Racist Graffiti Aimed At Franklin County Church

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Police are trying to solve a case of bigoted vandalism in Franklin County. Vandals painted the "n word" on a sign for an African-American church in Vila Ridge. Full Story
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BAB

Scott Air Force Base, IL

#1 May 26, 2010
IT is sad that People have to resort to vandalism because of their bigotry. Racism is alive and strong from Blacks as well as Whites. Why do the newspapers make it sound so much worse when Blacks are the so called victims?
Zyclon B

Collinsville, IL

#2 May 26, 2010
Cause they have been pandered to by the government since the early '60s and trained how to play the system since birth - that's how!

The HORROR of it all, the HORROR!
jsc

United States

#3 May 26, 2010
I have always warned my sons to avoid Villa Ridge, but because of the drug addicts and white trash, not African-Americans!
jsc

United States

#4 May 26, 2010
Zyclon B is a rascist moron! I truly hope you are NOT in our nation's military, even though you state that you are on Scott AFB!
Stephanie

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 26, 2010
ok... even if the newspapers make racism seem worse when it is the whites being racists to the black people...who gives a hoot...the fact of the matter is that these dumb asses should have not done that and they was so dam bold to do it on a church. This whole world today just needs to burn... at least the idiots. And oh yeah and this case the people who this was intended for are the dam victims.
Allen

United States

#6 May 27, 2010
This is a television news story. Not a newspaper article.
local 1

Saint Louis, MO

#7 May 27, 2010
Interesting that the report is as racist and one sided as the act it self. As there have been no arrests and apparantly no solid leads who is to say it is not a person of their same ethnicity that wrote the damning word on the sign. Set the community back 60 years? Seriously, rap "artists" and other poeple of color use the "N" word regularly. Since when does Gaylor or Brooks believe that it is over and the word has been "erased from the hearss and minds of people" when people of their descent use it regularly amongst themselves. Racist biggotry certainly applies in this situation, does not make what happened right or acceptable but neither does this double standard that their community lives by.
local 1

Saint Louis, MO

#8 May 27, 2010
jsc, Zyclon B is correct in many ways, and his statement applies to a large culture of second and third generation welfare recipients. I find it interesting that you reference "white trash" and african-american in the same sentence while calling someone a racist. Stephanie, the vandals did not deface the church, it was a street sign, the church in close proximity just made a better story. If anyone would care to check another story about the black man that broke into a house, stole from the owners and then beat them with an iron pipe, I have a question, how many think the courts will consider this a hate crime. Oops, black on white, I am sure, cannot be considered a hate crime, is this a double standard. How about the gang of black boys in Ohio last fourth of July that jumped the white family, bet nothing came out of that either.
Zyclon B

Collinsville, IL

#9 May 27, 2010
jsc wrote:
Zyclon B is a rascist moron! I truly hope you are NOT in our nation's military, even though you state that you are on Scott AFB!
Haha, funny!

I only dislike one race, due to their own actions, TNB, and conduct, welfare sucking moron!
EAC

Saint Louis, MO

#10 May 27, 2010
Zyclon B wrote:
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Haha, funny!
I only dislike one race, due to their own actions, TNB, and conduct, welfare sucking moron!
Let me get this right: You hate all blacks because they have generations of welfare. What about those blacks that never been on welfare and made something of themselves? Do you still hate black now or just those on welfare?
Get pass yourself!
EAC

Saint Louis, MO

#11 May 27, 2010
local 1 wrote:
Interesting that the report is as racist and one sided as the act it self. As there have been no arrests and apparantly no solid leads who is to say it is not a person of their same ethnicity that wrote the damning word on the sign. Set the community back 60 years? Seriously, rap "artists" and other poeple of color use the "N" word regularly. Since when does Gaylor or Brooks believe that it is over and the word has been "erased from the hearss and minds of people" when people of their descent use it regularly amongst themselves. Racist biggotry certainly applies in this situation, does not make what happened right or acceptable but neither does this double standard that their community lives by.
There is a double standard when using the N word. Thugs used the term to greet their friends. For a white person to use it toward a black person; it would be consider racism. Howevr, I don't like using the word; just like I hate to use honk, redneck, hillbillies and tralier trash. All of these names are hurtful and people just don't respect other feelings. How would you like for someone to taunt your childern some of these names. Racism is a taught behavior and it is really sad that parents can't teach them anything, but the bad stuff.
Thomas Franklin

