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May 14, 2018, 08:42 PM
 
It's been a god damned epidemic lately.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...l-nighter.html
A black graduate student at Yale University says a white student called campus police on her after she fell asleep in a common room in her dorm while studying earlier this week. The 34-year-old graduate student, Lolade Siyonbola, said she was taking a nap amidst working on a “marathon of papers,” when around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a white female student flipped on the lights of the common room, told Siyonbola she had no right to sleep there, and then called the police. Yale later said the student had reported “an unauthorized person in the common room.”

When the officers arrived at the dorm, Siyonbola, who is pursuing a master’s degree in African Studies, recorded the encounter and posted a 17-minute video online. “I deserve to be here. I pay tuition like everybody else,” Siyonbola told the officers. Siyonbola, at first, refused to give the officers her ID, unlocking her dorm room door instead to show she had appropriate access to the building, before relenting and handing over her ID. The encounter dragged on, however, as the officers struggled to verify the student’s ID, which, the university later said, contained a different, preferred name than what was in the school’s official records. “I am not going to justify my existence here,” Siyonbola said during the exchange.
Well, I'm sure the person who called it in wasn't raci–
https://twitter.com/CLT_21/status/994435459706126336

A piece in which the author—the Yale student who called the cops on a black Yale student for napping, Sarah Braasch—argues that slaves wanted to be slaves & wonders “who are we to tell people that they can’t be slaves if they want to piece.” https://thehumanist.com/magazine/sep...-see-the-light … 🙃🙃🙃
Falling asleep while black.


https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/whi...im-harassment/
“This is exactly what is the problem with Oakland today,” Snider said. “This lady wants to sit here and call the police on them for having a barbecue at the lake as if this is not normal.”

The woman tells Snider that charcoal grills are “illegal” in that part of the park, and she calls police and threatens the black family with jail.

“She said that we were trespassing, we were not welcome, and then she turned back around and said, ‘Y’all going to jail,'” said Snider’s husband, Kenzie Smith.

The family argues about park rules with the woman for about 10 minutes as she stays on the phone with dispatchers, and the woman complains about the police response time.
Snider, who is white, mocks the woman as “the f*cking coal Nazi police,” and repeatedly asks her to return a card the woman took from her hand, and then the woman tells dispatchers the family is threatening her after she becomes impatient with police.

She follows the white woman across the street to a convenience store, continuously asking her to return the card, and the white woman begins to cry but does not return the item.

“I’m being harassed,” the white woman says, sobbing, about 23 minutes into the video.

An officer asks Snider to back off the woman, and asks both women about the incident.

“I reported over two hours ago some people were illegally grilling in the park with a charcoal grill where they’re not supposed to, I was waiting there for a response because I was told they’re coming,” the woman says through sobs. “After two hours, I just called back the non-emergency line, and in the interim these people came up and started harassing me, physically pushing me.”

Snider denies her claims, and says she just wants her card back.

Barbecues were banned about three years on the eastern part of the lake, after complaints about trash and a toddler was burned by improperly disposed charcoal, but police did not cite the family.
BBQing while black

Epilogue: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...e-woman-called
Area residents had a massive cookout at a park in Oakland, Calif., just two weeks after a white woman called the police on a black family for setting up a charcoal grill in the same park.
     
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May 15, 2018, 03:20 PM
 
Leaving your car running while black

Looks like we need to add not leaving your car running while you make a quick purchase is now something we have to add to our “ish Black folks can’t do” thanks to a video coming out of Sacramento.

According to the Sacramento Bee, Craig Williams, was said to be inside the South Land Park convenience store and left his car idling outside. When Williams returned to his car he was confronted by a police officer who shut off the ignition and told him he was violating several laws including having loud music playing.

Williams’ girlfriend started recording the interaction with a cellphone. The officer grabbed Williams’ arm, and pushed him into the wall at the store and then pushed him to the ground. Williams can be heard saying: “I give up, I give up,” while trying to position his arms so the officer could arrest him.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and leaving the ignition key in an unattended vehicle. He was later released.

