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Old 04-29-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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sounds like carl may very well be one of the posters on this forum

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Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes (D) criticized President Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) for referring to rioters in Baltimore as “thugs” saying, “just call them n*ggers” in an interview on Tuesday’s “OutFront” on CNN.

When asked if “thugs” was the right term to describe the riot, Stokes said, “no, of course it’s not the right word to call our children thugs. These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us. No, we don’t have to call them thugs.”

Baltimore Councilman Slams Obama and Mayor: 'Just Call Them N*ggers' - Breitbart
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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OK Mr. Stokes. How about we just call them criminals instead? It's time to stop making excuses and hold people responsible for their own actions.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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He wants to make the "thug" the new N-word.

"Don't call our children Thugs" he said in reference to those looting, burning down buildings and cutting fire hoses in Baltimore.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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He wants to make the "thug" the new N-word.

"Don't call our children Thugs" he said in reference to those looting, burning down buildings and cutting fire hoses in Baltimore.
Heard him say that and just shook my head. I guess every word that isn't sunshine and roses is now somehow related somehow to bigot words.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What an idiot. Thug has never been and is not a racial term.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Dear Mr. Stokes, I am very sorry for calling those violent criminal rioters "thugs." In the future, I will try to refrain from referring to those looting, stealing criminals as "thugs," as it is obviously a hurtful word to describe low-life scum who engage in burning down businesses and assaulting police officers. And the next time those cretinous bottom-feeders run riot in the streets, I will surely join you in demonstrating against the use of the hateful, discriminatory (albeit totally accurate) use of the word "thug" in describing them.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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OK Mr. Stokes. How about we just call them criminals instead? It's time to stop making excuses and hold people responsible for their own actions.

Holding people responsible for themselves is now considered racist.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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What an idiot.

Thugs.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:00 PM
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Location: Portland, OR
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You wouldn't call your child a thug if they should do something that would not be what you would expect them to do.
Is that all this is? Children doing something that you would not expect them to do? They're destroying parts of their city! They didn't steal a cookie from the cookie jar without permission. They didn't lie about going to a party. They are stealing! They are setting fires! They are assaulting people! This guy needs a reality check. I hope his career doesn't advance any further.
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