Thursday, September 07, 2017

Michael Bennett's statement

As an NFL player who had an encounter with the police, I thought his words were worth sharing.


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Nonsense. If it were simply because you were black, why didn't they do the same to all the other blacks at the venue. Please stop this dumb shit. It sounds childish and makes you look like a mental midget.

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You're an idiot Edwin...go find trump and suck on his feet some more lol... come on man

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Not being black I can't speak to this. I am simply sharing someone else's point of view. If you don't like it, or think it's misguided, you have the right to say so. But calling people names because they are willing to listen to other points of view? That I take exception to.

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Re-reading your comment, I see you were directing it at Bennett. It's his opinion and he's entitled to it. Calling him names for it isn't how to solve our problems as a nation.

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This is the problem in Amerikkka, white supremacy. Instead of listening to black peoples side of the story, white people always act like it doesn't exist. As if black people just make up racism in their heads. If you have never been black in Amerikkka it is so easy to dismiss. So, why didn't they arrest any white people in this instance?

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This is the problem in Amerikkka, white supremacy. Instead of listening to black peoples side of the story, white people always act like it doesn't exist. As if black people just make up racism in their heads. If you have never been black in Amerikkka it is so easy to dismiss. So, why didn't they arrest any white people in this instance?

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Their favorite quote, " race has nothing to do with it", " He was acting suspicious." So, obviously they fail to realize that blacks are suspicious because they are black.

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We haven't heard the other side of this from the police so we don't know what they were thinking. Could it have been racially motivated? Absolutely. Do we know that for sure? No we don't. Police thinking could have been to stop anyone who looked or acted suspicious which they have a right to do.

My biggest point in this is to be open to all possibilities. It would be naive and dishonest to say there is no racism today. It would be equally dishonest to blame every incident on racism as many people try to do today. I've seen people purposely do things to setup a situation where they are challenging cops to stop them so they can blame it on race. If you don't want to be stopped by police stop doing things to invite it. And stop race baiting them to promote your victim-hood.

When it comes to race blaming, Kaepernick is a good example. So many people are trying to make it about race which is totally ridiculous. There are far too many black players in the NFL at all positions to believe it's about race. There are also other players who protest respectfully and are still on teams. So it's not because he protests. It could be the way he does it and his attitude when he speaks about it and the attention he draws to himself. On the other hand it there are plenty of other reasons to criticize his play on the field. It could even be a combination of the two. Remember, many teams are concerned about keeping unity and game focus in their locker rooms. Players who may disturb that are often avoided. So let's not make everything about race.

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I would invite any white person to walk in OUR shoes for 1yr, there is no desire by US to remain victims of this racist country. This is how white supremacy works deny the existence of the true problem and blame blacks for creating racism in their heads.

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And see right there is your problem. Everything is about race and slavery. This is not a racist country. If you traveled the world you would come to appreciate how open and diverse our country is. (Hint, we are one of the least racist countries in the world) Far more white people fought and died for your freedom than ever owned slaves. Only 1.6% of Americans owned slaves and over 200 slave owners were black. You keep biting the hand that helped you. Why should I want to help you while you keep calling me a racist when I'm not? I have two relatives that died fighting for your freedom and I have never heard a thank you. I personally have spoken up against people who were being racist and put myself in harms way in the process. Again, never got a thank you. You blame race for everything. Forget the fact that criminals are being apprehended, it's racism from the cops. They couldn't possibly be detaining someone for criminal activity. When it comes to police abuse, I have seen the same bad cops treat whites just as bad as blacks because they are dirt bag cops. But most cops are not like that. The nurse that just got abused by a cop was she black? No she was white and he was a dirtbag cop. If she had been black everyone would have assumed it was about race. And that is my point. Everything is not about race.

From 1300-1700 hundreds of thousands of white slaves were kept in Africa. Every race has experienced slavery at some point in their history. Yet I don't see them running around demanding reparations and calling everyone else racist.

