Black teen gets accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools; Hey Al, where’s the congrats?

With everything going on in the world, we need to share a feel good story. This one reminds us all that America is still a great land of opportunity — regardless of those who are trying to make it a terra firm of dependency. As Emma Lazarus wrote, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Those famed words greeted so many who came to our American shores and were met by Lady Liberty. Here was a place one could call home and be rewarded for his or her own personal, individual drive, determination and desire to excel.

And such is the case for one young man, as reported by the New York Post, “A Nassau County whiz kid who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools — a year after another Long Island teen hit the rare academic jackpot. Elmont Memorial High School senior Harold Ekeh boasts a grade-point average of 100.5 percent, an SAT score of 2270 and was a semifinalist for the national Intel Science Talent Search.”

“My parents’ hard work and my hard work finally paid off,” Ekeh, 17, told The Post. Ekeh now has his pick of the nation’s elite institutions of higher learning: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania — none of which accepts more than 14 percent of applicants. He’s leaning toward Yale, where Kwasi Enin, 18, the son of Ghanaian immigrants from Mastic Beach, LI, who achieved the Ivy sweep last year, now attends.”

“Ekeh moved to New York from Nigeria at age 8 and wowed admissions officers with an essay about the challenges he braved while “coming to America,” he said. “My parents left comfortable lives in Nigeria for their kids to have opportunities. So I take advantage of every single opportunity that has been afforded to me,” said Ekeh, who hopes to become a neurosurgeon.”

Perhaps young Harold will follow in the footsteps of another great American story, that of Dr. Ben Carson who rose from the inner city of Detroit to become a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. Did you notice that one single word of which Harold spoke: opportunity? He honored the sacrifices of his parents with a sincere dedication to make them proud. There was once a time in the black community when children lived to honor the legacy of their parents — hard to do now when the black family has been destroyed.

And what is noticeable is that both of these two young men who have truly run the table are sons of immigrants from Africa. Where are the young black men from America who are achieving such an impeccable standard?

Yes, what is the difference between Harold Ekeh, Kwasi Enin, and shall we say, Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin, who both tragically lost their lives? Where is Al Sharpton or the other race baiters who would demand better education opportunities for young black men? Oops, I forgot, it was Rev. Al who agreed with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to shut down Charter Schools in the city — even as one of the highest performing schools in NYC is Success Academy, a charter school, in Harlem. It reminds me of this quote from black educator Booker T. Washington:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

However, it’s not just de Blasio in New York — many fail to recall it was the “first black president” who in April 2009 cancelled the D.C. school voucher program. It was the “first black attorney general” who brought a lawsuit against the school choice program in Louisiana.

So the question has to be, do they really want to see more young Mr. Ekehs or Mr. Enins? Well, because of the high academic standards of their two-parent households, the talons of the dependency society and the infectious nature of the welfare nanny-state cannot penetrate. Sadly, those of Sharpton’s ilk traipse about with the false political narrative of “black lives matter” but have no heartfelt desire to do the one thing that ensures lives matter — a quality education.

Read this excerpt from the New York Post article and ask yourself why isn’t this the story all over the inner cities of America?

“In his free time, he does what most other teens his age don’t do — toiling over biochemistry experiments. His grandma’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis — and his own inspiration to find a cure for the degenerative brain disease — fueled his passion for science, he said. The hardworking student, a salutatorian who also plays the drums, mentors and volunteers for a social-justice campaign, credited his parents, Paul and Roselin — former clerks at a Target store in Queens — for challenging him to study and do his best, “no matter how hard times got,” he said. “No matter how many times they would get knocked down, they were always positive,” he said. “Anybody who sees my story can say, ‘If he can do it, I can do it.’ I’m just a kid who had a real strong support system.”

No gangs, no drugs, no discipline issues or criminal record — why can’t this be achieved elsewhere and by all? And, where is his Rose Garden ceremony? Surely if the parents of a deserter could have one, then the parents of Harold Ekeh should? I just pray that young Harold doesn’t fall under the spell of liberal progressive socialism and come to believe in the guarantee of happiness instead of what he has achieved — the indomitable individual drive for the pursuit of happiness and excellence.

Harold Ekeh didn’t need someone to ensure he got a trophy. He realized he is free to earn his own accolades — his “fair share” of the American dream. My hope is that we can restore that belief in our future generations, especially in the black community where too many households are producing young black men who believe their only escape is via rap music or sports. There is another way.

Thankfully Harold Ekeh and Kwasi Enin are shining examples who should be celebrated — not derided and denigrated for “talking white” or not being “really black.” Those are the words of the crabs in the barrel — something my mom taught me about in the Kroger grocery store as a young man. Which is why I set my sights on getting out of that barrel.

