Has it ever occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, not everything is about race … and that maybe…
Traditional Tradesman
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So the shooting and killing of unarmed people of color is not something to be upset about because you already have reached a conclusion. This is why you support Donald Trump? Because you are tired of people of color pointing out unequal treatment? You say that black people interact with police more but you ignore the FACTS that show that black people are often stopped and searched more than white people-remember stop and frisk-without probable cause. Since you are a civil litigator, I guess you forgot that in criminal law, probable cause is supposed to be the basis for stops, but it is not. Don’t believe that? Look at the recent consent decrees concerning the illegal practices of police in stopping, searching and fining black people on a constant basis. But you wont because you are sick of hearing about it. You do not care that an unarmed black man was recently tazed and shot because his car stalled on the road. He committed no crime, but the police ordered him to put his hands up and shot him. But you don’t care about that because you are sick of all the political correctness. You are tired of black people talking about being treated unfairly. “ Let’s get back to the ideal of the Civil Rights Movement of seeing people as individuals rather than merely members of this or that superficial racial or other group. Let’s fix the real problem of economic inequality and disproportionate black poverty that’s leading to the kind of racism that’s always existed whenever there’s been a racially, ethnically or religiously marked underclass.”

What do you know about the civil rights movement? Were you part of it?

You were aware that one of the arguments during the movement was “I am a Man”? If not, look it up. You seem to think that black people want to be treated differently. WRONG. All black people have ever said is to be treated FAIRLY. You seem to equate fair treatment with special treatment. That is a shame. You fail to understand that “disproportionate black poverty” is not leading to racism, but is the result of systematic racism. The Economic Policy Institute recent report gives numbers to this fact. As of 2015, relative to the average hourly wages of white men with the same education, experience, metro status, and region of residence, black men make 22.0 percent less, and black women make 34.2 percent less.Black women earn 11.7 percent less than their white female counterparts. The widening gap has not affected everyone equally. Young black women (those with 0 to 10 years of experience) have been hardest hit since 2000. And like a lot of the data out there on different kinds of wage disparities, the EPI report found that “observable factors,” like differences in education, can explain part of the racial wage gap. But after running through all of those factors, it also concludes that the wage gap has grown “primarily because of discrimination.”

So, you must be tired of those facts also. Facts in a report that show that black people are treated differently, yet you say that we should just shut up about it. Your solution is for the “poor” to unite. Really? In a county where people like you complain and support Donald Trump, the man who called black people lazy, because black people speak out about racism? You feel that that is political correctness. You support a man who calls women ugly, black people lazy, Mexican immigrants rapists, and questioned the birth and educational records of the first black president and refuses to apologize for ANY of it your person. You support a man who discriminated against black people in rental units and employment, but you have the audacity to tell black people that pointing out racism caused you to support a racist? That is rich. Unless and until people like you take a honest look at the history of this country, and stop trying to tell black people that their experiences and history do not matter, you will continue to be part of the problem and not the solution.

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