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(Slate)   The question to ask Derrick Bell is not why did you write that whites would sell blacks to aliens. But what do space aliens need African-Americans for? What did Derrick Bell know about these aliens and when did he know it?   (slate.com) divider line 226
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2012-03-09 12:40:07 PM
I love scoring political points in my head
 
2012-03-09 12:40:26 PM

SpinStopper: Rather than the blacks, I think we should sell all the MEN to space aliens. Well, except me. That way we could finally test that whole "I wouldn't sleep with you even if you were the LAST MAN ON EARTH!" thing ;)


Your offspring would be sleeping with one another. I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through.
 
2012-03-09 12:41:33 PM
I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?
 
2012-03-09 12:42:08 PM
What does God want with an alien? I mean, what does a spaceship want with an African American? I mean, shiat, I don't know what I mean.
 
2012-03-09 12:43:50 PM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.



The only thing we need your white ass for is animal expeditions. We're not stupid enough to swim around holding a camera with a shark the size of a school bus to find out when it mates.

But I think society will survive without that bit of inforamation.

/we're good
 
2012-03-09 12:44:07 PM
On what basis do they make words bold? Do they have an issue with Methodists?
 
2012-03-09 12:45:08 PM

Dwangerous: I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?


I believe they wanted to provide an alternative to "ni**er."
 
2012-03-09 12:45:39 PM
No clue who a Derrick Bell is. Based on the headline I'm better off.
 
2012-03-09 12:46:22 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.


The only thing we need your white ass for is animal expeditions. We're not stupid enough to swim around holding a camera with a shark the size of a school bus to find out when it mates.

But I think society will survive without that bit of inforamation.

/we're good


And X-Games sports and hockey.
 
2012-03-09 12:46:43 PM
What would the want to be called on their new planet? Earth-Americans? African-xenolopians?

One good thing is they can name their babies whatever they want and the aliens will still probably have weirder names.
 
2012-03-09 12:48:18 PM
content9.flixster.com
 
2012-03-09 12:48:28 PM
So how would this work, priced by the pound or by the muscle mass


/I just gave Kevin Trudeau another book idea
 
2012-03-09 12:49:09 PM

Dwangerous: I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?


If we don't divide people with stupid labels pols won't know who to pander to.
 
2012-03-09 12:51:41 PM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.


So, you're saying they'd be cracker lacking?
 
2012-03-09 12:51:54 PM

ole prophet: SpinStopper: Rather than the blacks, I think we should sell all the MEN to space aliens. Well, except me. That way we could finally test that whole "I wouldn't sleep with you even if you were the LAST MAN ON EARTH!" thing ;)

Your offspring would be sleeping with one another. I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through.


You're assuming that there would actually be sex as a result of this bold experiment. My wife says that I shouldn't hold my breath. Or maybe I should and just get it over with ;)
 
2012-03-09 12:53:44 PM

I_C_Weener: DROxINxTHExWIND: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.


The only thing we need your white ass for is animal expeditions. We're not stupid enough to swim around holding a camera with a shark the size of a school bus to find out when it mates.

But I think society will survive without that bit of inforamation.

/we're good

And X-Games sports and hockey.



Those are merely issues of access and money. If black people took to skiing and hockey, we'd dominate. Imagine what it would be like if Adrian Peterson or Chris Paul knew how to ice skate.
 
2012-03-09 12:53:48 PM
I have no idea just whatinthehell all of this drivel is about and from the context of the article, don't really give a hoot.

Apparently, this all comes from a not all that good of a Sci-fi book/story which I've never heard of before and has managed to dredge up the inevitable race card.

I've read hundreds of Sci-fi books and all of this has been basically done before, in various ways. There's also been books depicting the Catholic Church basically running the future world. (Coventry, it was called.) Books depicting friendly aliens who make secret deals with the government to buy people which are later treated well, fattened up and by way of a disguised honorary process, whisked away to greater status -- where they are secretly butchered like cattle and served up as gourmand food.

Some books combined aliens and humans growing up together in slums on alien planets and described how they pretty well annoyed each other due to their habits, traditions and basic genetic responses.

Your post war Sci-fi greats liked to do that in various versions.

There was a period of time where every other Sci-fi movie was predicting the 'Japan-ization' of the future followed by the 'Mad Max' Australian version.

Then came 'Area 9' (I think that's the name) where Prawn-like aliens dropped in for no clear reason and wound up living in a mandated slum where humans took advantage of them.

Early books depicted humans legally enslaving each other for labor terms on the swamp world of Venus. (Before we discovered what Venus really is.)

