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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:12 PM
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Thousands march in US race rally
Source: bbc



Thousands march in US race rally

Demonstrators complained that black offenders are not given fair treatment
Thousands of people have marched to the Justice Department in Washington to call for stronger action against racially motivated crimes.
Civil rights leaders organised the demonstration following a series of racially charged incidents.

There have been several incidents of nooses being displayed - recalling racist lynchings in the southern US.

Black leaders say the noose incidents should be treated as hate crimes and the perpetrators prosecuted.




Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7099405.stm





GUESS THE WORLD KNOWS THE US STILL HAS RACE PROBLEMS
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:15 PM
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1. The whole world still has race problems
We're far from unique in that regard.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:47 AM
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2. you're right; actually compared to the rest of the world
America's race problems are comparatively minor. Just compare it to just about any other country in the world where a majority and minority race coexist. Racism is a relative term.
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:55 PM
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3. Yep,
The world has problems, but we are the policeman of the world telling others how to behave and treat their fellow citizens. When we take the post out of our eyes, we will then be qualified to demand that others remove their specks.
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 10:17 PM
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4. Yes, we just mass Incarcerate our race problem. n/t
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