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2013-07-16 11:03:06 AM  

sendtodave: July Sixteenth, Two Thousand Thirteen
There was a riot in the streets, it was pretty routine
Some white guy got acquitted for shooting a black
And so now Wal-Mart is getting ransacked


You actually tried to rhyme 'black' with 'ransacked'? Please review the lessons and try again.
 
2013-07-16 11:04:22 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: tenpoundsofcheese: DROxINxTHExWIND: SecretAgentWoman: Way to go to, guys!

Proving that racial stereotypes, indeed, have a basis in reality.

I guess the G8 Summit should tell us something about people on the far left.

FTFY.

So many different factions of white people who differ from the "normals". Lets see:

> poor white trash
> the far left
> the far right
> neo nazis
>  meathead jocks
> fundamentalists
> Tea Partiers
> hippie scum
> yuppie scum
> guidos
> bikers
> anti-government types

When any of the people in these groups commits an atrocity, its not "white" people who are to blame, its not because "white" people have not been raised properly, its not because white people hate authority, its not because white people are inherently violent. But if a few black people tear something up its a "cultural" thing.


In protest of this racially charged issue, I suggest Farkers completely trash this thread.

All for the sake of truth and enlightenment of course.
 
2013-07-16 11:05:27 AM  
Submitter, you are the worst.
 
2013-07-16 11:06:38 AM  

AdamK: sendtodave: July Sixteenth, Two Thousand Thirteen
There was a riot in the streets, it was pretty routine
Some white guy got acquitted for shooting a black
And so now Wal-Mart is getting ransacked

george zimmerman is white?


No.
 
2013-07-16 11:07:41 AM  
It was a bad week for Walmart to run its "Buy a Hoodie, get free bag of Skittles" promotion
 
2013-07-16 11:07:56 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Having lived in Lansing, I've watched hordes of lily-white middle-class college students riot and trash their own town over something as stupid as a football game, so I really don't buy the whole idea that this is a racial tendency. It's herd mentality. It's mob mentality. People (mostly you filthy extroverts) get in big crowds, and suddenly you surrender the ability to think for yourself and you do whatever the crowd is doing.

This isn't a Black/White thing. This is an extrovert/introvert thing. There were plenty of African American introverts who didn't join the mob, didn't loot or pillage, and instead stayed home and watched a movie, cooked some dinner, and maybe hugged their family.


I have an honest question for you...

Did those people show up with assault rifles like last night? Or, did they just burn some couches and break a few windows?

I was listening to the police feed last night, and "eight black males with AK-47's and M-16's at Crenshaw and MLK." Also, "12 black and Hispanic males with assault rifles, use of force is authorized, and the 'Rammer Van' is good to go" in that same area.

Mob mentality is one thing, but showing up with assault rifles and AK-47's and M-16's is completely different.
 
2013-07-16 11:08:53 AM  

hitlersbrain: Everybody is a racist. It's just basic biology to be suspicious of people not like you.


Yep. And it's independent of parental influence, as infants under the age of 1 year develop the ability to distinguish one race from another, and even make positive associations with their own race. The obvious flipside is that they are suspicious of those not of their race.
 
2013-07-16 11:10:19 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: DROxINxTHExWIND: Tat'dGreaser: Pichu0102: So when are we going to call out all the white sports fans for when sports riots start, property damage is far higher, and people actually start dying?

Oh.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone say that was a good thing

Can we all just agree that anyone who acts like this is bad?

I think the issue is that the Weenersor and some after have suggested that the people were violent because their skin color has some effect on their disposition. That is what I believe Pinchu is reffering too.

Not skin color, but culture. Unfortunately, one skin color in particular gravitates towards that culture. Please explain to me how and why pretty much everyone knew what "race" would be primarily taking part and leading these riots before it happened? Is that not cause for alarm or curious to you that before I even click the link, I probably know what I am going to see? Before the trial is over, we can predict what will happen? Is it sad that certain locations, we know if a sports team wins/loses, we know there will be looting and riots perpetuated primarily by a certain ethnic group?

