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Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:12 AM

 

Did you ever notice that some people are more outraged at racist rich white punks getting

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expelled from a university for bragging about discriminating against black people than they are at thousands of black people in Ferguson having their civil rights trashed by their own government and police force on a daily basis?

Things that make you go "hmmmmmm."



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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:24 AM

1. Yep. The mask of civility has dropped off their faces to show the racist hidden beneath these

people.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:37 AM

2. I find it kind of funny how you use a racially loaded term to describe racists

The term "white trash" has usually been used by racists to describe white people who act in the inferior manner that they associate with other races. Why not just call them a bunch of assholes and leave the racially loaded terms out?

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:44 AM

7. I find it funny you don't know what the phrase means.

 

White trash is a derogatory American English term referring to poor white people, especially in the rural South of the United States, suggesting lower social class and degraded standards of living. The term suggests outcasts from respectable society living on the fringes of the social order, who are seen as dangerous because they may be criminal, unpredictable, and without respect for authority whether it be political, legal, or moral


The closest analog is "rednecks."

These punks are rich, privileged white trash.



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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:07 AM

20. Definitely.....

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:47 AM

31. So rich kids in a northern college

 

Are accurately described as poor white people in the rural south? Do you think before you post?

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Response to phil89 (Reply #31)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:58 AM

36. I was thinking the same thing. The reason given for a male to join a southern fraternity is to

 

distinguish himself from poor white trash. Who else can afford to pay for friends?

Sometimes you use language to make a point.

Sometimes you pretend to make a point so you can throw around some language.

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Response to Sarcastica (Reply #36)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 12:30 PM

73. +1 nt

 

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Response to phil89 (Reply #31)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:04 AM

67. yep it is accurate

and you don't think at all. It's a bunch of right kids wanting to act all white trash. I grew up in the south and I know what white trash is.And I knew a number of well off white kids that were white trash wanna bees - just like these punks. They thought that acting stupid was cool. Get a clue.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:10 AM

44. Sorry, I agree with CBGLuthier.

 

No matter what the 'official' definition is, it implies whites being 'just like' blacks by acting 'trashy'. That's how it's been used in the past.
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Response to randome (Reply #44)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:12 AM

47. I disagree, but to avoid further distraction I will change based on your input

 

it's tangential to the larger point anyways.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #47)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:16 AM

55. When I was seeing a therapist during the heyday of my divorce...

 

...I described my ex as behaving like 'white trash' to my black therapist. She never said anything about it but I could tell that in my angry state, I had gone somewhere I had no business being.

I suppose that's a rule of thumb: if you would have a problem using the phrase 'white trash' to a black person face-to-face, then maybe it shouldn't be used.

Just my opinion and your being open to that is, as always, impressive.
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Response to randome (Reply #55)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:17 AM

57. i would have no problem using the phrase.

 

I certainly would not have a problem with "rich white trash" since it inverts the class element to the phrase and implicitly argues that trashiness is not race or wealth, but character.

I don't think anyone would disagree that these two punks are trash.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #57)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:06 AM

68. that you have to modify it with 'rich' does not such thing: it just means "rich people acting like

 

poor people" (who are assumed to act like trash).

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:00 AM

66. i find it funny you use a term that denigrates whites because they're poor to denigrate these

 

supposed 'rich' whites.

and I agree with other posters; part of the reason white trash = trash is because they were poor (like black people) and mixed with non-whites (partly for economic reasons).

thanks for showing your class slip.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 06:15 PM

91. Um - "white trash"? Where does it mention that? I do see "rights trashed."

But somehow I don't see it as being the same thing as "white trash".

But "rich white punks" - I certainly saw that. And that seems to fit just fine.

Am I missing something?

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Response to calimary (Reply #91)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:55 PM

102. You're missing the fact the OP decided to edit the title on the original post.

See post #47.

