Kanye was right about one thing(Ethnicity, Police related)

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  1. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    "Racism still alive they just be concealing it"
    White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows - Weird news- msnbc.com

    This is the USA; we can do better than this.

    Not what the rest of you expected though huh?
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I had dreads for almost 14 years. you bet your ass stuff like this happens.
     
  3. Darkwing48

    Darkwing48 Heroic Decepticon

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    Well different department have different rules. I read one article that the Africa America guy he saw that had 'em was also told to get a haircut and the guy got one. But I rather see proof other then "But Johnny has one, why can't I have one too." type of arguments.
     
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    Unreal...
     
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    Yo officer, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Allen Iverson had the best cornrows of all time. OF ALL TIME!
     
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    Axl Rose had cornrows. You can't tell me that wasn't wrong.
     
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    I understand that it was against department policy, but, if they order one guy to get a hair cut, it should go for all of them. Just my opinion.
     
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    Why is that racist?
     
  9. Bryan

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    So? WHO CARES.
     
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    in the context of the post it's racist because a caucasian person is being told that they are not allowed to have their hair cut in the same way that an african american person in the same job is allowed to.

    Personally I agree that if it is against dress code to have a hair style like that officer did then he should have to change it. I also believe though that the rules should be uniformly enforced, and anyone with the same haircut should be required to change it
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Until all this double standard crap ends, I really don't give a rat's ass about what's racist and what's not (except for stuff like genocide)
     
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    Not this shit again.
     
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    Isn't that called Racial Discrimination? As in the rule of who can sit in the front of a bus.
     
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    I read the original article a couple days ago, and they cut part of it out. There was a part where they mention there was only one other officer in that precinct, a black guy, who got cornrows in the past, and he was told to get rid of them, too.
     
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    I don't see what the big deal is here
     
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    Crap dangit, you beat me too it.
     
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    [oldman]get a haircut, you hippy![/oldman]
     
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    Another slow news day on MSNBC again, I see. While I don't like the apparent double-standard, I'd be interested to know if the officer involved was doing this intentionally to make a point.

    It's not. The proper term for this (based on the somewhat limited information) is "discrimination" or, specifically, "discrimination based on race". "Racism" used to specifically refer to a belief that one race is superior to others. However, the language has been warped to the point that "racism" has become a catch-all term for any situation where the race of one or more participants is/may be involved...even if "discrimination", "prejudice" or "bigotry" would be more appropriate terms for what is actually happening in the situation. "Racism", unfortunately, has gone from a powerful word, with a clear meaning, to a knee-jerk catchphrase.
     
  19. Cheetatron

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    THIS

    Ah that is interesting then. I hate when news sources leave out crucial details to make a story more juicy.
     

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