Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 27 of 27

Thread: Reflections on the Color of My Skin By Neil deGrasse Tyson

  1. #16 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    41,570
    Thanks
    13,242
    Thanked 8,595 Times in 7,037 Posts
    Groans
    424
    Groaned 1,534 Times in 1,477 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    And killing whites more often

    I don't know youre the one that mentioned they weren't cops. Why I am being asked to answer for the second time now something you said?
    Um it's literally the very first paragraph of what Dr. Tyson said. LOOK.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Nah, he'll be right there, willing to give his spleen right now because he signed a card. "Here's my papers, sir!" He'll say as he proves to his beloved government and the super desirable government tracking program that HE at least is perfectly capable of carrying the right papers at all times and that super benevolent Federal government programs deserve his immediate and prolific obedience!

  2. #17 | Top
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Posts
    9,538
    Thanks
    487
    Thanked 2,944 Times in 2,345 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 111 Times in 108 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Um it's literally the very first paragraph of what Dr. Tyson said. LOOK.
    Then stop asking me to answer for what you say.

  3. #18 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    41,570
    Thanks
    13,242
    Thanked 8,595 Times in 7,037 Posts
    Groans
    424
    Groaned 1,534 Times in 1,477 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    Then stop asking me to answer for what you say.
    No clue what you are talking about.

    Anyway we were talking about black drivers being pulled over cops more often than white drivers.

    Dr. Tyson also talked about BLM and protesters and what he thinks of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Nah, he'll be right there, willing to give his spleen right now because he signed a card. "Here's my papers, sir!" He'll say as he proves to his beloved government and the super desirable government tracking program that HE at least is perfectly capable of carrying the right papers at all times and that super benevolent Federal government programs deserve his immediate and prolific obedience!

  4. #19 | Top
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    Posts
    1,011
    Thanks
    249
    Thanked 297 Times in 234 Posts
    Groans
    1
    Groaned 33 Times in 25 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    As for me, I had a dozen different encounters to draw from. There was the time I was stopped late at night at an underpass on an empty road in New Jersey for having changed lanes without signaling. The officer told me to get out of my car and questioned me for ten minutes around back with the headlights of his squad car brightly illuminating my face. Is this your car? Yes. Who is the woman in the passenger seat? My wife. Where are you coming from? My parent’s house. Where are you going? Home. What do you do for a living? I am an astrophysicist at Princeton University. What’s in your trunk? A spare tire, and a lot of other greasy junk. He went on to say that the “real reason” why he stopped me was because my car’s license plates were much newer and shinier than the 17-year-old Ford that I was driving. The officer was just making sure that neither the car nor the plates were stolen.

    They were common, recurring episodes. How could this assembly of highly educated scientists, each in possession of the PhD—the highest academic degree in the land—be so vulnerable to police inquiry in their lives? Maybe the police cued on something else. Maybe it was the color of our skin. The conference I had been attending was the 23rd meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists. We were guilty not of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but of other violations none of us knew were on the books: DWB (Driving While Black), WWB (Walking While Black), and of course, JBB (Just Being Black).

    As I compose this, about 10,000 chanting protestors are filing past my window in Manhattan. And because of the intermittent looting and related violence, the curfew for this evening has been pushed earlier, to 8 p.m., from 11 p.m. in the preceding days. The most common placard was “Black Lives Matter.”

    The way peaceful protesters and the press are being shoved, maced, tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, and tackled in the streets of our cities (when the police should have focused on arresting the looters) you would think the protestors were doing something illegal or un-American. But, of course, the U.S. Constitution has something to say about it:

    Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom … of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


    In 1991, Rodney King (age 25) was struck dozens of times, while on the ground, by four LAPD officers, with their batons, after being tased. The grainy 1990s video of that went media-viral, inducing shock and dismay to any viewer.

    But I wasn’t shocked at all.


    Based on what I already knew of the world, my first thought was, “We finally got one of those on tape.” Followed by, “Maybe justice will be served this time.” Yes, that’s precisely my first thought. Why? Since childhood my parents instilled in me and my siblings, via monthly, sometimes weekly lessons, rules of conduct to avoid getting shot by the police. “Make sure that when you get stopped, the officer can always see both of your hands.” “No sudden movements.” “Don’t reach into your pockets for anything without announcing this in advance.”

    Yet when I exit my front door, I’m a crime suspect. Add to this the recently coined “White Caller Crime,” where scared White people call the police because they think an innocent black person is doing something non-innocent, and it’s a marvel that any of us achieve at all.

    More at https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/ty...of-my-skin.php
    If my posts offend you:
    1. I'm sorry.
    2. It won't happen again.
    3. 1 & 2 are both lies.
    4. You're a pussy.

  5. #20 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    41,570
    Thanks
    13,242
    Thanked 8,595 Times in 7,037 Posts
    Groans
    424
    Groaned 1,534 Times in 1,477 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionfish View Post
    Dr. Tyson is black.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Nah, he'll be right there, willing to give his spleen right now because he signed a card. "Here's my papers, sir!" He'll say as he proves to his beloved government and the super desirable government tracking program that HE at least is perfectly capable of carrying the right papers at all times and that super benevolent Federal government programs deserve his immediate and prolific obedience!

