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Matthias

Member Since 15 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 24 2014 09:40 PM
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Topics I've Started

Chances Bersin could be our number 2 at WR

20 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

We are all in agreement that Cotchery and Avant are pretty much possession receivers.  Yet as I said a many a time before, I always like my second option at receiver to be able to take over a game if need be.  We had the luxury of both Moose and Smitty playing for us for a short time.  Bersin made some great catches this past Sunday, and he's shown the ability to get some YAC.  Not only that, but he has the strength to break tackles.  Do yall think he has what it takes to make a run at 2?


Reparations for black descendants of the slaves

13 August 2014 - 11:45 AM

I've been looking at different debates and videos discussing reparations lately.  Here are some of them if you have time to watch...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This last video I'm going to post I thought was interesting and entertaining.  I don't agree with everything he says, but he makes a lot of interesting points.  It has a black point of view on our history and the case for reparations.

 

 

 

 

So should the US pay reparations to black americans?  My take is if we are to truly move on as a country any time soon concerning racial issues, reparations must be paid.  When it comes to black history, there's not a whole lot to talk about other than slavery and the fight for Civil Rights or at least that is what is taught in schools.  So for any black person that dives into their history, all they will find is hundreds of years of free labor and almost another hundred years of interference with black people trying to build their community.  After that, they will look at their community and see all the disproportionate problems.  Naturally the connection will be made and the response will be pay reparations.  Without it, you will always see resentment in the black community, from those who study their history.  America is a unique country, and it's wealth was originally built up by the slaves.  It's simply an injustice that their descendants are at the bottom of the barrel in this country.  Had the US paid reparations from the beginning, today we would have been an even more prosperous nation than we are now.  This is easy to prove because as things stand now, generations of black people that could have went on to do something, are now lost to poverty and crime. (A direct result of discrimination)


Another discussion on Affirmative Action

29 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

I watched a couple of debates on YouTube discussing affirmative action and I keep wondering what it would be like if we got rid of it.  Now affirmative action covers a lot of distinct groups of people.  Usually when someone mentions it, we always think about it in terms of black people.  Yet let's stay there because essentially the program got it's luster from the civil rights movement.  There's no question black people benefited from affirmative action, no one would disagree with that.  Yet now there seems to be a stalemate.  In some statistical categories concerning education and families, the black community has gotten worse since those days. (In terms of overall percentages)  Back then, during the segregation days, people purposefully got in the way of black progress.  It was never "separate but equal" in those days, it was "separate and unequal".  Everything considered to be white property was 10 times better than anything considered black property.  For instance white schools had updated school books and better facilities than black schools.  Ultimately however, even more than the inequality of resources, there were purposeful road blocks put in place to keep black people down.  Black people couldn't vote for the most part, you had killings and lynchings for anyone who dared spoke up, and no one was going to jail for those murders.  So black people went unprotected.  So yes, no one would argue affirmative action or any other civil rights type of law wasn't necessary in those days.  Today is a little different no?

 

 

If we got rid of affirmative action today, yes I believe the black population at a lot of your prestigious colleges and universities would drop down to almost 0%.  Perhaps you will have fewer black people at certain organizations and law firms etc.  You know what I would say to that in this day and age?  Wonderful!  That should make every black person mad as a shark to see us not getting into those institutions.  The anger would be good in my eyes if it then leads us to excel in our education.  So as a black man or black woman, if my grades and experience weren't good enough to get into a Harvard or MIT, that should inspire me to do better and exceed in my studies.  Besides its not the end of the world not getting into those big schools.  It's actually the opposite, it could lead to the beginning of a new world.  Why aren't some of these HBCs (Historically Black Colleges) considered to be on league with Harvard and other top schools?  Where are the black businesses that are on league with a Wal-mart or Microsoft?  Who cares if by eliminating affirmative action the end result would almost leave a black person close to zero chance at getting into these famous institutions of education and employment?  Why not start and support our own?  We no longer have to worry about the road blocks of the civil rights era.  In this day and age black people can really take off.

 

 

So I see affirmative action as holding black people back more than helping.  It's preventing students from wanting to excel in their work as far as schooling goes, because we know you don't have to have the best grades to get into the top schools.  Also at the same time, it creates the illusion that you need to continue to support the top schools which are predominantly ran by white people, when you can create your own top school elsewhere. (the same with top businesses)


Melo Opts Out

22 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

Should shake things up a bit.

 

 

http://espn.go.com/n...ks-opt-contract

 

 

Carmelo Anthony has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks and become an unrestricted free agent, according to multiple sources.

 

Anthony has until Monday to officially inform the team of his plans.


One thing that always bug me about soccer

18 June 2014 - 05:14 PM

I'm a casual fan of the world cup, always rooting for the US.  Yet over the years I notice something repetitive in the game of soccer that grates on my nerves.  The excessive flopping on fouls.  One little tackle to the ground and cats act like they got shot in the leg, only to get up and run around like nothing ever happened.  I can't stand flopping in basketball, but it's a new level of flopping concerning the game of soccer.  Be men people, and get your butts up after a hard tackle!


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