Corporate slavery was another big thing for a time.

By the end of the 60's, it had moved mainly into government conspiracies -- a spin-off from the Communist Era.

So, this book is nothing new. Just a variation on a theme, mainly designed to gain attention, which usually translates into more sales and more money in the author's pocket.
 
2012-03-09 12:56:33 PM
In other news all Blacks in the entire world are African Americans
 
2012-03-09 12:57:17 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND:

Those are merely issues of access and money. If black people took to skiing and hockey, we'd dominate. Imagine what it would be like if Adrian Peterson or Chris Paul knew how to ice skate.


Swimming is right out.
 
2012-03-09 01:02:07 PM
images.allposters.com
 
2012-03-09 01:06:11 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I_C_Weener: DROxINxTHExWIND: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.


The only thing we need your white ass for is animal expeditions. We're not stupid enough to swim around holding a camera with a shark the size of a school bus to find out when it mates.

But I think society will survive without that bit of inforamation.

/we're good

And X-Games sports and hockey.


Those are merely issues of access and money. If black people took to skiing and hockey, we'd dominate. Imagine what it would be like if Adrian Peterson or Chris Paul knew how to ice skate.


Imagine if they took to math, would they dominate? That was an absurdly racist statement for someone who whinges and plays the race card so continually.
 
2012-03-09 01:07:05 PM
All I know is this isn't the 18th, 19th, or even 20th century any more and if anyone wants to sell my friends and family, no matter what their genetic mix may happen to be, the fight is farking on!
 
2012-03-09 01:07:34 PM
Everyone knows that space aliens eat African-Americans and then piss gasoline. That's all there is to it.
 
2012-03-09 01:08:13 PM
"Derrick Bell got into serious trouble when he wrote an essay, a fictional story"

If you don't know the difference between an essay and a fictional story, don't write about either of them.
 
2012-03-09 01:09:57 PM
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Those aliens better watch their asses or they will get overrun
 
2012-03-09 01:10:24 PM

Nrokreffefp: DROxINxTHExWIND: I_C_Weener: DROxINxTHExWIND: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.


The only thing we need your white ass for is animal expeditions. We're not stupid enough to swim around holding a camera with a shark the size of a school bus to find out when it mates.

But I think society will survive without that bit of inforamation.

/we're good

And X-Games sports and hockey.


Those are merely issues of access and money. If black people took to skiing and hockey, we'd dominate. Imagine what it would be like if Adrian Peterson or Chris Paul knew how to ice skate.

Imagine if they took to math, would they dominate? That was an absurdly racist statement for someone who whinges and plays the race card so continually.



Oh, NOW its time to get serious about calling aout racist "jokes" huh? I didn't see your reponse to the comment I was responding too about black people needing white people to maintain society. That one didn't bother you as much, heh? Spare me your selective indignation.
 
2012-03-09 01:11:12 PM

Elandriel: They are just desperate to make this into a Thing. It's not going to be.


Imagine that, Obama idolized a racist nutbag and the media are going to do their best to ignore it.
 
2012-03-09 01:11:30 PM

Dwangerous: I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?


Huh?

Scarlett Johansson is American and born in New York City to a Danish father and an American Jewish mother. Why on earth would she be consider "African-American"?

Perhaps you were thinking of Charlize Theron?
 
2012-03-09 01:11:34 PM

Dwangerous: I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?


I had a teacher in high school (Rabbi Sanders, paler than the day is long) from Johannesburg. When I called him an "African American" in a conversation with my English teacher (a "woman of color") she didn't bat an eye. Maybe cracked a smile. There are plenty of white African Americans, which, to me, is the single largest reason the identifier is silly.

Apparently, many Americans feel that calling them "African-American" (when their only connection to Africa is distant ancestry) is not cool. After all, I'm not a "Russo-German-Hungarian-Polish-Spanish-American" (or would it just be "European-American"), am I?

// also, is ScarJo even "American"?
 
2012-03-09 01:12:27 PM
cache.io9.com

Dramatic reenactment of President Obama confessing the Truth
 
2012-03-09 01:13:15 PM

Doc Daneeka: Dwangerous: I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?

Huh?

Scarlett Johansson is American and born in New York City to a Danish father and an American Jewish mother. Why on earth would she be consider "African-American"?

Perhaps you were thinking of Charlize Theron?


The Word "African American" means, "having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy." In other words, those who do not believe in God are arrogant about such a view that the views of others that state otherwise are looked down upon.

Many people say that there is no God, or they believe in the "seeing is believing" mentality. Or, the "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. However, such views are dangerous. In fact, let's take a look at how it can be proven that God does indeed exists and that he as a personal name just as you and I do.

