The shade is real on Baltimore right now stuckpixel.
What about all those riots over sports teams winning and losing..? I'd say those were pretty unnecessary..
@Mariopy, what's riots? That's just white kids being kids
@Mariopy, no one said those riots were justified, or "uprisings instead of riots" or "understandable"
@Mariopy, don't forget the riots over surfing competitions too
@Mariopy, those riots don't even compare in intensity or longevity to these past few racially fueled riots though.
@Mariopy, But those riots don't last for weeks.
@Mariopy, AND considering that its less than 1% of the protesters that were actually rioting, this paints a very inaccurate picture if you're trying to represent the entire situation in Baltimore.
@N101, they tend to be racially mixed crowds, at least in the US.
@WilfredMott, (long post sorry) the point is that those riots, which feature a predominately white crowd, are not scrutinized even though they're for something as inane as a sports team. However, once black people employ the same methods, for a more genuine cause, they are reported as thugs by the media and their message is ignored. I don't agree with riots but I do understand where the people of Baltimore are coming from. History has proven that whenever a group is oppressed they're going to rebel. So instead of being shocked that these people are angry for facing racism everyday, and being ignored by the rest of the nation, by the very people who are supposed to protect them, we should listen to them and fight for better policies. It seems more productive than getting angry over a cvs store. And let's please not forget that these riots are happening because people of color are being killed.
@Mariopy, pretty sure local businesses weren't looted and set on fire in those, and only lasted for 4 hours.
@N101, I wish I could down vote that twice
@DeadStroke, so do I. The racism in this community is pretty 50/50 and it's saddening. And before anyone calls me a hypocrite the white kids being kids is what the media called them not me.
@Downvote God, I think it's safe to say anyone who protest and riots is a moron but anyone who claims they are doing it for a good cause is mentally deficient.
@George Feeny, scratch that protesting is fine obviously but rioting just makes you look to stupid to use words to defend your point on why your sports team should have won or why that cop is a racist.
This is not racist is exactly how it happened. People where looting and that is not part of protesting
@Code Name Code, that is true everyone was looking but doesnt change the fact that it happened. Doesn't make the picture racist.
@crimson, yea and I seen videos of people of all colors looting not just black people.
@crimson, true but when the media "the picture" only focus on the black people makes the situation racist... There a far more crazy riots for sports teams, schools and festivals where it's majority is white and they don't cover it the same as these ones that my friends is where things become racist.
@Code Name Code, I would not say this is racist just stereotyping people.
@Code Name Code, lol...nah.
@Code Name Code, the riots for sports and other senseless things generally last just a short time without major damage. I wouldn't even call them riots.
@Bushwhacker94, so the burning cars and pure destruction and fights are not even close to riots... Seems legit
@Code Name Code, never seen any of that other than in Europe. Over here the sports "riots" consist of drunk people being rowdy and sometimes fighting each other in the streets. Never seen them looting buildings and robbing stores.
They focus on that because the majority was black due to the area and yes the media makes it racist but there is only one race .human. something wrong happens,yes stand up speak and protest. Do not riot and loot and try to justify that manner it was ridiculous. Be respectful no matter who you are. You give it you then recieve it.
Not racist if it's true.
*hops into bunker behind bullet proof glass and eats popcorn waiting for shots to be fired*
@tefinalshot, Oh you brought popcorn. May I have some?
@Ajunta Pall, don't ask, let's just riot for them 😂
@HomosexualSayWhat, I'm in the bunker.
Excuse me waiter, but there seems to be politics in my funny
The picture is trying to portray how many people come from out of state to these protests to fuel the fire and cause violence and anarchy. In my opinion, these "protests" are undoing much of the progress that civil rights leaders had weighed hard to achieve. This is anarchy. Dr. King, Ghandi, and Rosa Parks were protesters, these men and women causing unrest in Baltimore are anything but. I feel peaceful protests would have been a great way of combating police misconduct, these riots are just making sure that nothing will ever change. Long post, sorry.
I know things been getting real on funnypics lately but I wanna see some booty. Just got to take my mind off of all this social madness for a bit...
