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Old 11-25-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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If this were a world that made sense more african americans would be more embarrassed by the behavior of their fellow negro's actions over the past months (and especially last night) than the shooting death of a store-robbin' gangster.
So African Americans should be embarrassed by another's behavior simply because he or she just so happens to be of the same race? Do you feel this way about every race?

 
Old 11-26-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Does anyone know if there are expected to be protests again tonight? I'm planning to drive from Manhattan to Long Island this evening. Could be a disaster.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Overlook Hotel 1921
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So African Americans should be embarrassed by another's behavior simply because he or she just so happens to be of the same race? Do you feel this way about every race?
This line of thinking tends to only apply when it's black people.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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If the community wants to be outraged collectively at the death of yet another young black male, then they cant really expect people to treat them as individuals and not share in the blame when their communities have rampant crime. You cant have it both ways.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 08:03 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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This line of thinking tends to only apply when it's black people.
No ... it applies to women as well, equally or even more so.

That said, people should be grateful that we have the option to protest - personal opinions notwithstanding.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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If the community wants to be outraged collectively at the death of yet another young black male, then they cant really expect people to treat them as individuals and not share in the blame when their communities have rampant crime. You cant have it both ways.
Here's an example of a more common story, getting little press in St. Louis or elsewhere:
Barricaded St. Louis murder suspect shoots FBI agents: cops - NY Daily News
Thug breaks into his own mother's home, then kills her & shoots 3 officers/agents.
This is what police have to deal with every day. All part of the job. Only outcry will be, if they kill the POS. Only difference, his momma won't be there crying & cursing.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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Here's an example of a more common story, getting little press in St. Louis or elsewhere:
Barricaded St. Louis murder suspect shoots FBI agents: cops - NY Daily News
Thug breaks into his own mother's home, then kills her & shoots 3 officers/agents.
This is what police have to deal with every day. All part of the job. Only outcry will be, if they kill the POS. Only difference, his momma won't be there crying & cursing.
Ghetto culture at its finest. In every other culture going to prison is looked down upon and shameful for that person and his family. In the black communities it is glorified and looked at as a badge on honor. No amount of affirmative action will do anything as long as this sick mindset is still prevelant. But its all the " crackers" fault. Right. Your people have awoken the rest of the country to how much respect you have for the law. Going to be fun watching a bunch of bloods and crips vs. national guard/Army.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Ghetto culture at its finest. In every other culture going to prison is looked down upon and shameful for that person and his family. In the black communities it is glorified and looked at as a badge on honor.
Not all black people, or black communities, admire ex-cons. But, in the ghettos & 'hoods, a stretch upstate can indeed be a badge of honor, among those who admire, or aspire to, the Thug Life.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Not all black people, or black communities, admire ex-cons. But, in the ghettos & 'hoods, a stretch upstate can indeed be a badge of honor, among those who admire, or aspire to, the Thug Life.
Bingo. Not everyone in the black community admires ex-cons. That's like saying that back in the day all Italian Americans admired the Mafia merely because they shared the same ethnicity. It's all about the class - ghetto/hood mentality (and all that goes along with it) is different than the attitude of the real "black community".
 
Old 11-26-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Does anyone know if there are expected to be protests again tonight? I'm planning to drive from Manhattan to Long Island this evening. Could be a disaster.
I would leave before dark - if at all possible. You could also take the LIRR
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