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Mrs. Peel
Nov 9th, 2006, 04:44 PM
I am shocked and appalled this happened here in Los Angeles :fiery: :fiery: or should I be? :mad:


http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/11/09/firefighter.harassment.ap/index.html

Firehouse [dog] chow served to firefighter costs city $2.7M

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The city of Los Angeles is paying $2.7 million to settle a lawsuit from a black firefighter who claims he suffered racial discrimination after co-workers served him spaghetti laced with dog food.
The Los Angeles City Council approved the award Wednesday, 11 to 1.
In his lawsuit, firefighter Tennie Pierce, 51, said after he took a bite of the meal two years ago, he noticed other firefighters laughing. He demanded to know what was in the food after a second bite but nobody answered.
Pierce said he suffered retaliation for reporting the incident and verbal slurs, insults and derogatory remarks, including taunting by firefighters "barking like dogs [and] asking him how dog food tasted," the lawsuit said.
David Wellman, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz hired by Pierce's attorney, said the association of a black man and dog food "resonates with the deep historical roots of slavery and the corresponding dehumanization."
"It's not just silly stuff. It's racially motivated," he said.
As part of the settlement, the two captains involved were given one month off without pay, and a firefighter was ordered off work for three days without pay.
"I truly hope that my case will make a difference for African-Americans in the Los Angeles Fire Department," Pierce said in a statement.

Helen Lawson
Nov 9th, 2006, 04:45 PM
I would eat dog food for a lot less than $2.7 million!

Paneru
Nov 9th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Not surprised to hear this. :o

And most definitely not
surprised in happened in LA! :rolleyes:

Paneru
Nov 9th, 2006, 04:47 PM
I would eat dog food for a lot less than $2.7 million!

Some have higher standards
than others ma'! ;)

Now for me; Dog food: 1.7M
& Dog shit: 2.7M. :cool:

Mrs. Peel
Nov 9th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Not surprised to hear this. :o

And most definitely not
surprised in happened in LA! :rolleyes:

It is just shameful and embarrassing! :o Don't white men have anything better to do than trying to feed a black man dog food? What kind of mentality is that?

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 9th, 2006, 05:23 PM
yeah thats a damn shame..and some folks think stuff like that is funny...they would end up payin me about half of that amount because they would have sued me back for kickin all of em asses for puttin that shit in my food...i'm glad the bruh got paid....at least he is laughing all the way to the bank ;)

Rocketta
Nov 9th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Yeah you should be appalled but not shocked and if anyone tries to give excuses for their motives all they need to do is look at their reaction to the fireman reporting them. If it was an innoncent prank they certainly wouldn't have carried it further, they would've been sorry it happened. Also, that 11 to 1 vote speaks volumes. :eek:

No Name Face
Nov 9th, 2006, 05:30 PM
that's horrible. i'm glad he got compensated for that.

roarke
Nov 9th, 2006, 06:33 PM
It is just shameful and embarrassing! :o Don't white men have anything better to do than trying to feed a black man dog food? What kind of mentality is that?

You would think they would! Here is what I find fascinating! We are only about 12% of the population but yet they have to go out of their way to make our lives miserable. Why is that! Are we a threat to them in some way we are unaware of, and if we are in what way and how can we exploit it to improve the conditions for us here in this country and around the world?

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 06:58 PM
You would think they would! Here is what I find fascinating! We are only about 12% of the population but yet they have to go out of their way to make our lives miserable. Why is that! Are we a threat to them in some way we are unaware of, and if we are in what way and how can we exploit it to improve the conditions for us here in this country and around the world?Roarke, I've been trying to answer this question for my kids for over 12 years!! And I still can't find a white person who will answer this. :shrug:
I don't know what the hell it is, [maybe out of fear or jealous...] but I find that whites really do find us intimidating to a great extent. Even some of the teachers I help out everyday STILL find me intimidating. WTF?! And again... :shrug:
*note: not all do, but my God, most for sure.*
One of those unanswerable paradoxes of life I suppose.

