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Re: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

@ReneBushey Pivoting... to another topic?? in one thread???? Shocking. How troll-ish of you.

So let me get this straight, you googled image "black male model" and found my avatar. Gold star! Anonymity is a necessity in today's world as you know Rene... is that with an accentigue? I digress.

I have nothing to say to your response. I'll let you fight yourself - dogs don't bark at parked cars.

Lastly, Rene be a leader and use your energy to speak for the ones who do not have a voice, the ones who are disenfranchised as oppose to trying to tear people down with senseless conversations.

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Posted by Don Johnson on 07/27/2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

I am "colored" lol - but aren't we all? Besides the point, I am far from poor though, so it seems I can relate 50% of the time.

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Posted by Don Johnson on 07/25/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “South Burlington School District Fights Suit Over Rebels Petition

To put context around the type of baggage the word rebel has here is a history lesson.

Check out - I'm a Good old rebel - ( Confederate Song )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omqqGViq3N…

Or

Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6jSqt39vF…

Rebel actually sounds a lot better now, because those guys stood for something "white" I mean "right".

Posted by Don Johnson on 07/24/2017 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

Dumb nigger, dumb nigger, dumb nigger, dumb nigger.

Doesn't sound so bad when at home or work reading it on your desktop or phone. Seems natural doesn't it? If you agree then petition to ensure this poor white guy doesn't get charge, so he can teach his children about the 1% of dumb niggers (of 96% white people) in Vermont he has interacted with.

This type of behavior should not be tolerated or normalized. Just reading these comments it surprises and saddens me. Its like we have not learned anything from history.

I know Vermonter pride themselves on how accepting they are but for the 'others' who are not or have some preconceived views of people with darker skin, I just want to let you know people of color are not dumb and know when people have these preconceived views.

People of color can sense it. So there is no need to tolerate their presence they acknowledge it when they are shopping or in a coffee shop or simply walking on the street. The stares and/or hesitations by looking down to the floor tell it all.

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Posted by Don Johnson on 07/24/2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “VT Supreme Court Overturns Conviction After Racial-Profiling Claim

I am a big proponent to getting criminal's off the street period.

Racial profiling is real. Like police targeting certain groups. Its like if your wife looks for dirt on you e.g. through your phone, under your bed, in your sock drawer she will find something to argue about.

Let's look at an article "White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it". There are enough stats to support the hypothesis to make it a fact nation wide.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/09/30/white-people-are-more-likely-to-deal-drugs-but-black-people-are-more-likely-to-get-arrested-for-it/

This isn't news to me. 11 grams is not even a story. You know what is news - identifying the gatekeeper(s) who push these drugs into the system. You know why we can't find them because they are linked to high officials that are protected. They have the complication for the protection.

Capitalism reigns and a few people are laughing at the top, sadly at the cost of impressionable and disenfranchised minds (all colors incl). Its easier for these men to resort to crime than a library or social program to play to their strengths.

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Posted by Don Johnson on 06/03/2016 at 10:12 AM

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