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Boy Who Taunted Blacks Over Wal-Mart Intercom Arrested

By March 22, 2010

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Authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy Saturday who allegedly used a customer courtesy phone at a Southern New Jersey Wal-Mart to harass black clientele.

"Attention, Wal-Mart customers: All black people, leave the store now," the boy reportedly said over loud speaker March 14.

Now, police have charged the unnamed boy with bias, intimidation and harassment. He faces up to a year in a juvenile detention center, if found guilty, the New York Times reports.

It's hard to imagine how I would've reacted had I been in the store when those words rang out over the intercom. I likely would have stopped in my tracks, not quite believing I'd heard them. Once reality set in, however, so would my indignation.

Just like "driving while black" can set African Americans on edge, "shopping while black" can as well. Even in contemporary America, black customers continue to be followed around in stores, ignored when they seek to be waited on and expected not to be able to afford expensive goods. With such baggage, the last thing African American Wal-Mart shoppers needed to hear that day was someone ordering them to leave. And, while adult black shoppers probably quickly regrouped from the episode, the same may not be true for any children in the store, no matter their skin color. March 14, 2010, may have marked the first time any kids in the store realized that black people are often unwanted. Thus, in a matter of seconds, the teenager who hijacked the intercom may have done damage that will take weeks, months or, possibly even, years to overcome.

Given this, you might think I want the suspect to rot in juvie for a year. Actually, the opposite is true. I don't see how sending this teen away with kids probably more disturbed than he is for 12 months will help matters. Will the suspect change his views of blacks if detained for a year? Will he realize why his remarks hurt others? Likely not. Accordingly, rather than send the suspect to jail, I'd suggest giving him some racial sensitivity training, along with making him do community service at a civil rights organization. If this isn't a teachable moment, I don't know what is.

I not only question how helpful juvenile detention will be in this situation but also what the suspect's motives here were. Does he harbor a true bias against black people, or did a friend dare him to make the remark over the intercom, and he thoughtlessly complied? Teenagers, of course, make impulsive decisions, ones that don't always reflect their true nature. That's why it's important to know if the suspect is a young racist who wanted to spread his ideology of hate in public or a knucklehead who made a rash decision to get a rise out of people using racism.

Until these details are known, I'm unwilling to rush to judgment.

Comments

March 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm
(1) ruth g shechter says:

I FEEL AS THOUGH I’M BACK IN THE 60′S – FIGHTING FOR AN END TO LEGALIZED BIGOTRY AND DISCRIMINATION, AND AN END TO RACISM. GIVEN THE ATTACKS (VERBAL) ON U.S. REPS. EMANUEL CLEAVER AND BARNEY FRANK, I BELIEVE WE’D BETTER GET BUSY AND FIGHT THIS AWFUL ONSLAUGHT!

March 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm
(2) Christopher Smith says:

We will just have to wait and see, and we maybe never will get the information as his identity is protected as a minor. We wont know what motivated him, a hatred of black people, or whether he himself was black and trying to create a false “racism incident”.

March 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm
(3) Richard Keefe says:

You seem to have no problem assuming the suspect was White.

The police have refused to identify the boy’s race, for some reason, so why do you jump to the conclusion that he’s White?

As last month’s noose incident at Cal State proves, where the perpetrator was a “female student of color,” knuckleheads come in all shades and genders.

Racial profiling is racial profiling, even when it’s aimed at Whites.

March 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm
(4) Nadra says:

Can you point to the part in this piece where I make this assumption? I never refer to the suspect as white, or any other race.

March 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm
(5) Robert says:

He was trying to get a rise out of people. He knew it would happen. The sad thing is the public reaction, not what he did. A racist is a person who wakes up thinking about the color of their skin. A racist looks at a person and notices the person’s skin color first. A racist blames everything that happens to them on their skin color and that of people who seem to have it easier. A racist stays in a rut, dwelling on skin color, rotting away at the core worrying about who has what and how they got it. Black people are saying that they “called 911″ because of this prank. What law was broken (according to the people who called)? Black people are boycotting the store. That’s stupid since the store didn’t offend you. Black people say Walmart shouldn’t have phones that allow this to happen. I’ve got news for you black people whining about this pathetic “story”. You are racist. This world does not revolve around you and your blackness. We cannot make laws to protect you from ever being offended about your blackness. You guys need to get a grip on life and stop looking for things to be offended by. What he said was mild in comparison to the filth and slander that is freely spoken (and sometimes broadcasted on national television) which goes unpunished all the time. At the worst, the boy should be prosecuted for trespassing or maybe disturbing the peace. The only thing he legally did wrong was the unofficial use of the Walmart intercom system. He might as well have said “Everyone in this store is fat”… but because he knew exactly how to get the (ridiculous) reaction he wanted, he chose the following.

“Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now”

Do you think white people would care as much about the same comment directed at them? Do you think anyone wants to even approach someone who is so easily “offended”? Who is really hurting race relations here: Some teenage instigator on an intercom, or the people blowing it out of proportion?

Black people are followed in stores because they have a disproportionate statistical history of stealing things. Not to mention that a lot of people living in a culture rich city such as New York, Los Angeles, or Houston has experienced this first hand, ESPECIALLY shop owners. Consider that a people that makes up only 13% of the population commits 30-35% of all forms of theft in the Unites States and you might have a better idea of why other races have a general mistrust of black people. Take into further consideration that this same 13% are responsible for 56% of crimes that are specifically robbery (not burglary, larceny, or car theft). Is this unfair? Should we trust black people equally despite those statistics and our personal experiences? Also, some black people need to take what they are wearing into consideration. If you like to wear the same sort of attire that “thugs” would wear, then you only have yourself to blame when you’re being watched like a criminal.

As far as expecting black people to not be able to afford expensive things, well come on… it has to do with the above. This is also experience-related, but with no obvious data to support it. I know several shop owners in Houston who refuse to serve black people unless the person can prove they will pay. A hair salon owner I know has the problem of black women coming in and ignoring the pricing or failing to ask anyone of the pricing. They then get their hair done and act surprised/appalled at the price, and will proceed to complain about the haircut and try to find fault with it in order to get out of paying. This is not an upscale/overpriced hair salon, and nearly all of the employees are minorities themselves.

You probably wanted to say it, but other races are generally afraid of black people too. This is probably an unreasonable sentiment seing as how black people are only responsible for… 50% of all murders in the United States and about 31% of other violent crimes… Wow.

All of these statistics are from the FBI and can be found on their website.

March 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(6) Lonnie says:

Bottom line is it could have caused a riot. Dumb kid. If he was mine I’d have turned him every way but loose when he got home. Then I’d turn him over to his Mom! It wouldn’t have been a pretty picture I can tell you. Bet he’ll think twice the next time he tries to be funny.

March 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm
(7) JK says:

Sounds like he should have been more polite and said, “Attention, Wal-Mart customers: All black people PLEASE leave the store now.”

I’m kidding and please, everyone, lighten up. This incident does prove that teenagers can be very immature, but not that there is a growing race problem in America.

March 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm
(8) Billy says:

I’m glad you think this a “teachable situation”. I would have to agree. This is a dumb kid who while insensitive, I’m sure did not mean any malice. As the kids say, he was “doing it for the lulz”.

I’m sure the kid didn’t realize how this hurt people on many levels. I agree that sensitivity education, and some community service work would be appropriate here.

Unfortunately it seems that many in the community there are calling for nothing short of a lynching. I think if many there had their way this kid would be swinging from the nearest tree before sundown.

Too often, emotions get in the way of real solutions. I hope cooler heads prevail in this situation.

March 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
(9) Robert says:

It could have caused a riot? What are you on?

March 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm
(10) JennyChungPak says:

The suspect was a black 16 year old. Just because the media hides this one minor detail, doesn’t mean that you can’t access it from official public records!

March 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm
(11) mike says:

Raicism, bigotry, anti-semitism are mindsets passed from generation to generation. The tragedy of such behaviors is that they are not slips of the tongue, but fractures in human spirits.

with non whites throughout the world proving that they can succeed just as well as whites in any field, there is arising frustrations in America and Europe. The question that whites are faced with is this: how do we now cope in a world in which our place in it is getting smaller and smaller? This is not to imply that only whites have racists isssues,as this can be found anywhere. One example is the aspect of ‘colorism’ in the african-american community.

The inevitable answer to racism or anti-semitism is the renewal of the human heart so that it is free of hate, rage and stereotypical thinking towards those who are different. The faith community must take it’s place in giving men everywhere the invitation to love their neighbor, and be changed in the process.

Which gets to another question: what are people learning in church on Sunday morning?

March 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm
(12) Hitler0897 says:

hahahahahahahaha, this is so funny, that kid had some balls. Hahaha this made my day

March 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm
(13) James says:

Nadra Kareem: race hustler extraordinaire!
Were it not for affirmative action Ms. Kareem, you would be eating from a trashcan.

Your sole existence is that of a curio so that an employer can say: “look, we hired a black so we could never be accused of being racists.”
What you have you did not earn, but owe entirely to the color of your skin and not “the content of your character”. How many non-black men or women could even contemplate employment as one who would “examine issues of race for media outlets”.
That title alone is laughable and marks you as a non-serious person far more than the most ardent racist would because of the color of your skin.

I find it hard to believe that this juvenile prank warranted a several hundred word screen about the evils of “racism”, but if you did not see the racist bogeyman behind every bush, what would people like you do for a living could you not invent it?
There just are not that many trashcans to feed you all.

When you encounter real instances of racism, please let us know.

March 23, 2010 at 2:27 am
(14) Ballie says:

Common guys get over it – Having a good chuckle about it here in South Africa …….. Hilarious!

