Esquire - Cover Article about white teen "An American Boy"

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  1. hipstermike

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    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...stirs-controversy_us_5c62ca3de4b0ab4bc4e2ad37


    I didn't know it was SO ROUGH OUT THERE FOR RYAN MORGAN

    Dude looks like a Jake Paul clone
     
  2. lamekilla

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    “What it’s like growing up privileged and not giving AF”
     
  3. dcallamerican

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    Should be an interesting read, curious as to how they feel

    Thanks for the post.

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    “I can get whatever I want......... you mad?”

    Lol.

    like I said in another thread, right there in picture attempting to depict problems....

    1. Kid got multiple pairs of shoes
    2. His own room
    3. Clean clothes
    4. His own bed
    5. Beat machine on the table :lol:
    6. NFL everywhere
    7. Pissed off look on his face
    8. Xbox
    9. Nice house

    Where exactly is the negative here?

    Why is #metoo even mentioned? White men have that much female hate?
     
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  5. SC kid

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    Wearing shoes in the house :smh:
     
  6. Barbados Slim

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    ^^ Damn I was literally just typing that.
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    First thing I noticed and immediately judged him for. Knew nothing he has to say could improve my view of him
     
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    :rofl:
     
  9. KHUFU

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    There it is. Next up, an invite for a Big Mac at the White House.
     
  10. hipstermike

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  11. jape

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    the story no one wants
     
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  13. Mark Antony

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    Gotta just let stuff play out sometimes.

    Looks like it could get much worse with the other installments.
     
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    "The piece goes on to say: “Ryan, raised in Republican households, was surprised by the vitriol. ‘Everyone hates me because I support Trump?’ he says. ‘I couldn’t debate anyone without being shut down and called names. Like, what did I do wrong?’”

    lol
     
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  15. shotsrangout

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    Honestly thought this was a joke when I saw it yesterday. What a shame. I don’t care what some white kid in upper middle class suburbia thinks and neither should most people either.
     
  16. plansb

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    sounds like ninja, besides for #9
     
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    This country is far too accommodating towards complete idiots. No wonder people from other countries come here and outperform them in every profession
     
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  18. dcallamerican

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    Black History month

    They knew what they were doing
     
  19. deuce king

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    Sounds like he is getting the life he deserves.
     
  20. PLVN

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    HuffPo article says this is the first in a series and the following stories will be about different demographics

    They started with the white Trump supporting kid because they knew it would generate the most attention
     
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    I actually found the article enlightening for none of the reasons they intended. Like an article that attempts to humanize something that is already overly humanized; white people. It leads to some ridiculous quotes, insights and reflections.

    A few thoughts....

    1.) He was regarded as intelligent several times throughout the piece with no factual evidence to back this up. This despite showing no ambition or aptitude.
    2.) Wisconsin in general, but Milwaukee specifically has one of the worst track records on minority/police interactions in the country. How does RYAN feel about it? Seriously I'd love to know.
    3.) The most telling line in the article:“I feel like it was easier for our parents,” Kaitlyn says. “They figured things out quick. Now there’s so much competition.” - Because for white folks it WAS easier for their parents, and god forbid having to work as hard as the next man now isn't tough. This was another opportunity to explore. Why is there more competition, who do these kids feel comprises of these competing forces? How does it shape their views?

    4.) What a vapid and poorly written article, there are numerous potentially poignant quotes with almost no context, like this one:

    “I don’t know why it’s always white males shooting up schools,” Ryan says. “In the inner-city schools there are shootings and stuff, but it’s more like ‘I hate this kid because he touched my girlfriend, so now I’m going to shoot him.’

    Why does he say this? Why does he think this? There is no exploration, only observation. In some other world there is an article that explores why Ryan feels this way? Why he thinks this way....
     
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  23. hipstermike

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    Ryan Morgan's of the world grow up to kill the Trayvons
     
  24. RustyShackleford

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    I have only read pieces of the article and I can't stop shaking my head and chuckling at the lack of insightfulness from the article; and the entitlement, fragility, and lack of self-awareness the kid displays.

    As far as pointless profiles of fragile white people go, I never thought the NYT telling me white supremacists also do regular things like buying groceries and watching Seinfeld could ever be topped. But this joint has a chance.
     
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    1. I cant remember if I've ever read Esquire but this series they're trying to do sounds interesting. Once its complete I'll go back and read all of them although based on the quotes I would hope they go further in depth with the young men/women
    2. I know this is for a March issue but they were better off starting with a African-American youth seeing as its right after black history month. Could of avoided alot of the commentary coming their way but for all I know that was their intention