Think: The same ones that say that God does not exist because they have not seen him are the same ones that believe in Jesus. And last time I remember, none of us have seen Jesus. Yet, many people believe in Christ more than they do His Heavenly Father Jehovah. Where is the logic in that one? Something to think about.

Now, let's get back on track here in reference to God. Many people say, "I believe in only what I can see, and I have never seen God."

Isn't it true that we live in a society that emphasizes material possessions. But you are a person who likes to be realistic, aren't you?' There some things that we cannot see with our eyes but that we believe exist because there are sound reasons to do so? What about the air we breathe? We may feel it when there is a breeze. We can tell that it fills our lungs, even though we do not see it. Because we see the effects, there is good reason to believe in it, isn't that so?'

We cannot see gravity. But when we drop something we see evidence that gravity is at work. Nor do we see odors, but our nose picks them up. We cannot see sound waves, but our ears detect them. So we believe in things we cannot see-provided there is good reason to do so, isn't that right?'

In a similar vein, there is much evidence that an invisible God really exists? What are some of them?

Psalm 19:1: "The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and of the work of his hands the expanse is telling."

Psalm 104:24: "How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions."

Romans 1:20: "His invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world's creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made."

New Scientist magazine said: "The lay view persists-of scientists having 'disproved' religion. It is a view that commonly expects scientists to be nonbelievers; that Darwin put the last nails in God's coffin; and that a succession of scientific and technological innovations since have ruled out the possibility of any resurrection. It is a view that is wildly wrong."-May 26, 1977, p. 478.

A member of the French Academy of Sciences stated: "Natural order was not invented by the human mind or set up by certain perceptive powers. . . . The existence of order presupposes the existence of organizing intelligence. Such intelligence can be none other than God's."-Dieu existe? Oui (Paris, 1979), Christian Chabanis, quoting Pierre-Paul Grassé, p. 94.

Scientists have identified over 100 chemical elements. Their atomic structure displays an intricate mathematical interrelationship of the elements. The periodic table points to obvious design. Such amazing design could not possibly be accidental, a product of chance.

Illustration: When we see a camera, a radio, or a computer, we readily acknowledge that it must have been produced by an intelligent designer. Would it be reasonable, then, to say that far more complex things-the eye, the ear, and the human brain-did not originate with an intelligent Designer?

Is the bible just a book? Is it applicable in our modern-day? Is there any truth contained in it?

It's true that everyone seems to have a different opinion. And even if someone thinks he has a thing figured out, he often finds that there is at least one other factor that he didn't consider. But there is someone who does not have such a limitation. Who might that be? . . . Yes, the Creator of the universe.'

In addition, that is why Jesus Christ said to him (Jehovah God): "Your word is truth." (John 17:17) That truth is in the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)' (2) 'God does not want us to grope in ignorance; he has said that his will is for us to come to an accurate knowledge of truth. (1 Timothy 2:3, 4)
 
2012-03-09 01:14:30 PM
What does the picture of a cyberman and a dalek have to do with this?
 
2012-03-09 01:15:46 PM

Doc Daneeka: Perhaps you were thinking of Charlize Theron?


Sometimes...late at night...when I'm alone...
 
2012-03-09 01:16:47 PM
R.I.P. Art Bell
 
2012-03-09 01:17:14 PM
My only problem with the term "African-American" is when the lazy news media uses it as a synonym for "black person" regardless of that person's nationality.

For instance, Willie O'Ree is frequently, but incorrectly, referred to as the "first African-American player in the NHL." However, Willie O'Ree is Canadian. As a general rule, Canadians do not like to be referred to as Americans.

You see this in play during the Olympics too. Black athletes from African nations and elsewhere are sometimes referred to as "African-Americans" by the clueless and unthinking American news media.
 
2012-03-09 01:17:22 PM
Maybe the aliens have been watching all of our Hollywood movies.

Their image of African-Americans is of a hard working, intelligent and supremely ethical people that often times teach whites valuable life lessons. They figure that if most of our brainiest scientists and presidents are African American, that's who they want.
 
2012-03-09 01:17:50 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Man, that would be AWESOME but our national sports leagues would suffer.


I am a hockey fa.... I mean, heeey... that is wrong...
 
2012-03-09 01:18:09 PM

Dr Dreidel: Dwangerous: I'm really tired of the term African American, why is it that they are referred to as such when very few other nationalities or ethnicities are (outside of the occasional Mexican-American reference)? And how come Scarlett Johanson and other white "African Americans" are never referred to as such?

