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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

White Teen Girls v. Black People

Wow-- it's been 2 months since I've written anything on my blog, and the two stories I get to post are about bigots! The previous post focused more on bigotry by way of religion. This time, it's two stupid little girls putting their upbringing on display.

Two stupid little 14 year-old girls from Gainesville, FL have been ostracized by their community for posting a 14 minute video of an anti-black people rant. You may or may not get through the whole thing-- it depends on how much you value your braincells:

Now, I'm not going to attack little girls for saying stupid things. It's pretty damn funny to hear a couple of inarticulate kids criticize others for not speaking clearly, or making any sense, or for even being dumb. I grew up with white folks, and while many of them were not particularly racist...they were still fairly ignorant, small-minded, and emotionally immature. Which is, after all, what you SHOULD expect from a 14 year old. I listen to these two, and just laugh. I have, quite literally, heard everything that has come out of their mouths before-- and the one take-away I get from this video is: white bigots are STILL using the same idiotic talking points that they've always used! In other words, stupidity is a vacuum.

So guess what happened to these two girls? You guessed it. Death threats. TONS of them. So many, in fact, that they-- according to their parents-- were completely stunned by the backlash, and are now trying to apologize for what they said.  Which is funny, to me, because they aren't really sorry for what they said....they're sorry that they have NO SUPPORT. Same with politicians that say incredibly stupid things-- they try to walk it back and/or give half-assed apologies, ONLY because the general public displays their outrage.

In addition to the death threats, the two girls have been expelled from the school.

"There's no place for comments like that, that video here at GHS," GHS principle David Shelnutt told WCJB-TV. "There's no place for that in the Alachua County Public School System, and my opinion, no place for that in society in general."
 Racism/bigotry and technology don't always mix. Especially if you post your hateful views in a public forum. No matter how negative or nasty you can be...there are literally THOUSANDS, if not MILLIONS of people that will eat your soul for breakfast. So express your ignorance at your own peril. Next time, you may not be as lucky as these girls are.

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