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Old 04-29-2015, 03:31 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.
In the US it is a code word when used by certain people
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:38 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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In the US it is a code word when used by certain people
Only for those constantly looking for any excuse/reason to cry racism.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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Left Wingers ALWAYS believe crime is the fault of capitalism and economic class divisions.

It's their gospel and they believe it religiously. Crime is the result of poverty. Poverty is the result of class divisions and economic injustice. People only commit violence and crime when they are oppressed. That's why Leftists side with Muslims so much in their clashes with Israel and the West. They share a common enemy.

And of course, Marxism is the cure for everything. Get rid of capitalism and white Western culture, and everything becomes magically perfect.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Not to hijack the thread, but did you see that nice boy that they "marginalized" in front of their police line last night?

He was out front trying to pretend that he was someone special, empowered by something (drugs?), and the curfew didn't apply to him...only the news media that he chastised for disobeying the curfew.

In a very slick move, they slid up alongside this joker with a Humvee.....politely squeezed him into a pincer move between the vehicle and the police line....and like a fish catching a bug, the line opened, he was swallowed whole, and the line closed--all in the blink of an eye.

Nice boy, he was. Probably only charged with being a thug......but we don't want to speculate.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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> “calling them thugs — just call them n*ggers. Just call them n*ggers."

Uh... wait... I don't get it... you DO want us to do this, or you DON'T want us to do this?
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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> “calling them thugs — just call them n*ggers. Just call them n*ggers."

Uh... wait... I don't get it... you DO want us to do this, or you DON'T want us to do this?
Only if you're Black I guess, then it's okay...
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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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) [url=http://pittsburghfoundation.org/node/27872]The Steelers Win Superbowl XLIII - Pittsburgh Riots | The Pittsburgh Foundation[/url] (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) West Virginia fans riot in Morgantown after beating Baylor | For The Win (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.
I've lived in Pittsburgh all of my life. There has never been a Super Bowl riot here that even remotely compares to the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore. The rest of your comparisons are probably similarly inapt.
But regardless, what's the point of looking all of this up? The rioters, looters, and vandals in Baltimore are THUGS, by the very definition of the word. Or has this become yet another WORD YOU AREN'T ALLOWED TO SAY? If we add many more to that list we'll be reduced to gesturing and grunting at each other.

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:32 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..
Good points, +1.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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when even the words 'golf' and 'chicago' are considered 'racist' you know there's virtually nothing that can't be twisted to fit that definition.
Don't forget about "the".
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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Wait a second, so then what are we supposed to call the other 99% of Baltimore that despite their socioeconomic status and race didn't come out to throw rocks, loot liquor stores and burn stuff?

Frankly, it's insulting to cry racism because someone is referring to a small violent segment of the community as thugs.

Now if people are saying "all people in Baltimore are thugs" or other blanket statements like that then sure but otherwise it comes off as making excuses for bad behavior.
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