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(BBC)   In 1996, a teenage black girl saved the life of a fat white redneck from a mob trying to kill his Nazi ass   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 135
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2013-10-29 01:47:55 PM  
Can't get a better use of that tag than that.
 
2013-10-29 01:54:32 PM  
l.wigflip.com

/Good story!
 
2013-10-29 02:01:28 PM  
Ah, the ol' "You wear your X and I'll wear mine" shirt.  Not much better to identify an incredibly stupid, shiatty person.  Except maybe SS tattoos.
 
2013-10-29 02:07:04 PM  
And maybe beating someone down in a mob.  That's often kind of shiatty too.
 
2013-10-29 02:17:53 PM  
Wait, is that Andy Reid?
 
2013-10-29 03:09:07 PM  
Hero tag well deserved.

/Reminds me NOT to wear a Pride T-shirt at my next KKK rally.
 
2013-10-29 03:37:30 PM  

Relatively Obscure: And maybe beating someone down in a mob.  That's often kind of shiatty too.


Yeah, but on the other hand, he's a Nazi.
 
2013-10-29 03:46:02 PM  

ggowins: Wait, is that Andy Reid?


Why else do you think he drafted Donovan McNabb?
 
2013-10-29 03:51:26 PM  
She's a better person that me.  I would have popped open a beer and watched the beat down.
 
2013-10-29 03:52:01 PM  
Well, this is a quicker trip from the front page of Reddit to the front page of Fark than one usually sees.
 
2013-10-29 03:52:17 PM  
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2013-10-29 03:52:58 PM  
Is there any back story on the fatcist? Did his life change at all? Did he become a better person in any way, shape or form?
 
2013-10-29 03:53:04 PM  
Oblig
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2013-10-29 03:53:27 PM  
The Psycology behind the study of crowd mentality would place the mob lynching as a normal reaction, When everyone else does it, is okay.

So, under that pretense, would that mean that this woman was ill-adjusted? Because if that's the case, I want to see more ill-adjusted people.
 
2013-10-29 03:54:16 PM  
It was unclear whether the man was a Ku Klux Klan supporter, but to the anti-KKK protesters, his clothes and tattoos represented exactly what they had come to resist. The Confederate flag he wore was for them a symbol of hatred and racism, while the SS tattoo on his arm pointed to a belief in white supremacy, or worse.

What was unclear about it?
 
2013-10-29 03:54:17 PM  
I'm waiting to hear how this will somehow be spun to make her the bad guy. Don't let me down Fark.
 
2013-10-29 03:54:20 PM  

vygramul: Can't get a better use of that tag than that.


This.  She is a far better person than I.
 
2013-10-29 03:56:27 PM  
Ah, I remember that.  The ones who got arrested for assault had some interesting "supporters," who posted placards all over town saying "No free speech for fascists!" (anyone to the right of Castro in their thinking).  (Their signs always included a demand of 40 hours pay for 30 hours work in the fine print, no matter what the subject du jour was.)

It was a confluence of jerks all the way around.
 
2013-10-29 03:56:48 PM  
FTA: "Liberal, progressive and multicultural, Ann Arbor was an unusual place for the KKK to choose..."

Later: "There were shouts of 'Kill the Nazi' and the man began to run - but he was knocked to the ground. A group surrounded him, kicking him and hitting him with the wooden sticks of their placards."
 
2013-10-29 03:57:07 PM  
Amusing.

That whole...

"Let's react to what we think is a Nazi by behaving like a bunch of Nazis"

..thing never gets old.

See, OWS were far from the first group to do that.
 
2013-10-29 03:57:33 PM  
Brave woman. I hope I would have the same response. Glad her story has been told.
 
2013-10-29 03:57:41 PM  
As I understand it, later on, she was approached by someone in a diner who thanked her for saving their father.
 
2013-10-29 03:58:35 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Ah, I remember that.  The ones who got arrested for assault had some interesting "supporters," who posted placards all over town saying "No free speech for fascists!" (anyone to the right of Castro in their thinking).  (Their signs always included a demand of 40 hours pay for 30 hours work in the fine print, no matter what the subject du jour was.)

It was a confluence of jerks all the way around.


Though I should say that this young lady's impulse to protect a guy--despite his being a jerk--is good.

