On what do you base your statement “all lives matter except black lives”? That sounds like a catchy slogan, but where do you get that assumption?
@Joe__Exotic Because of the reality of our society.It's rather obvious if you've ventured across the USA as much as I have.It's also a bit obvious from our history.This is how I was trying to explain it to a young lady in another question...========For instance, in 1992-1993, I was working at a company filled with scientists and engineers.I ate lunch with two of them who were black, one who I believe was Jewish, and another who was a Japanese American from Hawaii. I'd look around the lunch room and notice white people, some East Asians, and a few Hispanics (we were in Southern California...). But, I didn't notice any other blacks in the lunch room besides the two I ate with regularly... but I was also friends with the cleaning staff - they were all black.That's when I woke about and really noticed the reality of the income inequality I always abstractly suspected.=======She said things were a lot different in 1992.I then replied...=======No.Not much at all has changed.1992: Racial Riots2020: Racial RiotsWhat has changed 1992 is:1. Everybody has cameras AND2. Who is rioting now is more multicultural.(more)
I then pointed her to an NPR article from 2017 about the 25th anniversary of the Rodney King riots in LA.www.npr.org/.../when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riotsWhen LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King RiotsApril 26, 2017 1:21 PM ET[In 1992], four Los Angeles policemen — three of them white — were acquitted of the savage beating of Rodney King, an African-American man. Caught on camera by a bystander, graphic video of the attack was broadcast into homes across the nation and worldwide.Fury over the acquittal — stoked by years of racial and economic inequality in the city — spilled over into the streets, resulting in five days of rioting in Los Angeles. It ignited a national conversation about racial and economic disparity and police use of force that continues today."When the verdict came out, it was a stunner for people coast to coast. My jaw dropped," says Jody David Armour, a criminal justice and law professor at the University of Southern California."There was ocular proof of what happened. It seemed compelling," he says of the videotape. "And yet, we saw a verdict that told us we couldn't trust our lying eyes. That what we thought was open and shut was really 'a reasonable expression of police control' toward a black motorist."(more)
I then pointed her to a recent article about the recent riots...www.nytimes.com/.../...-george-floyd-protests.htmlWhat’s Different About the Protests in Los Angeles This TimeWednesday: Although the parallels with the Rodney King riots are clear, a lot has changed.June 3, 2020...As my colleague Tim Arango reported, the parallels have been easy to see between the protests that have roiled the nation’s second biggest city again this week and the riots that erupted in 1992 after four police officers were acquitted of assault in the beating of Rodney King.But there are key differences.Some have been driven by conscious actions by organizers who remember 1992....Many of the protesters that have poured into L. A.’s streets this week have come from different backgrounds, Dr. Guerra said, which stands in significant contrast with 1992.============So, we have lots of targeted racial injustice against that just has not changed all that much.With respect to the police, even the FBI was concerned about White Nationalists penetrating law enforcement ranks.www.pbs.org/.../fbi-white-supremacists-in-law-enforcementFBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement [in 2006]. Has anything changed?...In the 2006 bulletin, the FBI detailed the threat of white nationalists and skinheads infiltrating police in order to disrupt investigations against fellow members and recruit other supremacists. The bulletin was released during a period of scandal for many law enforcement agencies throughout the country, including a neo-Nazi gang formed by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who harassed black and Latino communities. Similar investigations revealed officers and entire agencies with hate group ties in Illinois, Ohio and Texas....Here's the referenced FBI bulletin (with redactions):White Supremacist Penetration of Law Enforcements3.documentcloud.org/.../...acist-infiltration.pdf
Neither of your examples are examples of systematic racism. They’re anecdotal evidence. I can show you plenty of white people who have been beaten and killed by police. If you break down the numbers based on the proportion of each race’s interactions with police, whites are killed 4/100,000 and blacks 3/100,000. A Harvard study found that cops are less likely to shoot minorities as opposed to whites.In addition, the “Black Lives Matter” crew don’t give two shits about David Dorn. Black lives must only matter when you can gain political advantage over it.Lastly, there is ZERO evidence that Derek Chauvin is racist, or that he was overly aggressive with Floyd because of Floyd’s race.The only thing this works for your premise is that if every single negative thing that happens to a black person is because of racism. And if that’s how you view the world, racism will never end. As Morgan Freeman says, the best way to end racism is to stop talking about it.
@Joe__Exotic I respectfully disagree.When the FBI is doing research into it, that ought to tell you something.When cops are being fired for joining the KKK, that ought to tell you something.Go to NYC or LA or Chicago or Philadelphia.Get out there and see it. Consult your "Green Book" before safely traveling though.en.wikipedia.org/.../The_Negro_Motorist_Green_BookAt least everyone's cameras are capturing the police abuse now...Myth for whites has become reality now just like it always has been for blacks.
Are blacks racist when they kill whites?
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