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Date: 06/08/13 11:45 AM

20 Responses to Racial Profiling – Is It Exaggerated?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 11:49 am
    Link: Racial Profiling - Is It Exaggerated? - A bike theft with a white guy vs black guy vs pretty girl. Who do you think the bystanders stopped or helped?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Perhaps it could have something to do with him being dressed as a hood rat!
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    @McGovern1981: They are dressed the same. The video mentions this. Pure profiling here.
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    Interesting
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    Sadly I predicted and am not surprised :-( I don`t even think it would have to be a "pretty/skinny/blond" girl. It never fails, every time I go to Lowe`s to get dirt or something particularly heavy men either offer help or look at me very strangely when I do it myself.

    I guess what I mean is, regardless of what a woman is doing men instinctively want to help or think she is incapable...typically that is.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2379 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    Maybe they know about what the pres has done to this country and they don`t want the kid to do the same to someone else`s bike? :)
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm
    onoffonoff: that`s low.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    well of course old white people are going to yell at the black kid... grandfather racism
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    MadnessLvl2 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    While I doubt it would necessarily have affected the outcome. They may have been "similarly" dressed but the black guys pants don`t fit him and his shirt hangs down past his butt...I might make a judgement based on that.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    Why am I not surprised that McGovern said that?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    I disagree, @Evil_Eye.
    Though dressed similarly, they were not dressed the same.
    The white guy`s clothing was near for fitting. A t-shirt that wasn`t all that baggy, coming to his mid-buttocks, or so; his jeans weren`t baggy either.
    The black guy`s clothing was baggy beyond baggy. His t-shirt reached his knees, his pants could fit three of him in them.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm
    DuckBoy: Are you kidding us? "Oh, sure, officer, if the white had a longer t shirt I would have been all over his ass." This was pure subconscious racial profiling. I`m not saying that a lot of people might have experience that would influence that (even the black women couldn`t believe a white boy would steal a bike), but the point here is pretty undeniable,
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 12:44 am
    Well poo... ain`t no white person dumb enough to steal a bike in broad day light.

    Oops.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 5:43 am
    And what always comes to my head is what if the people confronting or not confronting are just those types of people?

    If those who didn`t say anything happened across the black boy, maybe they still wouldn`t have said anything because thats who they are.

    And if the same people who did say something came across the white boy, maybe they still would have said something because that`s just who they are.

    Too many variables for me.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 7:15 am
    @McGovern1981: They are dressed the same. The video mentions this. Pure profiling here.

    Then whys the black dude wearing his hat like a special ed student and also speaking like one?

    Why am I not surprised that McGovern said that?

    Because I have the balls to be honest and don`t try to blame everything in racism.

    Now go watch the show bait car and tell me how that`s racist........
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 7:31 am
    I don`t ever recall seeing a black guy on a bike.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    I find it really funny how a lot of white people in here refuse to see how it could be racial profiling.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3347 posts
    June 10, 2013 at 12:18 am
    my wife got pulled over fo speeding once i was in the passenger`s seat. the cop asked her to come with him to his car.
    he told that sents she was with an NDN he wanted to know if she okay and if she knew me.
    what kind of poo is that?
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2013 at 12:32 am
    if i have a t shirts on cops list me a hispanic.
    if i waer a tie then they list me as white.
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    June 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    There might have been a different outcome if the girl wasn`t dressed semi-sexually. Let her wear long jeans and a loose (but still well fitting shirt) and pull her hair into a ponytail and baseball cap.

    I would`ve had more respect for this if they showed if the white guy got into trouble dressed slovenly too.

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