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"Tenn. State Trooper Suspended Over WHITE PRIDE E-Mail": Fox

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image31
    fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago

    Again, this shouldn't be happening IN THE 21st CENTURY. THIS IS DISGRACEFUL

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    Is that like "gay pride"? Got any more info?

    1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image31
      fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gay pride IS DISGRACEFUL ALSO

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why?

        Don't you think people should be proud of themselves and who they are?

        1. RKHenry profile image77
          RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Madame X, it is unlike us to have so much in common.  Apparently this Friday the 13th is suiting us well.

          I agree. 

          I also think this cop being suspended for his own private emails is absurd.  What was his racial track record at work?  That is the only merit this guy should be suspended on.

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            RK, I've read a lot of your posts over time and I agree with you on quite a bit. We only disagree occasionally and there's nothing wrong with that smile

            1. RKHenry profile image77
              RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Great point.

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                See - great minds thing alike smile

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        B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        something is not right here..you are complaining about racism that a man participated in , in the privacy of his own home in an email, but the statement you just made on a public forum is also racism against homosexual and/ or bi-sexuals..that is racism, but done on a public forum.

        How can you call a racist disgraceful when you just made a public racial comment yourself.

        Now I am 100% heterosexual ( straight..men only ) , but racism is racism, wether it be the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your ability or disability, etc.


        my goodness, at least that guy used his private email to be a racist, you used a public forum!

        1. sunforged profile image68
          sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          the words your searching for are discrimination, bigotry  or prejudice..racism only refers to matters of race (obviously)and therefore is not relative to any statements or actions about sexual preference or disabilities.

          You are also misusing the word "racial" it seems you intended to say "racial discrimination"

          Normally, I wouldnt bother with such trivial details but as this is an important topic and we are all writers, a basic understanding of the words you are slinging around would make what you write more effective and I can only imagine how many people could view your butchery of the language in the quoted statement and repeat such usage.

          Some topics deserve better attention to detail and overall gravity even in  an insignificant public forum

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    How did they know he was white?

    1. RKHenry profile image77
      RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who knows, does it really matter.  The man is entitle to have the freedom to his own email, and certainly his own things to like or hate. 

      I'd like to know what his work track record is?  Was he a danger to men and women of color?  Or does he just feel a common brotherhood with people of his own color?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, I wasn't being serious it just sounded so stupid I was compelled to say something. You're absolutely right.

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        not when he uses his email at work and sends it to over 700 state employees.

        p.s. hi FF - thanks for keeping us informed smile

        i really enjoy your posts!

        1. progressiveWiccan profile image54
          progressiveWiccanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          But it isnt 'his own email' state, county, fed email must comply to certain rules. even private industry. In LEE COUNTY fLORIDA, an elected official sent a joke to his fellow schoolboard members about female menstration. One person felt it unprofessional to do that on board email and he had to take the heat. The freedom you have at home does not extend to work or school, just thought I'd clear that up for RK WHO KEEP STATING THE MAN CAN..ON HIS OWN EMAIL. It was his opinion but the issue is not the racial aspect, the issue was how he sent it. FOR all we know he might be trooper of the year but since he used PUBLIC TAXPAYER EMAIL thats where he messed up. All gov employees are taught that during orientation..HUBBY WAS, since he worked for the state before me. By the time I STARTED,  EMAIL porn and such had made it such an issue, they had an entire class on work email being for work, and as a taxpayer I dont even think it should be for anything else. i dont pay taxes for  the employees to send jokes around..get the darn work done. and hub your pride at home..pride has nothing wrong with it!

  4. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    As bad as police sending out 'A good indian is a dead one' few years back around here hmm shouldn't happen but does. No wonder relations are ...suspicious tongue

  5. progressiveWiccan profile image54
    progressiveWiccanposted 7 years ago

    WHEN YOU USE STATE EMAIL OR FORWARD TO STATE EMPLOYEES EMAIL, WHILE A STATE ENPLOYEE YOU GET  YOU DESERVE, HIS ERROR. OOPS HUBBY AND I BOTH ARE STATE EMPLOYEES...WE KNOW BETTER. HE SHOULD HAVE!

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    "just thought I'd clear that up for RK WHO KEEP STATING THE MAN CAN..ON HIS OWN EMAIL."

    He hasn't stated anything in 2 months, just to clear that up.

  7. Marquis profile image80
    Marquisposted 7 years ago

    As long as human beings exhibit some form of emotions, things like this will occur. You can make as many rules and create politically correct rules all the same, but that can not destroy how a person thinks or feels.

    Racism is a part of life and is an emotion. It does not matter what time we live in either. What matters is how to destroy human emotions.

    But to do it, we will become less human. Racism is a part of life and exist with all groups, not just Whites.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I will disagree it is a part of life. Racism isn't an emotion. It's taught to others to be hateful. smile

      1. Michael Willis profile image80
        Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely correct there Ray! What is amazing is how people make excuses for their actions.

  8. SOBF profile image78
    SOBFposted 7 years ago

    Why is the discussion about "white pride", if any of you looked into the actual story the email in question was an attack on blacks not a promotion of white pride and it was laced with racist epithets. This is why he was suspended.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    Well, if it was not sent at work, it should of been no ones business..if it was then it is a different story.
    I am in no way condoning what he did, it is disgraceful, but if done in the privacy of his own home, there is no law against a horrible racially biased email.

  10. joshdabamf profile image57
    joshdabamfposted 7 years ago

    again this is another example of "only white people can be racist" i bet if a black trooper had black power emails he wouldnt get suspended

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    No, this is an example of using work email inappropriately. Anyone would be suspended.

    1. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Anyone 'would' not be. Whether they 'should' be is another matter.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Work email belongs to your employer, it is only meant for work related email.

        1. Sab Oh profile image57
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And yet it is not difficult to imagine circumstances where the trooper would not only not be suspended but that would bring cries of 'racism!' against the state police as an organization if they tried to.

 
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