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Mom Calls Cops on Native American Kids Taking College Tour

Postby Typical Michael » Sun May 06, 2018 6:19 pm

http://abc7chicago.com/education/mom-on ... s/3433770/

I had seen this story posted on Facebook, in one of those videos that are silent and filled with some text commentary. I wanted to look further into it. The video on the link shows more, and has audio of the discussion between the kids and the cops.

They were late to the tour, so it may have looked like they just showed up, and maybe were just tagging along and hadn't been invited. I can get that.

After just watching the video, a thought occurred to me: "I bet this had more to do with some square lady seeing quiet metal heads and getting spooked at their long hair and shirts she can't read, than it did race."

I read through the article, and felt like this had pretty much been confirmed: "She says their behavior is odd and that they're wearing 'black clothing.'" with "'weird symbolism or wording on it.'"

"I think they're Hispanic, I believe," the mother says, when asked about whether they were white males. "One of them for sure. He said he's from Mexico." - maybe a little odd, but she was asked if they were white.

Then the mom of the kids goes on to say ""It breaks my heart, because they didn't do anything to warrant that," Gray told the affiliate. "They're walking on their own ancestors' land, so it breaks my heart.""


They both look to get a free VIP tour of the school later, which is cool. But, the president of the school is saying he is all like "a white man in a position of authority," and that his status gave him privilege."

This still sounds to me like metal-enthusiast discrimination (which sucks), and it is being made about race.

The real lesson here? If you want to go to college, listen to Yanni or some shit in public, and Bloodbath in private.
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Re: Mom Calls Cops on Native American Kids Taking College To

Postby SandTea » Sat May 12, 2018 4:31 am

Nah, its def racial. White lady calls cops on non-white kids is literally the most frequent 911 call. The best excuse you could give her is implicit bias.
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Re: Mom Calls Cops on Native American Kids Taking College To

Postby satan_n_stuff » Mon May 14, 2018 3:00 pm

SandTea wrote:Nah, its def racial. White lady calls cops on non-white kids is literally the most frequent 911 call. The best excuse you could give her is implicit bias.

You don't actually know that. Unless you mean to say that white women are by definition racist, that statement does not in any way support your conclusion. The article does contains some quotes that could be interpreted as racism, but they are nowhere near explicit enough or numerous enough to cast aside reasonable doubt.
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Re: Mom Calls Cops on Native American Kids Taking College To

Postby Dr. Ambiguous » Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am

From reading about the case it's not clear if it was primarily racially motivated or primarily motivated by the metalhead look. It could reasonably be either or both. Fucked up either way.
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