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It's not a myth, you racist prick.
Tell that to OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson. It's a myth purported by the likes of Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton to stoke the fires of racism. And people like you buy into it.

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IOW, if you're white and you don't think you benefit from "white privilege," think again.
Do Asians benefit from "Asian Privilege?" What about the ones who grew up in difficult circumstances and come here not speaking English and who more often than not become successful?

To say that racial differences are entirely or even significantly due to privilege and discrimination is untrue, IMO. There is no proof for it. It's just said to be the reason, but that doesn't make it true.

That is not to say there isn't discrimination, but it is not the determining factor, IMO. Barely half of all black males even graduate high school. So, about 50% of black male population has pretty much severely handicapped themselves right out of the gate. The more we put the blame where it doesn't belong the more we do a disservice to these folks.

I agree with Bill Cosby about this issue.

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edogxxx wrote:
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Tell that to OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson. It's a myth purported by the likes of Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton to stoke the fires of racism. And people like you buy into it.
How many times have you gotten stopped for being white while driving when you're not breaking any laws?

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Tell that to OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson. It's a myth purported by the likes of Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton to stoke the fires of racism. And people like you buy into it.
The inequality of the criminal justice system has more to do with income, than color of ones skin, as those cases illustrate.

Even still, I don't believe the inequality in the criminal justice system is the major reason why why there are incarceration rate differences amongst various races. Does it account for some of the differences, sure, but it's not the major mover and shaker.

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DWB is not being arrested because your black.

Are you stipulating that more black people are arrested simply because they are stopped more often?

Profiling exists, but that is because it matches what really is occurring.

Sorry, but if a car full of black teenagers drives down my street, you can bet that I and many others are going to call the cops. I would do the same if I saw a car load of white teenagers, the problem is.....I dont see carloads of white teens driving down my street casing the neighborhood. But if I did, I would.
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How many times have you gotten stopped for being white while driving when you're not breaking any laws?

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Profiling exists, but that is because it matches what really is occurring.<quoted text>
Look at gang membership by race:

http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Anal...

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How many times have you gotten stopped for being white while driving when you're not breaking any laws?
It has been statistically proven that the average driver can't drive more than three blocks without violating some sort of traffic law.

And I have gotten stopped a number of times

And even arrested once or twice.

Dam whities.

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DWB is not being arrested because your black.
Are you stipulating that more black people are arrested simply because they are stopped more often?
Profiling exists, but that is because it matches what really is occurring.
Sorry, but if a car full of black teenagers drives down my street, you can bet that I and many others are going to call the cops. I would do the same if I saw a car load of white teenagers, the problem is.....I dont see carloads of white teens driving down my street casing the neighborhood. But if I did, I would.
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wrong.

Hell, my friend was a black JUDGE and he got pulled over for driving in his own nice neighborhood, jsut for driving while black.

There was a news story of another black JUDGE who was sitting in his car in his own driveway, waiting for his wife to come out b/c they were going out, and a cop pulled up and walked up to the judge sitting in his own car on his own property, and wanted to see ID. Because the judge was a black man in a nice neighborhood.

Stop kidding yourself that it doesn't happen.

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RACE wrote:
DWB is not being arrested because your black.
Are you stipulating that more black people are arrested simply because they are stopped more often?
Profiling exists, but that is because it matches what really is occurring.
Sorry, but if a car full of black teenagers drives down my street, you can bet that I and many others are going to call the cops. I would do the same if I saw a car load of white teenagers, the problem is.....I dont see carloads of white teens driving down my street casing the neighborhood. But if I did, I would.
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A carload of teens driving down your street gets a call to the cops? WTH?

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if a car full of black teenagers drives down my street, you can bet that I and many others are going to call the cops.
You racist pr!ck!

Turned on the news and saw a black guy in a Cadillac being chased by a bunch of police cars. Thought I was watching a car chase. Turned out to be the President's motorcade.

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The inequality of the criminal justice system has more to do with income, than color of ones skin, as those cases illustrate.
Even still, I don't believe the inequality in the criminal justice system is the major reason why why there are incarceration rate differences amongst various races. Does it account for some of the differences, sure, but it's not the major mover and shaker.
Drug laws have been shown to punish drugs used by low-income and minority people more than drugs used by white peole/people with money. Remember when they had to fix the law that gave crack possession a much harsher sentence than cocaine possession?

This stuff is storied. It's like cities that ruin a black neighborhood by ripping it apart to put the new freeway through it, because they don't want to do it to a white neighborhood. IT'S DOCUMENTED. City officials have ADMITTED that this was policy.

St. Paul did it and totally 'fesses up that it was the policy at the time.

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Drug laws have been shown to punish drugs used by low-income and minority people more than drugs used by white peole/people with money. Remember when they had to fix the law that gave crack possession a much harsher sentence than cocaine possession?
That's because crack dealers were and still are killing each other and killing innocent kids on the street and decimating entire communities with a highly addictive and cheaper form of the drug.

Cocaine dealers aren't out doing drivebys. Coke users, who are generally less poor, aren't breaking into folks homes and robbing folks to support their habit either.

