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The Racism & Social Injustice Catch-All


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Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post

God, I so want to be outraged by that.  But all I can feel is impressed with the way social media has allowed us to broadcast "I HAVE EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA" to the world so clearly.  Even Grandpa Simpson would call the old coot ranting about the perils of sweatshirts a nutbag.



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"I'm cold and there are Wolf Blitzers after me."

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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post

I'll let this speak for itself:

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This hood thing is getting out of hand:

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http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conse...von-martin

Someone on Facebook just posted this. So disgusting.

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"Hoodies are killers"

"Corporations are people"

Will somebody please "Voight-Kampff" these motherfuckers so they can learn the difference between people and things?

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Preferably with flashcards for toddlers.

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Then again, knowing Conservatives, they might think that a "Voight-Kampff" test consists of Jon Voight reading from Hitler's diary & quizzing you on it.

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This is probably not a stretch.

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Originally Posted by pagoda View Post

http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conse...von-martin

Someone on Facebook just posted this. So disgusting.


apparently the dude that wrote this tripe is a full blown neo-nazi

this Kyle Rogers 'person' has an official name on the neo-nazi site 'stormfront'

this was a link in the comments section of that opinion piece

http://onepeoplesproject.com/index.php?o...p;Itemid=3

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How does Zimmerman keep getting to be called a "Neighborhood Watch Volunteer?"  He was self appointed, and not registered with an official watch association.

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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

How does Zimmerman keep getting to be called a "Neighborhood Watch Volunteer?"  He was self appointed, and not registered with an official watch association.


Worse than that, they call him "Neighborhood Watch Captain".

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"Captain Of The 'tard", more like.

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I'm glad my signature on that petition set the ball rolling on all this positive movement on this issue. Dr. Vivesector, eat your heart out!

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Originally Posted by BlackyShimSham View Post

I'm glad my signature on that petition set the ball rolling on all this positive movement on this issue. Dr. Vivesector, eat your heart out!



Yep, I was totally wrong about  all those electronic signatures having some effect, as opposed to the actual hard work on the part of the victim's family to keep this in front of the press. In any case, I am gratified to see actual protests in the streets and the unrelenting press coverage (the true causes of the heat coming down upon the Florida cops) actually making some difference in this. I don't know if they'll ever get a conviction in this thanks to how badly the immediate investigation was handled, but there are many forms of justice in this world of ours.

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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post

I'll let this speak for itself:

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IT WAS THE HOODIE! WAKE UP SHEEPLE! Oh, but only if you're a minority wearing a hoodie. You white kids are good to go.



  FUCK YOU GERALDO!

  I just heard on Rachel Maddow's show that Newt Gingrich was disgusted by the President for making this a racial issue. Of course its a racial issue! All somebody has to do is listen to the 911 tapes. If there really was such a thing as karma, Newt would get really sick, and his wife would leave him...for a women.

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I wonder if he'll be charged w/ 1st degree murder. I think he should, but I don't see a jury convicting Zimmerman, nor even a judge.

This is gonna be one long drawn-out case. And I have a feeling it ain't gonna end well. APOCALYPSE FLORIDA (2012)!

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in response to the Geraldo idiocy....

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and this is apparently no longer for sale on the Fox News website....??

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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post

I'll let this speak for itself:

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IT WAS THE HOODIE! WAKE UP SHEEPLE! Oh, but only if you're a minority wearing a hoodie. You white kids are good to go.



When I lived in Oakland I owned a Hoodie...it's a very practical bit of garb. You can walk about with head uncovered, but then if it starts raining or gets cold (both happen a lot in Oakland in the Fall and Winter) you simply flip the hood over your head and you are protected from the elements. No need for an umbrella (which can often get shredded in the winds that also spring up, esp downtown) or a hat.

One early Sunday morning two Oakland PD came up behind me whilst I was walking to a 24 hr Fitness center, and gave me a ticket for the heinous crime of JAY WALKING! (now you know, Chewers, now you know). When the officers hailed me and I turned around, I saw a priceless expression of disappointment cross over their faces as they saw I was a white, middle-aged man, and not Tupac II (in fact I was pulled just a few blocks from where Tupac was hauled away for the same crime). Nonetheless, both officers were very obviously primed and ready for me to do something, anything, to justify beating the shit out of me.

On another occasion, I was walking near Lake Merritt, again with the Hoodie up, again with my back turned, and some asshole in a Limo threw a bottle at my head. It literally whizzed by my left ear; had it struck home, I'd have suffered a concussion or even a fractured skull (that thing was moving).

Point being, part of racial profiling is hoodie profiling. That particular bit of clothing is identified with Black people. It's stupid and its reductive (just like racism in general) but it's out there.

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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post



When I lived in Oakland I owned a Hoodie...it's a very practical bit of garb. You can walk about with head uncovered, but then if it starts raining or gets cold (both happen a lot in Oakland in the Fall and Winter) you simply flip the hood over your head and you are protected from the elements. No need for an umbrella (which can often get shredded in the winds that also spring up, esp downtown) or a hat.

