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These trolls on here are something else. (Ahem, Jamal Jenkums, how unoriginal to use a black person's pic in order to deceive. One only has to read your comment history and writing style and will know just who you are.)
He left out that most of those loans were made through deception and misinformation.(i.e the difference between an ARM mortgage and fixed rate mortgage). Where those mortgage payments ballooned 2-3 times its original payment, with astronomical late fees.
How the banks made sure to find a way to make money off the forcefulness of the government coming down on them to make homes loans more ACCESSIBLE to minorities, not more affordable(either you could afford a home or you couldn't.) There were and are plenty of minorities that can afford a home to match their salary bracket, but redlining and taking steps to make it difficult to get a loan was the problem. So the government stepped in and ordered the banks to change their practices. People say that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are mostly to blame, but those loans were presented to them to be bought and insured(but in turn, the government paid for the bulk of them due to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being federally funded) and they in turned worked with the people who signed for these loans(the banks mostly didn't fool with these people, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae did, which some of the big execs at FM and FM knew along the way that these loans would be in default eventually and why they are now being sued by the government, both of whom were bailed out by the government in 2008 btw.)
Yes, there were those who signed for loans that they knew they could not afford, but let's also point out majority that were duped(either way, the bank knew that both parties could not afford them and gave them to them anyway, which is why a lot of the banks and home mortgage companies were sued.) Those same banks bought some of those loans from mortgage companies like Countrywide(the worst company known at the time for its shady financing practices), and then sold those loans called "toxic loans" to the highest bidders(who in turned, sold them off too, so people were finding out that their loans were sold over and over to different companies, even Warren Buffet made money from this. ) and to the federally charted and stockholder-owned companies Freddie Mac and Fannie May .
One of the biggest winners and worst banks out of all this? JP Morgan and Bank Of America(Bank Of America also has been cited for foreclosing on homes that were not in default as well as military homeowners who were on ACTIVE DUTY, in which, by law, those homes cannot be foreclosed on unless the lender seeks special permission by the court, and they did not seek any permissions.
That is your opinion — and I’ve expressed mine, and that is the beauty of the Internet. You and I can write and read what we like.
Yes, I believe I’ve seen enough movies and TV shows to draw my own conclusions. If you’re using Beyonce’s movie (a black couple with no black friends or neighbors) as a positive example of good (and realistic) black movie images, I don’t know what to tell you.
Also, I don’t consider it a sign of “black progress” for black females (or males) to have sex either ON or OFF the screen with white people, NOT as long as the system of white supremacy and white privilege exists and blacks are being oppressed because of it.
It makes absolutely NO SENSE for a black male or female to have sex under those conditions AND still expect to overcome racism by rewarding white people with our precious black bodies. No sense whatsoever. All it does is CONFUSE that black person who is having sex under those OPPRESSIVE conditions and makes them MORE likely to justify racism in order to justify having sex with whatever white person is in that bed at the moment.
Which is why the white media PROMOTES sexual intercourse with whites in black movies, and TV shows and internet articles and books. Because they know it NEUTRALIZES and PARALYZES our ability to think RATIONALLY about solving the problem of racism.
In fact, sex between blacks and whites UNDER the system of white supremacy ACTUALLY STRENGTHENS it, which is why white slave owners raped black females during slavery and FORCED them to bear their bastard children. They knew it would breed confusion, helplessness, division, and children who do not know WHO they are.
So, no, I don’t consider the love scene between Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana a positive thing, NOT as long as there is a BLATANT ABSENCE of love scenes between black males and black females. And again, she portrayed a black person — once again — who didn’t know OR socialize with any other black people. THAT IS WHITE SUPREMACY IN ACTION.
Obviously, you and I are literally on totally different planets in terms of our belief systems so all we can do is agree to disagree.
Some Questions for you (you can answer or not, that’s up to you):
1. are you a white person?
(I assume you might be since many times people will reveal who they are by what they write, like when you wrote: “And I hate to break it to you…but yes blacks were slaves and servants and they were demeaned.”
the KEY WORD being “they”
Of course, I could be incorrect but that dismissal of slavery is often a sentiment expressed by white people.
2. If you are a black person, are you sexually involved with OR married to a white person?
3. If you are a black person, do you have a white parent?