Black and Teen in America

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Recently, Darci Strickland sat down with 19 African-American teens from across the Midlands.
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smc

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#132
May 23, 2008
 
Happy Hour wrote:
As the gas prices go up this will weed the dumb ones out no matter what color they are.
Nothing beats crime like starvation and utter poverty.
Let them goof off now and when they are living in mud huts I will spit out my window of my SUV and laugh at their plight.
Seriously I could care less what happens to any of them.
Then, once again, why are you on this forum? Unless you want to help build these teens up, discuss the racism of the title of the article/WLTX in general, or offer solutions to the problems these teens face, then leave. Thanks from everyone.
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#133
May 23, 2008
 
simple man I wrote:
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I for the most part avoid any real comments on articles involving race.
Iam an admitted bigot, but on a personal level.
I dislike certain types of PEOPLE based on behavior.
I know exactly what you mean. When I was medically discharged, I chose to go back to school for informational purposes. I had several black professors, some of whom I still speak to as friends. I don't dislike the race, but sometimes the 'culture' that SOME races have adopted are a disgrace to society. These professors were (obviously) well-spoken, educated, and polite. That earned my respect for them really quickly, and I realized at that point that it is still not the color of the skin, it is the behavior of that person....I hope I explained that well enough to not set any land mines off :)
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#134
May 24, 2008
 
Simple Man, if you are still out there, can you tell me (or anyone else, for that matter) why my posts are being systematically deleted??
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#135
May 24, 2008
 
Never mind, it appears that there was a bug or something. It has been squashed. My posts are now back up at regular speed so no worries.

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#136
May 24, 2008
 
Well I'm black and teen and I think this is a croc of bullshit. I go to a private school and my black friends both guy and girl who love to read, are very scholarly (In my family, you can't have lower than a 3.0) and I hardly ever watch television. I hate articles that generalize people of a certain ethnicity because most if the time it's just not the case.
It was an interesting read though.

I guess public schools are a bit different?
smc

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#137
May 24, 2008
 
And no more stupid fake names!
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#138
May 24, 2008
 
anne wrote:
You have got to be kidding me, that is stupidest thing that I have ever heard, blacks do teach discipline in the home. Example, I spanked(popped his hand) my child in the store because he was touching items that did not belong to him, a white person called the store security and told them that I had hit my child....that same parent would have been on this forum years down the road if my child broke in their house proclaiming to all that would hear them that I did not discipline my child. What the He77 ever. You want to know why people of color have so many issues, its because we are always lumped into on big group, all races have their issues, it just seems that people of color turn up in the media more than any one else. hmmmm could that be the reason we get our hackles up? You will see a blacks face on the screen before you would a white, and how about all those serial killers, how many of them were black????
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I'm white, and I have several issues with this post. 1) You are correct! How many serial killers to you see that are black?? and 2) the thing with spanking children now a days is this ... people will call DSS on you if you spank your child in public because they dont like how you discipline your child. Frankly, its no ones business in my opinion how you discipline your child as long as you do it ... unless you go to far where you leave broken bones or scarring. That is mainly what is wrong with some of these children these days ... either a) they do not get a spanking or b) they are beat all the he11 up! But some deem it their business to take your child away because you spanked your kid for doing things they were not supposed to. If you dont discipline your child now for touching things that were not his/hers, they will grow up to think they can take things that are not his/hers and get away with it because they were not disciplined.
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May 24, 2008
 
Sevas Tra wrote:
Well I'm black and teen and I think this is a croc of bullshit. I go to a private school and my black friends both guy and girl who love to read, are very scholarly (In my family, you can't have lower than a 3.0) and I hardly ever watch television. I hate articles that generalize people of a certain ethnicity because most if the time it's just not the case.
It was an interesting read though.
I guess public schools are a bit different?
Granted, it was a while ago, but I have attended both public and private schools. Trust me when I say moving from one to the other is a HUGE culture shock. Even if you have friends from the other school, it doesn't matter. Going to the new school is FAR different, especially if you are going from private to public or vice versa. Public schools are VERY different from private schools. I understand the 3.0 requirement, too :)

Just so you know, it actually WILL help you later in life! Work hard and get through college (I know if you are going to a private school college is not a question). Do your very best and you will find most colleges to be actually easier than the difficult private schools. I did more difficult work in a private high school than I did in college.

