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Re: NJTV News on JC gentrification
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Gentrification is inevitable as we become an increasingly urbanized country with people leaving the suburbs and flocking to cities. I grew up in the burbs as did most of the people in my building. I think there's a way to be a gentrifier without being a jerk about it -- which I've readily observed on here (e.g., "When are these Ricans leaving?, We're the good people and we raise property values" etc."). Gentrification isn't necessarily bad. It's only bad when you displace en masse and concentrate poverty in certain zipcodes, such that some places don't benefit from development.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/201 ... 20-ways-not-be-gentrifier

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Re: What percentage of housing in Jersey City is "affordable"?
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I think you are distorting his words. And boodipoh makes a great point. "But other international cities are terrible at intermingling residents based on income. In fact, it is common (and quite accepted) that poorer residents are relegated to living in the periphery of major cities, with longer commutes and poorer conditions, than more affluent residents living within city limits." It's called revanchist gentrification or hyper gentrification where initial gentrifiers are pushed out or alienated. I love Jersey City and have been here around 20 years and civic minded like many others. I remember when I first moved to Van Vorst Park, I saw a post on JC List that actually said something akin to this "The nonsense on Wayne Street has to stop. All white people who make this City great and continue to make it great, please report to the park on Wayne Street and reclaim our City." There are many black and brown people who make this City great, contribute in many ways and just because someone makes above a certain incomes doesn't mean he/she makes the City great. Likewise, just because someone makes below a certain income, doesn't mean they make the City bad. People should think more.

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Re: White-collar heroin users on the rise
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There is merit to what User said. It's more of a function of when things become personal and reality based ("my daughter/son/neighbor is a heroin abuser") versus the abstract and distant ("those lazy black/puerto ricans in the ghetto doing their heroin/crack") of people you don't know or interact with. Also, studies have shown that people can empathize more with pain and suffering when the persons look like them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/us/ ... n-drugs-parents.html?_r=0

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=201128359

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goo ... s-many-whi_b_5721248.html

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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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The bigots on here don't observe being polite or constructive but because of their anonymity and call people trash, inferior, crappy to imply their own supposed innate superiority. No one is expressly using the N word but it's there beneath the surface as well as the white superiority complex. And once a person of color calls them out on it, they get all bent out of shape and call the person of color a racist. That is called projection folks.

http://www.racefiles.com/2013/07/03/w ... bout-being-called-racist/


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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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You're the one providing anecdotes as though they are emblematic of how whites succeeded and others haven't leaving out crucial facts like those discussed in the article. I am countering your narrative since you brought it up to paint by numbers in effect how yours is so shallow. If you're an honest person, you'd admit that or lend it some plausibility but no, you'd rather gloss over that to justify your position (and implicitly others) and negate mine. As I said before, I am not entertaining notions of eugenics; and that some groups are just better people and others inferior/crappy or have better cultures when people have quite different circumstances and historical experiences for centuries.

To wit, "Both my grandfathers were metalworkers, perhaps one finished high school before being shipped off to the trenches in France, I don't know. No one in my family of that generation were wealthy or educated. But my father got a BA and my mother a PhD."

Posted on: 2016/1/1 19:14
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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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yeah Brewster, I wholeheartedly hear you. I get quite annoyed too when people leave out salient facts when they say inane things like "my grandfather came here with a dime and a pair of shoes and became middle class in a generation" leaving out crucial things like the GI Bill and no money down mortgages to land working class people in the suburbs and good schools etc. It's simply ignorant and misleading on the facts; and similarly undermines the credibility of the writer or proponent that it was all by dint of hard work and determination and if all those lazy blacks could just have done the same back then and now. Happy New Year.

http://newsreel.org/guides/race/whiteadv.htm

Posted on: 2015/12/31 22:44
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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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I actually don't need to lighten up. It's YOUR subjective opinion that Devil is just merely strident or stands by his convictions. We agree to disagree as I've seen his OTHER posts on other threads; and yes I think he's racist and a provocateur along with quite a few others on here. I actually think it's pathological at this point where something happened to him or her regarding blacks (a rival, etc.). In any event, I am not telling you how to feel on the matter so please don't tell me how I should feel and that he's a civil person and that I should take that as fact. He's the one calling people lazy, crappy, coming from a horrible culture and painting a narrative that is actually quite ugly and based on dog whistle politics which is sinister and often lost on oblivious people because it's so subtle and couched.