No one is that dense to believe it is because of skin color. It has nothing to do with skin color. I would be curious to see a poll of people who think GZ is guilty and reason for believing so broken down by race. I can guarantee you that the black vote would HEAVILY reflect that GZ is guilty, and the other races would be on the fence. Who are the racists there? The ones that vote based on obvious bias, or everyone else? The criminals here are the ones rioting. I do not believe they represent the whole, but one race in particular makes up the vast majority OF the rioters. The bad thing is, no one can openly criticize the rioters without being labeled a racist. We cannot talk openly or ask questions, because asking questions and being curious why the disparity in race participation is racist. Can't we move past that petty bullshiat so we can actually you know, fix the real problem?


The root of the problem is that many in these cultures feel abandoned or hated by the justice system. The justice system, as well as various other services, need to be cleansed of those who have a disposition against minorities, and that would be a good first step. When the justice system begins to, on average, mete out the same verdicts and other things the same regardless of race , class, or social status, we'll start to see better results instead of people getting angry that once again, the justice system has failed yet another member of their population, perceived or not.
 
2013-07-16 11:11:21 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: ZeroCorpse: Having lived in Lansing, I've watched hordes of lily-white middle-class college students riot and trash their own town over something as stupid as a football game, so I really don't buy the whole idea that this is a racial tendency. It's herd mentality. It's mob mentality. People (mostly you filthy extroverts) get in big crowds, and suddenly you surrender the ability to think for yourself and you do whatever the crowd is doing.

This isn't a Black/White thing. This is an extrovert/introvert thing. There were plenty of African American introverts who didn't join the mob, didn't loot or pillage, and instead stayed home and watched a movie, cooked some dinner, and maybe hugged their family.

I have an honest question for you...

Did those people show up with assault rifles like last night? Or, did they just burn some couches and break a few windows?

I was listening to the police feed last night, and "eight black males with AK-47's and M-16's at Crenshaw and MLK." Also, "12 black and Hispanic males with assault rifles, use of force is authorized, and the 'Rammer Van' is good to go" in that same area.

Mob mentality is one thing, but showing up with assault rifles and AK-47's and M-16's is completely different.


You just opened yourself to a devastatingly clever comparison to the Tea Party that will no doubt reveal your racial hatred and far right allegiances.
 
2013-07-16 11:12:04 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: ZeroCorpse: Having lived in Lansing, I've watched hordes of lily-white middle-class college students riot and trash their own town over something as stupid as a football game, so I really don't buy the whole idea that this is a racial tendency. It's herd mentality. It's mob mentality. People (mostly you filthy extroverts) get in big crowds, and suddenly you surrender the ability to think for yourself and you do whatever the crowd is doing.

This isn't a Black/White thing. This is an extrovert/introvert thing. There were plenty of African American introverts who didn't join the mob, didn't loot or pillage, and instead stayed home and watched a movie, cooked some dinner, and maybe hugged their family.

I have an honest question for you...

Did those people show up with assault rifles like last night? Or, did they just burn some couches and break a few windows?

I was listening to the police feed last night, and "eight black males with AK-47's and M-16's at Crenshaw and MLK." Also, "12 black and Hispanic males with assault rifles, use of force is authorized, and the 'Rammer Van' is good to go" in that same area.

Mob mentality is one thing, but showing up with assault rifles and AK-47's and M-16's is completely different.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-16 11:12:16 AM  
The dolphins should have left this planet centuries ago.  The people here are really dumb.
 
2013-07-16 11:15:16 AM  

Pichu0102: The root of the problem is that many in these cultures feel abandoned or hated by the justice system. The justice system, as well as various other services, need to be cleansed of those who have a disposition against minorities, and that would be a good first step. When the justice system begins to, on average, mete out the same verdicts and other things the same regardless of race , class, or social status, we'll start to see better results instead of people getting angry that once again, the justice system has failed yet another member of their population, perceived or not.


While I absolutely agree that this should happen, do you really think the people partaking in the riots care fark-all about Trayvon, the trial, or the perceived failure of the justice system? The people protesting, probably so. Those that are protesting absolutely that is why they are there, even if it is a false perception based on emotion and not fact (born of ignorance). The people rioting however I believe see it as a convenient excuse to revert to primal and criminal behavior and get a free pass. I am curious as to why these types of riots occur in the first place and addressing that issue. I don't think it is a perceived failure in the justice system but an inherent bottled up evil that is looking for any convenient excuse or when no one is looking to take action.
 
2013-07-16 11:15:25 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: hitlersbrain: Everybody is a racist. It's just basic biology to be suspicious of people not like you.

Yep. And it's independent of parental influence, as infants under the age of 1 year develop the ability to distinguish one race from another, and even make positive associations with their own race. The obvious flipside is that they are suspicious of those not of their race.


