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originally posted by: Metropolis1927
originally posted by: stolencar18
You know...how screwed up is the western world when people have lost their perception on the world to the degree that they can compare what happened in Paris to student loans and "oppression towards black people"? My, how the next generation has lost sight of the world.
I don't live in America so I can't say I really understand what these students issue is, it appears to be white peoples rights versus black peoples ?
However the last time I looked you guys had a black President, so as an outsider it appears America is still an equal opportunity country with the same opportunities for everyone if you work and study hard.
Like at least their getting a college education, I believe it's not always achievable for everyone regardless of race white,black, hispanic etc, so it says to me their families have worked hard, have money and are just as privileged as anyone else.
But that's my opinion as an outsider I certainly could be wrong on this.
originally posted by: hammanderr
Here's the alleged "Poop Swastika" that was part of what prompted all this crying. Hardly looks like anything worth mentioning. Look for yourself.
Looks like the kind of thing you'd wipe up and forget. And who knows who put it there? Could have been anyone.
originally posted by: crazyewok
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Maybe their Mommies and Daddies will STEAL them new cars to make them feel better. Poor babies.
Corrected for you
originally posted by: scorpio84
At first I was irritated at the tweets, but after thinking about it for a bit - they have a point. First, let's keep in mind that they are college kids and probably not expressing themselves in the best way possible. Secondly, I don't think they are asking the world to care about the crap happening to them - but their fellow citizens. I do not agree with them comparing what happens in Missouri to what happened in Paris - however there is a good point they make and it is this : something ruins the lives of people overseas and everyone cares; yet something ruins lives in America and people don't give a hoot.
I'll go one further and say this is due to racism. Why? Think about non-white places that have been attacked/bombed, such as India, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc. Yes, there was media coverage - but there wasn't this kind of outrage.
Futhermore, had 80 migrants been killed in Paris, would we be talking about "an act of war" or "the beginnings of WW3?"
So, maybe I can help the students express their real question:
Why do Americans care so much about what happens in other countries, but couldn't be hassled to give a crud about what happens in their own country to their own fellow citizens?