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When White People Riot

1CK1S1CK1S Members Posts: 27,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2014 in The Social Lounge
When black people protest against police violence inFerguson, Missouri, they're thought of as a "mob."

But when white people got up in arms at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, a few weeks ago -- for apparently no reason whatsoever -- they were merely accused of "disruptive behavior."

The two situations -- protests in Ferguson and drunken violence in Keene -- are not equivalent. However, it's revealing how the two groups are perceived differently by society and and the media. How is it that the bad behavior of some black people is used to condemn an entire community, while the bad behavior of some white kids is excused and explained away? Maybe this is why residents of Ferguson protested in the first place.

Yet, many on social media and some in the mainstream media continue to use the isolated actions of a small number of bad protesters to smear the entire community. The smears often carry a subtle, racially tinted message. "Stunning Photos From Violent Protests in Ferguson, Mo." read a headline on the conservative Daily Caller website, adding "Is This America?" "Ferguson Thugs Harass, Verbally Abuse Police Officers," read a headline on the conservative website RightScoop. "We know now that thugs are thugs," conservative radio host Laura Ingraham offered on Fox News.

Now, let's turn to white protesters: In mid-October, during the annual Pumpkin Festival in the small New England town of Keene, New Hampshire, some white college kids apparently had too much to drink and*turned violent. They were hurling broken glass and rocks at police (as well as, apparently, pumpkins). At least a dozen people were arrested and 30 injured, with 20 taken to area hospitals. The troublemakers seemed to revel in the chaos and damage they caused, with one telling a*local newspaper, "It's just like a rush. You're revolting from the cops. It's a blast to do things that you're not supposed to do."

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  • Billy_PonchoBilly_Poncho Vox Populi Members Posts: 22,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think the inequity of black vs white treatment point has been driven home today
  • 7figz7figz Still don’t nothing move but the money Members Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So my first thought (seeing no links or pics or videos) was oh, this 🤬 not a bot - he posting his opinion but then I saw this CNN article.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/opinion/kohn-ferguson-protests/index.html
    When white people riot

    When black people protest against police violence in Ferguson, Missouri, they're thought of as a "mob."
    But when white people got up in arms at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, a few weeks ago -- for apparently no reason whatsoever -- they were merely accused of "disruptive behavior."
    The two situations -- protests in Ferguson and drunken violence in Keene -- are not equivalent. However, it's revealing how the two groups are perceived differently by society and and the media. How is it that the bad behavior of some black people is used to condemn an entire community, while the bad behavior of some white kids is excused and explained away? Maybe this is why residents of Ferguson protested in the first place.
  • Max.Max. Members Posts: 33,009 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If yall make one more fuckn race thread
  • stringer bellstringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But.. But.. But.. Black on Black crime..

    But.. But.. Black parenting..

    But.. But.. Hip hop...
  • dr funky resurrecteddr funky resurrected Members Posts: 1,000 ✭✭✭✭
    Very true
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2014
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QwXN__QZs0M
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Members Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QwXN__QZs0M

    idk bruh
    the Egyptians throw down
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trashboat wrote: »
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QwXN__QZs0M

    idk bruh
    the Egyptians throw down

    True, people in Yemen are even more gutter, they blew up a city hall with the mayor's aides inside in the capital of the country lol. That's 🤬 but the Greeks came close, they almost stormed Parliament last year with blowtorches and machetes. The Ukrainians in the eastern part of the country did way worse this year, they machine gunned down people in city halls all over the east. People in America should be grateful the riots taking place here are mild
  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece
    truly Europe has the highest-level rioters
    i am not sure if this is a win for them or what

  • dr funky resurrecteddr funky resurrected Members Posts: 1,000 ✭✭✭✭
    Trashboat wrote: »
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QwXN__QZs0M

    idk bruh
    the Egyptians throw down

    True, people in Yemen are even more gutter, they blew up a city hall with the mayor's aides inside in the capital of the country lol. That's 🤬 but the Greeks came close, they almost stormed Parliament last year with blowtorches and machetes. The Ukrainians in the eastern part of the country did way worse this year, they machine gunned down people in city halls all over the east. People in America should be grateful the riots taking place here are mild

    Lol Greeks chop off the mayors head in the local square, Americans burn down an Autozone, after it's closed. ...and its insured
  • dr funky resurrecteddr funky resurrected Members Posts: 1,000 ✭✭✭✭
    Riots..

    Egyptians be like "🤬 parliament!"

    Americans be like "🤬 Dominoes!"
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2014
    Trashboat wrote: »
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QwXN__QZs0M

    idk bruh
    the Egyptians throw down

    True, people in Yemen are even more gutter, they blew up a city hall with the mayor's aides inside in the capital of the country lol. That's 🤬 but the Greeks came close, they almost stormed Parliament last year with blowtorches and machetes. The Ukrainians in the eastern part of the country did way worse this year, they machine gunned down people in city halls all over the east. People in America should be grateful the riots taking place here are mild

    Lol Greeks chop off the mayors head in the local square, Americans burn down an Autozone, after it's closed. ...and its insured

    I know it's amazing, but I do give credit to the protestors who burned down the police cars. That takes 🤬 and it actually went against the cops and crooked govt of Ferguson
  • dr funky resurrecteddr funky resurrected Members Posts: 1,000 ✭✭✭✭
    Trashboat wrote: »
    Imagine if Black people in America rioted like this....no one riots like White folk do. Footage is from Greece

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QwXN__QZs0M

    idk bruh
    the Egyptians throw down

    True, people in Yemen are even more gutter, they blew up a city hall with the mayor's aides inside in the capital of the country lol. That's 🤬 but the Greeks came close, they almost stormed Parliament last year with blowtorches and machetes. The Ukrainians in the eastern part of the country did way worse this year, they machine gunned down people in city halls all over the east. People in America should be grateful the riots taking place here are mild

    Lol Greeks chop off the mayors head in the local square, Americans burn down an Autozone, after it's closed. ...and its insured

    I know it's amazing, but I do give credit to the protestors who burned down the police cars. That takes 🤬 and it actually went against the cops and crooked govt of Ferguson

    True
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