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Doug
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love you and the article. I love this kid too! BTW, Nigerians in America has the most college degrees as a percentage than any other group!

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Data-show-Nigerians-the-most-educated-in-the-U-S-1600808.php

JSanders
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“What just happened to this teen deserves WAY more attention than Michael Brown.” Seriously? The racism and ignorance of this article is unbearable. Plenty of white and nonwhite youth are accepted into Ivy League schools on a daily basis. If racism is just a “relic of the past” and no longer exists in this country, then why is it necessary to write an article like this? If you were blind to the inequalities within society based on race then you would see this as just another Ivy League acceptance, but you recognize that not all youth of color are afforded… Read more »
Bryan Fullerton
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Wow you are really clueless. The point is had these dead criminals bothered to try and succeed legitimately they wouldn’t be dead. Where is the racism here? You can scream racism all you want but the fact is they made their bad choices and got the results. Prove how all youth of color do not have the same opportunities as the two gentlemen mentioned!
The real difference is some youth are too lazy and want the easy life of crime instead of the hard work of school!

Brock Diego
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Genius, it was written by Allen West. You’re calling him racist? Nice job, you true racist.

As for the ‘importance of the death of Mike Brown …’ are you serious? He was a criminal who attacked a police officer. While I know you won’t read these responses because that’s what cowards do (post hateful rhetoric while clinging to someone else’s ideology because you like to remain enslaved to liberal lies and logic), I will say for others reading … it’s racists like you who prove racism is alive and well in this world.

JSanders
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Oh, I just read the rest of your response. BRB going to be a coward/respond to ALL OF THE OTHER COMMENTS I HAVE RESPONDED TO. It wasn’t a personal attack on any one individual, people just don’t appreciate “liberal lies” fudging up their blurred realities. Debates? Differing opinions? Challenges to ideas? Oh no, keep that off our site.

JSanders
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Wait….are you implying that he can’t be racist because he is Black? I’m confused.

Myke Britt
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J Sanders, the point is black families have been destroyed by too much government interference and “help”…we have LBJ as well as the black racists to thank for encouraging black teens to have one baby after the other in order to get a “raise” in welfare and EBT cards! Shortly after the Civil war a majority of blacks were married, today the number is almost ZERO!!

nicki-baby
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Mike, you must have forgotten , the ill-bred, they jump over a broom- stick, then , they thought they were married, I’ve know blacks , that did this very thing.

Rena
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Wow hun, you are about as ignorant as that broom stick… People don’t have to go before a judge or preacher to be married. What it comes down to is the union they express before God. In Biblical times they took a wife or were given a wife and that was it… no big ceremony most times. The ceremony is just an outward symbol or action to bring family and others to witness the bond. If a couple decides to jump the broom that is their cultural symbol of being married as to some others, its placing a ring on… Read more »
Tom Hoffman
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I was not aware there was a way to trivialize the importance of a juvenile criminal who assaulted a police officer, aside from initiating national race riots fueled by Al Sharpton and his cronies. And no one is pushing the idea that racism does not exist. In fact if you ever ready any of his other posts he takes a satirical, if not blatantly sarcastic approach at illustrating how the country is regressing in regards to racial relations.

Yalensis
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Nowhere in this article does the author claim that, to quote you, “racism is just a ‘relic of the past’ and no longer exists in this country.” I defy you to quote the author as claiming that racism–and other obstacles–are gone. Rather, the author chose to boost the obverse, to “accentuate the positive,” i.e., embracing opportunity and the tools of success–regardless of one’s “race” or any other perceived or so-called impediment. Specifically, the author cites: “The high academic standards of [Messrs. Ekeh and Enin] two-parent households” to fight “the talons of the dependency society and the infectious nature of the… Read more »
JSanders
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The author doesn’t claim this, and I don’t read his page. Ever. But many, many people do see racism as nonexistent. Maybe this is just because I live in the south.

Bryan Fullerton
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Oh trust me racism is alive and well. It just isn’t as many would like it to seem. Also racism from one seems to fuel racism from the other. Today the scales are tipped. More racism exists from the black community than from the white community.

Greg Takach
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It’s not racism to identify and demonstrate that there exists a cultural and political problem in America. It is however ignorance that you demonstrate by naming it racism and continuing to raise up Michael Brown as a martyr. He was not. He was a criminal and an example of where bad policy, parenting, leadership, and ultimately decision making have left the young black American.

JSanders
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I never proclaimed Brown’s innocence. However, I do feel that it would be much less accepted if a young white man were killed in that way and left out in the street. There is a cultural and political problem, and you’re right, it isn’t racism to identify that. But it is racism to contrast the accomplishments of one man in order to minimize the unjust experiences of another. Agree to disagree, I understand all people don’t see it this way or don’t have to.