Maybe some kind Caucasian poster will / can find it in his/her heart to answer your questions. :wavey:

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:25 PM
I am shocked and appalled this happened here in Los Angeles :fiery: :fiery: or should I be? :mad:


http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/11/09/firefighter.harassment.ap/index.html

Firehouse [dog] chow served to firefighter costs city $2.7M

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The city of Los Angeles is paying $2.7 million to settle a lawsuit from a black firefighter who claims he suffered racial discrimination after co-workers served him spaghetti laced with dog food.
The Los Angeles City Council approved the award Wednesday, 11 to 1.
In his lawsuit, firefighter Tennie Pierce, 51, said after he took a bite of the meal two years ago, he noticed other firefighters laughing. He demanded to know what was in the food after a second bite but nobody answered.
Pierce said he suffered retaliation for reporting the incident and verbal slurs, insults and derogatory remarks, including taunting by firefighters "barking like dogs [and] asking him how dog food tasted," the lawsuit said.
David Wellman, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz hired by Pierce's attorney, said the association of a black man and dog food "resonates with the deep historical roots of slavery and the corresponding dehumanization."
"It's not just silly stuff. It's racially motivated," he said.
As part of the settlement, the two captains involved were given one month off without pay, and a firefighter was ordered off work for three days without pay.
"I truly hope that my case will make a difference for African-Americans in the Los Angeles Fire Department," Pierce said in a statement.
wow, whats more revealing is that the LAFD didnt fire those responsible.

its all might sick.

le bon vivant
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Roarke, I've been trying to answer this question for my kids for over 12 years!! And I still can't find a white person who will answer this. :shrug:
I don't know what the hell it is, [maybe out of fear or jealous...] but I find that whites really do find us intimidating to a great extent. Even some of the teachers I help out everyday STILL find me intimidating. WTF?! And again... :shrug:
*note: not all do, but my God, most for sure.*
One of those unanswerable paradoxes of life I suppose.

Maybe some kind Caucasian poster will / can find it in his/her heart to answer your questions. :wavey:

LOL, like they'll read this thread. :o

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:35 PM
wow, whats more revealing is that the LAFD didnt fire those responsible.

its all might sick.I thought the very same thing Wiggly; which essentially says that they either condone the act or do not find the act all that appalling.
…Which makes Roarke's questions that much more significant, in the sense that culturally, the two groups think differently, and have distinctly different priorities.

Now what I did was turn the situation around and had black fire fighters feeding dog food to a white member. In such a scenario, what would have been the obvious outcome? :hehehe:

And people ask why we're so angry.
Maybe it's the dog food they keep feeding us. :tape: :lol:

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:41 PM
LOL, like they'll read this thread. :oI think most do actually. There are some cool white guys on this site, but maybe they feel too intimidated [there's that word again. :) ] to honestly answer the questions. I know that when I used to hear about drive-by shootings in Oakland, it used to piss me off to no end, but also embarrass the hell out of me because these where my peeps doing the killing.
Maybe the same applies here…
…being that they far too embarrassed to reply. :shrug:

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Roarke, I've been trying to answer this question for my kids for over 12 years!! And I still can't find a white person who will answer this. :shrug:
I don't know what the hell it is, [maybe out of fear or jealous...] but I find that whites really do find us intimidating to a great extent. Even some of the teachers I help out everyday STILL find me intimidating. WTF?! And again... :shrug:
*note: not all do, but my God, most for sure.*
One of those unanswerable paradoxes of life I suppose.

Maybe some kind Caucasian poster will / can find it in his/her heart to answer your questions. :wavey:

:sad:

although, what i would say to your question, is that what i have done in my life is too look at those who are NOT this way, those whites who are anti-racist what has made them that way, what steps did they take.?

in my experience, anti-racist functioning can be learned, but the white people who are examples to me for what solid compassion and anti-racist means didnt learn it. these are people who see race, and also have seen since they were little that blacks get treated different and its not fair and they dont like it. thats it. its that basic understanding that while two beings might look different, the way they should be treated for in the same situation for doing the same thing should be the same.

when you look, you will see that people who are anti-racist, are also anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and so on. because while the players might be different to the general rule (while two beings might look different, the way they should be treated for in the same situation for doing the same thing should be the same) still applies.

so then for me its easy to see why some people are so racist, sexist, ect. for them the two beings might be the same but they will find ANY justification to show that they SHOULD be treated differently for the same action in the same situation. this not only enables them to be racist, it enables any and every kind of ism one can think of. this is why the likes of Selesfan70 can so easily be racist gays. this is why they can easily support things that are so blatantly racist. this is why the firefighters that did this are likely to also treat women and gays as being sub-human or beneath them.

the anti-racist person - two beings might be different in looks but if they are in the same situation and got to this path in the same way they should be treated the same.

the racist person - the beings might be different in looks, which instantly means is one somehow in someway better or worse than the other in some way thus they should be treated differently.

