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What caused the Ferguson riot
exists in so many other cities, too

Washington Post, by Elijah Anderson

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/13/2014 11:00:39 AM

SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The eruption of protests and violence has been a long time coming. While I certainly do not condone rioting, examining the conditions surrounding Brown’s death — and the deaths of several other unarmed black men killed by law enforcement recently — makes clear that community reactions like those in Ferguson, Mo., are bound to happen. America has continued to isolate poor black people in economically depressed neighborhoods under increasingly oppressive police tactics that breed

That´s because the same ´lifestyle´ is found elsewhere - poor family structure, tolerance of crime, and dependence on the government.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 8/13/2014 11:16:29 AM     (No. 9964326)

I´ve never heard of such a title as ´urban ethnographer´ before.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/13/2014 11:16:59 AM     (No. 9964328)

Sorry Elijah, that pity train left the station a long time ago. Everyone makes decisions that have consequences. Some people isolate themselves from society, by not getting an education and making poor choices. You can´t get ahead in life, by waking up each day without a goal or purpose and lacking the self discipline required to be a useful member of society. Compare Dr. Ben Carson, and Clarence Thomas´ approach to life, with an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. It´s the difference between great leaders and race hustlers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/13/2014 11:19:17 AM     (No. 9964331)

Elijah Anderson´s entire article is exactly backwards. Poor violent blacks isolate themselves into neighborhoods where they know they´re supported and given cover for their crime. They are handcuffed and removed from school because they were trying to beat to death another student, not just a push-and-shove altercation. They are hyper-violent, anti-social, and anti all that is good and orderly in society. And Elijah never makes a peep when they kill and maim each other every day of the year in Detroit, Chicago and everywhere they´re in substantial numbers. Maybe wealthy blacks like Elijah need to move back to the hood and show poor blacks a better way to live. How about it, Elijah?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/13/2014 11:23:43 AM     (No. 9964336)

FTA: "America has continued to isolate poor black people in economically depressed neighborhoods under increasingly oppressive police tactics that breed distrust and hostility."

What? In Illinois many of the poor Black folks have been taken out of their high rise public housing and moved out, including into the leafy formerly white suburbs. I intend no value judgment on that policy just sating that I see a fundamental flaw in a premise of the article.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/13/2014 11:26:20 AM     (No. 9964341)

Another race hustler chimes in.

How come Korean-American pundits never write crap like this? Oh, wait - - Koreans work their butts off in school and in business - - and have had astounding economic success - - without ever complaining or rioting.

But they can be ignored - - because their success story is much too inconvenient.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: right-turn, 8/13/2014 11:27:32 AM     (No. 9964345)

What a bunch of BS ... for example ... ´white flight´. .. just who the heck wants to live with a bunch of animals?
The reason for the riots is simple. Get everything you can and destroy all the property you can. Nothing will happen to those who riot. Notice our AG in Washington is all set to investigate the police not the insurrectionists.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/13/2014 11:31:02 AM     (No. 9964348)

"America" hasn´t done anything to "isolate poor black people....." Poor black people make bad choices and suffer the consequences. Whites and browns as well.

Poor choices are color-blind about wrecking lives.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: squid, 8/13/2014 11:31:14 AM     (No. 9964349)

Sorry Elijah Anderson, but the real problem is not the police, nor their tactics (however unpleasant or distasteful). The core problem is one that the Civil Rights movement has turned their back: the destruction of the black family, i.e. absent fathers, illegitimate children, welfare mothers, etc. And encouraging individuals, who contribute to this sorry condition, to reject all responsibility for their actions.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 8/13/2014 11:31:35 AM     (No. 9964350)

The only good thing I can say about this article is the fact that he called them "blacks", not "African Americans".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 8/13/2014 11:38:53 AM     (No. 9964360)

Endlessly excusing this feral behavior just guarantees that it will continue. People like the author are almost entirely responsible for turning poor blacks into criminals but they will never, never admit it. I think some of them are beginning to realize it hence the recent spate of blame whitey articles trying to shift the blame. I ´blame whitey´ myself...white liberals.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nicholveski, 8/13/2014 11:43:17 AM     (No. 9964369)

Just wondering, did the office who shot this black youth. Just drive along and say to self. Self there is a black kid, think I will just shoot him?????

Or was this black kid breaking the law, no matte how minor the law was. Was he breaking the law--yes or no.

If the answer is yes. Then the black kid bears responsibility for starting the action which killed him. No matter how tragic his action was.

It is like Hamas and Isreal. Hamas fires rockets into Isreal. Isreal attacks back and its Isreals fault for killing civilians.

Get real

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/13/2014 11:43:40 AM     (No. 9964371)

Mr Anderson´s words could have been said in 1965 too. Before we spent trillions on eliminating poverty and Aff Action.

