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  •  The comments to this diary are interesting. (1+ / 0-)
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    Normally, people here would have agreed with the writer.  In this case, no.  Interesting.

    People act on the outside how they feel on the inside. If you acknowledge it, you can change it.

    by Raggedy Ann on Sun May 25, 2014 at 10:25:15 AM PDT

    •  The diarist falsely claims that "Everyone (4+ / 0-)
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      involved in this tragedy was white," when the primary figure, the shooter, is biracial.  

      The diarist's argument proceeds from a false starting point and then falls to pieces altogether when she accuses the police of negligence based on race.  

      "How can we know the dancer from the dance?" (Yeats)

      by Remediator on Sun May 25, 2014 at 10:29:08 AM PDT

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      •  He doesn't look like the kind of person (2+ / 0-)
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        a cabby would bypass at 2 a.m. in the morning.

        Our president is biracial, but he looks black. And for racists, how a person looks is close enough.

        •  The issue, in my opinion, is mental (0+ / 0-)

          illness, for which this young man was being actively treated, with an apparent strong overlay of gender-issues, particularly against women.  

          If there is revealed a stronger racial component than is currently known, the alleged shooter remains nevertheless biracial.

          The diarist offers no evidence that the police were negligent on any grounds, including racial profiling.  

          "How can we know the dancer from the dance?" (Yeats)

          by Remediator on Sun May 25, 2014 at 11:17:55 AM PDT

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      •  He looks white (3+ / 0-)
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        In America, if a person looks white and appears to have wealthy parents, he is presumed to be white and enjoys what is known as "white skin privilege"  No one runs around with a DNA kit.  This kid enjoyed that privilege.  And 7 people are now dead because of it.

        Constance Hilliard is a professor, who blogs at Soul Wisdom:

        by Constance Hilliard on Sun May 25, 2014 at 12:47:14 PM PDT

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        •  No, seven people are not dead because (5+ / 0-)
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          of one young man's accident of birth.  

          Babies don't decide the zip code of their birthplace.  

          Seven people are dead because one young man apparently suffered from significant mental illness.  

          We don't know the precise DSM diagnosis.  We don't know what his therapist will have to say about the course of his treatment.  We do not know currently what medications he was prescribed or whether he was compliant taking them.  

          More specifically, you do not know any of those things, yet you blame the police for negligence of duty?  Based on race?

          What bullshit.  

          "How can we know the dancer from the dance?" (Yeats)

          by Remediator on Sun May 25, 2014 at 12:53:22 PM PDT

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        •  Not really. (0+ / 0-)

          He looks more like a Latino than a whiteboy.

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