Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Law and Order

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The other day, I had the opportunity to watch Law and Order:SVU. This particular show was about ashooting at an elementary school. One black student was shot and the other 2 students were Jewish. The lite black boy died and his adoptive white parents had to come to the hospital to identify his body. This crime was classified as a hate crime, and it was performed by a white supremacist group member. By the end of the show we found out that the parents were apart of the white supremacist group, and that they only adopted the little black boy to have him killed and take the money from the 4 insurance policies they had on him. The last words that te woman said were; “We’re nt racists we just really needed the money. I just wanted to bring this up because they actually believed that black people were worthless. I just think it’s horrible that there are actual groups who believe that white people are the only people in this world who have worth. What do you all thin about this?


Written by medusmango

March 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

4 Responses

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  1. Wow, that is crazy. I wish I would have saw that episode. people still think that way and some actually change but you can’t change everyone.


    March 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm

  2. I was shocked when I read this. I know it is fictional but I believe that there are people in the world that still think this way. It scares me to live in a world like this. I do not believe that anyone is worthless, no matter what they look like or where they are from


    March 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

  3. Although Law and Order episodes are not based off of actual events I think that they still do a good job of portraying the ugliness of this world. The show makes you stand back and say “Do people really behave and think that way?” and unfortunately some do. I believe that as a country that prides itself on being a “melting pot” white supremacist group or any otherr hate group shouldnt exist. These group only perpetuate stereotypes and keep discrimination alive. The episode played off of the stereotype that blacks are lazy, worthless, and are of no benefit to America. It is a major step backwards from where we should be in 2010.


    March 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

  4. This isn’t the first episode in Law and Order where it’s a shooting between children and it’s a hate crime. And frankly, I feel like it gives a face to the problems that are still to come for racial relations in the next generation. In this one, a child wasn’t the one doing the shooting, but it’s the same concept. Children are still exposed to these crimes, and no child should have to watch these things unfold. It gives way to preconceptions about whatever race was involved, and nothing good can come of it.


    April 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

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