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noladebby
05:09 AM on 09/18/2010
Leave it to Oprah to book this woman.
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11:18 AM on 09/18/2010
Yes but when the truth came out Oprah cancelled the show with her
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noladebby
05:30 PM on 09/18/2010
You've missed the point completely.
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Lordcron
Progressives Push Forward!
04:47 AM on 09/18/2010
You know..... What's pitiful about this isn't that we blacks keep getting blamed for doing something to white people although that's pathetic in and of itself but, to keep having millions of people immediately believe it after this kind of thing keeps happening over and over again. How many times have we been blamed for and how many times has it been proven a bold face lie and yet people will just jump on that bandwagon without even blinking. Down right disgusting!

Black don't victimize whites! Blacks victimize blacks. Just like whites victimize white etc etc. Have enough brains to at least wonder if it's a lie. Don't just believe it because the media said so. The media will put out anything for ratings. Anything!
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07:52 AM on 09/18/2010
It gets a lot of these frauds mileage, man.. don't you know?

Fortunately the cops figured out that this chick is a few nickels
short of a penny...
02:12 PM on 09/18/2010
What's pitiful about this isn't that we blacks keep getting blamed for doing something to white people although that's pathetic in and of itself...hmmmm sounds familiar..Obama
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Lordcron
Progressives Push Forward!
08:15 PM on 09/18/2010
As it happens, I don't apologize for being a democrat and I love this first family and very proud of it.
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LazarusDurden
To Make A Long Story Short...
04:13 AM on 09/18/2010
Just more proof that any time, anyone claims that someone of another race hurt them, victimized them, whatever we all need to stop, take a deep breath, and focus on the individual who may, or may not, have committed said criminal act.

Countless incidents in the past have used race to divide us a people, and to deny our shared humanity. This wasn't the first, and it won't be the last, but for those of you reading this the next time you read or see something in the news about another ethnicity and the first moment a thought of "Well what do you expect from a {Blank}?" Just pause. Stop it right there, and take a moment to use reason, and remind yourself of the difference between that individual and the whole of the ethnic group in question.
06:18 PM on 09/19/2010
Yeah like the story about African slavery in America, black people totally made that up to frame the white man
joking
03:57 AM on 09/18/2010
Sharon Smith, a married woman, engaged in a affair with another man, who also rejected her
drowned her own toddler sons strapped in their car seats and she too blamed a black man,
having police stop all black males, until her own story fell apart.
IS THIS REASON FOR WHY BLACKS WERE GIVEN AS BEING ON 3/4'S OF A HUMAN
BEING, SO WHTIE PEOPLE COULD HAVE AFFAIRS, KILL THEIR CHILDREN, SPOUSES
OR LOVERS, IN THE COMFORT OF BLAMING A GROUP OF PEOPLE, WHO HAVE THE HONOR OF BEING VERY LESS OF A HUMAN BEING TO TAKE THE FALL? THEREFORE
SPARRING THEIR PRECIOUS WHITE 100 % WORTH A BILLION DOLLARS, FROM GOING TO
ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR HENIOUS CRIMES
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04:17 AM on 09/18/2010
Are you referring to all white people by any chance? I hope not. These nutbags are news because they are nutbags -- not normal.
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melton244
04:21 AM on 09/18/2010
Susan Smith
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cheo
better a bleeding heart than none at all
02:53 AM on 09/18/2010
How do you even begin to understand a person like this? She needs help big time.
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lacifaeria
Yer mom liked my comment...
02:48 AM on 09/18/2010
I'll say it again, mods...

No matter what happens to her now, the damage has been done. In the past few days, racists have come out of the woodworks to indulge in their racism over this incident. I've read everything from how we're all jealous of white women because we (black women) are lazy and evil and just hate beauty and since we're so ugly and can't be ourselves, we're all just waiting for the chance to scar or disfigure a lovely young white woman. I've read people call for the "monster" or "thug" to be strung up in the middle of town square, beaten and splashed with acid; use this as evidence of our natural proclivity towards violence. That we're taught to hate by our mothers from infancy.

None of which was retracted once she admitted it was a hoax.

And now that there was a veritable lynching party being formed nationally, now once angry white racists have been comforted in expressing their racist ideas about black women; now that the truth is this is one more case of black people being victimized by *just the word* of a confused/malicious white woman---now we're supposed to feel sorry for her and forget how until just a few days ago, race was ALL OVER this case. Where were the "It's not about race" people when the suspect was black and on the loose?

I just moved to PDX & this freaks me out. Whatever.
08:43 AM on 09/18/2010
F & F.
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NikkiB
Virginia is for Democrats! Blue and Loving it
02:12 PM on 09/18/2010
This is all so true. I'd like to think it will get better as we all get to know each other (many families now consist of a veritable rainbow of hues). Fanned and faved.
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MorpheusXNYC
Artist, web designer, writer, rationalist
02:33 AM on 09/18/2010
Sigh.. Yet again and as usual, Black people are used as the scapegoats and bogeymen for White stupidity/atrocities/self mutilation.

