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Race Protests in the US   America - all of it

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katiek2

From: katiek2

Jun-6

The black population is roughly 13% of the nation's population.  Do you really believe the nation as a whole is OK with the rioting and looting that these large crowds degenerated into?  Do you really believe that, as one looter said "this isn't looting, we're owed this" as she carted armloads of stuff from the store that was being destroyed by her peaceful brethren?  Do you really believe that 87% of the nation is going to approve and validate  "peaceful" protests every time a minority is misused by the police.  Where are the protests when a white person suffers the same fate, or do you believe that never happens?  Finally, do you really believe the answer to racial injustice is to get rid of the police entirely?  Do you really believe that a black person committing a crime should not be arrested or held to account for that crime, simply because he is black?  Yes, black lives matter.  So do all other lives.  For the majority of Americans, no, not just Americans, I would bet the majority of populations worldwide, what we are witnessing right now only reinforces prejudice, it does not help get rid of it.

BTW, once the police are defunded, who do you intend to call when trouble finds you?

I would really like to hear some well thought out answers to these questions, not just political commentary.  

bml00

From: bml00

Jun-6

IF people took time to look back to the so called glorious days of Obama the very same calls the very same events were taking place 

Half the people could not abide Obama now half can’t abide Trump , each group sought photo ops cartoons racist views to portray the leader as this that or the other 

These unfolding riots go way beyond the killing of Floyd , until law and order is restored all we are getting are political useless sound bites 

BM

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katiek2 said:

Do you really believe the nation as a whole is OK with the rioting and looting that these large crowds degenerated into?

No.  Do you believe everyone who is protesting is looting?

katiek2 said:

Where are the protests when a white person suffers the same fate, or do you believe that never happens?

That happened yesterday.

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katiek2 said:

Finally, do you really believe the answer to racial injustice is to get rid of the police entirely?

Of course not. I believe they need better training.

I believe black neighbourhoods are disadvantaged, and the helping them up is better than beating them down.

katiek2 said:

I would bet the majority of populations worldwide, what we are witnessing right now only reinforces prejudice, it does not help get rid of it.

Actually as someone who lives in the wide world, this looks like the catalyst for the inevitable full scale civil war your country is headed towards.

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Please don't resort to "What about Obama..."

This is not about him.

This is about what is happening right now.

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katiek2

From: katiek2

Jun-6

In retrospect, I'm sure Trump wishes he had not taken that walk.  However,  Nowhere does she even suggest that anyone other than black lives have had it rough.  I believe she is sincere in herself in what she says, but she does not allow for that compassion and love she talks about to be shown to all lives.  Just a few thoughts:  why would she think police were shooting real bullets?  During all of last week, the only real shooting (and there wasn't much of it) was done by people in the crowds, not police.  The only people shot dead were police.  The only people run over by cars were police, yes one police car did push people back gently with their car fenders.  They didn't ram people into the air or run over them, which is what actually happened to police.  Where did the pallets of bricks, and frozen water bottles, and fire starting materials come from?  Not the police.  The police have been tasked, without inflicting bodily harm, with facing and protecting thousands of angry people intent on hurting them.  Is it any wonder that, at some point, more than polite words are used to protect themselves?  

I don't have any answers for systemic racial injustice, anymore than you do for the indigenous peoples of Australia.  I do know, however, that what we have witnessed over the past week only intensifies the divide, not lessen it.

katiek2

From: katiek2

Jun-6

Thank you.

bml00

From: bml00

Jun-6

This is about the US and events , the events the killings the racism are historic , it is fraudulent to believe that racism is purely Trump related when it has been endemic since the year dot .

I do not wish to in any way derail the thread but the thread should be honest in its broad view of what is happening

BM

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