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2014-07-21 09:48:34 AM  
Looking at the one photograph provided, there's a white dude, a couple of black dudes, and half a dozen shades of brown. Maybe they skipped stereotyping the crowd because there's a bit of diversity among folks that want to bust some shiat up on a Sunday afternoon.
 
2014-07-21 09:59:10 AM  
It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.
 
2014-07-21 10:02:50 AM  

question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.


Anti-Semitic Semitics.
 
2014-07-21 10:12:33 AM  

James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.


is that like black people hating black people for being black?
 
2014-07-21 10:18:41 AM  

somedude210: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

is that like black people hating black people for being black?


Maybe?  Maybe black Baptists hating black Methodists because their religion is different.
 
2014-07-21 10:21:38 AM  

somedude210: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

is that like black people hating black people for being black?


Lets not even get into non-Semitic Jews.  Cause, it's a religion not a race.
 
2014-07-21 10:25:14 AM  

James!: somedude210: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

is that like black people hating black people for being black?

Lets not even get into non-Semitic Jews.  Cause, it's a religion not a race.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic_people  -- If Semetic people are defined by their lineage and the language they speak, not by their religion, would it not be cultural?
 
2014-07-21 10:25:29 AM  

James!: Cause, it's a religion not and a race.


Don't forget all those Jewish atheists, too.
 
2014-07-21 10:31:02 AM  
Teh crazy, she is contagious! Honh, honh, honh!
 
2014-07-21 10:51:20 AM  

question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.


It's because ignorant journalists use anti-semitic instead of the proper anti-jewish.
They probably think that they are showing how educated that they are.

Go a step further, I wonder how many Jews in France are Semitic, rather than eastern european or northern?
 
2014-07-21 10:56:22 AM  

namatad: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

It's because ignorant journalists use anti-semitic instead of the proper anti-jewish.
They probably think that they are showing how educated that they are.

Go a step further, I wonder how many Jews in France are Semitic, rather than eastern european or northern?


But journalists are supposed to be the pinnacle of analysis and critical thinking!  They're getting things wrong?  You don't say!
 
2014-07-21 11:03:10 AM  
Funny, they all look French to me. Of course, it does say "French youths" in the first sentence.
 
2014-07-21 11:04:16 AM  

question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.


And the Carthaginians, too!  Everyone forgets about the Carthaginians...
 
2014-07-21 11:10:18 AM  

question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.


I did not know that.
 
2014-07-21 11:11:14 AM  

James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.


You are just playing Semitic semantics
 
2014-07-21 11:11:16 AM  

James!: Lets not even get into non-Semitic Jews. Cause, it's a religion not a race.


i.imgur.com

Judaism is course religious, but also has different ethnic and cultural dimensions too. Its very diverse. Its about groups of worldwide people tied together by histories and an experience of spiritual kinship with Abraham and Sarah. But Yemenite Jews and Ashkenazi are all still Jews too, as well as many others. The term Semitic certainly has a number of related definitions, but that doesn't change the modern definition of anti-semitic. We all know what that means, and it doesn't mean anti-Phoencian.
 
2014-07-21 11:13:19 AM  

question_dj: somedude210: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

is that like black people hating black people for being black?

Maybe?  Maybe black Baptists hating black Methodists because their religion is different.


My white grandparents were black Baptists.  Seriously, "black Baptists" in Nova Scotia was a term for very traditional/strict Baptists.  My Grandmother would not be a passenger in a vehicle carrying booze.
 
2014-07-21 11:16:24 AM  
I'm confused now, will someone please tell me which ethnic group I should hate?
 
2014-07-21 11:16:40 AM  

Somacandra: James!: Lets not even get into non-Semitic Jews. Cause, it's a religion not a race.

[i.imgur.com image 568x242]

Judaism is course religious, but also has different ethnic and cultural dimensions too. Its very diverse. Its about groups of worldwide people tied together by histories and an experience of spiritual kinship with Abraham and Sarah. But Yemenite Jews and Ashkenazi are all still Jews too, as well as many others. The term Semitic certainly has a number of related definitions, but that doesn't change the modern definition of anti-semitic. We all know what that means, and it doesn't mean anti-Phoencian.


Now whose playing Semitic semantics?
 
2014-07-21 11:16:51 AM  

gopher321: I'm confused now, will someone please tell me which ethnic group I should hate?


Belgians.
 
2014-07-21 11:19:50 AM  
Dumb all over.

/A little ugly on the side.

