Race in America: The case of Skittles...

Race in America: The case of Skittles, Z and a hoodie.

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NoMoniker Required

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 8, 2013
As I delve into this coliquiom, I find so many valuable points from all of you on a vast array of topics. I wonder, however, how my fellow community members feel about this subject. Self-appointed neighborhood watchman GZ shoots and kills TM in March 2012. The story hit the media rapidly. it's pervasiveness spreading into public consciousness at a rapid pace. Is this a matter of race? Is this more propoganda to support the position of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? What would Martin Luther King have to say if he were still here? What about racial profiling? What is your take on this? The fact that Z is white/Hispanic, does that make a difference? How did you feel about the president's statements regarding this trial? Why is it this trial has so consumed the media?
UNO

Frankfort, IN

#2 Aug 8, 2013
Opinion: it is not a matter of race it is a matter of the law. He was racial profiling, however, racial profiling is not a crime. The media has the right to print and say what they want. First Amendment..
D B Cooper

Brookston, IN

#3 Aug 9, 2013
Where were Al Sharpton and his merry band of race -baiters after those three black thugs beat on that 13 yr old boy on a school bus? Maybe the big O should have said "those punks could have been me 30 yrs ago".
Uno

Frankfort, IN

#4 Aug 9, 2013
Obama should have kept his mouth shut unless his statement pertained to the greater good of all citizens of the United States... Just an opinion..
NoMonikerRequire d

Frankfort, IN

#5 Aug 9, 2013
I thnk the jury has spoken and that is that, cut and dried. Just curious how you profile someone when itsdar,rainy andthy have a hood over their head? Could be anyone.
Dumbfounded

Frankfort, IN

#6 Aug 9, 2013
Uno wrote:
Obama should have kept his mouth shut unless his statement pertained to the greater good of all citizens of the United States... Just an opinion..
You are an idiot! So every other President has only given speeches that pertain to the greater good off all citizens? Your denial and ignorance astound me.
NoMonikerRequire d

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 9, 2013
Sharpton and Jackson are race baiters. It is just another way to get another buck in their pocket and support their propganda. Thank goodness all people of color don't feel this way. What about the Reginald Denny beating during the midst of the L.A. riots in relation to Rodney King? As I recall, didn't all 3 men spend zero time in Jail? Where were the violent protestors when O.J. got off?
UNO

Frankfort, IN

#8 Aug 9, 2013
Dumbfounded wrote:
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You are an idiot! So every other President has only given speeches that pertain to the greater good off all citizens? Your denial and ignorance astound me.
No need for name calling Fancy pants :)... I show no prejudice, I equally have this belief for not only presidents but for all politicians in general. As for the racial profiling, any person has the right to be suspicious of any person.. Racial profiling does occure, however, in this particular trial, I think it is a cop-out..
UNO

Frankfort, IN

#9 Aug 9, 2013
Dumbfounded wrote:
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You are an idiot! So every other President has only given speeches that pertain to the greater good off all citizens? Your denial and ignorance astound me.
Your tone has been noted..
Yep

Frankfort, IN

#10 Aug 10, 2013
UNO wrote:
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Your tone has been noted..
Your past has been noted!!
UNO

Frankfort, IN

#11 Aug 10, 2013
Yep wrote:
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Your past has been noted!!
Grow up!
UNO

Frankfort, IN

#12 Aug 10, 2013
Yep wrote:
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Your past has been noted!!
Just curious, did you hit a hole in one today?

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