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Cast Your Vote:

    • If she were white, people would have stopped and helped -- Votes: 5
    • I don't think race had anything to do with it -- Votes: 41
    • I'm split; race could have been a factor with some, not all -- Votes: 15
Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15781 posts
12th Oct '12

I think it wasnt race. If it was, that is pretty shitty.



I am surprised nobody went into the school though to tell them that she was out there in need of help.



When I went to community college, there would be multiple people trying to use my phone outside of class. Mostly because their rides were late or something like that. Sometimes I would lie and say I had no minutes because I didnt have time to stand beside them while they called everyone and their mothers to try to find a ride. :/ But, if they were obviously in need, I would give them it, no matter what race they are.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Bragg, NC, United States 16176 posts
12th Oct '12

i dont think race has anything to do with it. i wouldnt give anyone my cell phone.
had she said "someone please call 911" or "i am in labor, someone help" it would have probably been different.
but idk, i am always paranoid about people scamming others etc.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
12th Oct '12

It could have been a factor, but I don't let people strangers use my cell.



If it's an emergency I will call 911 for them.

HisIsolde 2 kids; Louisiana 263 posts
12th Oct '12

What jerks! I do not care what race a person is if they need help then it is a simple as that! Geez, I hate racist bastards.
Saying that, I do not know what those people were thinking. They could have been too absorbed in their own life or they could be close minded pricks. Whatever the reason, it was wrong. I hope the woman got help in time.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
12th Oct '12

I would say no. I don't have a cell phone. But I would go to the closest place and ask for someone to call 911. I don't think it was about race, though.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
12th Oct '12
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SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Oct '12

If someone was sitting on a bench crying and moaning, I'd probably ignore them too and assume they were crazy. Wouldn't matter what race they are.



If she was screaming "Help, I'm in labor!" I think people would have been more responsive.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
12th Oct '12

Honestly when I was in labor the last thing I wanted to do was lay there and cause a scene... so unless she was having complications, this strikes me as odd anyway. *shrug*



Furthermore... I'm assuming she's a pregnant college student, or maybe staff... what did she think she would do when she went into labor? Maybe a tracfone or something should have been an option if she didn't have a cellphone.



Maybe it's just me... I don't like to depend on others.

Derpy Hooves Due November 8; 1 child; Virginia 21410 posts
status 12th Oct '12

People tend to follow the herd and it only takes one person to stop, but then more probably would have. Look up the Bystander Effect.



I'm not saying race had nothing to do with it, but I feel like even if she was white, a lot of people would pass her by. Everyone feels like someone else is going to help the more people there are in an area.

★Momma Dee★ 1 child; New York 5788 posts
12th Oct '12

Yes im sorry to say but yes sometimes white people do that. I've asked them for the time in the street and they just keep walking and ignore you.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting ★Momma Dee★:" Yes im sorry to say but yes sometimes white people do that. I've asked them for the time in the street and they just keep walking and ignore you."


wtf?



People are a*****es...

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting ★Momma Dee★:" Yes im sorry to say but yes sometimes white people do that. I've asked them for the time in the street and they just keep walking and ignore you."


I don't think that's limited to just white people.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting ★Momma Dee★:" Yes im sorry to say but yes sometimes white people do that. I've asked them for the time in the street and they just keep walking and ignore you."


I have had black people be rude to me also! I didnt take it as a race thing, i took it as they were a*****es :)

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 44154 posts
12th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Momma Dee★:</b>" Yes im sorry to say but yes sometimes white people do that. I've asked them for the time in the street and they just keep walking and ignore you."</blockquote>



black people do it too so do Mexicans so do people of every other race please don't try and act like white people are the only racist self absorbed people out there

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
12th Oct '12
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