How the Media Fell for A Racism Sham

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29 Sep 2022, 9:13 pm

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"Woke" is just a code for those who secretly subscribe to the great replacement theory and who want to steadfast hold onto the status quo.


Surprise surprise, more BS and lies.


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29 Sep 2022, 9:45 pm

cyberdad wrote:
magz wrote:
The people I encountered who called the first thing "woke" were some who self-identified as such.

It's the same as with "feminism": it spans from being interested in gender issues to outright men-hating. All adopt the same label but it can mean different things to each.


Not exactly rocket science that the right wing/conservative elements apply the label "woke" to those who stand for social justice.

I posted an essay by a Stanford psychology professor in another thread who observes that this phenomena is a direct consequence of changing demographics and the fear it illicits
eg. backlash against multicultural casting in TV and cinema
backlash against multicultural sports
backlash against multicultural leftwing politicians
backlash against multicultural workforce
backlash against multicultural neighborhoods
backlash against multicultural schools
backlash against multicultural immigration
There's plenty more

"Woke" is just a code for those who secretly subscribe to the great replacement theory and who want to steadfast hold onto the status quo.

The left-wing came up with the term "woke" and were the first ones to use it. It ended up becoming a pejorative in some circles when it became clear what "woke" was really about. Or perhaps more properly what it had been turned into. That being a calculated method of control. The main tool of that being, if you don't go along with what wokeism dictates, you are a bad person, you are a racist, you are a fascist, you are a threat to democracy. And bad people like that deserve to be fired from their job and even put into prison. But there's not supposed to be anything totalitarian about that because of wokeism's disguise of just being there to help minorities and make the world a better place. When in fact it's been doing the opposite of that.



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30 Sep 2022, 1:21 am

Strange then the only people who use the word "woke" are right wing conservative white podcasters and media personalities



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30 Sep 2022, 1:47 am

cyberdad wrote:
Strange then the only people who use the word "woke" are right wing conservative white podcasters and media personalities


Again, completely untrue, like most of your statements here.


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30 Sep 2022, 2:15 am

How the Media Fell for A Racism Sham
- they didn't fall, they eagerly jumped on it



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30 Sep 2022, 3:43 am

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Strange then the only people who use the word "woke" are right wing conservative white podcasters and media personalities

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United States Congresswoman (Democrat) Marcia Fudge.



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30 Sep 2022, 3:49 am

Dox47 wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Strange then the only people who use the word "woke" are right wing conservative white podcasters and media personalities


Again, completely untrue, like most of your statements here.

Gotta wonder what alternate universe he and the Canadian are living in.



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30 Sep 2022, 9:28 pm

Matrix Glitch wrote:
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Strange then the only people who use the word "woke" are right wing conservative white podcasters and media personalities

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United States Congresswoman (Democrat) Marcia Fudge.


I think the congresswoman is trying to reclaim the word back from the MAGAs

It's the left that has always stood for something progressive in society.



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01 Oct 2022, 12:19 am

cyberdad wrote:

I think the congresswoman is trying to reclaim the word back from the MAGAs

It's the left that has always stood for something progressive in society.

I think you don't know what you're talking about.

What the left is actually progressing society towards and the methods being used is the problem.



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02 Oct 2022, 12:20 am

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I think you don't know what you're talking about.

What the left is actually progressing society towards and the methods being used is the problem.


Yeah I know history.
The phrase originated from African American Vernacular English but has been gradually co-opted by right wing players to be used as an insult.

It's somewhat naive to pretend it hasn't been coopted by the right



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07 Oct 2022, 9:46 am

BYU hit by fresh allegations of racist abuse from crowd at athletic event

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Fresh allegations of racist slurs being used at a BYU athletic event have emerged, a month after similar claims involving the Duke volleyball team.

Five women’s soccer players from a visiting team told the Guardian they heard the N-word being directed at them and their teammates from the crowd during a game at BYU in 2021. Players had knelt for the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice when they say they heard shouts from the crowd.

“I just remember that there was like a consistent chant of ‘stand up, N-words’ during the anthem and right after,” one of the players told the Guardian. “And when brought to the attention of the BYU coaching staff there was no real response or sense of, like, alarm.”

Four of her teammates independently confirmed to the Guardian that they also heard the chants.