James!: gopher321: I'm confused now, will someone please tell me which ethnic group I should hate?

Belgians.


But, but, but waffles!

/And chocolate.
//Me? I hate Carnies.
///Carnies are a race, right?
 
2014-07-21 11:20:15 AM  

James!: gopher321: I'm confused now, will someone please tell me which ethnic group I should hate?

Belgians.


Which?  The Flemmish or Waloons?
 
2014-07-21 11:21:33 AM  
I know we're all supposed to be looking at this through a racial lens, but I can attest that Israel doesn't get a lot of support from the French, regardless of color or creed.
 
2014-07-21 11:22:02 AM  
I would've guessed 'French'.
 
2014-07-21 11:22:38 AM  
They're not "pro-Palestinian" demonstrators.  If they were pro-Palestinian, they'd be protesting against Hamas for causing this war and for endangering the Palestinian people.  These are pro-Hamas rioters.
 
2014-07-21 11:22:38 AM  

namatad: t's because ignorant journalists use anti-semitic instead of the proper anti-jewish.


i.imgur.com

No, that's not the same thing at all. Anti-Judaism is a necessary historical precursor of anti-Semitism, but anti-Semitism is not simply anti-religious--it's also racist as well. There was anti-Judaism before the creation of anti-Semitism.
 
2014-07-21 11:22:40 AM  

question_dj: James!: gopher321: I'm confused now, will someone please tell me which ethnic group I should hate?

Belgians.

Which?  The Flemmish or Waloons?


Once a Waloon tried to offer me a ride to the airport but I knew better, he just wanted to harvest my organs for jam.
 
2014-07-21 11:25:52 AM  

James!: Now whose playing Semitic semantics?


i.imgur.com

All I can think of is that scene from Lethal Weapon 3: "Semantics? I'm always up for some antics!"

/ironic?
 
2014-07-21 11:27:17 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: And the Carthaginians, too! Everyone forgets about the Carthaginians...


upload.wikimedia.org

/Carthagian
//Pretty much forgotten
 
2014-07-21 11:28:03 AM  

mrshowrules: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

You are just playing the Semitic Semantics


Fantastic name for a band.
 
2014-07-21 11:28:53 AM  

Somacandra: James!: Now whose playing Semitic semantics?

[i.imgur.com image 615x472]

All I can think of is that scene from Lethal Weapon 3: "Semantics? I'm always up for some antics!"

/ironic?


He sure got up to some anti-Semitic semantic antics.
 
2014-07-21 11:50:14 AM  

James!: Somacandra: James!: Now whose playing Semitic semantics?

[i.imgur.com image 615x472]

All I can think of is that scene from Lethal Weapon 3: "Semantics? I'm always up for some antics!"

/ironic?

He sure got up to some anti-Semitic semantic antics.


static.guim.co.uk

♪♫ Frantic anti-Semitic semantics at the Atlantic Antic ♪♫
 
2014-07-21 11:54:21 AM  

James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.


A bukkake of semitics.
 
2014-07-21 11:54:38 AM  

James!: He sure got up to some anti-Semitic semantic antics.


i.imgur.com

R.I.P. Just another Anti-Semitic Semantic Manic Antic Monday
 
2014-07-21 12:06:38 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: And the Carthaginians, too! Everyone forgets about the Carthaginians...


You know nothing about the Carthaginians, and I know everything about them!

/Bartlet for President
 
2014-07-21 12:12:20 PM  

James!: somedude210: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

is that like black people hating black people for being black?

Lets not even get into non-Semitic Jews.  Cause, it's a religion not a race.


Now, ask the next question- How does one tell one race from another? It's not simply skin color, or culture, or language. It's a weird blend of all of them- because race ISN'T a thing. We've created it and act like its real, but it's not.  Granted, easy for white guy to say, but 200 years ago, I wasn't white.  I was some weird German/Irish mutt, because whiteness wasn't a thing.
 
2014-07-21 12:12:35 PM  
Any Anti-Semantic rioting?
 
2014-07-21 12:12:44 PM  
Having some above average familiarity with Parisian culture compared to your average Yankee, I can safely assure you, Submitter, that these youths are French in nationality, second or third generation. They are also probably largely secular: the source of their anger is lack of job and educational opportunities for people like "them".

But to throw you a bone, I can also assure you that probably 60% of them are named Mohammed. Not coincidentally, this is largely the source of their aforementioned inability to find meaningful employment.
 
