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  1. southsider2k5

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I love that the this isn't a big deal crowd didn't make a big deal out of this until people started protesting over issues in the black community. Then it's all WhAt AbOuT CoViD!ยก!
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    George Floyd Thread

    Willfully ignoring what is happening around you is exactly that. Ignorance.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Trump has run the biggest non-recession deficits in history even before Covid. Those voters didn't give a shit until they started talking about social security and Medicare.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Almost got a "those people" that time.
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    George Floyd Thread

    And because of that they attend lesser funded schools... I mean you can see this at every level of attainment.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Yeah, I don't know why people are upset enough to riot and burn things. It must be because I don't think they can do anything. It can't be generations of social and economic policy designed to make them fail.
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    George Floyd Thread

    No, people like you need to stop looking down on people and teach adults and kids that the really do have a way out AND ACTUALLY MEAN IT. People raise their kids with no hope, because they have no hope. That's what 400 years of boot on your neck does to you.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Charter schools? For poor black kids? You don't know a lot about Charter schools do you.
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    George Floyd Thread

    It is absolutely family structure. That family structure is a result of 400 years of discrimination and policies designed to make the black family a second class citizen in the United States. Generations of wealth concentrated in one structure doesn't change overnight. Neither do the repercussions of segregation and slavery. People whose lives were stunted due to segregation are still raising families. They still believe the system is stacked against them, and are teaching kids that education is worthless because the system was designed to make them fail. Then they turn on TV and see George Floyd getting choked out by a cop. They see that people with black names on resumes are less likely to get call backs than people with white names. They see themselves as more likely to go to jail for the same crimes than white people are. They see themselves pulled over and harassed more often than white people. The see a rich person commit discrimination, tax fraud and defraud a charity, but get elected President. You want to tell them their life experiences are invalid? I can't anymore. No poverty programs aren't going to push them into a higher social structure. But neither is the bootstraps myth.
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    George Floyd Thread

    It would help if you would realize that the price of not getting people out of poverty IS the price all of the things that you listed. You are using this bootstraps mentality for people who don't have boots.
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    George Floyd Thread

    It is much better to say F those kids for not figuring out how to get past it. I mean what is the worst that could happen?
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    Official 2018-2019 NHL thread

    The long layoff could be interesting for the team. It is an older team with a lot of players with a lot of miles on their legs. Could the layoff give them some life?
  13. Was Vegas a fluke? Can Ovie defend a cup? Will the Hawks bounce back?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Glad to hear it man.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    We essentially did that with Tim Anderson. Sure he went to a JuCo, but he was a basketball players up until mid high school, and essentially came out of college with a high school level of experience. I'd love a Howard pick in concept, especially if we get an underslot deal to do it.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Its a bit hokey, as it is was designed for kids, but this is a great way of putting the generational effects of poverty and discrimination into a skit. It is WAY bigger than personal responsibility as a society. At the very end, where you have the kids who don't even run, those are the kids who turn into adults who poison the next generation, and they take down the generation after that, etc. Why run a rigged race? There are A LOT of people who feel that way, and teach their kids the exact same thing. So while it is easy to say it isn't my fault they ended up that way, WE ALL are the ones who bear the greater burden. Who pays for them as adults who can't contribute to society? We all do.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    l think right now they can play the game. With no sports around, no one really notices this in the grander, non-hardcore fans sense. Now if Basketball and or Hockey start playing again, and baseball still hasn't figured this out, THEN we will be looking at hell to pay. We will see who blinks first, but I think the underlying agreement being in place means the owners can hold out a bit longer than the players.
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    George Floyd Thread

    How are people today personally responsible for their parents and grandparents being discriminated against.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Hey great. Now welcome to reality. We have built a society of disenfranchisement. There is a significant portion of the United States who literally don't have two parent stability. Many don't even have on around. So then what? As a society we have a choice, you can either pay in childhood to put kids into a position to succeed, or you can spend their adulthood paying for that failure. Incarceration, welfare, or education, pick one. We have generations of adults out there who can't teach their kids to read, let alone how to do math, science or anything that kids need in 2020. Too many kids are already starting from behind. If you forget about them, you build the next welfare generation and prison population.
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    George Floyd Thread

    If you read the whole letter, he isn't calling for everyone to loot, or any other law breaking,. but he is making it clear that the longer you ignore racial equality, the more likely you make it that you will see this kinds of incidents happen.
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    George Floyd Thread

    I was just talking about this letter yesterday when people were misquoting Martin. It reads like was written for right now, 55 years later.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Let's be honest, if she was that ready to file divorce, this didn't just happen over night. She had wanted to for a long time but didn't for some reason.
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    George Floyd Thread

    If he is as abusive of a husband as he is a cop, this might have been her chance to get out while having the cover to do so. He isn't going to be able to come after her, and she knows it. She is leaving a cop who has gotten away with 18 counts of abuse as a cop, what chance does she have? Calling the police? This might have been her salvation.
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    George Floyd Thread

    I will upgrade that to probably worse, and there is zero chance at a conviction.
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