Thank you, Quazi!
Think about things like the so-called "War on Christmas" and the "But black comedians can tell those jokes, why can't I?" type of complaint. They start from a position of perceived victimhood. In truth, white comedians can make racial jokes. Look at Daniel Tosh. It's about delivery, though.
And the "War on Christmas" is really just a difference of opinions. But we get back to the ratings again. White outrage over issues sells the most advertising for news networks. Pundits (from both sides) make money from creating controversy, not reporting it.
I don't blame the media for this, though. Bitching about the media is just the victim mentality at work. I blame the people. We the people who are driving this phenomenon, including myself. People would rather believe that they are victims than have to seriusly look at how they contribute to their own problems. It's perfectly natural, but it's also detrimental.
Last edited by Tucker Case; 04-05-12 at 01:50 PM.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if someday somebody says, "ZOMG!!! Daniel Tosh is a racists! He must be fired!!!", after he'd been doing the same thing for years.
If I understand what Maggie is trying to say, she seems to imply that in our society black males are sometimes raised in an environment where they feel singled out for suspicion, and believe their opportunities are limited by being black, poor, and undereducated. If someone grows up with the expectation that they will not amount to much and will probably end up in jail, their reality probably will meet the expectation.
Maggie's use of the word "brain-washing" was incorrect, but since I've read so many of her posts, I believe my presumption of her meaning is accurate. Maggie, correct me if I'm wrong. I don't wish to put words in your mouth.
For anyone that is interested......
No Lives Matter
Many people of all races are conditioned towards prejudices. There are African-American communities where it would be literally dangerous for a white teen or white adult man particularly to walk thru or move into. There are white communities where the sam are would apply towards African-Americans. Since I've lived in both environments/cultures I've seen it from both sides. Most people probably only see one side of it, so see African-Americans as "brainwashed" against whites or whites as racists against African-Americans. But really both are the same.
"Brainwashing" is the wrong word. It is conditioning (from birth) and particularly if tied to poverty and low education is highly convincing. Then others - white-guilters, "liberals," and others who try to benefit themselves re-enforce this for their own purposes concerning African-Americans. For those folks, the "rage" is artificial and only manipulative. Sadly, they then re-enforce or even create the racial divisions as is happening in Zimmerman-Martin. They WANT race conflict and riots - but for their own benefit. Totally artificial - and seemingly so transparent that most African-Americans aren't falling for it.
It also is more localized and the specific community based, not generally nation, though the national media wants it to be because they want us all neatly and uniformly put into specific pidgeon holes of group-collective perspectives - all African-Americans are one way, all Republicans another, all Democrats all the same, all white people the same, all Christians the same - and nationwide. Why people allow the rage editorializing commentators to define reality is beyond me, though it seems they increasing make realities that otherwise did not and would not exist.
Being conditioned from birth is very powerful and unless something causes the person to question it, those will be the truisms of their life.
Last edited by joko104; 04-05-12 at 03:07 PM.
This is a silly poll. I don't know how anyone could conclude that every black man is brainwashed.