2014-07-21 12:12:58 PM  

mrshowrules: question_dj: somedude210: James!: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

Anti-Semitic Semitics.

is that like black people hating black people for being black?

Maybe?  Maybe black Baptists hating black Methodists because their religion is different.

My white grandparents were black Baptists.  Seriously, "black Baptists" in Nova Scotia was a term for very traditional/strict Baptists.  My Grandmother would not be a passenger in a vehicle carrying booze.


So no antifreeze or gasoline? Stanley Steamer okay?
 
2014-07-21 12:13:00 PM  
Nothing does more for your cause than burning down a European synagogue. Except maybe going to Auschwitz and relighting the ovens.

Stay classy, young angry Palestinians.
 
2014-07-21 12:13:27 PM  

James!: Somacandra: James!: Now whose playing Semitic semantics?

[i.imgur.com image 615x472]

All I can think of is that scene from Lethal Weapon 3: "Semantics? I'm always up for some antics!"

/ironic?

He sure got up to some anti-Semitic semantic antics.


it gave him some tics.
 
2014-07-21 12:13:50 PM  
Nationality? I'm sure they're all French.
Genetically? Probably not.
 
2014-07-21 12:14:09 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: question_dj: It's so confusing how Jewish people became the defacto Semetic people, when Arab people are Semetic too.

And the Carthaginians, too!  Everyone forgets about the Carthaginians...


Not true, Carthage is one of my cultures of choice in Civ 3!


As to the article...French people rioting. News at 11.
 
2014-07-21 12:14:55 PM  

James!: gopher321: I'm confused now, will someone please tell me which ethnic group I should hate?

Belgians.


But know one even knows if the Belgae were Celtic, Germanic, a hybrid, or a preceding group overrun by both! Caesar was unclear in his reports.
 
2014-07-21 12:14:58 PM  
There was a house party that turned into a riot in my city over the weekend. I'm outraged that the article didn't tell me what ethnic group the perpetrators belonged to! OUTRAGE
 
2014-07-21 12:15:24 PM  
No one thought to check Wikipedia?  

While the term's etymology might suggest that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic people, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass ("Jew-hatred"), and that has been its normal use since then. For the purposes of a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism was considered "hatred toward Jews-individually and as a group-that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity."
 
2014-07-21 12:17:16 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: James!: Somacandra: James!: Now whose playing Semitic semantics?

[i.imgur.com image 615x472]

All I can think of is that scene from Lethal Weapon 3: "Semantics? I'm always up for some antics!"

/ironic?

He sure got up to some anti-Semitic semantic antics.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

♪♫ Frantic anti-Semitic semantics at the Atlantic Antic ♪♫


No sleep till Haifa!
 
2014-07-21 12:19:28 PM  

bglove25: How does one tell one race from another? It's not simply skin color, or culture, or language. It's a weird blend of all of them- because race ISN'T a thing.


Precisely. Race isn't a biological fact--its a historically conditioned "cultural fact." Race is the experience of being "raced" by others in a particular society. Experience can change perception--just as Malcolm X changed his attitude toward "race" by performing Hajj with others who would have been radically different in the USA but experienced each other as common Muslims rather than raced people.
 
2014-07-21 12:20:04 PM  

Somacandra: James!: Lets not even get into non-Semitic Jews. Cause, it's a religion not a race.

[i.imgur.com image 568x242]

Judaism is course religious, but also has different ethnic and cultural dimensions too. Its very diverse. Its about groups of worldwide people tied together by histories and an experience of spiritual kinship with Abraham and Sarah. But Yemenite Jews and Ashkenazi are all still Jews too, as well as many others. The term Semitic certainly has a number of related definitions, but that doesn't change the modern definition of anti-semitic. We all know what that means, and it doesn't mean anti-Phoencian.


YES, you are correct in your definition semitic ...
But as I learned, from multiple source, that antisemitic is actually a misnomer, and really a synonym for anti-jew

antisemitism
While the term's etymology might suggest that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic people, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass ("Jew-hatred"),[2] and that has been its normal use since then.[3] For the purposes of a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism was considered "hatred toward Jews-individually and as a group-that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity."[4]
 
2014-07-21 12:20:34 PM  
bglove25

Granted, easy for white guy to say, but 200 years ago, I wasn't white. I was some weird German/Irish mutt, because whiteness wasn't a thing.

Whiteness was a thing, you just wouldn't be it. Ask Ben Franklin.

/though depending on what kind of German you were, you might be half-white
 
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