Justin Ward, Williams’ lawyer, told reporters that his client didn’t believe the idling ordinance was legit.


The city code enacted to support a national campaign by the U.S. Department of Justice to curb auto thefts, a September 1967 article in The Sacramento Bee reported.

The Sacramento police is already under fire following the shooting death of unarmed Stephon Clark who was gunned down by officers in the backyard of his grandmother’s home while holding a cellphone.

The Sacramento NAACP claims that Williams should not have been arrested at all.

The District Attorney’s Office has opted to drop the charges “in the interests of justice,” according to the media release.
VIDEO: Black man assaulted and arrested by police for leaving car running yells ‘Don’t break my arm!’ | The Grio

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May 15, 2018, 03:28 PM
 
Refusing to sign a traffic ticket while black ...

... because she did not, in fact, "fail to stay in her traffic lane" as the video clearly shows.



Police officers in Alpharetta, Georgia are under internal investigation after disturbing dashcam footage of them dragging an elderly woman from her car during a routine traffic stop surfaced.

According to ABC News, the Alpharetta Police Department posted the troubling video and included a statement from Public Safety Chief John Robison. The video, taken from the squad car dashcam shows the May 4 incident in graphic detail.

Rose Campbell, was reportedly pulled over and issued a ticket for failure to maintain her lane, according to WSB-TV. But when Campbell refused to sign the ticket, which is against the law in Georgia, Officer Michael Swerdlove told her she was under arrest.

Things escalated when an officer aggressively began screaming and cursing at Campbell. He then can be seen grabbing Campbell and trying to pull her out of her vehicle.

“You’re not in charge, shut up and get the f— out of the car!” he’s heard saying on the video.

Rose Campbell can be heard crying out for help from a supervisor.


Campbell spoke with WSB and shared how she was feeling during the traffic stop.

“I just panicked. I felt like my heart exploded,” said Campbell, 65, in an interview with ABC’s Atlanta affiliate WSB. “I didn’t expect that in America. I didn’t expect that in Atlanta. I didn’t expect that especially in Alpharetta.”

“We strive to be a transparent department. If we are going to be 100 percent transparent, that means that we also must be willing to share with you any major concerns that arise regarding employee performance and behavior,” Robison said in the video. “There are aspects about this video that simply do not represent our organization.”

At one point in the video there are at least five officers on the scene and Campbell is continuing to cry for help, and repeatedly asking to see a supervisor.

WSB has identified the aggressive officer in the video as “Officer Legg,” who was one of the responding officers.

Campbell told WSB thursday that she doesn’t think the police officer should be fired, but that she wants better training. She also said she wants an apology from the city and the police department.

And while Campbell has retained civil rights attorney, Mutepe Akemon, she said she wasn’t sure if she’d take legal action.
VIDEO: Police violently drag 65-year-old woman from car during traffic stop “I felt like my heart was going to explode" | The Grio

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May 15, 2018, 03:32 PM
 
^^^^^

Regarding the case above, the following is the resignation letter of the "officer" in question. I'll let it speak for itself.

Dear Chief Robison,

Effective immediately, and regrettably, I quit.

Since 1995, I have dedicated myself to public service. As you know, I retired from the military and served in law enforcement in Florida before moving to Georgia. Unfortunately, an incident on May 4, 2018 led me to write this letter to you.

I feel I acted appropriately and the way that I was trained when I arrested Ms. Campbell. As you saw on the video, Ms. Campbell almost drove into another Alpharetta police officer. She was lawfully stopped for failing to maintain her lane. Although she denied the traffic violation, the officer issued her a ticket. Due to her behavior on the side of the road, and after noticing the car had dark tint and there was someone in the backseat, the officer asked her to get out and at some point advised she was under arrest. Ms. Campbell did not obey a lawful command. The officer was unable to subdue the driver and requested for backup officers to come to his location. Numerous Alpharetta police officers arrived, including me.

