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  •  Okay now I see (3+ / 0-)
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    Chitown Kev, burlydee, orestes1963

    since Don is from the hood, regardless of whether you know anything about his life or upbringing, he hasn't brought enough people up behind him, eventhough there is no way you could know that either.  

    May I ask, what is the dollar amount that a black successful person must make to start bringing people along with them in order to still be considered black?

    Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

    by mim5677 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 01:16:18 PM PDT

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    •  Now I'm tipping this (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, Plantsmantx

      Yes, he is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I don't know whether he's "from the 'hood" or not.

      Some people don't even think that I'm from "the hood"...even though I kinda sorta am...black people in my family represent all sorts of economic classes and I do resent the assumption that Lemon is from "the hood"

    •  Not Meant Literally (0+ / 0-)
      Okay now I see since Don is from the hood, regardless of whether you know anything about his life or upbringing, he hasn't brought enough people up behind him, even though there is no way you could know that either.
      Apologies: I was writing metaphorically, and did not say so. I merely was referring to the turning-of-the-back on Mr. Lemon's part that seems so apparent. Since, for better or worse, it seems that most black folks in the US live in some sort of mostly black  neighborhood, I was using "'hood" as a symbol of that.

      Apologies if I offended...

      "Somehow, one of our nation’s two great parties has become infected by an almost pathological meanspiritedness..." -Paul Krugman

      by paz3 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:11:55 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not offended by (0+ / 0-)

        the hood comment.  

        I just don't believe that we can tell if someone has turned their back on any part of society based on such limited information.  

        I shouldn't have used "you" meaning you but in general.

        Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

        by mim5677 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:21:57 AM PDT

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