Discussion in 'Current Events' started by fuckwit, Oct 21, 2007.
What the fuck is wrong with people, giving these piece of shit criminals more time in the spotlight?
They are black. That is what is wrong with them.
I am sorry to say that I am not at all surprised.
"By no means are we condoning a six-on-one beat-down," Williams said during his introduction of the teens, one of whom is still facing attempted murder charges in connection with the attack on white student Justin Barker. "... But the injustice perpetrated on these young men is straight criminal."
As Jones and Purvis walked onto the stage at the Atlanta Civic Center, where the awards show was filmed on Saturday, they were greeted by a standing ovation.
"They don't look so tough, do they?" Williams joked as the teens stepped up to the podium.
they don't look so tough by themselves , but 6 attacking 1, is just wrong and makes a person feel tougher.
Wa wa ******.
At least someone gets it.
I'm not surprised to see this though.
most of their heros are criminals anyway, what's new
This is just bad for BET and black people in general. Don't the people making these decisions realize that all they are really doing is making other races resent them?
They ARE making celebrities and condoning violence by bringing these guys out to present an award. Everytime something this fucked up happens, and black people celebrate it, the racial divide in the country widens.
fucked up country.....
QFT. The last thing these two need to be doing, is going on stage and presenting an award. Whoever is advising these guys needs to be shot.
No different from when Italians make heros out of Mafia figures.
Don't confuse Italians with Sicilians, there is a difference. :icon_wink
I didn't read anything....I'm just assuming that it's the ****** Of The Year award...
Hey, I was right!! :jump
No, I think this is great.
More positive role models to compliment the thugs in rap and the crybabies in sports. A generation of productive, responsible, contributing members of society are sure to follow in the wake of such stellar leadership, it nearly brings a tear to my eye to witness the courage of such strong young black men....... :icon_roll .
I honest to God can't believe this is real.
Wow. Just wow.
I'm actually glad this happened. It's a slippery slope. The outrageousness keeps getting worse and worse... and eventually everyone's eyes will be opened.
Fucking thugs. Unbelieveable. I want Rush or Hannity or someone to invite all the white students from that school to an event. Give them an award for being courageous. Watch the shitstorm that happens then.
Fucking double standard in this country. Congrats, fuckers. Consider this your 40 acres and a mule.
Very well said...... holy shit....... unbelievable
Makes me wonder, if the kid would have ended up dead, would the be getting a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP?
What injustice was perpetrated on these "young men" (more like young savages)? That they were tried & convicted as adults? In any other state that conviction would not have been reversed on appeal. Unless there is proof that their mental capacity is that of a 4 year old, then they should have been tried as adults. That's even insulting to 4 year olds - mine knows hitting is wrong & that if he does, he's going to be punished.
As for them not looking so tough....they probably didn't look so tough that night under the advice of their attorneys. Make them look like "nice young men" to garner more sympathy for their cause.
You know, I've always said that criminals and thugs don't get nearly enough honor and respect in the black community. Good to see the kudos going where they belong.
Slippery slop is an appropriate term. Besides the general ridiculousness of inviting them to the event and allowing them to present an award, we're treated to things like this:
See, now a while back, those who were defending the Jena 6 would always claim, oh, they deserved to be punished, just not as harshly. And some of us who were more serious about what they had done expressed the opinion that there was a fine line between that position, and just creeping over into full on "well, what did they really do wrong?" territory. A slipper slope.
And so here's where we're at. A lot of the Jena 6 defenders have full-on moved into "oh come on, they don't really look like criminals! They didn't REALLY do that much harm, now, did they."
I'm confused. Are we staying with equal rights or going back to the days where we prosecuted based on looks?
Don't play games, you know what I meant. In part, it's an element of that same bullshit logic that people often apply to clean-cut, middle-to-high income white boys who are charged with a crime. "They don't LOOK like criminals, how could they possibly be guilty?" And in the specific context of this case, that line ("they don't look so tough") is being used to imply, hey, these two kids don't look like big, brutish individuals, so how could they have really *seriously* injured that white boy, like people claim they did? It feeds back into the mindset that is attempting to diminish the crime that they committed as no-big-thing.
It's insulting. Whatever their appearance or physical stature, these two kids were part of a brutal assault on someone, where, I should note, there's some serious questions as to whether the individual assault even took part in any of the racist actions which caused this whole mess. At a minimum, they shouldn't be celebrated at a fucking hip-hop awards show.
Whats humorous is that I didnt find out about this in the news. I saw it over on Rogan's message board and reposted it here. And Ive been searching google news for someone to pick up the story and no big media outlet has.
They deserved to be there. Period. Young black youths who set proper examples of how their lives will be should be allowed to be priased in their community while other black people who are getting masters degrees, working hard making an honest living contributing to their community, should be degraded because they are giving a false hope to a community where often times there is no hope.
So keep it up BET, set the standard of excellence for the black community to live by. Im just suprised they didnt come on teh stage in a Hummer with 26's on it. Its terrible when your whole community of children probably know more about Fiddy Cent than Bert and Ernie.
This isn't shocking to me. Blacks just feel the need to "fight the power," even to this day. The reality is that they are given every opportunity this world has to offer and more because of the color of there skin. My uncle wen't to fill out an application for working as a postal worker, and you GET POINTS for being black. That's right= the black person to his right was allready a few points ahead of him becuase he is white and the other guy next to him was black
And Kanye West= biggest biggot of them all
FUCK YOU BET
Russell Simmons needs to step in on this shit. HE IS A WORTHY AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO SHOULD RUN THAT FUCKING STATION AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING THAT SHOWS BLACKS SOME FUCKING ROLE MODELS
They call that "acting white". Black people succeeding in life in any way other than sports, music, or crime are known as sellouts and uncle toms in the black community.