At the time I arrived on scene, I saw officers unsuccessfully trying to effectuate the arrest of Ms. Campbell. Also, I noticed the vehicle was still running and from my experience, I considered the vehicle to be a possible weapon, so I neutralized it by turning it off. There are uncounted incidents of officers being dragged down the street by motorists who are being arrested. The officers were still not able to complete the arrest of Ms. Campbell as she was still in the vehicle and holding on to the seatbelt. I did what was necessary to complete the arrest by raising my voice and using verbal commands using heavy control talk with profanity. It worked instantly and she exited the vehicle immediately! When the other officers did not immediately restrain and handcuff her I then freed her from her grasp on the seatbelt and she was escorted to the police vehicle. All force ceased and the arrest was now over. I judged her actions to be passive resistance and used very limited force to end a multiple minute encounter with the suspect.

Maybe I should not have used profanity, but its immediate effectiveness is not questionable and I do believe I acted reasonably under the circumstances.

I do not feel I will get a fair internal affairs investigation from you due to the comments you made on Facebook prior to interviewing any of the other officers, or even me. Rather than let an independent agency or officer review my performance, you have all but issued a statement finding my actions unworthy, unreasonable, and in violation of policy. I will justify my actions when given the opportunity to do so through a POST investigation, but will not subject myself to the investigation of an agency Chief who would rather care about public perception and political correctness over officer, suspect and the general public’s safety. I remind you that I did not make the traffic stop, did not begin the use of force, did respond with emergency equipment, did properly analyze the situation, did render the vehicle safe, did get the suspects attention and out of the car, did effectively get her detached from the seatbelt, and did get her handcuffed with limited force. The encounter had been going on with multiple officers responding with emergency equipment leaving the general public unprotected while the encounter continued. In conclusion, I feel my decisions ended a volatile situation quickly with very limited force and got everyone off the highway and back into service.
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May 15, 2018, 03:52 PM
 
political correctness
Every time I see someone complain about "political correctness," the context seems to be "I'm mad that I can't be an asshole."
     
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May 15, 2018, 03:56 PM
 
Dakar posted about the white woman who called the cops on the black family having a BBQ in a public park in Oakland. In addition to refusing to return a card she snatched out of the woman's hand who was recording her, this is another detail from the article he cited that is quite um ... "illuminating".

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"I reported over two hours ago some people were illegally grilling in the park with a charcoal grill where they’re not supposed to, I was waiting there for a response because I was told they’re coming,” the woman says through sobs. “After two hours, I just called back the non-emergency line, and in the interim these people came up and started harassing me, physically pushing me.
So after arguing with the black family for 10 minutes or so about whether or not they could BBQ in that location they eventually went about their business. But this entitled chick spent 2 hours standing there and waiting on the police to show up. Lied about them "harassing" her when it was the other way around. Lied about them "physically pushing" her. And then tried to play the victim when the cops finally did show up. The video is 24 minutes but it's worth watching in its entirety.



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May 15, 2018, 03:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Every time I see someone complain about "political correctness," the context seems to be "I'm mad that I can't be an asshole."
You certainly should. Because that's precisely what it means.

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May 15, 2018, 04:56 PM
 
Oh yeah, her waiting two hours for cops to arrive is some real dedication to concern trolling them. The only way it could have ended better was if the BBQ had naturally ended by then.

Edit: Actually she may waited that long either to try and show them who's boss after they gave her shit, or to save face after having waited too long.
     
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May 15, 2018, 05:20 PM
 
Was it ok to bbq, or not?
     
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May 15, 2018, 05:33 PM
 
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Was it ok to bbq, or not?
Yes and no. It was ok to BBQ in the location. Just not with charcoal. But there was no sign. At the end of the day this woman's behavior was petty and entitled. At best.

Oakland resident Onsayo Abram was setting up the barbecue that morning when he said the woman began to argue with him over the use of the grill. Abram said the woman called Lake Merritt "my park" and told him, "you guys shouldn't be here, you shouldn't be doing this."

"She walked up, and she was telling me that it was illegal and against the law to have a charcoal grill at the lake," Abram told SFGATE of the incident. "I proceed to tell her, 'Hey, there's not a posted sign. I believe I'm in the correct area. Go on about your day and leave me alone.' So she said, 'No, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I'm gonna need you to shut this down, or I'm gonna call the police.'

