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Subj: Re: I'm not sure this is the best example of institutional racism.
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 at 06:51:08 pm EST (Viewed 237 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I'm not sure this is the best example of institutional racism.
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 at 06:07:38 pm EST (Viewed 214 times)


      At least, it seems, we agree that there is racial bias at play here.

    We’re not agreeing on that for this particular case. I told you already that it’s a male vs. female way of handling things. Males pounce, females don’t.

And again, this doesn’t hold water. The male cop made contact with the teens at exactly the same time as the female cop. Why is he cuffing the teen on his back receiving blows, and not the teen on top delivering those blows? You even see the “males pounce” male cop pull the Latino kid aside so he could get to the black kid.


      Obviously personal biases can’t be outlawed or mandated-against at a civilian level. But when you’re employed in the public arena, particularly as a public servant, you need to be mindful of those biases and make sure they don’t come into play when performing your job. Otherwise you end up treating people not as individuals but as statistics, and you might unduly tackle and restrain a black teen who had nothing to do with contributing to those statistics.

    I disagree that they shouldn’t come into play. For example, during 911 - they were randomly frisking people, including pregnant white mothers boarding planes. I don’t agree that we need to be stupid about who are the best candidates to frisk. You see, I deal in facts and reason. Democrats deal in emotion and so are willing to chance that more likely candidates for terrorism are boarded but unchecked.

We made a bunch of dumb decisions in response to the tragedy of 9/11 that are still plaguing us to this day. This is hardly apropos for arguing in support of bias in policing. By this token Jan 6 (along with most attempts/acts of terrorism here in the US) should’ve put white conservatives on every law enforcement’s radar permanently.

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