Greg Takach
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Never claimed you said Brown was innocent, just that you were portraying him as a martyr by claiming that this article “trivialized the importance of his death.” I feel that his death was only significant in that it demonstrated the depth of the cultural and political problems. Those are your proof of racism still existing, not the ignorant perception that rampaging white cops are all out to kill blacks. As for your claim that Brown was left in the street, it’s purely ridiculous. Without documenting the scene there could be no real investigation. A short video from a bystander is… Read more »
Bryan Fullerton
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I think the big problem here is your definition of “unjust experiences”. Just which “unjust experiences” were you referring to?

John Wolfram
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Did you read the article? He didn’t get accepted to an Ivy League school. He got accepted into ALL of them. Show me the white/Asian kids that are doing THAT on a daily basis as you claim.

JSanders
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But isn’t it what society expects of whites and Asians? THAT is the point of my comment, that this entire article is a perfect example of stereotypes. There would never be an article about a white kid or an Asian getting into multiple Ivy League schools because that wouldn’t be considered “news.”

Bryan Fullerton
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It would be news because as far as I know it has never happened. Anytime something happens that never happens or happens infrequently it makes the news. Or is considered newsworthy.

Texx
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JSanders…give us all a break. Return to Salon or MSNBC where you are not out of your element.

JSanders
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You’re right, I really shouldn’t be wasting my time shouting into the void.

Rafael X
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Wonder what this young man going to Yale have to do with Mike Brown. This article plays into the stereotypes by using Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown to bring attention to this young man. Why can’t this young man achievements cannot be celebrated in their own rights. Harold Ekeh and Kwasi Enin are the subject of the articles but their names are not tagged. Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin are. Wonder when the vultures of the right will stop feasting on theses corpses.

JH
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Valid to point out the contrast. Shove your left leaning crap up your behind

Rafael X
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You think there is a contrast. Morons like Zimmerman and many others will look at that kid and see the same thing he saw in Trayvon.

Bryan Fullerton
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That is patently false!

Rena
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I highly doubt that… This kid isn’t running around robbing stores and attacking police officers.. In the Trayvon case, the difference was a Hispanic male wanna be cop and ended up killing a kid who wasn’t doing anything wrong.

Rafael X
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Hispanic is a culture not race. Go back to school.

Rena
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Perhaps you should go back to school and learn to read Puppet, seems you jumped on that one with no merrit… I didn’t mention whether or not Hispanic is a race or not dimwit. But if you want to get technical, all classifications for UCR, they are separate from other whites.. He is a Hispanic male, a minority, who killed Trayvon. You are right on one aspect, Zimmerman is a moron who was so desperate to be a cop he saw bad in everyone. The contrast being spoken here is that more than likely Harold won’t be carrying himself as… Read more »
Rafael X
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I don’t know how many times I have to tell you that you are responsible for your perceptions. You see what you want to see no matter how well mannered a person is. Nothing I can or want to do will change your perceptions. Black people who get called Uncle Toms all have that in common. They live their lives in function of the perception of white people. Those are the real Puppets.

Rena
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There you go again showing your real self as a racist. You can’t handle that there are so many better than you. There is nothing wrong with a person wanting to better themselves. So are you saying that someone who wants to live their life poor and uneducated is acting black? Really Puppet, you are a very ugly racist… shame on you…

Rafael X
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You can’t this, you can’t that, you feel like this you think like that you you you.

Rena
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Thought you were “bored” with his thread…. you just can’t stand the feeling of being shown for what you are… a RACIST… just like your master…

JSanders
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#class

Steven Reed
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Congratulations on your acceptance to all Ivy League schools. Now the big question is: Will you go to any of them or will you go somewhere else. Your hard work and determination is inspiration to us all. Enjoy your college experience wherever you go.

Tom Hoffman
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I wish that race was not a factor in heart warming stories. The fact that this young man is so intelligent is a blessing to the world. I hope he goes on in life to contribute great things to humanity. You cannot ignore the elephant in the room though. Racial tensions are growing and stories like this are few and far between. Certain “under-represented” ethnic groups will always say that they have lacked opportunity and educational advancement due to their position within the social strata. This is a quintessential example that good parenting and solid moral values are all that… Read more »
Rena
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That it what Allan was expressing in this article. There are so many out there that want to paint this country as racist and holding people down based on race. This is so far from the truth as this kid and many others show that you can do it when you apply yourself and have the support from a good home. Whether they live in the ghetto or the burbs. The only thing holding a person back is themselves.

nicki-baby
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These people doesn’t appear to like people , that is intelligent, they like to Dumb Down the people, so they can feel superior, you be terribly proud of yourself, get down on your knees and say a prayer, you unfortunate person!!!!!

JayJay
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Congrats to him. i hope he does not attend any. They pump out crap and he’s better then them.

Adam Wood
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AMEN!

