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post #5626 of 6250
There is no doubt he was young and it's a bummer what happened but I was saying that those whom have decided which pictures to use for the media song and dance have made poor choices. Out of the selection in the picture above there really is only one in which I would have wanted to use. Smoking blunts, nah. Saying F U to the world might not be the best either. Me and my hood, while a fine picture it clearly strikes up a fear in middle class western society. So really it's the boy in a basement with a dart board in the back ground.

We all have issues with other people and not many could reasonable deny this, I have been known to make off color jokes or remarks at times just as others have also. Do I think that alot of work could be done to resolve these issues, clearly this is the case. Do I think that those whom have decided to use this shitty story of wasted youth to further thier own agenda's can rot, hell yes. Would I have preferred this event to never have taken place with a black/white/mexican/asian kid, indeed. Do I think that the media in alot of forms have done a major disservice to the young black men and women of the US/Canada/UK/France, for sure.

Again this whole event is a complete fubar if there ever was one and I can only hope that some glimmer of hope or something remotely positve comes from it. As it stands, sadly, I will not be holding my breath.
post #5627 of 6250
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Again this whole event is a complete fubar if there ever was one and I can only hope that some glimmer of hope or something remotely positve comes from it. As it stands, sadly, I will not be holding my breath.

I remain optimistic but don't forget people of the same race can figure out ways to hate each other. The massacre in Ruwanda, sectarian violence in Ireland, hell the French and the Anglos in Canada, just to name a few make me think we have a long road to go once we toss race into the mix. People can almost always cross most any line on an individual level, but once groups start to form, things can get ugly.
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post

A thugly look? Even in his worst, "scariest" pics he looks like a regular kid.



That you find him thuggish in appearance says more about your prejuduces than it does about Trayvon Martin.

He looks just like 80% of the dudes in my HS who were annoying, but not threatening (all though they all thought they were).
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I remain optimistic but don't forget people of the same race can figure out ways to hate each other. The massacre in Ruwanda, sectarian violence in Ireland, hell the French and the Anglos in Canada, just to name a few make me think we have a long road to go once we toss race into the mix. People can almost always cross most any line on an individual level, but once groups start to form, things can get ugly.

IIRC, aren't Hutus and Tutsis separate races? I know they were ethnically separate.
post #5629 of 6250
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IIRC, aren't Hutus and Tutsis separate races? I know they were ethnically separate.

Going to depend on how you define "race." If Scots and Frenchies are the same "race" then I'm saying Hutus and Tutsis are too. However, what you say gets into the point I'm making. If the Hutus and Tutsis are ready to separate themselves into distinct races, and one "race" is willing to kill about 800k of the other, is it to be wondered at that in 2013 United States there might be some tension along racial lines?
post #5630 of 6250
Jimmy Cannon (one of the greatest sportswriters of all time) famously said that Joe Louis was "a credit to his race, the human race." Not a bad dresser either.
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There is no point to this link, I found it during an image search and thought I'd share: https://www.facebook.com/BlackKidsHeaven?hc_location=timeline
post #5633 of 6250
That's a rare use of Facebook for something useful.
post #5634 of 6250
That's a rare use of Facebook for something useful.
post #5635 of 6250
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post


IIRC, aren't Hutus and Tutsis separate races? I know they were ethnically separate.

Hulus are wireless and streaming.

Tutsis are not.
post #5636 of 6250
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

That's a rare use of Facebook for something useful.

I wouldn't classify manufactured victimhood as being useful.

edit: and more importantly, how have these people not figured out that "being Trayvon" isn't a good thing? I guess, despite its vague and mysterious meaning, I can now conclude that the song lyric "fuck n*gga" must be a desirable thing to be, otherwise there wouldn't be a facebook group thronging with people wanting to be identified with Trayvon, who was a self-described "fuck n*gga." Interesting.

You'd thing that a "I am Barack Obama" group would make more sense within a community of people that no longer want to be associated with street thugs.
Edited by suited - 8/31/13 at 5:42am
post #5637 of 6250
You clicked on the first page saw what you wanted to see and closed it didn't you?


Mission
Our mission is to make the public and the media aware of missing and murdered black children. I am tireless in my efforts to promote media coverage for the 'forgotten' victims. Certain crimes are downplayed by the national media, and just about every black victim is swept under the rug.


Manufactured victim hood? Yeah, you saw what you wanted to see.
post #5638 of 6250
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I wouldn't classify manufactured victimhood as being useful.

edit: and more importantly, how have these people not figured out that "being Trayvon" isn't a good thing? I guess, despite its vague and mysterious meaning, I can now conclude that the song lyric "fuck n*gga" must be a desirable thing to be, otherwise there wouldn't be a facebook group thronging with people wanting to be identified with Trayvon, who was a self-described "fuck n*gga." Interesting.

You'd thing that a "I am Barack Obama" group would make more sense within a community of people that no longer want to be associated with street thugs.

I'd love to know the source of this. I find it very hard to believe that Trayvon Martin described himself as a prison bottom.
post #5639 of 6250
He was calling someone else a fuck nigga. Some sort of shit talk with one of his friends.
post #5640 of 6250
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

You clicked on the first page saw what you wanted to see and closed it didn't you?


Mission
Our mission is to make the public and the media aware of missing and murdered black children. I am tireless in my efforts to promote media coverage for the 'forgotten' victims. Certain crimes are downplayed by the national media, and just about every black victim is swept under the rug.


Manufactured victim hood? Yeah, you saw what you wanted to see.

I think that is a very admirable mission and am thus confused why Trayvon Martin is so prominently featured as he is neither missing nor was he murdered.

Suited, not sure where your talk came from or is going, but you're not coming off in a positive fashion.
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