Btw, I have seen black people beat up whites just because they are white. I don't go around and say all blacks are racist because of a few individuals. If all whites were racists blacks would still be slaves today. So you need to change your accusations and reserve them to those who really are racists. You can find examples of racism and racists in every race but you have to realize those people are in the minority and do not represent their entire race. No one is saying racism is all in your heads. There absolutely is real racism. But some people do have victim mentalities and claim racism when it's not.

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You really don't understand racism. Racism is about power. Racism is about superiority and inferiority. Racism was created by whites to justify slavery and discrimination. Racism is about laws that discriminated against blacks in favor of whites, thus the state of Amerikkka from an economic standpoint and a wealth standpoint. All white people are racist because of how racism has created a false since of superiority. All white people benefitted from slavery irrespective of whether they owned slaves or not. Amerikkka great wealth and status in the world today is directly the result of the enslavement of Africans. That wealth is at the foundation of all the institutions in this country. This conversation with you is a waste of time because you see the world through a status quo prism of white supremacy. You will never understand what I am saying to you. As if a few black slaveholders is going to change the greatest holocaust on planet earth. You cannot teach me anything that I don't already know on this subject. Here, again a white person trying to tell me about my life experiences and white supremacy and white privilege and racism.

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Well, Well, Well, Now the other side of the story is coming out.

Here's a quote from the article:
Kevin McMahill, the undersheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told reporters Wednesday that as officers responded to a call about shots fired at a casino nightclub, they encountered the defensive linesman "crouched down behind a gaming machine," CBS Sports reports. Bennett ran away as officers approached, which is why he was chased, handcuffed, and detained, McMahill said. He said Bennett was detained for around 10 minutes before he was released.


Also, Since there were other blacks present who were not chased down and arrested you really can't claim racism in this case. This is a fine example of someone who acted suspiciously and got arrested. NOT because of race but because he was hiding and ran when approached by police. But to those who embrace the victimhood the facts don't matter and it's still about race.

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You are sadly misinformed. There is so much delusional falsehood in your comment that it's hard to know where to start and probably not worth my time educating you. But I will start with your greatest holocaust statement. If you think black enslavement was the greatest holocaust on the planet then you know nothing about history. Jews were treated far worse than blacks and had many more deaths and that's just one example. and I don't see Jews running around demanding reparations. You also give way too much credit to the work of slaves for wealth and success of America.

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http://discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/routes/from-africa-to-america/atlantic-crossing/middle-passage/

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https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/resources/facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery

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https://www.quora.com/How-much-did-slavery-contribute-to-American-wealth

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http://civilwarcauses.org/stat.htm

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https://www.measuringworth.com/slavery.php

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https://www.thenation.com/article/how-slavery-made-modern-world/

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Interesting take on racism FWIW https://thinkprogress.org/the-racist-hurricane-looting-narrative-has-resurfaced-after-harvey-a2276013be63/

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155149104923542&set=p.10155149104923542&type=3

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Check out pictures HARVEY with people coming to help people to safety. Look who is helping whom. Enough said.

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This is just one example of your misinformation from incomplete sources:

Between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. 10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage, disembarking in North America, the Caribbean and South America.

And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage.

http://www.theroot.com/how-many-slaves-landed-in-the-us-1790873989

Of course you failed to mention that black African Muslims are the ones who sold the slaves to the whites. Were they racist too?

I don't have time to cross check all your incomplete sources. But I will say it has been proven that people seek victim hood because it gets them sympathy and exonerates them from taking responsibility for their own lives since they can blame everyone else for their problems.

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White supremacy and white privilege and racism, working to make the negro bend a knee to their brutality and racism.

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Jews received reparations from Germany and the US for their lost of human life during WW2, as well as the state of Israel. A Jew is a person that worship Judaism, it not a race. The white Jews in Israel discriminate against the black Jews.White supremacy is a global problem.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/us-begins-paying-out-french-reparations-to-holocaust-survivors-and-their-heirs/2016/09/15/87b1de56-7abb-11e6-bd86-b7bbd53d2b5d_story.html?utm_term=.76cb8a684b3c

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/world/europe/for-60th-year-germany-honors-duty-to-pay-holocaust-victims.html?#_=_

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At the time of the Civil War 6,000,000 blacks were held in bondage. In addition to that blacks have continually been discriminate in every aspect of society in Amerikkka. I guess you forgot about Jim Crow and segregation and redlining. I guess you will continue dismiss the blatant racism of Amerikkka until you are dead in the grave. I'm not a victim. I will state facts of my life experiences. Amerikkka is still built upon white supremacy and white privilege and racism.

