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Running racism in America thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Scout, May 26, 2020.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    A lot if you’re coming here for people to give you answers instead of coming up with them yourself.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    So BLM is a hate group and me saying it's not is stupid?
  4. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    No. BLM is a civil rights movement.
    OscarMadison likes this.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought they were, but after hearing people say over and over that BLM is a bunch of terrorists and Marxists and a hate group that's analogous to the KKK or the Proud Boys, and being told that saying it's not a hate group is stupid, maybe it is a hate group. It's been repeated a million times, so it must be true.

    And you know me, I say stupid things.
  6. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    The claim that you're supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day has also been repeated a million times, but that doesn't make it true. Plus, the claim your correspondent made about BLM not doing a single "loving thing" can be debunked by spending 30 seconds on your search engine of choice -- and that's assuming one doesn't accept the premise that trying to stop the wanton killing of black folks by the authorities is itself a "loving thing".

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    I appreciate that you're trying to have good faith conversations on the blasted hellscape that is social media, but at some point you have to ask whether the juice is worth the squeeze with this particular interlocutor. It appears that all you're getting in return for your efforts is a cavalcade of GOP talking points and heated rhetoric from Fox News, OANN, etc. If there's no sign the other person is open to actual discussion -- let alone persuasion -- is this really worth your time and energy?
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  8. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    First song on the NPR Heavy Rotation playlist.
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    also, please stop trolling us

  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  11. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Siddown, bro. As someone who had a pretty miserable birthday because I realized I was going to have to walk away from some things and people that were important to me, I'll tell you that you really, really need to start thinking and speaking for yourself.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Assumes facts not in evidence.
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