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Confessions of a Racist: I profile like Jesse Jackson does
Pajamas Media ^ | 07/17/2013 | Roger Simon

Posted on 07/17/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I hate to admit it. It’s really quite embarrassing, humiliating really. But — even though I was an actual civil rights worker in the South and (crazy me) later gave money to the Black Panthers — in the interest of transparency (that’s what we all aspire to nowadays, isn’t it?), I cannot tell a lie, George Washington:

I am a racist.

Worse than that, I profile.

When I see a black gangbanger walking down the sidewalk toward me at night, sometimes I cross to the other side. Even if he’s not wearing a hoodie.

Ditto for skanky white guys in ponytails who look like meth heads, bandana-clad Mexicans who might be members of the Zetas, and Asian guys with ominous Fu Manchus, black belts, and ninja pajamas.

Yes, I profile. In that way, at least, I am sort of like the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Not only that, if I carried a gun (I don’t though, I’m too sloppy. Just last week my wife yelled at me for backing up over one of the solar garden lights we just bought) and one of those guys jumped me and started beating the living daylights out of me, I might well shoot him.

So I’m racist… and a profiler. Baaaad.

Why am I racist?

Because I profile, duh. I’m kind of an equal opportunity racist. I profile everyone.

But just to put the icing on the cake, someone I don’t know called me a “racist” on Twitter yesterday. “You must be a racist,” he said, thankfully omitting the requisite exclamation points. This was in reaction to my appearance on NPR to discuss an article I had written on the Zimmerman trial, the same article a columnist at the Washington Post called “deranged” because I likened that sorry, hypocritical event to a Stalinist show trial.

Silly me.

So it’s settled. I must be a racist.

But don’t be smug, dear reader. You’re a racist, too. Even if you comment seventeen times a day on The Huffington Post, cursing Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, you’re still a racist.

That’s just the way things go these days.

Tough luck.

UPDATE: I wrote the above Tuesday morning. Obviously, I was having some fun. But since then I have heard the latest turn in the Zimmerman/Martin saga and I have lost my sense of humor. Our Department of Justice, in its “wisdom,” has just decided to establish an email address through which George Zimmerman’s fellow citizens can report on putative examples of his racism, although a full investigation of the same had been conducted over a year ago by the FBI, yielding a result of no racism. What DOJ is doing now constitutes a witch hunt employing the methodology of a police state, citizen spying on citizen, with Attorney General Eric Holder and his henchman Tom Perez assuming the role of Markus Wolf. If you don’t remember who he was, you can click on the link. Or perhaps have a look at this film. The U.S. Department of Justice channels the Stasi. Did you ever think it could happen here?



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: profiling; racism

1 posted on 07/17/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Holder created an email address to report on a private citizen?

wtf...

Where is the email address to report on Eric Holder?


2 posted on 07/17/2013 7:38:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Our Department of Justice, in its “wisdom,” has just decided to establish an email address through which George Zimmerman’s fellow citizens can report on putative examples of his racism, although a full investigation of the same had been conducted over a year ago by the FBI, yielding a result of no racism. What DOJ is doing now constitutes a witch hunt employing the methodology of a police state, citizen spying on citizen, with Attorney General Eric Holder and his henchman Tom Perez assuming the role of Markus Wolf. If you don’t remember who he was, you can click on the link. Or perhaps have a look at this film. The U.S. Department of Justice channels the Stasi. Did you ever think it could happen here?

OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

3 posted on 07/17/2013 7:39:59 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind
When I see a black gangbanger walking down the sidewalk toward me at night, sometimes I cross to the other side. Even if he’s not wearing a hoodie.

Ditto for skanky white guys in ponytails who look like meth heads, bandana-clad Mexicans who might be members of the Zetas, and Asian guys with ominous Fu Manchus, black belts, and ninja pajamas.

While situational awareness is always a good thing. And all races have bad guys. I am tired of this caveat, this 'yeah but' placating platitude. Certain races, of which blacks are one, have a hugely disproportional amount of young male criminals.

The Emperor has no clothes.

4 posted on 07/17/2013 7:44:31 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: SeekAndFind

Up is down, down is up...whatta world, whatta world...


5 posted on 07/17/2013 7:47:49 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember him admitting that but he was told to NEVER admit that again in public


6 posted on 07/17/2013 7:49:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Charles Colson used to ask this question:

“Let’s say you are walking towards the Bus Stop in the streets of Harlem one late, dark night and encountered a group of young men in jeans and hoodies walking towards you, would you be more comfortable knowing they just came out of a club, or would you be more comfortable knowing they came out of a neighborhood Church Bible Study?”


7 posted on 07/17/2013 7:50:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Spent the first 57 years of my life in Fun City.

I profiled ALL the time...it was a matter of survival.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps we should flood the Holder email address with bogus claims.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 7:51:34 AM PDT by lurk
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To: sickoflibs

This is the EXACT QYOTE from Jess jackson:

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”


10 posted on 07/17/2013 7:52:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Altura Ct.

Another thing to be aware of is numbers.

If there are more than two, avoid them.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 7:52:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Alternative articles...

Confessions of an idiot waiting to be victimized: I don't profile

Confessions of a liar: I don't profile

12 posted on 07/17/2013 7:56:03 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: SeekAndFind
I do so wish we could miss Jesse and his ilk for the duration..but alas




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13 posted on 07/17/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: SeekAndFind

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

THANK YOU!