Regarding Malia and Sasha, given their parents, going to Sidwell, access to tutors, etc. it's highly likely that their scores/grades will be very high given their backgrounds. Obama has gone on record and said they should not be considered as candidates for affirmative action and MOST reasonable logical people agree on that. What I find interesting is that white people rarely or never seem to get upset or bothered by the George Bushes of the world (of which there are many) who get gentlemen Cs, no discernible talent, middling SAT scores and even get to become president but the moment there's a black or latino person who gets into U Penn all hell breaks lose and it's "wait, what were his/her SAT scores!" That is how white entitlement and access goes unaddressed and ignored and others scapegoated.

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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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Devil
Another poster on here asked why are you so hostile in your posts. So it's not just me. You come off very defensive, angry, and bitter which is why I said "seething resentment;" and yes, you come off racist to me or as if you don't like black people and that is certainly your right. Saying I'm racist is ridiculous as I have nothing against white people, Asians, etc. but I do take umbrage if you're going to denigrate black and Latino people -- people who I know very well and call us lazy, crappy or whatever pejorative term you can devise. I assume because of the cloak of anonymity on here you feel uninhibited to come off like an asshole but if there was transparency, I think you'd be more judicious and diplomatic with your words. I am glad you think you're not a crappy person and ostensibly a winner because you have a "great, high paying job, have multiple grad degrees from elite schools and own a house in DTJC". We all have to derive our sense of self esteem from somewhere but the seething anger is baffling, is it deficient looks, physically unattractive or something? Try to be a calmer person in 2016 or express yourself with less vitriol.

PS. It doesn't anger me in the least when black people (Glenn Loury) make similar arguments but at least they don't come off like the Bill O'Reilly or Rush Limbaugh prototype like you do. Again, if other reasonable people have said you're hostile, perhaps ponder that.

#6 as to your comparison of disparities between blacks versus Jews/Asians. http://www.understandingprejudice.org/readroom/articles/affirm.htm

Also, to what extent does unconscious bias alienate black and Latino youth when they are on the receiving end of things like this and everyone is saying it's a figment of their imaginations. These are law firm partners doing this. http://www.vault.com/blog/vaults-law- ... -firm-partners-are-racist

Posted on: 2015/12/30 22:53

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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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Devil:
First, to the extent there's a vast discrepancy (that wasn't the case when I was in college and the black enrollment was roughly 5-6%) in test scores vis-a-vis whites and also Asians, I do think that would be largely attributable to the social and public policies that have been in place since time immemorial in this country that ensured blacks and Latinos would be consigned to lesser quality schools and their parents not have the same privileges or access as others (e.g. poor whites who made into the middle class afforded all the preferences and privileges simply for the mere fact of being white or perceived as white). Many of the Asians with whom I went to college were quite affluent also and had the resources to ensure optimal test scores on the SAT (tutors, etc.). For instance, my roommate in college was Asian and went to boarding school in the US and his dad was some big shot in Hong Kong and the same could be said for most of his friends. Second, your insipid narrative below about poor white kids knowing they had to work twice or three times as hard to get into a good school and your veiled allusion to black kids being lazy rings hollow for me. What's next in your vignette, the white kids wore bread bags to school and walked 5 miles to the recreation center for extra homework tutoring? That black kids with whom I went to college and grad school were quite industrious and hard working. Also, if you know any history, America has been one big preferential platter and Affirmative Action bonanza for white people for CENTURIES from the plunder of land and people (eg. slaves) to ensure maximum resource allocation for white people (land, schools, jobs, property, GI bills, pensions, etc.) If you are Asian, then I may indulge your ax to grind but I suspect you're white and using this as a wedge issue to foment dissension between the so-called model minority and blacks & Latinos. That is what conservatives like yourself do. I have seen a lot of white mediocrity in my lifetime (school and work) so really not indulging your BS. Second, the schools which you revere and covet so much made much of their wealth through slavery and exploitation. Third, I don't know if it was brewster or someone else who mentioned the Southern Strategy but just a cursory inspection of your posts makes me feel like you're the very audience in the last article by Barbara Ehrenreich. You have a lot of seething resentment and I guess you feel sort of stoked or amped up because you and your ilk (JCMan8) get to be anonymous and blithely posts your racists posts. Sad. Fourth, the one shred we agree on is that I do think AA should be class based (class often inextricably linked to race and there's a reason white people have 21x the wealth of black people, perpetual systemic discrimination).


