You know what--I cant and wont dispute that. And I am not saying that you are wrong. But what I was saying to this Duh person is that if you want to start a posting about that issue--fine--do it. You may be very right in your observations. But to bring that issue to a forum about the accident involving a 16 yr old child is totally unnecessary. There is a time and place for everything and all I was asking this person to do was to take that issue to another forum. The last thing that Michaels family and friends needed to read about was someone complaining that their childs death got more tv coverage than a black kids death. That simply is not true. Since the accident, how many tv reports have you seen about this incident? I have seen none.
So I stand by what I said. This forum should have been about offering prayers and condolences and public support for the family of the young man. It could also raise awareness about teen driving and our highways being safe. It should have been geared towards trying to raise awareness in our kids to let them know that they are not invincible and that death does not only come to older folks.
I implore everyone to stay focused on the issue at hand. There is a grieving family who now must bury their son, brother, friend and classmate. I for one will be praying for the family. And I will ask God to give me strength to bite my tongue to "people" like Duh and Twisted Sister. They need help and I am not equipped to offer that to them. But I can offer my prayers for they obviously know not what they do.
I really do understand. I agree about the forum staying focused on the young man who lost his life
in a tragic accident. You know, the only forum I have ever been in without the race card being pulled is the weather forum (isn't that about a b*tch)!!! It gets started by both races & never ends!! My children are biracial so I often see both sides of it. I know more afican americans that are racist and racist against their own as well. Didn't mean to rile anyone up.
God Bless the family & friends of this young man & I hope they find peace