I had a teacher in high school (Rabbi Sanders, paler than the day is long) from Johannesburg. When I called him an "African American" in a conversation with my English teacher (a "woman of color") she didn't bat an eye. Maybe cracked a smile. There are plenty of white African Americans, which, to me, is the single largest reason the identifier is silly.

Apparently, many Americans feel that calling them "African-American" (when their only connection to Africa is distant ancestry) is not cool. After all, I'm not a "Russo-German-Hungarian-Polish-Spanish-American" (or would it just be "European-American"), am I?

// also, is ScarJo even "American"?



[Citation Needed]

Just curious. How many times per day are you forced to say "African-American"?
 
2012-03-09 01:20:03 PM
You know, I have no problem with this story. It's not even that racist. (Yeah, I read it)

I mean, historically we've sold out so many people, why wouldn't we do it again?
 
2012-03-09 01:20:13 PM

DavidVincent: Maybe the aliens have been watching all of our Hollywood movies.

Their image of African-Americans is of a hard working, intelligent and supremely ethical people that often times teach whites valuable life lessons. They figure that if most of our brainiest scientists and presidents are African American, that's who they want.


But if so, then they've also seen Independence Day. "Welcome to Earf!"
 
2012-03-09 01:23:07 PM

Metaluna Mutant: In case you want to see the adaptation from the 90s (new window)

Pretty good and more fun to watch than to read.


I remember watching most of it back when it was on HBO the first time. It...wasn't that good. But it was still somewhat interesting as a philosophical and political allegory. And the fact that Brietfart readers are getting upset about it just improves its standing. It was not nice and it was not realistic and it was "mean" to white people but it was a story of what COULD happen. A tale of America choosing comfort and solutions to self-inflicted problems at the cost of its values.
 
2012-03-09 01:25:41 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Nrokreffefp: DROxINxTHExWIND: I_C_Weener: DROxINxTHExWIND: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Deep down, most black people know that they need white people around to live in the kind of country they want to live in. They know that if all whites vanished in a puff of smoke one day, civilization would revert to African levels (or worse) in a jiffy. Not to mention they wouldn't be able to get decent levels of customer service anymore.


The only thing we need your white ass for is animal expeditions. We're not stupid enough to swim around holding a camera with a shark the size of a school bus to find out when it mates.

But I think society will survive without that bit of inforamation.

/we're good

And X-Games sports and hockey.


Those are merely issues of access and money. If black people took to skiing and hockey, we'd dominate. Imagine what it would be like if Adrian Peterson or Chris Paul knew how to ice skate.

Imagine if they took to math, would they dominate? That was an absurdly racist statement for someone who whinges and plays the race card so continually.


Oh, NOW its time to get serious about calling aout racist "jokes" huh? I didn't see your reponse to the comment I was responding too about black people needing white people to maintain society. That one didn't bother you as much, heh? Spare me your selective indignation.


Biggest indignation is best indignation!

/wait, wut?
 
2012-03-09 01:28:21 PM
Derek Bell is a writer too?

img12.imageshack.us
 
2012-03-09 01:29:56 PM

heavymetal: funk_soul_bubby: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 363x500]

Came for this and leaving happy.

/ Ready for baseball season to start


SilentStrider beat me to it but I thought that on that particular card he kinda looked like an alien.
 
2012-03-09 01:32:40 PM

ole prophet: SpinStopper: Rather than the blacks, I think we should sell all the MEN to space aliens. Well, except me. That way we could finally test that whole "I wouldn't sleep with you even if you were the LAST MAN ON EARTH!" thing ;)

Your offspring would be sleeping with one another. I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through.


Removing all men from the planet would plunge us into a second dark age. Billions would die of famine and disease within a year. It's unlikely that any of his babies would survive childbirth in a world with no electricity or sanitation.
 
2012-03-09 01:33:24 PM

Maus III: The Word "African American" means, "having or sh

[snip]

No, no, you're doing it all wrong. First you have to say something about evolutionism and a tinfoil hat, then you paste in quotes that have little or nothing to do with the topic about religion, and follow it all up with links to your webpage filled with other quotes.

Then reply to anyone who questions you with more of them.

-1/10
 
2012-03-09 01:34:08 PM
claddaghrecords.com

And a musician too!
 
2012-03-09 01:34:15 PM
Dammit, America, you're supposed to be outraged by this! WHY AREN'T YOU OUTRAGED???
 
2012-03-09 01:34:28 PM

Maus III: Blabble


Go away.
 
2012-03-09 01:34:31 PM
www.homeruncards.com
 
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