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  1. Che is dead

    “The pressure that gave us our positive power was the negative of racism in a white society. We exploited it for our own purposes.” — Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.

  2. “Q: Wouldn’t affirmative action in college admissions be a form of state-sanctioned racial discrimination/profiling that President Kennedy would oppose?”

    Maybe during his time on earth. If he had lived, he no doubt would have adopted the Democrat party line.

    1. Paul: “Maybe during his time on earth. If he had lived, he no doubt would have adopted the Democrat party line.

      Hard to say. He probably followed the Democrat party line at all times, but certainly understood the value of political speech.

      His brother Bobby, as attorney General, during FBI wiretapping and investigations of MLK was quoted as saying: “I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes.”

  3. Che is dead

    Duke University has received $1.8 million from the federal government in order to increase “diversity” in its ranks of student scientists and researchers. …

    Dan Janes, a staff member at the NIGMS who helped Duke receive the funding for BioCoRE, told Campus Reform the program’s goal is to help diverse populations acquire their doctorates in the sciences.

    “In order to maintain a strong science agenda for the nation we try to diversify the scientific workforce on the underlying principle that a more diverse workforce will generate better science,” he said. — Campus Reform

    You can take the “progressive” out of his sheet and hood, but …

  4. John Lofton

    No, simple justice requires that all civil government spending be in conformity to what God says is the purpose of civil government (Romans 13)* and what the US Constitution says money can be spent on (Article 1, Section 8.)

    * Which is justice and not giving housing, education food, clothing, health care to anybody!

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  5. Q: How do you compensate someone for 150 years of free labour that propelled the USA to number 1?

    1. Wow, 150 + yrs. That’s an amazingly long lifespan. Oh, the stories they must tell.

    2. John Dewey

      kejamo: “How do you compensate someone for 150 years of free labour that propelled the USA to number 1?”

      One answer: You allow their descendants to enjoy the highest standard of living in the world, in the number 1 economy in the world.

      Another question for you, kenjamo: How do you compensate the descendants of the 596,670 Union soldiers who were killed or wounded in the fight to free those slaves?

      Better answer to the descendants asking both questions: Go f*** yourself! Slavery and the civil war ended 150 years ago. Get over it and stop using that stupid excuse for your lack of success.

      1. John, why do you beat around the bush like that? Why not just say what you really mean? :)

    3. kejamo: “Q: How do you compensate someone for 150 years of free labour that propelled the USA to number 1?

      You can’t. Cosmic justice isn’t possible. History is full of horrible examples of injustice that can’t now be corrected.

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