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#140
May 25, 2008
 
Hi smc, lol, you're almost as bad as me jumping around these forums.
Are you sure you're not my long lost rich uncle from accross the Scottish border, need the bucks here lol, I'm Irish/English/French/Indian. Not sure what tribe, but I'm pretty sure it was the fukrwe tribe because every time the family goes anywhere they always "where the **** are we" lol.
I concur with the private/public schooling systems. I attended a Catholic school many moons ago and then ended up in a public school. The Catholic school was so far ahead that I took 3 days of testing and then was advanced to the next grade in public school. Played the devil getting caught up in the next grade, but I made it, none the worse for the wear.
Take care and God bless all.

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May 25, 2008
 

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Southern Angel wrote:
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I'm white, and I have several issues with this post. 1) You are correct! How many serial killers to you see that are black?? and 2) the thing with spanking children now a days is this ... people will call DSS on you if you spank your child in public because they dont like how you discipline your child. Frankly, its no ones business in my opinion how you discipline your child as long as you do it ... unless you go to far where you leave broken bones or scarring. That is mainly what is wrong with some of these children these days ... either a) they do not get a spanking or b) they are beat all the he11 up! But some deem it their business to take your child away because you spanked your kid for doing things they were not supposed to. If you dont discipline your child now for touching things that were not his/hers, they will grow up to think they can take things that are not his/hers and get away with it because they were not disciplined.
I have to agree with you Southern Angel. My step-son cried to the juvenile officer when he was 13 that he was being mistreated in the home. His complaint?, we asked him to babysit his younger brother while his mother and I went grocery shopping. They deemed this was enough to place him in a temporary foster home. 15 minutes after he was there, he was calling wanting to come home. 3 years later, age 16, he decided he wanted to move in with his friend's family. 2 months later he was arrested for stealing a car and damaging 4 police criusers trying to escape. Again, he called home, I told them to keep him until he learned his lesson. He have to pay back thousands in damages, but he learned and we get along fine to this day.
Kids have gotten the idea that parents have no authority over them because of the laws and ignorance of other people who feel that ANY kind of discipline is wrong.
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#142
May 25, 2008
 
Lobo96 wrote:
Hi smc, lol, you're almost as bad as me jumping around these forums.
Are you sure you're not my long lost rich uncle from accross the Scottish border, need the bucks here lol, I'm Irish/English/French/Indian. Not sure what tribe, but I'm pretty sure it was the fukrwe tribe because every time the family goes anywhere they always "where the **** are we" lol.
I concur with the private/public schooling systems. I attended a Catholic school many moons ago and then ended up in a public school. The Catholic school was so far ahead that I took 3 days of testing and then was advanced to the next grade in public school. Played the devil getting caught up in the next grade, but I made it, none the worse for the wear.
Take care and God bless all.
LOL I wish I was a rich uncle! But I think Uncle Sam has that department covered for me...yeah, whatever. Nope, I'm German, German, possibly Scottish, Celtic/English, and Cherokee. That is the best I have been able to ascertain over the years from family members.

Has the Cayce Rape Suspect forum gone out again? I haven't tried to post but I noticed no one else had since I did last night. Slightly unusual considering it is such an active forum.

Pretty much the same thing happened to me. I went to an Episcopal School (even though I am a Methodist) for years and then transferred out to a public school (Flora) years ago. I was so far ahead of my 'classmates' that it was difficult for me in the classroom. I always had interesting questions to ask, always pertaining to the subject, and it would irritate the teachers because they did not know the answers. One teacher ended up requesting that I be removed from her class for 'causing disturbances'(asking questions too much). I had, until then, been taught to challenge the teachers and engage them in intelligent conversation, so I was at a complete loss as to why this woman hated me so much I had to be taken out of the class. That's one great thing about being old: I can look back and say, "Thank God I'm past all of that crap!"