I shudder to think of this brilliant young mind getting turned to mush by the likes of Harvard or Columbia.

Rafael X
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“No gangs, no drugs, no discipline issues or criminal record — why can’t this be achieved elsewhere and by all? ” Does all includes white kids?

nicki-baby
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I’m sorry your parents had a moron that born to them, I bet they must ashamed of you..

Rafael X
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Don’t be sorry. Fake empathy makes me want to puke.

Yalensis
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Of course. You think drugs, gangs, single-parent families (80% out-of-wedlock births in Ohio, e.g.) are restricted by race? That’s rather… um… what’s the word…

Rafael X
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Don’t know. That kid got accepted by all 8 Ivy league schools. That’s a pretty high standard. Do white kids needs to live up to that standard to be considered respectable?

Yalensis
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Respectable? No. Extraordinary? Well, Ivy + MIT would be extraordinary by *any* standard. What is interesting is what Harold Ekeh credits as the source of his success: “Like my parents always told us, the secret to success is unbridled resolve.” “Seeing my parents lead by example and being very tenacious. No matter how many times they’d get knocked down they would always keep going forward and persevere despite the potential to succumb to the circumstances. That was something that I really appreciated of my parents.” Oh, and God…

Rafael X
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Extraordinary indeed. Unfortunately not everyone can be extraordinary. Kevin Durant sensibly said the same thing last year about his mother when he received his MVP trophee. Only difference is he was talking about his single mother. Dr. Ben Carson was also raised by a single mother. Different people get inspired by different thing.

Saruman
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but they are extraordinary nonetheless…

Rafael X
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Sure they are. There are extraordinary people everywhere of every race.

Saruman
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absolutely. i wasn’t implying anything different. But since I and others were referencing these young men who happen to be BLACK, my comment was a directed reference to them specifically.

Bryan Fullerton
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Everyone can be extraordinary. Extraordinary is all about attitude. What inspires one may not inspire another. inspiration is not what makes the extraordinary. It is what you do with that inspiration and your resolve. The resulting attitude is an I can and I will no matter what. Never see these guys with a “poor me” attitude. Or “what can I get out of the system for free” attitude.

Yalensis
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As noted elsewhere: *individuals* can and must adapt and overcome, but we’d have many more individual success stories if, as a population, certain institutional support structures (e.g., stable, aspirant, involved families of faith that forego negative inputs–and negativity itself) were more prevalent. A two-parent family and parental involvement are often cited as the two most important factors overall. You are likely aware of the stats, both intuitively and intellectually, so I’ll post just one study:http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2008/09/academic-success-begins-at-home-how-children-can-succeed-in-school

Rafael X
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Income is the prevalent factor. No matter what the religious proselytizers want to convince people of.

Rena
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How can you say that considering Dr Carson didn’t live in Beverly Hills… he was brought up poor. How does that figure into your theory Puppet?

Uncle Ruckus
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He used the GOVERNMENT to get ahead and want to deny others the opportunity to do the same thing….typical republican HYPOCRITE!!

Rena
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A republican that was for many years a democrat.. lol come to think about it.. he was a democrat when he used that system hahaha…. go figure

Rafael X
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Statistical anomaly. Stats are inductive not deductive. Review your notes Chelsea.

Rena
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There are many examples of Black men and women who come from very low income families, not to mention the many across the racial line. Money may get you there faster, but hard work gets you there honestly. Anyone who puts their mind to it can prevail. They can come up from the bottom.. besides Carson, there is Oprah Winfrey, and others, Do Wan Chang, Ralph Lauren, Harold Simmons… lol the list goes on and on Puppet….

Rafael X
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Those who can get there faster have a better chance of crossing the finish line.

Rena
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smh

Rafael X
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Statistics.

Yalensis
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Income is the output–the effect, not the cause.

Bryan Fullerton
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Exactly! Because if you want to succeed you do it regardless of income. It has been proven possible over and over and over again. Plenty of rich folks have never succeeded at anything. In particular happiness and satisfaction from a job well done.

Rafael X
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Is that what they teach on Sundays?

nicki-baby
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Not just Sunday, Loser!!!!!!!

Apex Gaming
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Go away Raf, you are being ridiculous. Nobody said they have to live up to any standards to be respectable. Simply being a good person with moral standards makes you respectable.

Rafael X
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You could have kept that dumb reply to yourself.

nicki-baby
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Apparently you don’t have a job, u must be living off the Gov. Like many of your friends are…….

nicki-baby
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You need to go leave glorious country, inbred!!!!!!!!

Rafael X
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English?

nicki-baby
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At least I’m not a liberal, like you!!!!!

Bryan Fullerton
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Let me interpret for you. She suggests you go find a country filled with people as ridiculous as you. Then she appears to attempt an explanation as to why you have limited faculties.

