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Unread 08-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #211 (permalink)
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The division creating job was left up to Al Sharpton and Jealous who were trying to do just that. Sow seeds of discord. How come they didn't go to that rally in support and pay tribute to MLK, too, and join hands with the rest of the people there and welcome Dr. Alveda King and others at the stage?
really? *looking at Reba's post* - Restoring Honor Rally at D.C. Today.

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"Let the line stretch. They're already going to say there were only 2,000 or 3,000 of you here," Sharpton said. "If people start heckling, smile at them. This ain't about you, it's about Dr. King."
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the ralliers gathered at Dunbar High School that education is the civil rights issue of this generation. "Parents: Turn off the television. Educators: We have to stop making excuses," he said. "The dividing line in our country today is less around white and black and more about educational opportunity. We've been too satisfied with second-class schools."
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"This is America. All groups ought to have the opportunity to speak and give their point of view. We've been at the Mall," said the Rev. W. Franklin Richardson, president of Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y. "It's all right with me that they are at the Mall today because we are at the White House."
and there are some few bad hecklers who use race card but that's not an issue in here.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), who was an aide to Martin Luther King Jr. and was at the 1963 march, said, "When I look at my television, I don't see the King crowd of blacks and whites together."

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said: "We are not sure what the message of the Beck rally is since he told them to leave their signs at home. We have revitalize jobs and schools and reclaim Dr. King's dream."
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Unread 08-29-2010, 03:39 PM   #213 (permalink)
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I just couldn't help but notice that you seemed to appreciate this answer:

a lot more than this one.

And you're trying to make yourself the victim by complaining of walking into a hornet's nest. In an environment where Tea Partiers are tired of being accused of racism based on the thinnest of evidence and having innuendos directed at them based on their demographic makeup, forgive us if we don't take a question like "Gee, why are most people there white?" as an innocent inquiry.
I asked why. I wanted to understand Beck and his philosophy without sitting at his website. I asked for some guidance. All I get was a bunch of pissed off white folks telling me to pipe down. I get it. Consider it done. If Beck comes to my town, I will be sure to attend. Gotta stick up for my peeps...
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Based on recent visual evidence, provided by DC and national media, I would say that blacks are not Conservatives, ratio-wise, and blacks are Liberals, ratio-wise.
Then it would make sense that more blacks would attend liberal rallies rather than conservative rallies.
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Why would they stay away from Beck? I think nobody wants to really think about that.

You commented that Beck's rally was Conservative in nature, and Sharpton's was Liberal. So, with that in mind, can we draw a conclusion that Conservatives are generally white, and Liberals are generally black, based on this weekend's events?
This isn't about Beck but about restoring honor and recognizing people for who they are and not about their skin color. Conservative in nature does not describe skin color. Same for Liberals. It's the ideology and political beliefs are what people believe in.
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Then it would make sense that more blacks would attend liberal rallies rather than conservative rallies.
I didn't see evidence of that rally held by Sharpton and Jealous. And they had weeks to prepare and knew this Restoring Honor rally was already in the make.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 03:42 PM   #217 (permalink)
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So MLK wasn't about honor and character? He wasn't about judging all people according to their character rather than their skin color?
then we should expect to see a good mix of all kinds at his rally, don't you think?
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Or see them as "trophies" or "token minorities" by making a glib remark about how Beck can now finally take home to his desk a picture of black girl holding an American flag who attended the Restoring Honor rally event yesterday.
Why was a picture of a young black girl given celebrity treatment if it was not out of the norm? If these selected black speakers had such influence for their people, why did they choose to stay away?
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Then it would make sense that more blacks would attend liberal rallies rather than conservative rallies.
but.... this was not a political rally.
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Then it would make sense that more blacks would attend liberal rallies rather than conservative rallies.
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Or see them as "trophies" or "token minorities" by making a glib remark about how Beck can now finally take home to his desk a picture of black girl holding an American flag who attended the Restoring Honor rally event yesterday.
True. That seemed to come off as a nasty pot shot, but if you really think about it, would it be so bad if Glenn Beck put that picture on his computer as his desktop wallpaper? Would it really be so bad for him to be proud about influencing a young black girl to grow up with honor?
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Why was a picture of a young black girl given celebrity treatment if it was not out of the norm? If these selected black speakers had such influence for their people, why did they choose to stay away?
Celebrity treatment? It's just a picture of a girl holding an American flag. I say that was a very good picture there. Cute, too. Now, she's a token celebrity, too? Where will this nonsense end?