In that case, is it our duty as human beings to consciously, postively compensate for subconscious negative biases we have.
That's one of the things it means to live in civilization with other people who are by default not going to be the same as you, is it not?
 
2013-07-16 11:17:10 AM  
Jeez, is everything about race with you people.
 
2013-07-16 11:17:24 AM  

super_grass: Civil_War2_Time: ZeroCorpse: Having lived in Lansing, I've watched hordes of lily-white middle-class college students riot and trash their own town over something as stupid as a football game, so I really don't buy the whole idea that this is a racial tendency. It's herd mentality. It's mob mentality. People (mostly you filthy extroverts) get in big crowds, and suddenly you surrender the ability to think for yourself and you do whatever the crowd is doing.

This isn't a Black/White thing. This is an extrovert/introvert thing. There were plenty of African American introverts who didn't join the mob, didn't loot or pillage, and instead stayed home and watched a movie, cooked some dinner, and maybe hugged their family.

I have an honest question for you...

Did those people show up with assault rifles like last night? Or, did they just burn some couches and break a few windows?

I was listening to the police feed last night, and "eight black males with AK-47's and M-16's at Crenshaw and MLK." Also, "12 black and Hispanic males with assault rifles, use of force is authorized, and the 'Rammer Van' is good to go" in that same area.

Mob mentality is one thing, but showing up with assault rifles and AK-47's and M-16's is completely different.

You just opened yourself to a devastatingly clever comparison to the Tea Party that will no doubt reveal your racial hatred and far right allegiances.


Funny cause I thought the second amendment was there to protect the rights of the citizens to bear arms. And as george proved you also need it for self defence.

the conservative crowd should be in 100% support of these fellows arming up to protect themselves from government tyranny.
 
2013-07-16 11:17:53 AM  
JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!
*Punches random person on a bus stop in the face*

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!
*Tips over car and knocks down Wal-Mart display*
 
2013-07-16 11:18:36 AM  

tkwasny: boarch: All blacks are racist.

It's not the color of the skin, it's the culture a group of people choose to lock themselves into. The culture of feeling everyone outside of their "special group" owes them something/everything. It just so happens this "U-O-ME" group happens to be majority black. It might just as easily be all redheads or all females.


Wow! I like that. Sort of like the hillbilly culture which is white! It is this subculture that people trap themselves in.
 
2013-07-16 11:18:56 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: ZeroCorpse: Having lived in Lansing, I've watched hordes of lily-white middle-class college students riot and trash their own town over something as stupid as a football game, so I really don't buy the whole idea that this is a racial tendency. It's herd mentality. It's mob mentality. People (mostly you filthy extroverts) get in big crowds, and suddenly you surrender the ability to think for yourself and you do whatever the crowd is doing.

This isn't a Black/White thing. This is an extrovert/introvert thing. There were plenty of African American introverts who didn't join the mob, didn't loot or pillage, and instead stayed home and watched a movie, cooked some dinner, and maybe hugged their family.

I have an honest question for you...

Did those people show up with assault rifles like last night? Or, did they just burn some couches and break a few windows?

I was listening to the police feed last night, and "eight black males with AK-47's and M-16's at Crenshaw and MLK." Also, "12 black and Hispanic males with assault rifles, use of force is authorized, and the 'Rammer Van' is good to go" in that same area.

Mob mentality is one thing, but showing up with assault rifles and AK-47's and M-16's is completely different.


IIRC, they turned over cars, stole people's personal belongings from the cars, smashed shop windows and looted the displays, and lit lots of stuff on fire.

But if you want assault rifles being carried around, you need go no further than the rednecks and hicks who gather to protest the latest thing Obama did to them. This is Michigan, home of the Michigan Militia and several other small groups of crazies with large guns. We have our share of backwoods white guys showing off weapons, trying to be intimidating.

The Lansing college kids didn't brandish AK-47s, but they were pretty quick to figure out the Molotov cocktails, and it takes a whole crowd of them to flip over cars. There were more than a few rapes reported, too, if I recall. Fratboys see a mob as a chance to drag college girls into alleys and have their way with them, apparently.

So my point stands: Extroverts turn into animals under the right conditions, and they'll run with the herd no matter how deviant the behavior becomes. Guns, flaming bottles of booze, looting, rape... It's all antisocial, violent behavior that is fueled by these large gatherings of idiots.
 