Dale Smelser
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That’s okay Bryan, you could explain it seven ways from Sunday and the racist troll would choose to not understand because that is his goal – – troll – troll – troll.

He claims to speak three languages – too bad one of them is not English

Rafael X
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You are not saying much more.

nicki-baby
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Why don’t you leave OUR country, Iran might like you, but I guess you are too ignorant or immoral for even them!!!!!

Apex Gaming
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Says the crazed liberal scum trying to put words in peoples mouths.

Dusty Koellhoffer
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Achievement is a anathema to the Left.

The Right and Left of morality
http://liberalsbackwardsthink.com/2015/04/03/morality-in-humanity/

Yankee 1942
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There’s no money to be made for Al, Barry and the climate change club.

Ben S.
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Great job! I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors! Your Parents are very proud I get…

CheetoBuster
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Just wait, soon the rabid leftists will be calling him an uncle tom.

Rafael X
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Why would anyone call him an uncle tom?

Rena
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Much the same way you attacked CJ Pearson because he is a black conservative, my dear Puppet.

Rafael X
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This guy is an actual real prodigy. The way West is trying to exploit his achievements is a bit degrading. But it only degrades the one making the argument.

nicki-baby
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U black fool, why don’t you get an education iron!!!!!!!

Rafael X
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Please translate.

Rena
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In what way is West exploiting this kid? He isn’t parading him around and making money off him, you idiot. By your faulty logic, every journalist and news outlet is exploiting everything and everyone out there. This article in no way degrades this kid but shows an example of what someone can do when they apply themselves. You are just jealous that you will always be just someones PUPPET, pulled at the discretion of your master.

Rafael X
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There’s no journalists on this website. It’s just an opinion piece, misguided one at that. Like I said West is not degrading the kid he’s degrading himself. If that’s possible. Keep speculating about how I feel, easier then to make an actual point. Allen West thinks so highly of this young man he doesn’t use his name to tag the “article”. But he uses Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin and Bill De Blasio.

Rena
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And to add… I didn’t say Mr West is a journalist… I said that “by your faulty logic …. ” That does not mean he is a journalist you idiot… it means that by your pathetic reasoning anyone who writes an article are exploiting others.. which include journalists and the media… wow Puppet, are you that ignorant that you do not understand what I wrote… Did they just passed you through school so their record of passing students looked good to where they can keep getting government funding? Really Puppet… think before you engage your mouth.. er um type… oh… Read more »
Rafael X
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It’s not an article. Only journalists write articles. Articles are by definition based on facts not arcane beliefs. And enough about me. Do you have anything relevant to say? I’m just an anonymous guy on the net and you giving me way too much attention.

Rena
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Again how stupid you sound… anyone can write an article you moron…

Rafael X
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And you stupid moron can’t tell the difference between an article, an opinion piece, a novel, a cartoon, a play, a novel or a fairy tale. Anyone can write an article but not every piece of written trash is one.

Rena
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Explain how it is misguided, brainless Puppet? What did he state in his article about Harold that was wrong? How is he degrading himself? Every time you write something like this you are showing what a complete moron you are. So what if the tags only mention those people? Are you that dumb that you don’t know how these work? The title says enough to get your attention didn’t it? It brought people here to read it. What is your problem with people writing what they want on their own blog? … You are so jealous of West and other… Read more »
Rafael X
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He’s degrading himself by hiding behind a kid to peddle his nonsense. Like he did with CJ Pearson. Only difference is CJ was a willing mouthpiece even though he is too young to know better. This kid is getting exploited behind his back while Trayvon and MB are the tags in the article about him.

Rena
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You are really an empty headed moron! How the heck is he hiding behind this kid? You are so deluded you believe your clap trap…. Get some help Puppet… before you embarrass your family.

Rafael X
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My family now. Time to hit the Ritalin and that “other thing” Chelsea. That thread is as tired as you why don’t you respond the my latest post.

Rena
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Why don’t I answer your other posts? Because I have a life that is more important than responding to your posts… I’ll get to them on my own time, not yours…. You fall in the category of “not important enough to worry if I answered your latest post or not”… Hope that doesn’t hurt your little feelings Puppet… And please try to think of your own digs… copying mine only prove that you are incapable of thinking for yourself… keep trying though…

nicki-baby
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You are uneducated, moron,,,,,

Uncle Ruckus
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Game, SET and MATCH!!!!

Rena
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LOL another loser…

nicki-baby
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U are the same mambo- jambo!!!!!!

Uncle Ruckus
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These must be the first black kids to go to a ivy league school!!!

Bryan Fullerton
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And you must be the first idiot to post here!

Saruman
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no. not an idiot. a proverbial stirrer of the pot.

