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Black Lives Matter | Protests

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by AuroRaman, 7 May 2020.

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 Jimmy Cantrell

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    Why not say " At the hands of police officers" because that was the truth.
     
  2. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Harrison, Arkansas, USA. Population 13000. Less than 100 non-White. A young white man stands with a #blacklivesmatter sign.
    That went well...
     
  3. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    It’s so sad to see that. Even though it’s a set up to uncover the racism rather than an organic action it doesn’t take away from
    how upsetting those comments are
     
  4. braineclipse

    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    What do you mean by set up and organic action?
     
  5. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    Well the video is a set up, although one to highlight huge issues its definitely a set up hence why its being filmed.

    I am not taking away from it at all just to be clear, like I said it does not take away from how upsetting the whole thing is.
     
  6. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    I found it ironic that offence was taken at the description of the perps.
     
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  7. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Gudni Bergsson

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    A reminder why these protests started. Absolutely batbrick crazy
     
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  8. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    Mate.
    He wrote a sign, stood there and filmed some responses. Personally I would not define that as a "set up" which implies "created"...
     
  9. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    Regardless it doesn’t detract from my overriding sentiment that it’s shameful, I was just saying.
     
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  10. braineclipse

    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    So if it's being filmed to highlight the issue to a wider audience it's set up?

    Still wondering what you mean by organic and why things that are "set up" fall outside of that.

    To me it just looks like activism. Perhaps even quite effective activism.

    Intuitively I feel like I understand what you mean by organic, but I fail to see why filming stuff makes an act fall outside the scope of that.
     
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  11. braineclipse

    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    Sickening.

    And this was in daylight, a white guy, just holding a sign.
     
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  12. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Gudni Bergsson

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    I think what Grays is saying is that he wanted a reaction and got one. It was an expose as such.
     
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  13. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    Hahah what a joke

    So the Guardian run a story on Wiley and under it has a message which highlights a huge racial booboo
     

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  14. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Jermaine Jenas

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    Not as bad as that obituary cataclysm linked on the other thread that they spawned a few days ago
     
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    milo Fanny Walden Staff Member

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  16. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    That photo's almost as old as the song.
     
  17. DTA

    DTA Niko Kranjcar

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    Dude I now know that you are a much better guy than you often show on here.

    And in fairness your response to issues of racism is often relatively fair.

    But with stuff like this, just condemn it. No need for anything else.

    You are much further right than I am. But let's not get in to teams where we defend far right from far left.

    Let us meet in a middle ground which had been lost in modern discourse.
     
  18. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    It's entirely wrong.

    But it's neither news nor a current issue. It was dealt with (as well as anything can be dealt with when there are unions involved) years ago.

    Yet another example of people reacting to social media without taking the tiniest bit of time or effort to research the issue.
     
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  19. braineclipse

    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    I have no idea how people are reacting to this on social media now.

    You say dealt with, but I'm assuming you mean the particular guys involved. The bigger picture question is to what extent this is still the case and those involved have just gotten slightly better at hiding their views.

    It's a reminder of something that happened in not exactly a distant past, at a time when questions are being asked about what's currently going on. I don't think that's out of place, though if social media does a poor job "reporting" on it that's unsurprising.
     
  20. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    You are 400% right in what you are saying but Scara also has a point, I think what is sometimes lost on here is that two people can actually be right with a different angle of how it should be dealt with but want the end goal.

    Im uncomfortable with the “Right” label
    Coming out when people are just highlighting a fact rather than a right winged opinion, especially when that person has on several occasions said that racism is absolutely unacceptable.

    I have a feeling people see the handles of the author and make a judgement before reading that’s on the post and the content of the post often becomes secondary and ignored.
     
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