Ferguson Missouri broke into riots when Michael Brown was shot to death. Blacks across America carried signs with the names of Black children who had been killed by police. The Michael Brown shooting was not based on racism. The Officer who shot Brown said he would have done the same to a white person in self defense.
Maybe there could have been tinges of racism in this shooting. Since the Reagan era there has been a complete down turn away for progressiveness. The Social contract was completely eliminated.
In 1964, The Paterson NJ riots took place, riots where happening across America. The battle for Civil Liberties and Civil Rights meant America was calling for a New America, or the real America.
The Left or liberalism was just as at fault with the failed initiatives as the Right. With badly conceived social programs and social program s that did not work, did not help.
In the late Seventies when I was a teenager, many white kids I knew where victims of police brutality. White kids, especially from Paterson had a stigma.
Down trodden working class peasants who were inferior to their Bergen County neighbors.
One person I knew was handcuffed to a fence and beaten in the knees. One person was taken out of a festival and severely beaten to the point of hospitalization.
At the Ferguson protests one person said, black kids get killed by police more than white kids. I can feel the pain. Blacks are victims of racism as of yet. It never ended though. But that was a sad uninformed view.
However, even the incomplete figures gathered by the government tell us that still ignore a huge piece of the picture. Yes, more whites than blacks die as a result of an encounter with police, but whites also represent a much bigger chunk of the total population.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps data on fatal injuries from 1999 to 2011 and one category is homicides by legal intervention. The term “legal intervention” covers any situation when a person dies at the hands of anyone authorized to use deadly force in the line of duty.
Over the span of more than a decade, 2,151 whites died by being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks.
But criminologist Lorie Fridell at the University of South Florida told PunditFact that the research on this point is mixed. Some studies that factor in the level of resistance show that race doesn’t matter, and some show that it does (at times.)
Racism has grown in America, but tat is the next entry. Left news pundit say Black are 27 times more likely to get shot than whites. This is not true.
This the exact harm that comes to the left, reading statements by various Left political groups everyone is jumping on the race band wagon and neglecting the facts. The view points are shallow to say the least. This for years is what damaged the Left. The conformity of Leftists playing a race card.
2151 whites + 1130 blacks makes 3281 human beings shot by the police. Only an Equality party as the American Labor Party sees this.
WE admit racism and quick drawing guns: However, the statement ignores that there are more than five times more whites than blacks in America. When comparing death rates, blacks are about three times more likely than whites to die in a confrontation with police.
Former basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar said:Of course, to many in America, being a person of color is synonymous with being poor, and being poor is synonymous with being a criminal. Ironically, this misperception is true even among the poor. And that’s how the status quo wants it,” Mr. Abdul-Jabbar argues. “[I]t’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control so they never stop to wonder how they got so screwed over for so long.”
The Left needs to be responsible for Solidarity, not divisiveness. The New Left mentality of the 60’sefeats what the Left could have been. With the police militarizing and towns dyeing, The NSA, Secret Governments, prison industrial complex the war against the social continues. People are human beings with human needs and perpetuating poverty and economic terrorism must be fought by all, blacks, whites, hispanics, ALL AMERICANS.