From NPR News: Two Days, Two Deaths: The Police Shootings Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile http://n.pr/29wXoGO
From NPR News: Politicians React To Two Deaths Of Black Men By Police http://n.pr/29r38Qq
From NPR News: Snipers Kill Five Officers, Wound Several Others At Dallas Protest http://n.pr/29rRXqi
Still trying to process all of this.
Had wandered back to the HCRealms.com U.S. Politics forum, read others people’s views. Get better perspective.
Copying this post over to this blog, archiving so I can ponder it —
[QUOTE=kontrol;8684111]I’m sorry, but when [URL=”https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/141027_iachr_racial_disparities_aclu_submission_0.pdf”%5Dblack men have been overcriminalized[/URL] to the extent that we have been. It doesn’t need to be overt racism. Subconscious racism is more than enough. When[URL=”http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/03/black-boys-older.aspx”%5D black male children are viewed as less innocent than their white counterparts[/URL], it doesn’t need to be overt. The subliminal cues lead to these tragedies. And it’s ####ing tiresome. There’s no excuse. None. Mistakes are made based on faulty assumptions and lives are being lost.
And that doesn’t even get into how most media outlets[URL=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFG4Qi3orAE&feature=youtu.be&t=3m46s”%5D cast or portray African-Americans[/URL]. I mean hell, when I was starting to learn acting in Chicago, a teacher told me, that the first impression she got from me was drug running kid on the corner. At this point, I had a master’s degree in Computer Science. I had more in common with Sheldon from BBT than Michael B. Jordan in the Wire. The other black male in the class, was told the first impression was drug kingpin, he graduated from Brown University. It was her job to tell us this, and we look at each other like “####ing white people”. Granted the other teachers were better. This is all subconscious decision making that’s bubbling up into fatal encounters. This “mistake” gets made entirely too often.
I’m not coming at you [Immortal Raven, another poster], but the thought process doesn’t delve nearly deep enough.[/QUOTE]