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/28/boo ... white-uncivil-rights.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/boo ... ed-universities-grow.html

http://qz.com/457284/white-people-ple ... for-your-mediocre-grades/

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/02/dead_ ... he_working_class_partner/

Posted on: 2015/12/30 19:19
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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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For what it's worth I attended notable undergraduate and graduate schools and in my undergrad, I met a group of white people who actually came from underprivileged backgrounds (not Appalachia but single working class moms in Ohio, Washington and Alaska). What's interesting is that they didn't have or exhibit the stewing resentment that is apparent here. Also I never met so many black kids in one setting who came from money (both parents doctors or dad a notable executive mentioned in magazines...think Olivia Pope's upbringing if it were real life) and I would hasten to add that their credentials were impeccable and not " crappy" as contended here. There were a smattering of students who I felt shouldn't have gotten in (white and black alike) and I attributed that to the ability to pay full freight. The difference is that the mediocre white student is given the benefit of the doubt in belonging or being competent and worthy and sort of flies under the radar and no palpable resentment detected

Posted on: 2015/12/30 3:00
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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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I think some of the trolls on here are trying to create a wedge issue and pit Asians against blacks and Latinos as the cause célèbre when a majority of Asians support affirmative action as many of the ones attending elite schools come from affluent families who can pay for things such as SAT prep (e.g. Kaplan, Kumon, etc.). Also, I have worked in corporate America for years. In many instances, there is a hidden bamboo ceiling for Asians, a pink ceiling for women (especially if they get on the mommy track), lavender ceiling for LGBT and a ceiling for blacks and Latinos. If anyone is getting undue preferential treatment from my observations, it's straight white men who help other straight white men to maintain the status quo. The last article documents at such so please kick rocks and spare us the diatribe of blacks and Latinos getting all this special treatment and advantages throughout life.

http://thinkprogress.org/education/20 ... ction-arguments-research/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-ame ... ffirmative-action-n213976

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christo ... -action-ma_b_8829830.html

The interviewees in my study who were most angry about affirmative action were those who had relatively fewer marketable skills — and were therefore most dependent on getting an inside edge for the best jobs. Whites who felt entitled to these positions believed that affirmative action was unfair because it blocked their own privileged access.

But interviewees’ feelings about such policies betrayed the reality of their experience of them. I found these attitudes evident among my interviewees — even though, among the 1,463 jobs they discussed with me, there were only two cases in which someone might have been passed over for a job because of affirmative action policies benefiting African-Americans.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... -black-unemployment/?_r=0

