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Here are the questions and the answers on a platter with a side of reason.

Yes, Michael Vick was wrong.
Yes, people have opinions about celebrities they don’t even know.
Yes, there are well-bred pitbulls.
Yes, this country is in trouble.
Yes, racism still exists.
Yes, there are well-bred pitbulls that have attacked for no apparent reason.

Should Michael Vick receive the MAXIMUM penalty allowable by law? Possibly, if it is “just”ifiable and if it is a sentence less than that of a crime against a human. Unfortunately, no…dogs should not have the same rights as humans, it would introduce a slippery slope. (ie. Can we marry a dog? I tell you someone would try).

Should ALL pitbulls be regarded as dangerous? Yes and No. Keeping in mind that a pitbull is an animal and instinct can take over at any time…a pitbull should be raised well, handled with care and not left alone around children (there are stories…look them up).

Should we protest against more worthy causes? Yes. There are causes more worthy in this country than that of dogs.

Should we ignore this cause? No. However, the attention that this cause is getting pales in comparison to the number of children who go hungry each night.

Should there be a comparison? Yes. We prioritize in our everyday lives because if we don’t go to work we don’t eat. If we don’t clean the house the consequences are far less damaging (depending on who your husband or wife is). There should be differences made.

Is there something wrong with this country? Yes, we idolize entertainers and the rich and Famous…they will disappoint you everytime. It is a great burden that they hold and we should try to understand.

Is Michael Vick being singled out because he’s black? Possibly. There are those convinced that he is and those convinced that he isn’t. The fact that you can be completely convinced is proof that a problem still exists in this country. There is a disproportionate number of jailed African-Americans in this country. It stands to reason that a Black person might not view the justice system as fair for anyone of his race at any time. Every time a Black person is singled out…Blacks yell injustice. It stands to reason that a White person might begin to ignore the cryings of an unseemingly ending claim. Both have valid opinions. I would ask do you think that 400 years of slavery and numerous years of Jim Crow laws that have helped white America get ahead in this country are erased in less than 20? Be wise.

Stereotypes suck for dogs, races, sports heroes…

We have to start putting our foot down way before the Michael Vicks for there to be a valid claim that his offense was of significant importance. We have to be responsible on our own accord for far more important reasons. Michael Vick is not important to me because he’s not my hero. His violation is important because life is important. I do not believe that his violation should be unfairly punished. Making an example out of Michael Vick let’s us know our justice system is not as blind as she claims. Putting his sentencing in the hands of one man allows for bias to be involved. If Judge Hudson is a racist…he’ll never tell. If he isn’t… is he biased against those fortunate enough to make large sums of money and in the public eye? Does he hold PITA in high regard? We’ll never know THAT either. ONLY if he makes a just and fair ruling will we be able to consider that he is NOT a racist, he has NO bias against Michael Vick. and PITA did not influence his decision.

Yes, there are black people that “take responsibility” — this statement that I saw on another site in itself saddens me.

No. Racism will NEVER end. If people continue to ignore its possibility and Black people continue to see it everywhere…it will NOT end.

It is also not up to the oppressed to end it. It is up to EVERYone.

Yes, I am Black. I am proud to be so as well.


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4 responses »

  1. I think the astronut who is an ex NFL player has a much better plan than Vick. I am tired of seeing people excuse Vick. Our children deserve better heros. Vick is just plain wrong. This has to be punished. I personally hope he does go back to football so he can donate half of his earnings to Animal Rescue organizations. He actually could be an asset to misunderstood pitbulls by becoming a spokesman for them.

  2. Rebecca,

    I’m TRULY am NOT making excuses for this guy. The coverage of this story is appalling and we make them our heroes just because they can throw a ball. We have better heroes– teachers, people in your neighborhood. We make them our heroes because they are in the media and have los of money. Finally, I’m going to have to disagree with you if you think that dogs are a worthy cause over humans. Here in this country when you have no problem going to buy a big mac or an escalade, we have CHILDREN that don’t eat every night and you would hope he gave his money to dogs? I’m just going to tell it like T-I-Tiz!! —that’s misplaced sympathy. Did you read my blog?

  3. I beleive he should have gotten 5 years and never play the game of footbal again I will never watch a game of football that he would play for. Is there nothing the black man and white man can agree on…?

  4. When do you lose your job for something that has nothing to do with your job? That makes NO sense. You are confursing your emotions for the situation with justice. I don’t even think people convicted of drunk driving lose their jobs…even when they’ve hurt other humans. People see his job as a privilege so immediately feel like it’s a target. The fact that he is an athelete has nothing to do with his time off the field. When actors do wrong we don’t say they should never act again.


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