*youtubes Nicki Minaj Anaconda*
Am I the only one that noticed this guy is the only looters who took the time to bag his loot?
Woah thats Basically same as UK riots :/
This is racist
@InsanityWolf404, but is it wrong?
@MrJojo, things like these are used to lessen the movements importance, this is racially stereotyping black men to have big lips and be criminals, if you pay attention to the Baltimore riots you'll see how the police force has been militarized and how protestors have been harshly mistreated, many have been beaten, shot at with rubber and real bullets, and assaulted with tear gas
@InsanityWolf404, Good, they're destroying private property and taking advantage of the situation, they deserve punishment.
@CriTiKa1, "they deserve" being beaten being murdered being systematically hunted by police officers, snipers in Miami Florida were recently caught shooting mug shots of African Americans as "target practice" as part of a police program. Baltimore has been red lined and property in the area has been used for industry waste dumping, causing health hazards for all the inhabitants, home loans aren't given to people of color so they can't move out, property values were destroyed with the construction of freeways, highways, thousands were displaced and you think they deserve it, if people ignore you, after thousands of cries for help, what would you do? Wait another hundred years to get what you've wanted? Or would you take it? After years of degradation and hunger.
@InsanityWolf404, get your facts straight and stop buying the liberal rhetoric. The problems in those communities are the fault of the people living in them, period.
@InsanityWolf404, Prove that this is all happening. Show me some sources. Without sources, all this shjt you typed is worthless.
@CriTiKa1, http://www.jhupolitik.org/2015/01/06/the-legacy-of-redlining-in-baltimore-using-credit-to-curb-social-mobility/ It's a simple search but ignorant people want to keep believing what they believe
@Captain Cockmonster, you people are so ignorant thinking everything is black and white, what happened after slavery, black communities were burned down, there were public lynchings, they were supposed to get an acre and a mule but they got nothing, now in days it's home loans, banks give higher interest rates to people of color and refuse the majority of colored people loans even if they have the same backgrounds as white people
@InsanityWolf404, and now all those bad things that "evil whitey" did are being done by blacks against blacks. Banks do not base interest rates on race, so that's a lie, though they do base it on things like income, credit ratings and so on. Tell me, oh wise one, if the system is set up against blacks alone, why are there so many white and Hispanic poor? Look, the fact is that people and communities bring problems on themselves, period. It isn't your fault that you were brainwashed by the liberal media into thinking otherwise. Facts and stats, percentages especially, prove me right.
@Captain Cockmonster, I never said they were based against blacks alone, systematic racism in the U.S. is set up against anyone who isn't white
@Captain Cockmonster, look up news and current events, you want to see what banks and big companies are doing than do it, do some research if you're not going to believe me, find facts, you will and when you do you'll realize that it's not just black and white
@InsanityWolf404, minus all the whites that are poor or in jail? Face it, culture is the problem, not race. Your racist theory is a farce.
@Captain Cockmonster, what are you defending exactly, why do banks ask what race you are? Why do some areas have so many factories if the houses were there first, what happened to all the houses? What about the freeways? Who used to live there? A Texas survey found that over 50 percent of the people arrested before Dna testing were African American men who were innocent
@Captain Cockmonster, white people can go to jail too, I never said they couldn't, you're putting words in my mouth now to defend your uninformed arguments
@InsanityWolf404, why do any forms ask about race? Factories get built where land and taxes are cheap. Stop living in the past.
@InsanityWolf404, my logic and facts stand alone. You said the system is set up against non-whites, so explain the success of Asians. Explain the poor whites. Clearly CULTURE is the biggest issue, not race, but keep on repeating what MSNBC tells you, good parrot.
@Captain Cockmonster, why is the land cheap? Realtors factor how colored the community is and it always has, doesn't matter if it's well kept, you think there's a cultural problem? Well hasn't the American culture been about taking what isn't there's, enslaving people, violent racism, and over consuming to the point of depletion
@InsanityWolf404, it is cheap because nobody wants to live around crime and poverty, something caused by the members of said communities. You sound like a typical college liberal, your talking points are so tired, it isn't even funny. Human history is about racism, slavery, war, death and violence. Just about every culture in the world engaged in poor behavior at some point. But to you, only American whites did, because you are a brainwashed child with no real life experience outside of your little safety bubble.