2013-07-16 11:19:35 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: DROxINxTHExWIND: Tat'dGreaser: Pichu0102: So when are we going to call out all the white sports fans for when sports riots start, property damage is far higher, and people actually start dying?

Oh.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone say that was a good thing

Can we all just agree that anyone who acts like this is bad?

I think the issue is that the Weenersor and some after have suggested that the people were violent because their skin color has some effect on their disposition. That is what I believe Pinchu is reffering too.

Not skin color, but culture. Unfortunately, one skin color in particular gravitates towards that culture. Please explain to me how and why pretty much everyone knew what "race" would be primarily taking part and leading these riots before it happened? Is that not cause for alarm or curious to you that before I even click the link, I probably know what I am going to see? Before the trial is over, we can predict what will happen? Is it sad that certain locations, we know if a sports team wins/loses, we know there will be looting and riots perpetuated primarily by a certain ethnic group?

No one is that dense to believe it is because of skin color. It has nothing to do with skin color. I would be curious to see a poll of people who think GZ is guilty and reason for believing so broken down by race. I can guarantee you that the black vote would HEAVILY reflect that GZ is guilty, and the other races would be on the fence. Who are the racists there? The ones that vote based on obvious bias, or everyone else? The criminals here are the ones rioting. I do not believe they represent the whole, but one race in particular makes up the vast majority OF the rioters. The bad thing is, no one can openly criticize the rioters without being labeled a racist. We cannot talk openly or ask questions, because asking questions and being curious why the disparity in race participation is racist. Can't we move past that petty bullshiat so we can actually you know, ...


I was being sarcastic. Yeah, I know that "culture" is the new skin color. And it "just happens" that the culture which is most reprehensible to some of you is considered "black" or African-Amerian culture. I'm sure its coincidental and it has nothing to do with growing up being fed the lie that black people want your meager posessions and your white wife. You question the motives of blacks who distrust a system that has treated us unfairly for generations, but you don't question those who think it is responsible and acceptable to profile an African-American as a criminal, based on your lack of responses to those who say it in these threads. On one hand som of you say, "blacks have committed crimes. Therefore is is reasonable to expect a black person will commit some atrocity against you, if given the opportunity". Now, we can probably agree that the judicial system has historically treated blacks unfairly, but you don't think black people have a right to distrust it? I don't know how you reconcile those two thoughts. Of course a majority of black people will default to that position. Until you've been pulled over for an unsignalled lane change and had the dogs search your car you'll probably never get it.

Who the fark is defending rioting? You all are not commenting on the "rioters", you're making racist generalizations about all black people based on the actions of the rioters. You can't show me one post where I supported violence against anyone. Finally, who gives a fark about some hypothetical poll between races about a verdict? If you polled most white people in 005 they would have told you that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. As a matter of fact, we can blame white people for the Bush years because black people voted overwhelmingly for Gore. So, why should I care what a poll of those people say?
 
2013-07-16 11:20:10 AM  
In the far away future times, mothers will scare their children into being good by telling the story not of the bogeyman, but of the...

...ZIMMERMAN!
 
2013-07-16 11:20:10 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: Pichu0102: The root of the problem is that many in these cultures feel abandoned or hated by the justice system. The justice system, as well as various other services, need to be cleansed of those who have a disposition against minorities, and that would be a good first step. When the justice system begins to, on average, mete out the same verdicts and other things the same regardless of race , class, or social status, we'll start to see better results instead of people getting angry that once again, the justice system has failed yet another member of their population, perceived or not.

While I absolutely agree that this should happen, do you really think the people partaking in the riots care fark-all about Trayvon, the trial, or the perceived failure of the justice system? The people protesting, probably so. Those that are protesting absolutely that is why they are there, even if it is a false perception based on emotion and not fact (born of ignorance). The people rioting however I believe see it as a convenient excuse to revert to primal and criminal behavior and get a free pass. I am curious as to why these types of riots occur in the first place and addressing that issue. I don't think it is a perceived failure in the justice system but an inherent bottled up evil that is looking for any convenient excuse or when no one is looking to take action.


Opportunism, rage, the bystander effect, and mob mentality are likely contributing factors for violence or nonviolent protestors not stopping violent ones.

From what I've read, the human brain likes to go on auto pilot and go with the flow of others nearby. It takes a lot of effort to stop it from that behavior.
 
