Life As I See It

Racism vs Stupidity

Racism is not a word to be taken lightly.  It seems a lot times when an incident happens involving African Americans and Caucasians, the word racism is brought up.  And in some cases this may be true.  Please don’t confuse racism with stupidity.

Today I read a newspaper article that was very disturbing to me.  It was about a crime that was committed at a near by college, where a black 19 year old boy, I’ll call him John, stabbed his white friend.  I’ll call him Joe.

John doesn’t attend this college but is there every weekend visiting his friends and attending parties on campus.  Last weekend John went to the college, with some beer, to hang out with his friend Joe.  Joe drinks all of John’s beer, so John confronts Joe and has an argument with him.  Hence, John stabs Joe in the stomach. The article didn’t mention what was used in the stabbing.  

The next day John turns himself in to the police.  His mother went along for support.  She claims that he stabbed his friend in self defense.  She strongly believes the charges against her son are racial and he is being pointed out because of his color. 

Hm, I’m not a police officer but self defense or not if you stab someone, regardless of race, you are going to be arrested.  You are innocent until proven guilty but you have to prove that to a judge and jury.  Don’t you watch Law and Order.

“He gets himself into stupid dumb things over stupid dumb kids,” his mother quotes.

The only stupid dumb thing this kid did was drink under age and hang around your son.   

“He hangs around all white kids, to me that’s his down fall.”

Are you fucking kidding me!!!!! Do you hear yourself.. That is the most prejudice thing that I’ve ever heard.  What are you trying to say that maybe he should hang around with Mexicans or Chinese or Japanese or Arabians, maybe he should just hang around with people his own kind, African Americans, because us white folk are just not good enough for you. 

“He hangs around with all the rich white kids who get away with everything.”

She says, because her son has money, nice clothes, a nice car and is unemployed everyone assumes that he is a criminal or maybe sells drugs.  It’s NOT OK for me to give him money but it’s OK for white parents to give their kids money. 

Honey, I may not be the sharpest tack in the draw, but you just quoted that he hangs around RICH white kids, insinuating that you are not rich.  Regardless of race, religion or nationality, if you have money, nice clothes, a nice car and are unemployed and your parents aren’t rich most people with any kind of knowledge are going to think something illegal is involved.  If you’re that naive of your son then you are the reason he is in this predicament. 

After a few questions to this boy the judge found that last week he was charged with marijuana possession and there is an open case involving conspiracy to armed robbery.  His sister even said that he has been charged four times for assault and his instinct is to lash out because he was robbed at gun point.  Give me a fucking break. 

  

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4 responses

  1. I hate stabbing. that is about all i have to say on the matter.

    actually ill add this. he mad a bad choice. he had a knife and he used it. time to face the music is what i say. self defence my cake hine.

    November 1, 2007 at 2:47 pm

  2. just another example of the man keeping a brother down

    November 2, 2007 at 3:20 am

  3. i understand that there is a lot of racism in this world especially against black people but it just makes me angry when they cry racism to get attention and they’re the ones that are racist against white people.

    When my daughter was in 8th grade she was one of a few white kids in her class. The teacher didn’t like her much, she was always in trouble and always doing things wrong. Danielle kept saying, mom he doesn’t like white people, he is being racist. I didnt believe her until after the second conference i had with him. My third conference was with the principal and when i told him that he was being racist I was shunned like i had the plague. How dare I say a black teacher is racist against a white person. shame on me….That could never be. nothing came of it of course. I should of pursued it, I could of had the fame Spanky has been looking for.

    Maybe by now there would of been a movie about it. hahahah

    November 2, 2007 at 6:52 pm

  4. Well said!

    April 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

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