March 23, 2010 at 10:07 am
(15) Bridget says:

So Robert if we black people would just forget to be black and act like you good white folks then we (blacks) would be ok? The real problem isnt racist white people instutional or other wise but the black people who notice it? If they (blacks) would just ignore it then life would be so much easier? Robert in reality what you are saying is there is NO racism on the part of white people? It is just in the minds of black people??? And how would you know this Robert? When the last time you were black it was nothing to it. No one judged you based on your skin color.

March 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm
(16) smutmonger says:

Will you children quit arguing and play quietly!?I’ve got a headache!

March 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm
(17) Bobby says:

Comment filtering, really? So much for free speech, why do you have a website that is ostensibly for open discussion, yet YOU (nadra) have to agree with everything posted first.

March 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm
(18) Nadra says:

Actually, comments that include foul language are automatically filtered out. I noticed that you did try to submit another message with asterisks in curse words to attack another reader. It’s not acceptable to attack other readers on the blog. That includes name-calling, etc.

March 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm
(19) Robert says:

Really… REALLY? Ok here’s the “clean” version. I’m sure you’ll find some other pathetic reason to delete it.

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I’m not reiterating anything, go back and try reading again. I find it irritating that you equate acting like a civil american to acting white. Is wanting an education white, is not stealing white, is being pleasant white? Being black isn’t an excuse to act however you want.

You don’t even see it in yourself right now, you’re just trying to stir up controversy. Yes there’s racism sometimes, but it’s not ALWAYS there, we’re not going to constantly watch what we say just so black people won’t get a little pissed off. Even my friend’s younger sister came home the other day asking why black people are offended by every little thing and no one else is. She’s asian if that makes a difference in your ignorant mind.

Living in Houston I’ve heard black people shamelessly spout the worst garbage you could think of. Yelling obscene phrases, being obnoxiously loud, thinking everyone wants to hear them rap, and making sure everyone knows just how they feel about everything are all regular things to be expected of the average black person under 40. Yet the rest of us aren’t allowed to talk about it, because that would make us racists. We’re not allowed to hate the stupid things you do, oh no… that would be discrimination. It’s not common sense to hate someone being rude, loud and obscene… thats racism….

Do you hear yourselves?

March 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm
(20) Marissa says:

I do agree that this was wrong, and that this teen should be punished for his actions. Whether he directed this comment towards any minority, it would still be wrong. Many white people do not see the racism in this because they either are oblivious to racism or they don’t want to see it. Recently i read a book entitled “White Like Me” by Tim Wise, its a book about white privilege and its written by a white man, and it has opend my eyes to see how much racism there truly is in our society. It so obvious that racism is still pervalent, and this young man is most likely being raised in a racist home. Any person that against racism, no matter what their race, would never make a comment like this.

March 23, 2010 at 6:45 pm
(21) David says:

What can you say about kids these days, but they are full of surprises. I think everyone is unwanted everywhere and that is a fact, to push just being “black” is odd to say even thinking they are expected not to afford things. The fact is now and forever we live in a state of racial bias and it will never go away even when races are combined, because then a whole new racist bias will start. Lets only hope that we put ourselves around positive people and live our lives without feeling we are unwanted by others, because that’s not where I will be. The kid was ignorant and now he has to face the consequences for saying something to a crowd of shoppers. Will this stick in the minds of the people there, ehh, maybe, but I wouldn’t hold this as an everlasting image for children to think “black people” are unwanted, that is a bit much. It is not just America it is the whole world working against its own minds. Now this kid has a lot to think about for the rest of his life, because he is more scarred now than anyone for doing something so stupid.

March 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm
(22) Nadra says:

David, I see your point. But, for a lot of children of color, it is seemingly small things that make a big impression on them racially. For example, the first time President Obama realized people thought being black was “wrong” was when he saw an ad for skin bleaching cream in a magazine. On the surface, it’s not a big deal, but he remembered that ad well into his adulthood. A person I know, who is of Indian and European descent, first realized he was “different” when some of his playmates referred to him as “brown boy.” Once again, on the surface, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it was the first time my friend realized that being a minority meant being singled out in a way the other kids were not. He’d never thought of himself as “brown boy” or considered his skin color and the effects of it at all before that point.