14 posted on 07/17/2013 8:00:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: SeekAndFind

15 posted on 07/17/2013 8:00:15 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: lurk

A few ideas here

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/16/citizen-watchdogs-light-up-justice-departments-zimmermantipline/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

#ZimmermanTipLine Once spoke of his “Typical White Grandmother”

Consoled neighbor who was robbed by black home invaders #ZimmermanTipLine

#ZimmermanTipLine He said that Boston police acted stupidly before he knew the facts of the case


16 posted on 07/17/2013 8:00:40 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Altura Ct.

I agree. I repeat for the thousandth time-government statistics show that regarding interracial crime, a white person is many times more likely to be attacked by a black person than the reverse. In the case of rape, the discrepancy is huge-app 100 black on whites per day, compared to so few white on black rapes, it’s statistically nil.

I too am fed up with this attempt white people employ to try to make some equivalence between black on white crime and the miniscule number of white on black crimes.

Yet the media blares that black men are being “preyed upon” by whites, when the exact opposite is the truth.

There are no white equivalents of “Knock Out King” or “Polar Bear Hunting”.

And the only white on black rape cases (which were made into occasion for yet more accusations and lectures to whites) were false accusations. Neither wefre apologies forthcoming from the media for their part in ginning up the faux outrage over the false accusations.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 8:04:44 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a high-crime black area in the Metro area where I live. I know that 90% of the blacks in that area would not hurt a fly. Many of those 90% are church-going blacks that would help me if I were lost or had car trouble and have done this in the past. In my own neighborhood, however, I don’t have to worry about the other 10%. So I stay out of the black area where possible. That does not make me a racist. I’m just trying to survive by playing the odds.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 8:06:24 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: SeekAndFind

Honoring Trayvon With Beatings, Muggings, Burglary and Arson

http://godfatherpolitics.com/11766/honoring-trayvon-with-beatings-muggings-burglary-and-arson/


19 posted on 07/17/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Altura Ct.

Exactly. Like saying one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

Actually, the skanky white guy with a pony tail is less likely to beat you up than a frat boy in Tommy Hilfiger duds.

But the black “gang banger” has about a 30% chance of just being out of prison, carrying an illegal gun, in the process of committing a crime, or all of the above.

Profiling based on philosophy is racist. Profiling based on facts is smart.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by anton
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To: Mr. K
DOJ Asks Civil Rights Groups, General Public for 'Tips' on Zimmerman

Here are some tips on what to send to the DOJ from the #TimmermanTipLine hash tag on Twitter.

21 posted on 07/17/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php a place to meet when FR is down)
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To: SeekAndFind

The issue isn’t actually racial profiling. It’s behavioral profiling, but not only does such profiling make perfect sense; Jackson, Sharpton and their ilk can’t figure out a way to make money off of it.


22 posted on 07/17/2013 8:25:26 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SeekAndFind

yep, I recalled that the other day when many on MSNBC were saying that the same fear-assoiation Jesse articulated is the valid basis for a hate crimes procecution.


23 posted on 07/17/2013 8:25:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Mr. K

The Tipline for Zimmerman’s Inquisition is: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov ... Use it.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 8:26:32 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Tipline for Zimmerman's Inquisition is: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov ... Use it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

At a teacher “sensitivity” training session in Brooklyn in the early 90’s, the African-American presenter offered the scenario of riding the subway late at night and having a group of young black teens coming your way in an effort to get us white teachers to acknowledge our profiling/racist bent. Every one of the female black teachers present at the session said, “Shoot, I’m holding my purse tighter, too.”


25 posted on 07/17/2013 8:28:02 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe it is a “survival” trait to “profile”. It has become PC to attack “profiling” when profiling is done against protected groups but certainly okay when used against unfavored or unprotected groups. I believe every sane person “profiles” from a natural survival instinct. JJ just committed a liberal “faux pas” by admitting it.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 8:31:24 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Mr. K

If your not black your f6cked


27 posted on 07/17/2013 8:50:10 AM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Because I profile, duh. I’m kind of an equal opportunity racist. I profile everyone."

Bingo! Anyone who doesn't profile everyone is a fool!

28 posted on 07/17/2013 8:58:28 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Unfortunately, this trend toward criminalizing racism is going to have quite the opposite of it’s intended effect.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 9:09:01 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm a profiler as well. Have been since a store I was working in was robbed by a gang of Holder's peeps back in the mid-80's. I've tried to advise others to profile as well. It is amazing how many people worry that they'll be thought of as "racist" for profiling. On many occasions I've walked across the street, gone back into the store I just exited and have refused to go into a convenience store because I didn't like the cut of somebody's jib. And I don't really give a rat's ass if someone I don't know and will likely never see again looks at me with an expression of "you race-siss Mutha-F***a" just because I avoided them. People need to stop worrying about what people they don't know think about them.
30 posted on 07/17/2013 9:39:28 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind

Read the full Babel story.


31 posted on 07/17/2013 9:46:01 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SeekAndFind

I know that JJ once complained about the Rolling Stone’s “Brown Sugar”. I don’t know what his take is on “Paint It Black”.


32 posted on 07/17/2013 9:52:33 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: lurk

No need to, as they will be bogus anway


33 posted on 07/17/2013 5:53:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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