Rena
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no that honour goes to Raf

Bryan Fullerton
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Oh my mistake! Sorry!

nicki-baby
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This is great,God bless them.

nicki-baby
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Allen West , is a great American, now this gentleman would make a great prez, God bless you Sir…..

Uncle Ruckus
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Rand Paul announced today…Ted Cruz announced a few weeks ago….MEN OF ACTION…Allen West?? He will never announce because he is too AFRAID to run! There is a reason he hasn’t ran for public office since the good people of Florida decided they didn’t want a NUT to represent them!!

nicki-baby
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U stupid man, you have a tenth of a brain as this fine gentleman does, you ranting does nothing against Col. West, sooooo get over it ….

Uncle Ruckus
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The man is a coward

Rafael X
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Ted got his domain hijacked and Rand twitted the picture of the Aurora shooter pledging his support. That big conservative revolution wont be on the Internet.

Valerie Rolfe Goldstein
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Valerie Rolfe Goldstein

You are so right. I wish the best of life to both young men.

libmom1960
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Mahtoofislooth
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Al Sharpton hates successful black people. They don’t generate him money and power.

Rafael X
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What does Al Sharpton have to do with that kid?

Saruman
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thankfully for the kid and his family, absolutely nothing. adn the same can be said about his friend, jesse “the charlatan” jackson.

CQ
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Absolutely nothing, which is why he won’t say anything about Harold.

akatom3565
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They promote the worse people and marginalize the exemplary. You ever wonder why they embrace the criminal or derelict?

Uncle Ruckus
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If you listen to Allen west you would believe that are not that many successful black people in america.. Wait…that is what most if you LOONS believe!!

Dale Smelser
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Couldn’t wait to see what this race-baiter had to say about a positive story. All this piece of **** ever says is that Allen West only prints negative stories about blacks. OOOps, racist troll.

Gotta admit, if there is a way to make a negative comment about Allen West, good ol’ racist ruckus will find it.

Uncle Ruckus
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Please, if you can, point out what I’ve said is racist? THanks…I’ll wait!

Dale Smelser
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You are, in fact, very boring. Everything that proceeds from your keyboard is racist.

Maybe a little education might be in order so you can more clearly understand English

Uncle Ruckus
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Still…nothing ivevsaid has been racist…but yet you call me a racist??? LOON LOGIC

Jimmy Dunne
Guest

No clearer example of “loon logic” than reading an article pointing out two fresh examples of extremely successful black students, then commented that Allen West causes people to think there aren’t successful black people…

Saruman
Guest

sorry., that is the dumbest thing this old white man has ever heard. there’s no correlation whatsoever. must like stirring the racebaiting pot, eh?

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Read his previous articles concerning black people and the black community. Read the comments that are on this post…thanks!!

Saruman
Guest

i read most everything he writes on his website. he tends to get down on folks, black and white (and green, yellow, blue and purple) who just DONT TRY.

and i’m guessing that’s because of what he learned in the army and from his momma and daddy (not necessarily in that order).

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

I’m sorry but when 99% of your articles that concern the black community and black people are NEGATIVE….that tells me the man is full of self-hate. I”ve read where he has said that racism is OVER and he has never experienced racism in his lifetime because he was RESPECTFUL to white folks! He is a perfect example of SELF HATE!

Saruman
Guest

Don’t think I agree with that statement. However, folks tend to treat other folks with respect when they feel they are also being treated respectfully – see, do not do to others that which is abhorrent to you… so… if you treat folks respectfully – regardless of color, religion, etc. chances are good it will be reciprocated.

Rafael X
Guest

They are not articles they are opinion pieces. Articles describe verified facts.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

I stand corrected…they are opinion pieces!!

Rafael X
Guest

Hey that A+ in Journalism 101 and that semester in Communications has to worth something. Your welcome.

CQ
Guest

What? Calling attention to a successful black kid is saying there are not many successful black people in America? You are the LOON.

Nadine Velasco
Guest

How amazing…We all have the same opportunities, it’s a matter of taking advantage of them. How exciting for this young man to get the chance to change the stereo type..I wish him all the success in the world..

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

I see there is money to be made from these LOONS by invoking the names of AL Sharpton and Jessie Jackson!!!

Robert
Guest

Please point to where and how West is making money by “invoking the names of AL Sharpton and Jessie Jackson”. If you are going to make such a claim then surely you can support it…right?

Rafael X
Guest

Allen West will go broke the day Obama is no longer President and Al Sharpton retires.

nicki-baby
Guest

Or shot, maybe…

Yu Ou Munny
Guest

he will retire then because America will be on the path to being the great country we once were he wont need to expose and report about the way your king obaba the kenyan born America hating muslime bastard and his race baiting buddies like sharptung and holder

Rafael X
Guest

Heeeee Haaaaa

The Gimlet Eye™
Guest

That’s what was said about Rush Limbaugh. He may be a billionaire by now….. and you ? I’m guessing you scrub toilets, and curse “The Man”

Rafael X
Guest

I know I keep underestimating the right wing morons welfare complex. West will be fine.

