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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    People who do that are ALL thugs and savages. I don't give a damn what color rioters are--if they commit felonies, as many do, they should be prosecuted aggressively. And any that are convicted should be punished as severely as the law allows. Rioting is an attack on civil society itself, and the crimes involved are especially deplorable for that reason.

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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    11 Stunning Images Highlight the Double Standard of Reactions to Riots Like Baltimore - Mic

    I don't condone anything that is happening in Baltimore, but it is always fascinating how quickly black people are condemned racially for committing atrocities committed by every other race.

    How amplified their actions are perceived in comparison to when other races do the same thing. You see it here on DP and youtube and other sites.

    Nigger this - Nigger that. Monkey this - Monkey that and blanket statements a plenty.

    Commentary that is never seen in regards to riots comprised of primarily white citizens who are, often, rioting over, in comparison, very trivial and mundane events.

    So my question is - Is there a double standard in how we view "white" riots and "black" riots?



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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Or by white people. An important understanding to come to, IMO.





    What was the last instance of specifically white people rioting in the streets, if you could?


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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Not really no. A riot is a riot, whether it is perpetrated by particular ethnic groups, by political extremists, drunken hooligans, ...

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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    11 Stunning Images Highlight the Double Standard of Reactions to Riots Like Baltimore - Mic

    I don't condone anything that is happening in Baltimore, but it is always fascinating how quickly black people are condemned racially for committing atrocities committed by every other race.

    How amplified their actions are perceived in comparison to when other races do the same thing. You see it here on DP and youtube and other sites.

    Nigger this - Nigger that. Monkey this - Monkey that and blanket statements a plenty.

    Commentary that is never seen in regards to riots comprised of primarily white citizens who are, often, rioting over, in comparison, very trivial and mundane events.

    So my question is - Is there a double standard in how we view "white" riots and "black" riots?



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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by jog View Post
    it really isn't politically very correct. There are no persons of obese stature in the pictures you selected. Shame!

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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    You have to ask yourself just how one's political reservations are addressed and resolved by smashing a store window and stealing a TV. Rioters are opportunist ****heads.

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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    I'm not sure if there is a double standard. There may be in some aspects. There is a difference in riots in poor communities where unrest lasts for days over social issues and sports riots that are fueled by alcohol and last a night with sports fans going back to other lives the next day. I'm not trying to justify either but the national news media marshals for the former and local news crews generally cover the latter so the impact on the nation is different.
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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I'm not sure if there is a double standard. There may be in some aspects. There is a difference in riots in poor communities where unrest lasts for days over social issues and sports riots that are fueled by alcohol and last a night with sports fans going back to other lives the next day. I'm not trying to justify either but the national news media marshals for the former and local news crews generally cover the latter so the impact on the nation is different.
    This is what I was trying to get at last night.


    That there are not specifically "WHITE" riots, or "BLACK" riots...but that the line is down down economic factors, and that it just so happens that many riots committed by poorer groups are populated by a lot of black people.
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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    I've now heard several interviews of rioters, mostly from Ferguson, but most recently, from Baltimore. And they unanimously believe that causing destruction and mayhem gets their ire noticed. People looting? Those are almost NEVER the people that START the riot, they are just seizing an opportunity. But there is an economic double standard THERE, as well. If we were to consider 2008 to have been a giant riot, then we must consider all those who willfully plunged this country into ruin for money to be looters, and yet we don't treat them the same. This has NOTHING at all to do with color.

    You say that rioting is a scum move...I say that it's sometimes and unfortunate necessity. Due to the crap in Ferguson, now the police force there is under NATIONAL scrutiny, and it absolutely WOULDN'T have been had there been nothing there to make national headlines for a couple days or weeks.

    Riots are not the problem, they are merely a symptom. The problem is, americans feels that this is the only way to truly get their voice heard. We don't have millions to lay on politics, so we don't typically have our elected officials ear. Or eyes. Peaceful protests will only get you so far, and if someone wanted to badly enough, they can simply sabotage those, as we saw with the Occupy Wallstreet protests. And what changed? Nothing. Do you think if we had firebombed a few of the million dollar cars driven by the very people that have, and are still, squeezing the life out of this country, we would have gotten a little more change? Or if we wrecked a few banks?


    Hard to say. But what I CAN say for certain is, simply sitting there peacefully didn't do jack ****.
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