It sometimes pays to read the posts in a thread before posting.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:39 AM

3. It's hard being outraged all the time

Sometimes you just have to go off on other targets instead of just railing against the same thing day in and day out where nothing seems to change.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:40 AM

4. Yeah, those people are probably Koch-paid to be outraged. Just as Kochs and their ilk

own the TV and radio, so do they own large swaths of the internet, mainly the comments sections of popular sites.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:41 AM

5. I don't think people are more outraged about the fraternity incident than

 

Ferguson, but I do think it's easier to grapple with the former. There's an arc to that story with a conclusion. Ferguson is a much more difficult and more pernicious problem that is a lot more frustrating when it comes to solid solutions.

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Response to cali (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:45 AM

8. What I'm saying is that there are some white people who are all up in arms about

 

how these OU racists were mistreated, but haven't registered a peep of protest about Ferguson.

Not outraged about the racism, they're outraged about how the racists are supposedly the real victims.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:06 AM

19. oh, whoops. I totally missed your point.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 12:03 PM

72. a really good point you made here

people behaving badly on a bus can be written off as a number of drunks acting like fools. But what is happening in Ferguson, and it is not just Ferguson, reflects badly on the US as a whole. This targeting of blacks cannot all be explained as simply police arresting the "bad apples" because every black person is being treated as a bad apple.

The arc of the Ferguson story leads from slavery to prison farms to disparate treatment in the criminal justice system to disenfranchisement of blacks and back to prison as a substitute for slavery. What progress has been made since 1865?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #72)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 03:12 PM

81. thanks, you said it far better than I did, but that's pretty much

 

what I was getting at- though I do think that progress has absolutely been made since 1865.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:41 AM

6. Poutraged.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:46 AM

9. Do you have to use racist language here?

The term white trash is fucking racist to the core, it says that the lowliest white man is better than the most virtuous black man.

Things that make you go Hmmmmm.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:51 AM

11. that's not what it means at all.

 

it means disreputable rednecks.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:29 AM

26. Bullshit!

Why do rednecks use it all the time then?

I'm someone who has been called white trash by actual Klan members, its meaning is nothing at all like what you keep claiming it means.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:33 AM

29. I don't base my understanding of the english language based on my

 

interactions with the KKK, which have been nonexistent.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:01 AM

39. Well, thank goodness you were here to 'splain what is and is not offensive, and to whom.

I hear SAE may be hiring publicists.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:11 AM

45. Yeah, because it's exactly the same thing. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:14 AM

51. So these things might have something in common?

I agree.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #51)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:15 AM

53. No, they are nothing alike except for those determined to invent a reason

 

to be offended.

But, I changed the title, so moot point.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #53)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:18 AM

58. Well, whatever made you think it might be offensive, I appreciate that impulse. n/t

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:51 AM

64. Thanks for the edit n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #64)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:52 AM

65. thank you for letting me know I was needlessly offending people nt

 

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 05:59 PM

90. IMO "white trash" is a class insult, not a racial one n/t

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Response to eridani (Reply #90)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 07:12 PM

94. Actually, I consider it to be more of a character insult.

For instance, I think the Bush Family is white trash. However I have met plenty of people who have no money that I think are fine human beings, worthy of respect. Most of the prominent republicans are white trash to me and they have tons of money. I guess I have a different definition than some people.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #94)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 01:10 AM

109. Palins...definitely white trash. n/t

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:50 AM

10. No, I hadn't noticed that.

Some people - can you name three? I personally haven't seen anyone defend the SAE "white trash" as you describe them.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:51 AM

12. you haven't noticed anyone, anywhere complain that the OU racists were being treated unfairly

 

while also ignoring the DOJ report on Ferguson?

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:55 AM

14. Not really

 

It seems like the recognition of the Ferguson DOJ and the condemnation of the OU crap was near universal, especially on DU. Sure, we always have a few outliers, but your complaint is just clickbait.

Sounds like you needed to find another reason to support their outrage.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:32 AM

28. See below, at least one person learned about the DOJ report thanks to this thread. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:02 AM

41. Are you even reading the responses from people to this obnoxious OP?

 

My comment had nothing to do with people learning of the report. It is about the fake outrage you directed to members of DU.