Rena
Guest

Not hardly… but keep dreaming Puppet.

Rafael X
Guest

Please tell me what makes him better than Al Sharpton. All he’s doing is peddling white grievance instead of black grievance. Two sides of the same coin. Only difference is Al Sharpton doesn’t even know Allen West exists.

Rena
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Because he is NOT out there trying to “exploit” the family of this kid. He wrote an article about a young black man who proved that with hard work and good support from their family you can make it. He proved that Al Sharpton only cares about a certain group of people to peddle his racist agenda and exploit people at a bad time. He proved that you don’t have to be white to make it in this country and all the puppets like you who let your masters pull your strings ignore the real problems in this country are… Read more »
Rafael X
Guest

He is not out there doing much of anything. Besides posing as a “journalist”. It’s not an article for the last time it’s an opinion piece. Allen West didn’t prove anything. The only person who proved something is that young man. He proved to himself and everyone else a black kid can have the chops to compete at the highest level. He’s not the first and wont be the last. But enough about me how’s you’ve been lately? Feeling ok?

Rena
Guest

Oh poor Puppet… how many times do I have to tell YOU… An article is a written piece that doesn’t have to be in a magazine or newspaper to be considered an article.. it is any publishing medium, which includes electronic.. a blog is considered as such as people come here to read what is written, such as opinions, research results, news, academic papers, etc…. Perhaps you should look it up on your favorite resource site wikipedia…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_%28publishing%29

Rafael X
Guest

Boring and lazy.

Rena
Guest

But yet you keep coming back…

Rafael X
Guest

blah blah blah

Rena
Guest

LOL figures.. even when showing you from your own sources you can’t accept the truth… a true Puppet

Rafael X
Guest

LOL again?

Rena
Guest

As long as you keep showing what an idiot you are…

Rena
Guest

What money is being made by anyone mentioning those criminals… I don’t see anyone paying Mr West to come here and read the articles… You must be delusional again.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Ask Allen west

Rena
Guest

No I’m asking you since you are the one making the accusations.

Rafael X
Guest
He’s doing what he’s supposed to do with the talent he has and worked to build his ethics. That’s all to his honor. I know not enough young people of all races don’t do that. But that young man is not responsible for changing stereotypes. Those live in the head of people who believe in them. This young man’s success are his and his family’s no one else’s. Like the grief of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown’s family belongs to them. They do with it what they please. None of them are there to educate the populace about “black people”… Read more »
nicki-baby
Guest

Yea, yea, yea!!!!!!

Rena
Guest
LOL Puppet, this shows your ignorance again… Both Trayvon’s mother tried to go to Maranatha Church in Portland Or to give a speech about making social changes… she also has interviews to discuss racial justice… Browns mother, a ~cough~ great mother ~cough~ condemned the shooting of the police officers in Ferguson but on her twitter said “woke up this morning, 2 cops got shot lastnight, you ant seen s#1t yet wait till this summer”. And puppet.. that is not talent, that is intelligence and hard work. He earned that by not putting sports or other things in front of his… Read more »
Rafael X
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Who cares about twitter kids don’t killed on twitter they get killed in the streets. Intelligence is talent. Being able to figure out complicated stuff is a talent. Like any talent it needs hard work to flourish. Just like putting a ball in a hoop, playing the violin or separate siamese twins linked by their head. Like I said they do with their grief what they want. You can take God’s place and judge them if you want. The thing you don’t get is that kid is one of those that can stand on his own. If he gets shot… Read more »
Rena
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LOL… here is a bit of a psychology lesson for you Puppet… A talent is something that is a characteristic feature, your aptitude or disposition. It is something that comes naturally to you, such as playing the piano by ear, drawing, singing… in your cause, the natural ability to make a fool of yourself…. whereas intelligence is the ability to learn and understand, it is the ability to apply acquired knowledge and manipulate it. In other words, your talents are your naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behaviour. Intelligence is not a behaviour but a result of the actions… Read more »
Rafael X
Guest

LOL you are geting boring again. Passe une bonne soirée.

Rena
Guest

Why, because you can’t come up with a good retort? Hehehe… I find you quite amusing… You make for a good puppet show.

Rafael X
Guest

Yes LOL you win move left for your stuffed trailer park rodent.

Rena
Guest

Racist Puppet…

Jay Riley
Guest

Bravo!

