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Black Not a Race Card
do you think that cops are targeting black people when it comes to using deadly force?
With the spotlight being placed on cops around the country in regards to excessive force and police killing of unarmed black people racial issues is becoming a more talked about subject. The conversation has been put off for too long and we are at a crossroads whereas we must talk about these issues and come up with some solutions to the problems that we face in this country. Whenever an unarmed black person is killed by a cop their past is brought into question to try to downgrade that person's value, however, there have been instances where a white person can kill several people, mass murders even, and get taken into custody without even being based. If you look at it from a black person's perspective you will say it's like that because of the color of your skin. Another case in point, recently there have been a few white men who have raped college women, been found guilty, and still never serve a day in jail and in some cases that rape charge will come off of their record over time and they will not be listed as a sex offender. When you look at the justice system and the sentences that are given to white people and black people who commit the same crime are completely different. Black people are not playing the race card, what black people are saying is that all people should be treated the same way whether it's by the cops, the justice system, employment etc.
Little Bit of Information
Black men make up 6% of the nation's population, however, of all of the unarmed people shot and killed by cops, 40% of them were black men.