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Re: McNair Academic High School - racial quota
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If anyone has taken the time to have a cursory review of JCMan8's posts as well as a few others, it's obvious that racism and invective on here is clickbait to feed the trolls and keep the conversation going. It's another reason to avoid engaging them as they love conflict and using inflammatory provocative language (e.g. "inferior groups . . . I mean on paper") He and others are probably proponents of eugenics.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/20 ... ink-about-asian-americans

http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v21/merit.htm

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-03-02.htm

Posted on: 2015/12/28 17:15
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Um, I said not even addressing that (because someone else did), Christianity which founded the Americas (post 1492) killed untold numbers of indigenous people (millions in fact), justified slavery and its horrors for centuries (which also killed millions), then these same so-called Christian hearts lynched black people in the form of the KKK and just in general hateful people up until the 1960s; and then present day we went into an ill-advised war on false information/pretenses and killed anywhere from 165,000 to 500,000 civilian Iraqis post 9/11. Our killings are just more stealth, quick and detached (drones, bombs) and not as visceral as beheadings. So just save your spiel about Sharia law coming here and thinly veiled moral superiority. No one has clean hands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Iraq_War

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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Yvonne, have you been living under a rock? Not even addressing the Crusades, but surely you are aware of the violence perpetuated by Christians in foisting their faith on others to justify the subjugation of indigenous people and slaves? It's not pretty but rather quite ugly so please spare us your vilification of others who don't subscribe to your faith.

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Re: HM news: Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet….
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I think this good and not every place has to be hip and trendy or serve nouvelle cuisine in upscale setting. Let's hope we all grow old some day and can enjoy an early bird special at a place like this

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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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This sounds great and might give it a more college town feel like Rutgers.

Posted on: 2015/9/3 16:07
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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Wow, I don't know how you deal with all that reverse racism JCMan8; and how the media is against white men and white cops and on the side of black people. That damn liberal media! Props to you. Thanks for enlightening us.

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Hyperbole much? I'm too reasoned and logical to resort to Godwin's law. In any event, I do think you, JCMan, CAJ and a few others are racists or just ignorant, close-minded and desire to live in a bubble of like-minded people. There's a white man on here who has called you all out on it. Your posts speak for themselves; and perhaps you write rashly rather than probing your feelings and issues. Perhaps consider the tone/content/audience of your messages? Use your words as the teachers say. Black people are not your enemy nor is BLM. And yes, interesting and telling that a site ostensibly dedicated to Jersey City life has a sensational title of "BLACK MAN EXECUTES WHITE COP" I've certainly never posted, nor have any other progressives, a thread that has said "RACISTS WHITE COPS EXECUTE UNARMED BLACK CITIZENS!" as that would be unduly provocative, incendiary and beneath me. n'est-ce pas?


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opi ... out-republicans.html?_r=0



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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Because I still have a shred of hope (perhaps baseless) that there is some common decency/empathy in some of you? Perhaps the Internet renders that invisible due to anonymity. I do think a copious diet of Breitbart, Drudge, and Fox is not good for you. I can reach across the aisle and am used to being the outlier having grown up in and attended school in predominantly white conservative settings.


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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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At the risk of feeding you trolls, I, and those who think like me, have never ONCE said that people aren't responsible for their actions or that mayhem, that illicit activity is permissible or maiming/killing cops is something to be condoned. The man who killed the cop in Texas was mentally ill and had been in mental institutions and not a part of BLM. For you to make the false allegation and the false equivalency that BLM is tantamount to a hate group like the KKK shows you've been imbibing too much Brietbart and Fox News down your gullets. What you have done is try to manufacture the fiction that the police are always right and above reproach and that you can't even question them. I think one of you dolts even said you have to be nice to the police (no you don't). Meanwhile you ignore what has happened to the people listed below as "oh well, they must have done something to deserve it, let's watch ESPN and drink some beer, nothing to see here, Murica!" a pathetic lot you truly are. And it's not solely about race as far as the police, but a COMPONENT. Officers of color also think they can act with impunity when it comes to poor black lives - look at Freddy Grey. If you are a person with empathy, common sense and a modicum of intelligence, you can see this plain as day.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicholasquah/ ... by-police-over#.wbwQk3jZA

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Read the FBI report. They wrote it. And consider the fact we've militarized the police with surplus weaponry from the pentagon and that SOME officers have an inflated sense of entitlement that they can abuse their power esp if it concerns people of color, lower classes, immigrants etc. Look how white people were treated during Occupy. No sound minded person wants police to be executed or harmed but by the same token sound minded people are sick and tired of police excesses. These tapes aren't making themselves. Feel free to remain oblivious and Pollyanna that there's nothing wrong with police forces and that BLM are just a bunch of rabid cop killers. It comports with your sense of reality.

