Why more and more Elliot Rodgers are inevitable.
Shit I yell that at my wife all the time. Even today I mentioned to her to make sure she drove with her eyes open so she doesn’t get into a wreck… Racism is for immature losers. Joking about stereotypes is for adults who know the difference between making a joke and being offensive. If someone calls my kid “ching Chang chong” I’ll be the first to give him the link to Dave Chapelle to share with his racist friends. Because that shit is funny!
With regards to the original post:
I am getting out of the Army in a couple months and have developed the same type of relationships as you. As an officer, I have to curb it somewhat at work, but when I’m not in front of Soldiers, my best friend (who is black), gets to hear shit like this all the time. We always joke about how I’m in the KKK (being from TN myself) and him being a lazy SOB. Funny thing is, we don’t have a legitimate racist bone in our bodies. He married a white girl. I married a Taiwanese girl. Even my brother married a black girl…i digress.
My point is that racism is so superficial and so enticing to ignorant, uneducated monkeys (I say monkeys as a term to describe those bigots who can’t rationalize equality for all). Being in the military opens you up to so much. And yes, my black friend (I even laugh by saying that lol) were I Afghanistan together…racism is when immaturity meets a superiority complex with a sense of ignorant fear to top it off.
Kati Layne Quackenbush, 26, a single mother of a 5-year-old, has been accused of killing a homeless man on August 26th. The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Gerald Melton. He was brought to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
The incident was reported to have happened around 3:00 in the morning when Melton couldn’t sleep due to the loud music and the exhaust fumes omitted by Quackenbush’s Porsche so he asked the owner to move the SUV. Things soon escalated and the two got into a heated argument. Quackenbush got out of her car, fired two shots at Melton and drove off. She had a passenger in the car with her.
Jesse Quackenbush, the father of the accused who is a Texas attorney, released a statement claiming that his daughter fired warning shots without meaning to hurt the victim. In his statement, he claimed that she was “acting in self-defense” as Melton violently approached them and hurled abuses. His statement suggested that the victim was not just quarreling but in fact, approached the girls in a way that threatened them. But Katie fired two rounds then drove away. The father said in his statement that his daughter “didn’t Try and kill this guy”.
It’s obvious that he is aware of the legal arguments that could help his daughter.
The Tennessean reports, “Metro police detectives say that Melton was “trying to sleep on the sidewalk” around 3 a.m. near 901 19th Ave. South near Music Row when he “became disturbed by exhaust fumes and loud music coming from a Porsche SUV.”
Quackenbush is due to appear in court on October 6th. As of now, the accused has been released from jail on a $25,000 bond.
How long before these man hating re-education programs becomes mandatory?
Duke University is recruiting male students for a nine-week program that pledges to “destabilize masculine privilege” and “interrogate masculinity.”
The program, known as the Duke University Men’s Project, seeks to help men examine how their masculinities exist “often in toxic ways” while beginning “the work of unlearning violence.”
“There is a misinformed narrative that gender equity and feminism hurts men,” a description for the program suggests, adding that “through conversations on the limits of masculinity and healthy alternatives we demonstrate that men have much to gain.”
Over the course of the nine-week program, men will participate in weekly discussion groups conducted through an “intersectional feminist lens,” with the hope of helping male students learn an “intersectional understanding of masculinity” and creating “spaces to destabilize masculine privilege.”
Organizers warn that the program isn’t for the faint of heart, explaining that the discussion groups will make men feel “vulnerable” and “will be challenging,” and should thus be “taken seriously.”
Notably, the application for the program, which closes Wednesday, asks students to describe how “privilege…operates to create inequality on Duke’s campus” and list their preferred gender.
While the project was founded last year with a single group of fifteen students, it has added an additional discussion group this year to accommodate increased student interest.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be dispatched across campus to host events for other students on topics such as “pornography and rape culture, male privilege and taking up space, and gender disparities in emotional labor.”
Although the men’s project specifically targets men, it appears that at least some female students are involved with leadership of the program, though when Campus Reform reached out to some of its organizers, all declined to comment, citing “university policy.”
Participants will not be paid for the program, though the school did recently hire a Men’s Engagement Intern who will earn $9 per hour to help lead the program and foster “collective buy-in on the part of men.”
Additionally, the weekly discussion groups will be held at the university’s Women’s Center, which formed in 1987 after students submitted a 76-page proposal for its creation, now with a mission of helping both men and women “resist patriarchal oppression.”
Campus Reform reached out to Duke University for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.