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The shock of white so-called hip young people in Seattle to black people liking art/rock music isn't all that surprising. I remember a bunch of years ago going to an art installation in Belltown and shortly after I entered and started looking at one of the displays on the wall, the white female who ran the place said to me "Can I help you?" Yeah, like I'm going to steal a piece off the wall and sell it crack????
It isn't necesary to experience crap from the cops to know that Seattle, is less hip and more isolated in its perspective on race than it thinks.
So I says,
"The treadmill at my gym only goes to 14 mph. First world problems."
This is beautiful and the only way to escape anything. This is how I escaped being white. (I know I don't get to give up white privilege - maybe I should say how I escaped being a honky.)
I think it contrasts with weirdo #2.who's identity seems tied to belonging to the group and experiencing the pains of a group which, it seems to me, makes it hard to be yourself.
Float through culture taking what you need, dismissing what you don't. Don't promote junk because it is yours, don't dismiss the art of others because they hurt you (but because it is rubbish). Don't be afraid to be alone.
Copious amounts of lip stick?
Or did you buy a tanning bed?
I wish I was a chameleon!
Mass psychosis, and I'm not even kidding.
1. Where are you?
2. What is your name?
3. Where were you born?
4. What is your race? Like, in a DNA test.
5. What is your gender? Like, in a fucking DNA test.
Zimmerman wasn't acquitted of killing Martin because he wasn't charged with killing Martin. He was charged with second degree murder. Because the prosecution was unable to convince a jury Martin was killed in self defense as defined by Florida law Zimmerman was acquitted.
I realize that factual accuracy can sometimes dampen an emotional appeal, but when you're inaccurate right out of the gate you lose the part of your audience that cares about truth. The concerns are legitimate and stand on their own without spin. Check your bias.
Is being a 'Black Weirdo' limited to being a musician/musical connoisseur? Limited to being an artist?
How does 'Black Weirdo' link to Afro Punk? To "Blerd" culture? To black cosplayers portraying white or Japanese comic/anime characters, and goths of color?
I like THEESatisfaction, but the pool is much bigger and deeper ...
Is it possible too that certain locales have a greater proportion of minority weirdos? Perhaps it correlates to an overall proportion of weirdos. Because Seattle sure does seem to have a plethora of weirdos among all colors.
I was merely displaying an actual method of becoming not-white to @15, which, has done his or her (it, to be honest) best to redefine what a honky really is.
Anti-white slurs are ok, tanned New Jersey lady is not.
The "I am incapable of defending myself" defense strikes again!
A hispanic man attacked me, unprovoked, from the back, with his best judo arsenal, fewer than 30 minutes after the Martin verdict was read.
Had I not been too drunk to realize that my skin was broken until the next day, we may have had a melee at the Jubilee.
And who knows, I may have had to take his gun from him and fill him with bullets. :[
What you're saying is that you think I assumed that you are black.
And that I'm wrong.
Or are you truly wiggling?
You don't know what that means.
I was calling you a pussy.
"Pussies like you think it is ok to start a fight, lose it, then kill someone. You will use the rule of law to defend said actions, then ignore the rule of law and effectively label physical strength a detriment to one's legal standing."
Can you infer any inconsistencies in that english into the gutter language you were built for?
I'd reduce your court to tears, then walk.
I said, "Someone read Freakonomics."
We got into it, and I said "Brown hair, blue eyes."
What does he say?
He tells me I'm wrong.
I tell him I said that so as not to hand him that card.
You know, the pale minority card.
Also, unless you're posting with your real name, you have zero credibility.
I know this much is true:
So sad, as always, to see the racists come out in the comments.
*screams slews of profanity to self*
I've seen lots of criticisms of the idea of a "postracial society", but no actual quotes of real people who think we've gotten to that state.
I do know a lot of people who think that the concept of 'race' is purely cultural, and has no biological basis - but that's VERY different from thinking that we're in a postracial society yet. That's not going to happen in my lifetime.
During the late 1960's and early 1970's, my black friends derided me for my faded holey Levi's, fringe jacket, and purple converse hi-top, but considered themselves on the cutting-edge of youth.
Years later, I realized most black folks felt on the outside looking in, and still valued the symbols young white culture were rejecting as worthless.
What I hear you saying is that it is imperative for young black folk to choose values for themselves--not have them dictated with questionable utility.
Is it possible you are suggesting something that is still a significant obstacle for black folks ?
Every little bit of awareness sheds light on the situation and helps bit by bit.
Always working to better understand one another, fostering a better place to live.
?? Have you not noticed the continuing pervasive targeting of young black men, in particular, by police in all parts of the country over the last 50 years? Do you not know that black people of all ages and genders are still followed in many stores under the assumption that they are thieves, are not treated as normal people if they visit most "white" churches, and are subjected to other irrational humiliations? Have you not read the studies that show that if you are job hunting and have a name which is perceived as "African American" your resume is frequently bypassed?
Have you missed all of the other ways in which black people are most definitely not treated equally with white people in modern America? Racism has gotten a lot less toxic in my lifetime, but we are a long, long way from living in a society where race does not matter.
As an old white man, I'm astonished that another old white man here in the U.S.A. could ask such a question. You've led a remarkably inobservant life.
....where did I say black folks are treated equal--you completely missed the slant of the article and my point that while white society has had the luxury of rejecting empty symbols, many blacks are still on the outside looking in so consider fellow blacks not aspiring to the status "black weirdos"; I think Charles is in denial about his own people's tolerance.
There is nothing postracial in our society. And don't pretend that Zimmerman is the one who proved that. He has attacked multiple people since Martin, all of them white, so you can't claim he "only did it because he's racist."
In Washington, no victim gets to decide about the prosecution of a criminal case. The state is the victim. In Washington, if the assaulted person or other witnesses won't cooperate and the prosecutor has no other evidence, they won't proceed.
DNA shows there's only one human race, and that is : homo sapiens, you moron. Color of eyes and skin are not "race" : everywhere in the world but in the US, they're "ethnic origin". Move on from the 1940's racist theories, why don't you ?
I bet you're the kind who calls a black-and-white cat a "biracial cat".
Is "lake_superior" noicons' new name ? Pretty likely.