Part of the issue is that contemporary black culture seeks any opportunity for victimhood available...what's worse is that many blacks actually identify with the a-hole, practically beatifying an obviously terrible person.
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Huey on February 07, 2007, 11:15:32 PMI went to a party in an apartment in a silo once.
"These raids have infuriated a Black community, as well as many others in New York, who are already boiling over with anger at the murder of yet another unarmed young Black man. “I think what they’re doing is repulsive, disgusting and deplorable,” said Bishop Erskine Williams Sr., whose son is a good friend of Trent Benefield’s and was arrested during the raids for an unpaid summons of $25. “They’re trying to put together something to cover up an assassination, an execution of this young boy,” Erskine Williams Sr. said.The people’s rage over the execution of Sean Bell pulsed on Liverpool St. last week, where a memorial area has been carefully and lovingly set up right next to the iron gate that Sean’s car backed into as he and his two friends tried to escape. On the sidewalk are dozens of lighted candles, bouquets of white carnations and red roses, and a large, multi-colored flowered wreath sitting on a triangular stand, with a photo of Sean, Nicole, and one of their two young daughters in the hollowed center of the wreath. And taped to the brick wall standing above the sidewalk is the question posed at the beginning of this article, of who will tell the truth of what happened on this street in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, along with a number of other posted thoughts and comments.One of these is a neatly typed letter addressed to the NYPD and signed by “a mother of 3 African-American sons and 2 African-American grandsons.” It reads, in part: “Last Saturday’s encounter was nothing less than an execution. What is painfully, frightfully obvious to Black people is that those young men could have been ANY BLACK MEN, and it wouldn’t matter about their social or economic status. However, know this: We are collectively mad as hell and are not taking it anymore!!!”
One day last week, a number of people visiting the memorial, both from the neighborhood but also from other parts of the city, expressed to a Revolution reporter their anger and anguish but also their determination to help bring these executions to a halt. Said a woman who was born in the country of Jamaica but has lived in the U.S. for 35 years, many of them in Jamaica, N.Y.: “I think the police are the Ku Klux Klan. I think they’ve got that uniform on, but they’re really the KKK. And I think it’s a conspiracy of them to kill as many Black youth as they possibly can…. Right now, we Black people have like a slavery syndrome, where we are scared to fight. So anybody, especially the cops, can do anything they want and get away with it. But I personally believe it’s time for us to fight back. I have three sons and they grew up in this country but I sent them to London, where we’re originally from, after leaving Jamaica, because I didn’t want the cops killing them. I haven’t seen one of my sons for 21 years, and I haven’t seen another one for 14. But if they were in this country I probably would have had to bury them a long time ago. So even though I can’t see them, I know they’re alive. Although, on the other hand, I know England is not much better in how they treat Blacks—not much better, but better than what happens to them here. That really says something about this country, doesn’t it?”
I'm not show-offy.
One of many.
Also, isn't it some sort of fallacy or something to take isolated incidents and make categorical statements from them?
I'm tired and distracted now - what's that called again?
I'm fairly sure that my position is the correct one. I'm always weary though when known racists agree with me.
Quote from: Galt on October 05, 2007, 02:42:53 PMI'm fairly sure that my position is the correct one. I'm always weary though when known racists agree with me."Weary", are you? Are you sure you're not wary?
Quote from: tj. on October 06, 2007, 04:24:52 PMAlso, isn't it some sort of fallacy or something to take isolated incidents and make categorical statements from them? Yep.
Part of the issue is that contemporary black culture seeks any opportunity for victimhood available, so much so that a drunken crack dealer leaving a notorious brothel who tries to run over and is fired on first by a black police officer stands as an example of institutional racism. What's worse is that many blacks actually identify with the a-hole, practically beatifying an obviously terrible person.
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.
So I thought I'd give my 2 cents on the Jena 6. Probably discussed here before, but whatev.I definitely have problems with the way these boys were treated by the legal system...However it really bothers me how *certain* black people are handling this incident. Everyone seems to be rallying around these boys as though they're heros (I believe I've actually heard this word used before).These boys, though victims of the criminal justice system, aren't heros. There's nothing laudable about beating someone until they're unconscious, especially when you're in a group of six friends and you're attacking someone who's alone.I understand the racial tensions, the nooses, that the kid who was beaten was using racial slurs and in general all the bad stuff the white residents of the town did to the black ones, but violence is never the appropriate response. And from what I understand, it wasn't a fight gone awry, they really just jumped him.Like I said, the outcry over this case is deserved, but I think people should save the rally cries for people who really deserve it... Emmitt Till, Abner Louima, etc. While I understand their plight, I don't think these guys are wonderful people who deserve our reverence.And while the proceedings against them were a joke, as I said, they did beat a guy until he was knocked out. Which deserves significant punishment IMO if not the exaggerated sentences that they're facing.
Quote from: Burning Sands on October 05, 2007, 12:33:18 PMThere are none more blind than those who won't see.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlatitudeQuoteThere's not much more we can do, absent allowing you to walk in our shoes, to show you that racism is alive and well in the U.S. in 2007. Part of the issue is that contemporary black culture seeks any opportunity for victimhood available, so much so that a drunken crack dealer leaving a notorious brothel who tries to run over and is fired on first by a black police officer stands as an example of institutional racism. What's worse is that many blacks actually identify with the a-hole, practically beatifying an obviously terrible person.
There are none more blind than those who won't see.
There's not much more we can do, absent allowing you to walk in our shoes, to show you that racism is alive and well in the U.S. in 2007.