Boy, 16, made racial comment at US Wa...

Boy, 16, made racial comment at US Walmart

There are 67 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 21, 2010, titled Boy, 16, made racial comment at US Walmart. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A 16-year-old boy who police said made an announcement at Walmart ordering all black people in a southern New Jersey store to leave was charged with harassment and bias intimidation, authorities said Saturday.

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MINERfan

El Paso, TX

#1 Mar 21, 2010
racist basterd, joking or not.
Enough is enough

Fort Worth, TX

#3 Mar 21, 2010
Yeah! mister modirator, you go ahead and suppress my freedom of speech too!
PAK MAN

San Antonio, TX

#4 Mar 21, 2010
hilarious!
RIP America

El Paso, TX

#5 Mar 21, 2010
The real racist are the ones that are overly sensitive about a prank. If a black boy said that about white people, he would not be seen as a racist but rather venting his frustration.
Needs vs Wants

United States

#6 Mar 21, 2010
I say the kid should face at least life in prison, with no parole for a heinous crime like this.

And, how about his parents? They should have to pay reparations to all the citizens of that community who were offended by their little hooligan.

It's time to lighten up, America!
noname

United States

#7 Mar 21, 2010
I can't believe the money being spent on a childhood prank.The punishment should fit the crime,have him write a paper or something to further his education on race relations.To the guy that owned the car that I egged 40 years ago,I am sorry.Didn't know you were black and it would not have made a difference.
_Arrrrrrr

United States

#9 Mar 21, 2010
Kids that age do and say stupid stuff including committing pranks but at that age if you have disregard for color then something is wrong with your parents because theres where it starts.
Learned at home

Niagara Falls, NY

#10 Mar 21, 2010
I think it's been taken too far, but defenitely needs to be looked at. When he pulls a prank like that, is because that's what he hears either at home or around his friends. Why can we just get along????
HearDat

United States

#11 Mar 21, 2010
Ever been to Southern Jersey? He was probably the only white person in the county let alone in that store. Where's the intimidation in that?
Carmen

El Paso, TX

#12 Mar 21, 2010
If a black boy said that about white people, he would not be seen as a racist but rather venting his frustration.

You are right over here people see things to tide..why does everyone still care about what color a person has?
Fed Up

El Paso, TX

#14 Mar 21, 2010
What was Henry Louis Gates, Jr. doing at a Wal-Mart?
Mr Hate

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Mar 21, 2010
Let the boy go. At least he was courteous enough to no say the dreaded "N" word. This incident is so damn stupid. First the blacks complained about the "N" word, then it was colored, negro, than they could not stand to be called a black so now it is African American. What to they want to be called next?
Jane

Monument, CO

#16 Mar 21, 2010
Do we even know if it was a white child?
Joe

United States

#17 Mar 21, 2010
So will all blacks and mexicans who use words like honkie, anglo, gringo be also sent to prison and education camps? Or is this just for whites?
Yellow Ledbetter

El Paso, TX

#18 Mar 21, 2010
Joe wrote:
So will all blacks and mexicans who use words like honkie, anglo, gringo be also sent to prison and education camps? Or is this just for whites?
I've seen your posts all over the boards here "Joe" and regardless of the topic every comment you make leads back to a negative view on all people who not share your heritage. You are obviously a bigoted xenophobe (look up this word.)

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Mar 21, 2010
And where were the kids parents? Probably in DC hurling racist and homophobic invectives at the Congressmen.
Not exactly a credible source, but:
SPITTING-MAD PROTEST TAKES A HATEFUL TURN

Health-care protesters took their vitriol to new heights in DC yesterday -- spitting at and repeatedly hurling racial slurs at black congressmen.

Thousands of demonstrators, including some members of the "tea party" movement, chanted, "Kill the bill" and held up signs that read "Stop the Spending" near the Capitol in hope of pressuring lawmakers to vote against the proposed health-care overhaul.
But the rally turned ugly when some in the crowd yelled the N-word as black legislators exited the building.
"I heard people saying things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus," said South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House's third-highest-ranking Democrat.
His spokeswoman said a protester spat on Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).
And as Reps. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.)-- a well-known leader in the civil-rights movement -- left their offices, some shouted, "the N-word, the N-word, 15 times," Carson told reporters.
"It was like going into a time machine," Carson said. "[Lewis] said it reminded him of another time."
A man shouted a homophobic slur at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is openly gay, the Web site Politico reportedů..

SOME WENT SO FAR AS TO MAKE THEIR ANGER KNOWN INSIDE THE CAPITOL.(emphasis added) "These protesters are running around, yelling and banging on all the doors of Democratic lawmakers," a staffer said. "It's really loud and getting kind of intense in here."
With Ginger Adams Otis and AP http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/national/s...

Of course MCClatchy would be a much better source: HEALTHCARE PROTESTS ON CAPITOL HILL TURN ANGRY AS SLURS ARE DIRECTED TOWARD LAWMAKERS Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/03/20/20550...
maybe

Austin, TX

#20 Mar 21, 2010
Problem with this country: NAACP AND ACLU....

Yes, it was hilarious.
Vengeance

Fort Worth, TX

#21 Mar 21, 2010
It's amazing that some people accept this kind of behavior . Regardless of his color, he was totally wrong for saying what he did.
Bill S

Tallahassee, FL

#23 Mar 21, 2010
You will probably see more and more negative attitudes toward black people vented in the coming year because Obama is the most visible person in the U.S. and he is putting policies in place that the majority of the population find reprehensible. And he is black. Children listen to what is going on in a household. So yeah you are going to see children venting some of their parent's frustrations. And you will also see the adults venting their disgust, too. And who is in charge? Black people. So there you go.
So What

El Paso, TX

#24 Mar 21, 2010
Vengeance wrote:
It's amazing that some people accept this kind of behavior . Regardless of his color, he was totally wrong for saying what he did.
Maybe so, but again, if a minority was to the same thing, or exclude anglos, he'd be "celebrating his ethnicity". Same stinkin' thing, just a different color...

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