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Perpetual Victims
Taki’s Magazine, by Christopher DeGroot

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/12/2018 9:47:44 AM

If you wanted to write a satire of leftist journalism, you could hardly do better than the sincere Sports Illustrated article on Meek Mill by DeAntae Prince. It concerns the friendship, meant to seem rather touching, between Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin and the jailed black Philly rapper. Much of the emphasis is on Rubin’s “efforts to liberate the rapper”—as if Mill were France under the Nazi occupation. Mill is currently serving a two-to four-year prison sentence for repeated probation violations. With unintended comedy, Prince describes this as “legal complications due to constant travel and a rapper lifestyle that clashed with his

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Interesting read. You won’t find it in just the headline or intro.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/12/2018 9:52:02 AM     (No. 11541017)

A taste of DeGroot’s excellent points:

Rubin grew up in suburban Philadelphia, and owned three ski shops before he finished high school. Comparing himself with his locked-up friend, he says, “We come from different worlds. This stuff doesn’t happen in my world. It happens in his world, and that’s unacceptable.” I, too, come from suburban Philly, but not from the sort of background in which many people treat poor blacks as some sort of exotic animal, fit objects for all manner of well-meaning but deeply pernicious patronizing. Like most intellectuals, Rubin has had no experience of working-class life. It is this, along with the poor quality of his mind and weak character, that allows for his sentimental simplification of Mill. Like many people today, Rubin assumes that to come from poverty is to lack a sense of moral agency by definition. Still, one rather doubts that he would ever take such a perspective concerning his fellow Jews, some of whom are poor, or concerning poor Asians, for example. Poor blacks are unique in that they seem to merit pity and absolution where other peoples do not. There is a brutal and indeed racist value judgment behind this—perpetual victims, black people are essentially ignorant children in the moral domain.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 2/12/2018 10:15:42 AM     (No. 11541054)

Well worth reading. Excellent insight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/12/2018 11:39:05 AM     (No. 11541189)

It is important to note that the reason that Meek Mills´ probation has been so long is because he keeps violating its conditions. In his defense I will state that the first two convictions are the sort which COULD represent inappropriate prosecution. However, some of his probation violations suggest that that is NOT the case. On the other hand, there is also evidence suggesting that the judge attempted to use his legal troubles to get him to sign with the record label of a friend of hers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/12/2018 2:15:28 PM     (No. 11541403)

Those who should read this won´t. You can, please do.

"The problem here for blacks is that they are surrounded by lies, and many academics and journalists have a vested interest in peddling them."



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