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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,352
Posted By Hilary Briss
We were living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the...

We were living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the time. It was almost the end of my work day, and Mrs Briss called me with the news. We had been planning on attending a back to school night at our...
Forum: Television   01-28-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By Hilary Briss
Life on Mars is back on tonight, 28 January, at...

Life on Mars is back on tonight, 28 January, at 9 pm Central. Watch it now, before they cancel it!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 2,724
Posted By Hilary Briss
Mrs Briss wore a purple and black lace vintage...

Mrs Briss wore a purple and black lace vintage dress, with steel-toed engineer boots! Our 24th anniversary is next week! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-17-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Patrick McGoohan, a multifaceted actor...

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Patrick McGoohan, a multifaceted actor who spun television legend by creating and starring in the 1960s program “The Prisoner,” a mysterious allegory about a mysterious man in a mysterious...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Why do you think this? Quote: ...

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Why do you think this?
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WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday the Obama administration would take no options off the table when dealing with Iran...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-12-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Hilary Briss
I think President Obama will be much more...

I think President Obama will be much more amenable to facilitating an Israeli attack on Iran than Bush was.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-12-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: I don't know when "racism" began to...

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I don't know when "racism" began to equal "institutionalized racism", but I'd never heard that anywhere, in any discussion on the subject, until I came here. It is not an accepted usage of...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: No I am not confusing racism with...

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No I am not confusing racism with racial discimination. Racism includes it all, racial discrimination is one part of racism.
Racism is the cause of racial discrimination. A person in a...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: A black person hating a white person...

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A black person hating a white person does not have the same impact that a white person hating a black person.
Impact? I'm not talking about impact. These are just two examples of racism.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: You don't see the difference between...

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You don't see the difference between prejudice against a person for whatever reason(religion, race, size, culture, sex, age, disability), and prejudice with the institutions and powers...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Racism is prejudice plus power. I...

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Racism is prejudice plus power.
I disagree. See above.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Black Americans are a minority, and are...

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Black Americans are a minority, and are unable to systematically oppress Whites, Asians and Hispanics. As a collective group Black America is not racist.
You don't need to oppress anyone to...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Oh!! I am so sorry. I really didn't...

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Oh!! I am so sorry. I really didn't understand why you kept insisting on what appeared to be a deflection away from racism among whites. I'd always assumed you were white, for some reason....
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Well, y'know, if that's where you want...

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Well, y'know, if that's where you want to start, it's certainly a little more constructive than pointing fingers at everyone else instead of breaking down the bigger issue and taking on a...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Oh, that's right, whites are the only bigots......

Oh, that's right, whites are the only bigots... everyone else are saints. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-11-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-10-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Prejudice and racism are the same thing. If you...

Prejudice and racism are the same thing. If you have a prejudice against someone based on their race, then you are a racist. And it is ludicrous to talk about black people not being racist because...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-10-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By Hilary Briss
Finally, something to look forward to!...

Finally, something to look forward to! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: What evidence do you have for this? ...

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What evidence do you have for this?
No evidence. It's just my opinion.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-09-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: I believe kids learn the difference at...

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I believe kids learn the difference at some point, and they learn it from their environment.
Well, perhaps, but I don't want to turn this into a nature versus nurture debate.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hilary Briss
All people are racist, regardless of skin color,...

All people are racist, regardless of skin color, but some are more racist than others. It's part of human nature.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-08-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Painting Israel as a bully who wants to...

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Painting Israel as a bully who wants to cause death and destruction to its neighbors simply out of spite is completely biased propaganda.
It also happens to be true.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-07-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By Hilary Briss
Sometimes you have to take matters into your own...

Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-07-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,080
Posted By Hilary Briss
I would definitely file this under Not so Funny...

I would definitely file this under Not so Funny When it Happened.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-06-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By Hilary Briss
Quote: Palestinian and Arab hopes were dashed...

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Palestinian and Arab hopes were dashed by a speech that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama gave to a pro-Israeli lobby, in which he promised his full support to...
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