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Like everyone else in America, you undoubtedly know about the recent afternoon shutdown of 8,000 Starbucks stores for anti-bias training after the well-publicized handcuffing and arrest of two black men who asked to use the bathroom at an outlet in Philadelphia, an event partially caught on video. But did you know about the white woman who called the police to report on black men supposedly violating park regulations by barbecuing near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California — though no arrests were made, the police arrival also became a viral video — or the community response to that incident, a far larger BBQing While Black event sponsored by local restaurants? Or the white owner of a golf course in Pennsylvania who called 911 and demanded that the police deal with five brand-new members, black women who, he insisted, were golfing too slowly? Or the black member of a New Jersey gym and his guest who were “profiled,” reported to the cops, and ejected from the health club (an event also on video), though apologies later followed? Or the four “creative professionals,” three black, leaving an Airbnb with their suitcases when reported as possible burglars and taken in by the cops in Rialto, California? (Video captured the incident and a lawsuit against the police is now in process.) “Got surrounded by the police for being black in a white neighborhood” was the way one of them, Donisha Prendergast, a filmmaker and a granddaughter of Bob Marley, described the incident on Instagram.) Or the black graduate student who fell asleep while studying in the common room of her dorm at Yale and was challenged by a white student who promptly reported her to the campus police (producing yet another confrontation and viral video)? Or former Obama-era White House staffer Darren Martin who was called in by a neighbor as a possible armed robber while moving into his new apartment in New York City with clearly marked boxes all around him? (No video available.) Or the four high school slam poets in the group Muslim Girls Making Change, invitees all, who were waiting in back of the Burlington Elks Lodge in Vermont to perform when a club officer phoned the local cops? (“I called the police on you. They’re coming right now and I told them you’re doing drugs.”)

Though there are evidently no numbers available on just how many calls of this kind 911 operators (and police departments) field, there can be little question that they are the norm, not the exception. They are, in essence, calls to preserve racial boundaries etched into this society over the centuries. And versions of such thinking are similarly etched into American institutional life as lawyer Erin Thompson, a professor of art crime at John Jay College in New York, makes clear in her second TomDispatch post when considering who goes to law school, where they go, and what they pay.

(Republished from TomDispatch by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I would die for being white in a black city like Chicago… any day. Read anything from this wonderful website on black on white crime in Chicago.

    The new game is tossing whites off the sea walls on the hitherto tony north side …… I hate black people. And if whites are smart, they will organize their lives to where they can flee the simian infected urban areas of any country.

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/

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  2. But, but but, if they see something; aren’t they supposed to say something!

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  3. willem1 says:

    All of the above-described incidents are known only because they were reported by mainstream media. Giving an inordinate amount of coverage to these types of incidents by repeatedly reporting them amplifies the public’s perception of their frequency, and being selective with the details tells people just enough to pander to their preexisting prejudices and make any assumptions they want to make about possible mitigating factors. Breitbart does this in reverse by reporting ad nauseam about immigrant lawbreakers (for instance); again, repeating variations of the same theme over and over again amplifies the perception of its frequency. (At least among the already converted.)

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    Breitbart does this in reverse by reporting ad nauseam about immigrant lawbreakers (for instance); again, repeating variations of the same theme over and over again amplifies the perception of its frequency.

    Well Breitbart is virtually the only one broadcasting immigrant crime versus the entire MSM broadcasting any affront to a minority. It's a dirty job and someone's got to do it.
    , @Mishra

    All of the above-described incidents are known only because they were reported by mainstream media. Giving an inordinate amount of coverage to these types of incidents by repeatedly reporting them amplifies the public’s perception of their frequency, and being selective with the details tells people just enough to pander to their preexisting prejudices and make any assumptions they want to make about possible mitigating factors.
     
    Exactly right. And people (including black people!) call the cops on wypipos all the time but it never makes the news. Dog Bites Man. Cops shoot white guys every day of the year--often killing them--but it doesn't fit The Narrative. And on and on and on.

    The Media Create "Truth" for the Masses.
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  4. Diversity = Low Trust = War. Because a low trust society is our strength!

    Social trust is negatively affected by ethnic diversity, case study in Denmark from 1979 to the present.

    Ethnic homogeneity and Protestant traditions positively impact individual and societal levels of social trust.

    “In longitudinal perspective, [across European regions], an increase in immigration is related to a decrease in social trust.”

