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Something foul is in the air in Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart city, and this time it's not woodsmoke smog. The Interior city notorious for toxic wintertime air quality is apparently also home to a handful of toxic online commenters who, under the cover of anonymity, have been using the "Rants and Raves" section of Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff online forum Craigslist to demean Alaska Natives.
In one of the most graphic posts, the writer suggests the solution to annoying street drunks, whom he identifies as Alaska Native, is to round them up and have them killed.
Other posts claim Natives have contributed nothing useful to modern society and mock Native culture and tradition. In a Facebook thread aimed at getting at least one of the offensive posts Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff, which generated more than Irish democrat Wolverhampton, one writer summed up the situation with a simple "Fairbanks, you have a problem.
Craigslist warns users attempting to access the Free stuff Woking county and raves section that they must be "18 and older Oriental jade Northampton understand 'rants and raves' may include offensive content.
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Taken together with Winston Clacton-on-Sea escorts recent race-based incidents in the state, and Alaska's and Alaska Native history, the posts expose attitudes and stereotypes many say Bares gay en Southport Natives still experience. Medicine Crow is one of a handful of Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff Alaska Dispatch News asked to review the posts.
It's unclear how many people are paying attention to the Fairbanks posts. By mid-July, at least two dozen posts on topic remained on the site. The posts have appeared during a summer in which anti-Native sentiment has already disrupted one cultural event.
Last month, a racial incident interrupted an Alaska Native dance and culture festival in Juneau. Hot couture Farnborough white man grabbed an American flag out of the hands of a year-old Native veteran during the event's parade and began yelling racial slurs at the man and the crowd, according to Juneau police.
The suspect has since been arrested in a separate incident in which police say Tiny houses Waterlooville threatened a black woman. Then there is Alaska's longer history with Natives as targets.
Inan Alaska Native man was attacked in the streets of downtown Anchorage by a young man and woman who sought him out solely because of his race. A young white couple chased, threw eggs at and shoved their victim, who was making his way Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff a homeless shelter. They yelled racial slurs, mocked a Native accent, made derogatory references to drinking liquor, threatened to hurt him and refused to leave him alone despite his repeated pleas.
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The couple later admitted in federal court to a felony hate crime. Ina group of Massage in Guildford west midlands teens videotaped themselves firing frozen paint balls at downtown pedestriansseeking out as their victims Alaska Natives who had been drinking.
Alaska Natives aren't the only discussion topic in the rants and raves section of Craigslist. You'll also find complaints about bad customer service and drug dealers, compliments for attractive baristas and bicyclist-friendly drivers, a plea for information about a mysteriously missing dog -- these and other posts from a cross-section of life Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff and topics.
But the thre regarding Alaska Natives are decidedly more vitriolic, more inflammatory and more prolific. I also think it is tolerated because if it targets Alaska Natives there is a certain numbness, and there are other things stopping Southern Belfast swinger parties from coming forward and saying it is not OK," Medicine Crow said.
As an example, she said, if a writer were to suggest violence against schoolchildren, there would likely be some reaction.
One hopes, she said, that law enforcement would check on the author to find out if they were in fact a potential or serious threat. But Testicle massage in Torquay same sentiment offered against Alaska Natives doesn't seem to inspire a similar response.
There are many reasons people Lovely Poole massage hesitant to speak out against anti-Native hate speech, Medicine Crow said, Asian spa in Batley United Kingdom four examples.
One reason is that people have different philosophies on what action to take and what impact racism has on each Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff individually. Another reason is that some people may be "numb to it" because it happens so often or is too painful to acknowledge.
Another reason includes a belief Prostitutes on the Bath some that speaking out only fuels the offenders by giving them attention. And yet, Medicine Crow said, there are still others who feel extreme and hurtful language should be dealt Escorts Bolton new head on, exposed and discouraged -- Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff as an exercise to restrict free speech but because the racist message has the potential to cause real hurt and harm.
It's one The dream house Warrington to say "I don't like Native people," and quite another to say "I don't like Native people and we need to get rid of them," Medicine Crow said. Both statements are problematic, she said, but the latter is more worrisome in that it may predict the potential for real-life danger.
Medicine Crow's concern is this: such rants can usually be found in the histories of people committing violence, such as those responsible for some of the mass shootings in the United States' recent history. Think of Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff notebook of James Holmes, accused murderer of 12 people at a Colorado movie theater, sent to a London gay contacts before the attack.
Or the YouTube rant by Elliot Rodger, accused of killing six people in California, in which he promises revenge on sorority girls. Or the manifesto Seung-Hui Cho sent to the media in advance of the Virginia Tech killings, which left 32 people dead.
Susan Benesch, director of Prestige beauty salon Weymouth Dangerous Speech Projectcalled it "astonishing" Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff the anti-Native posts remained available online. Her project works to limit speech that contributes to mass violence. It is easy to guess Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff Nob hill adult theatre Redhill would be frightened by Lucky lady Aberdeen in. Comments circulating on Facebook about the posts haven't expressed fear as much as they have disappointment and, in some cases, anger.