Dang, I'm glad those annual "events" are over.  These nimrods would show up from way out of town once a year and it was nothing but trouble.
 
2013-10-29 03:58:57 PM  

ggowins: Wait, is that Andy Reid?


That's Bill Swerski!

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2013-10-29 03:59:58 PM  

rudemix: Is there any back story on the fatcist? Did his life change at all? Did he become a better person in any way, shape or form?


Well further down in the story it says that months later his son thanked her for saving his dad.
 
2013-10-29 04:00:07 PM  

I Browse: I'm waiting to hear how this will somehow be spun to make her the bad guy. Don't let me down Fark.


Umm... Sorry, I'm out of snark.
 
2013-10-29 04:00:22 PM  
In 1996, a fat teenage black girl saved the life of a fat white redneck from a fat mob trying to kill his fat  Nazi ass

fixed
 
2013-10-29 04:00:24 PM  

hardinparamedic: Relatively Obscure: And maybe beating someone down in a mob.  That's often kind of shiatty too.

Yeah, but on the other hand, he's a Nazi.


Well, he's not EXACTLY a Nazi.  But he is an apparent shiathead, so I *get* it, yeah.  Still not necessarily what one SHOULD do, though, to beat him senseless.  But yes, all signs point to this dude being a world class piece of crap.
 
2013-10-29 04:01:15 PM  

boog: FTA: "Liberal, progressive and multicultural, Ann Arbor was an unusual place for the KKK to choose..."

Later: "There were shouts of 'Kill the Nazi' and the man began to run - but he was knocked to the ground. A group surrounded him, kicking him and hitting him with the wooden sticks of their placards."


Again, mob mentality. You can be the most enlightened person ever, but a lot of times, when the majority reacts violently, you might, too.
 
2013-10-29 04:01:34 PM  
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2013-10-29 04:02:18 PM  
Great find, though my misreading of this bit made me chuckle:

"That some in Ann Arbor have been heard grumbling that she should have left the man to his fate, only speaks of how far they have drifted from their own humanity. And of the crying need to get it back.
Keshia's choice was to affirm what they have lost.
Keshia's choice was human.
Keshia's choice was hope."

By Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Leonard Pitts Jr. The Miami Herald, 29 June 1996

They're giving Pultizers to internet comments now?  I need to step up my game.
 
2013-10-29 04:02:51 PM  
I'd never heard this story before. Thank you subby. That was certainly uplifting.

The hero tag is much deserved. I love what this girl did.
 
2013-10-29 04:05:24 PM  
and that's the story of Pocohantas and John Smith!
 
2013-10-29 04:05:54 PM  
And to this day, Fatty McGoosestep still has never even so much as said "Thanks".
 
2013-10-29 04:07:02 PM  

number8: Well, this is a quicker trip from the front page of Reddit to the front page of Fark than one usually sees.


Be sure to keep track of that for us, will you?
 
2013-10-29 04:07:24 PM  
I would have beat him myself. If you're dumb enough to willingly walk into enemy territory, you have to accept the consequences.
 
2013-10-29 04:08:39 PM  

macadamnut: It was unclear whether the man was a Ku Klux Klan supporter, but to the anti-KKK protesters, his clothes and tattoos represented exactly what they had come to resist. The Confederate flag he wore was for them a symbol of hatred and racism, while the SS tattoo on his arm pointed to a belief in white supremacy, or worse.

What was unclear about it?


Playing Devil's Advocate, perhaps he was repentant and wanted to stand with the protestors as an act of bravery against "his kind."  I'd truly like to know more about him.  He was, after all, apparently standing peacefully with the protestors, not marching with the bad guys.
 
2013-10-29 04:08:59 PM  

macadamnut: It was unclear whether the man was a Ku Klux Klan supporter, but to the anti-KKK protesters, his clothes and tattoos represented exactly what they had come to resist. The Confederate flag he wore was for them a symbol of hatred and racism, while the SS tattoo on his arm pointed to a belief in white supremacy, or worse.

What was unclear about it?


well... they are all different groups/ethos/sentiments.

the confederate flag rages from bring back slavery to redneck dumbassery...  outside of racism, they probably want small government.

the SS thing is a little extreme, and is either nazi nostalgia, or some kind of neo-nazi non-sense.  outside of racism, they probably want fascism.

and then there's the ku klux klan... in addition to racism, they probably want some degree of socialism, or at least, some strong protectionist economic strategies, because they're predominately poor white people that don't like competition, and would rather have high tariffs so they don't have to compete with the rest of the world.

so, outside of the necessary racist component, you have very differing groups here.