Whether it's the Rosewood massacre, Susan Smith drowning her kids or even the idiot Republican campaign worker that scratched a backwards B on her face, just blame a Black person and everyone will believe you, no matter how outlandish, absurd and implausible, and Fox and the right wing media will go berserk and trumpet is as the gospel from every rooftop and outlet in the country, 24 hours a day.

But when the truth comes out, they quietly sweep it under the rug, barely mentioning it once and then letting the story fade immediately.

Land of the free and the home of the brave, indeed....
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04:18 AM on 09/18/2010
Land of the free disillusioned whites and home of the brave brown people who tolerate them and their ever-growing insecurities and obscurities into the minority class by 2032.
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Toddynho
I needs proof read more!
10:18 AM on 09/18/2010
I see the republican in that post....
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MorpheusXNYC
Artist, web designer, writer, rationalist
02:39 AM on 10/02/2010
Oh, noes! You mean the playing field will be leveled and Whites will be just another racial group in a field of ethnicities within a country of immigrants?

Whatever will become of them? How will they survive once they have to share power with non-Whites? I weep with anguish and dread....
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Toddynho
I needs proof read more!
07:14 AM on 09/18/2010
Hey not all us whites are stupid.

This woman was mentally screwed up enough to toss acid in her own face, I think her problems speak for herself.
09:58 AM on 09/18/2010
It's the pitchfork and torches crowd behind her that we have to worry about.
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karen1p
11:12 AM on 09/18/2010
Perhaps if you had used correct grammar, your post would be more potent.
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thepoliticalcat
Eradicate your microbioflora
02:29 AM on 09/18/2010
Apparently, Bethany Storro suffered a childhood illness which caused loss of hearing. She relies on vision - lip-reading - to understand the world around her. Also, before the self-inflicted injury, she was quite an attractive young woman. I'm now wondering exactly what her story is.
02:51 AM on 09/18/2010
What does this has to do with self inflicted injury and lying? I think we know her story now.
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thepoliticalcat
Eradicate your microbioflora
03:13 AM on 09/18/2010
She sounds very ... disconnected from reality in more ways than one. After the attack, she gave an interview in which she liberally laced her comments with invocations of her deity-of-choice. Also her parents used some strange language in their comments, about this being "an evil act," the kind of language that makes you wonder what goes on in their heads.
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Toddynho
I needs proof read more!
07:16 AM on 09/18/2010
The lengths at which some people go for notoriety and some form of attention should not be underestimated.
02:10 AM on 09/18/2010
a white woman back in 1920 florida, having a affair with another white man, while her husband
was away fighting in some war, upon being spunned off" by her lover, in a fit ran out side of her
home, clothing teared, crying and screaming she raped by a black man and by the time the
movie of this event is over, all of the, every man, woman, and child (black) were running for thier
very lives, as the town beleived this lie, and even when there was doubt in the white women's
story, the town went ahead anway and declared a massacre on the entire innocent black
residents, all because a white woman angry with lover, freaked out over being rejected and
cried rape! The Movie "ROSE WOOD" available on DVD, And lets not forget Susan Smith
evil act of strapping her two boys in their car seat, drowned them while inside the car, and she
to, took the all too beleivable lie that a black man, did that to, pmopting a massive stop of
all black males in that city by police, until her story began to "fall apart". I suppose because
of the descision 266 years ago made by white slave masters, to protect themselves against
cheating on their wives, they declared african americans as only 3/4's of a human being. I
wonder here in 2010, did any body ever bother give blacks more designation as a human? or
are their lives still useful to cover up?
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03:41 AM on 09/18/2010
There seems to be something very primitive and hardwired about racism
Fox News, Limbeck and other right wingers give the go ahead and, no matter how vile, the good white teabaggers happily indulge in really senseless abuse.
The right wing noise machine has been appealing to the worst nature of human beings for decades.
As for this woman: work in emergency department for a few years and you come to realize that some people will do absolutely anything for attention.
Self mutilations and Munchhausen's by proxy are not all that rare.
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timesprout
Prove it.
08:29 AM on 09/18/2010
You're absolutely right. It is hard-wired. Up until 40,000 years ago every encounter between males of different tribes was homicidal. The fact that Homo sapiens managed to overcome this and start trading technology may be the reason we survived and Neanderthals died out. For hundreds of thousands of years before that, it was to our advantage to kill anyone we didn't recognize. We're not primitive man anymore, but it is easy to exploit these primitive vestigial urges, which is why Fox is so successful. I think the only thing we can do to keep from being exploited is to educate and be aware of our history.
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Toddynho
I needs proof read more!
10:27 AM on 09/18/2010
I had it explained to me like this by a social anthropologist who did a lot of work in this area. Everyone has the hard wiring to be a racist/bigot/xenaphobe or whatever, because we are hard wired to be wary of people who are different, whether culture, nation, hockey team preference.....whatever. What separates us from true racists/bigots and xenaphobs is how we act upon when in the presence of these differences.
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NikkiB
Virginia is for Democrats! Blue and Loving it
02:19 PM on 09/18/2010
Rosewood was based on a true story of the massacre that took place in Rosewood,FL in 1923.

http://www.displaysforschools.com/history.html
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lacifaeria
Yer mom liked my comment...
02:03 AM on 09/18/2010
Tbh, whether she goes to a mental health care facility or to jail, the damage has already been done.

