Any life loss is a tragedy. However, When White males are shot at the same rate as Black males than you will see the same outrage in the community. You don't see White males being shot at the same rate as black males---no double standards- just facts. Black males are killed by White police officers at alarming rates.
Now if this isn't race baiting- I don't know what it is. How long did it take you to find this story? Find me 10 more stories like this- that took place in 2014 and you may have a point.
the black community looses every time they try to blame the police for there kids not staying out of trouble. it starts at home. if you don't think black kids are more likely to be trouble, let me quote jesse jackson.
“There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
@gacpl- I could say something's and point out some statistics that would put you to shame but I realize your ignorant and want waste my time. In fact- when I realize your racist and a bigot- I don't waste my time with you. So, add your name to the list. My mother always said--You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him/he drink--You're not trying to be rational--you want to keep up race baiting and I will no longer feed your hateful heart.
Ignorant? why because i called you out for not being outraged when a black cop killed a white teen? that is racist. you have truly shown your true colors here.
Regardless of the disparity of which race is shot and killed by who is a moot point. sensationalizing one occurrence while completely ignoring the same type of incident is complicit at best.
So what is the real question here?
Are white police officers intentionally shooting every black male they see?
Is it the "white" demographic that is the bane of the black community?
does black on black violence surpass white on black violence?
The bottom line is when the negative statistics that are unfortunately factual are brought to light; it is racist for denoting the reality.
The other thing to note is we were not there; we have no idea of what really transpired with the exception of how the media chooses to portray it.
and for the record; didn't have to dig at all to find this story; it was in my face and I chose to share.
To say it is not a double standard is hypocritical as the standard should apply regardless.
Another Article for you PN...
@politicsnation racist - a person who believes that one race is superior to another
You could say that some of gapcl comments sound racist. Not sure which ones you would point to in this thread, however to say that gapcl is a racist would be to say that you know what that entity believes and that is striking. To know a mans heart or mind or soul or whatever you want to call it... well you are better than me if this is something you can do.
bigoted - having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one's own opinions and a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others.
I hate to say it but this statement:
"I could say something's and point out some statistics that would put you to shame but I realize your ignorant and want waste my time. In fact- when I realize your racist and a bigot- I don't waste my time with you. So, add your name to the list. My mother always said--You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him/he drink--You're not trying to be rational--you want to keep up race baiting and I will no longer feed your hateful heart."
sounds bigoted. You start by mentioning that you could point out some statistics and put gapcl to shame(having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one's own opinions). You then go on to mention that You don't want to waste your time with this entity (I use entity because of anonymity that the internet provides to the blogger (think about it he or she could be a robot)) not wanting to waste your time seems a lot like a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others.
@Shannalt- You're new to this blog--I've been blogging on this site for almost 2years-- with that said-You haven't had the privilege of reading every post or comment made by gacpl or others. I don't go back and fourth with people who I know are race baiters and that's my choice. He doesn't have to like black folks and that's his choice. However, he want bait me into race baiting conversations to feed his obsession and ignorance of a particular race.
ahh part of me wondered if there was a precedent set for the comments. Based primarily on the vicious nature of comments you made concerning gapcl (I kind of thought that there had to be some history there).
I was just speaking with someone yesterday as to the difference in trolling (which I think may be along the same lines as race baiting(trolling: slang Trolling is trying to get a rise out of someone. Forcing them to respond to you, either through wise-crackery, posting incorrect information, asking blatantly stupid questions, or other foolishness.)) and honest and open dialogue. I think a big part on the internet, that provides ambiguity to discussion (when it comes to the difference between trolling and candid talk) is once again the anonymous nature of the internet. There is much to be said for the difference of discussions had in real life as opposed to over the internet.
My intent of my blog was not to cause disparity or accusations of racism. I simply wanted to present a contrasting point of view. With this said, I do still have an issue with the double standard. Call it what you want but at the end of the day it is still the same answer.