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Any Proof of That Contention?

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"black on white crime isn't reported??? It's represented in Media (news included) to the point of caricature"

Links to sources corroborating this contention? I've already supplied links to confirm mine. So far, you have supplied nothing.

Incredibly...

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you're verging on "reverse racism", a feat i thought beneath even you. now i could stoop to the lowest common denominator of argumentation and supply you a history of examples of white people prevailing on black people but reductionism is your skill set not mine. For you it's "leftist hegemony"-- NY times, Washington Post, atrabilarious professors spewing their pink curricula et al. Come off it please. Who is advocating political correctness? political correctness is as inept a position as the unfortunate slant you're "stuck" with.

black on white crime isn't reported??? It's represented in Media (news included) to the point of caricature... to the point of, dare i say it, STEREOTYPE!

Try again.

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Will This Issue Be Taught Properly in American Classrooms?

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As you choose to continue being philosophical about the issue, I'll stick to the facts that have been discovered so far about this case, as in the backgrounds of the principals involved, the accounts of the incident, and what we know about Florida law. That's how I will form my judgment.

You can have your own ideas, but you can't have your own facts.

A good teacher will present both sides of the case and let their students decide how they want to think about it.

An inadequate teacher will use the incident to form a bully pulpit to convey their own bias and political views and essentially coerce their students into agreeing with them, otherwise, their grade in the class will suffer as a result.

Sadly enough, the latter scenario plays itself out in many colleges and universities in the U.S. involving other hot button politically charged issues, primarily from professors whose views are decidedly left of center.

As for political correctness, it informs how many of the aforementioned educators think and operate. It also influences how many in the mass media choose to report the news. It is on record that the editors of the Wash Post and the NY Times choose to not report black on white crime for fear of "white backlash."

Ever hear of this book?

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/

It sums up the folly of political correctness perfectly.

Unfortunately, the same mentality permeates many classrooms across the country. I am not afraid to cite this or to point out how it doesn't serve any purpose but to drive races further apart.

Here's a rather chilling article written on the same topic.

http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2007/05/15/race-crime-and-the-media/

Correction

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I didn't misquote you-- the purpose of involving that line was illustrative. Your whole cretinous rap about political correctness was entirely misapplied. My claim, along with the Author, is the event of Trayvon's Murder has jarred us awake from the 'perceptual' illusion of colorlessness. The Author DOES NOT advocate color blindness. Your accusation of "race baiting" is tantamount to Denial. Your incessant whine invoking self-defense does nothing to disguise the "eternal secret of your desire".

Dear sir, dear sir you've dropped your racism.

Try again.

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Correction

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"The Trayvon Martin murder has woken all of us up to the fact that we do not live in a colorblind society."

Sorry, but that line was actually written by the author of the original blog entry, Ms. Cohn-Vargas.

You conveniently leave out the fact that TM also attacked Zimmerman prior to the shooting. Here is the photographic evidence:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9218101/Georg...

I have the capacity to operate in self-defense, as anyone else would. It is natural instinct after you've been brutally attacked.

Attn: Zimmerman Apologists

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little prince, your sub-moronic attempt to discredit Claude Steele & work-- is nothing more than a luxurious bit of self-disclosure. Following your line of digression, i can't help but thinking this "comment" isn't a manifestation of your "racial uneasiness".

"The Trayvon Martin murder has woken all of us up to the fact that we do not live in a colorblind society."

"Assigning prejudice to an act of self-defense is a senseless race baiting ploy.
You want a color blind society? The stop viewing Trayvon Martin as a minority that was allegedly stereotyped. You are essentially transferring your own guilt over racial issues in America to George Zimmerman because he had the guts to do what he had to do to save his own life in a manner that makes you uncomfortable."

You're well adroit at missing the point entirely.
The idea is not to create an atmosphere of racial blindness--
The point is rather, the event of Trayvon Matin's Murder disturbs the reactionary fantasy of Racial Blindness in the popular imagination, the same mentality that suggests the false equivalence between the Obama presidency and a society Post-Race.

And given similar circumstances...i would
wait, no similar circumstances could ever come to pass, keeping with the fact that i don't make a habit of stalking unarmed children and gunning them down in the street like dogs. if you have the capacity, you should be ashamed of yourself.

to bad for you and the other simpleton that seconded your nonsense, you can no longer make donations other than hot air to Zimmerman's Defense.

Looking

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My work with stereotype threat and identity safety has helped me look at the Treyvon Martin killing with an increased understanding around the biological drive to categorize - true - but I think what needs to be done next is to figure out how to teach and learn about these ideas in moments where there isn't such a tragic crisis at hand, but at times when we can reflect and not just respond - work to be more thoughtful and change our behaviors. The work of both NIOS and Claude and Dorothy Steele ask us to be even more intentional in our day to day interactions and move forward more consciously and humanely.

An addendum to an excellent comment

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Many outlets have shown that Trayvon was not the innocent babe the media portray him as, either.

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A Very Nice Story ...

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... but it hardly addresses the issue at hand. Claude Steele was not living the life of a juvenile delinquent and hence, likely never aroused the same suspicion that Martin did when he entered the gated community where George Zimmerman lived, a community, according to posted statistics, that is surrounded by such an elevated level of crime that the crime index is nearly 200 points above the national average.

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Sanford-Florida.html

"The Trayvon Martin murder has woken all of us up to the fact that we do not live in a colorblind society."

Your editorial does little to solve the issue, because it chooses the politically correct route that fails to consider the story of George Zimmerman, who, in the course of being beaten about the head by Trayvon Martin (the result of which has been shown in police photos), defended himself under the legal sanction of Stand Your Ground law in Florida. Assigning prejudice to an act of self-defense is a senseless race baiting ploy.

You want a color blind society? The stop viewing Trayvon Martin as a minority that was allegedly stereotyped. You are essentially transferring your own guilt over racial issues in America to George Zimmerman because he had the guts to do what he had to do to save his own life in a manner that makes you uncomfortable.

Please, don't any of you suggest that given similar circumstances, you wouldn't have done the same thing as George Zimmerman.

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