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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-02-06 10:37 AM
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11. Years ago I was victim of an attempted sexual assault
but I was rescued. I am white. I am amazed at how often people ask "Was he Black?" (No, he was white, and an overwhelming majority of sexual assaults are between people of the same race.)

I honestly didn't know the stereotype of Black man as rapist, although I gradually figured it out.

People are always working from stereotypes, I guess.
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  -Why is it some people JUST HAVE to know the race of suspects cboy4  Dec-02-06 09:59 AM   #0 
  - I think it's only important if the suspects aren't in custody.  Swede   Dec-02-06 10:03 AM   #1 
  - Years ago I was victim of an attempted sexual assault  undeterred   Dec-02-06 10:37 AM   #11 
  - i dont see why they wouldnt report it  frankenforpres   Dec-02-06 10:04 AM   #2 
  - It's not censoring. If it's not relevant to the story, then it's just extraneous information.  Kerrytravelers   Dec-02-06 10:07 AM   #4 
  - Sometimes its hard to define race  exlrrp   Dec-02-06 10:08 AM   #5 
  - That's not the question. Why do you need to know?  cboy4   Dec-02-06 10:27 AM   #8 
     - why do i need to know anything?.....  frankenforpres   Dec-02-06 10:31 AM   #9 
        - I don't understand what you're talking about. Even the most  cboy4   Dec-02-06 10:42 AM   #13 
           - more info is better than less.(n/t)  frankenforpres   Dec-02-06 11:20 AM   #17 
              - You're still not answering why you need to know the race. Why is more  cboy4   Dec-02-06 11:24 AM   #20 
                 - because i dont want the news censored.  frankenforpres   Dec-02-06 11:44 AM   #23 
  - Race is not mentioned unless the suspect is at large.  karlrschneider   Dec-02-06 10:05 AM   #3 
  - Why say "Male" or "Female" isn't that demeaning to that gender?  LiberalArkie   Dec-02-06 10:09 AM   #6 
  - Well, your first problem is calling people "orientals." This is 2006, and  cboy4   Dec-02-06 10:23 AM   #7 
     - Well, clothing can be changed rather quickly  Nikia   Dec-02-06 10:31 AM   #10 
        - Exactly....identifying characteristics coupled with race is fine.  cboy4   Dec-02-06 10:37 AM   #12 
  - If there's *two* liquor stores held up the same night,  Lars39   Dec-02-06 10:47 AM   #14 
  - Hmmm. Interesting point, but since newsrooms are fairly diverse  cboy4   Dec-02-06 11:13 AM   #16 
  - It's more wrong to censor the info than to release it.  gulliver   Dec-02-06 11:11 AM   #15 
  - You do know the news censors stories all the time, right? Some news  cboy4   Dec-02-06 11:20 AM   #18 
  - poor logic here  frankenforpres   Dec-02-06 11:46 AM   #24 
     - I personally would rather get new that is relevant than have to ...  dubykc   Dec-02-06 01:29 PM   #26 
  - Unless a suspect needs to be identified, appearance does not seem to me to  mondo joe   Dec-02-06 11:23 AM   #19 
  - There is a big difference if I should be looking for  Retired AF Dem   Dec-02-06 11:38 AM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-02-06 11:40 AM   #22 
  - the race of the suspect should DEFINITELY be part of the physical description.  QuestionAll   Dec-02-06 11:48 AM   #25 
 

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