In NYC, the powers that be plan their prison beds according to how many African American births there are in certain zip codes. What does this say to you about institutional racism? If you are white, how often do you think about white privilege?




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  1. Fletch 1 year ago

    do you have a link that backs this up? I’d be interested in reading more

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  2. spitfire3dc 1 year ago

    Watch the movie 13. It was recommended by Truth Distillery a while back.

    John Wilkes Booth succeeded in his mission by not allowing Lincoln to lead the country towards the human rights that were clearly his objective. The Civil War ended, but it was not necessarily won by the North. General Lee accepted the defeat and was prepared to move forward under the new direction, but he was just a general that lost his ability to influence the radical factions that refused to let go of their beliefs.

    You, as a Southerner (if you think of yourself that way) can probably see that more clearly through direct experience than those of us who live in environments where multiculturalism is endorsed, if not fully practiced.

    Racial profiling is such a complex problem because while law and order may profile certain ethnic groups, those ethnic groups also discriminate people who wear blue uniforms. It’s a downward cycle with each group waiting for the other to blink.

    Its always a numbers game. if the majority, within a minority illustrates a certain behavioural patters; every one get coloured by the same brush, as ‘efficiencies” are attempted to deal with problems. Violence is a problem that is exraordinarily difficult to respond to with love and unfortunately it is the only solution.

    Love however is not on the top of the list where capitalism reigns supreme and that, for all intents and purposes, is what lies at the foundation of The American Dream.

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    • Fletch 1 year ago

      @Spitfire3dC I’m not so sure her statement is correct, unless I see some credible sources

      making this statement without backup can be irresponsible

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  3. Gina 1 year ago

    I know what institutional racism is, and it’s alive in America; and I know what white privilege is. I was born with it. I have been pulled over numerous times by cops, and I have been let off with warnings. I know this wouldn’t happen to me if I was a black woman. I brought this topic of White Privilege up on Soulpancake, and I was blasted with more hate than I ever have received on the interenet.

    I don’t have it in me right now to converse about this topic any further.

    I recommend watching the documentary, Copwatch. Here is the trailer. I also recommend the documentary @spitfire3dc mentions: 13. I posted the song form 13 that Common recorded and just won an Emmy for, Letter to the Free.

    I don’t want to hear the bullshit that I don’t support the police. Yes, there are good cops; but the good cop’s silence equates to complicity…so they are bad too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO7tVuPHOxA

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    • Fletch 1 year ago

      @Gina

      People tend to think its a black and white issue (no pun intended) as either cops are all racists or none are. Just like us. No one ‘group’ is all one thing or another. My dad was LAPD for 24 years – narco, terrorism, etc – and he is a little racist, and that comes from what he saw, heard, dealt with, etc, I strongly believe.

      Without the proper proof about the original post, it’s just an opinion. And we all know about opinions……

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      Scarlett 1 year ago

      @Gina the pay gap between white and black workers has only slightly decreased since 1963, and yet there are those (as seen below) who don’t seem to recognize any issue, or that racism is institutional or that racism even exists at all.

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  4. griz 1 year ago

    At least part of the observation has to be that there is the kind of racial profiling that others apply to a race . . . and the kind of racial profiling that race applies to itself by not effectively addressing any “mistaken assumption about them” that might not be so much of a mistaken assumption! There might be valid REASONS why blacks seem to have greater problems resisting crime in the US . . . but they are not valid EXCUSES to continue in it — or to so indiscriminately slap the total-victim-card on it.

    I’ll admit that for a long time I was mostly ignorant of the racial politics at work in the US; until a friend who was a former police officer turned lawyer sat me down for several hours and explained the unique US history to me in a way I’d not heard before. We have not had similar historic process in Canada, so are mostly unaware and unable to relate to the problems of blacks in the US.

    But I do know that many many most social special interest groups try to draw most of their “steam” off a stance of total victimhood. As in, this was TOTALLY done to them by others. Others are TOTALLY to blame, so it is TOTALLY up to others to change while they sit by protesting.

    There is zero room left for ownership of “bad choices made”. I just saw in the news yet another story about yet another black man who was shot by white officers after a high-speed chase and the white officer was acquitted. And people are saying it’s a “white/black” thing.

    But it just MIGHT have had something to do with an active perpetrator fleeing police police and endangering everyone around him and refusing to submit to police once he was eventually caught.

    BLM protesters just LOVE to play-act putting up their hands and saying “Don’t shoot”. But how many of their “special martyrs” would still be alive . . . if they had done exactly this???????

    As hard-done-by you are by your past, by your present, by what happened to your great-grand-parents, you have EVERY choice in NOT committing a crime. And having made a bad choice in committing one, you have EVERY choice in NOT fleeing police. And if you DO make this second bad choice, you still have significant choice in complying with the arresting officer. And then . . . IF you’ve made your THIRD BAD CHOICE IN RAPID SUCCESSION, are we still to consider you a “helpless victim” if the officer pops a cap in you for resisting arrest?

    Just how stupid are black people to make so many stupid mistakes and then feint shock in such a stupid way when natural consequence happens!
    A racial profile I admit; but one that is apparently lustily endorsed over and over and over again by BLM?? They must WANT the racial profile of blacks being stupid!

    But I KNOW this is not so. I have MANY black friends and acquaintances who are very intelligent, very clear-headed, some well-off and others not so much and some of these who have admitted to being tempted into criminal acts . . . who have not followed through on them.
    Or who have very civil interactions with white officials.

    So it IS POSSIBLE.

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  5. immortal_pirate 1 year ago

    Agenda 21…

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