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This whole issue has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with white Republicans who want to instigate a race war. The Somalis and African Americans lived together in peace until Mitt Romney came along and declared Class Warfare. He lied and told the American public that the 47% are welfare moochers and most of them were black. We all know that most people on Welfare are white people. FACT. I am so sick of racist Republicans who think that black people and other minorities are the problem in this country. The problem in this country are evil greedy white people. I applied at Target tonight for a job in their deli. You know what they offered? $10.50/hr. I told them that I have 3 kids to support and that their father is in jail and cannot pay child support, so I told them that I need at least $20/hr. They basically laughed at me and said, "the maximum we can offer is $7.50/hr." How the hell can I support 3 kids and another on the way on $7.50/hr? Republican greed is the reason for this. We need to change this.
This situation is all the fault of our Federal Government. It is malfeasance. For years they have allowed both illegal immigraints, and legal immigrants (Somail's - refugees) into the US.
The problem is that there is not enough opportunity (read - good paying jobs) for natural born American citizens, let alone all the other immigrant folks that have been allowed into our country. Their presence has driven down wages for American born people.
As a conserative / libertairian white person, I understand the African American students anger. Right now Amy Klobachar is lobbying to allow more H1-B visas for Indian Engineers and Programmers, even through recent IT/Engineering grads can't get jobs. The BIG Corps want cheap labor.
The US is destroying it's self from the inside out!
Right now - and maybe for the next 20 years, we don't need anymore immigrants. We need to stabilze the citizen's situation now.
This was a racial attack against somalis by african Americans, as shown in the article, somalis were a minotry being targeted for racial abuse! 8 percent of the school targeted, by the 20% african americans, and the 2 % indians!
this is not right and is RACISM!
Isn't it ironic that the same group of people that rant and rave about how white people keep them down are turning around and treating another group poorly?!
This is what you get when the gubmint is running things. Just think what they will do to health care.
Basically, South High is a toilet, a cesspool, where children are incarerated and indoctrinated. Only the most desperate, uncaring parent would allow their child to be in that enviornment. All you can possibly learn is 'bad behavior'.
Read up on John Gatto http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/ This is the NY teacher of the year, who comes forth and admits gubmint edumacation is sh*t.
And for this edumacation we Minneapolis taxpayers pay $21,000 per student, per year! Wake up people!
Somali vs African-American is ethnic tension, not racial.
For those just stepping in, MB is not the real Michelle Bachmann, just a hyper extreme leftist with a serious case of white guilt. HE is kind of fun to watch as long as you know he's the hyper extreme of the left/dem party. Keny may be the other side or just someone who posts to set MB off
BTW in full disclosure I'm a racist I disagreed with what MB said and "liked" a couple of Keny's posts.
It's really sad that after all the civil rights movements we are still trapped in a Repetitive pattern of racial hate. And instead of working on correcting to problems most are too busy blaming someone else for the problem.
It's just kids blowing off some steam......like they've been doing for decades. Talk to the "old timers" in the neighborhood about the "Baldys" and "Greasers" from back in the day. Since all these old folks were white and fighting each other that negates any type of "racial thang" with this.
It's amazing watching the racism and racial concern trolling being projected onto this issue. This is my son's school and his older siblings attended as well, it has been an extremely safe and tolerant school. I suspect that this was less about systemic racial tensions and more about the fact that, according to my son, food fights are a regular lunchtime occurrence and have been tolerated at the school for way too long.
And some sadly never will. There's part of the problem...
Some parents need to learn tolerance so they can pass on to their children....
@MotherJones Is this a satire on libtards?
@East_Coast_Doug You are an idiot and a racist. Obama promised that he would create jobs not only for Americans but also for immigrants. And look at what a great job he has done. Unemployment is at an all-time low, Obama saved the auto industry, Obama will increase the minimum wage, which will stimulate growth and taxes. Are you that stupid? Nancy Pelosi correctly stated that we do not have a spending problem. We need to spend more and tax more to correct the deficit. Let me guess. You are a stupid Republican who is pissed off that Romney got his ass kicked by Obama. LOSER!
@Alirox : well, not really. I think most anthropologists will agree that West African peoples and East African peoples are distinctly seperate classifications for people of the negroid race. Just like Oriental and American peoples are distinctly different among the mongoloid race. Supposedly there used to be a more distinct difference between Northern and Southern Europeans of the caucosoid race, but after much intermingling they became more "muttish".
@CinBlueland why do you feel the need to report this?
Dude he'll be back in 10 seconds with another username. I didnt even see his comments, but stop being such a pussy.
@dazzleJ7 Trolling MB, apologies. He's just a gift that keeps on giving
@MicheleBachmann Nothing worse than a White Knight of the internet..
I'm offended!!! it must be some dire plot by the "Man"
@MicheleBachmann @A1batross MB.. wow.. just wow.. How do you even live in the real world with this much hate and white knight syndrome?
OMG.. I used a Black sharpie!! I'm a racist for Using something black!!
@MicheleBachmann I hope that you are the real Michele Bachmann. If indeed you are, unless you have something constructive to say about the situation at hand (I.e. the racial tensions within South HS, and the MPLS School District at large,) then please go back to the congressional district in which you represent and continue to practice your form of "politics" there. It is ridiculous that you can read a story of this nature and then try to make it about you. It's not about you, the racist comments in the city pages, or the fact that you feel "threatened" by an internet presence. This isn't the first time you've been threatened on the internet, and it probably won't be the last (judging by your ludicrous policies and your voting history.) But I know one thing is for sure; presenting commentary on problems you know nothing about isn't helping the number of threats (or votes) you'll be getting in the future. Let's talk about how to fix this problem, or at least make it better. Not pick fights with eBullies.
The point is banning him will not stop anything. Do you realize it takes 30 seconds to set up another account? You're like a child asking for help because someone is being mean to you. And I like your hypocrite ways of wanting my address to threaten me when you hate people threatening eachother. Good work.