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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    He had a point. They still have reason to be angry.

  2. blackman2732

    blackman2732 said, over 1 year ago

    Sad but true.

  3. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    Situations like these remind me of the late S. B. Fuller – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.B.Fuller
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    In 1929, Fuller incorporated a company that made and sold hygiene and cosmetic products, ultimately paving the way for him to become one of the wealthiest people of his day, white or black.
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    Fuller was famous for having a racially-integrated workforce at a time when such things just weren’t done, and at one point he even proposed to MLK that they buy the bus company that ran the lines in Montgomery (Alabama).
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    Unfortunately, however, Fuller – likely based on his own success story – refused to play the “race” card. Fuller was of the opinion that African-American society was doing just as much to hold itself down as whites supposedly were. The way he saw it, education and entrepreneurship was what the African-American community needed if it wanted to be truly equal, and that so long as black minds went uneducated and black resources went under-utilized equality would never be fully achieved. Thus, the way he saw it “The education of young African-Americans” should have been the highest priority of the equal rights movement.
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    Fuller was essentially branded a “race traitor” for his remarks, leading to his products being boycotted just like the Montgomery buses were being boycotted; given that a white group was already urging a boycott of his products, in a few short years his company’s finances were in such terrible shape that he wound up having to engage in securities fraud just to pay the bills. Within 15 years of his speaking his mind, his company was bankrupt and undergoing reorganization; it never regained the luster it once had, and wound up being bought out by another firm.

  4. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Different “Fuller”.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    Glad to see that white hoodie doesn’t obstruct your view of the computer screen. AIKA!

  6. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    Glad you found the time to get that diatribe off your chest—even though it has nothing to do with the comic.

  7. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    Glad you found the time to get that diatribe off your chest—even though it has nothing to do with the comic.

  8. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When I first read this ’toon, I read it as “in a cage almost all the time.” That made enough sense to me to justify the actual use of the word “rage”. What do you think the effect of the “driving while black”, “walking while black”, etc., is going to have on those subjected to this kind of attitude?

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    Strange Fruit, is beyond you.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    I’m sure you will be comforted in your sadness by the Zimmerman verdict. =0

  11. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    Not if you get past the assumption that racism is only practiced by white people. What that comedian said was racist and obviously intended to stir up distrust and race hatred. That person is no different than a member of the Klan.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    I am guessing the black comedian was talking for all blacks in the same manner that you speak for me.
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    That would not occur to you, there is a reason it would not occur to you but you would deny that also.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    OK, so what’s the best path forward?
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    I mean, we all want things to get better, right? I’d be interested to hear everyone’s Honest answer, especially Fox “news” viewers and Rush followers.
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    I still claim the best path forward is to have more and better jobs. We had a taste of this during the Clinton years. Employment, the economy, the stock market was up (so were taxes on the wealthy, at least more than now), and crime was down. It enabled welfare, at least at the federal level, to be eliminated. My perception was that racial animosity was down, although your mileage may vary.
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    If anyone has a better path than more and better jobs, I’m all ears.
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    The way to achieve more and better jobs is a thorny problem, but ought to be our real focus, IMO.

  14. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    I’m with Fuller in that “encouraging African-Americans to get the best education they can get” should be top priority.
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    Far too many media outlets are attempting to sell young blacks on their only career options are “pro athlete”, “rap star”, “criminal”, “trashy comedian”, and “welfare recipient”.
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    The media should instead be giving them images of educated, successful African-Americans.
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    Bill Cosby grew up poor; he’s a Navy vet, he’s got a doctorate in education, and he’s still the nation’s #1 dad… especially since he’s been making “personal responsibility” his mantra.
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    Bobby McFerrin started out as a jazz musician, topped the pop charts, and now conducts a symphony orchestra.
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    Colin Powell worked at an infant goods store, where he wound up learning Yiddish to better serve the store’s clients. He got a degree in geology, and rose through the ranks of the military before becoming a top appointee in the White House.
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    Et cetra.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Darren Blair

    For every example you cited, you can probably name scores, if not hundreds of athletes and entertainers. I’m saying that we need more jobs. For ordinary people.
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    Education is a great thing and the general population should be educated. But if there were not the promise of better incomes, not many would go to college.

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