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@Aussie54 @Cake or Death @realitycheck yeah...I do think the video shows that TM was not "little" and I think that needed to be seen.
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@Cake or Death @realitycheck I don't know....there is a kid across the street from me that walks his dog with his hood up. I don't find that "look" scary. But I think it helps that I recognize him from the neighborhood...I don't his name though...but I know what he looks like.
@stobberdobber she actually irritated me tonight.....I was screaming at TV you can't retreat if someone is on top of you....*sigh*
@Alea1979 @BertDilbert I hadn't seen that video/interview. Thanks for posing.
@Simon1 @eclecticsandra @BertDilbert GENTLEMAN IS RACIST!!! I can't believe you guys don't know that!!!! MY goodness....smh in disgust....
LOL - JUST kidding. I needed a good laugh. I have never heard that gentleman is a racist or recial term before at all. There was a movie called Distinguished Gentleman with Eddie Murphy in it though.....
@CaseyAnderson @dan123123123 I wondered about the conversation with Dee Dee also....and thought perhaps something in that convo led to TM actions and why Dee Dee never told anybody about the call....
Twitter should not be looked at as a place of responsible, intelligent, online discourse from anyone....i mean really. You can find crazy comments from everybody on just about any topic...
I mean..seriously...has anyone ever looked at the trending topics on Twitter? Total turn off....and most of the time I can't even relate to them. It's not even worth doing a study of (end result - if someone is already tweeting crazy stuff and you tweet back questioning them, you will always get something crazy said to you back...but it will still only be like 25 or so people out of how many million on there?)...Twitter can at times be the people who have the least information about something spouting off at the mouth and RT garbage and unproven information in as few characters as possible. I kind of think posting hateful, violent comments from people like that on other sites just stirs up anger....Think about it..comments from like 5 people..then go viral on 10 sites and we are back to people thinking all "*white/black/hispanic* people think that way...
I'll take a few ...button pushing comments on here where at least it's steeped in what I think is a general search for truth among those posting over the ramblings on Twitter. lol
@CaseyAnderson @eclecticsandra @Simon1 that is just crazy...that kids beat you up for having shoes. Reading your account...like I have the same feeling and blank look on my face I did when my black female friend told me some of her stories. I am aghast. I just have been "lucky" as they state...Never really seriously bullied - the bullying I had was some name calling by other black females in middle school, never in fights, never called the N word. However, yes I have had white friends who have experienced things that are not acceptable and vice versa.
Ditto to "I can't account for the difference between how our respective communities react to crimes but I wish I understood it, if for no other reason than knowing how to change it."
@DanteHicks @CaseyAnderson @eclecticsandra @Simon1 actually - yeah ....the length of time of the internment camps vs, for example - slavery, jim crow, civil rights, etc. was just a much much longer period of time....the internment camps happened between all that....
@DanteHicks @CaseyAnderson @eclecticsandra @Simon1 Hmmm I sort of see your point....but I would just point out that Japanese people bombed Pearl Harbor. While that does not justify domestic internment camps that existed ... Americans at the time thought that Japanese were a threat....Africans had not come over and attacked the United States....so I think the historical events and how the two cultures responded to that portion of their history, even now, generations later is not quite apples to apples. I also don't think that the multigenerational effect on Japanese was as far reaching as slavery. I did a report in high school discussing Nazi concentration camps and the Japanese internment. .... it was very eye opening on both sides the things I learned...particularly writing about it as a at that time a teenage black female who knows down the line in my family there were slaves. So I will say that I understand...and understood at a young age that black people were not the only "victims" of prejudice, hate and racism in the world.
@CaseyAnderson @eclecticsandra @Simon1 You are not culpable. The only thing I would disagree with is the statement about black people under 40. Now I am in my mid 30s. I have not...thank God been the victim of what I consider to be hate or racism, perhaps a little prejudice due to being a woman and perhaps black, but I'd struggle to find an example..my peers in their 30s tell me I am "lucky"... I had dinner with my friend Friday who is younger than me and she feels and stated examples of things she has experienced. I remember being in Boston once on a school trip with a diverse group so this is when I was a teen...I decided to skip a pizza run. The three young ladies who went on the pizza run happened to be black. They were chased down the hill called "n" word. While this isn't "slavery" or "Jim Crow" I think their experiences are directly linked to residual feelings or racism that were justified by those historical events.
@CaseyAnderson @Alea1979 @DustyB I just read your post at the top - and it is true....some African American groups are given a platform that the same white counterparts don't have. For example....for example in this case we saw the black panthers get a lot of airtime....skinheads on the other hand don't get that kind of airtime. Now back in the 90s (remember when Oprah had the skinheads on) there were a lot more shows that allowed white hate groups a forum to air thoughts. I don't think either should have a platform and should be ignored. The bounty got exposure cause the media paid it actual attention...so I agree with you...I don't know if it's "acceptable" but the media sure doesn't mind airing it over and over and over and over. I question the media's true purpose at times....
@Simon1 @Alea1979 @DustyB Simon I agree and think that is just as incorrect and foul - to lump all white people as racist or "all white people" as anything.
@CaseyAnderson @Alea1979 @DustyB Thanks for the invite Casey. I may check it out. LOL I have never been a discussion board gal til this case. LOL not actively anyway aside from an occasional comment here and there on other topics. One board - however annoying the comment functionality (i.e. 50 more) may be at times - may be my limit for now. :)
@JamesVMueller @DustyB @Alea1979 "and that's a fact"
A lot of the "anti white" sites, hate sites and even the picture at the top of the blog I would have NEVER heard of or seen had it not been for this site....as neither my black friends nor white friends have circulated them.....so I just think that the "hate" factions (please admit they exist on both sides - and debating which one is "worse" is like picking a lethal poison...it doesn't matter) are smaller than the groups of people who want to coexist peacefully.
@Alea1979 @listeningin @DustyB I just believe in order to have peace and understanding (beyond this case) there needs to be a multicultural dialogue. Sometimes that dialogue gets difficult. Everyone gets frustrated from time to time!
@Alea1979 @listeningin @DustyB Yeah I just needed a break, which I took yesterday :)
@Alea1979 @DustyB *Team Truth* dang auto-correct typing in the morning....
@Alea1979 @DustyB I have to admit....last week and into the weekend made me discouraged and I am somewhat...I don't know...I feel I am non-confrontational and believe in free speech...but sometimes the comments on here just hurt (primarily the ones that lump all black people into a pot or even comments comparing black people to animals as if people of other races don't do hideous criminal acts) and I had to take a break. I am not on Team "Skittles" or Team "SYG." I am on Teach Truth in this case.
@SteveDinMD @AriD2385 @AghastinFL @CaseyAnderson Steve I don't like the "wolves" comparison. I just don't. This isn't Jungle Book. ..for real. But if you think that....it's your opinion. I know you are probably just being figurative. But Brandi and Tracey are fiancés...so I thought. Tell me if I'm wrong. I didn't think they were just shacking up? I 'm not trying to make this a fairytale. Clearly I got confused as to who Chad and Javaris were so there is a lot going on...I admit that, however...Is it fair though for us to judge the marital situations of the Martin, Fulton, et al?