there aren't different races because race isn't actually a real thing so idk about this. i mean i get the appeal of the whole "well people are just shitty so they're always going to be shitty so what can you do" style of avoiding discussion but idk what it adds to the conversation when its participants would actually like to talk about it like it's a somewhat fixable thing
hey smoots while you're robbing that convenience store can you pick up some water for his kid? it's been pretty hot this summer and someone has to look after him. you know what they say: it takes a village to keep a child from roasting alive in the backseat of a car
this is a good perspective but make no mistake, had the shooter been a muslim or an undocumented immigrant or (fill in any other bogeyman for right wingers here), and all else was equal, this thread would have taken a very different tone. but since it's yet another racist right winger, the discussion must revolve around gun control and mental illness. you ask the correct questions despite the fact that you're opposed to the shooters ideology and this is of course good. it's a shame though that certain other murderers and attempted murderers aren't allowed the possibility of mental illness. when a black kid from chicago shoots another black kid (or worse, a white kid) no further details are necessary in order for many here and elsewhere to criticize the black community for a violent culture and shitty parenting. super agency is granted to the very bad others while all agency is removed from violent tea partiers and officer badapple
while this is demonstrably false, that's not the subject at this point. you claim that it's not a matter of oppression, or inferiority, OR random chance, yet can't seem to offer up any explanation that doesn't draw on at least one of those things that you previously claimed were not responsible for the wide disparity in outcomes between white ppl and black ppl. "ugh liberals and democrats allow for fewer opportunities for black kids to succeed in the classroom" (oppression), "it's just their culture" (inferiority), and idk i guess you think everything else really is just random chance
you're making pretty bold claims without even beginning to substantiate them. if you want a productive conversation, please stop posting decades old republican talking points in place of logically consistent, well researched arguments
so it's definitely absolutely 100% not racism unless of course it's the real racists, the demonrats, doing the oppression? also could you elaborate on vouchers being "one of the only reasonable solutions"? why are black gangs so much worse? why are black men more vulnerable to predatory recruitment? is it genetic? is it a product of the environment? are black ppl culturally inferior to white ppl?
DANVILLE, VA—Recalling the provocation that came midway through a routine traffic stop, Danville police officer Dylan Hayden told reporters Thursday that driver Donald Watkins’ decision to frustratedly point his finger at him was just the green light he needed. “Legally, I’m not allowed to touch the motorist after pulling him over, but when he extended his index finger directly toward me, I knew that gave me the go-ahead right there to take whatever action I deemed necessary,” said Hayden, adding that as soon as he noticed the conceivably threatening hand gesture, he had full authority to skip right ahead to exerting force. “Frankly, I probably would’ve had the okay to rock and roll after he cursed under his breath, but I wanted to be absolutely certain that I was in the clear. Once he pointed his finger at my chest from inside his vehicle, I knew I’d be covered no matter what happened next. He really left the door wide open for me with that one.” Hayden expressed confidence that there was probably someone wanted for robbery who looks similar enough to Watkins to legally justify pulling him over in the first place.
you don't find it oppressive when black kids are offered a lower standard of education than white kids? or are they both offered the same shitty education but the white kids are just better at bootstrapping their way to success? gang culture is the reason why, when controlling for education, experience, industry, and criminal background, study after study shows that black ppl are less likely to be hired, less likely to advance, and are likely to be paid less than their white peers? more likely to be contacted by police, arrested, convicted, and sentenced more harshly (when of course controlling for type of crime and criminal history)? also, could you define gang culture? what is it and why does it seem to only/mostly be a problem for black ppl? are you suggesting that it's not black ppl that are inferior but instead black culture?
as a small government, gadsden flag flying conservative, i think that the best thing she could have done was to lick this cop's boots. submit, don't get hit.* comply, don't die.* obey, live another day.*
*your mileage may vary, depending upon your skin tone and class