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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 06:11:58 PM

Clemkadidlefark: 1. You do know the Klan was started by, funded by and approved by the Democrat Party. You do know that, right?
2. You do know the Klan - meaning the Democrat Party - lynched hundreds of blacks following the Civil War. Right?
3. You do remember that it was the Republican Party that, essentially, won the war to end slavery and free blacks to become Citizens?

(wait for it. you know it's coming in the comments)


Democrats and Republicans swapped hats a long ass time ago, you should really get with the program.  Lincoln would not stand a snowball's chance in hell of getting the republican nomination these days.  Probably not the democratic one either, but that's mostly because he keeps hiding in the bushes every time a plane flies by.
 
2013-10-29 06:13:50 PM

MagSeven: strathmeyer: scottydoesntknow: /Good story!

Well your meme is really confusing since the lynch mob behind him were the only racists that day.

The predominately white crowd behind him?


Liberal White Guilt racists. The worst racist ever!
 
2013-10-29 06:37:57 PM

Rezurok: Clemkadidlefark: 1. You do know the Klan was started by, funded by and approved by the Democrat Party. You do know that, right?
2. You do know the Klan - meaning the Democrat Party - lynched hundreds of blacks following the Civil War. Right?
3. You do remember that it was the Republican Party that, essentially, won the war to end slavery and free blacks to become Citizens?

(wait for it. you know it's coming in the comments)

Democrats and Republicans swapped hats a long ass time ago, you should really get with the program.  Lincoln would not stand a snowball's chance in hell of getting the republican nomination these days.  Probably not the democratic one either, but that's mostly because he keeps hiding in the bushes every time a plane flies by.


"AUGHHH!  IRON BIRD!!"
/thanks, D. Letterman
 
2013-10-29 06:41:39 PM

ongbok: MagSeven: strathmeyer: scottydoesntknow: /Good story!

Well your meme is really confusing since the lynch mob behind him were the only racists that day.

The predominately white crowd behind him?

Liberal White Guilt racists. The worst racist ever!


Your trolling now. That's unbecoming.
 
2013-10-29 06:42:16 PM
My forebears have been called rednecks since the 1640's. To the best of my knowledge, none have ever owned another man. Much too downtrodden for that. As a matter of fact, they're Melungeons, one of the first tri-racial isolate groups in this great big melting pot. They married outside their race.
Why is this guy automatically a redneck? It's Ann Arbor, not Ypsitucky. He could just as easily be a fat polack.
 
2013-10-29 06:57:42 PM
Thomas has never heard from the man she saved, but she did once meet a member of his family. Months later, someone came up to her in a coffee shop and said thanks. "What for?" she asked. "That was my dad," the young man replied.

Well, maybe her bravery couldn't convince the racist victim to change his ways, but it sounds like she changed his son.
 
2013-10-29 07:02:59 PM

vygramul: Clemkadidlefark: 1. You do know the Klan was started by, funded by and approved by the Democrat Party. You do know that, right?
2. You do know the Klan - meaning the Democrat Party - lynched hundreds of blacks following the Civil War. Right?
3. You do remember that it was the Republican Party that, essentially, won the war to end slavery and free blacks to become Citizens?

(wait for it. you know it's coming in the comments)

Yes. People know that. They also know it was conservatives.



I'll go with this one.

Okay, while the Union, under the sway of this new progressive party known as Republicans was killing it's way to the South to free the slaves and end slavery ..

.. the Union was simultaneously eradicating indigenous American populations in the West. Ethnic cleansing on a wholesale level. And as soon the Union's war to end slavery ground down the Union began killing the Native people everywhere they could find them. And if they weren't killed outright, they were forced into squalor that would have made Nazis recoil.

Democrats and slavery
Republicans and ethnic cleansing

What do these have in common?
 
2013-10-29 07:03:07 PM
Liberal, progressive and multicultural


Perpetuate the myth. *closes article*

Also, why is it so goddamn hard to type in non italics after using them?
 
2013-10-29 07:15:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-29 07:21:47 PM

boyvoyeur: Keshia Thomas was 18 when the Ku Klux Klan,

Wait, which one are they?

the white supremacist organisation, held a rally in her home town in Michigan.

Oh, that one. Okay, I got it. Proceed.


Keep in mind, this was written by a British news organization on a British news web site.
 
2013-10-29 07:24:21 PM

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Why don't these rednecks racists ever fly the REAL Confederate flag?


