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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    It's attitudes such as these that justify the need to have open and honest conversations about race. If we would just stop talking about hunger, would the problem of hunger disappear?
    Ridiculous. It's attitudes like this that blocks any honest discussion. If we just focus on hunger, we'll never learn why people can't find food.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Ridiculous. It's attitudes like this that blocks any honest discussion. If we just focus on hunger, we'll never learn why people can't find food.
    Stop trying to stifle the discussion about race. If there really is no systematic oppression of blacks, then you have nothing to hide. Your defensiveness implies that you (plural) have something to hide.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Stop trying to stifle the discussion about race. If there really is no systematic oppression of blacks, then you have nothing to hide. Your defensiveness implies that you (plural) have something to hide.
    Stop trying to stifle the discussion about race? Ok. Invent whatever spin you want. Makes perfect sense.

    Your paranoia about looking behind the curtain illustrates you (plural) not only have something to hide, but you (plural) are too ashamed to admit it.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    They sure don't seem to be helping.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Stop trying to stifle the discussion about race? Ok. Invent whatever spin you want. Makes perfect sense.

    Your paranoia about looking behind the curtain illustrates you (plural) not only have something to hide, but you (plural) are too ashamed to admit it.
    Okay then, let's have that conversation, if you're so confident that you will win it. Let's talk about the history of race and racism in this country. Let's compare and contrast how racism has looked across the various years of US history.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Okay then, let's have that conversation, if you're so confident that you will win it. Let's talk about the history of race and racism in this country. Let's compare and contrast how racism has looked across the various years of US history.
    LOL

    Oh sure, let's do that. In fact, let's go back thousands of years and get to the heart of the issue one and for all. We can debate ancient Greece, and their treatment of captives, then we can move on to some of the other lessor tribes in ancient Mesopotamia.

    Too funny. Sorry, but I'm not interested for whatever reason you come back with.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?


    I say yes.There is no reason to mention the races of the individuals involved is such a shooting unless it is to instill the idea that the reason that one individual was shot because of skin and the individual who did the shooting did so because of race. When someone burglarizes a house they don't say a hispanic,black, white or whatever burglarized the the home of a white,hispanic, black of whatever homeowner. Other police shootings do not get as much attention as this story. If the media did not do these things I seriously doubt there would be any riots in Ferguson.
    The media incites everything. Ferguson, Ebola, terrorism, etc. US media is ratings driven and is nothing more than sensationalist tripe.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Okay then, let's have that conversation, if you're so confident that you will win it. Let's talk about the history of race and racism in this country. Let's compare and contrast how racism has looked across the various years of US history.
    Let's find proof that any individual today is actually a racist based on history. Better, let's justify calling white people racists because they are white and then justify not judging other groups as a whole. Better yet, let's tell Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama and Holder to quit stirring the pot. Racism today is a for profit venture, and guilt is doled out without justification for the sake of that profit. The problem in Ferguson was not racial, it was cultural. Institutional racism is what creates the mentality that causes a young black man to attack a white officer to begin with. Most of us learn better early in life from our parents. Maybe that is where we should start. There is a serious problem in black culture as far as the family structure goes.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Yes I can understand that..but this issue must be investigated..Why are so many young black men being shot dead by white officers?

    Bustle

    There is something wrong.
    Most officers are white.

    Crime is a poverty problem, and blacks are disproportionately in poverty. As such, statistics predict most interactions between officers and presumed criminals (including violent interactions) will be between white cops and black citizens.

    Simple statistics rarely reflect a chosen medua narrative, though. Headlines sell newspapers (or more appropriately, get clicks). The problem of violence perpetrated against blacks and BY blacks is almost entirely rooted in nonracist causes, but poverty isn't sensational. Even the story of black poverty isn't reported without sensationalized racism injected for the purpose of selling stories.

    It would be nice if people cared enough to educate themselves. In a non biased manner, of course.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Most officers are white.

    Crime is a poverty problem, and blacks are disproportionately in poverty. As such, statistics predict most interactions between officers and presumed criminals (including violent interactions) will be between white cops and black citizens.

    Simple statistics rarely reflect a chosen medua narrative, though. Headlines sell newspapers (or more appropriately, get clicks). The problem of violence perpetrated against blacks and BY blacks is almost entirely rooted in nonracist causes, but poverty isn't sensational. Even the story of black poverty isn't reported without sensationalized racism injected for the purpose of selling stories.

    It would be nice if people cared enough to educate themselves. In a non biased manner, of course.
    That is a good post Gonzo..I lack your eloquence..whilst most people on here are baying for blood..Hmmm..Those blacks again..without asking WHY???

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