Do you believe that the police are singling out &targeting Blacks innocently or are they acting
for legitimate reasons because those Blacks committed crimes? There is much contention regarding the issue of police brutality in Black communities. Some are outraged, citing a system of Caucasian supremacy that is oppressing Blacks, even targeting them for annihilation while others strong assert that if those Blacks weren't committing crime or other illegal acts, they wouldn't be targeted by the police.
The simplest answer is that if an individual hates or fears police officers, they will tend to invite unfriendly cops into their experience regardless of their outward appearance. There are, of course, exceptions to the norm such as racist cops and minorities who have been mistreated in the past giving a reason to fear them beyond cultural and/ or musical influence.
The same answer would apply to police officers who hate or fear those of a different or particular race. They will tend to converge with aggressive people at inopportune moments.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
Do you believe that Blacks are disproportionately targeted by the police &/orimprisoned in American society? Why? Why not?
by Elena 5 years ago
Do you feel insecure when your partner innocently looks at an attractive lady or guy?Anyone attractive is bound to attract attention. It’s natural to look for a few seconds and look away.
by Patricia Scott 10 months ago
Do you think that "Black Lives Matter" is designed to bring us closer or to further divide us?I am hopeful that we can find a way to live together on this planet respecting each other and valuing each other.
by The Medicine Man 22 months ago
White cops shoot blacks because blacks are violent? Or White Cops are racists? What's your view?Among those we do know were shot by police, black teens were 21 times more likely to be shot dead than their white counterparts.“The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the...
by The Medicine Man 18 months ago
Black men are seven times more likely to be killed by police than white men. Believe or disbelieve?Black men accounted for 40 percent of the 60 unarmed deaths, by police, this year, even though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population.(Washington Post database of fatal police shootings)
by Mike Russo 3 years ago
I know this is going to be controversial, but I'm deeply concerned about racism in this country. There seems to be many more shootings of unarmed black men by white police in the last few months. This latest shooting in Ferguson Missouri has me wondering, are these pent-up tensions...
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