There could be many reasons why they didn't attend as I said before. Like Reba said earlier, go ask them.
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True. That seemed to come off as a nasty pot shot, but if you really think about it, would it be so bad if Glenn Beck put that picture on his computer as his desktop wallpaper? Would it really be so bad for him to be proud about influencing a young black girl to grow up with honor?
The horror! And she'd be branded forever as a "token celebrity," too. Such garbage thoughts, folks.
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Or see them as "trophies" or "token minorities" by making a glib remark about how Beck can now finally take home to his desk a picture of black girl holding an American flag who attended the Restoring Honor rally event yesterday.
huh? Are you attempting to paint this as..... pedophiliac?
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Yes, there is. Then we can determine if the decision to attend or not attend was based on politics or race. If the Beck group was mostly white but an even mix of conservative and liberal, then it would appear to be a racial divide. If the Sharpton group was mostly black and an even mix of conservative and liberal, then it would appear to be a racial divide.
again - this rally is not political. I'm not interested in racial divide. I'm interested in knowing why there is so few minorities in a non-political rally especially when MLK's niece was there as a guest speaker?
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but.... this was not a political rally.
No, but there are political/social philosophies included.

As you can note, Sharpton's rally included Code Pink and anti-war protesters. Do you think the same people who support those groups would be interested in attending a Beck rally?
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Thanks for the laughs.
Is that not a true statement?
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No, but there are political/social philosophies included.

As you can note, Sharpton's rally included Code Pink and anti-war protesters. Do you think the same people who support those groups would be interested in attending a Beck rally?
so what was MLK's niece doing there with Glenn Beck?
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True. That seemed to come off as a nasty pot shot, but if you really think about it, would it be so bad if Glenn Beck put that picture on his computer as his desktop wallpaper? Would it really be so bad for him to be proud about influencing a young black girl to grow up with honor?
Oh, and another thing. Suppose we get a response from an ADer who is black or African American who agrees and support with what Lloyd Marcus commented in his recent blog about the rally, would that ADer be also an "Uncle Tom," too? And say to his/her face "Well, if you really believe that then you must be an Uncle Tom."

It'd be an utter and foolish nonsense to say that. Irresponsible, too. Call Marcus by that name and anybody else of that same race who'd agree would be categorically name called in the same vein just because of the color of his/her skin.

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Celebrity treatment? It's just a picture of a girl holding an American flag. I say that was a very good picture there. Cute, too. Now, she's a token celebrity, too? Where will this nonsense end?
Photographers know that pictures of cute kids, pretty girls, people wearing funny hats, and baby animals always "sell." The other hot categories are emotional dramas, explosions, bizarre critters, and sports highlights.
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so what was MLK's niece doing there with Glenn Beck?
Possibly she agrees with and supports his socio/political positions. You'll have to ask her, not me, to be sure.
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again - this rally is not political. I'm not interested in racial divide. I'm interested in knowing why there is so few minorities in a non-political rally especially when MLK's niece was there as a guest speaker?
We tried. It has become a tired circle. Reminds me of being married, when there is a heated discussion where both parties dig in. Time to clean the garage.
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Photographers know that pictures of cute kids, pretty girls, people wearing funny hats, and baby animals always "sell." The other hot categories are emotional dramas, explosions, bizarre critters, and sports highlights.
Yeah, except this time she is now a "token celebrity."

Again, garbage. And yes, true, kids make the perfect pictures in any events. I really like that one at the Restoring Honor rally picture. Nice layout.
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We tried. It has become a tired circle. Reminds me of being married, when there is a heated discussion where both parties dig in. Time to clean the garage.
Reba and others made it clear. Go ask them! We can only speculate and gave several possible reasons. We already gave you some answers. So, don't go out with this "we tried" nonsense.
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Possibly she agrees with and supports his socio/political positions. You'll have to ask her, not me, to be sure.
She already explained - "It's a matter of honor."

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Americans are hungry to reclaim the symbols of our liberty, hard won by an unlikely group of outnumbered, outgunned, underfunded patriots determined not to live in servitude to the British Empire. If we want to sing the national anthem at a memorial to the man who led this fledgling nation out of slavery, and made my people free, we should be able to send our voices soaring to the heavens.

Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” this Saturday will give us that chance, and that’s why I feel it’s important for me to be there.

Before the words were out of Mr. Beck’s mouth announcing the Aug. 28 rally, The New York Times noted that it would be at the same place and 47 years to the day since my Uncle Martin gave his “I Have a Dream Speech.” When asked why he chose that date in particular, Beck said he had not realized its significance, but in thinking about it, he saw it is an auspicious day to rally for the honor of the American people. He has said, and he’s right, that Martin Luther King didn’t speak only for African-Americans. He spoke for all Americans, and his words still ring true.

Other groups are planning rallies and demonstrations in Washington that day, and freedom of speech gives them the right to do so – and to criticize me for not jumping on their bandwagon. But Uncle Martin’s legacy is big enough to go around.
wonderful. I would expect to see a good mix of all kinds together at this rally.
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Reba and others made it clear. Go ask them! We can only speculate and gave several possible reasons. We already gave you some answers. So, don't go out with this "we tried" nonsense.
that's not what you did. You accused us for accusing Beck as racist and you turned this into a racist debacle.
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Reba and others made it clear. Go ask them! We can only speculate and gave several possible reasons. We already gave you some answers. So, don't go out with this "we tried" nonsense.
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that's not what you did. You accused us for accusing Beck as racist and you turned this into a racist debacle.
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just read information on MLK's niece - Alveda King. wow... she surely is the Black Sheep in the King family. No wonder Glenn Beck took her in.
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