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Biskit BS: Racial No-nos (258* d) RE: BS: Racial No-nos 22 Nov 05


This was a good thread,..but seems to have degenerated into name calling and hatefulness. Understanding; is the thoughtful exchange of intelligent information. Exchange meaning; everyone listning to what the other person has to say, Guest A, I understand the whole Drama queen problem when faced with such a volatile, potentially explosive, topic,I've been guilty of it myself. Knowing in your heart that you are so right, and the other folks are so wrong, and it's up to you to enlighten the poor wretches. maybe everyone should re-read the entire thread, without the stumbling block of your heart being on your sleeve. (trust me, you can do this, if you just will)Most folks, have contributed greatly to this thread, Peace, reread The Shambles posts, try to put them into the context that he meant it to be in, I don't think for one minute that he is prejudiced against anyone and espescially about the color of ones skin. He started out not understanding the whole not liking the banjo or banjo music because of the music some folks played on it, The Minstrels in Black face etc.
and that Azizi was showing respect for her ancestors by not liking the instrument or the music it made. I didn't understand it either, It was an African instument originally, played by Africans, then by white folks, sometimes in a derogitory manner. If that is how she chooses to show respect for her ancestors, that's great! at least she shows respect for her ancestors, in this day and time that is commendable, I just don't understand where the banjo works into the equation. It's like killing the messenger for bringing bad news! again, it was like when M.Ted quoted the bastards that killed Emmet Till,Peace, You jumped on board ready for a fight when there was nothing to fight about. You stopped trying to understand, and let your emotions conrol your reactions. In My Humble Opinion, We'll never get together until we learn to listen to what others have to say. I mean listen to what the words mean, not just the way they sound.
Peace! Through Understanding
~Biskit~


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