AND MAYBE TOMORROW, TOO
Multiple black student and faculty organizations at the University of Minnesota want the school to stop identifying crime suspects by race.
Wait, before we get into this … there are black people in Minnesota? Why yes … 5.5 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census.
Anyway, the groups wrote a letter to the school saying it would be very nice if future crime alerts issued by the campus did not include the race of the alleged perpetrator.
“(We) unanimously agree that campus safety should be of the UMPD’s utmost importance; however, efforts to reduce crime should never be at the expense of our Black men, or any specific group of people likely to be targeted,” the letter noted. “In addition to causing Black men to feel unsafe and distrusted, racial profiling is proven to inflict negative psychological effects on its victims.”
You know … like when people don’t capitalize the word “black” when using it in the context of an ethnic group.
So … is this a joke? No … here’s an article from WCCO TV 4 (CBS – Minnesota) detailing the effort, which also includes a request for University of Minnesota Police to take a diversity training course.
That will probably happen … but as of now, the school has no intention of adopting “race-free” crime reporting.
“We have reviewed what other Big Ten Universities and local colleges and universities include, and our practice of including the race of a suspect when it is available from a victim’s description is consistent with their practices,” a University vice president said.
Assuming this sort of political correctness is permitted to run amok in our country, get ready to hear something like this on your police scanners soon in the event a black suspect is alleged to have committed a crime …
(Radio crackles) “The suspect is um … well … he’s not white. I can’t really tell you what he is, but um … be on the lookout … or something, Beavis.”
let’s not refer to “increase in flooding” as “rise in sea level”
You reminded of the rookie reporter for the State Paper who was instructed not to use the same word too many times in an article, this being the result of reporting on the series of thefts of bananas from vendors at the Farmers Market. Every paragraph included the word ‘bananas’ several times.
A few weeks later some monkeys escaped from their cages at
Riverbanks Zoo. The reporter’s article said that the monkeys were finally captured by luring them back to their cages using the bait, ‘ELONGATED YELLOW FRUIT’.
to be truthful, I’m sympathetic to the editor… “bananas” has the “anana” string in it, which repeats “an” and “na” in an unsymmetrical pattern and that makes people crazy…. like strobe lights to epileptics.
You mean like this?
I don’t know the significance of this, but some youngsters call it ‘nana’ and their grandma ‘Nana’.
you… you… you *hear* capitalization?
I always enjoy watching a woman eat a banana. Which reminds me…
A woman was in the hospital. “What seems to be the problem?” asked the Doctor. “Something is terribly wrong, I keep finding postage stamps from Costa Rica in my vagina.” The Doctor had a look, chuckled and said “Those aren’t postage stamps my dear, they are banana stickers!”
If they identify, white, asian, etc, I see no problem with identifying black and I identify myself as a progressive Dem.
But do you identify yourself as a lesbian?
Lesbians are hot! I sometimes imagine myself as a lesbian, just because it’s so hot!
How could you not love a lesbian? She’s got so much in common with me!
I never understood why redneck losers act like it’s an insult, or why a woman would want to associate with a smelly, backwoods, blackwater Republican with bad dental hygiene and even worse humor over a soft curvy well groomed woman, anyway.
It seems that the more rural one is, the more woman-on-woman, and man-on-man comments they generate, as though there’s something funny about it… I think there’s something innately wrong there… maybe role playing.. maybe something repressed… but there it is.
Personally, it would seem to me that character is the core representation of what a person is about – and lewdly referring to sexual preference says more about the character of the referer than than the referent.
Several on this blog seem to be fixated on my sexuality. I think it’s funny as hell. Maybe they are latent or just curious. That said, many of the homophobic men would love to see woman on woman action but then condemn 2 males to hell. F**ked up Neanderthals, the lot of them. I’d +10 your post if I could. Seems to me several on here would love to “run” me off. Not going to happen.
I don’t agree with a lot of what you say but it would be a
shame if you let anyone “run” you off here.
I for one am not sure why straight rw men are so hung up on lesbians myself. I am sure it’s like you said, they are hot to see two woman and imagining themselves in the middle. I’m a straight white woman, I don’t day dream about two men together, or even care what they do in their own homes. Why can’t everyone be like that? Live and let live, which doesn’t mean denying people the same rights as everyone else.
When describing the suspect they may need to notate if he is fluent in jive. Of course this may incriminate Barbara Billingsley as well.
“Cut me some slack jack! Chump don wan no help, chump don get no help. Jive ass dude don’t got no brains anyhow.”
— also ‘axe’ him if he speaks ebonic
Don’t eat the fush.
Fush or Bush that smells like Fush????
JJ — you’re being sarcastic, aren’t you? You would never have talked that way around your Momma…
Momma didn’t raise no dummies
This dude contradicts his own message by wanting folks to know him as a Black with a capital letter..
Atheism should also always appear with a lower case ‘a’.
If they don’t release the race of the alleged perp…everyone already knows, anyway…just like in MSM articles.
Seriously, folks, does this mean we are back to ‘NEGRO’ again..??
my grandmother was fond of neegra
Both sides of my family grew up with Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima, two of our nicest friends who were always welcome in our homes, and it was the BLACKS WHO KILLED THEM..!!
What a bunch of Uncle Toms
tsk tsk.. black on black crime
…cancer, cancer, cancer…
[nodding head in sad agreement]
Does that make you a quadroon?
*Ducks* — are you making an indirect reference to us “Honkies”..? No, wait, ducks ‘quack’ — geese ‘honk’.
Which is strange because geese are black and grey. Like old black people.
Well they do say, “once you go black, you never go back”.
That is what I said when I quit putting cream in my coffee.
