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Message 1895717 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 19:35:24 UTC

If you have not yet seen this video, I think it is well worth watching and I think it deserves a wide audience.

There is some religious commentary at the end of the video, but of course one does not need to practice religion in order to understand and work for social justice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ISwxxw0bU
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Message 1895726 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 19:44:36 UTC - in response to Message 1895717.  
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Really makes a point
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Message 1895738 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 20:50:59 UTC - in response to Message 1895726.  

Really makes a point

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Message 1895742 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 21:11:31 UTC - in response to Message 1895738.  

Really makes a point

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Message 1895748 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 22:06:23 UTC - in response to Message 1895742.  

Really makes a point

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Message 1895754 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 22:26:27 UTC

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Message 1895755 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 22:30:14 UTC - in response to Message 1895754.  

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Really? What don't you like about it?
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Message 1895757 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 22:56:00 UTC

Lost me @ 4:22 with the racist remark "You're black, so you must be great runners".
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Message 1895758 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 22:57:51 UTC

Those Who Believe DEM/Libs/Progressive/Socialists Running American Cities fO 60+ Years and a Person of your Own RACE, Killed SomeOne You Know or a Loved One-of Same RACE- take Two Steps Forward.

Those Who Believe DEM/Libs/Progressive/Socialists Running American Cities fO 60+ Years and SomeOne You Know or You, Lost a Job because of Mismangement of Your City, take Two Steps Forward.

Those Who Believe DEM/Libs/Progressive/Socialists Running American Cities fO 60+ Years Make PROMISES to Get Elected and these PROMISES turn to LIES LIES LIES, Take Two Steps Forward.

Those Who Believe DEM/Libs/Progressive/Socialists Running American Cities fO 60+ Years and Made Your Life Worse, take Two Steps Forward.

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Looks Likeee a Certain SomeOnes would of been OVER dA Finish Line without Racing!!!

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Message 1895761 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 23:18:10 UTC - in response to Message 1895757.  

Lost me @ 4:22 with the racist remark "You're black, so you must be great runners".

Obviously you took what was said out of the context it was meant. ;-)

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Message 1895764 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 23:29:23 UTC - in response to Message 1895757.  

Lost me @ 4:22 with the racist remark "You're black, so you must be great runners".

@ 3:00 is the remark. Sorry about that. There are a couple versions of same video out here.

With the weeks of diversity training my employer required, that is a racist remark.
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Message 1895778 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 0:59:02 UTC
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I believe the line that offended you was:

"...I guarantee some of these black dudes would smoke all of you."

I do not find that comment, in context of this $100 race, to be offensive. Use of the word "some" vs use of the word "all" keeps it from being a racist comment, in my opinion.

I listened to the words again and did not hear the particular line you quoted, so perhaps it was in another version of this video, perhaps my ears are aging, or perhaps there has simply been a misunderstanding.
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Message 1895810 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 5:19:55 UTC - in response to Message 1895778.  

I believe the line that offended you was:

"...I guarantee some of these black dudes would smoke all of you."

I do not find that comment, in context of this $100 race, to be offensive. Use of the word "some" vs use of the word "all" keeps it from being a racist comment, in my opinion.

I listened to the words again and did not hear the particular line you quoted, so perhaps it was in another version of this video, perhaps my ears are aging, or perhaps there has simply been a misunderstanding.

I'm thinking that a deliberate misunderstanding is/might being/be involved here by someone Angela. ;-)

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Message 1895816 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 5:52:03 UTC - in response to Message 1895764.  

Lost me @ 4:22 with the racist remark "You're black, so you must be great runners".

@ 3:00 is the remark. Sorry about that. There are a couple versions of same video out here.

With the weeks of diversity training my employer required, that is a racist remark.

It would be interesting to hear the views of your diversity trainers, on that video.
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Message 1895827 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 8:43:50 UTC - in response to Message 1895816.  

It would be interesting to hear the views of your diversity trainers, on that video.


I thought it was a good message but they dropped the ball on presentation. No nefarious motives, just a shared opinion from lots of training.

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Message 1895837 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 10:32:04 UTC
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What I watched didn't have that line in it but it did have a line stating that if they all started even, then one of the black boys would have won.
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Message 1895872 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 0:58:07 UTC

"...I guarantee some of these black dudes would smoke all of you."


Anybody remember Jimmy The Greek?
http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-17/sports/sp-36803_1_jimmy-snyder
NEW YORK — An embarrassed CBS fired a contrite Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder Saturday after the sports commentator said in a much-criticized television interview that blacks were "bred" to be better athletes than whites.


The 20 Most Racist Sports Statements of the Past 25 Years
http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/10/racist-sports-statements-25-years

That was not a $100 race, it was a demonstration of inequity with racist slips of the tongue.

This article sums up my feelings better than I can.
"What does the $100 race really tell us?"
https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/14/100-race-really-tell-us

My 2 cents, I'm done.

Rail away... har! ;^)
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Message 1895881 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 1:37:21 UTC

My 2 cents, I'm done.

That commentary does not address whith what to do with those who did not have the advantage of supportive parents.
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Message 1895904 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 7:11:03 UTC

...supportive parents.


Wow, Now dAts a MYTH. Supportive Parents. So Miniscule, as to be-NO SUCH THING.

GOoD ole Academia. Keep gettin' dAt GRANT Money, and KEEP Perpetuating MYTHOLOGY.

What a Game. WIN dAt GRANT MONIES MARATHON.

ALL STEPs BACKWARDs fO dA TAXPAYERs

Race to dA POORHOUSE fO dA REAL American Worker.

GIMMIE dAt MONEY GIMMIE dAt FAKE Yap


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Message 1895934 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 13:45:54 UTC

A teacher's job is to teach, build confidence & show that one's choices & actions, good or bad has consequences.

What the teacher did in that video, just to get his point across, was much worse than being racist. He humiliated a fair amount of his class.

They are aware of their position in life & did not need it to be displayed for all to see & to then compound that humiliation by posting it on social media.

With teachers like that, what chance has those students got to rise above their situation?
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