RVD tell me what you think of this analysis and ask any questions you have. :kiss: :kiss:

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:52 PM
I thought the very same thing Wiggly; which essentially says that they either condone the act or do not find the act all that appalling.
…Which makes Roarke's questions that much more significant, in the sense that culturally, the two groups think differently, and have distinctly different priorities.

Now what I did was turn the situation around and had black fire fighters feeding dog food to a white member. In such a scenario, what would have been the obvious outcome? :hehehe:

And people ask why we're so angry.
Maybe it's the dog food they keep feeding us. :tape: :lol:
so very very true :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bacardi
Nov 9th, 2006, 07:52 PM
My friends jokingly fed me dog food once, and I didn't get a penny for it. Then of course my girlfriend when she was a little girl used to eat her dogs doggie food for no reason at all. Where's are money?

Besides there is a new line of canned gourmet dog food that is approved for both dogs and human consumption. Maybe that's what he was eating and it wasn't Ol'Roy Walmart brand? :lol:

Bacardi
Nov 9th, 2006, 08:00 PM
You would think they would! Here is what I find fascinating! We are only about 12% of the population but yet they have to go out of their way to make our lives miserable. Why is that! Are we a threat to them in some way we are unaware of, and if we are in what way and how can we exploit it to improve the conditions for us here in this country and around the world?

I've never had any problems with anyone reguardless of what their race, age, or sex has been. But I live in the South, and a few weeks ago there was a KKK rally about 30 minute drive from me. :rolleyes: I can't believe those retards are still around, but they are.

I honestly think it's jealousy and intimidation. I think that most whites feel threatened and think that anyone of another race darker than our own is going to rise up, mix with our own race and eliminate the whites. I've heard several of the racist hicks from around here say that. Also I hear a lot of things like: Why do they have their own TV channel, BET, we don't have WET? They've taken over sports you can't watch football or basketball without them being everywhere. And even the old excuse that if you are black then you get far more handouts due to Affirmative Action. Of course a lot of the same people saying this think women are the lesser sex and hold things against us as well. I do think a lot of it is jealousy. As far as intimidation it works on the same factor as jealousy they are afraid that our race will be taken over, I've honestly heard some people talk as if every black man and woman in the world only want to have a white partner to have children with so they can wipe the whiteness from the world. There are people who think that way. It's scary to me, I live in an area where I have to hear it everyday. My girlfriend and I have several black friends, most of which are guys; and we are still branded "n-word fuckers" because we were simply friends with these guys. I'm telling you it is jealousy and intimidation. And the reason such incidents happen is because those white guys thought for one instance they could degrade this man back to the days of slavery and make him eat dog food! It's sad, but that's my attempt at an answer and I'm white and a female, and like I said I love everybody just the same! :)

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 08:51 PM
:sad:

although, what i would say to your question, is that what i have done in my life is too look at those who are NOT this way, those whites who are anti-racist what has made them that way, what steps did they take.?

in my experience, anti-racist functioning can be learned, but the white people who are examples to me for what solid compassion and anti-racist means didnt learn it. these are people who see race, and also have seen since they were little that blacks get treated different and its not fair and they dont like it. thats it. its that basic understanding that while two beings might look different, the way they should be treated for in the same situation for doing the same thing should be the same.

when you look, you will see that people who are anti-racist, are also anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and so on. because while the players might be different to the general rule (while two beings might look different, the way they should be treated for in the same situation for doing the same thing should be the same) still applies.

so then for me its easy to see why some people are so racist, sexist, ect. for them the two beings might be the same but they will find ANY justification to show that they SHOULD be treated differently for the same action in the same situation. this not only enables them to be racist, it enables any and every kind of ism one can think of. this is why the likes of Selesfan70 can so easily be racist gays. this is why they can easily support things that are so blatantly racist. this is why the firefighters that did this are likely to also treat women and gays as being sub-human or beneath them.

the anti-racist person - two beings might be different in looks but if they are in the same situation and got to this path in the same way they should be treated the same.

the racist person - the beings might be different in looks, which instantly means is one somehow in someway better or worse than the other in some way thus they should be treated differently.

