I believe it happened. /shrug
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Seems to me that in any discussion like this one, people line up on one side who very much want it to be racism and people line up on another who very much want to deny/disprove any racism. Were the races reversed , many of the same people would flip their preconceptions accordingly.
When I looked at the pics of the people involved, they hardly looked like gangbangers or anything -- just normal folks, and so I'm having a hard time seeing them as threatening. Who knows what their behavior was like, but I'm sure willing to believe them. I'm also willing to believe there were other factors involved, but without more info, it's impossible to know what really happened.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
I imagined, if there was solid proof that this even happened, you would have been able to provide it instead of trying to offend me (which, by the way, didn't work).
This is a debate forum - where we frequently ask and seek out evidence, verifiable facts, and proof - before we believe anything that comes down the grapevine. I consider this approach to be the more mature way to approach just about anything.
If it happened, there WILL be verifiable proof, and then I can form a more solid response based on that. At the moment, it's just an unsupported accusation from one individual, though it supposedly affected dozens of people.
I'll throw you a curve ball: what evidence do you have that this guy who claimed this on Facebook IS EVEN BLACK? In the last few years people have stooped to some pretty low and insane measures to contrive race issues where there were none. See - you have to dig deep to verify and find proof, which is what reports SHOULD be doing seeing as how I, from my living room, can only read what they uncover.
Last edited by Aunt Spiker; 08-27-13 at 09:06 AM.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I'm betting this is a bunch of bull****. Or certainly didn't happen the way it was portrayed.
Thank you, Quazi!