Are teenagers unfairly profiled by adults?
Where one neighborhood intersects with another, a teenager’s hoodie has become the symbol for the most controversial case in recent memory, a death inside a gated community that, depending on your side of things, was either done in cold blood or an act of self-defense.
Aside from potential racial motivations involved in the shooting was Trayvon Martin targeted because of his attire? Do adults quickly judge and profile teenagers because of the way they act or dress?
MysteryInside on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 8:05 am
Definitely. An adult saying all teens are lazy and spoiled is no different than me, a teen, saying all the elderly are grumpy people who like being rude. It’s unfair to judge people simply based on stereotypes.
MizzNani on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm
I agree with TheDisintegrators.
SolemnDude on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Generally, adults seem to think of teens as mischievous and lazy. I believe that most generalizations are based on a truth, but they could at least acknowledge that there are exceptions. People who mistake generalizations for authentic truth irritate me.
xXkaebbyXx on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Profiled? Yes. Unfairly? Nope, lol.
Ryer_OnFire on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm
countryrebel01, you would say that because you’re white.
countryrebel01 on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10:57 am
shut the **** up about this goddamn trayvon! you know if it was a black man that killed a white boy nobody would be making this big a deal of it. but just cause a white man shot a black boy everybody is calling him racist! ya know that trayvon kid wasnt no angel! maybe that man was protectin himself so just shut the **** up about it!!!!!
PartyRockRobot on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10:41 am
This isn’t about him killing Trayvon, it’s about the media destroying Trayvon’s reputation about the drugs
Teal__16 on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10:04 am
No we arent unfairly profiled. You know why parents know what we are going to do, because they use to be our age and do the things and think the things we did back then. Thats why theyre hard on us, to hopefully have us avoid doing somethng dumb, like their parents before them. And I agree, Teenspot is just desperate for spotlight topics. so they just aske the sae question, in a different way.
alexiswashere on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 9:46 am
OMFG, everytime this **** dies down, TeenSpot has too make another ******* post.
mkat94 on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 8:26 am
Can’t we just discuss a more positive topic? I mean every time I log on this is what I see be it night or day. Why can’t we discuss more about teen’s interests or what we think about. I mean something less dreary and sad. Let’s face it teenspot you just don’t know how to pick up good topics.