"I'm like, 'Do what you need to do,'" Abram recalled, "I'm gonna continue to enjoy my day."

The grill in question was in one of six designated barbecue areas for Lake Merritt, KRON 4 reported. Three locations are designated for charcoal barbecues, while the other three are for non-charcoal grills.

Abram's grill happened to be in a non-charcoal location, but he said even just the weekend prior there were groups barbecuing with charcoal in that same area.


Abram typified the stranger's attitude as rude, but said she didn't use any foul language, telling the group that "we weren't welcome at the lake." When asked if he felt the incident happened based on race, Abram affirmed it and said, "I felt the energy and felt that it was really directed toward me."

According to him, the woman continued to hang around for about two hours, when his friend Kenzie Smith arrived. After witnessing the woman's behavior in trying to get the group to leave, Smith contacted his wife, Michelle Snider, to tell her what was happening. Snider, who is white, was the one who approached the stranger and shot the video.

"I started ... calling her out," Snider told SFGATE. "If you're here this long, is this really about charcoal and the police, or is it really because you don't want two black men having a barbecue? ... I just didn't see any reason why there was a threat."
Video shows woman calling police over barbecue at Lake Merritt | SFGate.com

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May 15, 2018, 05:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Was it ok to bbq, or not?
No, but the police didn't issue a citation, which speaks volumes. If the lady was really concerned she could have pointed them to one of the areas of the park that did allow for use of charcoal.
     
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May 15, 2018, 05:51 PM
 
And because Black Twitter has no chill the memes have gone viral. Just a sampling of the hilarity that has ensued.















But this one is real. The black residents in the neighborhood had a massive BBQ in that same spot in an epic "f*ck you!" to this woman.



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May 15, 2018, 06:04 PM
 
posted by OAW:
Williams was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and leaving the ignition key in an unattended vehicle. He was later released.

Justin Ward, Williams’ lawyer, told reporters that his client didn’t believe the idling ordinance was legit.
One of my neighbors often leaves her car idling on winter mornings, to warm up. I've been tempted to write "FREE CAR" on the rear windshield. This wouldn't actually work - she keeps it too clean for window dust to show letters.

She has never been arrested for warming her car up unattended. She's also white. I'm sure there's no connection. Oh yes, this isn't in Sacramento either.
     
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May 15, 2018, 06:19 PM
 
^^^

I have never heard of it being illegal to leave your car running while you go into a convenience store. Even from a theft prevention standpoint the law makes no sense in the age of keyless cars. You can easily leave a car running and lock the door with the FOB. But let’s keep it real here. The guy wasn’t arrested because of this alleged “violation”. He was arrested because he dared to question the “officer“.

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May 15, 2018, 06:28 PM
 
I don't disagree. Just offering a data point.
     
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May 15, 2018, 07:34 PM
 
From Good Housekeeping. Although it’s about warming in the winter, as with any law it apply 365 days a year. As with any law, the cops can use it to screw with you.
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/lif...r-idling-laws/

It doesn't even matter how long your car is running, most states consider idling an automatic misdemeanor. Even cars that have an automatic start feature are against the law in some states, according to Lifewire. (Hey, don't kill the messenger.)
The laws are aimed at reducing vehicle emissions.
One of the maintenance techs at work has a Chevy Volt. In the summer he starts the AC while it’s plugged in to the charging station. Since it’s plugged in, the AC runs off the charging station.
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May 15, 2018, 08:51 PM
 
This might not be the place to mention it but its about racism in America so I'll take my chances.

I've noticed a few of things recently that have bothered me. The smallest one is that some things perceived widely as being positive are starting to feel a little patronising. I enjoyed Black Panther, it was a decent movie. It wasn't as amazing as everyone made out. Not as a movie. I appreciate that it has done a lot to promote black role models and such but like I say, I wonder if the hype has gotten so much that anyone else feels its a bit patronising. On a related note we have Black Panther and Black Lightning lately and the 'Black' in both names feels a bit patronising too. Its a wonder we don't have Black Falcon and Black Iron Man instead of War Machine/Iron Patriot. Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill.

