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Subj: Re: Institutional racism
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 at 02:38:12 pm EST (Viewed 188 times)
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 at 09:29:33 am EST (Viewed 288 times)

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It’s a topic that’s been debated to death, argued and fussed over, but that’s really not what I’m trying to do here. Just trying to provide a lens thru which I hope some can see what blacks mean when we talk about institutional racism—that almost subconscious, biased instinct to see two people fighting, note that one is black and go “This is who I need to tackle, pin to the ground and handcuff!”

The white kid (later confirmed to be Latino) was never restrained, even after literally putting his hands up expecting to be cuffed..

It is an example anyway but it is a problem. I think the debate is always to what extent in a given situation and I think it is hard to figure out.

Racism is a big problem still but the degree is variable. Even with Jim Crow and the like those supporting it did not think they were doing wrong, just supporting their way of life and such. Did not make it right then either and very wrong in hindsight although some may not see it that way.

It is hard to combat the sort of profiling indicated here without some sort of change in people as a whole and that is never going to happen to the whole but hopefully it happens for more and more people in the world.

I am honestly more aghast at those pushing "white replacement" and other things and how it is becoming more mainstream and the mental gymnastics to defend it or that kids can opt out of things that make them feel uncomfortable because they are white.


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