Race and racism

Dec 16, 2012 Full story: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 22

As a horribly racist video that surfaced locally last week makes clear, it is a conversation that badly needs to be had.

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Since: Dec 12

Rochester, NY

#1 Dec 18, 2012
The Democrat and Chronicle you would think would do a little research prior to printing a story. The D&C is not new to the business of reporting but maybe that is just how they do it now. As a horribly racist video that surfaced locally last week makes clear, it is a conversation that badly needs to be had. Great headline but wrong catalyst D&C. That video was not a racist video, it was a video made out of anger over issues among friends or past friends. Alex Hare and two of the three kids were very good friends for years, that doseít sound racist. What might have happened? A couple of things one of which is public. Alex Hare was texting Amanda for descriptive pictures of her vagina of which he did admit on camera and his mother immediately interjected that she wanted apologies from not only the kids but their families. Just indicates what type of people are being interviewed, the kids did apologize on camera for the way they handled the situation. Did his mother ask Alex to apologize for his actions, nope you have to assume his actions are ok in the Hare household. When Alex didnít get his pictures he sent an onslaught of disturbing texts to Amanda. Her brother and friend found out about the issue and intervened. The boys just wanted the texting to end then more texting and tempers. Alex Hare gave Amanda a green hoodie that he bought in DC on his eighth grade class trip. When Alex is ready he will tell what he did with the other one. The boys tried to return the hoodie on several occasions. The video was a result of that pent up frustration exploding, does it justify the video. No, but that is what the kids did to end it. Most mature adults understand the N word carries the weight of millions of souls of all color that had no freedom or liberty and understand the word has no place in any language. Kids however use this word a a descriptive term and donít have a true understanding. We all hear it on the streets, malls, music and public places. Again if they truly understood no one would use that word just out of respect and sorrow for what was done. Was this a racist video, no. The mother hare and a manipulating so called activist wanted to monetarily benefit from this situation. Maybe the D&C could review the information and issue a retraction. The Rally, mother Hare and hypocritical activist yelling pussy from a bull horn on the street is not very beneficial to any cause. Lets see better journalism in the future please.

Since: Jun 12

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#2 Dec 18, 2012
Notice how this story has disappeared once the facts came out of what Alex did? Smh. I agree, the D & C, and all four news stations, need to get their damn facts straight before they go spouting off about things they have no clue about. The kid is a pervert. He is lucky he doesn't have harrassment charges pending against him. If I was Amanda's family, I sure would do whatever I could to get him charged with it.

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#3 Dec 18, 2012
Soaltraveler wrote:
The video was a result of that pent up frustration exploding, does it justify the video.

Most mature adults understand the N word carries the weight of millions of souls of all color that had no freedom or liberty and understand the word has no place in any language.
On the contrary, Most people who know the TRUTH understand that is a lie. The N-word was specifically geared for Africans that were kidnapped from their home land by racist whites that beat, raped, lynched and used them as profit in the U.S.

Please name another ethnicity for which the N-word was created or used.

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#4 Dec 18, 2012
Here is another truth...

The D&C never gets all the facts straight on any story.
Truth

Rochester, NY

#5 Dec 18, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
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On the contrary, Most people who know the TRUTH understand that is a lie. The N-word was specifically geared for Africans that were kidnapped from their home land by racist whites that beat, raped, lynched and used them as profit in the U.S.
Please name another ethnicity for which the N-word was created or used.
We really have to teach you about slavery again? We just did this two months ago.

Africans were captured by other AFRICANS and sold to SPANISH slave dealers.

http://www.blacknet.co.uk/history/Slavery.htm...

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#6 Dec 18, 2012
Truth wrote:
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We really have to teach you about slavery again? We just did this two months ago.
Africans were captured by other AFRICANS and sold to SPANISH slave dealers.
http://www.blacknet.co.uk/history/Slavery.htm...
Wow....what a credible source of lies....thanks!

