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Originally posted by maria_stardust
Just what this site needs, another race-based thread.
The END of Hate Speech, subtle or otherwise, on ATS
**ALL MEMBERS** The recent surge in Hatred, Racism, and Sheer Stupidity STOPS NOW.
Please note that any type of bigotry -- even a mere wiff -- will not be tolerated. Consider this fair warning.
Originally posted by Snsoc
I hope that you don't think that my post has a whiff of racism. If so, please show me.
Serious question: does not talking about an issue solve it?
I'm relatively new here, so if I'm beating a dead horse, I apologize.
Originally posted by charles1952
There was an interesting event in Greensboro last night, into this morning. Four hundred teens came together in the downtown area and decided that a massive fight and riot was a good idea. The news reports discuss "troubled teens" and "youth."
The police chief said that it had nothing to do with gangs, it was just a case of large numbers of students from two different high schools meeting downtown.
I find it interesting that two high schools could get 200 teens from each to be at the same place, at the same time, without some prior planning, but technology confuses me.
To discover the race of the rioters, you have to watch the video. They weren't Hassidic Jews.
I honestly don't think it's a conspiracy, but a mindset that much, if not all, of the media have fallen victim to. Some things are best left unmentioned in our society. Announcing that members of a minority group have done something bad is one of those things.
I suppose the question is, why bother mentioning race at all? But as the OP pointed out, and as we all know, sometimes race, or some other characteristic, is mentioned, and even trumpeted. Remember Matthew Shepard? There was an anti-hate bill, in his name, passed and signed into law. He was gay and that got a lot of attention. He wasn't killed because he was gay, but the fact that he was, was sufficient to cause an uproar.
Protection of minorities, yes. Conspiracy, no.
Originally posted by ParanoidAmerican
reply to post by Snsoc
I am under the impression that racism is only committed by whites and it is reverse racism when the color tables are flipped....not sure why other than this..? I know this only addresses part of your post but an important on anyway...
1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
Discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group, especially when resulting from policies established to correct discrimination against members of a minority or disadvantaged group.
edit on 3-7-2013 by ParanoidAmerican because: (no reason given)