RVD tell me what you think of this analysis and ask any questions you have. :kiss: :kiss:That's a perspective I never considered...the ‘anti-racist’, huh...? The logic certainly merits consideration.

I work in the perfect environment for discovering what makes people tick. [Elementary and Middle School] So I meet all types of people from dozens of backgrounds. What I discovered is that the people who hold no racial biases are the ones who have lived, or presently live in diverse neighborhoods, and have parents who teach their children to judge everyone based on deed and not appearance. These would also include people who work daily with different ethnic groups long enough to feel comfortable with the characteristic differences.

Slightly off topic, but inline with your question…
I attended a School Site Council Training program this past Monday, and I immediately noticed two things after walking through the auditorium doors. The only blacks there were the facilitator and I. :lol:

It's really interesting in that blacks only make up approximately 12 % of the population, yet we garner the most fear or hatred. Yet and still we are facilitators, instructors, and volunteers who teach all these children and parents who have this preconceived, and often mythical, notion of what and who black people are.

I don't understand how so many contradictions can be reconciled within the minds of people who can so easily 'hate' or 'prejudge' folks who are HELPING them and their children.

It was the same during slavery, whereby white children on the plantation were raised by Africans slaves. Obviously not all white children were raised by house slaves, but of those who were, these children and even many of these slave owners, witnessed the gentleness and intelligence of the slaves 'firsthand'. Anyone with children knows that a certain level of patience, intelligence, care, and emotional and spiritual aptitude is required when caring for children. I believe that because of this, these slave owners and eventually the children came to understand that the differences had no bearing of the content of the human soul.
Therefore, for the children of these slave owners to feel comfortable around the slaves, you can best imagine that these owners taught their kids not to fear their caretakers.
However, this wasn’t the case for the population as a whole at that time. And the same may apply today.

Even in the most diverse areas of Oakland, you will discover segregated neighborhoods.
In fact, they will go so far as to create cities within cities in order to fully segregate themselves, such as a community called Piedmont in Oakland. *sigh*

It’s truly odd, but there are many whites who just don’t want anything to do with blacks. So what do you do with such a mindset? Depending on their economic means, they still have to send their children to school. And whether public or private, the school will still invariably employ people of color. :shrug:

The questions aren’t easy to answer.
The problem [racism] is exceptionally complex.

Defeating the idea of racism should begin the moment that child is old enough to recognize characteristic differences. At that point, it’s the parent’s job to educate their children. This is why I feel that if a person is racist or prejudice, then more likely it is a result of what was taught at home.

'Anti-racist' may actually be an accurate description in that the population of these folks would be the exception to the rule, and not the other way around. :)

Don’t know if any of this answered your question Dee. If not, we can take it point-by-point and try again. :)

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:05 PM
I've never had any problems with anyone reguardless of what their race, age, or sex has been. But I live in the South, and a few weeks ago there was a KKK rally about 30 minute drive from me. :rolleyes: I can't believe those retards are still around, but they are.

I honestly think it's jealousy and intimidation. I think that most whites feel threatened and think that anyone of another race darker than our own is going to rise up, mix with our own race and eliminate the whites. I've heard several of the racist hicks from around here say that. Also I hear a lot of things like: Why do they have their own TV channel, BET, we don't have WET? They've taken over sports you can't watch football or basketball without them being everywhere. And even the old excuse that if you are black then you get far more handouts due to Affirmative Action. Of course a lot of the same people saying this think women are the lesser sex and hold things against us as well. I do think a lot of it is jealousy. As far as intimidation it works on the same factor as jealousy they are afraid that our race will be taken over, I've honestly heard some people talk as if every black man and woman in the world only want to have a white partner to have children with so they can wipe the whiteness from the world. There are people who think that way. It's scary to me, I live in an area where I have to hear it everyday. My girlfriend and I have several black friends, most of which are guys; and we are still branded "n-word fuckers" because we were simply friends with these guys. I'm telling you it is jealousy and intimidation. And the reason such incidents happen is because those white guys thought for one instance they could degrade this man back to the days of slavery and make him eat dog food! It's sad, but that's my attempt at an answer and I'm white and a female, and like I said I love everybody just the same! :)WOW Bacardi! :eek:
But I believe and agree with your account, because some of my white friends have told me similar tales. They stated that they moved to California for just these reasons alone. The feeling was that they just could not be around folks who thought that way. But I sorta experienced the black man/white female fear portion of your story this past as well, on Monday. :lol:
I'd caught a ride with one of the white teachers, who is really quite adorable. And near the end of the seminar/training we decided to get a bite to eat from the adjoining lobby. We were out there for a while talking, and would you believe that our principal told us that she'd wondered where we had gone off too; and hoped that she didn't have to explain our absence to anyone. :tape: :lol:
I guess she expected me to take that teacher right then and there. :haha:

And THANKS for your contribution. I respect anyone who is able to discuss these sorts of topics with such honesty. :wavey:

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:24 PM
That's a perspective I never considered...the ‘anti-racist’, huh...? The logic certainly merits consideration.

I work in the perfect environment for discovering what makes people tick. [Elementary and Middle School] So I meet all types of people from dozens of backgrounds. What I discovered is that the people who hold no racial biases are the ones who have lived, or presently live in diverse neighborhoods, and have parents who teach their children to judge everyone based on deed and not appearance. These would also include people who work daily with different ethnic groups long enough to feel comfortable with the characteristic differences.

Slightly off topic, but inline with your question…
I attended a School Site Council Training program this past Monday, and I immediately noticed two things after walking through the auditorium doors. The only blacks there were the facilitator and I. :lol:

It's really interesting in that blacks only make up approximately 12 % of the population, yet we garner the most fear or hatred. Yet and still we are facilitators, instructors, and volunteers who teach all these children and parents who have this preconceived, and often mythical, notion of what and who black people are.

I don't understand how so many contradictions can be reconciled within the minds of people who can so easily 'hate' or 'prejudge' folks who are HELPING them and their children.

It was the same during slavery, whereby white children on the plantation were raised by Africans slaves. Obviously not all white children were raised by house slaves, but of those who were, these children and even many of these slave owners, witnessed the gentleness and intelligence of the slaves 'firsthand'. Anyone with children knows that a certain level of patience, intelligence, care, and emotional and spiritual aptitude is required when caring for children. I believe that because of this, these slave owners and eventually the children came to understand that the differences had no bearing of the content of the human soul.
Therefore, for the children of these slave owners to feel comfortable around the slaves, you can best imagine that these owners taught their kids not to fear their caretakers.
However, this wasn’t the case for the population as a whole at that time. And the same may apply today.

Even in the most diverse areas of Oakland, you will discover segregated neighborhoods.
In fact, they will go so far as to create cities within cities in order to fully segregate themselves, such as a community called Piedmont in Oakland. *sigh*

It’s truly odd, but there are many whites who just don’t want anything to do with blacks. So what do you do with such a mindset? Depending on their economic means, they still have to send their children to school. And whether public or private, the school will still invariably employ people of color. :shrug:

The questions aren’t easy to answer.
The problem [racism] is exceptionally complex.

Defeating the idea of racism should begin the moment that child is old enough to recognize characteristic differences. At that point, it’s the parent’s job to educate their children. This is why I feel that if a person is racist or prejudice, then more likely it is a result of what was taught at home.

'Anti-racist' may actually be an accurate description in that the population of these folks would be the exception to the rule, and not the other way around. :)

Don’t know if any of this answered your question Dee. If not, we can take it point-by-point and try again. :)

exactly.


about the word "anti-racist" the word i learn in college, the idea i learned as a child and i suspect the idea is not news to you. that someone is not "color blind" they see that you are different but they oppose or go against the idea that that makes you inferior or superior. that opposition is more than just if you have black friends or not. its how they view the rodney king tape. for example, the first thought: that man who doesnt like me is getting beat in a brutal way and it's wrong period as opposed the racist thinking: of that man who doesnt look like me is getting brutally beaten, i wonder what he did to warrant that. here we see CLEARLY why the idea of being color-blind is a pile of shit because someone who claims to be color-blind might think "that man whose color i am blind to, is getting brutally beaten, i wonder what he did to warrant that" its still fucked up and fundamentally wrong, because the underlining thinking is still racist.

being anti-racist one sees race but is "anti" the idea that warrants different treatment.

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:33 PM
I've never had any problems with anyone reguardless of what their race, age, or sex has been. But I live in the South, and a few weeks ago there was a KKK rally about 30 minute drive from me. :rolleyes: I can't believe those retards are still around, but they are.