March 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm
(23) Ashleigh says:

This is in response to Roberts comment,quoting ‘other races are generally afraid of black people too. This is probably an unreasonable sentiment seing as how black people are only responsible for… 50% of all murders in the United States and about 31% of other violent crimes…’
Your personal experience of black people is obviously limited to your environment and that is a reality,however,all black people do not live in houston and do not all come from the same economic or social class and so depending on what part of the Country,city or neighbourhood you are from, your opinion of black people will definetly be formed depending on where you are.ln my Middle/upper class mixed/black neighbourhood,the last thing we want are Moving Gypos and Trailer Park ‘you know what’ and all their shenanigans.The thing to note here is Economic and social class, if you choose to surround yourself with ANYONE from a lower economic class in a run down neighbourhood, the chances of you being surrounded by high crime,bad manners and ignorance is high and its opposite if you climb the economic ladder.To add to your comments about the list of FBI files,the FBI list of 100 most wanted people include majority white and non-black people.Money scammer Bernard Madoff is the Fraudster of the century,insurance fraudster,Marcus Schrenker,l could go on and on.All the priests wanted for child molestation are all White male.Majority of the serial killers in America are white.All these White Governors coming out with sex scandals or illegal money spending scandals and spending Government money on Whore houses,deceiving their constituencies and bringing embarassement to the nation and their country.Just because they wear suits and look like the most unlikey suspects does not make it any less of a crime.Lets just say you guys have perfected the acts of crime because you started it in the first place.Take a look at history,Black slavery,innocent killing of the Jews,taking over nations and countries that originally do not belong to you.lf you want to point your fingers, l think you need to take a good look at yourself and your ancestors.Every race is capable of crime, not one single race is exempt from any stone being thrown at them.You talked about Black people calling attention to themselves by being overly sensitive about race issues; how does one call attention to themselves if someone else isn’t doing the talking,name calling,the bullying,the sterotyping,
the disenfranchisement,the marginalisation,the unequality in employment and housing,the preferential treatment in funding white suburban schools and neglecting similar
schools that are predominantly non-white,the scary health officials who allowed a barbaric Tuskegee experiment on 400 poor,unknowing black men in Alabama.With
the countless of nameless undocumented crime done against black people in this country, your response to that is that they shut up and not do anything, not react, not report, not try to change things.lf a lady was raped several times by the same victim and she reports the incident every time,it
doesn’t mean she is trying to bring attention to herself, she wants the crime to stop period,she is the Victim, not the perpetrator.
Black people in this country are the victims of many hate groups;as long as there are groups like White supremacist, how do you think the attention or focus is going to ever go away from black people.l am not in anyway condoning or
justifying any bad behaviour from black people.But l want you to pause a little and think what the after effect of years of slavery and bondage,and
the negavity that comes with it, it will take an equal amount of therapy and absolute equality and peace to change things permanently in the black community.Obviously this does not apply to everyone, some people have beaten the odds, we have a mixed race president to show for it in a still very racist country, but l know we’ll get there….someday.

March 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm
(24) Ashleigh says:

And just to add to my earlier comment,l have had the worst experience with predominantly White people,bad manners at check outs at groceries,lack of etiquette at social events,using curse words around my children at malls,white Moms at Mommy groups being the most obnoxious and loud about everything,my previous white neighbours being extremely rude and hostile to me and after l put my condo on the market to sell,one of them solicited for me to give her my condo to sell so she could benefit from a hefty commission???Why would l want to give pure evil over 40,000 grand to benefit especially when l am moving out because of her and the rest of the K klan and after being extremely racist to me?? And then this retarded white cop following and stopping me for no reason other than my sports car looking ‘too expensive for a black person’ and then trying to hit on me afterwards,l can go on and on.However,l do not think that all white people are the same or will l ever limit my opinions about any specific race by my personal experiences because that will obviously be ignorant of me.

March 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm
(25) Ashleigh says:

FBI’S MOST WANTED; “http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/photo_archive.htm” Out of the first 100 men, 96 of them are White and 4 of them are black.This link is a follow up of my comment in response to Roberts comment about Black people being majority of crime offenders in America.The same website carries information about the race ratios of Americas Most Wanted and Dangerous people.This is to illustrate that crime doesn’t have a color, its people,but most interesting though is that out of the first 100 men where 96 white male and only 4 black male.Something to think about.

March 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm
(26) Robert says:

Can’t really address everything that’s inaccurate about what you’ve said because of the pure volume of it, but that’s not to say you’re in any way correct. First off think about the TYPES of crimes the FBI deals with. Second, think of how many white people there are. Now think of how many black people there are. My point was the disproportionate amount of crime. 13% of the population should NOT be responsible for that much crime. I didn’t say white people were immaculate or anything of the sort.

Quick responses to some of the garbage you listed off:

Priests molesting children – majority of Catholic priests are white, what do you expect? Most people sooner blame the church and its celibacy rules than.. white people? haha

Serial Killers – Considering the murder statistics, if what you say is true then I’d say black criminals are just too bold and end up getting caught sooner. Unless you are implying that killing because you’re angry is more noble than killing because you’re psychotic…

Corrupt Politicians – The majority of politicians that anyone cares to hear about (the movers and shakers) are white anyways so of course the majority of scumbags will be white… like there aren’t any corrupt black ones? Heck, I’ll be the first to admit that before any real change can happen in any aspect of our country we have to get rid of all these old white people in office.

