[ Politics ] Open Question : Why did a white liberal get upset when I as Black man asked them when will they give me a personal check as reparation payment?

I’m am a black man. Your belief is not required. Because I see in the mirror every morning. This is why I considered liberals more racist than conservatives. just because I questioned the system they automatically assume I’m white.

Trump who defends the confederate flag and  tweeted a video of a guy yelling “white power” thinks “Black Lives Matter” is a symbol of hate?

When Trump has a chance to attack Democrats he acts with speed and focus. But when he learned that Russia was offering bounties on US soldiers he ignored it, and even lobbied for Russia to rejoin the G8 (currently the G7).


This is a far bigger scandal than Benghazi but conservatives will ignore it because they are partisan traitors with hatred in their hearts. 

Why are Trump and his supporters so fragile and sensitive that they think “black lives matter” is hate speech?

Matthew 7:15-17

Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.…

What’s your opinion on the St Louis couple caught on camera camera pointing guns at black lives matter protesters? Were they justified?

Jessenia,,,,, The protesters were breaking and entering a gated community and trespassing on private property, with a recent history of violence, arson, looting, and vandalism.

So yes the St Louis couple were well within their right to defend themselves with deadly force and protect their property.

Libs, pardon me for asking but why don’t we ever see Black lives matter protesting after the black on black killings which happen EVERY day?

Can you stop asking the same question when I already answered it? What’s the point of asking, giving me a thumbs down, and then asking it again? That only looks like you didn’t get the answer you wanted to bolster you own position . . . so just go back in the thread and you’ll see I ANSWERED THE QUESTION!

opengl – Trouble generating a depth map (black screen)

I am having trouble generating a depth map for my scene. I tried to figure out this issue a 2 weeks ago and got nowhere after days of trying to fix it, so I took a break and tried to tackle it again today. I’m still stuck and with no ideas.

Here’s the main code:

#Sets up the depth FBO and the texture that will be used to render to a quad
const unsigned int d_width = 1024, d_height = 1024;

    unsigned int depthFBO;
    glGenFramebuffers(1, &depthFBO);
    glBindBuffer(GL_FRAMEBUFFER, depthFBO);

    unsigned int depthMap;
    glGenTextures(1, &depthMap);
    glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, depthMap);
    glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, GL_DEPTH_COMPONENT16, d_width, d_height, 0, GL_DEPTH_COMPONENT, GL_FLOAT, NULL);

    glFramebufferTexture2D(GL_FRAMEBUFFER, GL_DEPTH_ATTACHMENT, GL_TEXTURE_2D, depthMap, 0);

    if (glCheckFramebufferStatus(GL_FRAMEBUFFER) != GL_FRAMEBUFFER_COMPLETE)
        std::cout << "Incomplete stuff!" << std::endl;

    glBindBuffer(GL_FRAMEBUFFER, 0);

    glm::vec3 lightPos(-2.0f, 4.0f, -1.0f);

Rendering loop:

/* Render here */
        glClearColor(0.1f, 0.1f, 0.1f, 1.0f);

        #render scene from the light's perspective
        float near_plane = 1.0f, far_plane = 8.0f;
        glm::mat4 lightProj = glm::ortho(-10.0f, 10.0f, 10.0f, 10.0f, near_plane, far_plane);
        glm::mat4 lightView = glm::lookAt(lightPos, glm::vec3(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f), glm::vec3(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f));
        glm::mat4 lightSpaceMat = lightProj * lightView;

        depthS.setUniformMat4("lightSpaceMat", lightSpaceMat);
        glm::mat4 model = glm::mat4(1.0f);
        depthS.setUniformMat4("model", model);

        glViewport(0, 0, d_width, d_height);
        glBindFramebuffer(GL_FRAMEBUFFER, depthFBO);
        #render everything else
        model = glm::translate(model, glm::vec3(0.0f, -1.0f, 0.0f));
        depthS.setUniformMat4("model", model);

        glDrawArrays(GL_TRIANGLES, 0, 6);

        model = glm::translate(model, glm::vec3(1.0f, 1.0f, -2.0f));
        model = glm::scale(model, glm::vec3(0.6f));
        depthS.setUniformMat4("model", model);
        glDrawArrays(GL_TRIANGLES, 0, 36);

        model = glm::translate(model, glm::vec3(2.0f, 1.0f, -1.0f));
        depthS.setUniformMat4("model", model);
        glDrawArrays(GL_TRIANGLES, 0, 36);

        #render to the quad now which is supposed to display the depth map
        glBindFramebuffer(GL_FRAMEBUFFER, 0);
        glViewport(0, 0, scr_width, scr_height);
        glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, depthMap);
        glDrawArrays(GL_TRIANGLE_STRIP, 0, 4);

Here are the shaders:

depth shaders:

#version 330 core

layout (location = 0) in vec3 aPos;

uniform mat4 lightSpaceMat;
uniform mat4 model;

void main()
    gl_Position = lightSpaceMat * model * vec4(aPos, 1.0);

#version 330 core

void main()
    gl_FragDepth = gl_FragCoord.z;

visual quad shaders:

#version 330 core

layout (location = 0) in vec3 aPos;
layout (location = 1) in vec2 aTex;

out vec2 TexCoords;

void main()
    TexCoords = aTex;
    gl_Position = vec4(aPos, 1.0);

#version 330 core

out vec4 FragColor;

in vec2 TexCoords;

uniform sampler2D depthMap;

void main()
    float depthValue = texture(depthMap, TexCoords).r;
    FragColor = vec4(vec3(depthValue), 1.0);

Anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong? I have tried debugging in every way I could think of and have made no progress.

My friend unfollowed me on Instagram because of a Black Lives Matter comment. ?

You can listen to everyone else and just take the loss of your friend but you’re obviously hurt and feel some unfinished business. It’s gonna bother you to just let it go.

It’s 10 years of friendship. IDK if your friend is projecting or what and is taking it out on you. If you guys are care each other that’s a friendship worth fighting for.

Go talk to her, call her. Don’t do it by text or DM-ing. Don’t come in aggressive like you’re going to be mad or upset. You guys should talk about it. If it’s a friendship of 10 years that’s going to end you might as well have closure. Realistically, I think you two just don’t understand each other and you do need to stand your ground and say, you need to be respected for the way you do things. You don’t want to be disrespected by being pressured into anything. You don’t want a friend where it feels controlling about what posts you should and shouldn’t have up.

FYI, I was in the same boat as you. I support racial equality but I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue to support BLM this year when I saw ‘defund the cops’ ‘abolish the cops’ I needed more information before getting back on board. So, I donated to the ACLU. I wanted Floyd to have my support, I left flowers to show the presence of my support. 

I really needed to think if I agreed with the defunding of the cops. At EOD, I agree that an armed authority shouldn’t be the first person to intervene with non-threatening civilians. Someone else should intervene before state or government armed authority gets involved. Our fellow citizens shouldn’t be killed over a counterfeit $20 bill or traffic violation. I came to the conclusion, I don’t want my tax dollars to go to someone who’s in a system, able to murder someone for no good reason. I support BLM that we need to reimagine and recreate how things are done if we can figure out a better system than the cop system. Let’s do it.

I don’t find Black women attractive at all. Am I a racist that should vote for Donald Trump?

It is true many Black Women are mean I dated a mean Black Woman.

You date whoever you want you shouldn’t put Trump into this conversation because he doesn’t like PC nonsense and you must be crazy for thinking you are Racist just because you don’t find Black Women attractive many Black Men don’t find Black Women Attractive.

That’s why many Black Men are dating Asians.