I honestly think it's jealousy and intimidation. I think that most whites feel threatened and think that anyone of another race darker than our own is going to rise up, mix with our own race and eliminate the whites. I've heard several of the racist hicks from around here say that. Also I hear a lot of things like: Why do they have their own TV channel, BET, we don't have WET? They've taken over sports you can't watch football or basketball without them being everywhere. And even the old excuse that if you are black then you get far more handouts due to Affirmative Action. Of course a lot of the same people saying this think women are the lesser sex and hold things against us as well. I do think a lot of it is jealousy. As far as intimidation it works on the same factor as jealousy they are afraid that our race will be taken over, I've honestly heard some people talk as if every black man and woman in the world only want to have a white partner to have children with so they can wipe the whiteness from the world. There are people who think that way. It's scary to me, I live in an area where I have to hear it everyday. My girlfriend and I have several black friends, most of which are guys; and we are still branded "n-word fuckers" because we were simply friends with these guys. I'm telling you it is jealousy and intimidation. And the reason such incidents happen is because those white guys thought for one instance they could degrade this man back to the days of slavery and make him eat dog food! It's sad, but that's my attempt at an answer and I'm white and a female, and like I said I love everybody just the same! :)
:eek: :eek:

i said before you rock. :worship: :worship:

i have heard the same things from many of my white friends also :sad: :sad:

:topic: you did get a invitation to the next bunny-food lettuce thing tennislover and i do :worship: :worship:

LoveFifteen
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:36 PM
You guys don't know the rest of the story ...

After the black guy left the courthouse, he got into a terrible wreck. His car flipped, and gas was leaking everywhere. The man who fed him dog food just happened to be walking by, and he pulled the black guy out of the car just before it exploded into flames.

The black man was so touched, he went home and set free the 7 Cambodian slaves he had running a sweat shop in his basement. And he gave his $2.7 million to those Cambodians so they could have a better life in America.

And the Cambodians started a restaurant, and they employed a few Latinos. One of the Latinos tried to fix the lock on the back door of the restaurant, but the door was messed up, and he told one of the Cambodians that it couldn't be fixed. That night the store was broken into. The enraged Cambodian grabbed a gun and went to the house of the Latino. He knew the Latino has lied about the door and stolen from the restaurant. The Cambodian waved his gun wildly at the Latino, full of rage, and just then then little Latin daughter ran outside to protect her daddy with her magic bullet-proof invisible cape!

BANG!

The little Latin girl was clocked right in the head, and her brains splattered out onto the sidewalk. Guess the cape didn't work? No blanks this time.

And wouldn't you know, a neighborhood dog was on the scene, and he ran up and started eating the splattered brains of the child while her father and the Cambodian screamed in desperation. It was the very dog whose food had been taken and fed to the black fireman!

OSCAR GOLD, BABY!

Pureracket
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:43 PM
My friends jokingly fed me dog food once, and I didn't get a .......
Besides there is a new line of canned gourmet dog food that is approved for both dogs and human consumption. Maybe that's what he was eating.....
Yeah, they're called "table scraps."

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:49 PM
You guys don't know the rest of the story ...

After the black guy left the courthouse, he got into a terrible wreck. His car flipped, and gas was leaking everywhere. The man who fed him dog food just happened to be walking by, and he pulled the black guy out of the car just before it exploded into flames.

The black man was so touched, he went home and set free the 7 Cambodian slaves he had running a sweat shop in his basement. And he gave his $2.7 million to those Cambodians so they could have a better life in America.

And the Cambodians started a restaurant, and they employed a few Latinos. One of the Latinos tried to fix the lock on the back door of the restaurant, but the door was messed up, and he told one of the Cambodians that it couldn't be fixed. That night the store was broken into. The enraged Cambodian grabbed a gun and went to the house of the Latino. He knew the Latino has lied about the door and stolen from the restaurant. The Cambodian waved his gun wildly at the Latino, full of rage, and just then then little Latin daughter ran outside to protect her daddy with her magic bullet-proof invisible cape!

BANG!

The little Latin girl was clocked right in the head, and her brains splattered out onto the sidewalk. Guess the cape didn't work? No blanks this time.

And wouldn't you know, a neighborhood dog was on the scene, and he ran up and started eating the splattered brains of the child while her father and the Cambodian screamed in desperation. It was the very dog whose food had been taken and fed to the black fireman!

