Monday, December 04, 2006

Kane Watch: Yet to be determined

Kane asks an interesting question at the end of his blog post. Asks Gene, "Still yet to be determined, when did law enforcement get the idea that every black person they stop knows how to rap?"

To that, I'd like to offer a question in return: Since when did one cop's actions in Tempe, Arizona represent the actions of all law enforcement officers everywhere? Or, as Gene puts it, "law enforcement."

Isn't Gene usually arguing that you can't take the actions of one person from a particular segment of society and use that against other members of the same segment? That would be stereotyping, I think he calls it.

That's interesting because using the logical process put forth in his blog post, it would be valid to state that, for example, if one black man robs a place, then one can assume that all black men rob places. (ie, If one cop does A, then all cops do A)

Now don't get me wrong. I don't advocate the actions of the cop in Tempe, nor do I believe the proposition given as an example of Gene's reasoning. I'm just pointing out that the reasoning process clearly stated by the alleged "voice of reason" is about as hypocritical as it gets, and completely ignorant to say the least.

Fascinating, though.

1 Comments:

At 6:59 PM, December 05, 2006, Blogger sliverthetomcat said...

Maybe the guys who were pulled over were listening to rap music at the time.

Perhaps there was a rap CD lying in the back seat of the vehicle.

There might have been some indication to the police officer that the driver and the person with him listened to rap music.

Just a thought and a point that should have been addressed by Kane.

 

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