I don’t think I was being an asshole, but all of you sure are. Get over yourselves.
So for the vague claim of “scent of weed,” they felt they had to go all-in on a massive instigation of all of her accounts? Really? More like, “we were hoping to turn up some photos/evidence to discredit this man to the public, so the officer would seem more justified in murdering him.”
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the… Read more
Option B: You don’t want to be the group of inmates on the side of the road with a dead cop.
Also this so not a story. Don’t do this to us Root, don’t turn into click bait.
Yup, that’s just you. Good thing you aren’t in any emergency personal services. Seconds matter. Me taking a few seconds to order everybody out the lobby so her dignity would be intact could have literally killed her. Most likely the reason the lady in the article is dead is because they didn’t get to her sooner. We go… Read more
I’ve dismissed half a dozen comments about if I’m not rude how can I be a negro. I think they’re mostly trying to be funny, but I really don’t want to engage in that conversation.
Finally caught up with the full thread. Isn’t it crazy how some folks on this site immediately default to calling you out on your white fragility if you have a different take on things, even if you’re not white?
So are you telling me that my Black opinion does not matter when it comes to wether or not I can write it in any context?
As a Black person I feel it is ok to use it in a non derogatory manner. I don’t believe I should have to watch out for someone else’s feeling when discussing a slur about my own ethnicity.
You’re making assumptions about my background. I seriously don’t see what’s wrong with asking if Maher is a racist or if he is an idiot. And if he he is a racist, why?
Too late to ETA previous reply. I should clarify I’m not talking about using “nigger” in the traditional manner of calling a Black person a “nigger” in an obvious effort to demean or dehumanize them. I mean in aaaaaanny other context, does it’s usage equal being a racist?