A sixth member of the team did not hear the chants but says the BYU coach was told about them. The coach “seemed shocked and did ask” that “another announcement be made about how fans should behave”. The sixth team member said that an announcement warning fans about their behavior was then made but “nothing else was done to my knowledge”. Because players on the visiting team “wanted to continue with the game”, it went ahead.

The Guardian has withheld the identities of the sources at their request to protect them from reprisal.

“Your inquiry is the first time we are hearing this specific concern,” said Jon McBride, BYU’s associate athletic director for communications and media strategy, in reply to a request for comment. “[At] the match, which occurred [in 2021], BYU responded to a concern from the [visiting team] about fan reaction when players knelt during the national anthem. A public announcement, similar to one made earlier, reminding fans to be respectful was repeated, and the game proceeded. We are not aware of any additional concerns being brought up during the game or any time thereafter. As we have stated, BYU will not tolerate racism in any form.”

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Mother of autistic fan temporarily banned by BYU speaks out about son being wrongly accused of shouting slurs
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A mother says her autistic son became a “scapegoat in a hurried attempt to calm the firestorm” after he was accused — wrongly — of yelling a racial slur at a Duke volleyball player.

Here is his mother’s full statement:
“ As a mom, I don’t stand alone with my sadness over the lack of humanity in our society in which my children have to live. My oldest daughter decided life was not worth living and took her own life less than two years ago. In the horrific wake of our loss, my youngest son, who is the most optimistic, enthusiastic, individual I know despite his own personal challenges, was accused by the Duke women’s volleyball team of making racial remarks at the recent BYU/Duke volleyball game in Provo, Utah. (My son suffered from a brain hemorrhage at birth that caused an array of physical and developmental challenges. He has been labeled in the media as “mentally handicapped” which is absolutely false, and I will shout from the rooftop that he is brilliant and he has a mind and an intellect that few people will ever comprehend.) Despite the lack of evidence that my son was the perpetrator, BYU banned him, making him the scapegoat in a hurried attempt to calm the firestorm which quickly engulfed the BYU athletic department and the university.

This all happened before midnight on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 without much consideration for the collateral damage to my son.

After completing a thorough investigation of the events at the volleyball game between BYU and Duke, BYU issued a statement on Friday, Sept. 9, stating: “From our extensive review, we have not found any evidence to corroborate the allegation that fans engaged in racial heckling or uttered racial slurs at the event,” and “[w]e have not found any evidence that [my son] engaged in such an activity.” BYU “sincerely apologize[d] to [my son] for any hardship the ban has caused,” but did not apologize for its apparently unfounded rush to judgment. To my knowledge, Duke has not backed off its accusations that incorrectly implicated and continue to implicate my son in this horrific racial assault. My son remains at the mercy of the insipid spin of hate and anger that runs like a live-wire current through our society.

This is a cautionary tale with many hazard signs that we all should pause and reflect on — if not for my son, then for your own children and their children and for the “us” that is our shared humanness. This is a story about racial trauma to Rachel Richardson during that game and all the trauma inflicted on her over a lifetime that led to this moment. It is a story of the collective racial animus that permeates our society as a whole and how that animus informs how we treat each other. This is the story of two institutions, each with their own complicated racial histories, using my autistic son as a pawn to further their own agenda. It is a story of false accusations and rushed judgment and the destruction those false accusations cause in a young person’s life. This is a story about marginalized people in our society not being “seen” and how the labels we attach to people come loaded with negative assumptions. This is a story of bias and how our pre-constructed bias can lead us to judge another individual or group unfairly. Despite the many complicated and painful facets of this tale, it is my hope that it is ultimately a story of forgiveness and increased understanding as well as a catalyst for healing.

Racial tension is everywhere. We all feel it. As a white woman, I don’t know what it is like for a Black woman or a Black man in this country — I never will. But I am a white woman who knows that what I can do is always try to see others as individuals with their own stories, on a shared journey through this life without regard for race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification or “disabilities” (I hate that word so much because nobody is “disabled,” we all are “uniquely abled”). I can’t change the past for all the wrongs that have been perpetuated against people of differing races and ethnicities by this country and even by my own religion (I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). I fully understand the complicated history my church has with race, and I can unequivocally say that I make no excuses for it nor do I defend my church for the way people of color were marginalized in the past.

