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deprogramming services Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 10:39 AM
I think what this case is mainly about is thoughtcrime enforcement: Zimmerman stands accused of committing the thoughtcrime of racial profiling. Any expression of any racial thoughtcrime can get you expelled from school, fired from your job, excommunicated from a social group, and even defined as a hate criminal and sent to prison. Cases like Zimmerman's are used to expand thoughtcrime enforcement. This doesn't mean that the liberal cult isn't using this case for other missions it's on too (i.e., gun control, etc.); I just think the thoughtcrime enforcement is the biggest and most insidious of them.
Jay Wye Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 11:57 AM
if Zimmerman DID "profile" Trayvon,he was fairly accurate;
Trayvon was caught at his Miami school with a "burglar tool" and a dozen pieces of womens jewelry in his backpack. So it is very probable that he WAS casing homes to burgle,and got angry when he found he was being watched by Zimmerman. It would explain the violent attack,and also accounts for why he was "acting suspiciously" and roaming around the neighborhood at night. The "skittles and tea" was probably a convenient excuse to go out after dark.
Trayvon was NOT a "good kid",he was bad enough to have been suspended from school several times,and bad enough his mom shipped him from Miami to Sanford so his "father" could keep him in line. HARDLY "innocent".
deprogramming services Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 12:28 PM
Profiling, including racial profiling, is accurate a great deal of the time. For example, black on white violent crime is 39 times more prevalent than vice versa, and the ratio for robbery is 136 to 1. When only young black men are looked at, the differences become even more stark.

Profiling in regard to things like Islamic jihadists and illegal immigrants is equally based in scientific fact and common sense.

This is why America's internal enemy has classified profiling as thoughtcrime and forbidden it.
Drik Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:02 PM
"Profiling", aka predjudice, or pre-judging, keeps us safe and lets us function in the world. We get up and pre-judge that our feet will not go through the floor. We pre-judge that we do not flash cash and jewelry in rough neighborhoods. We prejudge that incongruities in our environment deserve attention rather than ignoring them. Police round up "suspects" based on pre-judging. Else they would round up everyone all the time.
deprogramming services Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:28 PM
I agree. I would, however, make a distinction between profiling and being prejudiced, or pre-judging, since there is a great deal more to a judgement than there is to a profile. This could lead to a long pointless semantic argument though, so I would suffice it to say that either profiling is not a form of prejudice, or it is and that form of prejudice is ok.
WestTexan Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:43 PM
Stereotypes are built on some basic truth, it may wear out, and change over time. Profiling works.
Jay Wye Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 5:34 PM
profiling is merely using one's judgment,experience,and amassed factual information to know how to deal with a person you haven't met before and have no personal knowledge of.
prejudice is based not on facts and experience,but on suppositions.
MarilynBr Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 5:19 PM
What kid goes out at 3 a.m. to buy skittles?
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