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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I won't deign to answer your questions because they are just as pathetic and ridiculous as you are. No one wants cops to die and you sound like Elizabeth Hasselbeck creating the fiction that BLM is a hate group. The people in BLM cannot be held accountable for the idiots that spout such divisive and incendiary rhetoric any more than ALL COPS cannot be culpable for the bad cops that make horrible jokes about Eric Garner, Mike Brown etc. However, a bigger issue that you've ignored is the fact that police departments have been invaded by the ranks of white supremacists groups. That is huge problem if we have KKK members doing policing and with access to guns and having the color or law/authority backing them up. That is lost on you. And by departure, yes, I don't frequent this site much unless it's to learn of restaurant openings, etc. You, Monroe, CAJ etc. really are a hateful bunch and would be interesting if you would be so openly obnoxious and yes racist in public if you didn't have cloak of anonymity.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/cultu ... ter_for_killing_cops.html

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Well, I hadn't heard of that. But I looked and some cops made a joke in bad taste. So what?

Do you think that is comparable to Black Lives Matter activists calling on their followers to lynch and kill white cops?

Do you think that is comparable to this man who cowardly executed the Texas cop from behind, shooting him 15 times?

Do you think that is comparable to Black Lives Matter activists choosing the very next day to storm the MN state fair, chanting "Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!"

I certainly don't, and think there is something wrong with you if you do. And the jokes you reference aren't justification in the slightest for the above actions, so it was silly to post them.



Your filter is clearly pro-police without ever questioning their blanket authority and you are anti-POC in your rhetoric whether you realize it or not. YOU, along with a couple of others, are the reason why I left JCList. The TOS here is weak and the moderator allows things to fester in order to generate hits rather than encourage a good community climate/forum. You can dismiss cops making bad jokes but we pay taxes to support them and their pensions. If they are to protect and serve, it's for everyone, not just well-heeled white yuppies. I have been treated poorly by police and yes, I attribute it to my color as my background is middle to upper middle class upbringing, great schools (undergrad and graduate) and professional job. and I've seen how my white friends are treated when I've been stopped with them. Look up implicit bias and structural racism to learn how it works rather than being the banal mouthpiece for the police force/status quo that you are. As far as BLM calling for lynching of cops, look up cointelpro and disinformation campaigns. Also, consider that these are interlopers who are not necessarily part of the BLM movement but people wanting to derail and undermine the conversation. The man who executed the cop was a mental patient who got access to guns (you can thank the NRA and the GOP for making it so easy for guns to proliferate in this country and for people to get their hands on them). This is a component of your police force and your tax dollars at work, Good job, Murica.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/fbi-says ... rtments-for-years/205796/

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Of course blue lives matter but I agree with vindication. I think some of you on this thread are really just worried about cops and indifferent and conspicuously silent to what happens to black people and will make up all sorts of excuses as to tragic occurrences with black victims (well why was he running, maybe he moved to quickly, he was aggressive) rather than looking for accountability. The BLM does not condone or sanction violence against cops and for those who believe it does, look up COINTELPRO. Moreover, the idiot who had the gun in Texas was apparently mentally ill and had been in psychiatric hospitals. Background checks anyone? No, the GOP has been bought by the NRA. Also, Ta-Nehisi Coates has talked about at length about BLACK cops who abuse black citizens. That configures into his latest book. It's about having a badge that makes some feel they have carte blance and above reproach. Not about the color of the cops.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/a ... ter-nypd-shooting/383977/

http://www.radioproject.org/2015/07/b ... ates-on-police-shootings/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/a ... -of-police-reform/390057/

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Rachel Dolezal made similar claims, and look how that turned out for her. This gent has offered no proof of his racial identity being half black. His claim, though, is better than Lizzie 'Cherokee Nation' Warren's claim to native American ancestry!


