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2021-04-13 9:16:19 PM  
"I talked to the people involved and they apologized" makes me think someone threatened the kid after this came out.
 
2021-04-13 9:19:11 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: "I talked to the people involved and they apologized" makes me think someone threatened the kid after this came out.


Even money it was the cops.
 
2021-04-13 9:20:11 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: "I talked to the people involved and they apologized" makes me think someone threatened the kid after this came out.


Yeah. Seems like he is looking to avoid blame for their once delayed season getting cancelled.

also, "teammates of different and similar races participated".

but not the same? so it's not as big a deal if you have a coalition of racists teaming up against one specific race?
 
2021-04-13 9:21:08 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: "I talked to the people involved and they apologized" makes me think someone threatened the kid after this came out.


It's much more likely he understands the consequences of what was done and doesn't want to be the reason a teammate or teammates get arrested. As a former timid and shy kid I can almost guarantee this is the case. He wants the jokes and teasing to stop but didn't want to make waves. Now that waves have been made he wants them to stop because it brings increased attention to him.

Idk though. That's just what I experienced when I was a wee baby teen. I later found out a lot of others felt that way too.

If you're shy this is worst case nuke scenario.
 
2021-04-13 9:22:20 PM  
Are we great again yet?
 
2021-04-13 9:24:40 PM  
I know I'm being overly optimistic about the character of people in this profession, but I hope college recruiters visit the school in droves just to laugh in these players' faces.
 
2021-04-13 9:39:02 PM  
Well he asked the kids not to view the clip on the internet anymore so it's gone forever now, that's good.
 
2021-04-13 9:39:10 PM  
What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.
 
2021-04-13 9:40:30 PM  

swankywanky: Are we great again yet?


Welcome to Biden's America.
 
2021-04-13 9:50:32 PM  
Publicly shame the perpetrators now before they grow up to represent Florida's first congressional district or become frat-boy Supreme Court justices
 
2021-04-13 9:53:52 PM  

recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.


black player forced to sit in a locker filled with banana peels.

No alarm bells?
 
2021-04-13 9:57:49 PM  

recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.


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Yeah, it's a mystery to me as well.
 
2021-04-13 10:10:06 PM  

Shaggy_C: swankywanky: Are we great again yet?

Welcome to Biden's America.


The punchline is that you're serious
 
2021-04-13 10:14:26 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: "I talked to the people involved and they apologized" makes me think someone threatened the kid after this came out.


This statement makes it clear you have a LONG way to go regarding racism.
You're still posting on Fark thinking you're 'edgy' by supporting the latest media craze.

I don't agree with this one, but it's not my place to. Those kids trust each other and are working together, far more than everyone else is.
 
2021-04-13 10:21:35 PM  

Shaggy_C: swankywanky: Are we great again yet?

Welcome to Biden's America.


Bless your heart.
 
2021-04-13 10:35:00 PM  

thehobbes: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

black player forced to sit in a locker filled with banana peels.

No alarm bells?


Not really, no.

Guess the other black players egging it on are racists too.

Kids are shiatty to each other. Not seeing any evidence of racial motivation.
 
2021-04-13 10:37:20 PM  

recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.


Dafuq is wrong with you?
 
2021-04-13 10:37:54 PM  
I'd stick a banana in the tailpipe of each one of the players involved.
 
2021-04-13 10:44:37 PM  
It's no surprise that high school jocks are assholes and into hazing.
 
2021-04-13 10:46:04 PM  

Shaggy_C: swankywanky: Are we great again yet?

Welcome to Biden's America.


We all appreciate your dedicated efforts to improve the discourse on the site
 
2021-04-13 10:52:19 PM  
But it's like The Circle Game! All the kids are doing it!

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loc​al/education/article250615554.html
 
2021-04-13 10:54:22 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Not seeing any evidence of racial motivation.


Bullying a black person to sit in a bunch of banana peels is in and of itself racist.

Being racist for "teh lulz" is still being racist.

Never mind the quite clear bullying being accepted in that school's sports program.

Shut it down.
 
2021-04-13 10:54:46 PM  

Shaggy_C: swankywanky: Are we great again yet?

