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  •  Oreo (none)
    That makes me really mad.  It's also a really effective way of alienating the ones who do succeed academically.  It's like "Oh, you're smart? I guess you can't be Black then."

    And that's from the other BLACK kids.

    Talk about internalizing racism.

    War is NOT a preventative measure.

    by demandcaring on Thu May 12, 2005 at 05:18:32 PM PDT

    •  most of society thinks like that, though (none)
      The whole OREO idea doesn't come from blacks only. Most whites won't view someone as "black" if they act a certain way. They'll be "well spoken", or "a good guy", or some other code phrase. It's a fine line between being "too black" , or "not black enough". Similarly, a white guy who hangs out with blacks is a "wigger".

      These are entrenched attitudes in all communities.

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