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Old 07-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #31
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I don't know if you saw the full video, but he goes on to talk about his race and how he has had to deal with certain stereotypes of being a black man. I would agree with you had he not made it about race, but it's been about race with him since day 1.
Yep. Racism is nonexistent. No one is ever profiled or anything. It's all just a lie constructed by Liberals to make all the good Southerns look bad.

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Old 07-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #32
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This was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. He basically acknowledged that a lot of the problems besetting "the black community" are internal, and he seemed to go the lengths to not emphasize the racial aspect the media has been selling since day 1. At least in the parts I saw.
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I wish Reagan was still alive and he could run again. He would save the country again.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #34
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I wish Reagan was still alive and he could run again. He would save the country again.

you say obama is dividing this country but then you talk about our country like its a piece of shit. their are people on board to be a progressive country and then their is people like you to jump off ship and hope we were a non tolerant conservative state again. your the one that is separating yourselves from this country its not obama. go sign a petition for texas to be a seperate country, and then blame obama for "dividing" our country.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #35
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Yep. Racism is nonexistent. No one is ever profiled or anything. It's all just a lie constructed by Liberals to make all the good Southerns look bad.

/sarcasm


If he wants to talk about racism, then he can under a different context or platform. This Martin/Zimmerman issue was never about race.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #36
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Obama has got to be the biggest joke of a President ever.


And f*ck all of ya'll who support that clown.


Short memory, huh?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #37
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Default Re: Obama: Trayvon 'could have been me'

got about halfway through the video, paused.

i'm a bit uncomfortable with it. everything he said is pretty much reasonable and well-stated, it's just that i would prefer he keep his involvement to a minimum. he almost comes across as wanting to be a secular minister to the united states, and that's a bit much.

he should know that he just doesn't have the audience for that. i mean, i'm sure this is all very painful for him, and i sympathise, but i think it might be best if the office of POTUS not get too involved in longish statements on this. i don't know.

and his people and at least some of his party have the civil suit thing to pursue... i'd rather he pursue that than interject himself in this way.

black people should be rightfully upset about all this, but there has to be a larger point IMO-- that it could have been any person at all who was walking home and wanted the right to get there safely. at night, in the rain, with a hoodie on, that could have been an eskimo walking down the street and i suspect GZ would have profiled him as a punk and started up the cop show music in his head.

so i think black people should have the sense to try to not own this issue, but to merge it in to a general point about walking around without being targeted because of your manner. that's something we can -all- potentially get behind.
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Default Re: Obama: Trayvon 'could have been me'

"Country remains completely in the shitter...neither myself nor the elected Congress can or will do anything about it because that might require some work on our part. Better talk about Trayvon some more."
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If he wants to talk about racism, then he can under a different context or platform. This Martin/Zimmerman issue was never about race.

Actually, it has stirred up race since the beginning.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #40
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hispanic kills black...is there something is south america we dont know about?
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Actually, it has stirred up race since the beginning.

Because a vast majority of sheep believe the BS that's been reported about this case. We're all being suckered into believing this is a racial issue. Far more pressing matters with this country than some made-up story about a racially-motivated killing or a racially-motivated decision.
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he cracked under the pressure .. no balls on this guy .. you know the naacp was coming down on him about saying something
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Because a vast majority of sheep believe the BS that's been reported about this case. We're all being suckered into believing this is a racial issue. Far more pressing matters with this country than some made-up story about a racially-motivated killing or a racially-motivated decision.

Did you listen to Zimmerman's call? He had no reason to be believe the kid was up to something other than how he "looked."
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Did you listen to Zimmerman's call? He had no reason to be believe the kid was up to something other than how he "looked."

No, he specifically said on the call that he thought the kid was behaving suspiciously.

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It's raining and he's just.. walking around, looking about.

He's here now, he's just staring... looking at all the houses.

Yeah, now he's coming towards me. He's got his hand in his waistband... Something's wrong with him. Yup, he's coming to check me out, he's got something in his hands.
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Uneducated about the situation and quick to assume like the rest of his race
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