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    Re: Is this racist?

    Sixty posts about race yet the discussion is still civil?? What is this I don't even...
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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
    Oy vey, Maggie, the two people in that video were acting the same. Same dress, same dodgy behavior. Yet two entirely different reactions were given.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Sixty posts about race yet the discussion is still civil?? What is this I don't even...
    Hang in there . . . I've just stated the obvious.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oy vey, Maggie, the two people in that video were acting the same. Same dress, same dodgy behavior. Yet two entirely different reactions were given.
    Now you move the goalposts??
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Hang in there . . . I've just stated the obvious.
    Noooo! You have foiled my plans. I'm done for!
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Now you move the goalposts??
    Uh, those goalposts were created in the OP, Maggie. Are you sure you watched the video?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Hang in there . . . I've just stated the obvious.
    Remember Maggie, truth or not, it's racist these days to discuss the reality of the situation. That's where society has come to.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Uh, those goalposts were created in the OP, Maggie. Are you sure you watched the video?
    I replied with overwhelming statistics to your accusation that my opinion on profiling was racist. You have now changed your argument after being DiNozzo'd with statistics and shifted your argument to the video itself. I originally stated the video wasn't racist in nature, but the result of profiling. I gave you statistics to support that profiling that showed such profiling was valid based on robbery stats compiled by the FBI. Overwhelmingly so.

    I responded to Boo what my thoughts were about the video itself.

    If you disagree with me that it's profiling (as I opine), please stick to that subject and give us reasons for your belief that it's racist. I've given you ample evidence supporting my belief that it's profiling.

    Your turn.
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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?

    You are aware you're trying to compare different individuals in different situations? If you want to claim their actions are racist, you would need to show the same individual acting differently in both situations.

    Not to mention, it's a tv show

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I replied with overwhelming statistics to your accusation that my opinion on profiling was racist. You have now changed your argument after being DiNozzo'd with statistics and shifted your argument to the video itself. I originally stated the video wasn't racist in nature, but the result of profiling. I gave you statistics to support that profiling that showed such profiling was valid based on robbery stats compiled by the FBI. Overwhelmingly so.

    I responded to Boo what my thoughts were about the video itself.

    If you disagree with me that it's profiling (as I opine), please stick to that subject and give us reasons for your belief that it's racist. I've given you ample evidence supporting my belief that it's profiling.

    Your turn.
    No, Maggie, that was you threadjacking. I think you were thinking about those statistics while watching that video instead of paying attention to the scenario they created. I told you what it was and then you wanted to get cute and tell me I was changing the goalposts when, as I said, that scenario was the whole point of the video. If you want to go on a rant about crime statistics that buttress your beliefs, fine, start your own thread, otherwise...this isn't the thread you're looking for.

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