Covington Catholic faces backlash after tense exchange with indigenous marchers

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    Here is a news article out this morning with a interview with Phillips.

    Longer video show start of Covington Catholic incident at Indigenous Peoples March
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    I didn't say it did. I just feel like we were fed a lot of lies in the beginning. I think some kids got riled up and did some stupid things. They'll probably be punished.

    The guy who instigated it with a group of KIDS...what's his excuse? How would you feel if a group of men were harrassing your kids on one side, making racial and homophobic slurs, and then from the other side, someone else instigates a situation with them? With one in the second group telling the white kids to go back to Europe?

    Everyone was wrong here most likely.

    Then, Mr. Phillips said they were chanting "build that wall". In all the videos Ive seen, I haven't heard that chant. Was that a lie?
    My kids would be taught that you can't control the actions of others, and that whenever possible, walk away.

    I can assure you I wouldn't teach them to mock someones race in response.

    I'm not sure I can get behind the idea that Phillips did anything wrong here simply by playing a drum in a group of people, but I do agree that everyone played a role. Some worse than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Of course. It was a big, loud drum.
    And it could be considered a war drum, so there's that.

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    I can tell you after watching all the video there is a lot of wrong going on here from several different sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    My kids would be taught that you can't control the actions of others, and that whenever possible, walk away.

    I can assure you I wouldn't teach them to mock someones race in response.

    I'm not sure I can get behind the idea that Phillips did anything wrong here simply by playing a drum in a group of people, but I do agree that everyone played a role. Some worse than others.
    It's pretty obvious based on his interviews after, why he went towards the group. But thats just my opinion.

    I'm out for a bit. Appreciate the mostly constructive debate from you and everyone else. Compared to twitter, we have been extremely civil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    My kids would be taught that you can't control the actions of others, and that whenever possible, walk away.

    I can assure you I wouldn't teach them to mock someones race in response.

    I'm not sure I can get behind the idea that Phillips did anything wrong here simply by playing a drum in a group of people, but I do agree that everyone played a role. Some worse than others.
    Agreed, seems like some of this could have been avoided with chaperones present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    It's pretty obvious based on his interviews after, why he went towards the group. But thats just my opinion.

    I'm out for a bit. Appreciate the mostly constructive debate from you and everyone else. Compared to twitter, we have been extremely civil.
    95% of the time that is true here, regardless of how much we go after each others opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    My kids would be taught that you can't control the actions of others, and that whenever possible, walk away.

    I can assure you I wouldn't teach them to mock someones race in response.

    I'm not sure I can get behind the idea that Phillips did anything wrong here simply by playing a drum in a group of people, but I do agree that everyone played a role. Some worse than others.
    Walk away is exactly what should have happened and should have been LED by the adults that were with the groups of students. I watched the initial video also and my anger grew like everyone else's. Quick to judge was wrong but it was hard not to do. Mr. Smith was not aggressive but I also don't think he handled things the correct way either. If a lot of schools can teach and learn from this then a positive can be found.

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    These kids grew up with social media in their face 24/7. They’ve got to know better. This stuff needs to be behind us. Hate begets hate, and we need to be better as a society. This stuff can’t keep being dismissed.

    There were a lot of negatives in the circumstances surrounding these videos. That should never be used as an excuse. “What did the boys do wrong other than........” Come on, man. Accountability. “Kids will be kids” is so tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Well they did have one black student amongst them so they probably couldn’t say what they really wanted to say to the scary negroes taunting them.

    Cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Its 2019 my man...quit living in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue05 View Post
    Its 2019 my man...quit living in the past.
    Tell the past to quit popping up in my existence.

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    Hope Covington Catholic hires security because some serious vitriol being leveled at that school, based on what seeing on twitter.

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    Also some serious cyberbullying going on. Ask anyone who shares pictures of Covington Catholics athletic photos on facebook. @paNDA, are you getting the hate posts and accusations?

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    A friend of mine who has facebook pictures of her nephew playing baseball for CCH is being accused of raising a future Nazi racist. The nephew was not even in DC. Just sad sick people hiding behind a keyboard.

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