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We Don’t Have to Have More Fergusons

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 25, 2014 5:36 PM
The question that none of the Black racist seem to want to answer is this. If things have got to change, how? Do we stop arresting Black suspects after 5 if only 2 White suspects have been arrested? Do we demand that our cops look for White and Asian suspects even though witnesses claim that the crime was committed by a Black person (so there will be no profiling?) Do we hire cops based on the color of their skin so that Blacks will feel represented? And will that set us up for hiring when other races grow in numbers? Exactly how do we "fix" the race problem?
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First Step for Ferguson

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 2:03 PM
And I will tell you what I am not comfortable with. (And I suspect most Americans share this discomfort.) Sometimes, the only thing standing between Joe / Jane Citizen and bully (criminal) is the cops. Do we really want to make being a cop such a disrespected and ungrateful occupation that the force is either undermanned or refuse to go into certain neighborhoods?
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First Step for Ferguson

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 1:49 PM
Your libertarianism is showing. First off, the idea of dropping the war on drugs because we already lost (it may take the criminal element out of drug pushing) might work IF the government wouldn't tax the legal drug to death. They will and the cost will be so prohibitive that the Black market will still exist. But let's put that argument aside, let us say you are right and the easy (and illegal) method of making money is no longer there for young Black Americans. They will find other methods because the fundamental problem still exist: less education, glamorization of hood life, victimization. Do we then decriminalize whatever gets Blacks arrested? The fact is that our society is moving toward a healthier environment for our children ie the war on cigarettes and junk food. We expect a high standard of behavior for our children because we want them to have a high standard of living. Thus polite respect for authority (bosses, teachers, parents) are demanded and the best education and skills they can obtain are encouraged. Why then, if we do indeed want an end to racism, do we insist on not expecting and demanding the SAME from Blacks?
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Ferguson and the Militarization Myth

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 23, 2014 4:14 PM
This is ridiculous. It's the "fair" mentality that believes that just because the sane have weapons, the insane should have them. "Fair" isn't both sides having the same chance of winning a confrontation, most times "fair" is the bully finding out that the one being bullied has a big friend carrying a huge stick and deciding to play nicely is the way to go. When people break the peace, they are bullying civilians and police are the big friend, their gear the big stick.
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Thoughts on Ferguson, Missouri

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 23, 2014 1:51 PM
You had me all the way until the separation of races. Which I get; you're not for separation, you're just asking why isn't this part of their demands. The problem really comes down to this: racist exists as long as people see the color of one's skin instead of the person. Blacks want to be treated the same as Whites? Demand and hold Blacks to the SAME standard as Whites are held. You can't be demanding the right to hold on to your culture and be different and in the same breath, complain because you are treated differently. You can't accuse a non-Black of not being able to "understand what it's like to grow up Black" and at the same time demand compensation for the lack of understanding. Most of all, Blacks have to quit accepting preferential treatment because anything gain or lost based on race is still racism.
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Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 9:54 PM
It would be nice if we DID have the same leaders but that won't happen until Blacks stop looking at the color of a person's skin.
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Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

Sanity102 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 9:51 PM
No I mean "we" as in WE allow the racial adjective. How can racism end when Blacks have a need to put race in front of any person of color and WE let them get away with it? How long has it been since a feminist used their gender card? Now if a feminist tried and talked about their experience of unfairness, people would roll their eyes and tell them to get over it. WHAT??? Tell Blacks to get over it? Yeah, other minorities have done it and so has Whites who don't get into an Ivy League college because Blacks are given preferential treatment. Life is unfair. It's time to look at someone without having to look at the color of their skin.
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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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