Welcome to Biden's America.


shut it fascist
 
2021-04-13 11:10:50 PM  

recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.


It's difficult to understand something you REALLY don't want to understand, isn't it?
 
2021-04-13 11:11:18 PM  

monsatano: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

[themindmatters.com image 500x500]

Yeah, it's a mystery to me as well.


And we know that these kids knew that?  It's not even possible that this is just garbage?  We just jump to conclusions?
 
2021-04-13 11:12:31 PM  

here to help: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

Dafuq is wrong with you?


I don't leap to conclusions.  It's like when we see the racist cop beat the black guy and everyone gets outraged and then we see the longer clip from a different angle and realize oh he had that one coming.

That's what's wrong with me.  What's your excuse?
 
2021-04-13 11:16:12 PM  

recondite cetacean: monsatano: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

[themindmatters.com image 500x500]

Yeah, it's a mystery to me as well.

And we know that these kids knew that?  It's not even possible that this is just garbage?  We just jump to conclusions?


*psssst* we get that you need to pretend to be dumb to maintain your persona, but you are overdoing it. Very few people are this dumb.
 
2021-04-13 11:16:36 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: thehobbes: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

black player forced to sit in a locker filled with banana peels.

No alarm bells?

Not really, no.

Guess the other black players egging it on are racists too.

Kids are shiatty to each other. Not seeing any evidence of racial motivation.


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Yeah guys like this Tom aren't a huge part of racist history in this country or anything. The presence of minorities acting out against fellow minorities does not mean said minorities are not subject to racism.
 
2021-04-13 11:19:53 PM  

RecoveringLibertarian: White_Scarf_Syndrome: thehobbes: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

black player forced to sit in a locker filled with banana peels.

No alarm bells?

Not really, no.

Guess the other black players egging it on are racists too.

Kids are shiatty to each other. Not seeing any evidence of racial motivation.

[Fark user image 211x300]
Yeah guys like this Tom aren't a huge part of racist history in this country or anything. The presence of minorities acting out against fellow minorities does not mean said minorities are not subject to racism.


Or as the philosipher Ice Cube put it in his opus "Fsck the police":

"But don't let it be a black and a white one
'Cause they'll slam ya down to the street top
Black police showing out for the white cop"
 
2021-04-13 11:22:05 PM  

recondite cetacean: It's like when we see the racist cop beat the black guy and everyone gets outraged and then we see the longer clip from a different angle and realize oh he had that one coming.


Please read what you just posted and contemplate where the problem may lie.
 
2021-04-13 11:24:22 PM  

recondite cetacean: here to help: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

Dafuq is wrong with you?

I don't leap to conclusions.  It's like when we see the racist cop beat the black guy and everyone gets outraged and then we see the longer clip from a different angle and realize oh he had that one coming.

That's what's wrong with me.  What's your excuse?


In your mind it is OK for a cop to administer a beating if the target "had that one coming?"

There is so much more wrong with you than you understand.
 
2021-04-13 11:28:14 PM  
Rodney King was a self admitted sh*tbird.

He did not however "have that coming".

Justice reform NOW!!!!
 
2021-04-13 11:32:55 PM  

here to help: recondite cetacean: It's like when we see the racist cop beat the black guy and everyone gets outraged and then we see the longer clip from a different angle and realize oh he had that one coming.

Please read what you just posted and contemplate where the problem may lie.


For fark's sake, social media brands the cop racist and then realizes that beating the guy was the only option left after attempting to subdue him any other way, which, per the video, the actually in reality non-racist cop actually in reality tried and DID NOT CHOOSE TO SHOOT THE GUY but tried to subdue him.

The problem is in your closed-minded ignorance.
 
2021-04-13 11:33:59 PM  

jst3p: recondite cetacean: here to help: recondite cetacean: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

Dafuq is wrong with you?

I don't leap to conclusions.  It's like when we see the racist cop beat the black guy and everyone gets outraged and then we see the longer clip from a different angle and realize oh he had that one coming.

That's what's wrong with me.  What's your excuse?

In your mind it is OK for a cop to administer a beating if the target "had that one coming?"

There is so much more wrong with you than you understand.


