Yeah it makes you think why criminals (people in government) would want to defund police. Must be so they can be more criminal 🙄
I have seen a lot of white American womenYo, I am against racism and don't know we need to end this racism then I saw one poster of blm protest and it was written your daughter every inch of black men. Is that the reason they support blm or something else and one more thing i have always seen black women against white women always, wondering what may be the reason, now here too i could see more females disliking this comment and since I don't know who is the one disliking, I can't derive a perspective out of it.
@SHREYASH007 I am also completely against racism. I am an Asian woman. I don’t stand for White supremacy but I think BLM was motivated by anger and emotions that were present at that time but like in any situation, emotions are fleeting. Now that the anger has died down you can see the full picture more clearly. When you’re drowning in anger and pain you’re biased. I think every human life is sacred. No race is superior.
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I agree. The younger generations tend to view much of life as being black or white. Very few will do the hard work of delving into the grey areas where the truth is a bit more apparent. AND THE MSM ISN’T HELPING! On top of that, life has a way of maturing the mind. When these youngsters get full time jobs, get married, have children, pay taxes, buy homes, they’ll become advocates for what directly affects them. Right now they’re wandering around trying to figure out who they are and sampling as lot of crap along the way, but it’s a good learning process in the long run. It’s also why I think the voting age should be raised to at least 21! 🤣💚
Those who live in high-crime areas know they have much more to fear from criminals than they do from the police. It’s more likely to be activists in wealthier neighborhoods pushing the anti-police line.
@Avicenna wish I could see who downvoted me. My message in this opinion was decidedly mixed and I’m not clear which part they disliked.
@AvicennaYes, I can agree with this. During some of the Black Lives Matter riots, there were some white people spray painting on businesses “black lives matter,” and many on-looking blacks were talking down to them saying to stop that or else it’ll look bad for them, the blacks in the neighborhood. We know that those rioting within cities often can come from OUTSIDE the place they’re rioting at. How much do you want to bet these white people are not from the neighborhood and/or not poverty stricken? You have a good likelihood of winning that bet.
@GwenhwyfarI downvoted you.
Thanks. I assume you downvoted the last sentence and not the first one.
Downvoted the theme or main idea of message to be honest.
There was no theme. The first and last sentences were directly in conflict with each other because I’m conflicted about this issue.
Oh actually there is only one thing that I didn’t like and was the reason for the downvote. “I’m a white woman from an upper class environment.” I’ll explain why in a minute, currently out to eat.
More like upper middle class really. And my point was that I’m not really qualified to pass judgment on Black Lives Matter and whether their struggle is legit or not. But thank you for being honest and discussing this openly.
Well, see, now I can agree on everything you said. I think my issue was you saying “white,” then I’m like 🤦 “How am I going to talk to someone using stats and other facts if they believe this is all about race?” I’ve tried and it never usually ends well, because someone believing race is a big factor usually holds this believe so strongly despite facts present proving otherwise. It’s a type of denial/cognitive dissonance that this topic usually possesses. Because it FEELS true when you look at the history of slavery, policing, segregation, and other things within this country but abroad as well against minorities. It’s a perpetual thing you know.Meaning, when does it stop? 2021? Black guy gets shot= racism2247? Black guy gets shot= racism We already have a lot of evidence that racism isn’t the case so what will convince these people? You should know better than I that anecdotal evidence is not really “evidence”
So, I was a little irritated because when you say this and I’ve seen/heard this argument hundreds of times you have to just be“Is there hope?” You’re white, but you won’t be labeled racist just because you challenge other races’ arguments.Is it fear? Don’t worry you’ll be okay, be braver.
Anecdotal evidence most definitely is evidence. It’s used in trials all the time. But I agree with some of your other points. I only specified that I was white to emphasize that my experience is so different from the people represented by BLM that I don’t feel qualified to judge their legitimacy.I have to get back to work now. But I respect your opinion and I really appreciate you talking this out with me.
Can I ask you another question?
Okay, later on then.
Feel free to ask. I’ll answer when I get back.
@GwenhwyfarSo, I was going to say. Since you mentioned being a white upper middle class woman not understanding what blacks go through, I’m almost certain that you wouldn’t be as argumentative if a black person talked about white people as if they understood what it’s like to be one. I hope I wrote that out in a way where you understand what I’m saying. In other words, white people are so quick to not judge what black people say about their personal experience because the white persons are “not black.” Yet, whenever a black person talks about the white persons experience and what it is to be white, white people don’t say “hey, you’re not white, you don’t know what it’s like.”
@EmbraceThePain I see your point. But I’ve never heard a black person say they understood what it was like to be white.
Well, I’m glad because I felt like my wording was off for some reasonWell, it’s not about whether you’ve heard it or not. I think the whole point is, the water flows in one direction when it comes to this topic. My question to this point is: Why does it? Is it wrong? Does it serve to keep everyone divided further? The answer to the latter is most certainly “yes.” So, then, I ask you and others like you. Why do you continue to act or do this?
I’ve been focusing on that from the very start. I think groups like BLM INCREASES the divide amongst races/people.
Yeah it definitely has, before that I think most people were getting along with everyone
What is diversity training, and who gets trained on it?
Police officers should be getting trained within diversity meaning checking your bias. Being competent in conflict management and able to interact with different cultures and show empathy is part of our jobs. List goes on but it’s something that really needs to be renewed, watched, and reviewed multiple times a year. Anyone that fails to adhere needs to be reprimanded.
It ever was happening. That's a myth propogated by the anarchist fringe and the self-serving left.