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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Follow your instincts Boo. I'm going to follow mine. It just so happens that the stats seem to support my instincts on this particular issue. I do respect your efforts to take the high ground. I just hope they don't get you hurt.
    My thoughts exactly. Your last sentence? I was tempted to post something a bit more direct.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Follow your instincts Boo. I'm going to follow mine. It just so happens that the stats seem to support my instincts on this particular issue. I do respect your efforts to take the high ground. I just hope they don't get you hurt.
    Never have. Grew up in the worse parts of Jacksonville Florida. Much easier to get away with crime if you're not a minority.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Your last sentence? I was tempted to post something a bit more direct.
    Well, it's Boo. I love ol' Boo. One of my favorite around here. I'm gonna always be respectful and nice to him.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I fail to see a difference. But . . . whatever floats your boat.
    It's not complicated. Go to a classroom and assume all blonds are smarter. They will be. Or dumber. It'll work that way as well.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well, it's Boo. I love ol' Boo. One of my favorite around here. I'm gonna always be respectful and nice to him.
    I know!! Don't you just love that name?? Boo. I mean who could get mad at Boo??
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    "Racism was the basis of that profiling." As you nutz?? Did you not pay any attention at ALL to the FBI crime stats I posted?? Really, Cardinal, it's late. I don't have the patience to dicker with you on my conclusion that it's profiling based on hard statistics from the FBI. If you choose to ignore those statistics and tell me I'm prejudiced against blacks -- or that I'm racist?? You're wrong...you have nothing to back you up...and you fail to present a cogent argument that anything other than profiling was involved.

    Read up on racism. It isn't racist to be a realist.

    Edit: Are you related to Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton?
    So what are you saying, Maggie, that the witnesses in that video took the time to google FBI crime statistics before they decided on how to react to two equally dressed people of equal age acting equally suspiciously? Please enlighten me on how those statistics came into play when the white teenager used tool after tool to break the bike lock, admitted to anybody who bothered to ask that the bike wasn't his, and how those statistics affected the witnesses' decisions to just move along.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yeah, that's racist, Maggie.
    It blows my mind how many people have no frigging idea what racism is. It is so misused as to make those that misuse it look ... well, not bright.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I know!! Don't you just love that name?? Boo. I mean who could get mad at Boo??
    Me and you and a dog named boo. . .

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So what are you saying, Maggie, that the witnesses in that video took the time to google FBI crime statistics before they decided on how to react to two equally dressed people of equal age acting equally suspiciously? Please enlighten me on how those statistics came into play when the white teenager used tool after tool to break the bike lock, admitted to anybody who bothered to ask that the bike wasn't his, and how those statistics affected the witnesses' decisions to just move along.
    Please. I'm not saying anyone Googled anything. I'm saying the statistics bear out my position...that it's profiling and not racism. One doesn't have to Google to know the truth of crime statistics in this country. At least most of us don't. I didn't know them until I Googled . . . but I'd heard, shall we say, rumors?? The statistics are overwhelming. You know that . . . you'd just rather ignore statistics and cry racism.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Racist? Don't be ridiculous!


    But hey ...I got a good look at that black kid stealing the bike.
    He looked like he was up to no good.
    He looked like he was on drugs or something.
    Something about him wasn't right.
    At one point I think he had his hand in his waist-band.
    These assholes always get away...
    Someone should have shot him in self defense.



    /sarc

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