One early Sunday morning two Oakland PD came up behind me whilst I was walking to a 24 hr Fitness center, and gave me a ticket for the heinous crime of JAY WALKING! (now you know, Chewers, now you know). When the officers hailed me and I turned around, I saw a priceless expression of disappointment cross over their faces as they saw I was a white, middle-aged man, and not Tupac II (in fact I was pulled just a few blocks from where Tupac was hauled away for the same crime). Nonetheless, both officers were very obviously primed and ready for me to do something, anything, to justify beating the shit out of me.

On another occasion, I was walking near Lake Merritt, again with the Hoodie up, again with my back turned, and some asshole in a Limo threw a bottle at my head. It literally whizzed by my left ear; had it struck home, I'd have suffered a concussion or even a fractured skull (that thing was moving).

Point being, part of racial profiling is hoodie profiling. That particular bit of clothing is identified with Black people. It's stupid and its reductive (just like racism in general) but it's out there.


I grew up in Oakland and know exactly what you mean.

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The "Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman" bullshit got some play over here this weekend. Some of the ugliness it brought out in commenters/journalists was really upsetting. So tired of Republicans only being interested in the rights and feelings of the perpetrator when said perpetrator is one of their poster boys.

EDIT: Holy God, that Examiner "article" and pondscum commenting on it. Enough to make a guy hope for an apocalypse.

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Holy balls, Geraldo is fucking nuts.

So I'm guessing the same would go for me, as a 37 year old white guy? All through the winter I thought I was keeping my head from freezing the fuck off while I was playing Russian roulette.

Or he is not fucking nuts and he just needs a translator. Let's try:

"Hey, black males. Would it kill you, trying to look a little less black? You're scaring people. Put on a suit! Maybe a polo shirt or a cardigan. Less Fresh Prince, more Carlton."

How did I do?

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I signed the petitions to support the family too.

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"His hoodie killed him as much as Zimmerman." The moustache must be fucking with the bloodflow to his brain. This world is so fucking broken.

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A question: the new movie with Ben Stiller...do we really want to idolize anyone who belongs to a Neighborhood Watch at this point in our culture?

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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post

A question: the new movie with Ben Stiller...do we really want to idolize anyone who belongs to a Neighborhood Watch at this point in our culture?


I'd forgotten about this 'movie'....I wonder how far back on the calendar is this movie going to get pushed?

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Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather View Post

"His hoodie killed him as much as Zimmerman." The moustache must be fucking with the bloodflow to his brain. This world is so fucking broken.


I wouldn't be surprised if there is a scene of them harassing a minority as a comedy bit.

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My one hoodie is bright green, and says "sorry"  http://www.glarkware.com/hoodies was prescient (it's not for sale anymore, sadly)

I read some righty/liberterian economic blogs.  The commentary (and comments) are unsettling at best.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/just-so-w...z1qF7Iwr3v

Good enough post, but the comments, oh god, the comments.

Also, AP is reporting that Trayvon was suspended for marijuana residue in his bag.

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Originally Posted by stelios View Post
"Hey, black males. Would it kill you, trying to look a little less black? You're scaring people. Put on a suit! Maybe a polo shirt or a cardigan. Less Fresh Prince, more Carlton." 


I read this in the voice of Stephen Colbert as Geraldo during the Kato Kaelin bits on the old Dana Carvey show.

"OJ, my black brother..."

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the amount of violent rhetoric being voiced about this incident is starting to become really, really disturbing....

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It's only going to ramp up now that there's a picture of Trayvon with gold teeth, and the Marijuana suspension.

I don't like where any of this is going.

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Originally Posted by stelios View Post


 Let's try:

"Hey, black males. Would it kill you, trying to look a little less black? You're scaring people. Put on a suit! Maybe a polo shirt or a cardigan. Less Fresh Prince, more Carlton."

How did I do?


That's right, if that young Negro had busted out a few rhymes, maybe combined with a soft shoe shuffle, that ole racist "Neighborhood watch" guy would have put away his gun and handed out a fucking Lollipop.



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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

It's only going to ramp up now that there's a picture of Trayvon with gold teeth, and the Marijuana suspension.

I don't like where any of this is going.

Reefer Madness. It's real.

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Counterspin:

http://gawker.com/5896437/according-to-a...von-martin

I thought Martin jumped Zimmerman from behind?  Now he's saying he got punched when he stopped Martin, there's even action movie dialog!

I don't think there will be any resolution on this.  There is so much crucial evidence that's probably been lost or tainted by now, Zimmerman can tell any story he wants to the grand jury, and there will be very little to refute it.

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Zimmerman being a crazy, possibly racist, gun-owning guy on a power trip is one thing. It's a bad thing, but it will always happen.

The justice system completely failing is a much larger and scarier problem.

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interview on NPR/Talk of the Nation today

Baxley seemed to be adamant that the SYG law is a 'good' law to have on the books.

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Op-Ed: Why I Wrote 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law faces increased scrutiny after the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Fla.) co-sponsored the law and says it does not appear to be applicable to that case.

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Originally Posted by MikeI View Post

Also, AP is reporting that Trayvon was suspended for marijuana residue in his bag.

So obviously he deserved to be murdered.  Yup.  Christ, the excuses being brought up...none of that is even relevant.  

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