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People want to talk about race. Fine. Whatever. But what is IRKSOME is when people interject it where it doesn't belong. Whipping people into a frenzy and screaming 'racism' over the Zimmerman trial, when it clearly had nothing to do with it, is absurd and stupid.
the issue here is that a black man can use racial hate language and his following actions are not considered racially motivated. that a latino is accused of racism when he did nothing to suggest he is racist, nor does he have any history of racism or using racial slurs. and finally the result is that we have blacks attacking whites and latinos simply because they share the same skin color as zimmerman.
these issues need to be addressed. i'm for equality, and equality cannot exist when a perceived group cannot be considered racist because of their skin color. it cannot exist when the solution to anger against one man is to attack others with his same skin color.
Originally posted by U4ea82
reply to post by charles1952
My thinking falls along these lines: Race shouldn't even be an issue. People are people, and that's the end of it.
Though many have bemoaned the fact that Marley Lion’s murder has not garnered even a fraction of the attention that Trayvon Martin did, others point out that beneath the surface the cases are not at all alike. Martin was killed because George Zimmerman assumed that he was up to no good in the Sanford, Florida, gated community where Martin was staying.
Though Zimmerman and his family members have maintained that he is not racist, critics believe he assumed that young, black, hoodie-wearing Trayvon Martin was a criminal based on his appearance.
There were no such racial overtones in Marley Lion’s murder. Ryan Deleston, a 30-year-old black man charged Lion’s murder, was reportedly planning to rob a nearby bar when he came across Lion instead.
Lion’s murder also brought a swift investigation and charges, while Sanford police released Zimmerman the night of the shooting, deeming it was self-defense and no other investigation was needed.
Originally posted by SilentKillah
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by charles1952
My only question is this: why would you embrace a language and behavior that is known to cause economic hardship, then complain because your opportunities are limited? Poor English is a key indicator to an employer that you may lack the insight needed to do a job, unless you don't speak English as a first language.
The problem here is growing up in a black community, proper English is most likely NOT the first language learned. European English speaking individuals arean't discriminated against... neither are Austrailian. The black communities have their own interpretation of the language just as these countries do, and all learn it from childhood. European's come to the US and keep their terms, phrases, and accent. Why must the black community conform to the non-urban standard... dropping their terms and phrases, losing their accent?
All I can say, is after this verdict, I'm glad that I decided to buy land and live away from a neighborhood. How long will my race be considered suspicious because of the way we dress and talk away from the work center?
Originally posted by firemonkey
The only thing that will end this is time...old racist have to die, and then the next generation there won't be as many racist (this has already happened in two generations), and soon racists will be very rare and very localized to backwoods rural areas that will take a longer time to convert over.
What more can be done?
Do you get my point?
Race. We must talk about it, but we can't.