Shadow101 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:36 pm
No I am not you are ignoring my statement. I said they were responsible for 52% of crimes then you said yeah those were marijuana related I am saying no they are not.
At no point did I say they were the same. I said I was using marijuana as a reference to show one way in which African Americans were unfairly targeted by the police and criminal justice system.
What I can only assume is that you missed that I was using marijuana as an example of how the system in general is working against African Americans, but let this set the record straight.
I am not saying that they are the same, only that in matters of drug enforcement the bias against African Americans is easy to see.
So going out and getting a job isn't an option.
In some inner city areas, getting a job is hard. Cities in general tend to have higher unemployment than the national average because so many people live there.
As well as places of business actually get takes breaks for hiring people or color (White privilege right)
Affirmative Acion was put into place because it was all but impossible for black Americans to get a job or get into a university in the years following the end of segregation. Which isn't a good hill to plant your flag on given that the system literally exists to combat prejudice. I would say that AA needs to be adjusted to use economic disparities rather than racial lines to decide who needs aid, however, as wealth and educational disparities tend to be what hold people back within our current system.
Because you can't paint a picture saying white privilege is a thing and then say oh btw it is because of police brutality then in the same instance ignore the face that the person of the same skin tone is the same one pulling the trigger.
A police officer is an agent of the state, they exist to uphold the will and laws of the state. We can see that police, as an institution, tend to target black men unfairly. The skin color of the officer doesn't matter because they laws they exist to carry out are the same white or black.
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