I usually have two or three forums going. It keeps my mind sharp and my typing and spelling up to par. Just like if you don't shoot for a while, your aim will be off. Same goes for punctuation etc. If you do not practice it properly consistently, you will lose some of your 'learnin'(as they call it down here :)

Now I know how you have managed to maintain consistent coherent conversation. They really drill it into you in the private schools, don't they? I remember I had sooo much more work to do in high school than I had to do even in college! It was insane, all the pressure. But it DID help me to become the person I am today, and except for an attempted stabbing with a switchblade at Flora, I went through my young school years without having to worry if Little Bobby next to me had a gun.

As always, good talking to you, Lobo, and I hope to chat again later. I am feeling a bit ill and am going to lie down now. I hope your day is going well, though....smc
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May 25, 2008
 
In Aiken County it took over two years to serve an arrest warrant against Thomas Briard in April 2008 for criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act x 2 after a magistrate signed the warrants in September 2006 for allegations received about an incident that happened on December 12, 2005. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office didn't even serve the warrant, it was served by the SC Highway Patrol during a stop where he was also charged for DUI.
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#145
May 25, 2008
 
No Rush wrote:
In Aiken County it took over two years to serve an arrest warrant against Thomas Briard in April 2008 for criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act x 2 after a magistrate signed the warrants in September 2006 for allegations received about an incident that happened on December 12, 2005. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office didn't even serve the warrant, it was served by the SC Highway Patrol during a stop where he was also charged for DUI.
I can tell you're trying to make a point, but please clarify. I am a bit confused on what this has to do with the topic...thanks, smc.
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#146
May 26, 2008
 
Happy Memorial Day, everyone, and thank you to our vets and our men and women serving!!
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#147
May 26, 2008
 
No Rush wrote:
In Aiken County it took over two years to serve an arrest warrant against Thomas Briard in April 2008 for criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act x 2 after a magistrate signed the warrants in September 2006 for allegations received about an incident that happened on December 12, 2005. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office didn't even serve the warrant, it was served by the SC Highway Patrol during a stop where he was also charged for DUI.
most likely they couldnt find him.
at that point for reasons unknown they sit back and wait.
im not agreeing or disagreeing, just stating a fact.

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#148
May 26, 2008
 
Lobo96 wrote:
Hi smc, lol, you're almost as bad as me jumping around these forums.
Are you sure you're not my long lost rich uncle from accross the Scottish border, need the bucks here lol, I'm Irish/English/French/Indian. Not sure what tribe, but I'm pretty sure it was the fukrwe tribe because every time the family goes anywhere they always "where the **** are we" lol.
I concur with the private/public schooling systems. I attended a Catholic school many moons ago and then ended up in a public school. The Catholic school was so far ahead that I took 3 days of testing and then was advanced to the next grade in public school. Played the devil getting caught up in the next grade, but I made it, none the worse for the wear.
Take care and God bless all.
this is kind of spooky.
im scottish (non kilt wearing)
initially educated in a catholic school,
finished off in a public school.
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#149
May 26, 2008
 
simple man I wrote:
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this is kind of spooky.
im scottish (non kilt wearing)
initially educated in a catholic school,
finished off in a public school.
Now I know why we can speak coherently to one another most of the time, Simple Man and Lobo...
Shayla

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#150
May 30, 2008
 
Our people are acting like they have no sense today!! what's wrong with us!! Get Some sense!! You call each other n****s, and when a white person calls you out of your name you get offended. Check yourself! All of this in the videos calling the woman out of their names like you're their pimps. Alot of rappers are sending out the wrong messages these days.
You give us a bad name and you're not only disrespecting yourself, you're disrespecting others as well.

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