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You are reading page 16 of As a first generation American... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

The more we play this game, the more I realize this..and I am living in this nation as a "ethnic minority (if such thing exists..but that's another discussion as a whole)."

I'm focusing on now of course. I'm not talking about the past when people of my race were sent into concentration camps in this nation.

 

That thing is: it's so easy to play the card of victimization. Your success, your wealth, your state of life where you are...just play the race card. Excuse your self. It's not your own fault that you can't rise above the ashes. It's the system. The system is "designed" to keep you poor. The system is "designed" for you to commit a crime. A easy way out in my personal opinion.

Just that, I see stories after stories about immigrants who can't even speak English coming here..becoming homeowners and raising their sons and daughters to become Doctors and Engineers. 🙂

 

Still the "shining house."

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42 minutes ago, Tweety said:

So let me get this right.  A woman whose family won a cash settlement because of racism says there's no racism in America.  OK...  

I think actual "threats" made against her got that cash settlement.

I may be wrong. Who am I to say it? Just say racism again. That's the answer that explains everything in this nation. Right? 🙂

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14 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I think actual "threats" made against her got that cash settlement.

I may be wrong. Who am I to say it? Just say racism again. That's the answer that explains everything in this nation. Right? 🙂

Why do you feel the need to constantly state that you are "first generation American"?

Most of us understand what your avatar name means, and where it comes from.

It is a very common phrase.

 

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20 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I think actual "threats" made against her got that cash settlement.

 

So they singled her out just to threaten her, but while they were at it happened to make racist comments?  Do have that right now?

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24 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I think actual "threats" made against her got that cash settlement.

I may be wrong. Who am I to say it? Just say racism again. That's the answer that explains everything in this nation. Right? 🙂

The "threats" were made because she is Black.

It was a racial discrimination lawsuit.

Here, in the US, physical threats are handled by the police department, and perhaps a prosecutor.

That won't get you coins.

Ms Owens received her numerous coins for a discrimination lawsuit.

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Actually African Americans are rising above, getting educated and working hard.  What would give you the impression otherwise?  Of course it couldn't be racism to think otherwise would it?

Yes, it's pretty well documented that immigrants sometimes fare better in this country because of their determination and willingness to do any number of jobs to make a better life for their children.  It's what we're all about as a nation.  

Nigerian immigrants are one of the most successful ethnic immigrants.  

https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-most-successful-ethnic-group-in-the-us-may-surprise-you/86885

I've even read a study that black immigrants fair better than native born African Americans.    But there's that word "institutionalized racism" again.

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U.S. born blacks have had to battle generations of institutional racism, such as predatory lending, that has put them at a socioeconomic and psychological disadvantage that some immigrants have not experienced in this country. McCaskill hopes the changing economic landscape for blacks, citing the Nielsen finding that income growth rates in black households are surpassing almost all others, will help U.S. born blacks and immigrants realize the economic power they collectively have.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-immigrants-in-u-s-earning-30-more-than-u-s-born-blacks/

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27 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I think actual "threats" made against her got that cash settlement.

I may be wrong. Who am I to say it? Just say racism again. That's the answer that explains everything in this nation. Right? 🙂

I understand there is a noticeable lack of young, dynamic intellectuals in the GOP.

So right-wingers are desperately trying to prop up the likes of MS Owens and Ben Shapiro.

But the best and the brightest, left Trumplandia a while ago.

Again, neither Shapiro nor Owens is a bright bulb, and both lack credibility.

Carry on!

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20 minutes ago, Tweety said:

So they singled her out just to threaten her, but while they were at it happened to make racist comments?  Do have that right now?

Click on the link and read the article. I just brushed up on it: looks like they threatened her and the case is sealed since it was settled.

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15 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Actually African Americans are rising above, getting educated and working hard.  What would give you the impression otherwise?  Of course it couldn't be racism to think otherwise would it?

Yes, it's pretty well documented that immigrants sometimes fare better in this country because of their determination and willingness to do any number of jobs to make a better life for their children.  It's what we're all about as a nation.  

Nigerian immigrants are one of the most successful ethnic immigrants.  

https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-most-successful-ethnic-group-in-the-us-may-surprise-you/86885

I've even read a study that black immigrants fair better than native born African Americans.    But there's that word "institutionalized racism" again.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-immigrants-in-u-s-earning-30-more-than-u-s-born-blacks/

This may be really weird for me to say..but I say it with my heart.

I see Americans and foreigners here in this nation. I don't see race but we do categorize people with "race" for some reason.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong..but this nation is a nation united by Philosophy and not by Race. That philosophy (in my view) exercises (and stresses) the free will of an individual to pursue their goal(s) as long as it doesn't violate the right(s) of other individuals.

 

That is why we don't even have an "official language." 🙂 Although yes, we use English.

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9 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

This may be really weird for me to say..but I say it with my heart.

I see Americans and foreigners here in this nation. I don't see race but we do categorize people with "race" for some reason.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong..but this nation is a nation united by Philosophy and not by Race. That philosophy (in my view) exercises (and stresses) the free will of an individual to pursue their goal(s) as long as it doesn't violate the right(s) of other individuals.

 

That is why we don't even have an "official language." 🙂 Although yes, we use English.

You may not see "race," but most other people do.

Why is that?

Could it be because we are visual creatures, and gee whiz, it is hard NOT to see skin color?

White police officers, shooting unarmed Black teenagers, clearly see race!

Why do you think that is?

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12 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

You may not see "race," but most other people do.

Why is that?

Could it be because we are visual creatures, and gee whiz, it is hard NOT to see skin color?

White police officers, shooting unarmed Black teenagers, clearly see race!

Why do you think that is?

Maybe the part about..

 

We the People of the..

 

People. Long are the days gone when "minorities" were not even allowed to sit in the same side of the bus as other "citizens" of this nation.

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16 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Maybe the part about..

 

We the People of the..

 

People. Long are the days gone when "minorities" were not even allowed to sit in the same side of the bus as other "citizens" of this nation.

Oh, another nonsense answer.

Your response makes no sense.

Because words are written on paper, it makes them true?

Hardly.

Lots of words are written on paper.

So what?

 

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