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Thread: Is this racist?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    To be able to answer, the same thing would have to be done with a white guy stealing a bike in an African-American used park.

    It may be Xeonophobia, not racism.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They might or might not act differently. But it doesn't change what happened here. They made decisions based on race, and not much else.
    Is there ever a valid reason to stereotype? I'm trying to think of some.

    Is it ever wise to profile?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. It's profiling.
    I am curious as to the difference. Profiling base on actions (someone breaking a lock), maybe even clothing, might make some sense, but race? Isn't that really racist to base it on race?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    To be able to answer, the same thing would have to be done with a white guy stealing a bike in an African-American used park.

    It may be Xeonophobia, not racism.
    What kind of white guy would be stupid enough to go into an African-American park? Much less, steal a bike.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    With the woman, I don't think race has much to do with it. "Regg" (the guy who helps while his wife is going to call the police) makes that point.


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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I am curious as to the difference. Profiling base on actions (someone breaking a lock), maybe even clothing, might make some sense, but race? Isn't that really racist to base it on race?
    Not when crime statistics support the profile, Boo. When we start denying reality in the guise of political correctness, who's being stupid?
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Is there ever a valid reason to stereotype? I'm trying to think of some.

    Is it ever wise to profile?
    Not by race? Dressed alike, doing the same acts, with the same reactions, leaving only race? I don't see a way to excuse that.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I posted this video on another thread, but I think it deserves its own discussion.

    This is a direct, yes-or-no question: Does racism occur in this video?

    I wouldn't have gotten involved with any of them, honestly. I wouldn't have been paying enough attention to see what someone was doing. I'm usually wrapped up in my own world.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not when crime statistics support the profile, Boo. When we start denying reality in the guise of political correctness, who's being stupid?
    In a nutshell...

    I rest my case.

    I am done here.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    What kind of white guy would be stupid enough to go into an African-American park? Much less, steal a bike.

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