Are you SERIOUS? What is WRONG with society?

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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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I've got a story to tell.

First of all;



Secondly, here we go.

Alright, so about an hour ago, my mum gave me a ride to subway in town, because I was craving a footlong. As we approached subway, we saw four guys a little younger than me (late middle school or early high school) behind the building, hitting some guy who was lying on the ground with their backpacks and skateboards.

I thought they might have been just random kids, acting stupid and playing around.

In fact, I was fairly certain that they were playing around. I'll be honest, I haven't been in my "alternative school" setting since I as sixteen, which was three years ago, so I'm not entirely used to seeing fights anymore... not as much as I used to be. So, I was a bit too quick to assume that the situation wasn't serious... it really caught me off guard.

Still, I got out of the truck and went into subway.

I interrupted the cashier and his customer, and told him that someone was being jumped out behind his building. I told him that I wasn't sure if they were just playing around or not, and asked if someone could go check.

So, the subway guy went outside, and a moment later, the kids walked off, and an African American kid with a backpack came into the store, looking pretty depressed. It didn't look like he was hurt very badly, but the expression on his face said it all. They really cut him down.

I stared at him as he was heading towards the door and leaving. I didn't mean to stare, but I think that was the moment when I realized that those kids WEREN'T playing, and that kid actually DID get jumped.

I felt a little sick, and really felt like crap for not going out there and doing something about it myself.

So, when I got back to the truck, my mother and little sister told me that they saw the kids leaving the parking lot, and they were able to hear them.

The kids were laughing with each other, and one of them said something like "We whooped that (N-word)'s ass!"

And its not just the stupid hate crime that bothered me about this--but the back of this subway was FACING the main road, which means all those people driving by on that big four-lane road were seeing this guy get jumped, and every one of them drove by like they hadn't seen anything.

Are you SERIOUS?

What is WRONG with people?





posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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That's disgusting.. If I were in your shoes I would of at least asked if he was OK.. But that's just me. Some people deserve a good flogging and the cuprits in this case are at the top of he list. Unfortunetly, these little pricks will be doing it someone else down the track.. Hopefully they meet their match.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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Racism goes both ways dude, its just only highlighted and mostly reported when its white people against a "fill in the blank"________ race



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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yeah seriously, a friend of mine served in Rwanda and seen piles of body parts, of men, women and children, churches with the doors barred shut and burned out packed with corpses of people inside.
racism goes against everyone not just the bad white man against the poor black man, or the bad white man against the poor Jew.
look at Rwanda and Cambodia, sure you might pull some stars and a few flags with this, but i am so over the racism debate.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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People not doing anything when people are in trouble is another thing wrong with society. There have been quite a few studies done on it.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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To everyone;

Trust me, I know that racism goes both ways.

When I was in middle school, I went to an all black school, and those people hated me. I actually became a bit of a racist myself while I was there... I got jumped by groups of black dudes a few times. It really skewed my views on race for a bit, but that was a long time ago.

Now, to me, people are just people.

No one deserves to get jumped because of the color of their skin.




That's disgusting.. If I were in your shoes I would of at least asked if he was OK.. But that's just me. Some people deserve a good flogging and the cuprits in this case are at the top of he list. Unfortunetly, these little pricks will be doing it someone else down the track.. Hopefully they meet their match.


The reason I didn't ask if he was okay was because I understood how he felt. When people asked me if I was okay after it happened to me in the past, I felt patronized and worthless... made me feel like a piece of trash, and it really made me think there was something wrong with me, because half the people around me hated me while the other half didn't seem to think I could take care of myself.

Its a complicated feeling, and it really doesn't make much sense, but I didn't want him to feel patronized.




yeah seriously, a friend of mine served in Rwanda and seen piles of body parts, of men, women and children, churches with the doors barred shut and burned out packed with corpses of people inside. racism goes against everyone not just the bad white man against the poor black man, or the bad white man against the poor Jew.
look at Rwanda and Cambodia, sure you might pull some stars and a few flags with this, but i am so over the racism debate.


I really don't care what you're "over" hearing. I saw something that really disturbed me. No one pointed a gun to your head and made you click this thread.


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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 09:39 PM
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posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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A person I work with got jumped by her x and each time I tried to call the police I got a busy signal on the work phone. When she came in, I gave her a hug. I hope they find the guy because hitting a woman is for the birds.
I felt bad for her because I couldn't get through.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by PLAYERONE01
yeah seriously, a friend of mine served in Rwanda and seen piles of body parts, of men, women and children, churches with the doors barred shut and burned out packed with corpses of people inside.
racism goes against everyone not just the bad white man against the poor black man, or the bad white man against the poor Jew.
look at Rwanda and Cambodia, sure you might pull some stars and a few flags with this, but i am so over the racism debate.


Yeah I'm sick of the War on Terror bs also but I still see white people butchering Muslims on a regular basis for no reason.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
A person I work with got jumped by her x and each time I tried to call the police I got a busy signal on the work phone. When she came in, I gave her a hug. I hope they find the guy because hitting a woman is for the birds.
I felt bad for her because I couldn't get through.


Damn.


I'm sorry, I hate when this stuff happens. There's always a big moral conflict festering in you, making you wonder when you should and shouldn't get involved. I hate that feeling.

People suck.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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I'm not saying you're wrong, but how do you know the attack was strictly because of skin color?

It could have been because of any number of things; and only in the aftermath of the altercation, did the kid make a racial slur. Maybe he was mad at the black kid for trying to talk junk, and as a way to express his discontent, he made a racial slur?

As for what is wrong with society: everyone is selfish, and self preservation is built in. (Think fight or flight response.)



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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reply to post by Bleeeeep
 


No, because it was W on B it is a hate crime, Regardless of circumstance, anytime and every time. You must've missed that memo.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:04 AM
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reply to post by kimish
 


Yeah yeah. You both are just preaching history of opposition though.

It only breeds more hate and bias.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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I can somewhat agree with that. However, the double standard that exists today also fosters and creates negativity and hate.

On topic: It is shameful that someone was getting beat down and no one intervened to help out or scare the kids away. Stuff like that happens all too often. I think it's because people are afraid now a days with so many lunatics not afraid to pull a trigger or thrust a knife at the simplest things.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:08 AM
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I'm sure if this was a homosexual person and the people who jumped the homosexual didn't know, it would still be classed as a hate crime. Why should this be any different? When you pull these kind of stunts, you are only asking for discrimination issues whether its racist/homophobic or not.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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IMO, just about any kind of "un warranted" beat down should be considered a hate crime, especially jumping and the "knock out kings" game. If two people are in an argument and fight, or something of the sort, then I'm all for just plain assault/battery charges minus the hate prefix.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:16 AM
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So say that instead of, "white man always gets blamed".

We don't need to hear opposition.

We need to hear equality.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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I didn't necessarily say that. Buy you're right in a sense. I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words. Regardless, there is a gross hypocrisy that feeds the hate. But we all know that's part of "the plan".
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:36 AM
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Yes it's true, and there are millions of other double standards as well; but when you point them out like you have, it only breeds more bias and hate.


Instead of saying, "it's only noticed when whites are racist", say, "I wonder how the kids were feeling and what made them so angry."

When people are able to identify with each others' weaknesses, they will lose their prejudices.


eta: stop rephrasing your posts lol.
Anyways, the messages are to you, so I guess it doesn't what others read.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:43 AM
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Very true. Thank you for putting it into that perspective for me, I do appreciate it.
I didn't even realize that's what I was doing and have been doing.

ETA: I rephrased my posts because of i'm not too good at putting my thoughts down so I'm constantly changing them to sound more like I intended them to sound. Lol
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