2013-07-16 11:20:41 AM  

Headso: yahoo news is basically a right wing nutter site at this point, take what they say with a grain of salt.


Not that it matters, but what an idiotic comment.

Here's a link to their current headlines.

http://news.yahoo.com/
 
2013-07-16 11:22:01 AM  

I_C_Weener: In the far away future times, mothers will scare their children into being good by telling the story not of the bogeyman, but of the...

...ZIMMERMAN!


One, two, George is coming for you.
Three, four, better lock the door.
Five, six, grab your crucifix.
Seven, eight, try to stay up late.
Nine, ten, never sleep again.
 
2013-07-16 11:25:55 AM  

Pichu0102: In that case, is it our duty as human beings to consciously, postively compensate for subconscious negative biases we have.
That's one of the things it means to live in civilization with other people who are by default not going to be the same as you, is it not?


I agree completely. The unfortunate thing is that most parents, either consciously or unconsciously (consciously, in the case of my parents), reinforce our inherent fears associated with race. Which is why my wife and I do go out of our way to teach our two daughters that everyone is the same.

Which goes a long way in explaining why they both have a variety of friends of differing races (our younger daughter is Chinese, a different race than my wife, older daughter, and me), and also why they're already both outspoken on the topic of marriage equality for gays, even at the ages of 12 and 7.
 
2013-07-16 11:29:53 AM  
Speaking of "everyone of a certain skin color acts the same way"

I'm going to leave this here

fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-07-16 11:30:29 AM  
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all ... The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic ... There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.
 
2013-07-16 11:30:48 AM  
Good to see the community finally protesting all of the black on black violence that is so prevalent in today's society...oh, wait...
 
2013-07-16 11:31:50 AM  
Doesn't have to have anything to do with any inherent "racial" characteristics or predispositions. Some cultural milieus are just sh*tty. Also, what a weird incident to spark all this racial angst. Didn't follow too closely but there didn't seem to be any obvious and explicit racist component to the unfortunate incident. Hoodies aren't a protected class. Should have made it an ageist thing: insidious and institutional anti-teenager bias.
 
2013-07-16 11:32:38 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Civil_War2_Time: ZeroCorpse: Having lived in Lansing, I've watched hordes of lily-white middle-class college students riot and trash their own town over something as stupid as a football game, so I really don't buy the whole idea that this is a racial tendency. It's herd mentality. It's mob mentality. People (mostly you filthy extroverts) get in big crowds, and suddenly you surrender the ability to think for yourself and you do whatever the crowd is doing.

This isn't a Black/White thing. This is an extrovert/introvert thing. There were plenty of African American introverts who didn't join the mob, didn't loot or pillage, and instead stayed home and watched a movie, cooked some dinner, and maybe hugged their family.

I have an honest question for you...

Did those people show up with assault rifles like last night? Or, did they just burn some couches and break a few windows?

I was listening to the police feed last night, and "eight black males with AK-47's and M-16's at Crenshaw and MLK." Also, "12 black and Hispanic males with assault rifles, use of force is authorized, and the 'Rammer Van' is good to go" in that same area.

Mob mentality is one thing, but showing up with assault rifles and AK-47's and M-16's is completely different.

IIRC, they turned over cars, stole people's personal belongings from the cars, smashed shop windows and looted the displays, and lit lots of stuff on fire.

But if you want assault rifles being carried around, you need go no further than the rednecks and hicks who gather to protest the latest thing Obama did to them. This is Michigan, home of the Michigan Militia and several other small groups of crazies with large guns. We have our share of backwoods white guys showing off weapons, trying to be intimidating.

The Lansing college kids didn't brandish AK-47s, but they were pretty quick to figure out the Molotov cocktails, and it takes a whole crowd of them to flip over cars. There were more than a few rapes reported, too, if I recall. ...


Great response. I never heard of that stuff happening up there, and that's why I asked. Thanks.
 
2013-07-16 11:33:14 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Way to go to, guys!

Proving that racial stereotypes, indeed, have a basis in reality.


'Groes gosta ack up...
 