For fark's sake, social media brands the cop racist and then realizes that beating the guy was the only option left after attempting to subdue him any other way, which, per the video, the actually in reality non-racist cop actually in reality tried and DID NOT CHOOSE TO SHOOT THE GUY but tried to subdue him.

In context, there is outrage, and then the outrage is shown to be misplaced.
 
2021-04-13 11:35:04 PM  
It's like you people just read words and invent any reason to call something racist for any reason, without pausing to consider maybe, just maybe, there was no racist intent.

Go ahead, you know you want to.
 
2021-04-13 11:37:19 PM  

recondite cetacean: It's like you people just read words and invent any reason to call something racist for any reason, without pausing to consider maybe, just maybe, there was no racist intent.

Go ahead, you know you want to.


There is a vast amount of space between "the officer had no choice but to use force" and "the perp had a beating coming to him".

You initially choose the latter phrasing. That's pretty telling.
 
2021-04-13 11:57:37 PM  

jst3p: recondite cetacean: It's like you people just read words and invent any reason to call something racist for any reason, without pausing to consider maybe, just maybe, there was no racist intent.

Go ahead, you know you want to.

There is a vast amount of space between "the officer had no choice but to use force" and "the perp had a beating coming to him".

You initially choose the latter phrasing. That's pretty telling.


Yep, you're one of those people who believe that shorthand on the internet has no place.  If I tell you about the story my third grade best friend told me about his grandparents in west Virginia, I am a racist automatically because of the rules you have made in your own head.  It's factual as far as I know, and you're just going to ask why I would even repeat the story.  That's the crux.

Let go of your racist fetish and re-read it with some actual context where actual videos have actually been posted and actually then have been noted as actually misrepresenting the situation.  I keep saying "actually", that's important.

I'm racist clearly, despite all the posts I've made here where clearly there is racism and people don't pick up on the core of the argument, right?  I'm going to point it out where it clearly exists, I'm just not going to jump to a conclusion like you so clearly do.  Something involving white kid?  Not racist.  Something involving black kid?  Racist.

I didn't capitalize every "black".  Psychoanalyze that.  I'm sure it says all sorts of things about me.  I'm sure the fact that I called your attention to it also speaks volumes.
 
2021-04-13 11:59:24 PM  

recondite cetacean: The problem is in your closed-minded ignorance.


Why are you even here? If you are a "satirist" you still suck.

Fark is the liberal echo chamber that makes fun of the conservative echo chamber and, if the source is generally by the hive mind agreed upon as disreputable, all of a sudden clear headed and capable of critical thinking all of a sudden, but would soak up the contents Rachel Maddow's panties with a straw after she hysterically presents a bunch of stuff that ain't nothin gonna happen 'bout.  It's frustratingly confirmation-bias central with a side of righteous indignation for anyone not sufficiently indictrinated, and home to "fark doesn't have trolls" some amusing and very not amusing trolls.

Welcome.
 
2021-04-14 12:01:35 AM  
Oh kewl...

It's having a meltdown.

Now THAT'S the kind of lulz I'm into.

Now ragequit.

You know you wanna.
 
2021-04-14 12:01:52 AM  

here to help: Rodney King was a self admitted sh*tbird.

He did not however "have that coming".

Justice reform NOW!!!!


I recently posted in the "beat all republican traitors until their bones break" thread that beating people is not something that law enforcement can do, nor should they.  In context, social media which edits out the part where someone is clearly in the wrong, being taken down by non-lethal means, leaves out the part where the physical interaction is justified.

Please provide all of the synonyms for "the physical interaction is justified" in a two-circle Venn diagram for "he had it coming" where I could have been more precise.
 
2021-04-14 12:04:17 AM  
Yes... feed us....

FEED US!!!!

*tents fingers*
 
2021-04-14 12:10:37 AM  

recondite cetacean: "beat all republican traitors until their bones break"


BTW... I read that entire thread.

No one said that except you.

People were mostly just saying "this is what you voted for? DO YOU SEE NOW??!!"

But they and you never will.

But keep going... I'm almost there.

*fippety*
 
2021-04-14 12:11:24 AM  
What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-04-14 12:17:57 AM  

here to help: recondite cetacean: The problem is in your closed-minded ignorance.

