Re: Alfonzo Dennard
posted at 4/29/2012 9:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Alfonzo Dennard
In Response to Re: Alfonzo Dennard : I married the girl I was driving to the night I got stuck in a ditch, she was going to school out of state at the time and I was leaving work and sober, but thanks again for your foolish lies and assumptions. I have been teaching 5th grade Sci/SS for 4 years now My stint in the guard included helping during Katrina for 2 months in '05 A judge excused my felony charge and made it clear the officer was wrong . The charge itself was wrong, 1700's farm stonewalls on the side of New England roads do not fit the description of the felony property damage I was written up for. But again, thanks for your pathetic assumptions. All the other college campus situations I referenced took place 8-12 years ago, and again, the officers were wrong (they were of course not felonies), caring more about 'catching an underage kid drinking or for possession' over the health and safety of basically teengers growing up and experienceing life is pathetic. Not all officers are like this, but many are. Your comments above are racist (lily white?) and take anything I said out of context. I said racial profiling is a sad fact and players like Dennard/Jenkins are often the victims of it. I said even though police officers treated me and others around me unfairly MANY times, LUCKILY race was never a factor as it is so often for athletes targeted b/c they are black. TRUE FACT. A person who hits a woman or a child is a loser. A person who is involved in drunken bar alteractions with cops or other college aged kids or smokes weed is just being 18-23 years old, and its not as big deal as narrow-minded individuals with a desire to judge others and rant from a soap box like yourself make it out to be. MANY times the officer is more at fault than the person arrested. If you are an NFL veteran or a 30 year old teacher like me and are out doing these things at night then its a different story. you're wrong, but thanks for playing
Posted by rameakap
the pernicious thing about racism, instituionalized racism and other oppressions,
it is that it is the psychosis of the day in a culture, so all members of the culture will defend its norms without even knowing it (and are completely blind to it (even those who belong to an oppressed group will internalize the oppression against thehmselves becasue i is taught from birth to everyone ie doll studies with children, girls learning they have less value in society by 5, gils learning they should be emaciated to look attractive by 9, etc ,etc). as blind as a culture that is trained to only actually see a shade or color differently than it is (another anthropological finding).
see ricky shereover marcuse - "liberation theory" for on introduction.
or read about or even better, take a workshop or class in "diversity training", womens's studies, and or african american studies.
efforts to elucidate and unlearn oppressions will only work with those actually curious about and interested in justice, fairness and undoing cultural harmful conditioning.