Second thing was, I went down a youtube rabbit hole and watched a bunch of clips from Hardcore Pawn. Entertaining nonsense and I'm well aware that they are paying "customers" to go completely OTT and get themselves thrown out, but it (perhaps inadvertently) paints black people in a bad light. The people in question always get furious that they aren't given the cash they wanted, or that they can't get an item they pawned and didn't make payments on. They are just made to look like total morons who think they are entitled to whatever. It really feels like it plays into conservative entitlement stereotypes and the people being paid to perpetuate probably aren't aware because as individual actors they probably aren't seeing this wide message they are helping to deliver.

Lastly I watched this video which really ought to be innocuous:




I couldn't help but notice that while the others ran the spectrum from cute to supportive, to nagging to random nonsense, both of the tweets from black celebrity Mom's were demanding expensive material things. Again, its a small thing but if I spotted it, it must be pretty obvious.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
On a related note we have Black Panther and Black Lightning lately and the 'Black' in both names feels a bit patronising too.
I'd be interested in a Black Widow movie.
     
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May 21, 2018, 01:21 PM
 
Because naturally people who smoke weed choose to put it on their windshields as they are driving down the street.

A man driving through Winfield, Kan., went live on Facebook during a traffic stop after cops told him he was being pulled over for allegedly failing to signal a turn within 100 feet. But what should have been a citation or warning led to Rudy Samuel being detained because of “vegetation” on his windshield.

The incident occurred last Sunday and when the cop told Samuel that he noticed the flora on the windshield, Samuel couldn’t believe what he was hearing, because it was just tree debris. The unidentified cop told Samuel that he’s going to test the “vegetation” and Samuel informed him that he doesn’t even smoke."

And that’s when things took a left turn.

The officer returns from his car—without testing the “vegetation”—and tells Samuel to get out. Samuel says he wants the officer to run the test first.

“I’ll test it here in a little bit, OK, I ain’t got to test it right now,” the officer replied. When Samuel asked the officer why does he have to get out, the video then shows the officer forcibly removing him.

Although Samuel is no longer holding the phone to capture the video, the cop can be heard saying that the car is going to be searched. Samuel states that he does not give them permission. You can also hear Samuel telling the officer he has a legal firearm in the middle console of his car, and then the video stops. Samuel said it was because the cop turned off the recording.

“Yea straight stereotyped me he grab[bed] my phone I told him he better get a warrant for it so he powered it off,” Samuel wrote on Facebook.

According to CT News, Winfield’s police Chief Brett Stone says that the incident is being investigated. Of course, no drugs were found, and Samuel was sent off with just a warning and his life.
#DrivingWhileBlackWithLeavesOnTheWindshield: Kansas Man Detained For Having ‘Vegetation’ on Window | TheRoot.com

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May 21, 2018, 01:40 PM
 
My car, my lawn, my house--my everything is currently covered in tree flowers and pollen. It does not resemble weed or pharmaceutical herbs. Unless it is obscuring the windshield (like people who don't clear their cars of snow), I just don't even get this as a plausible excuse.
     
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May 21, 2018, 01:56 PM
 
^^^^

It's getting to be so blatant that "plausible" excuses aren't even necessary anymore. There are simply way too many people in the population at large who are not just comfortable but apparently supportive of state sanctioned harassment of people of of color by law enforcement "officers".

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I enjoyed Black Panther, it was a decent movie. It wasn't as amazing as everyone made out. Not as a movie. I appreciate that it has done a lot to promote black role models and such
I thought it was underwhelming too. Although I realise this is a minority view. I did have some fundamental issues with it's "black positive" depiction. Principally the idea that after thousands of years of supposed technology driven advancement and an obviously complex society, the best way the Wakandan's had of deciding who should rule the most powerful nation in the world was to line up on a rock with cod Lion King chanting and hit each other with spears, So much so that when the evil baddy turns up and wins by killing the rightful king, he instantly gains instant loyalty because, hey tribal Africans, whatcha gonna do.
When he came to the throne room he should have been laughed out of town.
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May 23, 2018, 05:19 AM
 
I feel maybe some of this behaviour is a result of increasing feelings of marginalisation by white working class. BBQ woman has taken her stand on the idea that "these people" have somehow taken something that she wouldn't be allowed to, in this case a BBQ on a piece of land that she would not be allowed to BBQ on, but her real issue is that she has come to believe that no one is standing up for her. The more media attraction Black Lives etc gain the worse the world appears to people who feel marginalised and left behind.
They complain that if they were to set up White lIves, or White Power movements they would be racist (they would be), and since they aren't they overreact when confronted with their worst fear, a black person having something they no longer have.

