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  •  soj - this is not new (4.00)
    harry belafonte made these comments about colin powell a year ago.  except he called him a "house slave".

    www.cnn.com/2002/US/10/15/belafonte.powell/

    these ooooold terms are old in more ways than their age.  it's offensive.  

    as a black man, i find them ridiculous.  powell's blackness has nothing to do with his utter loss of credibility.  and i would say the reason your calling him this name is because he's not "keeping it real".  because he's not living up to what many people expect of a black man, he's immediatly a sellout.  

    it's a shallow and racist idea to call him an uncle tom for not living up to your expectations of what a black man is.

    there are good black men and bad black men.  and for that reason you should understand that in any color there are good men and bad men, and even men that don't matter.  

    if you want to discuss powell in terms of his race, why don't you choose an appropriate context.  the pathetic job he's doing as SOS doesn't seem to be that context.

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Ghandi

    by madetoorder on Mon Apr 12, 2004 at 05:05:12 PM PDT

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