OSCAR GOLD, BABY!

:weirdo: :banghead: :smash:

Sam L
Nov 9th, 2006, 10:29 PM
2.7 million for eating dog food? Wow! That's ridiculous. Would a white person get 2.7 million for eating the same? I think not. Sad.

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 10:34 PM
exactly.


about the word "anti-racist" the word i learn in college, the idea i learned as a child and i suspect the idea is not news to you. that someone is not "color blind" they see that you are different but they oppose or go against the idea that that makes you inferior or superior. that opposition is more than just if you have black friends or not. its how they view the rodney king tape. for example, the first thought: that man who doesnt like me is getting beat in a brutal way and it's wrong period as opposed the racist thinking: of that man who doesnt look like me is getting brutally beaten, i wonder what he did to warrant that. here we see CLEARLY why the idea of being color-blind is a pile of shit because someone who claims to be color-blind might think "that man whose color i am blind to, is getting brutally beaten, i wonder what he did to warrant that" its still fucked up and fundamentally wrong, because the underlining thinking is still racist.

being anti-racist one sees race but is "anti" the idea that warrants different treatment.Wiggly, I honestly did not know that this was taught in school. :cool: :worship:

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 10:37 PM
You guys don't know the rest of the story ...

After the black guy left the courthouse, he got into a terrible wreck. His car flipped, and gas was leaking everywhere. The man who fed him dog food just happened to be walking by, and he pulled the black guy out of the car just before it exploded into flames.

The black man was so touched, he went home and set free the 7 Cambodian slaves he had running a sweat shop in his basement. And he gave his $2.7 million to those Cambodians so they could have a better life in America.

And the Cambodians started a restaurant, and they employed a few Latinos. One of the Latinos tried to fix the lock on the back door of the restaurant, but the door was messed up, and he told one of the Cambodians that it couldn't be fixed. That night the store was broken into. The enraged Cambodian grabbed a gun and went to the house of the Latino. He knew the Latino has lied about the door and stolen from the restaurant. The Cambodian waved his gun wildly at the Latino, full of rage, and just then then little Latin daughter ran outside to protect her daddy with her magic bullet-proof invisible cape!

BANG!

The little Latin girl was clocked right in the head, and her brains splattered out onto the sidewalk. Guess the cape didn't work? No blanks this time.

And wouldn't you know, a neighborhood dog was on the scene, and he ran up and started eating the splattered brains of the child while her father and the Cambodian screamed in desperation. It was the very dog whose food had been taken and fed to the black fireman!

OSCAR GOLD, BABY!:lol: Oh stop... :p

Tell ya what...
If you write the script, I'll make sure to pass it along to Adam Sandler. :lol:

RVD
Nov 9th, 2006, 10:42 PM
2.7 million for eating dog food? Wow! That's ridiculous. Would a white person get 2.7 million for eating the same? I think not. Sad.Think it through a bit further and you'll understand the underlying reasoning behind the monetary award. It's not hard to do. You just have to think in terms of discrimination and it's affects and the message it sends to society as a whole. Especially to a bunch of men dedicated to saving lives. :wavey:

What is truly surprising is that those directly involved kept their jobs. [As has already been noted].

LoveFifteen
Nov 9th, 2006, 10:58 PM
This story is inspiring me to devise a diabolical scheme with one of my black friends at work!!! I will feed her a cat-food taco, start hissing at her, and laugh. Then we can split the millions later! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Denise4925
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:03 PM
I think most do actually. There are some cool white guys on this site, but maybe they feel too intimidated [there's that word again. :) ] to honestly answer the questions. I know that when I used to hear about drive-by shootings in Oakland, it used to piss me off to no end, but also embarrass the hell out of me because these where my peeps doing the killing.
Maybe the same applies here…
…being that they far too embarrassed to reply. :shrug:

Just call one of the firefighters a racist and surely someone will come in to vigorously defend why he isn't. :p

Denise4925
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:07 PM
I've never had any problems with anyone reguardless of what their race, age, or sex has been. But I live in the South, and a few weeks ago there was a KKK rally about 30 minute drive from me. :rolleyes: I can't believe those retards are still around, but they are.

