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Thread: Is this racist?

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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?
    That's a huge misreading of the statistics. Any remember, they all knew the white guy was stealing. Think about that for a moment. And ask yourself this, if I assume one race does more crime, how long before the numbers match my assumption.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    In a nutshell...

    I rest my case.

    I am done here.
    Well, should I "thank" your post? Or poke you in the eye?
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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?
    I don't think many people read crime statistics.

    But it isn't necessarily racism because it may not be "race." It may be "different." (ie Xenophobia). For example, what if the "thief" had been a tough looking white guy with tattoos - or a 14 year old kid?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    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.
    I can appreciate that Boo.

    I wish you were right on this one bro. It's like Maggie said. Sad but true. Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Race.

    Profiling based on race doesn't = racism. The stats are indisputable.
    Okay, and what were the underlying assumptions about race in that video?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's a huge misreading of the statistics. Any remember, they all knew the white guy was stealing. Think about that for a moment. And ask yourself this, if I assume one race does more crime, how long before the numbers match my assumption.
    So you're of the opinion that they "let" the white guy steal because he was white?

    I didn't read it that way. I read it that the white guy was more cock-sure of himself. Someone with a sledge hammer? Someone with a power saw? I'm not sure I'm going to be doing much other than making a phone call. The black guy was less formidable, in my opinion. Although they said he was the same age? I think he came off as younger and less threatening.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, should I "thank" your post? Or poke you in the eye?
    Well, since we're eye to eye on this one, poking me in the eye might hurt as both. LOL!

    A Thank You will suffice.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Okay, and what were the underlying assumptions about race in that video?
    A black man is more apt to be breaking the law than a white man.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A black man is more apt to be breaking the law than a white man.
    Yeah, that's racist, Maggie.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yeah, that's racist, Maggie.
    No. That's not racist. Learn what racism is before you accuse others of being racist. Blacks, as a percentage, are far more likely to be thieves than whites. That's just the fack, Jack.

    Of robbery arrests in 2011 (87,211), 37,906 were white; 48,154 were black. Blacks represent 13.1% of the population. Do the math if you have to. FBI — Table 43 USA QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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