Hey now, don't conflate us honest rednecks with racists. Rednecks are not all racists, or even poor or uneducated. Bigot.
 
2013-10-29 07:29:23 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: kerrigand: a person who's belief system revolves around believing that certain people are less than him and should be killed because of it.

Not arguing with anything you've said. I just wanted to pull out this quote to point out that it could be used to describe a lot of religious people (from various religions, no less).


Or half of fark's politics tab, a fair number of people in fat bashing threads, and just about every damn person on fark that uses redneck as a derogatory term.
 
2013-10-29 07:32:07 PM

wellreadneck: My forebears have been called rednecks since the 1640's. To the best of my knowledge, none have ever owned another man. Much too downtrodden for that. As a matter of fact, they're Melungeons, one of the first tri-racial isolate groups in this great big melting pot. They married outside their race.
Why is this guy automatically a redneck? It's Ann Arbor, not Ypsitucky. He could just as easily be a fat polack.


You, I like you.
 
2013-10-29 07:34:12 PM
Weird to see black and white photos of this still. Dwyer blew his brains back in 1987 and that caused the AP to always use color.
 
2013-10-29 07:50:51 PM

mutterfark: raanne: mutterfark: Because some stories of courage and decency are inspiring enough to be re-told?

I don't disagree. I just literally meant what was the reason for retelling this specific story? I remember it well, it got a lot of press. I was just wondering if there was something related that caused it to pop back up. No arguments that its a great story worth retelling from me though.

Ah, I should have just said I hadn't heard the story before without the "snark". Oh well, that's one of the reasons why I like Fark so much, old news for some is still news for others. Cheers! :)


No problems. I realized how it sounded after I sent it.
 
2013-10-29 08:10:07 PM

hugram: Oblig
[i165.photobucket.com image 639x385]


http://www.snopes.com/photos/medical/klaner.asp
 
2013-10-29 08:14:00 PM

SirEattonHogg: She's a better person that me.  I would have popped open a beer and watched the beat down.


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


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?


Relatively Obscure: 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.


How Liberal, progressive and multicultural of you fine folk.

Please, do go on with your normal comments on Teabaggers.
 
2013-10-29 08:17:15 PM
As the venom took hold and the feeling in her limbs faded, she managed to look back at him.
"Why did you do that?" she asked.  "Now we'll both die."
"Look, biatch," he replied, "you knew I was a scorpion."
 
2013-10-29 08:23:41 PM

Clemkadidlefark: 1. You do know the Klan was started by, funded by and approved by the Democrat Party. You do know that, right?
2. You do know the Klan - meaning the Democrat Party - lynched hundreds of blacks following the Civil War. Right?
3. You do remember that it was the Republican Party that, essentially, won the war to end slavery and free blacks to become Citizens?

(wait for it. you know it's coming in the comments)


You do know that sniffing spray paint is bad for you, right?
 
2013-10-29 08:50:46 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: And really we do still live in a world where there is rampant racism and judgement all the way around our culture. Why hell even at places like Hooters they still make the black waitresses wear the same stockings, and I realize this is bad but some part of my inner self likes that because when they bring me food it takes me back to owning land and people.


So... Exactly how old are you? Owning people hasn't been a thing since 1863 (or 1865, technically).
 
2013-10-29 08:56:03 PM
And about 5 times in the past month, there have been numerous cases of blacks attacking people, while actually saying things like "we just wanted to kill a cracker," that never make the news, and rarely ever even get greenlighted on Fark.

But Trayvon.
 
2013-10-29 09:03:33 PM

topcon: And about 5 times in the past month, there have been numerous cases of blacks attacking people, while actually saying things like "we just wanted to kill a cracker," that never make the news, and rarely ever even get greenlighted on Fark.

But Trayvon.


Lighten up, Francis.
i18.photobucket.com
You'll get over it.
 
2013-10-29 09:11:25 PM

jso2897: topcon: And about 5 times in the past month, there have been numerous cases of blacks attacking people, while actually saying things like "we just wanted to kill a cracker," that never make the news, and rarely ever even get greenlighted on Fark.

But Trayvon.

Lighten up, Francis.

You'll get over it.


That bastard, it was share size.
 
2013-10-29 09:19:40 PM

jso2897: topcon: And about 5 times in the past month, there have been numerous cases of blacks attacking people, while actually saying things like "we just wanted to kill a cracker," that never make the news, and rarely ever even get greenlighted on Fark.

