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2007-09-25 [Molly Louise]: This made me very angry. Racism is still alive in 2007, much to the shame of our government and judicial system. Where is true justice?
2007-09-25 [My Own Darc Nightmare]: The boys did beat another boy you know? It was a six on one fight, how can they not be punished for it? All around us will be racism, and the white boy may have been wrong to say what he did, but he didn't deserve to put in the hospital.
2007-09-26 [Cadet]: I agree that the boys should be punished but the fact that they're black shouldn't be used against them, it's just not fair,no he didn't deserve to be put in the hospital, but no they don't deserve the kind of treatment that they're given either.
2007-09-27 [Molly Louise]: I think it's complete and utter bullshit that the boys who put nooses in the tree haven't gotten charged with a hate crime, and the six boys, granted they did beat the crap out of the white kid, are getting charged with attempted murder. Their "murder" wearpon was a shoe that was still attached to somebody's foot!
2007-09-27 [Cadet]: Yes the boys with the nooses should be punished as well
2007-09-29 [My Own Darc Nightmare]: Well sure, but they never actually hurt anyone. I mean, you go through school and you hear/see threats all the time, none of them get in trouble. The group of boys actually hurt someone.
2007-09-29 [Obsidian Panthera]: You can't tell me that if someone was insulting you, making racial slurs at you, hanging a noose over a tree, that you wouldn't attack them. Seriously.
2007-09-29 [Cadet]: and besides at my school those people who make threats do get punished so, no offense but that statement doesn't sit well with me.
2007-10-02 [Molly Louise]: Just because he was insulted doesn't mean that he should have beaten the snot out of that kid. It was what, six on one? What kinds of odds are those?
2007-10-02 [Obsidian Panthera]: The kid was asking for it. That's like trying to say that someone you see (and don't like) makes you decide you're going to insult them. Let's say they have friends with them. Are you not expecting to have the crap beat out of you?
Or even better. The U.S. invades Iraq because they felt like it. (More or less) Did they not expect, anticipate and be warned about being hated and unsupported by everyone and attacked back from the Iraqi?
Wouldn't you attack someone if they invaded your house, home or most importantly, pride?
2007-10-02 [Cadet]: I agree with you Obs.
2007-10-10 [My Own Darc Nightmare]: "Wouldn't you attack someone if they invaded your house, home or most importantly, pride?" ----> 9/11 and about the boys, what they did obviously didn't help. There are better ways to deal with racism on a small scale like that.
2007-10-10 [Obsidian Panthera]: 9/11 Was different. We were invaded and attacked, and we did retaliate, but not in the right way or to the right people. We went from finding Osama and his group (I forgot the name, Al Queda I think?) to invading Iraq and messing with things that didn't have to do with us. Bush started an attack out of confusion and spite, and to calm the majority of the U.S.
The racism with the boys is tough to decide...The racism that they were facing was not going to change any way they dealt with it; it was a catch 22, to either attack or continue to be put down. At least because they attacked and showed the rest of the country what kind of racism they were dealing with, people could respond to it and help them.