I began a reasoned response to your points as I was reading them.
Rick Fischer
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I never said I hated you, because I don’t hate. Hate and fear is everything I’m against. But I did say, I was sick of the constant justification of tremendous harm against black and brown people, coming from people like you — and I want you to know, because I just think you should know, that it is opinions such as these that cause others to hate you. I know it’s a complicated distinction but telling you “this will cause others to hate you” is not the same as me saying, “I hate you.” As I said, I don’t hate.

But I am utterly sick of those who do — and there is a lot of hate and fear circulating all along the racial spectrum. I am sick of all of it. I want this to be very clear. I don’t hate you. I don’t even know you, but I’m trying to point something out to you, before you share what I’m sure you think are brilliant observations to your one “black friend”, please try to understand the damage that those words may do.

You may think you are simply citing accurate statistics that are helpful. You may genuinely think that — or you could be one of our more sophisticated racists who won’t come right out and admit, that you don’t think black lives matter, but uses said stats to try and justify said systematic attack on black lives. Other people will read your comments and assume that you are attempting to slyly say “black lives don’t matter.”

And really, whether you realize it or not, you are doing that because you are seeking to justify brutal attacks by police on black people. There is no justification; and this is why most people on this thread failed to entertain you. They did not want to hear your justifications.

It doesn’t surprise me in the least, that when I present accurate actual information about what is going on with America’s police departments, you have no response.

You can’t defend the indefensible. You can’t act like all cops are clean, and there’s never been a dirty cop, or that said dirty cops don’t kill whoever they want to kill or deal drugs while operating as officers of the law. You can’t deny the actual reward system the police operate within. You just really don’t want to discuss this at all, because like I said, then we’d be dealing with the real problems.

I always raise these points with (always white men like you) who want to talk FBI stats and the inexistence of systematic racism (proved by these flimsy FBI stats.)

These stats of course ignore over 400 years of history, countless sociological studies, and a good 200 years of jurisprudence- well established law that blatantly said black lives don’t matter. Kill a black man or woman? It doesn’t matter. They are property, not people. This is well established in American law. But you want us all to ignore all of that — and resolve the whole issue of systematic racism in America based on these FBI stats. Really?

Why would anyone trust anything being revealed by any government agency at this time in history when the corruption is so obvious, everyday hackers are revealing what really goes on behind the scenes. And yet no one wants to face this.

Do you know what I find utterly fascinating? How quickly most people run from real problems. They don’t want to acknowledge them or discuss them, all the while all of our real problems have multiplied exponentially and are all bearing down on us right now.

Systematic racism is real and it’s a problem-just because you deny it does not make it go away. This problem is exploding right now — and its not going anywhere.

But denial is the tool of fragile minds, so I get it. Some people need to believe that systematic racism does not exist and no amount of evidence, dialogue or doctrine will convince them otherwise, even though this country established itself on the institution of slavery and even put it in the constitution that an African-American was only 3/5ths of a person.

Some people need to deny that police corruption exists so that they can continue to either be a corrupt police officer or reap the benefits of what they believe corrupt officers bring to their lives.

I don’t know why you are in denial about these things but I encourage you to consider why you don’t want to deal with certain facts, certain information. Coming to terms with the kind of world we live in is hard, but it must be done; because that’s the only way we can change it.

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