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#7 Dec 18, 2012
Truth wrote:
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We really have to teach you about slavery again? We just did this two months ago.
Africans were captured by other AFRICANS and sold to SPANISH slave dealers.
http://www.blacknet.co.uk/history/Slavery.htm...
Did my ancestors come voluntarily by way of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria too. Oh Columbus, that great discoverer of Amerikkka.
Truth

Rochester, NY

#9 Dec 18, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
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Wow....what a credible source of lies....thanks!
A black website is lying about slavery?
Truth

Rochester, NY

#10 Dec 18, 2012
You really can't help your ignorance can you caprice? "A black website is lying about slavery!"

http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212661/id19....

"The first European slave traders were from Portugal. The little country of Portugal built the first European fort in Africa in 1481. It was called Fort Elmina. Soon, people from other countries found out about the slave trade. Spain was one of the biggest slave trading nations. They needed African slaves to work on their plantations in South America and Caribbean. This is where most of the slaves were taken during the first few centuries of the Atlantic slave trade. "

"Although many people think that most slaves were stolen or caught by slave traders, this is not the truth. Most slaves were bought by Europeans from other African people. Often, rival tribes sold into slavery members of other tribes they captured during wars. Most of the slaves came from the West Africa and spoke many different languages. "
Truth

Rochester, NY

#12 Dec 18, 2012
You'd get more respect if you stopped talking like you are in denial about reality.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_slave_tr...

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#13 Dec 18, 2012
Any fool can post a website filled with lies by people who hate to admit the uqly truth. And any fool can beLIEve those lies posted on that website.

It's all about choice.....

Should I be upset because I have not gained the "respect" of a nobody?? LMMFSexyAO!!!!!

Let me know when this occurs. Until that time, I'll continue to KNOW the TRUTH...as the TRUTH will set you FREE!!!

“STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD”

Since: May 11

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#14 Dec 18, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
Any fool can post a website filled with lies by people who hate to admit the uqly truth. And any fool can beLIEve those lies posted on that website.
It's all about choice.....
Should I be upset because I have not gained the "respect" of a nobody?? LMMFSexyAO!!!!!
Let me know when this occurs. Until that time, I'll continue to KNOW the TRUTH...as the TRUTH will set you FREE!!!
You must be really old then if you think you know the facts about slavery. I mean you would of had to been a slave to know how they really got to America. You can't even face the facts and you want us to believe a black website. I think not.
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#15 Dec 18, 2012
Steel City Steelers wrote:
Notice how this story has disappeared once the facts came out of what Alex did? Smh. I agree, the D & C, and all four news stations, need to get their damn facts straight before they go spouting off about things they have no clue about. The kid is a pervert. He is lucky he doesn't have harrassment charges pending against him. If I was Amanda's family, I sure would do whatever I could to get him charged with it.
you would agree with anyone wearing a white hood.
using the n word in every sentence makes them racist.

Since: Mar 11

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#16 Dec 19, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
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On the contrary, Most people who know the TRUTH understand that is a lie. The N-word was specifically geared for Africans that were kidnapped from their home land by racist whites that beat, raped, lynched and used them as profit in the U.S.
Please name another ethnicity for which the N-word was created or used.
There you go again spewing you hate without knowing what you are talking about.Why don't you look the word up before you make a bigger fool out of yourself troll.Another "baiter" that knows nothing but B/S. BTW: If the shoe fits wear it,in your case it will fit.

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#17 Dec 19, 2012
pigpen911 wrote:
<quoted text>There you go again spewing you hate without knowing what you are talking about.Why don't you look the word up before you make a bigger fool out of yourself troll.Another "baiter" that knows nothing but B/S. BTW: If the shoe fits wear it,in your case it will fit.
Ha-Ha...
Greater is HE that is IN me...than HE that is in the World.

