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  •  I tend to always try to see things from someone (3+ / 0-)
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    Damnit Janet, Calamity Jean, Matt Z

    else's point of view (hence my "charitable" interpretation), but you're right, it really doesn't make sense to do it in this case.

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 10:26:08 AM PDT

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      I had never really thought about it untill we became friends and being out and about with them.  I mean, I knew it happend - profiling, driving while black, walking while black - but never been part of it.

      Having it happen in your own yard... I was livid.  How dare a cop ask a child for fucking ID in my yard.  

      What if it was Zimmerman driving by my yard and saw her digging stuff out of her Daddy's car trunk?  would he have shot her in the back?  

      We need to get rid of the KKK in this country.  The hate.  The fear.  

      There will always be assholes but when the cops are pulling you over because your child is black and you are not...  Or a young girl with glasses is shooting hoops in her own driveway... there we are no better than some walled up POS land of hate.

      "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

      by Damnit Janet on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 10:31:26 AM PDT

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