2013-07-16 11:33:44 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: I was being sarcastic. Yeah, I know that "culture" is the new skin color. And it "just happens" that the culture which is most reprehensible to some of you is considered "black" or African-Amerian culture. I'm sure its coincidental and it has nothing to do with growing up being fed the lie that black people want your meager posessions and your white wife. You question the motives of blacks who distrust a system that has treated us unfairly for generations, but you don't question those who think it is responsible and acceptable to profile an African-American as a criminal, based on your lack of responses to those who say it in these threads. On one hand som of you say, "blacks have committed crimes. Therefore is is reasonable to expect a black person will commit some atrocity against you, if given the opportunity". Now, we can probably agree that the judicial system has historically treated blacks unfairly, but you don't think black people have a right to distrust it? I don't know how you reconcile those two thoughts. Of course a majority of black people will default to that position. Until you've been pulled over for an unsignalled lane change and had the dogs search your car you'll probably never get it.

Who the fark is defending rioting? You all are not commenting on the "rioters", you're making racist generalizations about all black people based on the actions of the rioters. You can't show me one post where I supported violence against anyone. Finally, who gives a fark about some hypothetical poll between races about a verdict? If you polled most white people in 005 they would have told you that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. As a matter of fact, we can blame white people for the Bush years because black people voted overwhelmingly for Gore. So, why should I care what a poll of those people say?


Dro, I apologize if it came across that I felt you were defending rioting that isn't the case. While I understand why there would be a bias based upon the historical categorization and treatment of blacks by the judicial system and law enforcement, my question specifically was why a certain ethnic group overwhelmingly constitutes the population of the rioters. Why is it that seemingly every riot, that is the composition? This isn't a question to justify racism or bias, it is a question to try to figure out a way to change that. I think you had a very salient point also with how we identify multiple "white cultures" but broadly refer to it as the "black culture" and grouping everyone together. How then do we break it down to identify the problematic sub cultures so we can effect reform?
 
2013-07-16 11:35:07 AM  
The irony here, is that if they keep breaking into stores and assaulting people one of them will get shot, and the shooter will be acquitted.
 
2013-07-16 11:36:03 AM  
Well, white people did enslave black people so...

imokwithis.jpg
 
2013-07-16 11:37:16 AM  

animesucks: i saw a bunch of cameras recording pretty much everything, including cell phone cameras.  hopefully these people are caught and punished appropriately


I gave you a funny vote.
 
2013-07-16 11:38:38 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-16 11:38:57 AM  
It's awesome that as one of the largest and most diverse nations that has ever existed we let the actions of 0.00004% of the population define the bahvioral characteristics of a certain group of people. It makes thigns so much easier and gives us a chance to feel better about ourselves by giving us some one to feel superior to.
 
2013-07-16 11:41:03 AM  

fat_free: Well, white people did enslave black people so...

imokwithis.jpg


And not a single one living in the US was a slave in the US.

How far back do we get to go to justify our stupidity today?
 
2013-07-16 11:41:10 AM  
What ever side you are on please watch a brilliant man discuss the protests
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sL2f0PoqME
 
2013-07-16 11:41:20 AM  
Isn't there a Sublime song that covers this exact situation?
 
2013-07-16 11:41:25 AM  

Mentat: Can we expect the same outrage for a white woman knocking down a 73 year old man for singing a tribute to Trayvon?

Why yes, there is video.


Yes.  The biatch should go to jail.  I note that she was arrested for the assault.  Good.

And the "protesters" who are breaking the law also should be arrested and go to jail.

Is that somehow controversial?
 
2013-07-16 11:41:47 AM  

Endive Wombat: Why do we not see Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton on TV condemning this behavior?  You want justice, fine, go about it in a peaceful manner.


Because that's been working soo well.

You message of racial inequality needing to be corrected within the Justice System falls on deaf ears when you lash out in violence, theft, and property destruction.  Being a stereotype is not helping your cause!

I think their point of view is that racial inequality in the justice system won't ever be corrected, so fark it. Frankly I can sympathize.
 
2013-07-16 11:41:59 AM  
Pfft. Seen worse with the cop that killed Oscar Grant or even sports victories. At most this will be blown up by the media to be LA Riots 2.0 when they can't even remember how extreme that was.
 
2013-07-16 11:44:40 AM  

error 303: It's awesome that as one of the largest and most diverse nations that has ever existed we let the actions of 0.00004% of the population define the bahvioral characteristics of a certain group of people. It makes thigns so much easier and gives us a chance to feel better about ourselves by giving us some one to feel superior to.


The internet's entire response to this event has been all about people trying to force the facts into their own little extremist worldviews.  Left, right, it's all about making the world make sense without actually examining our own beliefs.
 
