What should YOU be judged by?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Big Fitz, Sep 7, 2010.

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Poll closed Nov 6, 2010.
  1. Yes, I am confident to be well received by my character's merit.

    57.1%
  2. Yes, but am only hopeful of good results.

    14.3%
  3. Yes, my character sucks by my standard, but we're all our own worst critic

    14.3%
  4. No, My character sucks, and I'd rather get the credit for being in a group

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  5. No, I would get better results as part of a group.

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  6. NO! YOU RACIST BASTARD! BURN BURN BURN!!!!!!

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    MLK said that he dreamed of a nation his children were not judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.

    Think about that for a minute. I mean really. What did he mean by the content of character versus color of skin?

    Look today currently at the race/civil rights community and organizations. Do they embody this ideal they claim to support? I don't see that being the case anymore. They want to be judged by their skin color and not their character. Why? Why would you not want to be judged by your good deeds and laudables? Unless of course you have far more sins you are scared to be judged by. Could that be it?

    A meritocracy demands that those who do are rewarded for their effort, or punished for their effort... or lack there of. MLK obviously was referring to this in part.

    So ask yourself, when it comes RIGHT DOWN to it... do you personally want to be judged by your Character, or your skin?
     
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    I'll take the reverend Al's color over his character anyday.
     
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    I'm happy to be happy to be judged by the "content of my character". That said, I know I have gotten many, many breaks in life because I'm white. I'd like that to change -- and believe me, I know that it has, just not enough -- so that color was irrelevant.
     
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    MLK was absolutely correct. Character should be all that matters. It's not yet, but it should be.

    Now define "character" in some way everybody can agree on and we're all set. ;)
     
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    He sad that one time. His books and other speeches reveal something very different. King was no advocate of equality.
     
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    DMLKJ never believed any such thing.
     
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    Character is something I lack so I tend to cross lines :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not entirely sure what he believed, from what I've seen and read his actual beliefs seemed to evolve somewhat and are open to interpretation. But you're right in that I should have said the quote is correct.
     
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    Ní féidir ach le Dia breithiúnas a dhéanamh orm.

    Only God can judge me.
     
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    So that's a "NO! RACIST BASTARD! BURN BURN BURN

    for JBekuma then.
    Not surprised really.

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