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Losing a Sense of Community

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 4:56 PM
The winner may very well be an end to racism. People are starting to take a good look at that race card. Why was racial adjectives even used? Was an 18 year old more dead because he was Black? Was the cop less likely to be shooting in defense against a guy big and heavier than he because the cop was White? And why is race the first thing Blacks blame for unfairness when race is rarely the first thing Whites or Asians blame when they are not allowed into ivy league colleges or promoted or any other unfair practices. Ferguson and its demand for justice based solely on the color of skin may finally wake up America that race will continue to be an issue as long as Blacks identify themselves by their race first and foremost.
The problem isn't that Blacks are being treated unfairly. It's that Blacks blame all unfairness on being Black. Want to end the racism? Try looking around. We all get treated badly by those in authority, employers, bosses, family, co-workers, and each other. The next time this happens, look at anything else BUT the color of the person's skin and they might do the same to you.
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Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 3:52 PM
My point is that I fail to comprehend why the racial adjective had to be used at all. Did it make the death of an 18 year old any more terrible? Let's face it, anyone shot by a cop would have garner headlines and anyone who has been questioned/given a ticket may have sympathized. It didn't need the racial adjective. I wasn't talking about giving the cop a chance to a fair and impartial reporting. I was talking about giving Blacks a chance at being treated like human beings instead of a race.
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Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 3:22 PM
Here's another "obvious" suggestion. If an Asian or White is stopped by the police or treated less than cordial or if they don't get hired or allowed into a club or college, their race as the reason is rarely thought of, but it is the first thing Blacks think of. If Blacks would like race to cease to be an issue, they need to start with themselves.
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Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 3:00 PM
I don't know but this is just a suggestion: Can we cut out the name calling? Want racism to end? Try taking the "Black" and "White" out of every story. I think there would have been LESS outrage and MORE sympathy if the story had just been: Witness says 18 year old gunned down after surrendering to police." I mean wasn't that enough of a thing to report to get people upset? No one should be gunned downed by police for little more than walking in the middle of the street. But the "Black" in front of the 18 year old and the "White" in front of the cop, instantly had a community that had 75% majority Black in an uproar. It made a fair and impartial investigation almost impossible. So how about the next time someone gets killed, we look at the PERSON and not the color of his/her skin? I mean, where is the "White" in front of Foley or American reporter? The lack of racial adjective allows us to not only relate to the person killed but to focus on the killing. How's that for obvious?
I have a dream: Dorian the star witness, admits under penalty of perjury that Michael was attacking Darren when he was shot. When asked why he did lied and claimed that Michael was just an innocent Black boy shot down by a White cop, Dorian shouts, "We all know that all we got to do is claim racism and we get off." And when he is reminded of the thousands of rioters and how a cop could have been lynched, he responds, "Well it's you all's fault, the rioters were Black, the cop was White, that's all you care about."
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Am I The Only One Who Doesn’t Care?

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 2:44 PM
I normally don't but this time, the blatant racism has stunned me. Racism does in fact exist but it's Black racism. If a Black cop had shot a White unarmed 18 year old, everyone would demand not to rush to judgment; we'd want to know why he would do such a thing. This automatic "the White cop" is guilty because witnesses said so and "justice" is throwing the White cop in jail period is incredible. We are supposed to believe that a cop that is in a minority town gunned down an unarmed kid in broad day life for no good reason. And if the cop did in fact have injuries, well he did it to himself to avoid going to prison for life. Huh? I think I would have more sympathy for an unarmed 18 year old if they hadn't put "Black" in front of the 18 year old and "White" in front of the cop. When will people understand that the only way to get rid of racism in America is to stamp the race card, null and void?
If paying so much attention to a missing White girl is a form of racism, isn't this entire Michael Brown situation equally racist? As someone asked, if this had been a White boy killed by a Black cop, wouldn't we demand understanding and not to rush to judgement; after all why would a cop with no history of disciplenary problems, shoot an unarmed kid that was surrendering?
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Is the Criminal Justice System Racist?

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 2:59 PM
Question: are there White gangbangers? And if so, what is the ratio of White gangs vs. Black gangs? There in may lie the answer to as to why Blacks are more likely to be arrested. Want more racial parity in the Justice System? Try making Black music that glorify cop killing and gang membership less cool. Try treating Black rioters the same as we would White rioters. Try not making racial excuses for criminal behavior. If Brown's bullying doesn't excuse his being killed, then his killing cannot excuse the criminal riots and looting.
This riot may very well be the game changer, but not in the way Al and Jesse may desire. If they don't keep a lid on it and some cops die, the race card may very well be stamped null and void.
There are two solutions that may work. One conservatives isn't going to like; the other Democrats will be screaming against. Let's take the one most conservatives will be happy with. Discourage abortion (future Social Security payees). Second, encourage immigrates to come to work on a temporary work visa. Charge them twice the social security tax and they must understand that they will never be entitled to Social Security, that for them it is a tax for working in this country, not a benefit. This will allow American companies to be competitive and will make up for those missing 43 workers needed to fund our retirees. They will continue to spend money while here thereby continuing to fund local economy and the double tax will give American companies an advantage over companies hiring immigrants with temporary work visas. Allowing them to come here to work and go home will also encourage them not to bring their families here. Again if the problem is the numbers: workers ratio to retiree, then this is a simple answer to gaining more workers without having to pay them in later year. But I have a feeling for most conservatives (aka Libertarians pretending to be Republicans) it is far more important to keep and get rid of Mexicans. The proof of that is in their willingness to forgo their less spending and little government for open wallet to stop illegal immigration and their border security meaning only one border.
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