Saint Louis, MO

#12 May 27, 2010
Do not worry about this my friends. It was done by some little cowardly punk. Bet if he confronted a black man on the street it would say nothing. Just pee hmself out of fear. They will just clean it up and go on with life.
KitKatz

El Segundo, CA

#13 May 27, 2010
What I really got out of that news story, was all the wonderful people interviewed. I would love to visit with them in their church and I bet they would make any visitor feel welcome.

That's a real church my friends.
Al Jesse

United States

#14 May 27, 2010
I hear rap and blacks say the N word all the time so its not racist. Maybe if every day in the news it wasnt filled with blacks killing, robbing etc..
local 1

Saint Louis, MO

#15 May 27, 2010
EAC wrote:
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There is a double standard when using the N word. Thugs used the term to greet their friends. For a white person to use it toward a black person; it would be consider racism. Howevr, I don't like using the word; just like I hate to use honk, redneck, hillbillies and tralier trash. All of these names are hurtful and people just don't respect other feelings. How would you like for someone to taunt your childern some of these names. Racism is a taught behavior and it is really sad that parents can't teach them anything, but the bad stuff.
AMEN! I do not like racial slurrs either, stupid does not have a color but all races are afflicted with it in some form or another. I am in no way perfect but I certainly talk with my children about issues such as this so that they recognize the right and the wrong way to treat people and I teach them respect, something that our society is sadly lacking.
kdude

Saint Louis, MO

#16 May 27, 2010
My momma taught me that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. It's just a word, the english language is full of them. get over it, stop sensationalizing it.
local 1

Saint Louis, MO

#17 May 27, 2010
EAC wrote:
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Let me get this right: You hate all blacks because they have generations of welfare. What about those blacks that never been on welfare and made something of themselves? Do you still hate black now or just those on welfare?
Get pass yourself!
EAC, in my humble opinion, not being directly related to the situation, it seems that some in the black community discard success unless that success is gained through the use of their race. On the other side, drive by Kirkpatrick homes in Granite City if anyone thinks that the white populace does not abuse these same programs. Personally, I do not "hate" those who have abused and continue to abuse programs such as welfare, I just have very little respect for them and think they have very little respect for themselves not to want more from their life or do not believe they can contribute more from their life. These things will never change, there will always be under achievers and parents that do not support their children and raise them in a better fashion so that they may have a better life.
Chris

Chesterfield, MO

#18 May 27, 2010
This is a horrific incident and I hope those responsible are punished appropriately. I believe that as a society we have come so far in the right direction, and that these incidents are the exceptioin whereas they used to be the rule. The fact that it doesn't happen frequently is great, but it shouldn't ever happen. That makes incidents like these all that much more shocking and hard to understand. I was raised in a family in which the color of a person's skin, their ethnicity, their religion, etc. was not a factor in our feelings toward that person. It was the person's compassion, attitude, kindness, etc. that were important. I hope that bigotry and prejudice becomes more rare, and all of us leading by example is the best way to get that done. I hope the people of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church can keep this from hardening their hearts, and I wish them all the blessings that God can bestow.
Thomas Franklin

Saint Louis, MO

#19 May 27, 2010
Amen local1! I pity these people more than anything. When you achieve things on your own you feel much much better.
sueb

Saint Louis, MO

#20 May 27, 2010
I am so sorry for the actions of some idiots who still think like that.My Dads family was forced to leave ARK,in the 1920's because his Father was Cathlic,The Klan showed up at their house,my Dad was 6 years old.We are all children of God.Again I am so sorry and I am praying for your Church.

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