“Take a look at history,Black slavery,innocent killing of the Jews,taking over nations and countries that originally do not belong to you”

I don’t really know what to say to that… other than the obvious fact that the Holocaust didn’t take place in America. Since you want to somehow compare skin color on a global scale… look at Africa’s entire history of war, slavery, and genocide.. past and present. Or to stay on topic, look at how many Americans are murdered by a people that makes up only 13% of this country. Of the (approximately) 14,180 people murdered in 2008, about 7,200 were murdered by a black person. Any of this sinking in yet?

You decide to mention the holocaust yet that happened much more recently than American slavery, was more devastating, millions were murdered and tortured, people had everything taken from them, and some left everything behind to flee to another country. All were slaves to Germany (if you could even describe them that way) and many worked on the construction of the famous Audubon highway in Germany. Apart from the holocaust, Jews have also experienced previous bouts of slavery and discrimination throughout history.

Here’s some news for ya, slavery didn’t start in America, not even “black” slavery. Though I’m not advocating it, slavery has been around since before recorded history. On top of this, many African slaves were being captured and sold by other Africans. Jews have recovered (much) faster in an economic sense and they don’t seek everyone’s pity. Whereas there’s no one alive today that experienced the pre-civil war slavery nor anyone whose parents or grandparents did either for that matter. Yet that’s all you ever hear about when black people need an excuse to feel discriminated against.

The inequality in employment is due to lack of qualification, and you’re not the only group that gets discriminated against in employment. Even white people have to dress and act a certain way as you pointed out, some of us aren’t as “socially acceptable” as the rest… but when a corporation or business isn’t looking for someone who loves to be themself, but rather needs the employee to be able to conform, then that’s the demand. It’s easy to whine and yell discrimination, but can you really say that in every instance of “discrimination” you weren’t over-reacting or weren’t partly to blame? I know the towns you’re talking about with the obnoxious soccer moms that are shamelessly racist, I’m not saying that people like that don’t exist, I’m saying that not everyone is like that.

“If a lady was raped several times by the same victim and she reports the incident every time,it
doesn’t mean she is trying to bring attention to herself, she wants the crime to stop period,she is the Victim, not the perpetrator.”

Except consider the “victim” that is full of it. Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf? No one believed that guy, no one even wanted to hear it. Then when something bad did happen, everyone acted the same way as they did when he was lying. You guys are all too busy looking for racism and everyone is tired of hearing it. All we’re saying is STFU until something like RAPE actually happens. Not when some kid is on the Wal-Mart intercom having fun at the expense of an over-sensitive bunch that happened to be black. Black?!.. oh my goodness his actions were clearly inspired by such hate! wait… isn’t this just like calling a fat person fat for the sole purpose of making them angry? He knew they were going to get upset, that was the point! Lots of things happen in this exact same way all the time every day, yet it’s not racism and no other group complains about it nearly as much.

So with all the social welfare programs available, affirmative action, the same education opportunities available (more easily attained actually, considering scholarships and quotas, and “no child left behind”), and the same birth control options available, etc… whats the deal? Too cool for school?

April 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm
(27) Dionna says:

Dear Friends, Happy Fool’s Day!!!

Police Chief: As a recruit, you’ll be faced with some difficult issues. What would you do if you had to arrest your mother?
New Recruit: Call for backup!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

April 2, 2010 at 5:30 am
(28) Jace says:

Nice. The boy turns out to be black himself. If that boy’s not actually retarded, then just goes to prove how blacks love to stir up racism, all by themselves, any chance they get.

April 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm
(29) lonnie says:

Robert I am not “on” anything. If you don’t think someone could have gotten hurt over this then you are astonishingly naive.

April 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm
(30) Ashleigh says:

Robert, this is not a competition about the crime ratio, Black versus white,and who breaks the law the most in America or in the World in general,this is more of an objective look at crime.l do not know what statistics you are looking at or if you are selectivley choosing what crimes to highlight to stress your emphasis on black crime, but its evident that your views and opinions are very subjective and laced with prejudice.America and the world in general is full of people who commit crime,black white,asian,etc.They are PEOPLE, if you want to go into details and study the statistics of what type of crime,then you will arive at different figures depending on what type of crime you are studying and l can assure you that the majority of those figures does not exclude white people.The more organized,sophisticated crimes tend to be commited by people who are much higher up in the economic ladder,i.e Assasination of your past president,Mortgage crisis commited by the smart guys on wall street,crimes commited by the mafia,illegal and unauthorized selling of body parts by mortuary officials to pharmaceutical companies,selling of drugs that have major negative side effects by major pharmaceuticals to enhance profits;a particular story which caused a lot of people their lives,talk about the fall of Enron,largest merchant of natural gas,specifically causing energy shortages in California to gain from innocent citizens.l can list 20 more crimes around the country which have had really bad effects on consumers.These are,unfortunately, crimes which have a deeper impact and cause a lot of damage,and are the ones that are targeted at struggling communities,countries,people.The faces behind these crimes and the bulk of all white collar crimes are white.You can do a little bit of investigation and research yourself as well as and watching history channels.My point being, you cannot seperate crimes that are commited by a group of people which you hear about on some local news or in your neighbourhood and say they are resposible for every type of crime there is in nation because that is obviously not the truth and is very subjective.What type of crime are we specifically talking about?If you’ve come to the conclusion that certain crimes seem to be committed by a group of people depending on what part of the country,economic class and neighbourhood they are from, then thats a fair analogy,if you’ve made your analogy with white and black and every other race within that analogy.However,to say that the majority of all crimes in America are committed by black people is obviously a very subjective way to look at crime in America.Crime is crime, sophisticated or not, inflicted on a particular individual or group of people,or comuunities or countries, organized or individual.l do not know what your personal preferences are for the people you choose to like or dislike but l do think,judging from what crimes you choose to emphasize on and the way you arrive at your conclusions, its evident that there is some indication of racism in you and so personally,l find it difficult to believe that your views are objective and free from prejudice.By the way,garbage normally comes from the person putting it out; coming from someone who is accusing a group of people of being unnecessarily rude and obnoxious.This is a discussion,its very unnecessary to take it personal.l am sure you are mature enough to disagree with me without being rude.

April 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm
(31) Robert says:

Hahahaha! I’m a racist because of FACTUAL statistics compiled by the FBI? Amazing how you came to that conclusion. I scanned that giant unformatted chunk of incoherent babble you posted and couldn’t find anything worth responding to, mostly because you haven’t said anything that made any sense.

From what I can gather though, you seem to think that white people are mostly responsible for white collar crimes… even though more-often-than-not white collar jobs involve a considerable amount of white people. This is increasingly more accurate as you go up the corporate ladder. So then I must ask, what connection do you think you’re making here?

It’s not as though there’s an equal supply of minorities in white collar jobs, or in priesthood as you brought up earlier either. So if you have an organization that is comprised of mostly white people, what are the odds that someone committing a white collar crime will be… white? It’s not far from the truth to say that big businesses everywhere (globally) are looking for every chance they get to screw someone over for an extra buck. The only times you hear about it are when they get caught.

So lets review: We’ve got businesses everywhere, none of them are saints, and mostly employ white people in their decision-making ranks. Hmmm since every big business is potentially doing something wrong, whether its as big as Enron or not, what are the odds that it’ll be a white person? If you said the odds are high you are correct. Corporate crime is a part of corporate culture, I can’t believe you tried to correlate this and priests molesting children with white culture.

This is ignoring the MAIN problem with your “argument”. When I’m walking down a dark street at night, do you really think I’m worried about “white collar crime” coming to get my 401k? No. I’m worried that I’ll get robbed, attacked, or worse. I worry even more for my tiny fiance. Robbery, Burglary, Theft, and Violent Crimes (including murder) are the majority of crimes that most people of sound mind are concerned with on a daily basis.

Go find those FBI statistics, they are compiled professionally as you would expect. If you had any experience in preparing or analyzing statistics then maybe you would approach this with a little more… logic. The fact that you reject the statistics and then cite them as a misinterpretation says that you just really don’t know what you’re talking about.

April 18, 2010 at 10:38 am
(32) Billy Bearden says:

In 1992, I was working at one of Williamsburg Virginia’s finest establishments. I befriended a recently employed El Salvadoran man, who had never been to America before. His mame was Jose Castro Cruz. I drove him places like to get groceries, to Norfolk to get his work Visa, and other errands. We taught each other our native languages.

One day he said he wanted a haircut. There was a barbershop a block away from his apartment. It was a black barbershop. I went with him to help translate and help with the money.

We sat there for about 20 minutes as the barber was cutting another man’s hair. Then 2 men came in off the street and sat down. When the original customer was finished the barber took one of the new men. The process was repeated again.

After about an hour, I told Jose to go with me. I drove across town to the Hair Cutery. I told the girl that Jose needed a haircut and to give him the works. Later Jose said he really loved the hair washing – and that was the place he always returned to during his stay in America

Niether of us ever went back to ask exactly why the barber openly discriminated against us. Did he do so because I am white or because Jose was a foriegner. I knew this kind of thing happens all the time, but it left a bad taste and bad impression on Jose, who would say from time to time “Blacks no good!”

April 21, 2010 at 12:45 am
(33) elloydaz says:

To Robert and all that it may concern, in 20 – 30 years it will not matter what you think, your impression, dislikes, personal/ collective world views; will mean nothing, and you’ll be knocking on the big door of human compassion and no one will answer; if you think you got a country, you better hold on.

