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  •  He looked white, (8+ / 0-)

    which is all that matters. Santa Barbara is not a cheap town and has many wealthy people there, police are not going to bother white kids very much.

    Even when the wealthy white parents call the police, they are not going to do very much. It's a shame, it seems like the parents tried to do the right thing.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

    by GustavMahler on Sun May 25, 2014 at 09:49:33 AM PDT

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    •  He didn't think so (8+ / 0-)

      He had some serious self-hatred and internal conflicts about his ethnic make-up.

      I was curious to understand what motivated and read every work of his manifesto.

      If other are going to pontificate about this, particularly his motivations, I suggest they start my reading his own words, despite his illness, he was rather articulate.

      And by the way, the "wealthy white parent" who called the police was his non-White, Chinese-Malay Asian mother.

      No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

      by koNko on Sun May 25, 2014 at 10:54:23 AM PDT

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    •  Rodgers' mother is Chinese. (0+ / 0-)

      She's the one who called the police on at least one occasion.  Having spoken with her face to face, they, therefore, would have known beyond doubt that the son was not "white".

      Also, the mother did not live in Santa Barbara; according to Rodgers' manifesto, she lived in the "low class" suburb of Los Angeles called Canoga Park (in San Fernando Valley), of which he was deeply ashamed.  (I haven't finished reading his "manifesto" yet, so it's not obvious which of his divorced parents bought the BMW for him: his bankrupt father or his mother.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Sun May 25, 2014 at 07:53:21 PM PDT

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