You act like this was some massive conspiracy to punish people JUST because of the color of their skin, Angela. That's complete b.s. The problems that crack cocaine caused to society by far exceeded the problems that just cocaine caused.
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<quoted text>This stuff is storied. It's like cities that ruin a black neighborhood by ripping it apart to put the new freeway through it, because they don't want to do it to a white neighborhood. IT'S DOCUMENTED. City officials have ADMITTED that this was policy.
St. Paul did it and totally 'fesses up that it was the policy at the time.
Was the land less valuable in those communities? Doesn't it make financial sense to build something like that on land that is less valuable, so that when you build it, you aren't paying folks for land that is worth a ton of money? Damn straight if I'm building a freeway, all things being relatively equal, I'm gonna build it on the cheapest land and I don't give a f' who lives there? To me that is the responsible thing to do. I'm not gonna put it in white neighborhoods, and spend a lot more just to make it look good to Jesse Jackson.

When did this happen too? Was this back in the day when discrimination was wide spread? We aren't in those days anymore.

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I'm figuring, by what I have read, that this is something a number of people will be interested in but especially Race:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49450450/ns/techn...

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Just found a unit in my condo building on the rentals section of craigslist. "Patio/deck" is listed. Um, no. it's a unit that's half in the ground, half out. No patio, no sliding glass doors. And rental units aren't allowed in my condo.

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That's because crack dealers were and still are killing each other and killing innocent kids on the street and decimating entire communities with a highly addictive and cheaper form of the drug.
Cocaine dealers aren't out doing drivebys. Coke users, who are generally less poor, aren't breaking into folks homes and robbing folks to support their habit either.
You act like this was some massive conspiracy to punish people JUST because of the color of their skin, Angela. That's complete b.s. The problems that crack cocaine caused to society by far exceeded the problems that just cocaine caused.
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Was the land less valuable in those communities? Doesn't it make financial sense to build something like that on land that is less valuable, so that when you build it, you aren't paying folks for land that is worth a ton of money? Damn straight if I'm building a freeway, all things being relatively equal, I'm gonna build it on the cheapest land and I don't give a f' who lives there? To me that is the responsible thing to do. I'm not gonna put it in white neighborhoods, and spend a lot more just to make it look good to Jesse Jackson.
When did this happen too? Was this back in the day when discrimination was wide spread? We aren't in those days anymore.
Stop deluding yourself. Our policy makers and "civic leaders" really were that racist and corrupt. Hell, in the '30s and '40s, Minneapolis city, business, religious leaders came out in support of hitler!

It wasn't about land values -- it was about "which neighborhoods have the least amount of power to fight this?"

It really was that bad. Why would you believe otherwise?

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And sub: CITY LEADERS HAVE ADMITTED THAT THIS WAS POLICY. Why not believe that?

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I am not saying that it does not happen, simply that you are pointing out the exception, not the rule.

How many other black people were in that neighborhood who had absolutely no reason for being there? Why were they there?

You cant say your anadoctal evidence proves anything, rather it proves the point that the police were doing their jobs by investigating a person out of character with the neighborhood. It sucks, but its true. Its a shame that honest hardworking black people are stereotyped based upon their skin color, but that does not dilute the fact that the other black people the police investigated were probably up to no good in that neighborhood.

There is a reason why the police to not pull over little old ladies, even black ones.
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Hell, my friend was a black JUDGE and he got pulled over for driving in his own nice neighborhood, jsut for driving while black.
There was a news story of another black JUDGE who was sitting in his car in his own driveway, waiting for his wife to come out b/c they were going out, and a cop pulled up and walked up to the judge sitting in his own car on his own property, and wanted to see ID. Because the judge was a black man in a nice neighborhood.
Stop kidding yourself that it doesn't happen.

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I live on a cul-de-sac, I dont have any stats but I can guarantee that 99% of the burglaries in my area are cause by youths under the age of 25, and from that the majority of those are black.

Right now, as we chat, there is a sign on the main road that connects to mine urging people to REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!!! What do you think that tells people as they drive by? Yup! High crime rate area. The police themselves urge the residents to report any person out of character with our neighborhood. They even encourage residents to get their CWP.

I am not making this up, its a fact that a carload of kids cruising up and down dead end streets are more likely to be looking for a house to rob than being lost, and that is why the police want us to call them when we see this.
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A carload of teens driving down your street gets a call to the cops? WTH?

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True story.
We have experienced a lot of burglaries in our area, and heeding the advice from the police, a neighbor called the cops to report 2 black kids wandering thru the neighborhood. This person felt terrible that they may have just been party to harassing two innocent kids, but when the cops came to their door they told them that the kids were caught trying to pry open the back door to a house just down the road.

Yeah, it is terrible to profile, but its also the facts.

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I GOT AN APARTMENT!!! The place I'd been hoping for but not really expecting: Four-plex, hardwood floors, cool landlord, nice mixed neighborhood, easy access to the freeway but not the noise, big back and side yards for my cat to roam around in, and I can do a garden!

I'm psyched. Going there Friday to give the guy a check and let Nick take a look. I love that I"m done hunting and I can focus on packing.

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