So will you be administering paper bag tests now Monroe. It's funny the entitlement of some people: Obama show me your birth certificate, your high school transcripts, King, your birth certificate to verify your race, etc.

http://www.ebony.com/black-listed/new ... -people-981#axzz3kQsbNTvX

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Re: Black Man Executes White Cop At Texas Gas Station
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Too much Fox leads you to this imbecile Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

http://jezebel.com/why-isnt-elisabeth ... as-a-hate-grou-1727753207

BLM is not a hate group. We also must be aware that we've had COINTELPRO to undermine various organizations and movements. Those people calling for death to cops could be plants. I think some of the people on this thread use the red herring of black-on-black crime to more or less condone the damage of white cops killing unarmed blacks with impunity.

Also, the BLM founder is not white, but actually half-white. Breitbart tried to discredit him.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08 ... distinctly-American-story

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Re: Gentrifiers' guide - distribute in JC or no?
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I left this site because of JCMan8 and a few others who feel overly entitled and enabled to let their freak racist flags fly because of a weak TOS and cloak of anonymity. If anyone reads his/her posts, they know where he is coming from. While I value diversity of opinion, I don't value opinions that read like stormfront screeds and lack reasoned content/substance.

Brewster, while I get what you're getting at, I would caution that we also consider the scenario of a Latina or black woman on the stoops and what connotation that would have or a white man on the stoop all day as opposed to a Puerto Rican man. In brief, whiteness in this country still carries currency, import and signifier of so-called goodness/worthiness/decency. We all carry implicit assumptions; and, unfortunately many of the good characteristics are ascribed disproportionately to whites and whites get to be treated as individuals first (ie not judged for the many heinous things that other white people do). I personally think a Latina or black woman could read as "Oh, great, another section 8 woman single woman taking my tax dollars or living on the dole" and an idle white man on the doorstep all day might read innocuously as "hipster freelancer, budding artist, works nights as bartender" In brief, the assumption is that white people always belong or are not out place and that people of color need to justify their presence -- it's partly the reason that many middle/upper middle class blacks dress up/over dress versus their similarly situated white counterparts who get the benefit of appearing more disheveled or schleppy and still not out of place. I say all this because I have so many anecdotes in my lifetime of people making assumptions about me and my black/Latino friends. For instance, I have a black female friend from college who is a very senior executive at a publishing company, graduate degree from Harvard and from one of those prep schools (Brearley/Nightengale Bamford), married to a white man who is now based abroad. When she lived in the States and she was with her kids in a store and without her husband in the tony area where they resided, she had MANY white women come up to her saying "oh my god, you're soo good with them and they are so well mannered, would you be interested in nannying for my family and taking on more work?" People can only say with credibility that they don't see color, if they are blind like Helen Keller or Stevie Wonder.

http://jezebel.com/how-racism-is-driv ... gentrification-1703971124

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Re: Burning the Confederate and Nazi banners in bustling Journal Square...
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So glad I left this site a long time ago. It's just become very hateful and racist. sad.

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberti ... le-who-use-it-racial-slur

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Re: Jersey City named most diverse city in America: report
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I grew up in a fairly homogeneous place (white straight Republicans with 2-4 kids) and always said I would live in a diverse city (racial, economic, sexual orientation) when I grew up as I prefer to live in a place that reflects the broader world. It's more interesting that way, meet all types of people and yes better food options.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0205.florida.html

Posted on: 2015/2/17 17:13
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