crazydave023: I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.
namegoeshere: crazydave023: I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.For-profit juvenile jails. And they're just black kids. They'll end up behind bars eventually - might as well make some money off 'em./no I don't think this//Mississippi school officials do, though
grimlock1972: Someone need to face a nice long jail sentence for this.
Nadie_AZ: fark the Deep South.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Abacus9:The deep south gets singled out because the problem there is much more prevalent, and the problem is institutionalized like nowhere else in the U.S.Neat opinion. Shame that's it's flat out false.
ThrobblefootSpectre: Keizer_Ghidorah: So you're upset because he only mentioned one place where this occurs and because "Stop being bigoted towards bigotry!"?I wasn't upset. Just hoping to dispel the blatant bigotry. On the other hand, you sound quite upset that I pointed out it's not just the deep south though, which is curious.Singling out one group is pretty misleading yes. It's like saying "Gays should stop spreading aids so much." When it's not just a gay problem.
Elegy: LindenFark: False premise. The complaint is not "Racism is the cause of all problems". The complaint is "Institutional racism is a huge problem", so yes, if the institutions weren't so racist, that particular problem would go away. It's more than stating the obvious. It's worth pointing out that 60 years ago the entire country was like that and we've made a fair amount of progress. The deep south can and should aspire to keep up.How is it a false premise to say that Farkers who post drivel insinuating that all of Mississippi's problems stem from good-ole-boy-racism not only misunderstand the problem, but are actually part of the problem? That was a comment directed to other commenters here, not at TFA, which seems to be where you're pointing.Now, to address the substance of your post, yes, institutional racism is a huge problem here, as it is everywhere, and no, racism is not the cause of ALL of Mississippi's problems. What I'm trying to point out is that "stating the obvious", as you want to do, ignores quite a bit of the reality on the ground. It is much, much more complicated than simple institutional racism of whites directed against blacks, or casual racism of whites directed against blacks, or even the reverse racism of blacks against whites (which exists in as much abundance as the other). What I am trying to point out is that there are many intractable problems that make simple solutions a lie.And believe it or not blacks have made great strides in Mississippi in the past 60 years, particularly in civic life - judges, mayors, police chiefs, other elected officials - and particularly in predominantly black communities (i.e. a plurality of the state).Again, it is more complicated here than you have been led to believe.Now, look. I can see it in your head. You're picturing a set of officials that look and talk like Haley Barbour, thundering "I say I say I say boy you goin' to jail!" at some poor, innocent black child. But what do you do when the "inst ...
part of the problem: take_flight: I live in New York, and there was a kid from down the street that used to wander up to my yard and scream obscenities at my kids, he threw rocks at my new car in my driveway, he beat the crap out of my son for a football, and beat the crap out of one of my sons friends and stole his bike, and when I called the cops they said there was nothing they could do because he was only 14.WTFark? Clearly Mississippi and New York are in completely different countries.Some one beat the crap out of your kid and your response was to make a phone call?This is why normal people get concerned when New Yorkers start having opinions on how the rest of us protect our families.Nevermind Mississippi is a third world hell hole as well. New York is just a different kind of third world hell hole.
Elegy: Cue the Mississippi hate. For all of you saying "fark mississippi", "fark the deep south" and "southern whites are the ones that fark things up", I highly suggest you move to Mississippi for a bit. Racial politics are played so hard by both sides that they frequently cut to the bone. You'll fit right in with the angry racists of all stripes that we have, and whatever side you favor, you'll have at least 50% of the population that agrees with you.This makes me very, very angry. It shouldn't happen, and those involved should be penalized with the loss of their wealth and freedoms.That said, if you haven't lived in the deep south, you probably don't understand the intractable problems that Mississippi faces in today's society. You think - "oh, if only those confederate loving, gun toting, bible thumping whites weren't so racist all of the problems would magically go away." It's not that simple. And if you think it is, you are part of the problem.
utah dude: Nadie_AZ: Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?human. they were human kids. the last time i saw a talking goat i was on LSD so I know that wasn't real.
GAT_00: Nadie_AZ: cmb53208: Yes because Arizona, the state that gave America Joe Arpiao (again) and Jan Brewer can teach the Deep South a thing or two about racial tolerance. Seriously, at least get rid if Arpiao and his posses before you wag your fingers at the South. Seeriously, Arizona is a farking joke on its best day.Arizona will eventually relearn and become the Border State is has always been. The influx of newbies from the Midwest and other locations has lowered our collective IQ on state history and place. Once everyone either learns it or figures it out, we'll drop these idiots and move on.But yes, we've excelled at derp over the last few decades.The Deep South as it in its DNA.Your state is being overrun with old people, a la Sun City. Until the Baby Boomers die, bigotry will dominate it.
Nadie_AZ: cmb53208: Yes because Arizona, the state that gave America Joe Arpiao (again) and Jan Brewer can teach the Deep South a thing or two about racial tolerance. Seriously, at least get rid if Arpiao and his posses before you wag your fingers at the South. Seeriously, Arizona is a farking joke on its best day.Arizona will eventually relearn and become the Border State is has always been. The influx of newbies from the Midwest and other locations has lowered our collective IQ on state history and place. Once everyone either learns it or figures it out, we'll drop these idiots and move on.But yes, we've excelled at derp over the last few decades.The Deep South as it in its DNA.
Ennuipoet: Nadie_AZ: fark the Deep South.To be honest I find these people anything but deep, These are the sort of people that read the Sunday comics with a yellow highlighter in case they stumble across a particularly meaningful passage in Beetle Bailey. --Dennis Miller (before he went crazy)
Sister Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection: Let me take a wild guess--the prisons there are for-profit.
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