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MSNBC Host: If Adam Lanza Killed Black Kids We Probably Wouldn’t Be Talking About Guns

Steven668 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 12:37 AM
Perhaps Toure is right, and Brooklyn is such a tiny place that no part of it can be said to be south of any other part. I don't know, never been there, and don't care. But when I think of Brooklyn, I think of tenements of three room apartments packed with families of 8 or more Jewish, Italian and Puerto Rican immigrants. I get that from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Westside Story." For a stereotypical black neighborhood, you need to refer to Harlem. And yes, I know "Westside Story" was set in Manhattan. It doesn't matter. I'm talking stereotypes here.
RGR28 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 2:23 AM
Steve, I'm not disagreeing with you but "Streetcar Named Desire" was set in New Orleans.
Steven668 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 4:09 AM
It's all stuff I was forced to deal with in high school. Brando's accent probably threw me off. Everything I know about Brooklyn is almost certainly wrong, and is based on literature, film and theater that are much older than I am. As you so correctly point out, those references often don't even apply, or were remembered incorrectly.

But who cares? I'm stereotyping!

That MSNBC host would be the one and only Touré who was responding to a section in Wayne LaPierre’s recent article on The Daily Caller. The NRA chief was discussing the various reasons law-abiding citizens need a firearm, including after a natural disaster.

 “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.”