Black firefighter's home burns down after he receives racist threat

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    well, this is happening under Obama :eek:
     
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    If this is like any of the recent "hate" comments left on cakes, receipts and the like I'm going to go ahead say I'm sceptical.
     
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    he does seem to bring out the racist in people.
     
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    Well you do make an excellent point, but why in the heck would anyone blame Trump or Obama or Clinton or any politician for this? If you're so racist, so hateful, so evil that you'd burn a man's house down because he's black you should probably be admitted to the psychiatric hospital. Then after your treatments get locked up for a few years to consider why your actions were terribly wrong.

    Anyhow it sounds like the town supports this man and are helping him and his family out. As bad as this story is at least it ends on a positive note.
     
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    Probably a Hillary supporter, Democrats are know Raciest. I mean Slavery, Jim Crow...........
     
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    Not until before the Southern Strategy change of the republican party./s
     
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    see post 2
     
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    Somehow I doubt this guy would have burned his two cats alive just so people would see him as a victim.
     
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    Once a raciest party, always a raciest party.
     
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    Yeah I saw it. I mean Donald Trump is a little nuts, but I seriously doubt he called the guy who did this and told him to do it.
     
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    Unbelievable and despicable, no question.

    Also, what's almost as bad is that the article has nothing to do with any politician. Yet what's the first thing spewed out? A stereotype, how convenient... and ironic!
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    Like how the Democrats a few decades ago?

    Or how a number of fmodern Democrats, on those political chart thingies, somehow end up being in the right wing side of the chart despite being in a party that's supposedly left-wing?
     
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    We just can't fell bad for the guy for 10 seconds without somebody dragging Trump into it because he's not white.
     
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    People have done worse.
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    hope the perps end up in jail.
     
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    A little more diversity would have been appreciated for some (cue the "he's a homophobe!" cant from some), but the parallel you make is no less relevant as such since such parallels are offten made between one group's plight and another's.
     
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    Not cool, let's not start blaming the victim of a hate crime.
     
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    Here's some diversity.
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    I'm not blaming. I'm just saying I can't 100% believe because of examples like I posted of "crying wolf". I pity the guy, feel bad he lost his apartment.
     
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    right the ignorance is strong in this one.
     
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    Awful news. I hope the authorities get to the bottom of this.

    Connecting this issue with a presidential candidate IMO is silly and unfounded. There are other factors in people's lives that make them racist beyond politicians.

    There is always the small possibility the firefighter did this himself. It wouldn't be the first time a subjugated person commited a racist crime for attention or whatever. I certainly hope that isn't the case, as it detracts from real issues.

    Like I said, I hope the police/FBI get to the bottom of this and hold whoever responsible.
     
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    Hello Mr. Pot, yes, this is Mr. Kettle.......................
     
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    your the one that did not know the parties flipped.
     
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    The town is supporting the man who burnt a house down?!

    Colour me confused.
     

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