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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    1. I am 82 years old.

    2. When I was a teenager in the 1950s here in Los Angeles, no one talked about this topic. It was simply the elephant in the American room.

    3. I attended a private high school where everyone was Caucasian, with a few foreign Latinx and a few Asians (including at least three born here in the States).

    a. No one ever talked about African Americans. (In fact, the tailor -- we wore uniforms -- was an African American.)

    4. Although I am not very intelligent, I have always known that ethnicity was the Achilles' heel of this nation. But in the 1950s, most people pretended that the issue did not exist. And NO one could have ever imagined today's fast changing demographics.

    5. Being a computer illiterate, I envy the OP's skills in putting together this journalistic thread.

    a. Nothing that I have read in this thread shocked or surprised me.

    6. Before the Internet let people post to Twitter, Facebook, Debate Politics, etc., some people used to compile journals called commonplace books. They would consist of writings, magazine clippings, photographs, etc. Anything of interest to the compiler.

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    1. I am 82 years old.

    2. When I was a teenager in the 1950s here in Los Angeles, no one talked about this topic. It was simply the elephant in the American room.

    3. I attended a private high school where everyone was Caucasian, with a few foreign Latinx and a few Asians (including at least three born here in the States).

    a. No one ever talked about African Americans. (In fact, the tailor -- we wore uniforms -- was an African American.)

    4. Although I am not very intelligent, I have always known that ethnicity was the Achilles' heel of this nation. But in the 1950s, most people pretended that the issue did not exist. And NO one could have ever imagined today's fast changing demographics.

    5. Being a computer illiterate, I envy the OP's skills in putting together this journalistic thread.

    a. Nothing that I have read in this thread shocked or surprised me.

    6. Before the Internet let people post to Twitter, Facebook, Debate Politics, etc., some people used to compile journals called commonplace books. They would consist of writings, magazine clippings, photographs, etc. Anything of interest to the compiler.
    Many thanks. My goal with this thread was to demonstrate the ill effects of how race is framed in the media. The overall effect is to further the segregation between black and white. I consider racial segregation (voluntary or not) a destructive force - therefore I consider CNN a destructive force. It reinforces the differences and distinctions between the races, which in my mind can only harm and not help.

    I've also learned, albeit slowly, that my concept of anti-segregation, and how I get that concept across, isn't well recieved. At the very least it isn't understood, much like my signature.
    Let's treat ourselves like we treat our fellow man. I'm moving my family to the Pine Ridge reservation. Who's with me?

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    I want to thank CNN for pointing this out:

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    'White Only' signs for sale at antiques store spark confrontation - CNN



    These offensive objects are about 2000 miles away from me. Until the media told me, I didn't know that they are actually part of the reason why I don't live in a minority area. Those mammy dolls on the shelves were making me racist from afar.

    They say knowing is half the battle - thanks CNN. But even if those mammy dolls are removed, I feel there is still something preventing me from wanting to move to Baltimore. Could there be another store with mammy dolls, perhaps in Utah?

    Will CNN find other stores that sell mammy dolls? The sooner they find them, the sooner I won't be racist anymore.

    Sarcasm aside:

    "In the past few days, Dean has faced a torrent of criticism and threats online, she told KDVR."

    It's odd that I face no criticism for living in an all-white town. Thanks for taking the fall for me Dean. And thanks to CNN and the stupid people making the threats for thinking that "mammy dolls" have anything to do with racism.

    I'm in the clear - no mammy dolls in my house, right?

    The media's take on what constitutes racism could best be described as infantile - a toddler babbling about astrophysics.
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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    It's not so bad. I do a cntrl-F, look for racially identifying terminology, take a quick screenshot and post.
    Yeah, itís not like anyone expects Trumpster to actually read anything!

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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFitz View Post
    Yeah, it’s not like anyone expects Trumpster to actually read anything!
    I did read the last one about the mammy dolls in Colorado. Changing it up a bit and being a bit flexible.
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    First I'd like the thank CNN for showing us yet another "black perp". Not that I needed any more reminders to self-segregate.

    A Georgia death row inmate who argued a racist juror voted for his sentence has died, attorneys say - CNN


    So we have a single juror that said "mean things" about black people, and it's been claimed that as a result, that single juror opted for the death penalty. Here's an article of how the jury went:

    Juror sentenced man to death because he was black, appeal says

    "The jury unanimously sentenced Tharpe to death."

    I find this odd, since none of the other jury members used 'racial slurs', yet sentenced him to death anyway. Meanwhile, Barney Gattie, the juror who sentenced Thorpe to death as all the other jurors did, gets nailed to the wall in the press.

    Looks like the other jurors get off scot-free for sentencing a black man to death. You know why? Because they used proper terminology! Not Barney though - he used bad words!

    No bad words = no racism. Thanks media, looks like I'm in the clear.
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    Re: Rickeroo's official CNN challenge thread

    Popping in less often. There's lots of material, but as much as I rail against CNN, it's like bailing the Titanic with a teaspoon.

    At any rate, these two headlines are "same day" and offer mixed signals. Here's something that should be on Fox, a standard "black perps" story complete with black mugshots:

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    However, CNN gets back to form further down the page, with "the n word" being really, really important:

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    At first glance, I thought they had found another brown race to feel sorry for. I opened the article, hoping I would find 'news I could use', that being the proper terms by which to call these new brown people by:

    Tyson Fury, boxing's new heavyweight champ, is an Irish Traveller. Here's what that means - CNN

    You can imagine my horror as I read the term "Irish" being used to partially describe this stricken, pitiable "ethnic minority". I'm of Irish heritage myself.

    Here's a description of their low-income, pitiable state:

    "Irish Travellers know what it's like to scrap for living as well -- literally. Many earned a living by collecting and recycling scrap metal and doing all sorts of odd jobs to keep their families alive."

    They show a picture of an upstanding "Irish" woman:

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    I'd like to think that although I may be Irish, people don't look at me as having to make a living by collecting and recycling scrap metal and doing all sorts of odd jobs to keep my family alive, as CNN says.

    Hopefully CNN goes back to portraying brown people as pitiable and NOT the Irish.
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