The rest of the USA is well aware of Ferguson, and it´s why firearms are flying off the shelves.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/13/2014 11:50:52 AM     (No. 9964382)

There is no more a self segregated community in America than the Hindu´s. Except we don´t seem to read these types of stories about t he, now do we Mr. Anderson?

And don´t kid yourself buddy........black communities ARE self segregated.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/13/2014 11:51:29 AM     (No. 9964384)

"About them,"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: AltaD, 8/13/2014 12:00:16 PM     (No. 9964401)

50 years later and libs are still trying to blame "white flight". When white families left the cities and then inner-ring suburbs they didn´t burn down their neighborhoods on the way out. The whites who took flight did not vote for the mayors and aldermen in the cities they left behind. The blame is on the black families that moved in and the politicians they voted and vote for.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/13/2014 12:15:20 PM     (No. 9964423)

Oppressive Police Tactics in response to the explosion of violent Street Gangs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/13/2014 12:15:25 PM     (No. 9964424)

The root cause of the Ferguson Riots in twelve words or less---A 72% out-of-wedlock birth rate in the Black Community.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/13/2014 12:28:38 PM     (No. 9964445)

Sadly, you have generations of African-Americans in so many cities that have been trapped on the welfare plantation by the Demon-RATS. They have been given everything for so long that they don´t have a clue what having to work for something is all about.

The Demon-RATS have taught them well that "whitey" is the enemy, and hurting and destroying him is perfectly acceptable. And if any white person does anything to a black person, then they have attacked all the blacks on the welfare plantation.

So any chance they get to riot and rampage, they honestly don´t see how that is a bad thing. It´s just a chance to get more free stuff with no consequences, and hurt "whitey" at the same time.

I have known so many African-Americans in my life that work hard and have self-respect and morals. I know they must feel so much shame when these welfare-plantation blacks insist on living down to the worst stereotypes of their race!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/13/2014 12:30:45 PM     (No. 9964447)

The great probability of looting, rioting, and continuous theft are the reasons that most Black ghettos in the big cities have no viable food supermarkets, and basically only have small stores run by widespread bandits who supplement their incomes by fraudulently accepting food stamps at a rate of 50 cents on the dollar in exchange for cash. The liberal Democrats refer to those places as "food deserts".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lancelink1, 8/13/2014 1:13:32 PM     (No. 9964518)

Glad to know we can blame America again. /s

These victims had no choices in life? I didn´t put them where they are. They did that to themselves.

Take a hike Elijah.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ptsargent, 8/13/2014 1:59:55 PM     (No. 9964619)

And professor Anderson is what passes for an educator in an elite school? No wonder the country´s on a treadmill trying to solve the black problems of out-of-wedlock births, school dropouts, crime and all the rest with this dysfunctional segment of society.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chief1942, 8/13/2014 2:02:20 PM     (No. 9964627)

With all due respect Mr.Anderson, if African meicawant to change their circumstances in America, then they had better disassociate themselves from the Democratic Party. It is and has been evidnt decades that the Democrat arty nly views AAmericans as mere "Party Property" and the Democrats are perfectly happy with keepng African Americans "in their place". For crying out loud, wake the hell up and stand on your own two feet for a change. Those African Americans who have, have found they can actually be successful in America. Racism? It exists. In all cultures, even yours. That is not the problem in this instance.Your being slaves to the Democrats IS your problem.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Penney, 8/13/2014 2:50:53 PM     (No. 9964690)

Radical community, ´agitators,´ in the cities have much of the responsibility for the current plight of our inner-cities, as the agitators look for opportunities to make every situation worse, rather than actually trying to help improve conditions for those living there. They skew facts & actually encourage hopelessness, poverty and victimhood, right here in America the Beautiful which offers freedom & hope to all.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ronbet, 8/13/2014 4:48:22 PM     (No. 9964805)

#23: We have one of these community agitators upsetting the nation; making every situation worse and his reign was made possible by folks who have been coached by community agitators, only he was called a community organizer when he did it. He is the HCAWIC; the "Head Community Agitator What´s In Charge."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/13/2014 7:32:42 PM     (No. 9964975)

America has continued to isolate poor black people in economically depressed neighborhoods under increasingly oppressive police tactics...

Change the word "America" to "Democrats" and you have a truthful statement, Elijah.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: eiobx, 8/13/2014 8:33:09 PM     (No. 9965021)

Same thing Jackson is saying...they WANT the riots to expand....

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In a speech in Boston, First Lady Michelle Obama left behind talk of exercise and school lunches, exchanging it all for bald politics by claiming that under her husband the US economy is now better off "by almost every economic measure." The First Lady appeared at the Strand Theater Friday to stump for Martha Coakley´s campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Coakley needs help badly, as even in blue, blue Massachusetts, the race between Democrat Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker is essentially a toss up. In her remarks, Obama pushed the President´s newest campaign line that he has saved the economy based on

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