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Old 04-29-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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Now lower that age to 14-15-16 and you have today's new "thug".
Nah, those are hoodrats.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Stokes has a good point. White rioters are not referred to generally in popular culture as "thugs." And, contrary to how some people think, white young people riot frequently enough to be a part of this conversation.

For instance:

1) Arrests, injuries reported in riot at New Hampshire college during autumn festival | Fox News (2014 New Hampshire college town riot during pumpkin fest . . . yep, a pumpkin fest);

2) The Steelers Win Superbowl XLIII - Pittsburgh Riots | The Pittsburgh Foundation (Super Bowl XLIII riots);

3) Washingtonpost.com: Super Bowl Celebration Turns Violent (1998 post-Super Bowl riots in Denver);

4) Giants World Series Riot [Pictures] - Business Insider (2012 World Series riots in San Francisco);

5) Kentucky Students Riot After NCAA Championship Win - ABC News (Kentucky fans riot in 2012 following NCAA championships);

6) 2004, 2007, 2013 Red Sox fans riots (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSVRMmUGgyI&t=0m16s);

7) http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/west...-riot-tear-gas (2014 WVU riots following NCAA game);

8) Riots Erupt at Penn State After Legendary Coach Paterno Fired | Fox News (2011 Penn State riots following Joe Paterno dismissal);

9) Dramatic photos, videos of Huntington Beach rioting - LA Times (2011 Huntington Beach, CA riots during surfing event).

The list goes on and on and on. In short, there are far more riots involving mostly white rioters in the US every year than there are riots involving mostly black rioter (heck, in the last decade alone, we can only point to a handful of majority black riots in the US, while the list for majority white riots is rather extensive). Yet, none of the MSM reports detailing the majority white riots referred to participants as "thugs." Why is that? And, note, this isn't exclusive to riots. Richard Sherman was called a "thug" for his celebratory, albeit inappropriate (to many) outburst following a huge win for his Seahawks. Yet, and very shortly thereafter, then-Congressman Michael Grimm was called a "tough guy" or merely condemned after actually threatening to inflict physical bodily damage, and possibly death, on a television reporter (all caught on camera).

The discrepancy in terms of when the word "thug" is used is clear to all who have their eyes open.

Now, I'll call a thug a thug, regardless of skin color. Unfortunately, not everyone does, and far too many people have decided to racialize things.

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I think equating 'thug' with race can actually be a form of unwitting racism.

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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I think that says more about that demographic than it does about the term that is used to describe them.


I've personally called and heard plenty of people call white kids thugs too who are behaving in a "thuggish" manner. It doesn't matter what color they are. If they are acting like this, they are thugs. Is it not a possibility that there are more young black men/teens acting like thugs?
Really? What do you base such a statement on? And how do those demographics come into play when we see more visible examples of white "thuggery" than we do of black "thuggery?"

I give an extensive, but very incomplete list, in my post here: Baltimore councilman enraged by mayor and president's use of the word 'thug'
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Perhaps the fact that these are from the UK - as opposed to Stateside - makes them a non-sequitur, but two articles from today's paper using the term 'thug' ...

Police appeal after young couple attacked and shoved onto train tracks at north London train station - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Give me your phone or you will get stabbed': thug's chilling warning moments before man is repeatedly knifed from behind - Crime - News - London Evening Standard
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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I've definitely seen UK media use the term "thug" to apply to behavior. They don't restrict the use of the term based on race.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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Cultural Marxists are endlessly creating diversionary debates (over terminology), in order to divert scrutiny away from the immoral actions of the people who comprise anti-police, and anti-White riots.

To me, it would be like debating whether we should refer to the bigots who orchestrated pogroms in 1930s' Germany.. as Nazis, or National Socialists. Obviously their actions should be measured, not how they're labelled.

Another liberal/Marxist, apologist smokescreen, is always trying to mitigate the ultimate violence, by saying the 'protests' started out peaceful.. If I'm an innocent commuter, getting dragged out of my car, and beaten senseless.. Who cares if my attackers were peaceful hours earlier..
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I see his point. In recent years, it seems the only time I hear the word "thug" is in connection with a young black man. Most of the time, they are acting stupid and criminal when the term is used, but at the same time, I don't hear that same term employed for white criminals, and they certainly exist. It is to the point now that if I hear "thug" I instantly conjure up a picture of a 19-year old black man with baggy pants and a black knit hat. It's become a loaded term.
Ok, tell me this, how do you KNOW that all that were rioting,looting and burning were Black? Many were wearing hoods and masks as well as gloves so wouldn't "assuming" that they were all Black be bigoted in and of itself?

Just wondering...
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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There's a difference ini the way white and black people use the word thugs.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I think the President was simply cognizant of the Law of Identity. A thing is what it is.
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