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FWIW, CNN just aired a photo of Z in a tux and a photo of T in what appeared to be some gangsta pose.

We've spun 540 degrees! Next comes pics of T's family crying over his tombstone and Z doing the perp walk.
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FWIW, CNN just aired a photo of Z in a tux and a photo of T in what appeared to be some gangsta pose.

They have also backed off of white hispanic, it seems. I wonder if this is in preparation for some evidence which is coming up.
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They have also backed off of white hispanic, it seems. I wonder if this is in preparation for some evidence which is coming up.

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FWIW, CNN just aired a photo of Z in a tux and a photo of T in what appeared to be some gangsta pose.
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They have also backed off of white hispanic, it seems. I wonder if this is in preparation for some evidence which is coming up.

I've noticed the picture thing elsewhere, as well.
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R.I.P. Stevie Trayvon
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I'm anxiously awaiting the point when this story jumps the shark. I'm guessing by next Monday, a Race Broker will do something extraordinary to keep the golden goose alive.
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The New York Times
Op-Ed contributor Rich Benjamin writes, "Gated communities churn a vicious cycle by attracting like-minded residents who seek shelter from outsiders and whose physical seclusion then worsens paranoid groupthink against outsiders."
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The New York Times
Op-Ed contributor Rich Benjamin writes, "Gated communities churn a vicious cycle by attracting like-minded residents who seek shelter from outsiders and whose physical seclusion then worsens paranoid groupthink against outsiders."

Oh Christ
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

The New York Times
Op-Ed contributor Rich Benjamin writes, "Gated communities churn a vicious cycle by attracting like-minded residents who seek shelter from outsiders and whose physical seclusion then worsens paranoid groupthink against outsiders."

Who knew that apartment complexes were the root of all evil.
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The whole gated community thing is so asinine. Perhaps it's something different elsewhere, but in Florida, "gated community" doesn't mean much more than "there's a (usually functioning) gate in the front of the complex/neighborhood." There were apartments in the 'hood that were gated.

An example: The cheap-ass apartment I had in Orlando was gated. It was right around the corner from Full Sail, and it was packed with burnout aspiring music producers. We called the guy downstairs "Balls" because he was always rolling them (at least I think that's why we called him that). The guy above me used to wake me in the middle of the afternoon when he decided to practice his DJ skills. We had a green TV that sat on the porch; it was how we knew if we'd remembered to pay the power bill in the last couple of months, and it was the easiest way to tell people to find our apartment when we threw a party. It was a bunch of 18-22-year-olds being idiots, and it was, by no stretch of the word, luxury.

Clearly we were a bunch of elitists trying to seclude ourselves. The only seclusion we sought was from the cops. And sunlight.
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The whole gated community thing is so asinine. Perhaps it's something different elsewhere, but in Florida, "gated community" doesn't mean much more than "there's a (usually functioning) gate in the front of the complex/neighborhood. There were apartments in the 'hood that were gated.
An example: The cheap-ass apartment I had in Orlando was gated. It was right around the corner from Full Sail, and it was packed with burnout aspiring music producers. We called the guy downstairs "Balls" because he was always rolling them (at least I think that's why we called him that). The guy above me used to wake me in the middle of the afternoon when he decided to practice his DJ skills. We had a green TV that sat on the porch; it was how we knew if we'd remembered to pay the power bill in the last couple of months, and it was the easiest way to tell people to find our apartment when we threw a party. It was a bunch of 18-22-year-olds being idiots, and it was, by no stretch of the word, luxury.
Clearly we were a bunch of elitists trying to seclude ourselves. The only seclusion we sought was from the cops. And sunlight.

Were you living with your white african american wife at the time in this apartheid based apartment complex?
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Were you living with your white african american wife at the time in this apartheid based apartment complex?

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She was at UF at the time, which is about 90 minutes from Orlando, so she only came to visit on weekends. I had to get her a special pass.
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Honestly, Orlando is the worst place in the world. Have you ever been to Celebration? The people there probably thought I was black.
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I actually liked Orlando when I was there, but I was young and it was my first real taste of freedom. Plus, I was all counter-culturey then, and I was well connected in the scene there. I can't imagine I'd be even remotely happy there now. I drove through last summer, and it all seemed pretty awful to me.

Yup. I've been to Celebration. We used to drive down there in the middle of the night and gawk at its weirdness. One time we were there at like 3:00 in the morning and there was a truck driving around spraying some sort of mist. We figured that was how they kept all the people in line. Also, they had a "nice" restaurant there that sold us beer when we were underage. Looking back, I can't believe they didn't meet us at the city limits with pitchforks; it's shocking to me that they sold us alcohol.
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Honestly, Orlando is the worst place in the world. Have you ever been to Celebration? The people there probably thought I was black.

Orlando is awful. It embodies the worst of Florida.
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