2013-07-16 11:44:48 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: What ever side you are on please watch a brilliant man discuss the protests
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sL2f0PoqME


He's michael5732 on youtube
 
2013-07-16 11:45:16 AM  

fat_free: Well, white people did enslave black people so...

imokwithis.jpg


So you're ok with them wrecking their own neighborhood?
 
2013-07-16 11:46:52 AM  

R.A.Danny: fat_free: Well, white people did enslave black people so...

imokwithis.jpg

So you're ok with them wrecking their own neighborhood?


Well, they did enslave each other as well as sell them to whites
 
2013-07-16 11:47:18 AM  
Pichu0102:

I agree it's bad.
I'm still going to call out people who act like only one type of people riot.


go ahead, call out all those imaginary people who claim that only "one type of people" riot.

I hope that it makes you happy.

Also, why don't you call out all those people who claim that the majority of rioters are right handed?

Yeah, that will teach them a lesson.
 
2013-07-16 11:48:03 AM  

R.A.Danny: fat_free: Well, white people did enslave black people so...

imokwithis.jpg

So you're ok with them wrecking their own neighborhood?


It keeps black employment and investment into their neighborhood down. Plus it's a Walmart.

Nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-07-16 11:48:07 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: DROxINxTHExWIND: Tat'dGreaser: Pichu0102: So when are we going to call out all the white sports fans for when sports riots start, property damage is far higher, and people actually start dying?

Oh.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone say that was a good thing

Can we all just agree that anyone who acts like this is bad?

I think the issue is that the Weenersor and some after have suggested that the people were violent because their skin color has some effect on their disposition. That is what I believe Pinchu is reffering too.

Not skin color, but culture. Unfortunately, one skin color in particular gravitates towards that culture. Please explain to me how and why pretty much everyone knew what "race" would be primarily taking part and leading these riots before it happened? Is that not cause for alarm or curious to you that before I even click the link, I probably know what I am going to see? Before the trial is over, we can predict what will happen? Is it sad that certain locations, we know if a sports team wins/loses, we know there will be looting and riots perpetuated primarily by a certain ethnic group?

No one is that dense to believe it is because of skin color. It has nothing to do with skin color. I would be curious to see a poll of people who think GZ is guilty and reason for believing so broken down by race. I can guarantee you that the black vote would HEAVILY reflect that GZ is guilty, and the other races would be on the fence. Who are the racists there? The ones that vote based on obvious bias, or everyone else? The criminals here are the ones rioting. I do not believe they represent the whole, but one race in particular makes up the vast majority OF the rioters. The bad thing is, no one can openly criticize the rioters without being labeled a racist. We cannot talk openly or ask questions, because asking questions and being curious why the disparity in race participation is racist. Can't we move past that petty bullshiat so we can actually you know, fix the real problem?


This is why I have you farkied as "sane on race."
 
2013-07-16 11:48:41 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: Dro, I apologize if it came across that I felt you were defending rioting that isn't the case. While I understand why there would be a bias based upon the historical categorization and treatment of blacks by the judicial system and law enforcement, my question specifically was why a certain ethnic group overwhelmingly constitutes the population of the rioters. Why is it that seemingly every riot, that is the composition? This isn't a question to justify racism or bias, it is a question to try to figure out a way to change that. I think you had a very salient point also with how we identify multiple "white cultures" but broadly refer to it as the "black culture" and grouping everyone together. How then do we break it down to identify the problematic sub cultures so we can effect reform?


See, here's where the problem comes in. White people at Penn State started a riot to protest the firing of a coach who turned a blind eye to pedophilia. Where were all of the posts criticizing "white culture"? White people rioted in Vancouver over a hockey loss. White people riot every year at the G8 Summit. White people riot in college towns ANNUALLY. These are college educated white people who are acting like savages for no apparent reason. No one attributes their behavior to "white culture". But, you can take 2 riots in 20 years where black people were protesting percieved social injustice and question why its always blacks rioting?

We don't need to break down black people into sub-cultures. The only reason that white people do it is so that they can have someone else to look down on. Oh, those people? They're "white trash", that's why they act the way they do. The implication is that they are a seperate species than the person labelling them and therefore they are inferior. We don't need more seperation in society. The key is to treat people like individuals. If some person, black, white, or purple wants to act like an ass then he or she should be called out on it by all of us.
 
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