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  1. ratbastard says

    Is there a reason why EVERY homeless youth in the ‘teaser’ clip is black? There are homeless white, ‘Hispanic’, even Asian youth, including gay youth, and older adults. Just curious, because details like this are not coincidental., they’re carefully planned and scripted.

    ATTENTION ‘Progressives':

    I AM NOT a ‘racist’. I said NOTHING ‘bad’ about black folks, black homeless, etc. I don’t ‘hate’ them, or ‘disrespect’ them.

  2. Guy110475 says

    @ratbastard

    Just a quick note that I saw at least two Latino youth in the teaser, so you’re saying that they were all black is incorrect. Secondly, it could be as simple as the location primarily had teens of color as it is primarily in one location. Lastly, when someone is trying to do something to help other people, why is it necessary to point to a conspiracy or an issue behind what’s happening. Maybe people aren’t like you…maybe some people just want to help and weren’t as concerned about race as you seem to be.

  3. ratbastard says

    @GUY110475,

    —I asked [politely] a simple question, that anyone who is paying attention would probably wonder [but of course be afraid to ask].

    —People like you p*ss me off. You know NOTHING about my life experiences or background. I was born and raised in NYC and Boston. I have never in my life lived in a small town or even a suburb. I don’t need to be lectured about ‘diversity’ and ‘acceptance’ by ANYONE.

    —The term ‘people of color’ is retarded. Literally. Bad English. It’s ‘colored people’. If you don’t want to use this term [because you’ve been brainwashed and erroneously think it’s offensive, like negro [Spanish for black], then say ‘black’ people, or ‘African-American’.etc. As for ‘Latino’, I grew up in ‘Latino’ neighborhoods and rarely heard anyone describe themselves as ‘Latino’ and NEVER ‘Hispanic’. A P.R. will say they’re P.R., a Dominican, Dominican, Salvadoran, Salvadoran, etc. P.C. language is an affectation, and personally annoying and even offensive to me. Try and speak everyday, ‘normal’ language for a change.

    —I NEVER said they didn’t deserve compassion because of their ‘color’ or ethnicity [they appear to be American to me, so I’ll just call them American.]

  4. jeremy says

    i don’t suppose i need to point out to anyone that irony that ratbastard used the word “retarded” to complain about the term “people of colour.”

  5. ratbastard says

    @Jeremy,

    —I don’t suppose I need to point out the irony of you complaining I used the word ‘retarded’

    retarded:

    –verb (used with object)
    1.
    to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
    –verb (used without object)
    2.
    to be delayed.
    –noun
    3.
    a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
    4.
    Slang: Disparaging .
    a.
    a mentally retarded person.
    b.
    a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social retard.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retarded

    OF COURSE Jeremy I’m aware it’s ‘Un-P.C.’ to use the word ‘retarded’, and I DELIBERATELY used it to see who would comment and how long it would take. Not long.

  6. Rowan says

    Rat is on fire today!

    What does it say about the people who come to this site when 3 of the 6 comments are Rat complaining that it’s all black people! Erm, jeez don’t get your knickers in a twist have you seen the other vida yeah? Nope. Dope.

  7. Dalton says

    Rat:

    I rarely respond to your usual thinly veiled racism but you have outdone yourself. Perhaps you are not aware of this, but Black and Latino LGBT youth are statistically much more likely to be impoverished, homeless and HIV positive. They are also much more likely to be victims of violent crime and hate crimes. HIV rates among Black and Latino gay/bi men (and trans women) are off the charts compared to their white counterparts.

    And if you knew anything about the LGBT communities in NYC, LA, SF or Chicago, you would know that LGBT youth of color are disproportionately homeless, HIV poz and/or involved in survival sex.

    Personally, I’m very excited that someone would at least attempt to humanize their condition. The vast majority of LGBT media (and people such as yourself) instantly gravitate toward stories involving young, white gay men.

    You’re really an unpleasant person, btw.

  8. ratbastard says

    I don’t need any lecture from you Dalton, about:

    Urban America

    Poverty

    Violence

    Hate

    Homelessness

    HIV rates

    And Dalton, you sound like a really unpleasant person.

  9. ratbastard says

    @Rowan,

    I’m not ‘complaining’ per-se, about the color of the skin or background of the homeless ‘youth’ in this story. That’s silly. I simply questioned why they were all ‘minority’, or so-called ‘minority’ [IMO many ‘Hispanics’ really aren’t racially a ‘minority’, and there is technically no ‘majority’ ethnicity in America beyond being American]. I understand these media projects always have an agenda, often some of it at least is hidden. And almost always EVERYTHING [location, type of people, etc.,] isn’t just casually picked to be included but are very deliberately chosen. I’m a curious person. So I ask questions.

  10. mld says

    @rb: the world will never stop owing you something does it? gay is a minority, so why bother showing gays and not straights, who are more of the homeless, right ratbastard? blah blah bigot

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