A Liberal civil Libertatian rethinks his position on racial profilinggreenspun.com : LUSENET : Unk's Troll-free Private Saloon : One Thread
NY Times May 22, Op-Ed by Nicholas D Kristoff, free registration may be required
I hope that I am as honest in reviewing my own POVs as Kristoff.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 31, 2002
-- (BWAHAHAHA@filthy.repug scum), May 31, 2002.
Flight schools are in the habit of training persons of many color without calling in a warning to the FBI. The reason being is that most pilots are associated with an airline, especially if it is a passenger jet. If a totally whilte person had come to the same training center with the same requests and cash in hand, they too would have been subject to an FBI alert. Perhaps the fact that people involved in flight schools may have been a little more aware of potential dangers of suspicious behaviors than the average layman is why the reports were made to officials of the US Government.
There is a hell of a difference between stopping cars with young black men driving than there is to becoming alarmed at the requests made by the different language handicapped and poor flight training of middle eastern, cash carrying men.
Especially since the government had been aware of previous attmepts by men with these profiles bombing other American interests abroad, and even having stopped the bombing of the L.A. Airport on new years eve 1999. Concern about offending due to racial profiling was NOT the reson the 911 attacks were not prevented.
-- Cherri (email@example.com), June 02, 2002.
You dare to characterize my analysis as "bullshit"? I am a person of great influence in the Liberal aristocracy and I hereby declare you to be persona non grata.
Fellow Liberals, Ms Stewart is to be forevermore shunned. You may not speak to her, look at her or in any way acknowledge her existence. She is a nonperson.
-- (Nicholas D. Kristof@New York.Times), June 02, 2002.