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The Color-Blind Child of the 1960s

CombatMissionary Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 1:53 PM
My daughter came home from school one day and said, "Today we learned that we shouldn't judge people based on how they look." I said, "Well, that depends. Is it right for me to treat someone differently if he has different-colored skin than me?" "No." "But if I'm a cop, and someone dresses, acts and talks like a gangbanger, I should probably expect him to be one, right? Or I could get hurt." "OK." "So the lesson is, honey, don't treat someone different based on something they can't control. But you can absolutely pass judgment based on a person's presentation and demeanor." Oh, darn, am I short circuiting the liberal indoctrination by pointing out the half-truths? What a rotten father I am.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 7:32 PM
It's like what I used to say in high school when the black guys who get upset about some perceived sleight and start screaming "racism" all over the place. I used to say to them "It's not because you're black that we have a problem, it's because you said or did something to me that offended or hurt me that we have a problem." I have never been afraid to call out an a*hole just because he happened to be of a different ethnic group than myself, but because they were of a different ethnic group they always figured that it gave them a free pass to be an a*hole and nobody was allowed to call them out on it. It is time for those days to end.
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 2:07 PM
I think you're quite right. When Trayvon Martin was shot, everyone talked about his hoodie. My question was "what kind of pants was he wearing?" Working in retail, every time some idiot waddles in with the penguin pants, he immediately gets my attention, in a bad way. It doesn't matter if he's black or white. In fact, if he's white, it's all the more suspicious, since a lot of blacks wear them because all the other young idiots are wearing them. White kids wearing them indicate to me they want to be thugs, and that's a red flag.
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 2:07 PM
I think you're quite right. When Trayvon Martin was shot, everyone talked about his hoodie. My question was "what kind of pants was he wearing?" Working in retail, every time some idiot waddles in with the penguin pants, he immediately gets my attention, in a bad way. It doesn't matter if he's black or white. In fact, if he's white, it's all the more suspicious, since a lot of blacks wear them because all the other young idiots are wearing them. White kids wearing them indicate to me they want to be thugs, and that's a red flag.

According to CNS News, the Department of Public Instruction in Wisconsin is “instructing” its white volunteers for VISTA to do a bit of self examination before they go to work with impoverished people of color. And apparently a good dose of guilt is what the department has in mind. (Never mind the ominous, Orwellian ring that the name “Department of Public Instruction” has to it.) The DPI  apparently wants to raise its volunteers awareness that they are white and thus privileged, and should apparently be ashamed of it. How that builds espirit de corps, I don’t know. Depressed,...