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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Poor ol guy. I'm just kind of at loss for words at such senseless violence. Part of me wants to blame and another wants to understand why anyone would do this.
    I find that commendable. It seems if we really want to put a stop to this kind of crime we have to understand the conditions that evolve the behavior. Then, change the conditions = change the behavior. Not to say it will never happen again but understanding is really the first step to at least diminishing it.

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by P. Kersey View Post
    You're absolutely right. I was mistaken. I was wrong and apologize.



    The fact remains, however, that the most dangerous cities in America have the most minorities. The safest have the fewest minorities.

    But race doesn't have anything to do with it.
    You seem to have lost your way.

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    You seem to have lost your way.

    The neo nazi message board is over at Stormfront.
    Instead of posting an inflammatory insult, you could offer proof that his claim is wrong. I guess you aren't able to do that.

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Instead of posting an inflammatory insult, you could offer proof that his claim is wrong. I guess you aren't able to do that.
    He is just like a layperson arguing with a rocket scientist over an aspect of his rocket's design. Anyone who knows social science understands the racist realities of our justice system these days and how crime statistics get drastically skewed to make people of color look bad. He needs to take a sociology or African American Studies course before opening his mouth on things he does not understand. Same way creationists need to educate themselves about evolution before making dumb arguments.

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    You seem to have lost your way.

    The neo nazi message board is over at Stormfront.
    So anyone who criticizes blacks (or any race for that matter) belongs over there at stormfront?

    So in essence no one can criticize anyone who is black?

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    If we understand what makes gangs so appealing maybe we can find a way to make them less appealing.


    I just cannot accept the notion that African Americans are some how less worthy of understanding just because they worship gang culture.

    I don't know where anything I said would lead you to construe my words as blacks being "less worthy of understanding".

    My point was that understanding is just a first step; the next step requires ACTION. And I firmly believe it is going to have to come from within the black community before there is real positive change. It's going to have to start with the unpleasant recognition that a lot of the woes of the black community are self-inflicted at this point, that if you can't make it today it isn't Whitey's fault anymore, and that this worship of thug culture and disdain for education and conventional success among many is going to have to cease.

    I wish I KNEW some way to help make those things happen... but I'm more-or-less white and most black folks do not want to hear that stuff from me. It's going to have to start from within.

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    If we understand what makes gangs so appealing maybe we can find a way to make them less appealing.


    I just cannot accept the notion that African Americans are some how less worthy of understanding just because they worship gang culture.
    I can tell you what makes gangs appealing in many of the cases. It's the family structure that many of these young men are missing at home. They are largely being raised by single moms, and there is not a strong male authority figure in the home, so they seek that elsewhere, and they find it in a gang. Gangs are largely patriarchal societies, or "families", if you will. These young men need guidance by a strong male role model, and they find it in a gang.
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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I can tell you what makes gangs appealing in many of the cases. It's the family structure that many of these young men are missing at home. They are largely being raised by single moms, and there is not a strong male authority figure in the home, so they seek that elsewhere, and they find it in a gang. Gangs are largely patriarchal societies, or "families", if you will. These young men need guidance by a strong male role model, and they find it in a gang.
    Gangs are like tribes, and we are a tribal species.

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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Gangs are like tribes, and we are a tribal species.
    Yes, but in these tribes, we need strong males, and they aren't finding the strong male figure at home.
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    Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, but in these tribes, we need strong males, and they aren't finding the strong male figure at home.
    You misunderstand what a tribe is? You see the head but ignore the body. Heads come and go. Meet the new head, same as the old head.

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