  6. #21 | Top
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    Posts
    1,011
    Thanks
    249
    Thanked 297 Times in 234 Posts
    Groans
    1
    Groaned 33 Times in 25 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Dr. Tyson is black.
    That has nothing to do with anything. The alt-lefties have been using race to divide this country for decades. Every day we get a new installment of CRT from white woke assholes wracked with guilt. Watch yourself as it is close to bouncing back in your face.
    If my posts offend you:
    1. I'm sorry.
    2. It won't happen again.
    3. 1 & 2 are both lies.
    4. You're a pussy.

  7. #22 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    41,570
    Thanks
    13,242
    Thanked 8,595 Times in 7,037 Posts
    Groans
    424
    Groaned 1,534 Times in 1,477 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionfish View Post
    That has nothing to do with anything. The alt-lefties have been using race to divide this country for decades. Every day we get a new installment of CRT from white woke assholes wracked with guilt. Watch yourself as it is close to bouncing back in your face.
    Okay? Anything to address the topic and what Dr. Tyson said?
    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Nah, he'll be right there, willing to give his spleen right now because he signed a card. "Here's my papers, sir!" He'll say as he proves to his beloved government and the super desirable government tracking program that HE at least is perfectly capable of carrying the right papers at all times and that super benevolent Federal government programs deserve his immediate and prolific obedience!

  8. #23 | Top
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Location
    Divided States of America
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post


    Let me try again. The cops are supposed to protect and serve. Dr. Tyson was talking about cops stopping the black drivers more often than the white drivers.

    Would it have mattered to your man if they were cops beating him up? Would his perspective change about the cops?
    Driving while black is a natural outcome of the disproportionately high black crime rate in this country.

    It sucks for law abiding blacks, but the people they should be more annoyed at aren't cops but the criminals in their racial group.

  9. #24 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    41,570
    Thanks
    13,242
    Thanked 8,595 Times in 7,037 Posts
    Groans
    424
    Groaned 1,534 Times in 1,477 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pax Mongolica View Post
    Driving while black is a natural outcome of the disproportionately high black crime rate in this country.

    It sucks for law abiding blacks, but the people they should be more annoyed at aren't cops but the criminals in their racial group.
    That would depend on the areas.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Nah, he'll be right there, willing to give his spleen right now because he signed a card. "Here's my papers, sir!" He'll say as he proves to his beloved government and the super desirable government tracking program that HE at least is perfectly capable of carrying the right papers at all times and that super benevolent Federal government programs deserve his immediate and prolific obedience!

  10. #25 | Top
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Location
    Divided States of America
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    That would depend on the areas.
    In just about any area with a significant black population, the ratio of crime correlates with the black percentage. A similar correlation is found with Latinos.

    Again, I'm not saying it's fair for the non-criminals of those groups, but prejudice doesn't develop out of thin air.

  11. #26 | Top
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    41,570
    Thanks
    13,242
    Thanked 8,595 Times in 7,037 Posts
    Groans
    424
    Groaned 1,534 Times in 1,477 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pax Mongolica View Post
    In just about any area with a significant black population, the ratio of crime correlates with the black percentage. A similar correlation is found with Latinos.

    Again, I'm not saying it's fair for the non-criminals of those groups, but prejudice doesn't develop out of thin air.
    Either way, Dr. Tyson was wondering why, no matter where he drove.

    I love the movie, "Green Book".

    Black people are worried about how cops would respond and rightly so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Nah, he'll be right there, willing to give his spleen right now because he signed a card. "Here's my papers, sir!" He'll say as he proves to his beloved government and the super desirable government tracking program that HE at least is perfectly capable of carrying the right papers at all times and that super benevolent Federal government programs deserve his immediate and prolific obedience!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to AProudLefty For This Post:

    Pax Mongolica (06-20-2021)

  13. #27 | Top
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Location
    Divided States of America
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Either way, Dr. Tyson was wondering why, no matter where he drove.

    I love the movie, "Green Book".

    Black people are worried about how cops would respond and rightly so.
    I'm not necessarily against less policing, but only if gun rights are preserved.

    A simultaneous push for less policing and disarming of the public is a recipe for disaster.

    For a society to survive, you either need vigilant police or an armed public.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Pax Mongolica For This Post:

    AProudLefty (06-20-2021)

Similar Threads

  1. Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct - MEDIA BLACKOUT
    By Text Drivers are Killers in forum Current Events Forum
    Replies: 168
    Last Post: 12-06-2018, 05:53 PM
  2. Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds to Sexual Misconduct Accusations
    By Bourbon in forum Current Events Forum
    Replies: 135
    Last Post: 12-04-2018, 11:06 AM
  3. Neil deGrasse Tyson accused of drugging, raping student. Media blackout follows
    By Text Drivers are Killers in forum Current Events Forum
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 11-29-2017, 11:32 AM
  4. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science in America
    By signalmankenneth in forum Current Events Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-10-2017, 07:41 AM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-11-2012, 03:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •