with time. After all, Mr. Sharpton’s contemporaries are becoming fewer, and young people are intermarrying at a rate that would be scandalous just a few decades ago. The problem is the time we have to spend in transition.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t like the “sharpness” of Sharpton’s tone much of the time, nor Jackson’s, but it goes along with being “reverend”, gee, just like Fred Phelps and the crew!

    When listening to Rev. Wright’s entire sermon, not just the outtake that gets everyone bent out of shape, I have to agree with much of what he said.

    The real problem with much division in the world, race, cultural, ethnic, IS the fact that the division is driven by RELIGIONS!! Faiths based on a total lack of facts ARE the “unkindest cut of all”, figuratively, and quite literally.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you, PAJ.
    When MLK was assassinated, one of the few big cities where no riots occurred was Indianapolis where Bobby Kennedy used a campaign stop to instead tell the crowd about the death and what civil and respectful Americans should do in reaction.
    From my perspective, racism is still prevalent with class-ism being even worse. Mr. Holder’s interjection into the Trayvon Martin shooting was wrong, but it is his JOB to look for and prosecute racism when it violates rights. The President has a right as an individual and a duty to a large segment of our people, to discuss how his own life has been effected by the way his color effected how he was perceived.
    We have no Bobby Kennedys who can talk to the nation as a white man to whom blacks can listen and trust as they did Bobby that day decades ago.
    Sharpton and Jackson get paid to rant and by doing so, just like Limbaugh and others on the right, end up making an entire political side look bad.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    You and me both, Mikefive.
    Ever see the commercial of 8 boys, 4 white, 4 black? They play together and don’t see each others as colors, but then the screen flashes and now they are young adults, and suddenly, one race is on the left, the other is on the right, and they are looking at each other with concern and suspicion.
    Those who use dwell on the chasm instead of methods to build bridges sadden all people of good will. It doesn’t surprise me that you are one of them neighbor.

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