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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    I disagree with the statement. I strongly disagree with the sentiment of many blacks or others that view racism in nearly everything (like the ZM case) or want to race-bait. But people with those views should always be respected, allowed to voice it, and treated equally. Everyone should be treated equally.

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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I chose "do not agree".

    But then I read the story, and in context, I am tempted to agree - not that black persons have no volition, but rather that at times they seemingly are portrayed as having none, intentionally or unintentionally, by media stories...
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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
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    I enjoy watching her on TV. She is outrageous and enthusiastic enough to hold a person's interest, and she does know what she is talking about. I appreciate her baiting, and since she enjoys what she does, I like that, too. She reminds me a lot of Dorothy Parker.

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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    I completely agree with it. She asks if blacks will ever be treated like people that are capable of making and accounting for their own decisions. What she's trying to say is that equality means equality. You get the same rights AND responsibilities. Including the responsibility to be accountable for your actions. Trayvon Martin was held accountable for his actions. He was a "victim" of his own decisions.
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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Here is the statement:



    Here is the context, the editorial it was taken from: To Avoid Looking Like a Criminal, Don't Commit a Crime - Ann Coulter - Page full



    So, you do agree with the above quoted statement?
    My understanding of what she is saying is that "someday blacks will win the right to be treated like human beings capable of making their own choices and decisions, but they cannot yet be allowed to do so."

    If my translation of her psycho-babble is correct, then my answer is hell no, I don't agree!

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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    My understanding of what she is saying is that "someday blacks will win the right to be treated like human beings capable of making their own choices and decisions, but they cannot yet be allowed to do so."

    If my translation of her psycho-babble is correct, then my answer is hell no, I don't agree!
    Actually, if you read the article, in context the statement meant: "Someday, blacks will be treated by the media as if they have volition of their own, but that day is not yet".

    But I suspect it was intentionally worded as it was specifically to invoke just such a response as yours.
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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Here is the statement:



    Here is the context, the editorial it was taken from: To Avoid Looking Like a Criminal, Don't Commit a Crime - Ann Coulter - Page full

    So, you do agree with the above quoted statement?
    I'm all for holding everyone accountable for their own actions. The trouble I have with the trial and the article is some confuse not being able to disprove as meaning Zimmerman's story was 100% true. That is not the case. We merely can't disprove it. Also, Zimmerman himself made questionable acts that he too should beheld responsible for. Some too easily dismiss that.

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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I asked Redress the same thing in another thread. He answered exactly like this:



    Redress it's a poor choice of adjective . . . very confusing and further? I doubt you know what it means yourself. You just don't like words that start with "v".

    Do us a favor. Say it another way: "Perhaps, someday, blacks will win the right to _______________. But not yet."
    I will try for you: have complete free will or be held personally accountable. Did you understand the preceding sentence in the OP link? We are constantly being told to hold minorities to different (usually lower) standards of behavior, speech or eductional levels often without realizing just how rediculously offensive/demeaning that really is.
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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I will try for you: have complete free will or be held personally accountable. Did you understand the preceding sentence in the OP link? We are constantly being told to hold minorities to different (usually lower) standards of behavior, speech or eductional levels often without realizing just how rediculously offensive/demeaning that really is.
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    Re: Do You Agree With This Statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I completely agree with it. She asks if blacks will ever be treated like people that are capable of making and accounting for their own decisions. What she's trying to say is that equality means equality. You get the same rights AND responsibilities. Including the responsibility to be accountable for your actions. Trayvon Martin was held accountable for his actions. He was a "victim" of his own decisions.
    She did not say "Trayvon Martin", she said "blacks". Please read her words. The meaning is completely different.
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