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There are a few flaws with your statements.

1. Your premise is based of of circular reasoning so adds no weight to your argument. You said all white people are racist because of how racism created a false sense of supremacy. But they would need to be racist in the first place to feel that supremacy, but they couldn't without being racist. You see how that drifts in a circle?

2. People who are racist will not deny it. Why? Because they don't feel like there's anything wrong with it. Why? Because they feel like they are better than other races.

Chances are, if two people are arguing about if one of them is racist, chances are it wouldn't be an argument because the one would just come out and say it.

What I took from your post is. All white people are racist. Racists are bad. Therefore you are better than all racists i.e. White people. Making you, in fact, racist. Which sounds a lot like something you said earlier

"Racism was created to justify slavery and discrimination"

Not so much slavery, but you clearly are justifying your discrimination

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Isn't this a sports blog about the Dolphins?

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Also forgot to post this in regard to your holocaust claims:

In Africa over 120 million Christians and animists have died over the last 1400 years of jihad. Approximately 270 million nonbelievers died over the last 1400 years for the glory of political Islam. These are the Tears of Jihad which are not taught in any school."

http://markhumphrys.com/islam.killings.html

Yeah, I'd say that qualifies for a much bigger holocaust than your fake claims.

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https://youtu.be/pa_L4QAF4Qk

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https://www.thenation.com/article/how-slavery-made-modern-world/

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Some say that racism is prejudice backed by power. So while a black person may be prejudiced against whites even to the point of hurting and killing them, he is not racist: he lacks the power of the courts, the police, the banks, the newspapers and so on to affect society as a whole.

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http://edchange.org/multicultural/papers/caleb/racism.html

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism

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As the slave trade developed, Europeans created a racist ideology which could be used to justify the trade. Africans were thought to be sub-human, uncivilised, and inferior to Europeans in every way. And as they were ‘not one of us’, they could be bought and sold. The development of racism is linked to the slave trade.

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http://discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/after-slavery/wider-world/black-white-in-britain/racist-ideas/

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http://www.orchestratedpulse.com/2014/08/racism-white/

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU

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Funny how you totally fail to account for why the slave trade was entirely built by blacks selling blacks yet it's still racism. Lol

No doubt there was a time of real bad racism. But people (at least here in the U.S.) realized the error and corrected the problem. Over time the racists dwindled to where they are a very small minority today. No one today is responsible for what there ancestors did and no one today (in the U.S.) has been subject to slavery.

Enjoy your victim-hood. Congratulations! you aren't responsible for anything in your life. It's all someone else's fault and there's nothing you can do about it because everyone is against you. Lol so don't bother trying to make anything of yourself. You have your excuse. Lol

Of course, you have to ignore all the successful blacks in the world because it doesn't fit your false narrative. Lol

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Who cares about that about blacks selling blacks, except a white supremacist and racist such as yourself. The slavery economy was created by the new world and white demand for free labor. Those blacks chose the go to war and sell captives to Europeans instead having their own population enslaved by the western powers. Racism has not dwindled and most whites are as racist as their fathers and mothers before them. When did these people become less racist? You are a product of your racist upbringing, thus you continue to diminish the effects of slavery and discrimination has had on the black communities in Amerikkka. Racism and white supremacy and white privilege are still the cornerstones of this racist country. You are a prefect example of its presents still. You attempt the blame all the problems in the black communities on the black communities without casting any of the blame on Amerikkka and its white supremacy. I am successful in my businesses endeavors. That proves absolutely nothing about the racism in Amerikkka. There have always been successful blacks in Amerikkka.