Why are you even here? If you are a "satirist" you still suck.

Fark is the liberal echo chamber that makes fun of the conservative echo chamber and, if the source is generally by the hive mind agreed upon as disreputable, all of a sudden clear headed and capable of critical thinking all of a sudden, but would soak up the contents Rachel Maddow's panties with a straw after she hysterically presents a bunch of stuff that ain't nothin gonna happen 'bout.  It's frustratingly confirmation-bias central with a side of righteous indignation for anyone not sufficiently indictrinated, and home to "fark doesn't have trolls" some amusing and very not amusing trolls.

Welcome.


Let this be my manifesto.

Why am I here? To point out your closed-minded ignorance.  This was a good place at one time, and the rise of Dinner Turnip polarized politics to a point where Conservatives climbed into their hidey-holes and entered an echo chamber, and the denizens of Frak dot corn eventually did the same, and the denizens of Frak dot corn accused the Conservatives of such but continued doing the same.

Logic and reason are not the domain of Conservatives at this point, they have chased out anyone even attempting to think for the most part.  i think there is hope in saving left-leaning people from the knee-jerk response and challenging the most basic of assumptions.  I believe that there are well-meaning people here who see things through a distorted lens.

If I go on you'll just brand me a wall of text. Republicans are not doing politics, they are doing beliefs which are unsupported by facts.  Democrats are sticking to policy based on facts.  It's important to be a community based on Democratic ideals, as well as democratic ideals, case being important.

Logic, reason, facts, evidence, and conclusions are important for forming opinions.  I am an advocate for these things.  I am not an advocate for Black kid and banana therefore racist.  Obviously this is not acceptable and can be dealt with in the normal "not acceptable" ways.

Here to help:

No you aren't.
 
2021-04-14 12:19:30 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: What's the racist part? Very little details and no video, no quotes that contain racism.


Apt as I was just considering how it skirts the "No Flamewars" rule.

The thread being whined about.
 
2021-04-14 12:20:57 AM  

recondite cetacean: Here to help:

No you aren't.


You don't know the half of it, friend.

See ya on the playground.

-;-)
 
2021-04-14 12:33:17 AM  

here to help: recondite cetacean: Here to help:

No you aren't.

You don't know the half of it, friend.

See ya on the playground.

-;-)


You are not here to help.  i know the half of it.  You don't seem to know the other half.
 
2021-04-14 12:40:23 AM  

recondite cetacean: You are not here to help. i know the half of it. You don't seem to know the other half.


k...

Go back to your Rogan podcasts.
 
2021-04-14 12:45:08 AM  

recondite cetacean: jst3p: recondite cetacean: It's like you people just read words and invent any reason to call something racist for any reason, without pausing to consider maybe, just maybe, there was no racist intent.

Go ahead, you know you want to.

There is a vast amount of space between "the officer had no choice but to use force" and "the perp had a beating coming to him".

You initially choose the latter phrasing. That's pretty telling.

Yep, you're one of those people who believe that shorthand on the internet has no place.  If I tell you about the story my third grade best friend told me about his grandparents in west Virginia, I am a racist automatically because of the rules you have made in your own head.  It's factual as far as I know, and you're just going to ask why I would even repeat the story.  That's the crux.

Let go of your racist fetish and re-read it with some actual context where actual videos have actually been posted and actually then have been noted as actually misrepresenting the situation.  I keep saying "actually", that's important.

I'm racist clearly, despite all the posts I've made here where clearly there is racism and people don't pick up on the core of the argument, right?  I'm going to point it out where it clearly exists, I'm just not going to jump to a conclusion like you so clearly do.  Something involving white kid?  Not racist.  Something involving black kid?  Racist.

I didn't capitalize every "black".  Psychoanalyze that.  I'm sure it says all sorts of things about me.  I'm sure the fact that I called your attention to it also speaks volumes.


You should have just said "I have black friends!" It would have been shorter and had the same effect.
 
2021-04-14 12:59:56 AM  
Could some of you literate and educated commentators regarding Jim Crow laws please let us all know what Jim Crow provisions you are referring to from the past and how they compare to the voting regulations just adopted?
 
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