Movie Rowdiness Turns Pride To Shame

Movie Rowdiness Turns Pride To Shame

There are 52 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 29, 2009, titled Movie Rowdiness Turns Pride To Shame. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

So this is supposed to be a historic time for this country. Black people especially.

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Canton, MA

#41 Feb 25, 2009
The green door wrote:
Just so typical behavior of blacks. Sad, but hey, dont want to act like humans, get stereotyped that way.
This is true. I wish black people would pull up their pants, start talking in concise English, and take their careers/lives seriously.

Bloomfield, CT

#42 Feb 25, 2009
I think some people need to understand how we sometimes act in public. I say when people mess with the wrong people or black people they mess with our emotions and how we act differently to other people. Everybody has their moments in public and out of public and that’s how we act. Never jugde people by how everybody acts.
get your facts straight

Bloomfield, CT

#43 Feb 25, 2009
The green door wrote:
A sad sad non human situation we have here.
NON HUMAN??? Look...I dont see the news going crazy over white people that do VERY stupid things, but as soon as black people do somehting thats not even that bad Paparazzi come along and exspose us and make us look lioke were the bad people

Bloomfield, CT

#44 Feb 25, 2009
I think what happened at the movies was just horrible. That’s why people sterotype African Americans and Latinos. They see what we do and dislike us more and we wonder why they hate us. The Whites see us as the underdogs and what happened at the movies gave them another reason for them to treat us like animals. I’m not saying that all whites treat us horribly but most do and I respect the ones that treat us equally. African Americans in the past like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks worked so hard to get our freedom back and make everyone equal and what some Blacks did at the movies made what the civil rights activists did mean nothing. If our generation wants to be successful we need to behave like Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks would have wanted us to act.
Randy Orton

Bloomfield, CT

#45 Feb 25, 2009
Ed Boch wrote:
I think these comments so far have missed the point of this opinion/commentary.
People can go see Biggie Smalls movie or the Godfather or Scarface or whatever flicks we flock to that seem to idolized criminal behavior or mindset. That wasn't the point.
What I got from this writer was an attempt to post at actions at this movie against the backdrop of an Obama presidency. It was an attempt to ask, are we going to continue to fail to take advantage of our time in the spotlight? Are people long on the bottom of the ladder in our society going to learn from mistakes and errors of those given a chance (like Biggie) to have more? Can we rise to the occasion and embrace opportunities that others have fought for us to have.
People marched for the right to go to integrate movie theaters; yet some young black youth act in a manner that makes any responsible black adults not want to be there.
It doesn't matter WHY you want to see the movie. When Coppola releases the next "Godfather," no one will quiz Italians if they support the mafia when they go to see it. And on a day when black America took center stage during the inauguration, this writer seemed to say, some of us still have a ways to go.
That's what I got from you letter.
I think that the people that did those things in the movie theater should be ashamed of themselves, acting that way out in public. It now has people judging other people based on the performances of how these people acted. Its not right just to judge people on the way other people are acting and its way worse to judge people by the color of their skin based on how these people acted. We cant overcome these problems if people arent willing to change too!

Bloomfield, CT

#46 Feb 25, 2009
I don’t like the way some of yaw come at us black people the reason I say that is because not all black people act like that. You just cant say that the way they act because you need to get to know all black people before you say that when you get to know all black people then you get to say something like that you don’t know if this article is true some one could have made this up you don’t know if they did or did not. Some of y’all other racism do the same thing when you get In a public place you need to check your own self before you start talking your mess about blacks that how y’all whit people start things between us blacks and y’all whites.(I’m not talking to the white people who talk noise about blacks just the ones that do) you wonder why we do what we do I wonder why after y’all get drunk y’all start doing some dumb shit like jumping off shit and yearning all over the place come on now don’t talk until y’all get your stuff together. Why do you need to hold your self high than any other race? Who is you to do that you cant do that. Why come out and commit on this article when it the way some blacks act not all get some education about people then come back and tell me if blacks act like that because not all of us do. Or when yaw on youtube stop trying to so call act black. There is no way to act black your just being ignorant if you try to mock some one you see in one video. When there is a video about black people like the movie B.I.G that the way he act not all blacks so if you make a comment don’t make it to one group of people make it to him.
CT Resident

Meriden, CT

#47 Feb 25, 2009
What I got from this article was not that we need to belittle or degrade minorities.

It is almost a call for action and behavioral reaction to the race-driven times that we live in.

Memo to the youth (all youth): If you don't want to be treated like an animal, don't act like one. It's simple.

Some of the racist and ignorant comments posted here, are not so simple though. Now are they?

To the poor unfortunate soul with the sole Black family in the neighborhood; being loud is not a crime nor a means for judgment. Good luck with finding the peace and quiet you're looking for. There's always a dysfunctional family in every neighborhood.

Bloomfield, CT

#48 Feb 25, 2009
It is crazy how people can’t respect other people’s wishes. When someone wants to sit and watch a movie why is there a commotion when it’s not that big deal? You go to a movie to watch it, spend some time with someone, relax, etc. There should absolutely be no ruckus so that everyone can enjoy themselves. It ruins the movie and causes a lot of trouble for those that go there to see it.

Bloomfield, CT

#49 Feb 25, 2009
My comment on the event that happened at some Harford theater about the group of people that were fighting and what not is that I don’t really care. People are people.

Bloomfield, CT

#50 Feb 25, 2009
stopit wrote:
And they wonder why we (white people) don't want to be around them. Black youth for the most part are rude and barbaric, their neighborhoods are filthy and rap and weed comes first in many of their lives. When they behave like this is destroys the progress hard working African Americans have achieved. But when your fathering bastard children to the tune of 70% I don't think it should come as a surprise.
Dont always put African Americans down because of others mistakes. And they wonder why we (white people) dont want to be around them. I feel like this comment is so idiotic because Caucasians are always around us. You dont see African Americans decimating Caucasians we dont say anything when the move into our homes and act like us, they blast rap music to prove that the are as gangster as a black person. I think that whites do the same things as black people and sometimes worse.
B M s

Bloomfield, CT

#51 Feb 25, 2009
It’s not ok in my book that black people are acting badly. I think the reason for this is almost every black person wants to be a gangster because they have no proper upbringing or their parents don’t really care because they’re probably scared of their own children. But that’s how black people ruin themselves by hanging around bad people.
k jackson

Bloomfield, CT

#52 Feb 25, 2009
To give feedback on the comments made by many people, I must start by saying some comments made by the readers are simply stereo types by racist whites and black professors who only want to expose the bad in black society, “The undisciplined behavior you witnessed is the result of (40) forty years of broken homes aided by welfare entitled State” when really that is just a cope out to put the blame on the lower society for many economic problems.

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