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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Cultural sometimes referring to old racist ass parents who beat this image of evil mean racist police (the ones they dealt with in the south during civil rights times) as the standard every day run of the mill cop. So thus created the false acusation of racism every time a white cop does something to a poor uneducated black person.
    Image perhaps that a few would have but unless something is done to enforce that, it would not affect them to the point of them actively disliking/- police. If they see a friend and/or them or someone they know being what they see "untreated unfairly" then that image would be driven home

    The US Black/Cop relation would be different (because of the previous history with civil rights/slavery etc. etc) so that may be something that is very prevalent. I'll take your word on that


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Actually I gave you links from BBC, Independent, Guardian.

    Independent is highly respect.
    Would you prefer daily mail?

    This is not a 'one paper' thing. All papers say the same thing, even those scary right wing ones :P
    But the paper itself doesn't write it... and individual does.

    An Individual with a bias isn't hard to come by, especially when dealing with law enforcement.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    And they don't - and abuse of your right can get someone's ass in hot water.

    In my law class the other day I was the ONLY one arguing *for* that right to privacy/no-search. My teacher and many others were saying "denying a search when you're pulled over is almost like admitting your guilt - if you have nothing to hide then why say 'no'?" (I'm paraphrasing, of course)
    I'm fine with the police thinking I'm guilty if it means I don't get stop and searched, the same should be for everyone else. That wouldn't stand up in court anyway if the police did arrest me on the basis of me refusing to allow myself to be patted down.

    Both of those scenario's are very accurate, I find worrying ... actually terrifying the attitude of "if you have nothing to hide, why not" :S


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Image perhaps that a few would have but unless something is done to enforce that, it would not affect them to the point of them actively disliking/- police. If they see a friend and/or them or someone they know being what they see "untreated unfairly" then that image would be driven home

    The US Black/Cop relation would be different (because of the previous history with civil rights/slavery etc. etc) so that may be something that is very prevalent. I'll take your word on that
    I only say this because I witnessed this when I was a kid growing up, my friend Jay's mom who caller herself my "Black mom" would be on a rant about something, and every time something bad happened to her it was because of her color.

    Now, when white people go on about rants on not being treated fairly or disrespected... they blame the problem on the person who was doing the disrespecting just being an ass or something. But more often than not, the excuse for poor treatment or what not is racial.

    If more blacks would stop blaming their race on their problems, they'd realize they have alot more opportunities than if they hold themselves back because of it.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    But the paper itself doesn't write it... and individual does.

    An Individual with a bias isn't hard to come by, especially when dealing with law enforcement.
    Ahh I see, so then are all the papers biased in this issue? I would think that because it is such a wide range and from different political spectrum agreeing actually means it may not all be rubbish.


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Disrespect should also be earned.
    Not just given to someone because they are wearing a uniform.
    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    If more blacks would stop blaming their race on their problems, they'd realize they have alot more opportunities than if they hold themselves back because of it.
    We can agree on that or rather those to an extent.
    Last edited by Laila; 10-02-10 at 10:37 PM.


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Ahh I see, so then are all the papers biased in this issue? I would think that because it is such a wide range and from different political spectrum agreeing actually means it may not all be rubbish.
    When you set out to write an article about racist cops... You'll get an article about racist cops.

    If its not a specific news event that occurred, the article had a purpose before it was written.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    When you set out to write an article about racist cops... You'll get an article about racist cops.

    If its not a specific news event that occurred, the article had a purpose before it was written.
    Yes because many of those articles are about a report that has been released that has concluded/included racism. No doubt the author has to weave in the main point of the article in it.


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    . If they see a friend and/or them or someone they know being what they see "untreated unfairly" then that image would be driven home
    too bad that all too often what they see as unfair treatment has no basis in reality.
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    If more blacks would stop blaming their race on their problems, they'd realize they have alot more opportunities than if they hold themselves back because of it.
    but that would force them to admit that they could solve the problem themselves. much easier to just blame someone else...that way you don't have to do anything to solve it yourself.
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