Anti-racism event moved up after Brainerd assault

An anti-racism event that was scheduled for May has been moved up to this weekend in Baxter after a black man was beaten in an alleged racial attack two weeks ago. Full Story
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Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#110 Feb 24, 2011
I've been watching The American Experience, on the history channel, I think, they have been showing the struggle in the fifties and sixties for Black equality. I didn't grow up at that time, but was appalled by the attitude of the southern whites. What is even more appalling is the attitude of people now days.
black betty

Eau Claire, WI

#111 Feb 24, 2011
you really canít judge whites by what you read here, while youíre flicking thru the channels, take a look at gang land when itís showing, i believe these are the people most whites really hate, others do get lumped in with them, unfortunately. it really is the gang problem that is so common in todays society that is driving the wedge between blacks and whites, i grew up in the fifties and sixties and the gang problem was not a huge problem then. but down south there was a lot of hatred towards blacks, hell some of those people are still fighting the civil war, they actually hate northern whites. i went to central high school in st.paul during the sixties and i didnít see alot of hatred either way, there were some problems, but not like now days.
Dingus Magee

Maple Plain, MN

#112 Feb 26, 2011
Well, their workshop was a flop, because it's not a problem in Brainerd either. It sure gave the local paper some stories for a while though. Imagine that. For a couple days the whole front page was full. Now it's starting to come out that a select few professional whiners blew it all out of proportion.
dRE

Nisswa, MN

#113 Mar 13, 2011
When I read some of these posts I am ashamed. Have any of you idiots actually read the article? What made it a racist act was the fact that the guys told the bartender they wanted to beat up the black guy. Then they waited outside patiently and plotted to commit this heinous crime. Keep in mind this is not a statement the victim made these are statements of the witnesses.
If it were the other way around and two black guys did the same thing, I dont know if it would get the press, but it would still be a racist act.
Also for you idiots who obviously failed basic american history. The Black community has been victimized by this country since its inception. Accept it for what it is...It was bad for all involved. Those boys will go to prison. And Mr. Navy has a very long road to recovery. Show some freakin respect for yourselves and for others
Just Maybe

Minneapolis, MN

#114 Mar 13, 2011
The black may have made statements that led the white guys to be inflamed?

Do you think the white guys said that simply because he was black?

There is justifiable homicide, the black may have acted or said something inflamitory.
Black Buck

Saint Paul, MN

#115 Mar 13, 2011
Just Maybe wrote:
The black may have made statements that led the white guys to be inflamed?
Do you think the white guys said that simply because he was black?
There is justifiable homicide, the black may have acted or said something inflamitory.
Good point. But why stop there? Perhaps Mr. Navy is a masochist who used mental telepathy and BEGGED the perps to hurt him.
randall

Burnsville, MN

#116 Mar 13, 2011
Black Buck wrote:
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Good point. But why stop there? Perhaps Mr. Navy is a masochist who used mental telepathy and BEGGED the perps to hurt him.
Just Maybe's speculation about what Mr. Navy may have said to incite his beating is plausible. Your response is just plain stupid, arrogent and thanks to your self-identification, bordering on if not racist.
Black Buck

Saint Paul, MN

#117 Mar 13, 2011
randall wrote:
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Just Maybe's speculation about what Mr. Navy may have said to incite his beating is plausible. Your response is just plain stupid, arrogent and thanks to your self-identification, bordering on if not racist.
As a gentleman, I won't stoop to saying that your response is stupid, but I will say that it doesn't make much sense. First, if Mr. Navy did say something inflammatory, it seems probable that we would have heard about it by now. Second, there is no way that my response could be racist, as it did not mention, or allude to, Mr. Navy's race or the race of the perps.
dRE

Nisswa, MN

#118 Mar 13, 2011
Let's say that Mr. Navy did say something. Should those boys have risked their freedom and brutally attacked this man over some words. Now what I gathered from the article Mr. Navy was the last person out of the bar. They beat him near Thrifty White Pharmacy. If you know The area That was Willie's route home. Im simply speculating at this point, but tha drug store is about 2 1/2 blocks from the bar. It kinda seems to make sense that they stalked their prey. Again this is purely speculation, not fact. But one must admit it make sense. If he were antagonizing these 2 men he wouldnt be leading them toward his home with such an obvious tactical disadvantage. The facts will all come out in the end. But no words should ever provoke a beat down like Mr. Navy took
randall

Burnsville, MN

#119 Mar 14, 2011
Black Buck wrote:
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As a gentleman, I won't stoop to saying that your response is stupid, but I will say that it doesn't make much sense. First, if Mr. Navy did say something inflammatory, it seems probable that we would have heard about it by now. Second, there is no way that my response could be racist, as it did not mention, or allude to, Mr. Navy's race or the race of the perps.
As has been previously noted, there is a lot of information missing from this story.

So sticking with what we know, let's look at Just Maybe's post again.
Just Maybe wrote:
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The black may have made statements that led the white guys to be inflamed?
Do you think the white guys said that simply because he was black?
There is justifiable homicide, the black may have acted or said something inflamitory.
Now, let's look again at your response.
Black Buck wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point. But why stop there? Perhaps Mr. Navy is a masochist who used mental telepathy and BEGGED the perps to hurt him.
Yes, Just Maybe's speculation is still plausible and your response is still just plain stupid, arrogent and thanks to your self-identification, bordering on if not racist.
Nick

San Antonio, TX

#120 Mar 14, 2011
All you redneck nazi skinhead 88 losers can go back to your mom's basement now....
Sure

Minneapolis, MN

#121 Mar 14, 2011
Nick wrote:
All you redneck nazi skinhead 88 losers can go back to your mom's basement now....
A person from Texas complaining about racism? Doesn't Texas breed and welcome racism? I hear the Civil War hasn't even ended yet.

“Love is everywhere...”

Since: Jan 11

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#122 Mar 15, 2011
The only thing that matters is whether a person chooses to do good or bad deeds.
intheknow4real

Saint Paul, MN

#123 Mar 16, 2011
i got called a honky the other day ... yeah that is right, I am white. however I didn't get upset or whine because I can tolerate small problems when our country has many more larger issues like... weird ...war, right now, so all u racism junkies buck up and stop whining, prejudice is everywhere on earth and will never go away so learn to adapt ...pussies!
intheknow4real

Saint Paul, MN

#124 Mar 16, 2011
oh i said the word "the" i must have offended someone out there right?

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