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  • Racism

    17 15.45%
  • Police injustice

    23 20.91%
  • Cultural differences

    12 10.91%
  • Class Warfare

    13 11.82%
  • Crazy people

    50 45.45%
  • All the above

    31 28.18%
  • Other

    17 15.45%
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Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    It's like....race, man. Wow.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Oh, marijuana in his system. He definitely was a bad guy then.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes.


    j/k... did he really? I do the same with Ron Artest who changed his name to Meta World Peace. How stupid is that name?

    I dunno, I still call Prince, "Prince" even tho he changed his name to a symbol.....

    Am I a racist?
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I dunno, I still call Prince, "Prince" even tho he changed his name to a symbol.....

    Am I a racist?
    No. But you are totally a symbolist!
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    Re: Ferguson

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    That doesn't stop anybody. I was military, but there are several armchair generals in here that know what I did better than I do.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    As much as I like that philosophy... to take Crue Cab as an example, maybe it isn't always a good idea to listen to a person just because of their job. As a teacher, I know that many teachers don't know what the hell they are talking about.
    *shudder* Good point.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Because nothing says 'I am earnestly chagrined at what I perceive to be a gross violation of civil rights', like smashing a store-front window and running off with a television set. lulz That's solidarity and conviction, right there.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    This is one of the most well written and sobering op-ed pieces I've read by a celebrity. I only posted the parts that seemed relevant before it got tl;dr.

    It's not that we don't want to get it right, it's that we don't know how to frame the problem correctly, due to certain unsavory aspects about our society that could lead to a solution.

    This is also endemic of a wider problem with the displeasure of the current governing system, similar to the civil protests and counter-culture of the 1960's. These situations could continue to spread and become more common (hope not), as the class/race/cultural distinctions become more disparaging.








    ps. If I don't respond, it's because my PC is down and I'm on an old laptop that barely functions.
    Great article Grip. Thanks for posting
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Sykes View Post
    Oh, marijuana in his system. He definitely was a bad guy then.
    Yeah that's BS.

    My limited understanding of that drug makes me think it would have made him calm, thus less likely to get in a confrontation with police. Plus it stays in the system awhile, so saying "he had marijuana in his system" might mean he smoked it a few days or a week ago?

    Basically a meaningless datum.
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