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Reader says stop the stereotypes

September 4, 2013

To the editor: I listened to Don Lenon’s “No Talking Point” five things African Americans must do to improve (No. 5, pull up pants; No. 4, “N” word; No. 3, respect — pick up your trash; N....

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keithkaye

Sep-04-13 10:36 PM

Lewis says “we have enough stereotypical thinking”. I wonder if that includes his incessant portrayal of ‘Tea Party’ people as haters and bigots? Are these not examples of his stereotypical description of these White folks? This guy must have a very short memory!

He says, “In fact some of the worst crime, clutter, (garbage and pollution) can be found in all white neighborhoods.” I ask that he specifically name ONE “all white” community that meets his description. In response to his blathering’s I wonder if Lewis would care to see the FBI’s list of the areas in America that are by-far the most crime-ridden? The fact is the FBI’s statistics reveal that the most crime-ridden American communities are predominantly colored. I used to be a cop in one of the cities in the FBI’s most recent report and I can personally swear to the fact that nearly 100% of the major crimes committed in our town were in the colored districts. Stereotypical? Yep, and factual.

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keithkaye

Sep-05-13 10:44 AM

Lewis, since you opened the door this may be a good time to examine “profiling”. Stereotypical-profiling is a theory contrived to discredit others by labeling them as racists. However, a theory (as I have mentioned in other writings) considering relevant, logical and authentic documentation may become a reasonable variable. Consider: a) Cops see people coming and going from a known dope house; do they have good reason to believe there is criminal activity which may justify a search? A reasonable person, unlike yourself, would say, “yes”; b) Cops see a new Dodge 300 with sixty-billion dollars-worth of after-market parts on it in a low-income ‘poverty’ area. To the average copper this means one of two things; the car is either driven by a dope-dealer or it is driven by the average welfare recipient under Obama-Care. Is that unreasonable to think the cops may stop that car for a search? Care to discuss any of this Lewis?

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