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BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« on: September 13, 2006, 01:07:42 PM »
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By BET.com News Staff


Posted Sept. 13, 2006 – Former NAACP head Kweisi Mfume is trailing in his bid to become the second African American in the U.S. Senate but election day chaos at the polls in his home state of Maryland, including the key city of Baltimore, means election results might not be final for several days.

 
Whoever wins the Democratic nomination will face Republican Michael Steele, who also is African American, in the November general election.

http://www.bet.com/News/primaryelectionroundup.htm?wbc_purpose=Basic&WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished


One:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Revels#U.S._Senator

Two:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_K._Bruce

Three:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Moseley-Braun

Four:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Brooke

Five:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

Maybe they mean, like, in the current senate...?
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Re: BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 01:21:10 PM »
Probably current Senate. Their wording could have been clearer, though.

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Re: BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 01:54:04 PM »
All TV news is entertainment and propaganda.  I don't expect that BET funds its news desk very well.
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Re: BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 02:01:16 PM »
Public schools need better funding.
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Re: BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 02:07:00 PM »
Actually, many schools these days are plenty well funded. It's the political bullshit that saps away all the money. The standardized tests that force teachers to teach memorization instead of creativity and original thinking. Both my parents are teachers, but it's not really teaching. It's getting ass-raped by the government, yelled at by moron parents, and sometimes squeezing some intelligent thought in between.

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Re: BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 02:11:58 PM »
Let's rephrase:  The funding is not universal.  A school in a less fortunate neighborhood does not enjoy the funding a school in the wealthy county next door receives.

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Re: BET -- Knows nothing about black history?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006, 02:16:32 PM »
Now that is very true.