Friday, February 13, 2009

Black, White, Or Other? : Wii-Whipped.

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...[1]
A {redacted} man has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with the cord of a Wii video game controller after she became angry that he had eaten all of her Girl Scout cookies, according to an arrest affidavit.

{redacted}told {redacted} police that she woke up her boyfriend, {redacted}, 21, Monday morning after discovering her cookies were gone, according to the affidavit.

{redacted} became upset that {redacted} woke him and began to yell at her, according to the affidavit.{redacted} told police that {redacted} got her into a choke hold that lasted several seconds before she was able to hit him in the eye to break free, according to the affidavit.

The two struggled until they ended up in the living room, where {redacted} grabbed a Wii controller, according to the affidavit. He put his knees on her chest to pin her down and strangled her with the cord of the video game controller, according to the affidavit.

{redacted} was able to free herself and call 911.{redacted} fled the home but was arrested soon after, according to the affidavit. {redacted} had a faint mark from a cord around her neck, shortness of breath, trouble speaking and was coughing when police arrived, the affidavit said.

{redacted} remained in the {redacted} County jail today with bail set at $40,000. He is facing second degree felony charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Question: Is the Wii-Assaulter Black, White, Or Other?

[1] I apologize in advance to anyone who thinks this story is making light of domestic violence.

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