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It's funny that just hours before her death tabloid media were all negative on her. now that she pushing up daisies people, media and fans are out pouring theirs guts with grief. That's just a bunch of hypocrisy. Yes she had a beautiful voice and all but that just goes to show that death has no regard to sex, age, gender, class or color. Whitney said it best in her acting role on "The Bodyguard" .....she said "when its time to go its time to go". Well it was time to go. Well now she's gone and the best we can do is just enjoy what she left behind, her music.

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She had a truly amazing voice. Her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner years ago at a Super Bowl was the best I have ever heard. She had talent. Unfortunately, she was unable to deal with her success and the trappings that come along with it in modern celebrity culture. Drugs, booze, and Bobby Brown.... what a shame.

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If I had to endure a four hour funeral I think I'd prefer to be the one in the coffin.

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Good riddance of Bobby Brown. Whoever gave that loser invitations to the funeral in the first place.

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So we'll be having the usual investigations after the funeral, who wrote the prescriptions, who supplied the drugs. The entourage of fixers (sic) and hangers-on who accompany these stars should have start to take better care of their principals, without them, they are nothing.

And can't help noticing that the Rev. Jesse Jackson turns up yet again at a celebrity funeral - did he ever meet her when she was alive?

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A complete contrast to Michael Jackson's funeral.

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Imagine if all these people had bothered to try and help her when she was alive.

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"Reverend" Jesse Jackson was there!

Whatta laugh. Did he get to sermonize, blame Houston's unfortunate death on anything but the choices she made in her life ?

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“I told everyone that I had taken notice that Whitney was black. The only problem was, I thought she was perfect for what we were trying to do,” he said, crediting Warner Brothers for agreeing. The movie became a blockbuster."

The US was "post-racial" well before that pathetic movie came out. Laugh to see Hollywood and limousine liberals like Costner trying to take credit again for progress that was achieved not by scumbag politicians and race pimps like Jesse Jackson but by individual Americans, individual communities, and the leveling away of prejudice that the free market system so beatifully achieves.

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unreconstructed,

In case you hadnt noticed the US still has a LONG way to go to improve relations amongst its various citizens, A LONG WAY TO GO, better get to it I say!

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Mrs.Houston is now dead, she made many of us so happy with her music and I'm sure many young dudes fell in love with her in those movies too! I wish I could rid this world of drugs and erase all addictions off the face of the earth because don't matter what color your skin maybe drug addiction knows no boundaries!!

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"Imagine if all these people had bothered to try and help her when she was alive."

People can only be helped when they want to help themselves.

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Media circus. Wonder how much the media and the family are making off this. Pathetic. Weeks before this there were reports she was off her rocker and not well. Where were those people then??

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In case you hadnt noticed the US still has a LONG way to go to improve relations amongst its various citizens, A LONG WAY TO GO, better get to it I say!

In teaching the rest of the world that if we can creaet a society, a nation where skin color is irrelevant, you can too. Couldnt agree more.

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In teaching the rest of the world that if we can creaet a society, a nation where skin color is irrelevant, you can too. Couldnt agree more.

How naive. Racism remains a serious problem in America. The 'free market' didn't erode this, as you laughably like to claim.

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How naive. Racism remains a serious problem in America. The 'free market' didn't erode this, as you laughably like to claim.

A serious problem in America, yes, but we are so much much further along in the US than provincial island countries like Ireland, or Japan.

Houston sold millions of albums. Sold. She was in movies as well . Movies that people paid to see. Read the article. The choice was made to take a considerable risk and cast not only a minority but a woman, and one with no acting experience.The same free market system that made children of immigrant Irish into household names in America , vastly improved the image of other immingrant groups - like Italians, also helped bring to America and the media-informed world awareness of both the plight and potential of blacks in America.

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A serious problem in America, yes, but we are so much much further along in the US than provincial island countries like Ireland, or Japan.

Much further along, how? Having a more varied ethnic mix doesn't mean you've stamped out racism, in fact it's surprising how racist America still is, when it's a country that was founded on immigration. Proportionally, you're more likely to be the victim of a hate crime in America than either Ireland or Japan. So no, America is not 'so much further ahead'.

Houston sold millions of albums. Sold. She was in movies as well . Movies that people paid to see. Read the article. The choice was made to take a considerable risk and cast not only a minority but a woman, and one with no acting experience.The same free market system that made children of immigrant Irish into household names in America , vastly improved the image of other immingrant groups - like Italians, also helped bring to America and the media-informed world awareness of both the plight and potential of blacks in America.

But you're after saying previously that it wasn't a risk at all, and the US was a post-racial society before The Bodyguard was made. You just contradicted yourself. And you're being naive again. Just because someone buys a Whitney Houston record and sings I Will Always Love You in the shower doesn't mean that person still won't hold prejeudiced and racist views. And America was a capitalist country in the 1950s, yet racial apartheid was part and parcel of daily life then, especially in the South. It was the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s that led to emancipation, a movement that was largely grass roots in origin. And all Western countries have taken steps towards combating racism over the last 40 years, not just exclusively laissez faire ones like America. Claiming the free market is responsible for 'eroding' racism is misguided and inaccurate. Start educating yourself.

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