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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 - 4:08pm

Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment
The same misbehavior is treated in very different ways
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Posted: Jul 9, 2015 - 8:41am

Trumping America - Henry Giroux

Donald Trump lit up the mainstream media spectacle by stating in his presidential candidacy announcement, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best.... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." (1) The mainstream press could not let such an opportune racist outburst go unnoticed. After all, it was perfect fodder for fueling the corporate media's never-ending spectacle of entertainment. Mouthed from one of America’s favorite billionaire buffoons, his racist and xenophobic statements have been defended as brave, dismissed as uncivil, or set aside  as the colorful discourse of a cantankerous, rich eccentric. Such commentary collapses into the realm of the personal by privatizing racism. That is, it ignores the deep seated contours of systemic racism and xenophobia and the conditions that promote it, instead focusing on the individual who spouts such poisonous racist language. Rather than viewing Trump’s comments as a political virus that has deep roots in nativist apoplexy and a long legacy of racism and state violence, his despicable remarks are reduced to an uncivil rant by a bullying member of the billionaire class with no reference to the unmarked status of white privilege and its underlying logic of white supremacy.  Such commentary at its core is superficial, duplicitous, and represents a flight from responsibility and a politics of denial.

Not only did mainstream media replay Trump's statements over and over again, without any serious criticism, but also they filled the 24/7 news cycle with endless interviews in which Trump defended his remarks, proving the obvious about his arrogance and stupidity. Treated more as an indication of Trump's no-holds-barred personality than as another example of the myth of the United States' claim to the comfortable status of an alleged postracial society, Trump's remarks were viewed as indiscrete and colorful rather than symptomatic of the racial hatred lying beneath the culture of dominant politics.

The real issue that needs to be examined is what kind of society produces a Donald Trump.

The racial cleansing machine was in full operating mode as the dominant media apparatuses rushed to interview a variety of faux commentators about how they felt about Trump's remarks with little attempt to take the high ground and challenge many of the remarks that were made. On the contrary, the only truth or sense of injustice displayed by CNN, NBC, CBS and other major news outlets lies in the assumption that the meaning of any issue rests with making sure that the public is exposed to a narrow array of views in the interest of balance and journalistic objectivity.

According to this logic, balance - not morality, justice or evidence - is the ultimate arbiter of truth. Hence, Trump's vicious, racist remarks enabled the mainstream media to let the American people hear from Sen. Ted Cruz who argued that he liked Donald Trump and was glad he was bringing attention to the issue of "illegal immigration." (2) Former Sen. Rick Santorum joined Cruz in praising Trump for focusing on "illegal immigration," absent of any serious criticism of his racist remarks. (3) Other conservative politicians such as Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Gov. Rick Perry condemned Trump's remarks but nothing was said in the press about how they had played a key role in supporting legislation that was both vicious and racist. (4) (...)


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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 10:00pm

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The thing that confuses people is the difference between racism (pre-judging people based on their race) and culturism (pre-judging based on behavior).

Racism is shameful. Color is irrelevant to what you can expect from someone.

Judging someone as you see their behavior, their cultural expression? That's a different story. Someone (any color) comes swaggering at me with pants below their hips, anger on their face, and a lack of consideration for others around them - why wouldn't you use the information in front of you?

But these are subtle distinctions that people, and the media, are unwilling to make. Instead of looking and thinking about color, they jump to the obvious: what color are they?  

"Nothing. I just don't like the lifestyle." {#Wink}
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 9:25pm

The thing that confuses people is the difference between racism (pre-judging people based on their race) and culturism (pre-judging based on behavior).

Racism is shameful. Color is irrelevant to what you can expect from someone.

Judging someone as you see their behavior, their cultural expression? That's a different story. Someone (any color) comes swaggering at me with pants below their hips, anger on their face, and a lack of consideration for others around them - why wouldn't you use the information in front of you?

But these are subtle distinctions that people, and the media, are unwilling to make. Instead of looking and thinking about color, they jump to the obvious: what color are they? 
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 9:12pm

I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with this thread but I think the only people that feel there isn't racism in America are the racists themselves.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:44pm

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What I see coming from you, as always, is a post with a pointless, provacative C&P link from some random, stick poking  viewpoint or angle that is designed to get a response that you can mock.

 
bump folks

 It's time to put this rabid dog down.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:44pm

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Kurt,don't feed this troll.

 
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:40pm

Kurt, don't feed this troll.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:35pm

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(changes the subject)
 
That's still not in the article. By all means continue to justify your ideological hatred of one group, while furiously handwaving when confronted to the dangers of your own klan. {#Mrgreen}
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:21pm

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Aside from clearly being unable to read, where did you see any conclusions? What I see coming from you is not unusual: more lies.

 

Speaking of lies.  I let this go over in the Global Terror thread, but since you brought up the subject of lying ...

The article when read deeply as opposed to your superficial take clearly deals with the wounded as a factor.  As I said, I got my information from reading the article you posted.  I did not make up the numbers as you stated.  It isn't just about the dead as you try and make the case repeatedly.

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The article doesn't talk about the wounded.

Ultimately the point is that there's only media-induced hysteria about one group (and eagerly lapped up and repeated by some folks). A.k.a. scapegoat politics and tribalism.

There is no Global War on Right Wing Extremists or billions/trillions of dollars spent to hunt them down. 

