apparently, the TM-diehards believe that 'white' children have the advantage of NOT being picked on when they act out in public.<quoted text>If that is what you racists what to believe, okay. Better watch your Ps and Qs when your in FL then. Glad it does affect me.
having raised two sons in a 99.9% all white community, when Johnny Law came a calling to 'pick on' one of them, we(my wife and I) taught them to 1)explain, 2) admit/confess and then, 3) submit.
having the opinion that local authorities had better things to do then single-out and simply 'pick-on' our boys, we assumed (also partially based on on 'teen years'!) that 'where there is smoke, there IS fire'.
the result was, and IS, 1) they never repeated their mistakes, 2) they made it to adulthood and 3) BOTH are contributing, responsible ADULTS, ALIVE AND WELL.
when 'parents' teach their young to 1) duck and dodge, 2) fear instead of respect, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, 3) EXPECT UNFAIR TREATMENT AND ACT ACCORDINGLY, we get kids like TM and they get results like what happened in Sanford.... soemtines.
the truth is, many times, if not predominatley, the TMs get away with wrong beahviour. in fact, to be completely HONEST, how many 'passes' DID TM get from his school/Mom/Dad when he had previously 'acted out'?
who is to say, besides centuries of stricter parenting!, that had TM been BETTER disciplined for 'tagging' or some other MINOR infraction, he 1) would NOT have been suspended and 2) STUPID enough to do what HE DID THAT NIGHT?!?
funny how that NEVER gets brought up, ain't it?