People live in the world they think they live in not the one they actually do, and I'm sure white people (me certainly) really struggle to imagine a daily regime of petty and often automatic racism, especially since in so many ways the word treats everyone so much more fairly than it has ever done before. But perception is key.

There's a scene in the excellent Neflix documentary Flint where a black woman is arguing with a white police officer, the black woman contends that its all racist since all the police are white, despite being told and we can see that most of the officers are in fact black. Never the less I am sure that afterwards in her mind all the officers will have been white all along. We are victims of our own constructs in life.

I don't know how you solve this other than waiting it out or education, but pandering to white fear of a black(er) world wont solve it, only make it worse.
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May 23, 2018, 10:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
I thought it was underwhelming too. Although I realise this is a minority view. I did have some fundamental issues with it's "black positive" depiction. Principally the idea that after thousands of years of supposed technology driven advancement and an obviously complex society, the best way the Wakandan's had of deciding who should rule the most powerful nation in the world was to line up on a rock with cod Lion King chanting and hit each other with spears, So much so that when the evil baddy turns up and wins by killing the rightful king, he instantly gains instant loyalty because, hey tribal Africans, whatcha gonna do.
When he came to the throne room he should have been laughed out of town.
This is what I thought.

Also, BBQ woman took it too far and needed to let it go, but your point is excellent. There are those that get away with things, and those that follow the rules, and it can be annoying to be a rule follower and see someone else get away with what you wouldn't. The celebratory huge BBQ that followed was rude flaunting of the rule. If no one is going to enforce that rule, then put up signs saying so.
     
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May 23, 2018, 11:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
I thought it was underwhelming too. Although I realise this is a minority view. I did have some fundamental issues with it's "black positive" depiction. Principally the idea that after thousands of years of supposed technology driven advancement and an obviously complex society, the best way the Wakandan's had of deciding who should rule the most powerful nation in the world was to line up on a rock with cod Lion King chanting and hit each other with spears, So much so that when the evil baddy turns up and wins by killing the rightful king, he instantly gains instant loyalty because, hey tribal Africans, whatcha gonna do.
When he came to the throne room he should have been laughed out of town.
Are we doing spoiler tags?

That's a great point - I think it highlights their respect for tradition, the way they maintain their culture irrespective of pressure from the outside world, and the respect they have for their ancestors. The same way that the "modern" buildings in their large city still resembled more...traditional...African architecture.

I think a main point in the movie was T'Challa realizing that his father was imperfect and made mistakes and coming to terms with that. I'd say it's plausible that combining that realization with seeing what can go wrong, that they'd reconsider the tradition of trial by combat. Clearly T-Challa is open to breaking thousands of years of tradition by initiating outreach and sharing their technology.
     
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May 23, 2018, 06:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
I feel maybe some of this behaviour is a result of increasing feelings of marginalisation by white working class. BBQ woman has taken her stand on the idea that "these people" have somehow taken something that she wouldn't be allowed to, in this case a BBQ on a piece of land that she would not be allowed to BBQ on, but her real issue is that she has come to believe that no one is standing up for her. The more media attraction Black Lives etc gain the worse the world appears to people who feel marginalised and left behind.
I don't think this is a "white working class" issue given the background of Dr. Jennifer Schulte ... aka "BBQ Becky".



Jennifer Schulte has been identified as the woman who called police on black people barbecuing at an Oakland park. Video of the incident went viral and led to the "BBQ Becky" meme.

