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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    How often would this things happen if abortion were legal up to the age of 18? Not very often, I'd say.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    If large gangs of skinhead whites were to go on a rampage against blacks, there would be a zillion threads on it right now instead of one, and the discussion would be sure to stretch into many weeks.
    You are right and this is my point. Is the outrage center around a group of thugs acting this way or because they are a group of black thugs who attack a white kid? In both cases it is wrong and they should be brought to justice.

    The biggest concern is the constant back and forth in our society about race issues. It is like we are trying to one up each other or something.

    For example.

    What was the true motivation of the OP posting this thread?

    Would he have posted it if none of the victims were white?

    The problem with this is cast a black cloud over a whole segment of of a group causing paranoia. I've been guilty of that. Before I ever move to Texas all I ever heard were how racist southern whites were. Granted i have encountered some racism but guess what, my experience overall has been great. Now many of you are outrage and angry but almost all of you have not even been a victim of this act nor do you know anyone who was a victim of this act. All of us have a bad habit of defining the world we live in base on what the media feeds us

    Can we imagine how our country would be if media didn't exist?

    Here is a crazy idea. Maybe we should start judging people base on individual experience.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    None of the kids I know would ever behave in this manner. I think they're a product of their subculture. And I don't mean just one specific race. Uneducated white trailer trash in a different part of the country would act in much similar ways.
    Do you have any examples?? Were I think people miss the point on this is believing its education, it's not its VALUES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    We have to focus on the culture, not the race.
    OK, let's focus on the culture. Do you think the kids involved in attacks like these are the kids of middle class parents? Upper class? Lower?
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Programs like Affirmative Action, when used as a punitive tool, have harmed our country. Especially when programs like these do exactly what you stated - create "a sense of Entitlement to "Social-Justice-Reprisal-Violence"".

    However, that is just one part of the problem and only a small part of the overall answer.

    None of which will be given a fair hearing here or anywhere else due to political correctness and fear of being tagged with some unfounded label. Although, the other side to this is the fact that some WILL use the opportunity to condemn an entire race for the actions of a subculture. That subculture was created by and is currently fed by the political power that it garners though condemnation of other races and their perceived race-wide culture - which is irony at its most vivid pinnacle.

    We have to focus on the culture, not the race. If the culture exists in multiple races (which it does) but stems mostly from one race (which it does), then we cannot allow ourselves to focus on race due to the destabilizing effect that race brings to any discussion. We must focus on what created and what is fueling the culture. To focus on race, only allows people to dismiss the problem as if it is something tangential to reality and only exists in the minds of racists - which is far from true.


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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    OK, let's focus on the culture. Do you think the kids involved in attacks like these are the kids of middle class parents? Upper class? Lower?
    Since the question could only be answered with speculation, why not start with your own speculative answer?

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Since the question could only be answered with speculation, why not start with your own speculative answer?

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    The poster I asked has demonstrated no problem with speculation. If you have a problem with it, don't bother answering.
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The poster I asked has demonstrated no problem with speculation. If you have a problem with it, don't bother answering.
    Humor is always appreciated.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Wasn't it just earlier this year we had posters denying such a game exists? Maybe I'm wrong.... either way don't care about the color of their skin. Round them up, arrest them, charge them all to the fullest extent of the law. If this continues to happen in places, I'd even encourage police to create a rapid response team which would first create a perimeter around the event then go in an arrest as many as possible by putting together surveillance video, eye witnesses, and confessions.
    No, once again we have people extrapolating any concept into absolutes.

    What you actually had was people saying that this wasn't some massive viral outbreak of violence. The "knockout game" is vastly overplayed by the media because making things seem more scary or more exciting than they really are is literally the job description of a reporter.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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