David A Davis
Guest

That is excellent.

lingvistika
Guest

I had a student from Nigeria — a man in early middle age who had owned a nationwide chain of electronics stores, so was very comfortable. He picked up everything and came to the United States. Why? According to him, he’d always dreamed of going to college, but he had no opportunity to do so in Nigeria without bribing someone. Here he could follow his dream of becoming a teacher based on his own abilities and regardless of his age.

nicki-baby
Guest

These people that come to America, from Nigeria, always do well, they want to improve their life, and also, be safer her(I guess) they are intelligent, morally fit, good family people, not like these geboling that are living here.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Why the Trevon Marton and Michael Brown tags on this article??? Allen West even with a positive story you find a way to mess it up! SUCH A DISGRACE!!!

Greg Takach
Guest

@Uncle Racist The tags get more reads and are appropriate. Despite your blustering this piece does relate to those trending topics, it is still a positive article, as well as an insightful perspective on the political and cultural issues that are plaguing our society.

Robert
Guest

You mean like all the mainstream media and how they all try to find ways to tie multiple stories together? Come on man, you seem to go out of your way to find something to complain about if it’s written by a conservative….give it a rest already.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

there was NO NEED to use those 2 names unless for a reason. Allen west is a DISGRACE!!

Jimmy Dunne
Guest

Stop pretending you don’t understand the reasoning for attention. In case you really are that dumb, let me break it down for you. The article is tagged with Brown and Martin because one of the many good points in this piece is the glaring contrast in the amount of attention shown. Brown and Martin got nonstop coverage yet these two shining examples of the American dream get none….do you understand now?

Robert
Guest

Do you feel the same way when the Huffington Post or MSNBC does the exact same thing?

Robert
Guest

You are welcome to your OPINION but trying to pass it off as a fact is entirely different. Funny how you seem to troll his comments section on a regular basis.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Bond denied for North Charleston police officer charged with murder…hey ALLEN where is your OUTRAGE??

FedUpWithWelfareStates
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FedUpWithWelfareStates

Why should there be outrage? A crime was committed & the criminal justice system is working. What are you really looking for with your statement?

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Of course Allen is quite…..such a disgrace. The senator from south Carolina Tim scott, Republican spoke to it….Allen is just a disgrace

Robert
Guest

So let me get this straight….you are angry that Allen West hasn’t written a post showing his anger over a police officer involved in a shooting being denied bond? No matter what the situation you will find something to complain about, one way or another.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

No comment from Allen….I expect that. He complains about Jessie and all speaking up but hecrefuses to speak up….such a disgrace.

nicki-baby
Guest

Why should he , the boy was perhaps a worthless piece a nothing, Col. West does not waste his time on something as simple as this…

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

The only worthless piece of nothing is you!

Robert
Guest

It seems you are incapable of understanding why he called Jessie and Al out for speaking up…based on your previous comments here “I expect that”.

As I said before, you simply want to find something to complain about, especially where West is concerned.

ksoileau
Guest

Of course not! How can Al make a buck off of a high-performing, intelligent, successful black person? #ResistWeMuch

ksoileau
Guest

Let me suck your dik!!!!!

ksoileau
Guest

I’m a gay Towel Head.

FedUpWithWelfareStates
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FedUpWithWelfareStates

Imagine a society based on Meritocracy, Hard Work, & not on the color of one’s skin, affirmative action, or special consideration based on a certain population sector’s laziness? Well, we can imagine can’t we?

afftongrown
Guest

We once had that type of society!

denayk20
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You are literally the biggest coon I have ever seen. So Mike Browns life is less than Harold Ekeh’s because he is a straight a student and accomplished something that is a rarity no matter what race you are? Get the entire hell out of here. Allen, did you get into all the Ivy Leagues? NO! So you shouldn’t have your life valued? Crabs in a barrel? Black people are the crabs right? You lay with a white woman every night and you think that makes you better than anyone? I cannot wait to see karma take hold over your… Read more »
libsrdks
Guest

Mike Brown was a thug bully who had just robbed a store and bullied one of the employees before proceeding to where he would have killed a policeman if the policeman had not stopped him. And Colonel West did not say what you said so apparently you can’t read.

Dee Walker
Guest
To believe that Michael Brown’s life was less valuable than this bright young man is to not understand nothing at all about God’s grace and mercy towards us ALL. As long as one is breathing there is this possibility and hope. It was totally unnecessary for the lethal force used against that young man. It is unreasonable to believe that Brown could have killed the officer with his bare hands and a couple bullets in him. The officer used an excessive about of bullets making certain the kid was shot dead. To believe such was necessary is a lie straight… Read more »
Guest
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Dee Walker
Guest

Most immigrants unlike Americans PERIOD, not just Blacks are able to appreciate the opportunities here in America more so than most. It is the same with Christianity. When those in non Christian countries learn of Christ, God how they worship and not take Christ for granted as American Christians do. They walk the walk unlike most Americans who call themselves Christian.