I've watched forums and comment boards blow up with racist rhetoric when it was believed that this was perpetrated by a black woman. Tons of generalizations about how we're prone to violence which is substantiated by the percentages in prison (profiling and privilege apparently don't factor into so many internet users understanding of disenfranchisement through false imprisonment, lengthy sentences, and poor counsel) have been spewed. I've seen absolutely horrific things in the last few days. People rallying together, bonding on the ideas that we're just trash and of course, we'd be jealous of a lovely young white woman because we're worthless and just trying to avoid responsibility and just hate white women because we're ugly and spiteful. I've read that we (black people) are taught to hate from the minute we're born. That we'll take any chance we can get to destroy a white woman's beauty because we're jealous of them.

None of which was retracted when she announced she was lying.

And now after the nation was rallied to a frenzy over this very raced crime, with whites carrying on about covert black on white hate crimes and "We're the victim" spiels; now that she's nuts, we're all supposed to forget that she repeatedly invoked race and focus only on her instability. Where the hell were all the, "Race isn't the issue" people when we were getting torches ready?

Whatever.
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fratricide08
Yellow Dog Democrat
04:36 AM on 09/18/2010
In some ways, I think it's better for those comments to come out. They've been coming out for a long time lately - ever since Obama presented a credible candidacy but it's really gotten worse in the last year. IMO, it's easier to deal with those who expose themselves -- I really do think this is the last big gasp before the old ones start dying off and things start to turn the corner and it's easier to turn that corner with other people see with their own eyes the hateful comments. The smart racists have led to denial of a problem in the US but with constant the demented peanut gallery lately on all things that relate to anything to do with a black person and their open rage it's getting undeniable. That matters because there are good people out there that have wanted to think we were past this who will have their eyes opened by such open displays by commenters.

Also take heart from this - a terrible crime was committed near me in a small southern city that racist groups from outside have desperately tried to use to make an explosion. They have been trying hard for a few years now. It was and is one of the worst crimes I've read about but the city has been able to run them out and has refused to allow them to make that terrible crime about race. They ARE losing.
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04:49 AM on 09/18/2010
@lacifaeria-

You are so right! White ppl are kicking and screaming now. Wait until they are the true minority and get shown what it's feels like. I just hope I'm around to witness that.
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Passenger57
Keeping Calm And Carrying On...
09:22 AM on 09/18/2010
Wait until Obama wins again, when he can't be voted out...
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Toddynho
I needs proof read more!
10:28 AM on 09/18/2010
You know you're no different than them with a post like that, right? Blanket generalizations and wishing the worst on people because of their colour.
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thepoliticalcat
Eradicate your microbioflora
01:57 AM on 09/18/2010
Well, well, well. Another apparent "lone wolf" psych0 blaming a mythical black assailant. Remember that girl during McCain's run who keyed a "B" on her face?
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esblofeld
A magical pansexual non-threatening spokesthing!
09:39 PM on 09/18/2010
I don't think you can really compare the two; while there was a clear racebaiting agenda with that McCain volunteer, I think in this case the woman is genuinely disturbed and probably made her "assailant" black for reasons of what she saw to be (ignorantly, of course) believability. What's especially unfortunate in this case is that more damage was caused in this case than in the other (which I think should have gotten much more coverage than it did).
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Gus Collins
Life is good & getting better
01:36 AM on 09/18/2010
I hope she finds the help that she needs. God Bless her.
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12:46 AM on 09/18/2010
“She needs to be in jail. She blamed a black women for her attack, "pretty girl" I think not. If the police had not investigated and gone ahunting some poor woman who fits the bill would be in jail. While this scum would have been promoting "jesus".

She is not sick she is a criminal, so stop with the psych dx's
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01:26 AM on 09/18/2010
I agree with you 100%. Isn't it odd when this story first came out. The comments on HP was far greater that what we have now. That's why racism continues, because white ppl continue to make excuses for racist behavior. Or just ignore this kind of behavior as not a big deal. It is a HUGE deal.
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Toddynho
I needs proof read more!
07:18 AM on 09/18/2010
NO, she indeed is sick. Sorry, you throw liquid acid into your own face and invent tales is not something normal people do for scats n giggles.
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09:49 PM on 09/21/2010
who said the twit was normal, but she had motives to appeal for sympathy, the icing on the cake a mean black woman did it. she knew what segement of the population she was pandering to.
12:01 AM on 09/18/2010
The problems she caused, not only taking up valuable police time, but the tension that had to be caused on all social levels is astounding! It reminded me of that chubby girl that drew the backwards "B" on her face and said some African Americans attacked her in the name of President Obama.

She skated the charges too.

What a world we live in.
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MeMyselfI
keep ur words soft n sweet cuz u may hve to eat em
11:36 PM on 09/17/2010
Once again the alleged attacker is a black person.....................but not.
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thepoliticalcat
Eradicate your microbioflora
01:58 AM on 09/18/2010
The MBA. Mythical Black Person so beloved by criminals everywhere.