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#1 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@jnr6lil: I know they are proud of their heritage and for what their race endured. My point is: THEIR accomplishments are not MY accomplishments. I can't take pride in something I had ZERO involvement in.

That being said I understand why blacks wore them during the Civil Rights Movement

#3 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

@pooty:

Feeling proud of your race is embedded into our society but it is not natural. Being proud of your race is a learned behavior just as racism is a learned behavior. Any time a person feels "proud" of something, it means they did something above the norm. or accomplished something that others could not. Reaching a goal is something to be proud of. YOU actually did something to accomplish that goal. Being born irish, black, white or asian is nothing to feel proud of. Our race/nationality is not determined by us. Someone should not feel "proud" of something they had no control over.

Of course it is learned behavior. Racism, is also learned behavior. When one learns about the history of his/her race, he/she can then become proud because an eventful history is largely what forms identity. It also depends on which historical figure you're talking about, if the goal if a historical figure is to gain more rights for an entire race, then one may feel proud because it re-emphasizes the importance of what that figure did for the rest of their race.

I don't think the history of a race is what forms a large part of our identity. Your family, immediate surroundings and own actions form your identity. I know a few of my ancestors were very rich. They created business for themselves. fought in the civil war etc. I'm proud of them but I feel no personal pride for their accomplishments. I don't think i've done anything special just by being related to them.

Let's take MLK Jr. He should be proud of himself. Most black people should be proud of MLK and grateful. But should a 20yr old black man feel proud of themselves because of what MLK did? No. Unless that 20yr old does something HIMSELF, to be proud of then he has no reason for pride. I'm just saying each individual should feel proud of personal accomplishments not for what others did.

Proud: feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated.

Are you "proud" to be your race? Why?

#4 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

@pooty said:

I dislike when I see people wearing shirts saying " Proud to be Irish" or I'm black and i'm proud". What the hell are you proud of? You had no choice in your nationality/race. The accomplishments of a race/nationality are not your accomplishments. No race/nationality is superior in any way. No need to be "proud" of anything

The historical accomplishments which were geared for equality/more rights were so that future generations could have more rights. It's natural to feel ''proud'' of your race. Race may be a social construct, but it's embedded in our society.

Feeling proud of your race is embedded into our society but it is not natural. Being proud of your race is a learned behavior just as racism is a learned behavior. Any time a person feels "proud" of something, it means they did something above the norm. or accomplished something that others could not. Reaching a goal is something to be proud of. YOU actually did something to accomplish that goal. Being born irish, black, white or asian is nothing to feel proud of. Our race/nationality is not determined by us. Someone should not feel "proud" of something they had no control over.

#5 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike when I see people wearing shirts saying " Proud to be Irish" or I'm black and i'm proud". What the hell are you proud of? You had no choice in your nationality/race. The accomplishments of a race/nationality are not your accomplishments. No race/nationality is superior in any way. No need to be "proud" of anything

#6 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent41 said:

@sophisticated_ignorance: @hulkage: Jean can't solo. Wonder Woman is invulnerable to TP and can one.shotte jean. Wonder Woman can speedblitz. But i say team wins because of Photon(Monica).

I'm sorry, but you are going to have to prove that WW is immune to telepathy. I seem to remember her being mind raped by various people over the years.

Other than in her battle against Maxwell Lord(which I just saw) has she ever displayed an immunity to telepathy before? Because I do remember(granted it's pre new52) her being mind raped on several occasions.

I'm not an expert on WW but hasn't she been TP'ed by Despero, Starro, and Fernus(Martian Manhunter)

#7 Edited by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent41 said:

@pooty said:

@agent41: In post 76 i repeated the parts I agree with. I agreed that Wanda and Sue with prep are a threat. I didn't mention Storm or Carol. A misunderstanding.

That commen from another user about storm being able to one-shotte her with lightning is too much.

Actually it took two shots. I'M JUST PLAYING

#8 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent41: In post 76 i repeated the parts I agree with. I agreed that Wanda and Sue with prep are a threat. I didn't mention Storm or Carol. A misunderstanding.

#9 Posted by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent41: In response to post 91. Why did you include me in that response? I never made any of those comments. All my post are about Spectrum. The other women are not needed.

#10 Edited by pooty (14096 posts) - - Show Bio

@vinomonster: Spectrum was unharmed by Zeus lightning. Spectrum is invisible, intangible and lightspeed. None of those scans show WW beating opponents with Spectrum power set.

@zhurong: When did Rogue kill Wanda? what story? During Apocalypse twins? I'd like to look into the circumstances. Most fights have context.