Thursday, January 1, 2009

Black, White, Or Other? : Shot For Talking At The Movies.

Stereotypes are a way of life in America. We feed into them so readily that they take on a life of their own. But just how well do you really know your racial stereotypes?

Black, White, Or Other? lists a particularly heinous crime/news story, with incriminating bits of info omitted for the sake of confidentiality. Your job is to guess whether the protagonist is black, white, or the omnipresent "other", and to tell why you guessed how you did. The best guessplanation wins a week's supply of Cyber CapriSuns. And yeah, you could prolly Google the news story to find out the race of the person, but what sorta loser does that? Seriously. And if you already know about the story, and thus the answer, sit this one out. Be a good sport. Don't cheat.

Anyways, here's today's entry...
A {redacted} man enraged because a father and son were talking during a Christmas showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took care of the situation when he pulled a .380-caliber gun and shot the father, police said.

{redacted} of the 1900 block of {redacted} Street is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons violations. Police were called to the Riverview Theatre in the 1400 block of {redacted} Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. where the gunshot victim, a {redacted} man who was not identified, told police a man sitting near him told his family to be quiet and threw popcorn at his son.

After exchanging words, police said {redacted} allegedly got out of his seat to confront the family when the father got up to protect them. That's when the victim was shot once in the left arm, sending others in the theatre running to safety.

{redacted} then sat down to watch the movie. Police arrived a short time later and arrested {redacted} and confiscated his weapon, Vanore said.
Question: Is the Curious Benjamin Button Shooter Black, White, or Other?!?

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