April 21, 2010 at 11:57 pm
(34) Ashleigh says:

Robert, l can see that your brain has been formed in a way that there is no logical thinking process to it and so l am just going to say a few things in response.There are major subjective loopholes in your narrow minded views about black people and l realise you are one more Robot in this very controlled,many times contrived society.You can continue being a Zombie and have subjective generalizations about people as a result of your experiences, which by the way, seem to be reflective of your low income neighbourhood. l strongly suggest getting a University Education and move to a higher income neighbourhood and see the difference in the lack of positive experiences.High crime is undoubtedly the result of the major economic imbalance in housing,education and employment which naturally gives rise to bad neighbourhoods; a monster which this country has created and now cannot control.l would suggest travelling to other countries,thats if you can afford it,go to the UK,Europe and Western Africa,not the Africa that some of your thieving charities keep showing over and over again in the media to keep the fraud going, as though there are no starving families in America; the real Africa,the Econonomically balanced,Wealthier,Structured Africa, the Africa that gives opportunities to you Americans in Oil rich communities so that you can feed your families back home,tax free.Perhaps that will expand your narrow minded brain and show you that the world is much bigger than what your tiny little neighbourhood in houston has shown you about another race.Most intelligent and educated people arrive at conclusions through a logical process; By calling my comments ‘babbling’ doesn’t make it any less factual buddy.And hey, the feeling is mutual, we are just as scared of you unpredictable, serial killing,high school bombing,indefinitely depressed,spouse killing,children drowning,threatened by the existence of every other race,major lack of confidence,schizophrenic,close minded,never travelled,non logical forming robots as much as you are scared of us.Be confident to process things logically and not come to conclusions by random events in your high crime neighbourhood.Atleast everyone knows when to run away when they see someone who seems threatening, as opposed to you guys that come in the form of the devil, normally as a chameleon, a snake, disguised in the way that is expected and predictable but give the mostly deadly poisons that are meant to kill permanently.We know what a potentially dangerous person looks like, and atleast we know what neighbourhoods to avoid,but with you guys because you are so perfect in disguising your true nature,we just generally stay away because you come from all walks of life,teacher,priest,high school student,nanny,doctor,parents,soccer moms, there must be some psychological, mental retardation going on since its every type out there represented commiting any and every type of crime possible, its definitely harder to distinguish any of you.l always ask myself, why do these fools take out life insurances on their spouses,harm them and honestly think noone is going to find out.Common sense should be given to your people perhaps as borrowed genes because you certainly lack it when it comes to the crimes you commit.Your people have committed the worst crimes in the history of humanity and always try to make sense out of it.l don’t have to say it over and over again to make it true, all we need to do is look at history books and watch your news channel.And by the way, you said something much earlier about slavery not starting in America, who cares where it started, White Americans participated in it in the most horrific way possible, so that makes it just as bad.And tell me, who had the hardest time dealing with the Emancipation of slaves,who else, white America.And even if slavery didn’t begin here, all the first immigrants from Germany,lreland,England and all the others that came here in their quests to take a land that doesn’t belong to them,came from nations where slavery had started and so which means slavery was a continuation from whatever country they came from to this country.Some advice, get some higher education and move from that run down neighbourhood of yours and perhaps you can afford some money to travel, and take your girlfriend with you,and perhaps you will both get to learn that the real people you should be scared of is staring right back at you in the mirror.

April 22, 2010 at 2:12 am
(35) Ashleigh says:

And just to add, the Craigslist killer who was supposed to be this innocent looking medical studen,t who seemed to have it all,promising future, lovely fiancee, looking every bit normal ended up being this empty headed psycho,with nothing apparently wrong with him and no apparent indication of being this looney, walking about with a ticking time machine and shocking everyone by murdering those innocent women and because he didn’t look anything like what you would expect a murderer to look like, its still hard to put him with the crimes he committed.
Well that image is what we see in the majority of you, ticking time machines, no apparent provocation, fitting in like everyone else while having this sinister plans about harming innocent people.l think that is by far a worse threat to society.

April 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm
(36) Ashleigh says:

Robert, Do we need to teach you to copy and paste too? ls there someone typing what you want to say, how you need to say it or how you should express yourself too? Gracious! Theres nothing wrong with the link, you can ask whoever is thinking for you to try again!http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/photo_archive.htm

As elloydaz says, in 20 years max, none of what you and your kind think or say will matter!The world is not a monoploy and will not be dictated by one single race or country; knowlegde and resources bring power,Asia is already a top player in the global economy and will keep growing,South Asia(lndia in particular)is growing among other significant things as a major outsourcing destination for major companies all over the world.Africa with all the challenges its facing is still a huge contributor for oil and gas as well as providing intellectual Manpower in European counries as there is low birth count in some of these countries.And the reason why all of these is important and affects racism at home and globally is because relevant Knowlegde and Resources is power,power ultimately gives you a say in the world and that eliminates essentially the core reason why people discriminate.This eventually will give rise to individual confidence in who we all are human beings created perfectly in our true identity.lts very important that the world is being controlled and managed by every representative of the human race, that way no one group can monopolise or dictate how everyone else should exist.And the world will continue to evolve into a more balanced and perfect union between races.ln a country like America, the more specific issues i.e constitutional racism will begin to change for the better, resulting in even spreading of the economic wealth therefore reducing the ratios of certain types of crimes in low income neighbourhood where certain races who have been marginalised reside.

