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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Profiling Prejudice 


After receiving this annoying email from countless people I know a few weeks back, and then twice again today, I though I'd counter it to demonstrate the idiocy. (FWIW, I am an American white male between the ages of 17 and 40).

Do you remember?

1. On September 15, 1963, 11-year-old Denise McNair and three 14-year-olds: Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Addie Mae Collins were killed when a dynamite bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama planted and detonated by:


  • a. Olga Corbett
  • b. Sitting Bull
  • c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • d. American white males between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In the May 4, 1970 shooting at Kent State that stunned America and galvanized the anti-war movement , four American students were shot and killed by members of the National Guard comprised of:


  • a. Superman
  • b. Jay Leno
  • c. Harry Potter
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

3. Serial killer Ted Bundy, who between 1974 and 1978 raped and killed young women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida confessing to 28 murders happened to be a:



  • a. Lost Norwegian
  • b. Elvis
  • c. An 80-year-old women
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

4. On March 3, 1991, black motorist, Rodney King, who, while videotaped by a bystander, was struck repeatedly by Los Angeles police officers (LAPD) during a police stop, triggered the Los Angeles riots. The LAPD officers were primarily:


  • a. John Dillinger
  • b. The King of Sweden
  • c. The Boy Scouts
  • d. American white males between the ages of 17 and 40

5. Andrew McDonald, pseudonymous author of the "Turner Diaries" (the hate literature in the form of a diary about Earl Turner, a "righteous, upstanding Caucasian" who joins an underground resistance movement after the "Jew-Negro" conspiracy completed its overthrow of the United States government) was actually written Dr. William Pierce, founder of the white supremacist organization known as the National Alliance, who happened to be:


  • a. A pizza delivery boy
  • b. Pee Wee Herman
  • c. Geraldo Rivera
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

6. The biggest act of mass murder in U.S. history, prior to the September 11th attacks, was the Oklahoma bombing by Timothy McVeigh whose homemade truck bomb killed 168 people, almost all civilians, including 19 children and infants. The person responsible for this brutal attack was:


  • a. The Smurfs
  • b. Davy Jones
  • c. The Little Mermaid
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

7. It took the FBI 17 years to track down Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski, who, terrorized Americans with mail bombs, killing three and injuring 29. Born May 22, 1942, the Unabomber sent the first mail bomb in late May 1978 to Professor Buckley Crist at Northwestern University. At the time his killing spree began, Ted Kaczynski was:


  • a. Captain Kidd
  • b. Charles Lindberg
  • c. Mother Teresa
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

8. Eric Robert Rudolph, the man responsible for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the Olympics in Atlanta, in which one woman was killed and over a hundred injured; the 1997 bombing of a women's clinic in Sandy Springs, and a gay nightclub in Midtown; and the deadly 1998 bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic, in which one police officer was killed, and a nurse severely injured was:


  • a. Scooby Doo
  • b. The Tooth Fairy
  • c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1992, U.S. federal government conducted a military siege of a rural Idaho family at Ruby Ridge, ultimately killing Randy Weaver's dog, son and wife. The four hundred armed federal agents included:


  • a. Richard Simmons
  • b. Grandma Moses
  • c. Michael Jordan
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

9. On April 20, 1999, 13 student were gunned down by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris in cold blood at Columbine High School in Colorado who just happened to be:


  • a. Mr. Rogers
  • b. Martha Stewart, to distract attention from George W's credibility problems
  • c. The World Wrestling Federation
  • d. American white males between the ages of 17 and 40

10. Johnnie Walker, --the mujahid of Marin County-- who was able to join -- and did -- the Taliban and become a confidant of the Al Qaeda network was also:


  • a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
  • b. The Supreme Court of Florida
  • c. Mr. Bean
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40

11. In 2004 professional footballer turned Ranger, Pat Tillman, was killed in Afghanistan by:


  • a. Enron
  • b. The Lutheran Church
  • c. The NFL
  • d. American white males between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2005, Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr. who was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for physically and sexually mistreating Iraqis in the first court-martial stemming from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, an embarrassment to the U.S. military fueled by the release of graphic photographs is:
  • a. Bonnie and Clyde
  • b. Captain Kangaroo
  • c. Billy Graham
  • d. American white male between the ages of 17 and 40


Nope, .....I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? Let's just profile people because their names are Muhammed or their skin is darker than Ann Coulter's.


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