Boaz, let's see, if I faced the kind of racism black youth face on a daily basis, maybe I'd feel rebellious as well.
#114 | POSTED BY _GUNSLINGER_ AT 2013-12-07 04:28 PM | FLAG:
AAAAND stop right there.
Boaz is black.
You are not.
I grow very VERY tired of lily white suburbanites who want to show the world how they're "different" than the "other white people" try to lecture Boaz on race. He sees it from the inside, you see it from the outside.
Do you understand? He sees it from the inside, you have nothing to do with this beyond a seeming desire to prove how magnanimously non-racist you are. A desire so strong that you cast aspersions on a BLACK PERSON racist for wanting his people to behave better,.
Boaz has a lot of wrongheaded viewpoints on a lot of topics, but he speaks the truth here. It does not matter what color they are: if I see people dressed as violent criminals, I avoid them. It's an image and deportment issue, and it's simply unfortunate that black (and over-privileged white) youths have chosen to embrace instead of discard such foolishness.
To bring white collar businessmen into this is idiotic. A suit and tie is not associated with financial crime, it is associated with TRYING TO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE.