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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    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.
    Racial indignation causes some riots, but at the end of the day much of the activity is an opportunity to steal. I don't personally know how much retail theft happens during sports riots.
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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Racial indignation causes some riots, but at the end of the day much of the activity is an opportunity to steal. I don't personally know how much retail theft happens during sports riots.
    Looters =/= rioters.


    And what's the difference between stolen goods, and destroyed goods?
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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Oh yes. Very much so. Its obvious.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    My point is, you have provided a series of images depicting white people rioting, but I want some context for those images.


    I am unaware of specifically white people rioting for any particular reason in our recent history.

    Yet to are trying to draw parallels to the behaviors of white and black people.

    If white people have not rioted within our recent history, no such parallel can be drawn, and no other facet of your argument (then being a straw man) needs be addressed.


    In other words, show me the money, lol. Show me how white's truly have acted the same as blacks.
    Is Oct 2014 "recent"?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Looters =/= rioters.


    And what's the difference between stolen goods, and destroyed goods?
    It depends on what we are talking about. Burning a police car sends a political message. Stealing a big screen does not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Is Oct 2014 "recent"?

    For a riot? Yes.

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

    I don't have any respect for rioters, but on the grand scale of thing, a riot fueled by sports is by far more egregious. Civil disobedience caused by actual problems in society is more understandable, and even possibly useful long term.

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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?

    so what percentage of the riots in ferguson and baltimore were made up of blacks?

    75% 85% higher?

    do you get a few idiots joining in for the looting.....of course

    Free **** man....

    do i think that there is a double standard for rioters?

    no....i think they all should go to prison....and for a good LONG time

    i dont care if there black, white, yellow, or green......

    they are destroying their city, their neighborhoods, their businesses

    and they are hurting people physically and financially
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    Re: Is there a double Standard in America's reaction to riots?

    Standard response: That's just college kids blowing off steam.

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

    No double standard from me. I dislike those who riot and burn store fronts in places like Seattle at the economic conferences just as much as those who burn and loot in Ferguson and Baltimore. Criminals who destroy the message being put out by peaceful protesters.

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