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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    They just act like it.

    This posted on Facebook and properly attributed to Frank Leon Roberts;

    The white man who verbally assaulted Latinx women for speaking spanish in a Manhattan restaurant is an attorney with a J.D. from George Washington Law School and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins.


    The white woman who called the cops on her black Yale classmate for sleeping in a dorm is both a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at Yale as well as a licensed attorney with a J.D. from Fordham Law.


    The white woman who called the cops on a group of black folks attending a barbeque is a professor at Stanford University with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.


    Contrary to the popular media talking point that Trump-ea racism is most potent among lower-educated rural or southern whites, the truth of the matter is "progressives" enclaves like New York City, Connecticut, and California are bastions of white liberal racism. The fact that all of the white folks involved in these recent incidents are well-educated, "cosmopolitan" professionals (and members of the Ivory Tower) is indicative of a norm not an anomaly.

    So my question is this: How can we progress from here, when people who really should know better, both by intellect and education, are feeling free to bigot at will?
    The sense of entitlement leads a lot of educated people to look down on minorities, by the way, there are many who have PhD's who look down on lesser mortals because they don't hold the paper.

    I've seen this for decades in tech; and it's ugly, but it's up to mandarins, to break that illusion of superiority by leading by example.

    There's no question that there are people after getting the papers, really convince themselves, they can bend spoons with their minds, that's when you tap them on the head with a nice heavy one and make them aware that intelligence and knowledge are not exclusive to someone who argued their thesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Kind of cracks me up. "I pay for their welfare!" Dude? They're at WORK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    "So my question is this: How can we progress from here, when people who really should know better, both by intellect and education, are feeling free to bigot at will?"
    I don't know. When I was young I saw so much progress but now we're slipping back. I guess we're slipping back to when America was great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I don't know. When I was young I saw so much progress but now we're slipping back. I guess we're slipping back to when America was great.
    I have to question that. Its possible but look at Boops links, all of them were captured with a camera and posted online. So did these things always happen but without the tech never got beyond their locality? Now everyone is poised and ready with a camera. So we hear about them constantly. The reason I say this is because a couple years ago, a woman was raped at a concert in New England and people recorded the suspect. I thought it was horrendous and shocking, but a friend of mine in law enforcement told me it happened at this venue about 5 or 6 times a year, the only reason I heard about it was someone had recorded it. I was shocked and it made me wonder.

    https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/showb...ape/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Wow, no responses. Guess I'll keep going.

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    What a freaking lunatic!
    And he's been kicked out of the office space he rented, they terminated the agreement, amongst other things

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I have to question that. Its possible but look at Boops links, all of them were captured with a camera and posted online. So did these things always happen but without the tech never got beyond their locality? Now everyone is poised and ready with a camera. So we hear about them constantly. The reason I say this is because a couple years ago, a woman was raped at a concert in New England and people recorded the suspect. I thought it was horrendous and shocking, but a friend of mine in law enforcement told me it happened at this venue about 5 or 6 times a year, the only reason I heard about it was someone had recorded it. I was shocked and it made me wonder.

    https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/showb...ape/index.html
    I think people do feel emboldened. I'm not sure white people have called the police so often on people of color for just going about their daily business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I think people do feel emboldened. I'm not sure white people have called the police so often on people of color for just going about their daily business.
    I do think they are emboldened for sure, but those feelings were always there. As for calling the police, I do fault the "see something, say something" mantra from after 9/11. It was intended for one thing, but people feel they can just call the cops for anyone who they dont like the look of. Spoke about this before, but read a book about immigrants to Boston and how the people called the police all the time on the Irish immigrants, because they were up to something since many of them put lacy curtains on their windows which indicated they were up to no good. After that they were known by law enforcement as "lacy curtain Irish." So it seems calling the police on those different was always a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I do think they are emboldened for sure, but those feelings were always there.
    I agree.



    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    As for calling the police, I do fault the "see something, say something" mantra from after 9/11.
    I don't think so. Most Americans have, for all practical purposes, forgotten 9/11. Besides, 9/11 was never blamed on black folks who are US citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I agree.





    I don't think so. Most Americans have, for all practical purposes, forgotten 9/11. Besides, 9/11 was never blamed on black folks who are US citizens.
    True but it allowed people to call the police for any odd thing they see. My daughter bought a home last fall and the first day I visited, her neighbors called the police on me because they didnt recognize my car. Which even the police found strange since they knew the home was for sale and surely wouldnt be familiar with the cars that came. But they excused it as a "concern for safety." It was a "Neighborhood Watch" community and somebody felt the need to do something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    True but it allowed people to call the police for any odd thing they see. My daughter bought a home last fall and the first day I visited, her neighbors called the police on me because they didnt recognize my car. Which even the police found strange since they knew the home was for sale and surely wouldnt be familiar with the cars that came. But they excused it as a "concern for safety." It was a "Neighborhood Watch" community and somebody felt the need to do something.

    9/11 happened almost 20 years ago.

    This wave of blatant public racism is far more recent.
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