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Old 08-27-2016, 05:55 PM   #616
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And like the craven opportunist he is, Trump just couldn't help but fire off a shamelessly self-promoting tweet about it.
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:01 PM   #617
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Disturbing as hell that people can just walk up and shoot somebody like that out of the blue. Yeesh. I feel for her kids.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:44 PM   #618
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"Workplace discrimination is a very serious issue. And we have to be sensitive to our employees' different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. And just as it's important to be sensitive to our black, arab, and other nonwhite coworkers, it's also equally important to be sensitive to our white coworkers' sensitivity to that sensitivity."
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:12 PM   #619
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10 Killed, 57 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago « CBS Chicago
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:29 PM   #620
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I don't get what or why Chicago has to do with this? Are we saying that Blacks kill other Blacks therefore anytime a cop kills a black person it negates the claims of racism and years of oppression?

The inner cities act this way because it's all they know. It's a vicious cycle. No good schools because no one wants to work there, so education becomes an after thought.

Without any sort of education or hope, people fall victim to drugs and doing what it takes to survive.

I don't have the answer on how to clean it up. Obviously more resources have to go into these areas, but I personally don't know what to fund first.

While BLM seems to have its own issues and image problem, I do believe these inner cities are exactly what these Meme is trying to get across. In these parts of larger cities, their lives don't matter.

We read about these stories and instead of feeling empathy or sadness for it all, we turn it political. Give people hope, education, and decent job and the violence will decrease.

I do think if whites were living in those areas, they'd be dead or killing too.


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Old 08-29-2016, 06:51 PM   #621
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It's a conservative sleight of hand.

They've been programmed; anytime someone mentions racism, they have to automatically say Chicago.

It's feigned concern to distract from racism. Since it's all just hyperbole.


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Old 08-29-2016, 06:55 PM   #622
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Yeah, it's sort of avoiding the point by bringing up something "sort of" related but not really.
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Since it's all just hyperbole.


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I think it's related. It's the high level of black violence that in turn helps make the police afraid and trigger happy and leads to shootings like this which further destabilize the community and continue the vicious cycle anew.

I think the fear running through the cops that any black guy on the street could have a gun leads to most of these situations although a sizable handful are still done by bumbling idiots and/or racists and/or trigger happy nut jobs.

Stricter gun control laws that make it a felony to even own handguns and automatic rifles would really solve most of this problem. Few would be stupid enough to possess one if it automatically meant a 20 year minimum jail sentence. Less guns in the black community equals less cops fearing for their lives equals less police shootings of civilians.
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Chicago has a VIOLENCE problem, plain and simple. And it's related to the African American community of Chicago.

In other major urban areas, it's not the same. Chicago is an outlier. Yes, you might see discrepancies of race correlated violence in other major cities, but I think we've all discussed this before and sort of agreed in some part that socioeconomic factors are likely what cause that to be the case.

But Chicago in particular has it really bad. So to suggest they're related... they're in the same ballpark. But it's not really the same thing. Plus, you're deviating from what "the same thing" initially meant. Chicago doesn't prove that cops don't have a bias. I get what you're saying, BMP, but initially the point was that Trump was seizing an opportunity to stand with the black community even though he isn't actually doing so.
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You'd think this would be in the gun thread.
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This Kaepernick dude is awesome.
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Agreed. I'm always uncomfortable with overt displays of patriotism, which can easily become chauvinism, and those are so common here in sports culture. It's quite authoritarian, in a way. You either conform or you don't. So I'm glad he basically dared to question the whole set up. Of course, it took all of 3 seconds for sports journalists (mostly a white middle class crowd) to enlighten the world with their hot takes.

There's a wonderful novel about the authoritarianism/violence of sports culture called Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. I can't recommend it enough. It's coming out as a movie soon, directed by Ang Lee.
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If Kap plays teams will have bounties on his head


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That's just a load of crap.

Agree or disagree with his stance, the entire point of America is that he should be afforded the freedom to make his stance.

Perhaps Kaepernick just wants to make America great again.
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