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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    First, I wish the media and liberal leaders would stop fostering racial divides to serve their purpose.

    Truth is, I find that people actually get along very well in general. Like you I'm sure, I'm around all sorts of people all the time, and it's nothing but respectful and pleasant and enjoyable all the time. My kids play sports with kids from all over the area, I work with all sorts of people from different backgrounds, and I'm out and about all the time in all corners of the area I live.

    However, it gets preached to the black community that I'm actually at home planning their demise and inventing ways to limit their opportunities every way possible. I'm demonized while just sitting at home eating with my family.

    I see this in black people's eyes often when I meet them for the first time. It takes time to break down a barrier that should have never been there in the first place.

    I'm not unique. I'm like most every white person they meet. I don't harbor this hatred they're told I do. And this is despite the fact that I'm politically very conservative in general, which should mean nothing, but the media has translated as bigoted and hateful.

    It disgusts me that they're fed this crap, and that I feel like I have to "prove" that I'm a decent person every time. I don't go to any extra effort than for anyone else, but it does cross my mind.
    You can't blame the media solely. There is institutional racism. From being stopped more often to being convicted at higher rates, to receiving longer sentences, black people are still marginalized. And telling them to "get over it" isn't helping their memory of worse times for their community. Society is taught to be more suspicious of young black men. The media is partially to blame. Young black men are partially to blame. Even black people are more wary about young black men than they are young white men. There is a racial divide and people have to recognize it before we can move forward.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'll say it again. The only way they could have removed the white Mayor and replace him with a black person was to have a black person oppose him. I never said the blacks voted for the white mayor, so I have no clue why you said that.

    They can feel as marginalized as they want. Sheer numbers are on their side. They could vote in persons of any color or gender or whatever they want. Those are the facts. The city is overwhelmingly black.

    They don't have black Mayors and black city council members because they don't run them. If someone can produce evidence that black people are trying to get on the police force but are being rejected for no cause, then they have an issue there. But if they can't, or it turns out that in fact they aren't even trying, then there is no story here, no racism, no "I feel sorry for them because all of the government reps in the town are white", period.
    Why do you think they don't apply/run?
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There is reason for everything.
    If the reason that there are no blacks in local government in an area that is overwhelmingly black, the reason is most likely because none of them run. Why they don't run, I have no idea.

    There is a school district near us that is overwhelmingly Hispanic, about 70%, but had no Hispanics on the school board. One ofthe professional racists came in and sued the district. The school district had to start electing board members from their various areas instead of at large. Oh, and the professional racist pocketed a bunch of cash for his efforts.

    If minorities are not in elected office, the most likely reason is that they don't run.
    "Professional racists" ~ I wonder why minorities feel marginalized.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    When I ask you what you think, it is not a rhetorical question.

    I said the mayor ran unopposed. That doesn't mean that the black community voted for him in majority. They may have stayed home instead of voting.

    I suspect the community feels marginalized and therefore acts accordingly.
    That makes sense. After all, if one black person does something the others just fall in behind, right?

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why are you assuming the do not apply or run?

    Maybe the white man was the best person for the job.
    Are you saying that blacks aren't qualified?
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    That makes sense. After all, if one black person does something the others just fall in behind, right?
    Marginalized people tend to stick together because they feel they are the only one's who support their cause.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Why do you think they don't apply/run?
    Because they don't want the jobs.

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Because they don't want the jobs.
    Why do you think they don't want the jobs?
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Marginalized people tend to stick together because they feel they are the only one's who support their cause.
    Therein lies their unfixable problem. They marginalize themselves collectively by completely failing their children in every possible manner. They indoctrinate victimization and marginalization as a way to cope and explain their own guilt and failures.

    There's literally nothing white America can do for them that hasn't already been done. And when some people - white and black - seize upon that reality and get black Americans to think, vote, and act in lockstep, this is the result you get.

    The only answer is family and REAL education, not the political rubbish they consume at school.

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

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