3. Schulte Has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering From Stanford, but the University Says She Does Not Work There, Disputing Reports That She Is a Professor

The 41-year-old Jennifer Schulte, whose name has been in some reports misspelled Jennifer Shulte, graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a Ph.D in chemical engineering, according to her now-deleted Linkedin profile. That detail and her use of the name Dr. Jennifer Schulte on social media has led some to believe she is a professor or otherwise employed by Stanford.

But the California university distanced itself from her on Twitter, writing, “According to our records, a person by this name earned graduate degrees at Stanford more than a decade ago. She is not employed as staff or as a faculty member.” An entry on a Stanford website shows that she was part of the James Swartz Research Group in the chemical engineering and bioengineering department.

Schulte is a North Dakota native and attended the University of North Dakota for her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. She has lived in Oakland since 2006.

4. She Works as an Air Quality & Climate Change Specialist

Schulte works as a senior project manager at an environmental resources and services company in Oakland, according to her Linkedin profile. Her work focuses on air quality. She is also a climate change technical specialist. She previously worked at Horizon Water and Environment, URS Corporation and Environ International Corporation.

An announcement for a 2016 meeting of the American Petroleum Institute shows that Schulte gave a talk titled “OEHHA Revised Risk Assessment Methods: Developing a Facility Game Plan” for the organization. “Dr. Jennifer Schulte is a Senior Project Manager with ERM based in Walnut Creek, California. She has 10 years of experience as an air quality and climate change specialist, and is a recognized expert in the fields of air quality, emission estimation, air dispersion modeling, health risk assessments, and climate change impacts,” the website said. “Dr. Schulte has conducted complex projects throughout California, the United States, and some international locations involving air emission inventories, air dispersion modeling, health risk assessments, and climate change analyses for numerous clients including commercial and residential development projects, ports, transportation, refineries, and various other industrial areas. She conducts air quality and climate change analyses for regulatory compliance, environmental studies required for CEQA and NEPA, and litigation support.”

The Irvine, California, city website shows that she was part of a team that prepared a supplemental environmental impact report as part of a city project.
Jennifer Schulte, ‘BBQ Becky’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

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May 25, 2018, 03:39 PM
 
Black bikers in Myrtle Beach? Heavy police presence and intentionally created traffic jams to discourage attendance. White bikers in Myrtle Beach? Crickets.

The NAACP has joined with a couple and another man to sue the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and its police department over what they deem the discriminatory treatment of thousands of black motorcycling enthusiasts who descend on the city for “Black Bike Week” on Memorial Day weekend each year.

As it happens, there are two motorcycle festivals held in Myrtle Beach during May. A week before the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, aka “Black Bike Week,” the city hosts the Harley-Davidson Spring Rally, aka “Bike Week,” which is primarily attended by white motorcycle clubs—those pillars of community not known for violence at all.

According to the federal lawsuit (pdf) brought by Cedric and Leslie Stevenson of Suwanee, Ga., and Simuel Jones of Chicago, the city of Myrtle Beach institutes a strict and burdensome traffic plan (a one-way, 23-mile loop, taking traffic outside of the city and back) as well as a heavy police presence only during Bikefest.

There are no traffic restrictions in place for Harley Week, although the two events are similar in size, scope and incidents, according to Anson Asaka, associate general counsel of the national NAACP and one of the attorneys in the lawsuit.


“Basically, it comes down to equality and justice,” said Asaka to The Root. “We have a situation where you have two bike festivals, one which is predominantly white and then a predominantly African-American event … but the city treats the events separately and unequally.”
#BikingWhileBlack: NAACP and Black Motorcyclists Sue Myrtle Beach, SC, for Discrimination During ‘Black Bike Week’ | TheRoot.com

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May 25, 2018, 10:49 PM
 
The PDF indicates it was filed three months ago, on Feb 27, 2018. The bike week is presumably going on right now. Has there been any development in the case, such as the requested preliminary injunction against weird traffic routing?
     
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^^^

Not sure. I just know it’s been an issue for years.

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It appears Myrtle Beach didn't receive a preliminary injunction. Linked from their front page, Memorial weekend traffic plans sound familiar.
     
   
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