Wear that!
Reparations paid

Rochester, NY

#19 Dec 19, 2012
Truth wrote:
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We really have to teach you about slavery again? We just did this two months ago.
Africans were captured by other AFRICANS and sold to SPANISH slave dealers.
http://www.blacknet.co.uk/history/Slavery.htm...
Afrikan slave labor built the Amerikkkan railroads

"Corporate records of the time show railroads bought slaves or leased them from their owners, usually for clearing, grading and laying tracks. Enslaved workers frequently appear in annual reports as line-item expenses, referred to variously as "hands," "colored hands," "Negro hires," "Negro property" and "slaves."

The president of Union Pacific's Memphis, El Paso & Pacific Railroad wrote to stockholders in 1858 that slaves were the "cheapest, and in the main most reliable, most easily governed" laborers.

Railroad records contain thousands of lease agreements with slave owners. A single volume of records for the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad, now owned by CSX, covering just two months in 1850 contains 47 agreements with slave owners.

Slaves "formed the backbone of the South's railway lhttp://usslave.blogspot.com/2 011/02/rail-networks-own-lines -built-with.htmlabor force of track repairmen, station helpers, brakemen, firemen and sometimes even enginemen," wrote University of Pennsylvania historian Walter Licht in the book Working for the Railroad.

Norfolk Southern declines to confirm ownership of individual rail lines from the 19th century but says it owns "80% or more" of the 39 identified by Kornweibel. It won't comment on whether the lines were built and run with slave labor or related questions."
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#20 Dec 19, 2012
Remember when America was in WW2 fighting Germany and Japan, and White America gathered up Japanese Asians and locked them up, yet they did nothing with the white Germans??

White America is soo racist.

WTF

Rochester, NY

#21 Dec 20, 2012
RacistFireCrotchBarnFart wrote:
Remember when America was in WW2 fighting Germany and Japan, and White America gathered up Japanese Asians and locked them up, yet they did nothing with the white Germans??
White America is soo racist.
Then go back to Africa, but wait you won't because you would probably be already dead since 1 in 4 Africans have aids, the worlds worst poverty level, mass genocide, starvation, no welfare, and worlds lowest life expectancy. Blacks in this country should be grateful someone brought their ancestors here as slaves seeing as the ones stuck in africa would love to be here.
Eddie

Rochester, NY

#22 Dec 20, 2012
Reparations paid wrote:
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Afrikan slave labor built the Amerikkkan railroads
"Corporate records of the time show railroads bought slaves or leased them from their owners, usually for clearing, grading and laying tracks. Enslaved workers frequently appear in annual reports as line-item expenses, referred to variously as "hands," "colored hands," "Negro hires," "Negro property" and "slaves."
The president of Union Pacific's Memphis, El Paso & Pacific Railroad wrote to stockholders in 1858 that slaves were the "cheapest, and in the main most reliable, most easily governed" laborers.
Railroad records contain thousands of lease agreements with slave owners. A single volume of records for the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad, now owned by CSX, covering just two months in 1850 contains 47 agreements with slave owners.
Slaves "formed the backbone of the South's railway lhttp://usslave.blogspot.com/2 011/02/rail-networks-own-lines -built-with.htmlabor force of track repairmen, station helpers, brakemen, firemen and sometimes even enginemen," wrote University of Pennsylvania historian Walter Licht in the book Working for the Railroad.
Norfolk Southern declines to confirm ownership of individual rail lines from the 19th century but says it owns "80% or more" of the 39 identified by Kornweibel. It won't comment on whether the lines were built and run with slave labor or related questions."
The southern railroads... Don't forget about the Chinese everywhere else.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transconti...
Reparations paid

Rochester, NY

#24 Dec 20, 2012
WTF wrote:
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Then go back to Africa, but wait you won't because you would probably be already dead since 1 in 4 Africans have aids, the worlds worst poverty level, mass genocide, starvation, no welfare, and worlds lowest life expectancy. Blacks in this country should be grateful someone brought their ancestors here as slaves seeing as the ones stuck in africa would love to be here.
Okay. Everyone is greatful. That's why crackers are paying reparations showing their gratitude.

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