Tuesday, January 22, 2008

RACISIM 101: RACISM AND 'REPORTING' CRIME: CROSSING THE LINE ETHICALLY AND MORALLY IN THE NAME OF RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION


Wow.

I found the following quotes (in black type) from a NOLA website who purports to be a righteous NOLA citizen just trying to help... "With this information, citizens hopefully can take precautions against becoming a victim." And that they are just "Chronicling some of the recent crimes in the heart of New Orleans..."

Your planetary sister is deeply troubled by what she read on this website - the trifecta of racial self-righteousness, dehumanization of other, and cruel indifference based on racisim .

Wow... I just can't believe that someone would really think that cloaking their racism and hate in the name of righteous indignation would somehow give them a free pass for their ethical and moral corruptness. The racial hate I took in was so intense. The racial innuendo's, the racial profiling, all so very troubling.


The italics are the author's.

Since we can't give you the punks' names or show you their pictures because
they're juveniles (wouldn't want to scar the little dears for life),
here are their descriptions: one was a skinny dude, 5'10" tall and weighing 130
pounds; the other was a little pipsqueak, 5' tall and weighing 100 pounds. And,
yes, at least one of them was wearing a "hoodie". Remember: "See a hoodie,
report a hoodlum.
" One was from Baton Rouge (your mama know you're down
here robbing white folk?
);

The victims flagged down a passing police car and pointed out a gang of
young punks running across N. Rampart Street. Police officers on foot pursued
the miscreants into the Iberville Housing Development (doesn't it warm your
heart to know we provide a refuge for the less-fortunate
?)

--If you are not from New Orleans, the Iberville is one of the few public housing areas actually open.

--The majority population in the Iberville, is composed of Black New Orleanians, hence the racial innuendo.



If someone wants the address of the sight where this came from e-mail me (your planetary sisters e-mail address is on the sidebar) and I'll send you the link.

Otherwise, the name of the awful website where these horrible quotes came from, is not going to benefit (by having their site linked to mine and getting extra traffic from search engines). Nor does your planetary sister want to be forever linked in cyber space to a website which she finds morally and ethically corrupt.




“Everybody comes from the same source.
If you hate another human being, you're hating part of yourself.”

— Elvis Presley


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