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To: EveningStar

Given the lack of any mention of whether or not there is any white looting in Iowa, the headline is very strange, indeed.

In fact, I would expect there to be SOME white looting in Iowa. I have been a high school teacher for 30 years; and in the past two or three years, for the first time, a significant number of my students, predominantly white, raise their hand when asked if they would loot if a chaotic event occurred. I usually use news events where looting is occurring, here or abroad, to broach the question. In one class, again predominantly white, some hispanic, some native American, lower-level achiving, 70% raised their hands. I let them know, mainly by leaving my jaw on the floor for a few beats, how shocked I was at such an attitude. The times, they are a-changin’.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 12:33:03 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Migraine

Yes, there’s white looting here in Iowa. One woman was arrested in Cedar Rapids for trying to take bottles of alcohol out of a flooded bar.

Um....

That’s it.


6 posted on 06/23/2008 12:36:29 PM PDT by JenB
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To: Migraine

It is hard to loot in a tightly knit community. In a big city it is easier to justify taking from someone you don’t know, but it is pretty hard to take from a neighbor you see at the grocery store, the gas station and at church.

Looting also requires a mob mentality with others grabbing the stuff you can’t get to.


7 posted on 06/23/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Migraine

Perhaps there’s been a serious loss of ethical consciousness.


9 posted on 06/23/2008 12:47:26 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Migraine

Idle question:

In the Soviet Union, was stealing from someone rich considered wrong?


12 posted on 06/23/2008 12:57:36 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: Migraine
Given the lack of any mention of whether or not there is any white looting in Iowa, the headline is very strange, indeed.

You can post a comment at the site, if you wish.

The times, they are a-changin’.

I don't think so. Looting has never been tied to race, just class and character. If there was a nation wide disaster we'd certainly see our share of looters of all races.

16 posted on 06/23/2008 1:04:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Migraine
Perhaps there were isolated cases of white people looting after the flooding in Iowa but I am sure that 99% of the people in Iowa were taught, as I was, that if it does not belong to you then you do not take it. PERIOD! (from whom it belongs, no matter what the circumstances are) The idea that we are only taking from “the man” or a “business that can afford it” is disturbing. It a result of the liberal philosophy of entitlement, taught in schools, the only difference is that there is no government middleman in the transaction. Direct, from those that have, to we who do not have...seems fair enough to Dem..er them. (sarc)Typo
24 posted on 06/23/2008 1:12:34 PM PDT by BatGuano
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To: Migraine
In fact, I would expect there to be SOME white looting in Iowa

We had looting here in the Missouri Ozarks after recent tornados. A friend had her house demolished. While she tried to find her belongings, other people picked through whatever was blown around. They even tried to dig up plants from her yard.

29 posted on 06/23/2008 1:18:20 PM PDT by bluegirl
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To: Migraine

a significant number of my students, predominantly white, raise their hand when asked if they would loot if a chaotic event occurred.
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Your class might be interested in a similar question asked at our senior center. All raised their hand when asked “would you shoot looters if you had the means to do so during a chaotic event?”


40 posted on 06/23/2008 1:36:26 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Migraine
There is plenty of crime in rural areas, we all know that. Between meth heads and rustlers there is plenty of blame to go around.

Still, there seems to be a serious disconnect in the reporting from NO verses Iowa regarding borrowing items for long terms. The press has not done any favors to Middle America in a long time and I don't expect them to start now.

Thanks for teaching, and continue to hope for the best from our youngsters. We really seem to be devolving as a society when it comes to our young.

64 posted on 06/23/2008 2:49:01 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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