I honestly think it's jealousy and intimidation. I think that most whites feel threatened and think that anyone of another race darker than our own is going to rise up, mix with our own race and eliminate the whites. I've heard several of the racist hicks from around here say that. Also I hear a lot of things like: Why do they have their own TV channel, BET, we don't have WET? They've taken over sports you can't watch football or basketball without them being everywhere. And even the old excuse that if you are black then you get far more handouts due to Affirmative Action. Of course a lot of the same people saying this think women are the lesser sex and hold things against us as well. I do think a lot of it is jealousy. As far as intimidation it works on the same factor as jealousy they are afraid that our race will be taken over, I've honestly heard some people talk as if every black man and woman in the world only want to have a white partner to have children with so they can wipe the whiteness from the world. There are people who think that way. It's scary to me, I live in an area where I have to hear it everyday. My girlfriend and I have several black friends, most of which are guys; and we are still branded "n-word fuckers" because we were simply friends with these guys. I'm telling you it is jealousy and intimidation. And the reason such incidents happen is because those white guys thought for one instance they could degrade this man back to the days of slavery and make him eat dog food! It's sad, but that's my attempt at an answer and I'm white and a female, and like I said I love everybody just the same! :)

Bacardi :hug: I love your posts.

Denise4925
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:10 PM
You guys don't know the rest of the story ...

After the black guy left the courthouse, he got into a terrible wreck. His car flipped, and gas was leaking everywhere. The man who fed him dog food just happened to be walking by, and he pulled the black guy out of the car just before it exploded into flames.

The black man was so touched, he went home and set free the 7 Cambodian slaves he had running a sweat shop in his basement. And he gave his $2.7 million to those Cambodians so they could have a better life in America.

And the Cambodians started a restaurant, and they employed a few Latinos. One of the Latinos tried to fix the lock on the back door of the restaurant, but the door was messed up, and he told one of the Cambodians that it couldn't be fixed. That night the store was broken into. The enraged Cambodian grabbed a gun and went to the house of the Latino. He knew the Latino has lied about the door and stolen from the restaurant. The Cambodian waved his gun wildly at the Latino, full of rage, and just then then little Latin daughter ran outside to protect her daddy with her magic bullet-proof invisible cape!

BANG!

The little Latin girl was clocked right in the head, and her brains splattered out onto the sidewalk. Guess the cape didn't work? No blanks this time.

And wouldn't you know, a neighborhood dog was on the scene, and he ran up and started eating the splattered brains of the child while her father and the Cambodian screamed in desperation. It was the very dog whose food had been taken and fed to the black fireman!

OSCAR GOLD, BABY!

:haha: You're sick :lol:

Denise4925
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:11 PM
2.7 million for eating dog food? Wow! That's ridiculous. Would a white person get 2.7 million for eating the same? I think not. Sad.

Does a white person have the same history of abuse, discrimination and slaughter as a black person?

le bon vivant
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Does a white person have the same history of abuse, discrimination and slaughter as a black person?

Yes, but mostly from OTHER white people. :tape:

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Wiggly, I honestly did not know that this was taught in school. :cool: :worship:

well you dont learn that at Ivy league schools. thats the kind of education that only schools dedicated to LEARNING can teach that :tape: :tape: :tape: .

Wigglytuff
Nov 9th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Yes, but mostly from OTHER white people. :tape:

in addition, to bacardi i love your posts too. :hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss:

Dawn Marie
Nov 10th, 2006, 01:24 AM
2.7 million for eating dog food? Wow! That's ridiculous. Would a white person get 2.7 million for eating the same? I think not. Sad.



Sam, he was awarded the money because his co-workers had bad intentions to harm him. They belitted him as a black human being by feeding him UNKNOWINGLY food that came from a dog food can.


What do you think they were saying and doing leading up to the incident? Why did they laugh at him? They called him racial slurs afterwards? You think they didn't call him anything while putting dog food in a can. They also put another co-worker in a hostile environment. He got paid and they SHOULD of been fired.

Why are you taking it so literally. It was the MEANING behind the incident that awarded him the monies.

dementieva's fan
Nov 10th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Some people are so pessimistic

roarke
Nov 10th, 2006, 01:12 PM
2.7 million for eating dog food? Wow! That's ridiculous. Would a white person get 2.7 million for eating the same? I think not. Sad.

Another white/black persons who is blind! The obvious he/she doesn't see but the money clouds his senses.

Kunal
Nov 10th, 2006, 01:38 PM
more than him getting the compensation......the ppl who did this should have penalized more heavily