Yet another golden age for the angry white man

  • Article by: Travis L. Gosa , The Root
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A crisis in white masculinity and economic opportunity is killing black teenagers

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peoplewatchrFeb. 21, 14 1:58 PM

You could take this article and replace the word "white" with "black" and it would be the exact same. There is just as much anger on both sides of this argument.

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right155439Feb. 21, 14 2:04 PM

No facts, just hyperbole. I'm sure all the football and basketball players at Cornell are avid fans of Assistant Professor Gosa's classes where they can hear this diatribe and score the easy A.

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RalphMalphFeb. 21, 14 2:14 PM

Why is there a picture of George Zimmerman on an article about "angry white men"? Zimmerman is part Jewish, part Hispanic. Not white at all.

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foneboothFeb. 21, 14 2:15 PM

I want to pass on a story from my daughter's childhood, first grade. She is very white, very blond. There was another little girl she became best friends with. This girl had the same name. Her parents allowed her to come to our house one day to play and have dinner with us. Imagine my surprise when I learned she was a black girl. My daughter had never mentioned it. One day months later, my daughter talked to me about the difference in looks between she and her good friend. I waited for the obvious comments and expected a childhood conversation on race was imminent. So I asked my daughter what was different. She said very thoughtfully and sincerely, "she has black hair". You could have knocked me down with a feather in that moment. I simply acknowledged it and dropped the subject. But it is a reminder that we as children don't know what hatred is...we teach, and we are taught, to hate. Members of the white community, members of the black community all do this and no one is more wrong or more right than anyone else...this makes us equal.

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pumiceFeb. 21, 14 2:24 PM

From the commentary: "[Angry white men] often blame the trifecta of feminism, affirmative action and immigration for their woes." Whilst simultaneously lamenting the fact that women, blacks and immigrants view themselves as victims. Ironic, isn't it....

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fiveofusFeb. 21, 14 2:26 PM

Near-fatal beating in St. Paul last year, the beating at MOA, and many other incidents that the liberal media won't touch with a stick. Now, just who is angry?

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pumiceFeb. 21, 14 2:30 PM

Re: "You could take this article and replace the word 'white' with 'black' and it would be the exact same." Please provide an example from the commentary, peoplewatchr.

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jdlellis1Feb. 21, 14 2:32 PM

The tragedy in this article as well as our society is that every misdeed needs to be reviewed in an ethnic perspective. The reality is that evil people reside in this country regardless of race, religion, gender, etc. Suggest these so-called academics cease with their myopic zeal for yet another minority as a victim. Consider the following. 1-Chicago is involved in a vicious gang war primarily via Blac-on-Black crime. 2-North Minneapols has a similar vicious Black-on-Black gang war in place for at least a decade which is destroying the area and filtering into other areas of the city. 3-The week of the Hernandez/Martin verdict many of this who fall prey to the "white guilt" syndrome ascended on the Hennipin County Government Center to protest. That same week and in one day, four, count 'em, four Black-on-Black seperate murders occured on the North side of Minneapolis! Why not the outrage over these local events?

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SlytalkerFeb. 21, 14 2:38 PM

Perhaps a review of actual crime stats might enlighten the author as to who is killing who and in what numbers.

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jhb8426Feb. 21, 14 2:41 PM

I guess being an assistant perfessor at Cornell gives one license to spew BS at us unedicated folks.

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