a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
I am pretty sure everybody agrees that the crime was atrocious... that is not what I put into question. My points are to point out that using skin
color as a base analysis (entertainment value) while ignoring way more important socioeconomic factors is flawed... perhaps indicating a prejudice.
First, I point out that sobriety would have a much larger role than skin color ever could... that was ignored. Next, I point out how poverty levels
and the consequences of such are a more important factor than skin color... that argument is now being stretched to how poverty once touched your own
life. Look, I don't care to be right here... I simply am here to call out people using skin color as a base premise of argument.
Comparing U.S. poverty is not similar to any other country... that should be easy to see. The U.S. is the richest country in the world. It's adds a
bit of a flare to the poverty when 16 year old's driving Mercedes Benz's are telling the poor to get off their ass and get a job to fix the situations
they live in.
Most of the people freaking out about this have never even been to a U.S. ghetto... they are shocked and in awe that such craziness can be taken in
stride. Seriously, just watch the videos... nobody jumped in to stop it, and all of the people interviewed were not shocked that it occurred. It's
just the distant onlookers that are bent out of shape so heavily. It's their everyday life, and they take the stories in stride. People that will
never go to the Bronx are watching it from afar, and they are freaking out. Welcome to my main point here.
Had the OP been speaking from any bit of a first hand knowledge standpoint, I would have never typed here. Using the skin color, and showing improper
usage of the N word got me to typing. You almost immediately apologized for recognizing the flaw, then moved on to the entertainment clause. Well,
that tells me that you are trying to stick up for your skin color comments by stretching variables. Next, you moved onto the poverty card, and how it
relates to you.
My points never moved... using color as a primary argument for crime watch activities is a flawed premise. Entering the race card into primary debate
discredits the value of an OP... plain and simple. My thoughts shared here were on the hunt for awakening perhaps. Had you said "wow, maybe I should
use sobriety or poverty as an analysis measure before stereotyping going forward," I would have even thanked you for being open.
The internet morphed... I get it. Some will look on the decaying aspects of society to be the cause of it all, while others may view it as the masses
are coming unhinged due to making more out of dramas than they maybe should. Formulating prejudice opinion based on lack of integration may
contribute to societal decay more than one thinks.
My viewpoints are a common debate with those that have no true understanding of U.S. ghettos. One would think that distant onlookers would value the
input of someone at ground zero more than even their own opinions when judging from afar. That very seldom happens though... the rest of the world
seemingly knows whats better for a world they watch from afar for entertainment value.