I read it the first time, no need for repetition in this case. I disagree with your estimation however.
I have known many photographers, I worked with photographers in two separate industries, catalogs and advertising. I can say, without a doubt,
photographers are no more or less human than the rest of us.
There are sure to be racist photographers just as there are racist goalkeepers, short order cooks, and teachers.
The captions may have been edited.
The photos may have been taken out of context.
The white folks 'found' a loaf of bread and some soda at the grocery store? The other guy found stuff too, he needs to eat just like they do.
Why's he a looter and they're not?
Maybe it's subtle, but there's a distinction being made there that I don't think is appropriate, given the circumstances. Maybe there is no racism
being exhibited here, maybe there is.
If 80% were black and died, so?
So it's going to be a racial issue before the end. Whether or not it actually has a race component, I don't honestly know. I know LA has a very
strong undercurrent of racism and classism. Worse than some places, better than just a few, if you get my drift.
Why didnt they leave?
I don't know. I would have. Probably it's a monetary issue, for the most part. If you don't have a car, can't afford a bus, and don't have any
relatives to go to anyway, what do you do? Most of the poor folks in the area happen to be black. It would be 80% dead white folks if it struck my
Is that saying they are less intelligent then whites?
No, is that what you're saying/thinking?
Also, if hundreds were found shot in the head Im sure would sting pretty badly.
Yeah, but less so if the perception is that they were all looters. I personally don't think looters deserve to die by the hand of the government. I
do however, think they should be left to the mercy of nature (she has very little) since they want to play by jungle rules.
One account of the officers "help in looting" said that they were passing out supplies at wallmart, but the crowd grew and pretty much took the
Yeah, I read about that. The looters were doing their thing, the cops showed up and took over to try and maintain some semblance of order. I didn't
know the looters took over after that, do you have a source, something I could read?
You see people chest deep in water trying to carry a new computer.
HAHAHAHAHA. Like brainless magpies! "oooh..shiny..expensive.." One can only hope they are forced, at some point, to choose between their life and
the object they covet. Drop the TV or drown...some folks actually drown. It's survival of the fittest. Greed is a good instinct, but when it's
evidenced like this, it's a detriment to the species.
Those people deserve to die.
No, they deserve whatever they get. It remains to be seen just what that will be.
They're stupid. Regardless of color.
Oh yeah. We're in agreement there at least.
Someone pointed out that you dont know the back story on the pics, so it may very well be that. But nowadays everyone gets all pissed off if you point
out anything at all wrong about someone black. If the pic said white looter, noone would have noticed. But right away the sympathy starts for the
poor, mistreated black man.
That's not true. It's only when you start treating blacks differently that I open my mouth. Blacks are criminals just like whites. But saying a
black man is more criminal than a white man doing the same thing is dishonest and racist.
I call 'em as I see 'em. I hope, always, to be proven wrong when I speak about things of this nature. So far, however, you've never said one nice
thing about black folks, not that I've read at least. I think you harbor some deep-seated resentment.
If you ignore it, it goes away.
I'm sure the black men who were hanged for sleeping with white women would disagree with you. If they weren't dead, that is.
You can be an ostritch if you want, but promoting it as sensible national policy is ludicrous.
[edit on 31-8-2005 by WyrdeOne]