OT: Racist tweets at hockey player

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by phillionaire, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. phillionaire

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    Gotta love how people have their names attached to it as well.

    No one has ever accused the Boston sports crowd of being intelligent.

    http://chirpstory.com/li/6781

    wow.
  3. specialisthusky

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    Ironic how the Bruins were the first team to have a black player in the league, now their fans disgrace them with these tweets. This is just as pathetic as Wayne Simmonds having a banana thrown at him in Ontario during a preseason shootout. Or the same thing happening to the 'canes goalie in 02 i think up in Montreal. It's a shame black players in the NHL still have to endure this kind of garbage.
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    Is it intelligent to take some tweets and ascribe them to a whole city or region?
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    Exactly... Its not the same pure hate, but you guys are still generalizing. Just because the idiots who have always existed now have the power of twitter doesn't make them the spokespeople for a city or fanbase. Southtampa bill doesn't speak for uconnfans. Sorry Bill :)
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  6. nomar

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    I hate racism.

    What I also hate (less than racism but also significantly) is when peolpe OVERGENERALIZE and STUPIDLY PAINT WITH A BROAD BRUSH.

    Some racists in Boston said something racist so Boston fans are racist? Shut up. And don't say you merely said "some fans" in Boston. We know what you meant.

    Newsflash: racists are in every city. I live in NY. They're here, too.
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    People who look at a handful of tweets and use it to judge or summarize a city as a whole are as ignorant as the tweeters they are judging.
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    You'd think people would be sensitive to this since some dbag came in here a week ago calling UConn fans clueless because a bunch of Iowa and Kansas fans were saying mean stuff about Oriakhi on Twitter.

    But no.
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    Ah, no.
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    One of the reasons I've always disliked Boston pro-teams... Hard to like a place where your blatantly shown that you're not liked. But I got admit I respect the up front honesty moreso than somebody that actually feels that way and smiles in your face all the time...
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    I posted the intelligent part in relation to the people who have their names attached to the whole thing. And Boston sports fans in general. Sorry, just my opinion there (see: overreaction to Red Sox meltdown last year).

    Then, after reading the links in the Huffington Post story, I edited my post with my that chirpstory link, and my reaction to those people. I didn't mean to insinuate every Boston sports fan is a racist, though that wasn't clear from my post.
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    Look racism isn't funny unless it's in the privacy of your own home with your friends. Anywhoo, all of us here being sports fans should appreciate the levelheadedness and overall poignant critique of the average fan. To put it another way they're dicks who couldn't muster a witty retort to save their life. I don't know if they are as much racist as just very stupid and petty.
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    Guys the OP made a mistake, by generalizing. I mean none of us have ever done the same with uk, dook, cuse or providence fans, right?
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    i didn't generalize. i just said that boston has some upstanding fans. i didn't say all boston sports fans are racist.
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    Sorry it was a post or two down. He was getting beat up pretty bad, yet I have seen others do it, albeit a less severe topic.
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    I'm glad other people noticed this too! I'm glad they attached the names, racists should be mocked.
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    I'm a huge sports fan. I live in the Boston area and work in Boston. I can honestly say I've never heard anyone use the N word in the 15 years I've been up here. To say Boston is racist based upon a few schmucks on Twitter is beyond irrational.
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    MOST Boston fans are racist? Are you mentally ed? Seriously. Are you mentally ed? Your proof is that (a) some athletes think Boston is racist and (b) your personal anecdotal evidence? Did I get that right?

    I'm not from Boston, never lived there, etc. I do like the Red Sox. So am I a racist by association? Please tell, Mr. Social Scientist.
  21. nomar

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    You don't owe him an apology. He knew what he was saying. He could have said Bruins fans instead of Boston fans...or simply said that some racists were saying some racist crap.
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    butthurt much?
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    Same scenario for me, but I have definitely heard the N word used. And not by whites, latinos or asians.
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    I lived in Philly for several years. They don't get pegged as a racist city because the racial mix is much different than Boston. But it's just as segregated and there's plenty of racism, and I've witnessed and been targeted enough to speak to it. Some of the prejudice is even within races - god forbid someone be lighter or darker skinned than the average joe in that locale. At the end of the day, both cities have their bright spots and their warts.

    And I have to say that of all the cities my wife and I spent time in, Boston was the most welcoming for us as a mixed race couple. The south? Not so much.
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    Did you read Russell Rules? How about any of the other books he has been involved in since the late 1980's? In those he often states that in his time in Boston, racism ran wild but now he feels entirely welcome in the city...as do most former greats, regardless of skin color.
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    Bill Russell played up there in the 1960s, at a time when the Celts were the first and only all black starting five. Yes, Boston was very racist back then, but in the Southeast, you couldn't even play if you were black.
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    Stop generalizing about the whole thread, just because there are one or two bad posts in it.
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    Nope. Like I said, I'm not from Boston. Not a Bruins fan. Just pointing out your stupidity.
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    Not generalizing here, just speaking out about my personal experiences, I visited and lived in many parts of the country, and believe it or not but I've never been subjeected to as much racism as I did while visiting Boston. It blew my mind, and this is coming from someone who's lived in the sticks of the deep south. I went up to Boston a second time, thinking it was just an aberration, possibly just a random "run in" with the wrong people, but wouldn't you know it, the same ish happened again, smh. Now I am in no way saying everyone in Boston is racist, and I certainly know that to be true, but I've never been around so many people at one time who have no filter when it comes to their feelings towards race. Boston is just a different type of city, atleast in my experiences and am not surprised one bit by those tweets.
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