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[ - ] RM here: A lot of you have heard about the Sayerville football hazing/rape scandal just across the river. Of course, when the story broke, I got curious because I wanted to investigate a certain hypothesis. Now the story is coming out, and guess what: my hypothesis was correct. The perpetrators all share a common attribute. Can you guess what it is? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 09:49 AM Flag
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All seven students, ages 15 to 17, who have been arrested in the case, are people of color, according to multiple sources in the school and community. The Sayreville War Memorial High School football team is believed to be between 70-80% white. “How does that happen?” asked one longtime Sayreville resident, who did not want his name used. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 09:53 AM Flag
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So is it a football culture problem, a black-on-white hate crime, or a black violence problem? Probably a little of each. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 10:03 AM Flag
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Hate crime is such a stupid term. As if all crimes aren't hate crimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 10:25 AM Flag
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Hate crime means the crime was motivated by racial animus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 10:31 AM Flag
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You're up early! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 10:26 AM Flag
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I know a little more about this than most people. It's an athlete issue. They were both the older boys on the team and the best players. They were the ones with the power on the team, and they were permitted to abuse it. Did they know they were wrong? Absolutely. Did they know they were actually committing crimes of this magnitude? No. This isn't the first time that adults have swept things they have done under the rug to protect the program, I guarantee you. Everyone dropped the ball here, including the parents and the coaches and the local police, who I wouldn't doubt have encountered these boys before under other circumstances where their ignorance of consequences for their behavior was reinforced. It's not a color thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 11:06 AM Flag
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On the other hand, the boys were also friends with one another, and formed a group. It's possible that the white kids on the team had been taught not to mess with the black kids for fear of being called racist on a team that was mostly white. It's possible the coaches didn't over extend their authority towards the black kids for the same reasons. Those two parts could indeed be a color thing. They learned that they were a protected class, and they stuck together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 11:10 AM Flag
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Good work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.14, 11:23 AM Flag
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