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78. It does when right wingers use it to apply to Ferguson protesters and the murdered kid.
Sat Nov 15, 2014, 12:32 PM
Nov 2014

Go over to the Discussionist and see who uses the term "thug" and what they mean by it in reference to Ferguson.

Have to admit to being leftynyc Nov 2014 #1
Me too. Enthusiast Nov 2014 #4
I bet folks would be more surprised if they did a google image search snooper2 Nov 2014 #6
WOW! New Deal Dave Nov 2014 #48
It was a black woman, Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #8
Perfect sense. hifiguy Nov 2014 #13
Yep, and she deserved to lose her job n/t SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #15
I just suspect that the response would not have been Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #16
I disagree SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #18
Any particular reason you believe that? Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #45
I believe the school board SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #46
Good lord AnalystInParadise Nov 2014 #53
Let's see. Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #67
I agree Toad. I'm kinda surprised folks think a white teacher posting about "Thugs" would be fired. Hoyt Nov 2014 #76
Thugs does not necessarily refer to African Americans... Oktober Nov 2014 #77
It does when right wingers use it to apply to Ferguson protesters and the murdered kid. Hoyt Nov 2014 #78
Subjective.... Oktober Nov 2014 #79
Go to Discussionist.com and see who uses term "thug" and what they mean by it in reference Ferguson. Hoyt Nov 2014 #80
Racist is racist... Oktober Nov 2014 #84
Generally speaking, most people like the perception of consistancy. ZombieHorde Nov 2014 #87
I noticed ZombieHorde Nov 2014 #86
In the sense... Oktober Nov 2014 #89
I'm sure you're one to also point out that... Cooley Hurd Nov 2014 #100
No... because I understand the concept of context... Oktober Nov 2014 #101
That's a subjective observation on your part... Cooley Hurd Nov 2014 #102
If you are inclined to throw common sense and your powers of observation out the window... Oktober Nov 2014 #103
Common sense is rarely... Cooley Hurd Nov 2014 #104
In a completely different state SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #81
Is it "racism" to call out the Governor, police force, right wingers threatening protesters, etc. Hoyt Nov 2014 #83
You're making two points here. ZombieHorde Nov 2014 #88
I hear you, but I don't have a problem calling white racists, "crackers" Hoyt Nov 2014 #94
Yes very standard behavior AnalystInParadise Nov 2014 #90
here is a lovely teacher from Houston. mercuryblues Nov 2014 #92
Not when it comes to racism. simak Nov 2014 #95
Wrong. A white teacher would not have been canned for that. Plus, I think what lady said is true. Hoyt Nov 2014 #96
Right. Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #97
It would have been the same. 840high Nov 2014 #36
oh, absolutely not d_b Nov 2014 #52
It would have been faster... Oktober Nov 2014 #61
Really? Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #65
Apples to apples is the only real way to compare this... Oktober Nov 2014 #66
You would be wrong about that. Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #68
It's closer but the evidence is much clearer for the twitter feed... Written word and all... Oktober Nov 2014 #69
Excuses, excuses, excuses. Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #72
You think it's an excuse to conduct an investigation to see if it really happened? Oktober Nov 2014 #73
I think when people insist there are no differences between how whites and blacks are treated Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #74
Find the example and we can chat... Oktober Nov 2014 #75
Even if mercuryblues Nov 2014 #85
She forgot her place, just for a minute randys1 Nov 2014 #26
I really hope you're being sarcastic n/t SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #29
I am pointing out that Black people cant do what white people do all the time and randys1 Nov 2014 #30
You're assuming that a white teacher SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #31
Like what? NaturalHigh Nov 2014 #42
Forgetting ones place and going on racist screeds for the whole world to see are oceans apart... Oktober Nov 2014 #70
Duncanville isn't a little whites only hick town. tammywammy Nov 2014 #24
For an area with such a huge minority presence the school board has 6 of 7 seats filled by whites Lee-Lee Nov 2014 #33
If thats who the voters elected then I dont see a problem Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #43
Travis, you're kidding us, right? New Deal Dave Nov 2014 #49
no Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #60
Sounds a lot like Ferguson. Hoyt Nov 2014 #93
Apparently she is black, and her tweets were aimed at whites, whom she tblue37 Nov 2014 #56
What does "racially charged" mean? Donald Ian Rankin Nov 2014 #59
Now does Vinita give a squat? Racist words do have consequences. Dont call me Shirley Nov 2014 #2
Yes they do. 840high Nov 2014 #37
Good n/t SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #3
And they need to stop saying "allegedly" SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #5
How many souls will Ferguson consume before the fires of KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #7
Wow, I will have to check out more... awoke_in_2003 Nov 2014 #34
Reading his work may get you put on an NSA watch list. (He was a KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #39
I am probably on it already... awoke_in_2003 Nov 2014 #40
Old school commies are the best kind. We need a new Popular Front New Deal Dave Nov 2014 #50
It's difficult to judge whether this was a good thing or not. Not knowing what the Fla Dem Nov 2014 #9
It wasn't the case. Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #12
Yeah, but the "cracker" comment ... New Deal Dave Nov 2014 #51
Twitter is a public space AnalystInParadise Nov 2014 #54
Are you suggesting that there are some circumstances where this is acceptable... Oktober Nov 2014 #62
I was agreeing with the prior poster Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #64
That "quote" twists the tweet beyond recognition - Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #10
In the tweet it says "dumb duck ass..." logosoco Nov 2014 #20
You're right - I missed a couple of words - Ms. Toad Nov 2014 #47
This message was self-deleted by its author jwirr Nov 2014 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author Ykcutnek Nov 2014 #14
I bet she's pro union now Boom Sound 416 Nov 2014 #17
I doubt the union could have saved her in this case n/t SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #19
I know. Just a cultural joke Boom Sound 416 Nov 2014 #22
I wonder if the trustees would have been so outraged had....you know the rest. WinkyDink Nov 2014 #21
Dont wonder, NO they wouldnt have randys1 Nov 2014 #28
I hope they would have fired any racist teacher Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #32
I don't get it SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2014 #35
Are people rushing to her defense? - nt KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #41
Reading for comprehension is key AnalystInParadise Nov 2014 #55
I was not defending her. I think what others have said in this thread, logosoco Nov 2014 #63
Did she admit to it? AnalystInParadise Nov 2014 #91
Her anger (not the statements) is justified given what has happened... Cooley Hurd Nov 2014 #23
If the worst the AA Community does while being murdered in the streets is send a tweet that randys1 Nov 2014 #27
Anger doesn't justify racism... Oktober Nov 2014 #98
As I said... Cooley Hurd Nov 2014 #99
Let's face it, most people shouldn't use twitter... joeybee12 Nov 2014 #25
No kidding. NaturalHigh Nov 2014 #38
Yup...and there's a record of that unfiltered stuff...nt joeybee12 Nov 2014 #58
I use it for my Charity Miles Fla_Democrat Nov 2014 #44
It's useful if you can do what you do... joeybee12 Nov 2014 #57
Agreed, I have a Twit account but don't use it. I also locked it down from the beginning, MH1 Nov 2014 #71
You would make money with that invention. NaturalHigh Nov 2014 #82
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