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http://www.revealinghistories.org.uk/africa-the-arrival-of-europeans-and-the-transatlantic-slave-trade/articles/the-economic-basis-of-the-slave-trade.html

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http://faculty.weber.edu/kmackay/economics%20of%20slavery.asp

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http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2014/11/19/slavery-economy-baptist

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http://www.africaw.com/africans-did-not-sell-their-own-people-into-slavery

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I guess I opened a can of worms. I was just trying to fill some time while waiting for the storm, and since there's no game...

I think we went off the rails.

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David Keller, I think it should be left alone at this point.
He has to be a top tier troll. I refuse to believe that there is someone this insane on the planet.

Economic empowerment. You just went back on your entire point. Originally you said racism was based off of a feeing of racial superiority, then you say it's prejudice based on power.
If your premise is based on cyclical reasoning and you can't even agree on your own definition of racism then you're entire argument is invalid.
If you honestly believe that every white person is racist, I suggest meditation and Going a month with the concept of the "beginners mind"
Go into every situation as though this is your first month on earth. No prior judgements on things, just live open to everything.

I wish you the best my friend

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Racism refers to a host of practices, beliefs, social relations and phenomena that work to reproduce a racial hierarchy and social structure that yields superiority and privilege for some, and discrimination and oppression for others.

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https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/matthewclair/files/sociology_of_racism_clairandenis_2015.pdf

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From a sociological perspective, it is this social construction of race—not its “natural” existence—that is the primary object of inquiry in the study of racism. Bundled up with eighteenth century classifications of various racial groups were assertions of moral, intellectual, spiritual and other forms of superiority, which were used to justify the domination of Europeans over racialized others. In the North American context, racist ideology served as justification for land appropriation and colonial violence towards Indigenous peoples as well as the enslavement of Africans starting in the sixteenth century. It was later used to justify state-sanctioned social, economic, and symbolic violence directed at blacks and other minorities under Jim Crow laws. In the mid-twentieth century, the American Civil Rights Movement, global anti-colonial movements, and increasing waves of non-European immigration to the West changed how individuals, groups, and nation-states talked about, viewed, understood, and categorized race. A major task for sociologists has been to assess these changes and their implications for racial discrimination and inequality.

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For most social scientists, “race” is distinct from “ethnicity.” A major distinction is the assumption of a biological basis in the case of race. Races are distinguished by perceived common physical characteristics, which are thought to be fixed, whereas ethnicities are defined by perceived common ancestry, history, and cultural practices, which are seen as more fluid and self-asserted rather than assigned by others (Cornell and Hartmann, 2006). Thus, Asian is usually considered a “race,” whereas Tibetans and Bengalis are considered ethnicities. Although ethnicity and nationality often overlap, a nationality, such as American, can contain many ethnic groups (e.g. Italian-Americans, Arab-Americans). Yet, all three categories—race, ethnicity, and nationality—are socially constructed, and, as such, groups once considered ethnicities have come to be seen as races, and vice-versa. Moreover, some groups who are now taken-for-granted as “white,” such as the Irish, Italians, and Jews, were once excluded from this racial category. The definitional boundaries of race and ethnicity are shaped by the tug and pull of state power, group interests, and other social forces.

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This moment may be characterized as the start of the second (and contemporary) phase in the sociological study of racism. It has witnessed the (re-)emergence of once-ignored critical and structural analyses of racism (à la DuBois) as well as manifold new theories to account for the subtlety of present-day racism. These theories often focus on group-level processes and social structures as opposed to, or in interaction with, the individual. For example, whereas earlier scholars defined racism as primarily an individual problem of overt hostility that could be diminished through interracial interaction (e.g., Allport, 1954), later sociologists viewed racism as fundamentally rooted in political, economic, and/or status resource competition (e.g., Blalock, 1967; Blumer, 1958); under these conditions, intergroup contact could exacerbate the perceived group threat that, in this view, drives racial prejudice and discrimination (cf. Nagel, 1995). Building on this latter perspective, other scholars have examined the intersections of racism with colonialism (e.g., Blauner, 1969), class conflict (e.g., Bonacich, 1972), and gender (e.g., Collins, 1990). In the 1980s and ‘90s, various theories of “new racisms” (3.1) and implicit biases (3.2) emerged, suggesting that racism itself has transformed into more covert forms. Sociologists have also elaborated theories of institutional racism (3.4), exploring how racist ideologies and discriminatory practices have become embedded in taken-for-granted laws, policies and norms that systematically (dis)advantage certain groups. And since the turn of the century, social scientists have turned attention to the social processes whereby race, racism, and racial inequalities are constructed and challenged at micro, meso, and macro levels (3.3, 3.5).