April 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(37) Ashleigh says:

Robert, People are just as concerned with the daily stuff as they are concerned with stuff that have permanent damages to their financial future,health damages caused by greedy individuals in the pharmaceutical companies allowing drugs that have fatal side effects,damages done to children by seemingly honest religious men and women,damages caused to children by individuals within the educational system and evil caregivers, people are just as concerned about their personal privacy i.e the Erin Andrews story,a cowardly peeping tom stalking her everywhere; And what race was her offender? Why are we not surprised that he is white? And that is not to say that the daily stuff is always committed by black people,you guys are just as guilty of the daily stuff as you are of the big stuff.According to you,black crime is much larger in proportion in comparison with their actual populatio; lets assume that whatever convenient statistics you’ve used is true, how in any way does that justify ANY crimes committed by white people which majority of the time are covered up by corrupt groups like the white supremacists who are active members of the judicial and law enforcement,a good example is a story in Atlanta,Georgia in 1979, dubbed the Atlanta child murders,investigating the killing of young black boys between the ages of 12 and 17, it turns out that the investigation never really made the headlines as it would have if those kids were white.Those innocent kids were black and from poor neighbourhoods and also because the offenders,one of them,Charles sanders and members of his family, convicted peodaphiles,were members of the kkk and who at the same time happen to be friends with law enforcement officials.After Wayne williams(black man) who was falsely accused and conveniently imprisoned,the killings continued,proving that they let the perpetrators roam the streets free to continue killing black young children.You talk about facts and statistics and you have not cited one true story about any black crimes and you air your baseless unfounded views without one single citation.You are the one who has ZERO knowledge about collecting statistics and using active real events to back up your prejudiced views.And even if you did come up with anything, why are you not taking responsibility for crimes committed by white people.Just as you are pointing your racists fingers at black people there are 100 more fingers from different races pointing theirs right back at you.l am sure you will be the first to report(and rightly so), when you are attacked or offended by someone who looks different from you,but will be quick to forgive and let it go if the person were of the same race as you; well, you know what, thats PREJUDICE, in case you don’t understand the term, and thats judging you from your personal views.The difference between us is that l don’t approve of ANY crime, committed by black,white,brown,blue or pink people, l can pull up stats of black and white crime and l am deeply appalled by any, but l am not going to sit back while someone points an accusatory finger at any single race and make it seem like they are the worst offenders, when the accuser is part of a race that has committed and still committing the most heinous crimes and have others of their kind cover up their dirty work.The unfounded fears of most people in this country about black people are and were created by the prejudiced and racist people who dominate this country and still fuel the hatred to keep black people down,disillusioned and hopeless, just like the bully in the class who tells everyone to stear clear from the innocent but different child in the class,taunts him about his differences and tries in some way to make himself feel important and popular by doing that, but the real reason he is doing it is because he is really threatened by the presence of another profound existence which he sees as equal but different and for fear he may lose popularity,be less liked or for his other stupid insecurities, he starts a hatred campaign against another innocent human being.He ratches up the victims flaws as a reason to keep him down and out and exaggerates his minor vices to enforce his hatred and use it as a reason to cast him aside and continue to make him a victim.Thats you and thats what many white people in this contry do to minorities, especially black people.Have you heard the word, live and let live? Relax and don’t be threatened by another persons existence.Everyone has vices and some commit crimes and hopefully an unbiased legal system will deal with it, without you trying to exaggerate how one group is doing more crime than others,perhaps in time when the country is free of prejudice and racism, when the nation has more equal opportunities for minorities,that in turn will reduce crime in general.Racism and prejudice towards a certain group of people has a direct link to high crime by those individuals residing in those neighbourhoods,when we the human race comes closer to a more equal representation of different races in the key aspects of the society, then thats bound to affect crime among disenfranchised minorities and neighbourhoods, its that simple, theres no cause without effect, you can not be sick and think that there is no cause and solution for it,sometimes the solutions have either been ignored or not discovered yet.if theres high crime in some neighbourhoods, the reasons are deeply founded and directly linked to inequality,lack of opportunities and racism, regardless of whatever you think.

November 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm
(38) Smt says:

The funny thing is, this article in its self is racist towards White people. Thanks very much.

January 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm
(39) James says:

Thats Digusting I hate racism it makes me feel sick. I hope he was arrested the noob. He should know better and i bet the Walmart shoppers of this culture where annoyed to.

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(40) James says:

I want Walmart to come to perth W.A i want to go there everyday.

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(41) jason says:

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