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Date: 05/01/12 03:19 PM

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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Link: Female African-American Role Models - Star Jones says there are none. Wait...isn`t she one, sort of?
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    I am not even from the USA and I can even come up with several. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Condoleezza Rice, Queen Latifah, Rosa Parks?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Condi Rice.
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    rachaldenise Female 18-29
    27 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    I`d like to see a clip or direct quote before I come to any conclusion.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32805 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    I second @Rick_S and @SethDog: Condi Rice!

    Star Jones is a D-list has-been, who cares what she thinks?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    I`m more interested in why some people only want role models with some quite arbitrary things in common with them.

    Should I only consider people as potential role models if they`re the same sex as me? If they have a similar amount of suntan? If they`re from the same country? Why?
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Leave it to Mr. Blonde to preach the virtues of female African-American role models. And apparently Mr. Blonde is a chubby chaser.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3237 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    What the hell has Michelle Obama ever done, besides make television appearances on Nickelodeon?

    I saw a speech she gave to a private female school in England and basically said that her greatest accomplishment was her husband being elected as president.

    Really? What the hell does her husband`s accomplishments have to do with her?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    What`chu sayin, bich! That I`m NOT a role model?



    mmm-hmmmm!
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    Why are blacks so hung up on being, well... black. Can`t a person just have a "role model"? Does this mean I can`t consider Bill Cosby a role model?

    Rubbish.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    "I`m more interested in why some people only want role models with some quite arbitrary things in common with them. "

    That`s why Superman is my role model; we both come from the same planet.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    yaknow, michelle obama is going to be the torch bearer for the upcoming olymipics, because she wants to. personally, i`m offended. that position should be reserved for athletes.

    just thought i`d let you guys know, because there`s no post about it. and no, i`m not going to waste my time on a submission
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    wow
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    BOOM!

    Star got Madsened.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Beyonce is not a role model.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    For shame Miss Jones! What a terrible attitude you have towards your fellow woman! To say there are no African American women as role models is ignorant, it`s just a matter of what goals you want to fulfill.

    Want money and financial success? Why not emulate Oprah Winfrey`s work ethic?

    Wish to be healthier? Why not follow in the steps of Jennifer Hudson who lost weight the smart, healthy way in the face of terrible tragedy?

    Wish to help change the world? model yourself after Maya Angelou or Michelle Obama.

    tsk tsk Star...disappoint.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    Star is not a role model, she`s obnoxious. I wouldn`t want my kids looking up to her. Mrs. Obama is one, but not Star.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    I`ve no respect for any of those people.. Perhaps some of the early civil rights activists. Good character is a rarity these days, for anyone of any ethnicity
    Damnit I`m moving to India
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2351 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 12:09 am
    Maybe Star is too ignorant to be a role model.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 2:07 am
    Oprah doesn`t exist.
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 3:44 am
    Disco, maybe go back to school first. Dammit*
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 4:09 am
    who?
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 6:43 am
    Never thought I`d agree with Star Jones, but I do! Michael Madsen, those are terrible role models!
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    Solargirl Female 18-29
    89 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 7:57 am
    Dammit is slang for damn it faaaaq. Disco is right.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Why do role-models for African-Americans have to be black? That idea`s just plain racist.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 9:43 am
    How is Michelle Obama a role model? Any notoriety she has is because she`s married to a half black man...
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    3justme3 Female 18-29
    498 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    "Why do role-models for African-Americans have to be black? That idea`s just plain racist."


    This... I agree. :P
  28. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    rogue_knight

    I`d give Michelle Obama props for being a role model. She`s a lawyer in her own right, attended Princeton and Harvard, campaigned tirelessly for her husband and has now taken an active role against childhood obesity in America. The wives of the presidential candidates play a huge role in your public relations and she did an amazing job.

    I totally agree that you should be able to take on anyone as a role model, regardless of appearance...however, I think it`s important psychologically for little girls (and boys!) to see someone that looks like them succeeding and it doesn`t hurt to teach your kids about it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    I totally agree that you should be able to take on anyone as a role model, regardless of appearance...however, I think it`s important psychologically for little girls (and boys!) to see someone that looks like them succeeding and it doesn`t hurt to teach your kids about it.

    I think it does, because it relies on teaching them that all people of the same sex are basically the same and that all people of the same "race" are basically the same, that sex and "race" are the defining characteristics of a person. That is a required assumption in order to see everyone of the same sex and "race" and only people of the same sex and "race" as being "people like me" or even just "people who look like me". What makes the "looks like me" even sillier is ignoring age. An adult doesn`t look like a young child. Even the same person doesn`t look the same as an adult as they did when they were a young child.
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    alsobored Male 18-29
    347 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    I hate it on this site when it says but then it`s a picture of text.

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