/ i don't know much about racist groups, so it's possibly i just made all this up.  but, all for the purpose to say that a careful person would be reluctant to say it was clear... especially a person who could be sued for defamation.
 
2013-10-29 04:09:08 PM  
I've never heard this story, very glad that I have now.  Hopefully there's more like her out there.
 
2013-10-29 04:09:53 PM  

rudemix: Is there any back story on the fatcist? Did his life change at all? Did he become a better person in any way, shape or form?


He's now a Congressman from Kansas on speed dial from the Koch Brothers.  Look it up.
 
2013-10-29 04:11:00 PM  
As much as we want to convince ourselves that we're civilized, with our lattes and Large Hadron Colliders, deep down we're just a bunch of jibbering, shiat-chucking animals who can be goaded into blind rage by lust, anger and other primitive motivators.

WHO WANTS TO fark?
 
2013-10-29 04:11:30 PM  
This is also how Obama's parents met.
 
2013-10-29 04:11:50 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: In 1996, a fat teenage black girl saved the life of a fat white redneck from a fat mob trying to kill his fat  Nazi ass

fixed


Rule 348 invoked.

Original poster must now post pic of self for evaluation by community.
 
2013-10-29 04:12:02 PM  
I remember this. I was in High School. In Ann Arbor. This was really big news 17 years ago. Why are we talking about it now?
 
2013-10-29 04:13:59 PM  

macadamnut: It was unclear whether the man was a Ku Klux Klan supporter, but to the anti-KKK protesters, his clothes and tattoos represented exactly what they had come to resist. The Confederate flag he wore was for them a symbol of hatred and racism, while the SS tattoo on his arm pointed to a belief in white supremacy, or worse.

What was unclear about it?


Woah right there. I was told that flag is NOT about slavery NOR racism.

Nobody can tell me what it means, just "not slavery!!!!" or some generalized word like "heritage."
 
2013-10-29 04:14:59 PM  

I Browse: I'm waiting to hear how this will somehow be spun to make her the bad guy. Don't let me down Fark.


Yeah, me too. Extra points if someone can bring Obama into it.
 
2013-10-29 04:18:26 PM  

rugman11: Great find, though my misreading of this bit made me chuckle:

"That some in Ann Arbor have been heard grumbling that she should have left the man to his fate, only speaks of how far they have drifted from their own humanity. And of the crying need to get it back.
Keshia's choice was to affirm what they have lost.
Keshia's choice was human.
Keshia's choice was hope."
By Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Leonard Pitts Jr. The Miami Herald, 29 June 1996

They're giving Pultizers to internet comments now?  I need to step up my game.


1996, dude. 1996.
 
2013-10-29 04:18:30 PM  
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The truth behind what caused Chris Farley's death.

Kid Shelleen: macadamnut: It was unclear whether the man was a Ku Klux Klan supporter, but to the anti-KKK protesters, his clothes and tattoos represented exactly what they had come to resist. The Confederate flag he wore was for them a symbol of hatred and racism, while the SS tattoo on his arm pointed to a belief in white supremacy, or worse.

What was unclear about it?

Playing Devil's Advocate, perhaps he was repentant and wanted to stand with the protestors as an act of bravery against "his kind."  I'd truly like to know more about him.  He was, after all, apparently standing peacefully with the protestors, not marching with the bad guys.


He was being a troll and got his ass kicked by a bunch of people who were tired of these racist assholes. In the 90's the Klan was known for holding rallies in cities where they knew they wouldn't be accepted and sending one of their more ignorant members out into the crowd to get a violent reaction from the crowd. They did this in several cities in the 90's, and there was even a Nightline segment about one of their rallies were one of their members that was sent out into the crowd to troll got his ass kicked, and after the other Klan members were watching the tape of it high fiveing and congratulating each other that they got the crowd to act violently.
 
2013-10-29 04:19:02 PM  
Thomas has never heard from the man she saved

Ugh. Asshole doesn't even have the nerve to thank her.
 
2013-10-29 04:19:28 PM  
Why don't these rednecks racists ever fly the REAL Confederate flag?
 
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