My church continues to struggle with the marginalization of other groups, notably, all those who identify as LGBTQ+, and I am not afraid to say that I am at odds with my church’s position with its policies and doctrines that make it difficult for members of the LGBTQ+ community to fully engage with our church. But this place in history that I find myself in gives me the opportunity to try to move the needle in the direction of greater acceptance, more understanding and a deeper commitment to continuing change. I believe what Jesus taught in the New Testament saying “As I have loved you, love one another” (John 13:34). It is a simple mandate for each of us regardless of religious affiliation or non-affiliation.

During my son’s childhood and adolescence, he attended many “social therapy” groups. The objective of this type of therapy is to provide individuals (generally on the autism spectrum but not exclusively limited to that group) with social skills guidance and instruction and to facilitate and teach social awareness to those for whom social skills are inherently not intuitive. I remember the first time I heard the term “perspective taking” at one of his classes and how struck I was by my own need to improve upon that social skill. All of us, whether we are neurotypical or neurodivergent, need a course in “perspective taking.” I believe it would help us make strides toward understanding each other more fully, building bridges where we find wide chasms and repairing the acrimony in our society so that it is a place where our children and grandchildren can live without fear of being misunderstood, marginalized or mistreated.

My plea is for each of us to take the opportunities that exist in our lives every day as we interact with colleagues, neighbors, friends, family and especially strangers, to make an effort to “see” each other. We are all more alike than we are different, and we are inherently and deeply connected by our shared humanness with all the pain, mess and damage we have caused but also for all the beauty, joy and love that we can share. I hope as you open your hearts to understand and to “see” others, you will recognize yourself reflected back.“


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07 Oct 2022, 7:53 pm

For the benefit of those launching unfounded attacks on Richardson
Five women’s soccer players from a visiting team told the Guardian they heard the N-word being directed at them and their teammates from the crowd during a game at BYU in 2021. Players had knelt for the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice when they say they heard shouts from the crowd.

“I just remember that there was like a consistent chant of ‘stand up, N-words’ during the anthem and right after,” one of the players told the Guardian. “And when brought to the attention of the BYU coaching staff there was no real response or sense of, like, alarm.”

She added: “I felt disappointed but not surprised. Backlash for kneeling was not new for our group but to hear that in person was shocking. I think both the fans and coaching staff knew we wouldn’t cancel the game after the incident, which once again shows this could be part of a bigger cultural issue within BYU as an institution.”

Four of her teammates independently confirmed to the Guardian that they also heard the chants.

This demonstrates what I have been saying.
1. There is a problem of a racist culture at BYU
2. The adminstrators ay BYU pretend it doesn't exist
3. The response to to Rachel Richardon's experience was a direct result of the publicity to BYU and to the 98% of students and staff who are mormons.
4. When mediation was attempted the coach at BYU refused to participate and the BYU adminstrators enacted changes to how their brats interact with opposing teams with coloured players
5. In order to erase Richardson's actual allegation BYU came up with a convenient cover story that nobody heard the N-word and framed the actions as a way of preventing the cheer squad from distracting players or being a "nuisance"

The Mormon church relies on donations and they have a multi-million dollar outreach in developing countries with PoC and the last thing they want is to draw attention to their children using racist chants. Nobody in their right mind would read a mormon bible but after these events a cursory glance would indicate if you were a PoC that their prophet was a racist.

This is why I think they are trying to cover up this debacle.



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08 Oct 2022, 12:21 am

cyberdad wrote:
For the benefit of those launching unfounded attacks on Richardson...


Hey genius, you're citing a completely separate incident from a completely different sport and year, one that is only attributed to anonymous sources at that.


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08 Oct 2022, 3:09 am

Dox47 wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
For the benefit of those launching unfounded attacks on Richardson...


Hey genius, you're citing a completely separate incident from a completely different sport and year, one that is only attributed to anonymous sources at that.


I'll translate my post

"where there is smoke...there is going to be fire"



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08 Oct 2022, 3:22 pm

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Yeah I know history.


That's a lie.


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08 Oct 2022, 3:23 pm

cyberdad wrote:
I'll translate my post

"where there is smoke...there is going to be fire"


Yeah, no.


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