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Homecoming Prank Depicting Slave Master Under Investigation

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posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

Didn't OP say it was meant to display a plantation owner and enslaved person? I mean that does seem like there is something racist about that.

But i agree that it's mostly just kids being dumb.




posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Sure.. maybe how some people are still ignorant of black issues and discount their grievances. Much like how white people started saying "all lives matter" in response to "black lives matter". Showing complete ignorance.

Yet, i think this high school thing is really not that bad in the grand scheme of things.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:13 AM
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i was. you got me. a reply to: blueman12

:cheers'' I think ppl are just messing with you. Obviously this was in bad taste by the high schoolers,
But i don't think it's news worthy."

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posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:16 AM
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originally posted by: AnrkE
i was. you got me. a reply to: blueman12

:cheers'' I think ppl are just messing with you. Obviously this was in bad taste by the high schoolers,
But i don't think it's news worthy."


Exactly... Stupidity at its finest. Nothing newsworthy.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:18 AM
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originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Krakatoa

Sure.. maybe how some people are still ignorant of black issues and discount their grievances. Much like how white people started saying "all lives matter" in response to "black lives matter". Showing complete ignorance.

Yet, i think this high school thing is really not that bad in the grand scheme of things.


I agree. This is one data point in a larger set of data points in that "grand scheme of things" as you put it. I think it is worth discussion on why these kids thought it was acceptable. Do kids do stupid stuff? Of course, they always have and likely always will. But unless they are called on their behavior, told why it is unacceptable, and it is used as a "teaching moment" then it devolves into "kids will be kids". Until, one of them decides to escalate it to a higher level for attention and ends up really hurting someone or in jail. Will that happen in this case, unlikely. But, again, its an opportunity to educate why this behavior is not acceptable and the history it depicts from all sides.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Yea but blowing them up on national news outlets and social media outrage is stupid. It's way overkill...



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:44 AM
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posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 01:55 AM
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originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Krakatoa

Yea but blowing them up on national news outlets and social media outrage is stupid. It's way overkill...


I agree again. But, it does provide a venue for discussion. I am not "blowing it up" here. I am saying this type of behavior is simply not acceptable, especially in the deep south that has a stain of racism that was rampant well into the late 20th Century. Exhibitions such as this does nothing to help quell the stigma. It perpetuates it.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 02:09 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Texas police does it way better...





Peace



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 02:19 AM
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a reply to: operation mindcrime

Are they doing it as a joke, or as part of their duty as LEO escorting a suspect after capturing him?

Again, context is king.

Nice try, I'll give you a star for effort, at least is is on-topic.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 02:25 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

From what I read it was a legit arrest. Guy was breaking into homes. But there was no backup to pick the guy up so the officers transported him like this.

They are put on a different duty since police chief and major got complaints and said it was poor judgement.

Peace

ETA: here's the link to the story.

Texas police officer who led black man by rope said ‘This is gonna look so bad’
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posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 02:40 AM
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People these days are just waiting to be offended by something so they can show how “woke” they are to the world. I give zero craps about this incident.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 05:04 AM
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Much like how white people started saying "all lives matter" in response to "black lives matter". Showing complete ignorance.

So , in your world , all lives do not matter ?



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Are you sure he was depicting a slave master? Are you able to understand what he said at the beginning of the video?

Is there a longer video than the 16 second one in the link?



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 05:51 AM
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I checked the link on the twitter feed and the people are saying the one who made the accusation and posted the video doesn't go to that school and some posters that do go to that school were in the comments saying it had nothing to do with racism, slaves, masters or anything close to it. Supposedly the whole thing had to do with a $20 bet.
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posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 06:02 AM
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Slavery has long been over in the US. I think people will get over something stupid like this.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Bad behavoir? Yes

Racist? Hardly



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
I checked the link on the twitter feed and the people are saying the one who made the accusation and posted the video doesn't go to that school and some posters that do go to that school were in the comments saying it had nothing to do with racism, slaves, masters or anything close to it. Supposedly the whole thing had to do with a $20 bet.





context is king.


It is unless it doesn't fit the argument. Isn't there a school statue or mural to tear down now,



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 07:41 AM
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Racist? What race are these boys being racist against? I couldn’t tell through all the innuendo.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 08:16 AM
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Something being blown out of proportion on the news and people eating it up and going Into a frenzy? No way!

This is absurd, not news and a waste of time.



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