What Is Racism?more...
by Thomas Jackson
Originally Published in American Renaissance, Vol 2, No. 8
There is surely no nation in the world that holds “racism” in greater horror than does the United States. Compared to other kinds of offenses, it is thought to be somehow more reprehensible. The press and public have become so used to tales of murder, rape, robbery, and arson, that any but the most spectacular crimes are shrugged off as part of the inevitable texture of American life. “Racism” is never shrugged off. For example, when a white Georgetown Law School student reported earlier this year that black students are not as qualified as white students, it set off a booming, national controversy about “racism.” If the student had merely murdered someone he would have attracted far less attention and criticism.
Racism is, indeed, the national obsession. Universities are on full alert for it, newspapers and politicians denounce it, churches preach against it, America is said to be racked with it, but just what is racism?
Dictionaries are not much help in understanding what is meant by the word. They usually define it as the belief that one’s own ethnic stock is superior to others, or as the belief that culture and behavior are rooted in race. When Americans speak of racism they mean a great deal more than this. Nevertheless, the dictionary definition of racism is a clue to understanding what Americans do mean. A peculiarly American meaning derives from the current do...
Eyeshadow comes in a million different forms. There is powder eyeshadow, creme eyeshadow, glitter eyeshadow, smudge eyeshadow, liquid eyeshadow that comes in a tube (usually metallic), the three-tone eyeshadow (one shade for eyelid, one crease, one eyebrow bone)and eyeshadow that comes on a wand and dries on contact.
It is typically worn by girls, and more recently by scene boys. Eyeshadow is great-when used correctly. Eyeshadow, especially black a/o up to the eyebrows, is very dangerous territory.
I got some new gold creme eyeshadow to wear under my brown liquid eyeliner.
Gangsta, Gangster, Gangbangermore...
A member of a gang who usually deals crack cocaine and marijuana to make endsmeat and support himself or his family. Usually risks his life by taking part in gang shootings over territory, merchandise, or beef.
Most gangstas are caught up in the life around them, growing up poor in the projects or areas like Compton, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Those who decide they aren't going to get anywhere through education and school become gangstas and partake in the forementioned lifestyle. Some think they don't have a choice and become gan
In hip hop culture the gangsta is looked up to because he is the one guy you see making money, with brand new clothes, clean white nikes, and a brand new fitted hat despite not finishing school and living in a poor environment. Gangstas are respected because they do what they do to keep themselves alive and provide food for their family, especially when most are raised by poor single mothers with little brothers and sisters. Although glorified by hip hop culture the gangsta is usually responsible for putting crack in the hood and killing other gangstas, which becomes an issue with rappers like Kanye West.
There are also some hip hop figures who dislike the love for gangsta culture because, although they are doing what they do to survive, they are the cause of black on black crime, crack addiction within neighborhoods, and act as negative role models for young males who watch them being glorified in mu...
A very loose term or figure-of-speech referring to the north-central or central United States that is actually a collection of several geographic regions stretching from Ohio to the Dakotas and often include the Rustbelt (Ohio, Michigan, far northern Indiana and sometimes western Pennsylvania which isn’t really in the Midwest at all), the Great Lakes (Ohio, there’s Pennsylvania again, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and usually Minnesota) and the Great Plains (Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and northern Texas). Sometimes, and for some reason, even Oklahoma and northern Texas are included. Other terms to refer to the Midwest are the Corn Belt, the world’s biggest cornfield, America’s Breadbasket, tornado alley and “fly-over territory.” Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis are its largest single cities (when considering the Midwest as it is usually identified) while Illinois, Ohio and Michigan are its most populated states (unless you consider Texas as part of the Midwest). Other important cities include Columbus, OH, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Wichita, Omaha and sometimes Louisville, KY, Dallas, Oklahoma City or Tulsa may be included for some reason.more...
Chicago: very cosmopolitan. The Midwestern version of New York. It has a huge lakefront, tons of culture, diversity, museums, tons of shopping especially along Michigan Avenue, awesome architecture and the country’s second largest skyline after Midt...
Its a Mexican gang in LA started in a place called Florencia. Roughly 2,000 members mostly in Souther Cali and Arizona/New Mexico
The 13 stands for the letter "M" which means they are an affiliate of the mexican mafia - as M is the 13th letter in the alphabet
They also go by F13 for short and normally mark there territory by graffiti with arrows and F13. it can be observed when in the Florencia are of Cali at the back of Liquor stores and street corner walls
Recently, as of 2007, they have been in the news for killing random black people (innocent) as they did not know if they had gang affiliations. It has created alot of racial tension - particularyly in the prison population as seen in 2007's black/mexican prison riots.
Hope peace and understanding come soon.
Homy #1 - Ay holmes, Florencia 13 for life.
Newsguy - Three Florencia 13 gang Members were arrested today in los angelos
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto is an archipelago in the northeastern Caribbean. The island Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area but 3rd largest by population among the Antilles.more...
Puerto Ricans are US citizens by the 1917 Jones Act. The island has a republican form of government and is subject to US jurisdiction and sovereignty. Any US Citizen, even those born in PR, may vote for the US president and US Congress from any other part of the world. Conversely, no US citizen may vote for federal level positions from Puerto Rico. This is why many make the mistake of believing the territory is a colony. In fact Puerto Rico is a country on its own. Puerto Rico hosts Consulates from 42 countries and is well represented in the ONU. Although Spanish is the official language, almost every Puerto Rican is bilingual. Puerto Ricans also tend to have the highest GPAs in the entire American continent.
The island of Puerto Rico is famous for its many achievements in sports, despite being a small island, has had more World boxing champions than any other country. The basketball team of Puerto Rico defeated the US basketball team in Athens, Greece, the defending gold medalist and basketball powerhouse in Olympic play.
Famous Puerto Ricans:
* Carlos Beltran - New York Mets (2 time gold glover and silver slugger)
* Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez - New York Mets (over 400 career home runs)
* Rosario Dawson, actress (Men in Black II, The Rundown, Rent)
* Benicio de...
A land with sad story.more...
First created by Romanian knights which came from Maramures and settled around the Moldova river. It grew in a few centuries by uniting all territories inhabitted by Romanian speakers between Pocutia & the Black Sea, between the Carpathians and the Nistru river (and further). It survived the Hungarian attachs from the West, Polish from the North, Tartars from the East and Turks from the South - quite bravely for hundreds of years.
Their greatest King was Stephen III of Moldavia (or Stephen the Great), good friend of Vlad III Dracula, the ruler of the sister land Wallachia.
The downfall of Moldavia started with the Austrian occupation of the northern part (Bukovina) in 1774. The '75 Austrian census showed 90% Romanians, 5% Polish and 5% Ruthenians & Hutsuls. As part of their "divide et impera" strategy, the Austirans encouraged a high influx of immigrants from Galicia: Germans, Poles, Jews, Hungarians, but mainly Ukrainians - which in 100 years managed to outnumber the Romanians. And later on they became Stalin's argument of occupying most of Bukovina. With most of the Romanians deported by him to Siberia or forcely assimilated, today they are barely a minority in a part of Ukraine where only 200 years ago lived only Romanians.
The second dark chapter of the downfall of Moldova was the Russian occupation in 1812 of the Eastern Moldova, named Bassarabia. Upon the occupation, Romanians were the vast majority in this area also. The Russian C...