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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
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14383 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Oct 2013 at 3:48 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-29 01:54:32 PM  
12 votes:
l.wigflip.com

/Good story!
2013-10-29 04:20:42 PM  
11 votes:

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


www.telecoms.com
2013-10-29 02:17:53 PM  
11 votes:
Wait, is that Andy Reid?
2013-10-29 04:01:34 PM  
8 votes:
weaponsman.com
2013-10-29 04:31:15 PM  
6 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: 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.


Fat people are like tractors, they take time to build up the needed torque before getting into gear
2013-10-29 05:09:02 PM  
4 votes:
img.fark.net

clarksvillewtf.com

/shenanigans.
2013-10-29 03:53:04 PM  
4 votes:
Oblig
i165.photobucket.com
2013-10-29 07:15:15 PM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-10-29 04:02:18 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:00:22 PM  
3 votes:
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 03:58:57 PM  
3 votes:

ggowins: Wait, is that Andy Reid?


That's Bill Swerski!

zembla.cementhorizon.com
2013-10-29 05:16:30 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-10-29 04:18:30 PM  
2 votes:
news.bbcimg.co.uk

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 04:11:30 PM  
2 votes:
This is also how Obama's parents met.
2013-10-29 03:52:58 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:52:01 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:11:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:33:11 PM  
1 vote:

ongbok: Sin_City_Superhero: ongbok: Sin_City_Superhero: "She put herself at physical risk to protect someone who, in my opinion, would not have done the same for her," he says. "Who does that in this world?"


That's one hell of an assumption you've got there. You have no idea how this man would've reacted, had the roles been reversed. For all you know, he might've done the exact same thing. That said, it was nice of her to save Andy Ried, like that.  Chief's fans everywhere would like to thank you...

For some reason I don't think a person who thinks Black people should be property and aren't equal to him would risk his own safety to save a black woman that was being beaten by a mob of people that thought like him. Call me crazy, but I don't think it would happen

sweetmelissa31: Considering he was at a rally to demonstrate his hate for blacks, Jews, etc. and he never even thanked her for saving him, the assumption seems to be a good one. If he can't say thank you, what makes you think he'd go into harm's way to help her?

Well, she was at a rally to protest against what this guy stood for, and she did the right thing any way. It is possible that, given a reversal of roles, he would've done the same thing.

She was there to protest against hate and intolerance, he was there to promote hate and intolerance. For some reason I think a person who is standing up against hate and intolerance would be more incline to stop someone, even a person they disliked, from getting beaten than a person who's belief system revolves around believing that certain people are less than him and should be killed because of it.


That's probably one of the best and most wholehearted statements I have ever heard from anyone in the last 30 years or so.

/stop it
//this is Fark.
2013-10-29 04:09:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:07:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:05:24 PM  
1 vote:
and that's the story of Pocohantas and John Smith!
2013-10-29 04:00:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:56:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:54:17 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:54:16 PM  
1 vote:
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?
 
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