    Even more scientific studies available at:
    Diversity + Proximity = War: The Reference List

    http://heartiste.wordpress.com/diversity-proximity-war-the-reference-list/

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  5. anarchyst says:

    The “beginning of the end” of the American concept of “E Pluribus Unum” came with the (illegal) use of federal troops (in 1957) against whites, to impose school integration on the majority of American society. In my humble opinion, this was a misuse of “posse Comitatus” statutes and was illegal on its face. White Americans, being law-abiding citizens backed down, not wanting to engage in violence against their relatives and neighbors who were federal troops. At that moment, us white Americans “lost the war” and in retrospect, gave up “freedom of association”, only to be replaced by (forced) “public accommodation” statutes for businesses and individuals. The abolition of real-estate “restrictive covenants” did much to destroy middle-class white neighborhoods. The wealthy white (jewish) race traitors (who worked behind the scenes–we know WHO you are) could always preserve their neighborhood racial homogenous nature while imposing “fair housing” and race-mixing non-discrimination edicts on everyone else. To this day, the elite live in racially homogenous areas while that right is denied to the rest of us whites.

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  6. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    Poland Hungary UKIP LaPen do not differ from the old run of the mill , plain vanilla type of internationalists whose job was to plant themselves and create a colony in distant lands. They are not fundamentally different from the Bush Jr,Obama, Roosevelt or Jackson r Jefferson.
    The differences are showing up because they are no longer benefiting from the arrangement. The low caste “deplorable” with limited education and world view or information imbibed the reasons ,explaining colonialism imperialism preemptive wars tariff trade war sanctions 911,ISIS and everything in between, that were provided by the upper echelon . They passively rode along intellectually and philosophically while doing the hard works. But its the intellectual exercise that count .
    Now the upper echelon under stress has given up narrow nationalism because it doesn’t need and because it sees its interest damaged by this ethnocentric ism .

    In this dichotomy and friction , the outsiders stake out more and more spaces . It is nothing but unwinding of the moral clock .It is justice.

    Rome ‘s Europe was returned the same coin that it sent to Asia Africa and Germany. Now the coin is being given back to Polish, English French Hungarian Belgium and Swedish. Along the way the bodies of the “deplorable” are piling up.

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  7. MarkinLA says:
    @willem1
    All of the above-described incidents are known only because they were reported by mainstream media. Giving an inordinate amount of coverage to these types of incidents by repeatedly reporting them amplifies the public's perception of their frequency, and being selective with the details tells people just enough to pander to their preexisting prejudices and make any assumptions they want to make about possible mitigating factors. Breitbart does this in reverse by reporting ad nauseam about immigrant lawbreakers (for instance); again, repeating variations of the same theme over and over again amplifies the perception of its frequency. (At least among the already converted.)

    Breitbart does this in reverse by reporting ad nauseam about immigrant lawbreakers (for instance); again, repeating variations of the same theme over and over again amplifies the perception of its frequency.

    Well Breitbart is virtually the only one broadcasting immigrant crime versus the entire MSM broadcasting any affront to a minority. It’s a dirty job and someone’s got to do it.

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  8. I am white. In more than one occasion someone has called the police on me for spurious reasons. It is not a race matter.

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  9. anon111 says:

    blacks commit violent crime at 3-4x the rate and have the gall to complain about some minor consequences?

    who cares?

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  10. Mishra says:
    @willem1
    All of the above-described incidents are known only because they were reported by mainstream media. Giving an inordinate amount of coverage to these types of incidents by repeatedly reporting them amplifies the public's perception of their frequency, and being selective with the details tells people just enough to pander to their preexisting prejudices and make any assumptions they want to make about possible mitigating factors. Breitbart does this in reverse by reporting ad nauseam about immigrant lawbreakers (for instance); again, repeating variations of the same theme over and over again amplifies the perception of its frequency. (At least among the already converted.)

    All of the above-described incidents are known only because they were reported by mainstream media. Giving an inordinate amount of coverage to these types of incidents by repeatedly reporting them amplifies the public’s perception of their frequency, and being selective with the details tells people just enough to pander to their preexisting prejudices and make any assumptions they want to make about possible mitigating factors.

    Exactly right. And people (including black people!) call the cops on wypipos all the time but it never makes the news. Dog Bites Man. Cops shoot white guys every day of the year–often killing them–but it doesn’t fit The Narrative. And on and on and on.

    The Media Create “Truth” for the Masses.

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