Black People : The Terry Schiavo case and white culture's hypocrisy

karmashines

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Okay, I know everyone has been hearing about this on the news. Terry Schiavo, a woman who became brain-damaged after an adverse reaction to an eating disorder, was ordered to have her feeding tube removed. So-called Christians and other Republicans are rallying vigorously to ensure that she be able to keep her feeding tube and that her parents will be allowed to care for her.

Now, while I do have my own opinion on this matter, when I read about this case it makes me so angry. Because, although I think all human beings whether brain-damaged or not should be treated with some form of dignity, why do so many in white culture make a campaign on issues like this, yet don't seem to have any problems with the torture some black men have gone through by the police? They'll rally for a brain-dead woman who probably can't feel pain, or protest against 'animal cruelty', but let a policeman who BRUTUALLY attacks unarmed black men who aren't brain-dead go! It makes me sick!

Anyway, what are your thoughts?
 

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smh...

i been hearing about this story and I feel you and it doesn't make sense but that's AmeriKKKa for you....
 

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karmashines said:
Okay, I know everyone has been hearing about this on the news. Terry Schiavo, a woman who became brain-damaged after an adverse reaction to an eating disorder, was ordered to have her feeding tube removed. So-called Christians and other Republicans are rallying vigorously to ensure that she be able to keep her feeding tube and that her parents will be allowed to care for her.
Anyway, what are your thoughts?

Most people I've talked to are conflicted about this. On one hand I wouldn't want to be left in that condition for 15 years, but I also think it's cruel to let her starve to death since starvation can take weeks unless they're also depriving her of water.

People should be sure to either get a living will or talk with their families about their wishes.
 

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I really could care one way or another about this issue because it shouldn't even be any issue. Thsi lady is brain-dead and she's not going get back to the way she was, so what's the point. Also, she told her husband her wishes about this very issue. Now, many may say that he's trying to do this and that because he's wants to get on with his life, but who knows. Even if that's the case, do you blame him? Why sit and wait for something that's not going to happen? I say let them pull the feeding cord out. It doesn't make sense to prolong this woman's life, especially if she didn't want this to begin with.

It's true though, only in america would this happen. I'll tell you one thing, if that was anyone other than a white person there would be no rallys or campaigns at all. Especially to the point where the politicians are putting their input on it....yeah, I'd like to see them rally for life across the board...not just for one brain-dead white lady.
 

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kente417mojo said:
I really could care one way or another about this issue because it shouldn't even be any issue. Thsi lady is brain-dead and she's not going get back to the way she was, so what's the point. Also, she told her husband her wishes about this very issue. Now, many may say that he's trying to do this and that because he's wants to get on with his life, but who knows. Even if that's the case, do you blame him? Why sit and wait for something that's not going to happen? I say let them pull the feeding cord out. It doesn't make sense to prolong this woman's life, especially if she didn't want this to begin with.

It's true though, only in america would this happen. I'll tell you one thing, if that was anyone other than a white person there would be no rallys or campaigns at all. Especially to the point where the politicians are putting their input on it....yeah, I'd like to see them rally for life across the board...not just for one brain-dead white lady.

I agree they should go along with her wishes, but starvation???????? That's harsh, I don't know what the alternative should be except maybe a shot to stop her heart. But, then Dr's. can't do that either, rulings against mercy killings and all that remember Dr. Kavorkian (sp)?
 

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