Dec 31st 2009 10:39AM I am a firm believer that not all inmates are the animals that so many people in society condem them to be. But both officers, the inamtes, and the neighboring town should all consider themselves very lucky that this wasn't one of the psychos that can be found in prisons. What if this was a serial rapist? Or a serial killer?
I really think that both officers should be removed from the job. I don't understand why cameras are not allowed, what is there to hide? Do the prisons not want society to see how officers and prisoners are really treated?
Dec 29th 2009 1:17PM I don't really get why so many people are demanding that this be taken off the air. You know what there is a lot of ghetto stuff that is featured on BET that depicts African Americans in a very negative light. But there is nothing I can do about it because there are some African Americans who live that lifestyle.
Just like the Jersey Shore, Italians can't hate because there are a community of people who live their lives like that. If they are that ashamed then they should try to talk to their children but to condem these young people for living their lives is just ridiculous.
Dec 28th 2009 10:17AM Fat can come between friends. I have friends who are overweight, I am slightly overweight myself. But my former friend who is obese was the worse. First off she wouldn't want to hang out with anyone. So I was never "allowed" to invite any friends with us if we were going out shopping. She always complained about her weight but never did anything about it. She would always point out how I was smaller. She tried to say that her being discriminated against for being big was like me being discriminated against for being African American, which is incredibly offensive. I was born this race, she ate herself into obesity. Its just that simple.
She would order a pizza for dinner with the works and acted like because it had vegetables and she dranked a diet coke that made everything better. I offered for us to get a gym membership together, she turned it down. She even said once that she never wanted to go to the club with me because she felt that I "looked too good" and she wouldn't get any attention but she would go out with large girls who she felt that she was prettier than. Her lifestyle was very counterproductive, so I just had to leave her alone.
Dec 24th 2009 7:59AM As far as the Sailors go, it maybe funny to some but really it shows that the lack of respect for females in the Military is an international thing. Those dudes probably spread diseases and embarassment of many of their fellow sailors. I wonder if there will ever be equality in the military.
Dec 24th 2009 7:54AM I am actually shocked that more people don't find that song to be offensive. I'm not even Latin American. As an African American if you don't stop a person from spreading such hate, it will on eventually come to myself and my people. It's not ok at all for a person to think that this type of song is ok to spread. People have a right to make a better way for themselves and their family. Yes there are people who come to this country with cruel intentions but a large majority are just trying to make a way for themselves and I can't knock that. Especially since this entire country was founded by immigrants.
Nov 30th 2009 6:16PM I agree with you Paul. She is a soldier first and foremost. If she's been in since 2007, then that means that the Army paid for her baby. As in it was the US Government who paid for her childcare, healthcare, and everything else that is involved with birthing a baby.
I don't think some of you are looking at this from a military standpoint. Y'all are looking at this from a heartwarming standpoint. Yes this child is in an unfortunate situation. He has a pathetic Grandmother (who only ended up picking him up in the first place) and a absentee father. He deserves more than that.
Nov 28th 2009 10:39AM Wow some of the comments got pretty racist pretty quick.
I think regardless of what race your are, most young people owe their exes an apology. I'm a 23 year old African American female and I have apolgized to two exes who I know I did a lot of wrong to. They've apologized to me and the best part is now we can call each other and talk about relationships, family, life etc. Rather than have some spiteful ex I now have two best friends who will always have my back. It's just that simple. It's not a race thing, Terrance Howard did intend on making that statement in regards to race. Although I feel that often times he is full of sh*t he has a point here.
I just think he is full of it because he tries to blame African American women for why he ended up with a Caucasin wife. He claims that so many of them turned him down that he just went to a Caucasin woman. The truth is is that he was back and forth this his wife for years. No woman in her right mind is going to date a man who won't let go of his ex and sure enough he married that ex. He fails to mention all that when he condems African American actresses in Hollywood.
Oct 2nd 2009 10:26AM When I was a kid there weren't always a African American Barbie available in every Barbie that came out. Besides that, even as a child I could tell that she was simply a painted version of the Caucasin Barbie. So what kind of message is that teaching young girls? That we're simply painted Caucasin people?
Yes I would love to see a design that doesn't have a gold chain, I would love to see a doll with an Afro or braids, I would love to see her with a strong African American boyfriend but I'm sure that all of that will come with time.