I am old enough to remember when some called the blacks “darkies” and it was done with respect.
When I grew up with a “colored” lady (Vera) who looked after me while my mother was very, very, ill, and from her, I learned that there are several degrees of “colored”.
There are “Ladies and Gentlemen of Color” (which my ‘keeper’ was) and, by and large a great percentage of what we now call “Blacks” (a perjorative term in the 1930s, worse than the “N-Word”). Then there were the “Negroes”, most of which were not particularly well-educated, but who were honest and hard-working persons who made a good living, and raised their children well (I immediately think of “Pryor”, who, on his own schedule, attended the furnace in our 3-apartment house on Hampton Avenue in Spartanburg – he also “was in charge”? of several old-style furnaces). I also think of Lawrence Bo***, who started off as a “bicycle delivery boy” for my father’s pharmacy at age 12, and ended up as an employee of the Southern Railroad, and who provided a college education for two daughters; Voncile, who was a seamstress for my mother (and several dozen other women) who likewise was able to provide a college education for two daughters).
And, unfortunately, there are some who the “African Americans” themselves call the “N-Word”. These are the ones who cannot escape the violence, such as cutting my Dear Vera’s throat literally from ear to ear. And they kill each other with relative abandon.
I’m not perfect. I grew up in North Georgia every summer with descendants of the slaves that my great-great-grandfather had bought, freed, and given 100 acres per family. My closest childhood friend was Hezekiah Tra**el, one of the many descendants, and as children of the South, he could eat lunch with me on my back porch, and I could eat lunch with him on my family’s back porch.
The one thing I really remember though, was that until she died at 100+, my brother and I had to visit “Aunt Tan” – the matriarch of all the “Persons of Color” at Bean Creek, and the surviving former slave. She was as close to me as my “white” great-grandmother, who was about the same age.
There are similar stories that some of us have experienced. But it was a different time with folks showing different levels of acceptance and respect for each other. I don’t remember any lectures or speeches from my parents or elders. I learned by example and association.
I learned that when your parents call the cops on you at night, if you crawl under a cop car, they never look there, even with dogs.
edit: last line on next to last paragraph: “my” should read “his”
My other extremely good friend, a “gentleman of color”, Luther . died day before yesterday. A nicer, more generous man, WHATEVER COLOR OR SHADE, never lived. Go with God, old friend.
Simple – the suspect had huge fat albert lips and pubic hair growing from his skull.
I went to Salt Lake City on a ski trip a few years ago. While I was walking downtown looking for a bar, I saw a 7 foot black guy across the street. I told my buddy, “There’s Olden Polynice”. He asked how I knew it was him. I said, “I don’t know what he looks like, but how many 7 foot black guys are living in Salt Lake City”.
Absolutely true story — Some years back (way more than a few) a guy who worked with me had graduated from the Citadel, and hated every second of it. He vowed that some day when he could afford it, he would establish a scholarship fund for only a 7 foot tall black guy. This was so he would stand out in formations — and in every photo for generations to come. I believed him….
Ahh the stories he must tell of his college life, why didn’t he transfer from the Citadel to College of Charleston? Who the hell would go to a college where they hated every second of it?
It may have been that his father and his grandfather may have been graduates —
So if his father and grandfather experimented with their sexuality he’d have experimented too? Maybe the reason he went to the Citadel…
That sounds like a great reason to do anything you hate for years at a time – marry the wrong woman, intentionally contract a horrendous disease, wreck a car, whatever…
And now, in closing, I suggest that this dude get his degree and move to SC — and become a politician — he’ll fit right in.
Assume they’re black unless told otherwise…
Jim Norton [email protected] 30
Black Student Union wants no racial descriptions used in suspect descriptions. I guess race should only be used describing student unions.
+10 — good catch!
I’m against unions. Student unions, civil unions, venn diagrams, and Grand Tango with any fertile female.
They should just announce it is the usual race and we would all know black
Nothing wrong with the term Negro. It is the official name
Would they be happy if the suspect were described as African American? They still wouldn’t like it. We need to call it like it is, if a white person commits a crime there is not an issue with the suspect being called white, why is it a problem identifying a suspect that is black? Fuck the Politically Correct bullshit.
I’ll buy into this cockroachshit the very moment the NAACP becomes NAAP , Black History Month becomes History Month and the Black Caucus becomes Fucking Cockroach Caucus
In related news, multiple white student and faculty organizations at the University of Minnesota want the blacks to stop shooting people, stealing shit, infesting the nation with crack, cranking out bastard children like Krispy Kreme cranks out glazed doughnuts, siphoning off normal people’s tax money to keep their sorry black asses up, whining about slavery as if they would prefer having a life expectancy of 23 back in that utopia known as Ethipoia, and just generally fucking up everything that they touch, most notably our democratic system of government.
People need to keep calling out the obvious fact that the PC bullies’ shouting ‘RACIST’ is just a red herring ploy to divert attention away from the facts.
I thought you were going to post GrandTango’s resume.
did you mean ‘rA$$ume’ ..??
I guess I am one of the few commenters that totally agrees with this. Also, as a male and a human being – most crimes are committed by male humans – can they leave that out too?
Just use the passive voice. Store was robbed by sentient beings…
You are being overly generous.
Question from a city police chief, the chief of investigations, and a patrol officer — “When the victim is describing the perpatrator in order to have a drawing made for distribution, how does the artist shade the face? Those people are ass-backward stupid. It would make our investigation difficult and we would not be serving the public. We could figure out a method to stop that crappy idea.”
The Crayola Company has charts which show the number of color hues that they currently offer —
BLACK (12) ….. BROWN (26)
Discriminating my eye! It is call identifying.