@Captain Cockmonster, I live in south central Los Angeles, I've seen white cops beat a black woman, I'm not talking about the world I'm talking about the U.S., why do you think gangs formed, because white people would come into white communities and lynch them beat them shoot them, gangs formed in self defense, over time they degraded but what was a gang then is now considered a neighborhood watch
@InsanityWolf404, I ask for sources and you send me to a college website that posts political opinions. And yes they are opinions, read their "About" section. You are so, so horribly misinformed if you think that this kind of website is a valid source for your claims. You know, you should try to come up with your own opinions, instead of simply repeating the opinions that you read or hear about.
@InsanityWolf404, You have to admit that these "protests" are undoing the progress that had been in civil rights these last hundred years. Say what you want, but these riots are nothing more than pure anarchy that are causing more bad than good.
@InsanityWolf404, your bias is evident, no doubt. Your anecdotes hold no water; we have all seen things, not too long ago a black cop in Utah shot an unarmed white guy, no riots, no 24/7 news coverage, nothing. Gangs are groups of thugs, nothing more.
@InsanityWolf404, uhhh...just a quick point here. Your justification of gangs, is the same justification used for the creation of the mafia, the yakuza, the triads, and the Russian mob. Criminals always come up with justifications for their crimes...they aren't bad people, they are trying to protect people from the real bad guys...it is a tired and very very old line.
@Captain Cockmonster, people kill people all the time out of racism, when it is systematically repeated and goes unpunished is when it's a problem, how many white cops have gotten away with it, you want sources look up the Los Angeles bureau statistics for police detention and hit. I'm on the bus on my way home from work right now. I was talking about past gangs, read my tenses
@talmet, all gangs start for a reason, what they become changes just like everything else
@CriTiKa1, inform me then give me your sources for how there is no such thing as systematic racism, prove to me that what I've seen and experienced is a lie
@InsanityWolf404, yeah people do kill each other all the time based on race, and guess what...it isn't just blacks who are victims. In fact 93% of black murders are committed by other blacks. Another fact, whites are more likely to be killed by blacks than the other way around. Oh and more whites are killed by cops than blacks. But don't let those facts get in your way.
@InsanityWolf404, Nope, the burden of proof lies on the one making claims. I am not making any claims, I am challenging yours. YOU have the burden of proof. In order for your claims to carry any weight YOU have to provide evidence, not me. And by sources I mean cold hard facts. Numbers, links to those studies and surveys that you rely on so much. Those are sources, not websites that post opinions.
@CriTiKa1, I just googled it and pasted the first link, my job isn't to enlighten you but if you really cared a simple Google search can teach you so much, study LAs history the black panthers
@InsanityWolf404, all gangs start for the same reason. Some people are willing to commit crimes to make money.
@talmet, you sound like someone has never starved, who has never been beaten by racist police officers or simply racist people, you sound like someone who doesn't understand what true desperation is
@InsanityWolf404, because I don't agree with crime??? I grew up very poor, single mother, who worked minimum wage, and deadbeat father who never paid child support. I'm southern Italian, not white & people generally assume I'm Hispanic (to the point where I've been called a wetback, and a lazy Mexican..also, when I speak Italian, many times I get told by people that "you're not speaking Spanish correctly.") as for cops, I've had some issues with police as well. I've been pulled over and asked to show my green card, or been put in the "special" line when entering the country where I get the full body pat down & all my luggage unpacked and checked. I've never been beaten by cops, because I respect their authority...I don't run away, or reach for their gun, if they tell me to do something, I do it.
Just get over yourself. You do your thing, let the cops do theirs, and as long as you aren't breaking the law, you'll be fine.
listen to your dentist, not the police
If anything, these riots just make a group of people that's already stereotyped to be animalistic and violent look even more ignorant.
Whites were looting too during all the chaos. Just don't blame one race for what happened blame the community as a whole.
Nah man I just want free shjt