Black Lives Matter...

BLM: Good or Bad?


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...Did your mom make Jamaican foods growing up? Like, expose you to her culture? My wife is Guyanese and her family is very adherent to their cultural upbringing. She even talks with her traditional accent around them. If I suggest that she isn't black, she takes offense to it, though. Her grandma was darker than me, but married an Indian guy.
My dads Mother was pretty close to my mom and tought her how to cook Italian foods, most of time time she was feeding and cooking me Italian foods. She would however do some Jamican dishes from time to time like Curried Chicken, callaloo or Coconut rice.
 

steviebruno

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My dads Mother was pretty close to my mom and tought her how to cook Italian foods, most of time time she was feeding and cooking me Italian foods. She would however do some Jamican dishes from time to time like Curried Chicken, callaloo or Coconut rice.
Did you keep contact with your Jamaican relatives? Did they all feel the same way?
 
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That's unfortunate, then. It does almost seem that your mom was traumatized by her experiences with underprivileged black girls who were, quite likely, jealous of her light complexion and ability to blend with whites. I would certainly hope that her experiences with black Americans were not limited to school age interactions.
Another thing also Stevie when it comes to me.. you gotta know that having an Italian parent that culture is going to dominate your life. My dad has a big family and my grandparents are always around ...his mother is half Irish but still comes off with all the culture feom the Italian side. My uncles are always around too and were heavily in my life growing up so I was raised to be pretty much like them..

I did have a pretty diverse friend group growing up, so I was around black people alot but I definitely took after my white friends much more and who were mostly Irish or Italian, sounded and talked like them and their families were much more relatable to mine. Not only to mention I was aalways referred to as "white" by all my black friends even knowing about my mom.
 
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Did you keep contact with your Jamaican relatives? Did they all feel the same way?
I see them every now and then.. my mom has a sister and she pretty much acts like her but she is married to a black man (havent really had these conversations with my aunt to know exactly where she stands).. I have two cousins on that side both girls.. they consider themselves black and in no way share my moms views.
 
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steviebruno

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I see them every now and then.. my mom has a sister and she pretty much acts like her but she is married to a black man (havent really had these conversations with my aunt to know exactly where she stands).. I have two cousins on that side both girls.. they consider themselves black and in now way share my moms views.
I see... ever visited the folks back home? In Jamaica, I mean...
 

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Dont worry, Biden's gonna sow NI right up

Northern Irish MP asks for apology over Biden St. Patrick's Day joke
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BELFAST (Reuters) - A British member of parliament on Tuesday called on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to apologize for casting a “slur” on Protestants by joking to an Irish delegation that no-one wearing orange was welcome in his house on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

steviebruno

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That's odd, then... seems that someone so adamant about saying, 'I'm not black, I'm Jamaican' would cling more closely to their Jamaican roots... unless being Jamaican, in her case, was simply some sort of antithesis to being black.

Part of that negative connotation with African Americans is cultural, but it does seem as if your mom was an extreme case.
 
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French police assaults a Black man while hurling racist slurs.

It's been a while, France is overdue for another violent mass national protest.
 
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Paris already burning. Cop cars on fire, police getting they ass whooped. The French dont play.
Only a tyrannical government will have an issue with it's law enforcement being videotaped.
What are they trying to hide?
Now let's wait and see what happens to the violent police officers. Hopefully they don't get a slap on the wrist like their American counterparts.