But Trayvon.

Lighten up, Francis.
[i18.photobucket.com image 620x465]
You'll get over it.


Is there a specific name for purple drank made with cost-cutter candy?
 
2013-10-29 10:49:37 PM
Combustion:
Nobody can tell me what it means, just "not slavery!!!!" or some generalized word like "heritage."

Come on, man. It means heritage. And tradition. It means a traditional heritage -- of racism and slavery.

I was surprised to learn recently that the Confederacy had several flags, and that one wasn't one of them. Also that one of the Confederacy's flags is called the "stars and bars", and that flag doesn't look anything like the one we're talking about here.

The flag that that fatcist is wearing was the flag of some Confederate military units. It was pretty obscure until the mid-twentieth century civil rights era, when white Southern, uh . . . what's the term? Cracker-ass bigots? Let's just say folks who opposed the civil rights movement. Anyway, those folks dug up that flag and started adding it to state flags. Next thing you know, it's on The Dukes of Hazzard. And in The Onion.
 
2013-10-29 11:38:11 PM
Staged, duh
 
2013-10-29 11:43:32 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: [img.fark.net image 464x464]

Am I the only one that thinks something looks a little "off", in this picture? It looks like it's staged, or something. It looks like the redneck guy is trying to look like he's running, but the people behind him don't look like they're chasing someone. Maybe it's just me, but it looks odd, for some reason.


none of them really look like running is their thing.
 
2013-10-30 12:26:38 AM

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.


Yes, and very cleverly wore a Confederate shirt and boldly bared his Nazi tattoo for all to show he was a remorseful man. Clever man that guy.
 
2013-10-30 12:44:50 AM
How mighty white of her...
 
2013-10-30 01:04:46 AM

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, it looks like there's some statement containing 'you wear' on the top of the shirt, it could possibly have been meant ironically(though unlikely).  The SS could have been the result of drunk friends or even something else entirely(though again, unlikely).  Sufficient doubt that a lynch mob isn't a good idea.  Not that it's a good idea in the case anyways - we want the moral high ground; don't give the racists any points they can harp on.

IdBeCrazyIf: Fat people are like tractors, they take time to build up the needed torque before getting into gear


That and it takes mobs a bit of time to work their nerve up(it has to be done collectively; nobody wants to be <i>first</i>) to really attack.

That and, well, running was maybe a mistake - triggers chase instincts.
 
2013-10-30 09:26:46 AM

Clemkadidlefark: vygramul: Clemkadidlefark: 1. You do know the Klan was started by, funded by and approved by the Democrat Party. You do know that, right?
2. You do know the Klan - meaning the Democrat Party - lynched hundreds of blacks following the Civil War. Right?
3. You do remember that it was the Republican Party that, essentially, won the war to end slavery and free blacks to become Citizens?

(wait for it. you know it's coming in the comments)

Yes. People know that. They also know it was conservatives.


I'll go with this one.

Okay, while the Union, under the sway of this new progressive party known as Republicans was killing it's way to the South to free the slaves and end slavery ..

.. the Union was simultaneously eradicating indigenous American populations in the West. Ethnic cleansing on a wholesale level. And as soon the Union's war to end slavery ground down the Union began killing the Native people everywhere they could find them. And if they weren't killed outright, they were forced into squalor that would have made Nazis recoil.

Democrats and slavery
Republicans and ethnic cleansing

What do these have in common?


150 years of additional historical context?
 
2013-10-30 10:13:57 AM
Not sure what benefit to mankind was served by alllowing a piece of shiat neo-nazi klansman to remain breathing.
 
2013-10-30 10:16:09 AM

Clemkadidlefark: 1. You do know the Klan was started by, funded by and approved by the Democrat Party. You do know that, right?
2. You do know the Klan - meaning the Democrat Party - lynched hundreds of blacks following the Civil War. Right?
3. You do remember that it was the Republican Party that, essentially, won the war to end slavery and free blacks to become Citizens?

(wait for it. you know it's coming in the comments)


So I and apparently a number of other people totally missed what you did there with that parenthetical expression.
 
2013-10-30 10:21:51 AM

kregh99: Not sure what benefit to mankind was served by alllowing a piece of shiat neo-nazi klansman to remain breathing.


Think about it this way; one more solid Republican voter was saved that day.
 
2013-10-30 10:30:40 AM
One man's heroic tag is another man's dumbass tag.
 
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