When all is tallied (globally) in the GWOT the biggest killers aren't the Muslim extremists when compared to their supposed targets. It's the people who at first use them for their own purposes, then creating larger imaginary threats that eventually re-materialize as real threats when lots of innocent people get killed in the game. Self-fulfilling prophecies of good and evil.

  

From the source material ...

And from line items in the article ...

Maj. Nidal Hasan was a U.S. Army psychiatrist who opened fire in a medical facility at the Fort Hood military base on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others. He was sentenced to death by a military court-martial in August 2013. Hasan was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan a few weeks after the shooting took place. He had shouted “Allahu ¬akbar!” (“God is great”) before opening fire with a high-powered, high-capacity handgun with laser sights. After firing more than 200 rounds, he was shot by military police and was paralyzed from the waist down. Medical school classmates interviewed after the incident said that he had voiced strong opinions against the war in Afghanistan.

ParticipantsYear indicted or killed
Nidal Malik Hasan2009
 
 Victims killed  13
 
Victims wounded  32

Deadly Jihadist Attacks

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. The bombing triggered a massive investigation, and on April 18, photos of two suspects were released to the public. After the suspects were identified as Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two brothers shot a policeman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early morning of April 19 and hijacked a car. The resulting manhunt ended when police shot and killed Tamerlan and later arrested Dzhokhar after he was discovered hiding in a boat in the Boston suburb of Watertown. Dzhokhar was indicted on multiple charges related to the bombing, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty and sentenced to death by a federal jury. According to NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA’s database of phone call records did not help identify the Tsarnaevs though it was used in the follow up investigation.

ParticipantsYear indicted or killed
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev2013
Tamerlan Tsarnaev2013

 
Victims killed  4
 
Victims wounded  170

 
On June 18, 2015, Dylann Roof was arrested and charged with killing nine people in a shooting on at the historic black Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. According to one of the victims, Roof said: "You rape our women, and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go," during the shooting. Roof had posted a manifesto citing his radicalization after seeing the coverage of the Trayvon Martin case and laying out a racist worldview. He had also posted pictures on his website and Facebook featuring white supremacist imagery, including the Confederate battle flag, patches of the Apartheid South African flag, and a T-shirt featuring the number "88," which is often used as a symbol for "Heil Hitler."
ParticipantsYear indicted or killed
Dylann Roof2015
 
 
Victims killed  9
 
Victims wounded  0



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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:09pm

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Aside from clearly being unable to read, where did you see any conclusions? What I see coming from you is not unusual: more lies.

 
What I see coming from you, as always, is a post with a pointless, provacative C&P link from some random, stick poking  viewpoint or angle that is designed to get a response that you can mock.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 7:03pm

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You're willing to stick up for chemtrails because you're so attuned to things that you can see obvious patterns where others just see business as usual... and yet...


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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 6:56pm

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More race baiting on your part as usual.  Maybe you should have waited a little longer before jumping to conclusions.

 Lightning might have caused South Carolina church fire, FBI says

I
n other breaking news ...  the shark attacks in the South have been determined to be racist.

They are clearly an example of Great White privilege ...
 
Aside from clearly being unable to read, where did you see any conclusions? What I see coming from you is not unusual: more lies.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 6:44pm

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Greeleyville African-American church seventh burned across South in wake of Emanuel shooting

Flames engulfed a prominent African-American church Tuesday night that was already destroyed once by a blaze ignited by the KKK in 1995.

Mount Zion AME Church is the seventh black church to burn across the South in the wake of the killing of nine worshipers at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church and Gov. Nikki Haley’s subsequent call to bring down the Confederate flag.

State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said several agents responded to the fire and that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other federal agencies were notified. The cause was not immediately known Tuesday night. (...)



 
More race baiting on your part as usual.  Maybe you should have waited a little longer before jumping to conclusions.

 Lightning might have caused South Carolina church fire, FBI says

I
n other breaking news ...  the shark attacks in the South have been determined to be racist.

They are clearly an example of Great White privilege ... 
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015 - 8:50pm

Greeleyville African-American church seventh burned across South in wake of Emanuel shooting

Flames engulfed a prominent African-American church Tuesday night that was already destroyed once by a blaze ignited by the KKK in 1995.

Mount Zion AME Church is the seventh black church to burn across the South in the wake of the killing of nine worshipers at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church and Gov. Nikki Haley’s subsequent call to bring down the Confederate flag.

State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said several agents responded to the fire and that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other federal agencies were notified. The cause was not immediately known Tuesday night. (...)


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Posted: Jun 30, 2015 - 8:54am

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At this point, I no longer care. It's off the front page of the topic, and I no longer have to mute it. Once upon a time, I might have cared to try and figure out what was going on, but now, with the RP site, new problems seem to arise daily, affecting some but not others. This might be a case of that.

 
Apology(?) accepted, I guess.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2015 - 8:28pm

At this point, I no longer care. It's off the front page of the topic, and I no longer have to mute it. Once upon a time, I might have cared to try and figure out what was going on, but now, with the RP site, new problems seem to arise daily, affecting some but not others. This might be a case of that.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2015 - 6:29pm

ScottFromWyoming wrote:

If we're talking about the Colbert video, it's never autoplayed for me. Chrome, Mac yadda yadda.



didn't autoplay here either
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Posted: Jun 29, 2015 - 6:20pm

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I use FF and Alison used Chrome. It was auto playing for us every time we loaded this topic. I believe bokey had the same problem. I think he uses Chrome, too.

 
If we're talking about the Colbert video, it's never autoplayed for me. Chrome, Mac yadda yadda.
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