drwho, it's downright disingenuous to say that "more white people are killed by cops."
Of course there are, in the raw numbers. There are something like 5x more white than black people in the US.
But if you look at the proportional or per capita numbers, the picture becomes a lot more scary.
A loner of five and a few pretty bulky line crosshatches. 22.
Can't verify this, but this statistic was reported: blacks make up 10% of the population, but commit 60% of the crimes. Perhaps just a piece of the puzzle.
@Jainie: whoever reported that was wrong. Whites commit more than 60% of most categories of crime. See https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-i\nn-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/\ntable-43
I did not learn my "Anti-American" views in state funded schools. This is the Conservative attack when anyone points out our flaws and wants to correct them they are called "Anti-American". They like things just the way they are. There is no "solution" to what has happened to the indigenous peoples of this planet at the hands of invaders throughout time. We just should acknowledge it and strive to make sure it doesn't happen again. Strive to have Turkey finally acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. Do not ridicule a sitting U.S. President when he mentions the horrible things our government has done to indigenous peoples at home and abroad.
Read some of this and see how the status quo is protected and destroyed. http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantisl\navery/
This is one of my "favorite" titles of one of the pamphlets from the May Anti-Slavery collection.
The New \"Democratic\" doctrine : slavery not to be confined to the Negro race, but to be made the universal condition of the laboring classes of society : the supporters of this doctrine vote for Buchanan!
We may not have what you would call traditional slavery anymore. But there are still methods of chaining you to a job and keeping you in bondage.
good lord I am starting to bore myself!
oops I meant boring myself. If I bore myself that could hurt. Or bore the weight of myself I would be very strong. I could continue but then I would be boring everyone else too.
You may be boring other people too, Tuco, although Dr Who seems to care about what you write.
A black professor of economics at Harvard just did a study of police bias. He found that in fact the police were more likely to become physical with black detainees than with whites, but when it came to police shootings, there was no difference. He was shocked.
If you are a policeman you are 18 times more likely to be shot by a black man than an unarmed black man is to be shot by a cop.