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Old 01-09-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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New Orleans matches the crime rates of Africa. So it seems about right.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Default Was It Truth Or Racism?

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No offense Cassarina, but Spike Lee isn't exactly an unbiased character when it comes to dealing with race. If you go back and look at many of his statements, I am of the opinion he is very racist--against whites. I've heard him speak and was pretty offended by comments he has made. But, I do understand that people there have not had the best circumstances in life, although IMO it's no excuse for the destruction and despicable acts that followed the storm. As I said before, look at the incredibly poor people that were hit by the Asian tsunami, no such chaos happened, despite many of them living in similar or much worse conditions than those in N.O.
What exactly did Spike Lee say. Did you see "When The Levees Broke"?
It was interviews with people of all ethnic groups,and professions. I do not see Lee as a racist. Some people hate the truth. Jews are always crying anti-semetism even when someone is telling the truth. The truth be told Arabs,Somalians,and Ethiopians are semetic.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Default Crime Rates In Africa

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New Orleans matches the crime rates of Africa. So it seems about right.
Where can I research the crime rates in Africa?
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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if you google it you will see lots of stuff, apparantly colombia is even more dangerous than south africa. but i don't know how any of these figures are accurate, in very corrupt countries crimes aren't always reported or recorded properly. africa is a continent and huge. some places are pretty safe, some super dangerous, but overall very high crime. and a genocide is going on in sudan. dark skinned africans being killed by lighter skinned africans. messed up stuff.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Some where on the pacific coast
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Cassarina, When I refered to a broken social program I was not placing blame on the residents of N.O. The point I was making is that they have been lied to for many generations and that it took an event of this magnitude to reveal the lie. It is deploreable that more could not be evacuated out of harms way.There was plenty of warning The City and School busses should have been used to take folks out of there.why do you think they were not used?
When Charlie hit it was a long path that was cut across Fl. and it ruined a lot of lives but no one went out of control we just kept our cool and started to take care of ourselvs. There are still areas here that are not rebuilt yet but we do not get any press about it and we have all social and economic groups here. we all got hit hard.

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Old 01-09-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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Spike Lee is very off with his Racial opinions:

From a website:discoverthenetwork.org

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Chew on it!

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Old 01-09-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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The moron actually said blacks were incapable of racism?!!! LMAO!!!!!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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The moron actually said blacks were incapable of racism?!!! LMAO!!!!!!
LOL...Talk about major Ignorance and Unawareness. He must be doing non-prescription, illegal drugs since his New York Knicks started getting flushed down the toilet.
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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LOL...Talk about major Ignorance and Unawareness. He must be doing non-prescription, illegal drugs since his New York Knicks started getting flushed down the toilet.
Some of the things he has said are very racist, and he is black, kinda kills the blacks arent racist theory. Him and Michael Moore I would like see plopped on a deserted Island, together!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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No, I haven't seen his documentary. I'm sure there are legitimate sides and issues being brought up, but IMO Lee is incapable of seeing past the notion that the US government is suppressing everything that is black. As I'd mentioned before, he sees racism against blacks in everything and says that blacks are incapable of racism, which makes no sense at all. He's a demagogue to put it nicely. I have a hard time believing he could make an unbiased film.
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