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Contemporary approaches to racism center on explaining the well-documented persistence of racial inequality and racial discrimination in an era of declining overtly racist attitudes. Without explicit ideologies of racial domination as a direct cause, how can we explain persistent racial inequalities in criminal sentencing, health, and wealth; persistent rejection of policies meant to alleviate racial inequalities; and persistent racial discrimination in hiring, credit markets, and housing (Bobo et al., 1997; Fiske, 2010; Massey and Denton, 1993; Pager and Shepherd, 2008)?

Various theories have arisen to account for this paradox. Some scholars point to the (alleged) cultural deficiencies of people of color—in particular, inner-city blacks. These theories often acknowledge the history of racism in shaping contemporary inner-city black culture but argue that subordinates’ cultural behaviors are at least one immediate cause of continuing racial inequality (e.g., Moynihan et al., 1967; Patterson, 1998). Instead of focusing on the cultural problems of historically oppressed groups, other scholars have attempted to explain persistent inequality by showing how racism endures today—if not so much within individuals, then at least within institutions and organizations, and if not so much as explicit attitudes, then at least as implicit or covert biases. While some social scientists claim this “broadening” of the concept of racism serves a “political agenda” (van den Berghe, 2001, 12721), most consider it a necessity— offering an empirically and socially useful toolkit of approaches for understanding the durability of racial inequality in the twenty-first century. We now turn to these approaches.

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At root, racism is “an ideology of racial domination” (Wilson, 1999, 14) in which the presumed biological or cultural superiority of one or more racial groups is used to justify or prescribe the inferior treatment or social position(s) of other racial groups. Through the process of racialization (see 3.3), perceived patterns of physical difference—such as skin color or eye shape—are used to differentiate groups of people, thereby constituting them as “races”; racialization becomes racism when it involves the hierarchical and socially consequential valuation of racial groups.

Racism is analytically distinct from racial discrimination and racial inequality. Racial discrimination concerns the unequal treatment of races, while racial inequality concerns unequal outcomes (in income, education, health, etc.). While racism is often implicated in both processes, contemporary racial inequalities and forms of discrimination are not always the immediate result of contemporary racism (Pager and Shepherd, 2008). The sociology of racism investigates the relationships between these three phenomena, asking when, how, why, and to what extent they reproduce one another. In the post-Civil Rights era, with (overt) racism now widely condemned, one challenge for social scientists is to conceptualize and measure its more subtle and diffuse manifestations and lasting effects

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I applaud those who have learned over time, you cannot argue with an uneducated individual. These people Google things to fit their reasons ,however if they use a scholarly source not named wiki or another non peer reviewed source for their agruements there would not be a minuscule semblance of arguement. You cannot and will not be able to discuss intellectually a situation with someone based on logic and reasoning when their mind is focused on ignorance that doesn't involve factual information. David kuddos for learning your lesson. I'm sorry that we have to deal with the likes of "Mr. Economic". I would love to discuss with you, your views of inequality and abuses of economic gain and well as political and societal gain by those in certain races that have further deteriorated the confidence of Americans in the equity of hiring based on competency versus physical attributes.

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https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/matthewclair/files/sociology_of_racism_clairandenis_2015.pdf
Mr. Unknown, I provided a scholarly paper from Harvard University on this subject. You probably can say a lot of things about me. But one thing you cannot say about me that I am uneducated. I have two masters and course work toward a law degree. But white people because of their belief that they are superior make assumptions about a black person's education. I have more education than anybody on this blog that I have been discussing these subjects with. Therefore my ivy league education doesn't need your approval for validation.

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I don't believe anything Michael says. He is a well known exaggerator. All of his teammates know this. And, especially the folks at OSU know this. They will say the same. So, don't take Michael Bennett too seriously.

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1392905830763350&id=226940400693238