This is just pathetic.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #41)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:02 AM

42. None of the responses, based on past posting histories, surprise me.

 

Not a lot of George Zimmerman critics complaining.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #42)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 06:57 PM

92. I'm guessing either a 'bot

 

Or a busy sockpuppet. Otherwise the interaction would be topical. Either way, welcome to the land of "ignore"ance.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 04:34 PM

82. You're not looking

I was posted an OP on which the majority of comments defended the right of the OU students to say whatever pops into their empty racist heads and how their first amendment rights trump anything and how dare anyone, especially a state university dare to punish their precious freedom of speech because they are the state dontcha know.

Look around. It's right here on DU. Geek is correct.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:57 AM

15. Frankly no. I've mostly stayed out of those threads.

I have seen some questions about the legality of expelling the two caught on camera, and as I pointed out, they signed a code of conduct for the university. Their signatures make any First Amendment issues moot in my opinion.

I have never seen anyone defend them.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:06 AM

18. I've debated at least two people here who have a history of apologism for the Ferguson PD

 

and who are OUTRAGED over how these OU racists are being treated.


People will be shocked to learn that these guys are also major gun enthusiasts.

Of course, this also applies to most Republicans.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:45 AM

30. Okay, well we have obviously had different experiences then.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:52 AM

13. Racist language

 

Thanks for doing nothing to advance the cause of racial equality.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 AM

17. Take it up with Paul Krugman.

 

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/24/bubba-isnt-who-you-think/?_r=0

In fact, if you look at voting behavior, low-income whites in the South are not very different from low-income whites in the rest of the country. You can see this both in Larry Bartels’s “What’s the matter with What’s the Matter With Kansas?” (pdf), Figure 3, and in a comprehensive study of red state-blue state differences by Gelman et al (pdf). It’s relatively high-income Southern whites who are very, very Republican. Can I get away with saying that rich white trash are the problem? Probably not.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:59 AM

37. So you justify racist language because someone else used it?

 

Now that is as lame as it gets.

I had an eleven-year-old try that with the word "mother fucker" once.

"But Jimmy said it..." (You'll have to imagine the whiny sound of the voice of an 11-year-old boy)

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #37)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:01 AM

40. The phrase is not racist. Please. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #40)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:12 AM

46. Most racists rarely realize when they are being racist

 

It comes with the territory. While "white trash" may seem okay with you, as an underpaid hardworking person who has lived a trailer home during our salad days, I find the term offensive.

Additionally, your OP only fans the flames of racism, falsely accusing DU for a weak response to racism in Ferguson and OU, and I believe provoking a response to your false allegation was the purpose of your OP.

Fortunately, it also reveals your own hypocrisy.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #46)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:13 AM

48. I am not accusing DU of a double standard.

 

There are a lot of individuals outside DU, as well as a few inside DU, who do have that double standard.

But the overwhelming number of DUers are not described by this post.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #48)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:09 AM

70. you yourself display a double standard

 

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #46)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 05:54 PM

89. OMG, so fucking over the top

 

it's getting so that the diversion from the intent of the OP is KABUKI at it's finest.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 12:44 AM

106. Oh OH!.. Paul Krugman referred to "rich white trash"..!! They're "white" check.. they're "rich"

check.. they behavior is "trashy".. check. But, you can't say it.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:15 AM

21. "racist rich white trash"

 


if you understand irony, ............ yeah that made me go hmmmmmmm.


Ok, ......how are the protestors having thier civil rights trashed now ? on a daily basis.
You said Ferguson, so pony up, lets hear the civil rights abuse.

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Response to NM_Birder (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:21 AM

24. you're not aware of any chronic abuse of civil rights in Ferguson? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:26 AM

25. Don't be coy, show me how informed you are.

 



You tell me what abuses they have suffered, and on a daily basis. Not the night of the fucking riots where it was pandemonium, oh by the way did you know a kid was murdered that night and Thrown in a car on the street of the protest ? Nah, who cares, it was just another murder and it would have taken the spotlight off the riot.

i think you are similar to many, you don't and can't support what you imply, you just need some agreement for personal reinforcement.

You said daily abuses of their civil rights, is this so tough for you to back that up ?

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Response to Name removed (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:54 AM

34. Did you join DU to defend the Ferguson PD? nt

 

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Response to Name removed (Reply #35)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:59 AM

38. I trust the DOJ's work on both counts here. It seems the "hands up, don't shoot"

 

turned out to not be what happened.

And it turns out that the Ferguson PD is a racist racketeering, extortionist goon squad.

What do you think?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #50)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:14 AM

52. Are you disputing the DOJ's findings on the Ferguson PD, new user?

 

You seem to be, but are dancing around it.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #59)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:27 AM

60. Nice dodge, 'new' user. Welcome back to DU/

 

The city responded by firing the clerk, the judge, the police chief, and the city manager.

We need better trolls.

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Response to NM_Birder (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:14 AM

49. Yoo hoo! You haven't been back to thank me for the link.nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #49)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:26 PM

99. I just sent them one as well geek tragedy....

PS~ Great OP.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #99)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

104. No sign, hmmmm. nt

 

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Response to NM_Birder (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:24 PM

98. Would this help you?

You said daily abuses of their civil rights, is this so tough for you to back that up ?


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026372768

#Ferguson town leadership was running a multi million dollar racketeering & extortion scheme

Where are the arrest warrants for those involved in the shake down of poor black people in #Ferguson Missouri? In a city with a population of 21,000 people, 16,000 have outstanding warrants. Nearly everyone was criminalize. The police and courts made it a crime to exist in black skin. We live in a country where a state government is running a multi million dollar racketeering & extortion scheme targeting black people & no one is arrested.
Kwame M. Kilpatrick was convicted of racketeering, fraud and extortion but Ferguson town leaders got severance pay. It’s disgraceful when those in power see a crime and squeeze their eyes shut because the racketeer & extortionist have white skin. But when you’re white, it’s alriiiight.

Please do read the rest and be sure to follow all the links. Your questions will indeed be answered.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:17 AM

22. Before this is hidden...and it shouldn't be

I completely agree and it's here on DU. In the name of "free speech " I'm surprised to see a defense of racists on a college campus because, somehow, the opinion is the college should just accept this behavior.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:20 PM

79. +1 and I loved your OP on the subject yesterday!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #79)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 04:43 PM

83. Thanks, I appreciate that.

Frankly I was surprised at the outrage and the defense of the students. Had they been arrested or even detained i would have had an issue based in the first amendment, but they were appropriately disciplined, and yet, quite a few DUers were upset by that.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:20 AM

23. The Tubes, "White Punks on Dope":


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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:53 AM

33. Yep, I've noticed that...

Hmmmm, indeed.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:09 AM

43. I have not noticed anyone here defending the frat rats' right to express their

 

racial bigotry (or, conversely, outraged at OU's denial of due process to aforementioned frat rats). That said, if folks are going to be outraged about OU's denial of due process to a couple of bigoted and spoiled rich frat rats, then why aren't they absolutely apoplectic about the total travesty of justice (including, but not limited to, denial of due process) going on in Ferguson? Bottom line, they don't really give a shit about due process or justice; they're actually using 'denial of due process' as a pretext to defend white privilege (which was their real interest and agenda all along).

K&R this awesome thread and your OP. And, yes, those OU frat rats are 'racist rich white trash.' I used to live in the general vicinity and know the type all too well.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #43)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:28 AM

61. Then You Haven't Been Reading My Posts

Of course they have the right to express their racial bigotry:



Why expelled Oklahoma frat boys would have an ‘excellent chance’ in court

The Bill of Rights doesn't exist for the people you like. It exists for the people you detest.

Best wishes,
mahatmakanejeeves

[font color=red]I have some advice for DUers who are upset by what I say. I remind those of you who have not already done so that to put me on "ignore," just click on the icon titled "Ignore this member." Don't worry about me; I'll get over it just fine.[/font]

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #61)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:42 AM

63. Is there a right to discriminate? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:15 AM

54. Noticed.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:17 AM

56. Thanks for editing (nt)

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:33 AM

62. Thank you for editing the OP

 

The racist language was so distracting.

So in answer to your question, no. I have seen only a few people going that direction.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:08 AM

69. hoax, smoax

 

It's working as planned, long ago.

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Response to father founding (Reply #69)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:14 AM

71. ? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 01:18 PM

74. Why would you expect any better these days?

It's always been there and will be for years to come until something changes. Nothing has changed.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:01 PM

75. It seems to me that people are just getting more & more tired of B.S. as is.....

 

Whether it be privileged punks in some frat, or the racism-tinged corruption which infects so many police departments.....etc. We can only hope the awakening takes full hold *before* another Gopper takes office, though.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:09 PM

76. sort of like folks only glomming on to the part of the DOJ report re: Officer Wilson, but silent

on the rest. Or qualifying and dismissing the rest.

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Response to salin (Reply #76)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:15 PM

77. Name removed did just that. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #77)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:19 PM

78. lol... I *never* see what he writes

MIRT is too fast for me!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:25 PM

80. I've noticed it...

It's usually the same crowd...There is a very distinct pattern

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 04:50 PM

84. Could you maybe ease up on the punk-bashing a bit?

 

I don't wear my liberty spikes anymore, but it's still in the heart.

Otherwise, spot on

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #84)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 04:51 PM

85. What's a better word--brats? But I don't want to offend

 

German sausages.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #85)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 04:53 PM

86. There's a .gif for it!

 



The judges would also accept "asshole," "motherfucker" and "shithead"

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 04:58 PM

87. K&R and thanks for posting.

Despite the blowback you got,I feel better That there are so many recs for this post.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 05:06 PM

88. Welcome to DU, geek

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Response to Number23 (Reply #88)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:07 PM

100. +1

 

SSDD

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Response to bravenak (Reply #100)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 12:48 AM

107. I just saw someone said that the racist frat guys were just "kids being kids"

Like I said in that thread, I hope all of this crap gets revisited the next time these people throw their Mutual Back Patting Society gathering and proclaim themselves ever so much "smarter" more "evolved" and "informed" than Freepers.

Because from where I've been sitting the last few years, what daylight there is between the two groups is shrinking more by the day.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 07:11 PM

93. My question to

the people who say they shouldn't have been expelled: if those frat boys shouldn't be expelled for this, then what should people be expelled for, then? Should the university wait until there's a free-for-all before they take any action?

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:58 PM

95. Even worse are the people who say we shouldn't talk about it....

 

Deep down, white people in America are TERRIFIED that the other races are going to rise up and make them pay for what they've done.

So if you even TALK about race it "stirs them up" and increases the danger to white people.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:55 PM

96. Did you ever notice that some people are more outraged at/concerned with ...

 

the language that you chose to use than the subject of your OP?

I have ... and score it as par for this course.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #96)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:56 PM

97. Distraction technique. n/t

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #96)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:16 PM

101. Some people are afraid of what some people might think.

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #96)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 12:41 AM

105. I'll be looking for a similar reply when some fool on DU uses the word "thug" again.

I'm sure you will be consistent.

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Response to U4ikLefty (Reply #105)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 07:34 AM

111. When has there been an extended discussion on DU over ...

 

racialize/non-racialized meaning of the term "thug'? the only time I can remind is during the Richard Sherman "Taunting Drama", and where some dUers were arguing "the (black) guy's murder was totally justified."

If that's what you are talking about, then perhaps we should revisit earlier chapters in the Racialized Speech in America textbook ...because some have clearly missed some basic concepts.

(Hint: in America the term "white trash" is only (racially) offensive with the addition of the modifier, "white." ... See the difference?)

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:59 PM

103. Yes, agreed. n/t

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 12:53 AM

108. Outrage?

 

I was part of that thread and I don't recall any outrage. I do remember people defending the 1st Amendment.

The students involved should be shunned by their peers. I don't think they sjould be tossed in jail for their despicable actions.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 02:30 AM

110. K&R.

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