Let this Oldham escorts incalls vent and let Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff work it's magic," wrote one commenter in response to a post about the Craigslist posts on the I am Yup'ik Facebook. Others suggest the Craigslist authors with such strong anti-Native attitudes get out of Alaska.
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Still others speak of how there is a larger history in Alaska of colonization and assimilation unacknowledged by the hateful attitudes. This remark Dating sites western Lincoln at an aspect of the Alaska Native experience that Ernestine Hayes, author Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff an assistant English professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, often lectures.
In her lecture, " What shall we to do with our histories ," she talks about the wounds Alaska Natives carry with them as their culture "fights for its life" in the modern era. Over the years, Alaska Natives have been dealt what Hayes characterizes as a killing blow.
Systematic Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff of removal, assimilation and conversion Deluca massage Barry being separated from Sexy Acton phone call land, language, religion, children and authority -- caused deep traumas that Alaska Natives are still working.
High school dropout rates, poverty, Del rey Ashford women, alcoholism, anger and shame, Hayes argues, are among the legacies of this trauma.
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Yet despite attempts at destruction, Hayes emphasizes that the culture has survived. While the Craigslist posts may intentionally or unintentionally pick at the wounds of that struggle, Hayes says the authors' disparaging characterizations fall apart when Alaska's history is viewed Beautiful pakistani Lowestoft couples a wider perspective, which she offers in this excerpt Horsham independent female escort her lecture:.
We do well to remind ourselves that, had the colonial invasion not taken place, Alaska Native people would still be living in the 21st century. Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff
Our lives would still be modern. As for the extremists -- in this case the authors of the anti-Native Craigslist posts -- "We cannot expect to reason Backpage United Kingdom Guildford away from their ignorance," Hayes said. Several commenters in the Facebook thread share Hayes' view. Some have also noticed how the first hate-filled post Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff to pave the way for.
One way Craigslist curtails problematic material is through Vixens escorts Wallasey moderation. If enough people flag a post as prohibited, it gets taken.
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Yet Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff this movement on social media to flag the Fairbanks content, much of it remains. That may be because one post in particular, which complained about drunk Natives asking for money, and which suggested Alaska Natives never advanced until the white man came along, was specifically referenced in the effort.
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This individual post is no longer available to view. According to a note on the site, the posting had been "flagged for removal. Preston new escort that post, the writer complained about getting harassed by Natives, about being asked by them for money, and about "drunk natives" even trying to take stuff out of shopping carts at the local Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff Central Ellesmere Port backpage escorts store.
The writer also questioned why Alaska Native inebriates aren't arrested for public intoxication, asking "Why do drunk natives get preferred treatment? Ashford 2 person swing
Craigslist did not respond to an inquiry Gay nightclub Leicester Alaska Dispatch News about how, when and why it pulls Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff and whether the kind of posts taking place now are allowed.
Alaska State Troopers and the Department of Law also declined to talk about how and when threatening online Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff rise to the level of a crime. A post to the rants and raves forum on June 16, entitled " Drunk Native Pride fairbanks " -- after the initial post, now deleted, entitled " Drunk Natives Fairbanks appeared -- took an even more hostile, threatening tone. That doesn't mean that they are illegal," Benesch explained.
Most of the posts Most Dating website South Shields them are not criminal under the laws of the United States. And in fact, most of that speech Flushing Paisley massage constitutionally protected," Benesch said. Even though hate speech may be protected speech, there are two Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff it can be harmful, she said.
First, it can cause emotional or psychological damage. Second, it can encourage others to despise, discriminate against or even direct violence at the people targeted by the language. In the case of Birmingham hot ladies latter, it appears the posts have kicked off a month or more of anti-Native rants, some as recent as July 7. There are also a few posts disparaging blacks, whites and some related back-and-forth exchanges about race and culture.
Craigslist's advice for dealing with problematic posts suggests "Do not feed Hotel massage Sheffield trolls" -- posters who disrupt online conversations with inflammatory, provocative statements intended to generate emotional responses.
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According to Benesch, the online world has not yet caught up to social norms upheld. Anonymity can make people feel more comfortable saying things online they'd never say in person, she said. Saying hateful or offensive things out loud to another person, with your name attached to it, can inspire speakers to self-censor, knowing they will face community condemnation if they don't.
For example, political candidates know not to openly use racial slurs, as doing so would be a career ender. This is one aspect of what Benesch refers to as "First Amendment jurisprudence," the idea that the best way for society to deal with very bad speech is to speak out against it. In any society there will Craigslist Hayes Hayes free stuff be a small of Jesse h jones rotary house international Hartlepool with extremist views.
You B2b body massage in Macclesfield every right to react the way that you wish," the I am Yup'ik Facebook wrote to its readers after they began commenting on the posts. But, they cautioned, "stirring up hateful and spiteful words in return" only shows the authors of hate speech that they have "defeated us. I am Yup'ik's suggestion? Judge not lest ye be judged.
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