I read a great article the other day posted by the American Today Show by a black journalist who had a son just diagnosed with autism. The article was mainly about his fear for his son when he gets older, being a black male that will most likely be unable to respond and communicate to a police officer in an 'appropriate way' and the police officer reading it as a danger and harming him, obviously a fear in response to the Ferguson and Eric Garner incidents in the states. It was really interesting and I totally felt that right now, as a father of an African American, male toddler that had just been diagnosed with a disability known to cause people not to behave in a 'typical' way, that his fears were understandable in this current society. Some of the comments below were infuriating. I genuinely wish I hadn't read them, the lack of ignorance and just unkindness among some people is sickening.
Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 09-01-2015 at 18:39.
Thunderdaks do you have a link to that article? It sounds fascinating.
Hope you're feeling better btw x
I think the tweeter is a bit of a twit. With the Sydney and Paris attacks I haven't really heard anyone having a crack at 'all' Muslims.
And Im pretty sure killing eight children takes you out of the running of the good parent award.
The murder suicide was just as awful, and i believe there was a thread where many doubted this situation. Its not like he was hailed a hero.
If your seeing that many posts and comments being racist then you need to rethink your friends list. I havnt seen anything remotely racist on Facebook in recent events. Only messages of solidarity.
I think to some extent it's sh1t stirring. I think it's also making very complex issues appear black and white and able to be explained easily. Finally, as a white, middle-class, educated, privileged Aussie - I find it somewhat insulting. *I* don't have those sentiments and I don't appreciate it when I am generalised to be an ignorant Mudoch-loving redneck.
I wrote a long post in the other thread about differences between terrorism in the name of Islam and other acts of violence.
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