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April 30, 2018

Amanda. Her comments, my replies, how she sounds in her comments.

Hardship

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Reason, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 13:26

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April 27, 2018

There are huge racial disparities in how US police use force

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Harm, News, Questions, Race, Reason — Tags: , — Scottie @ 09:17

https://www.vox.com/cards/police-brutality-shootings-us/us-police-racism

Here are some quotes from the article.   There is much more information at the site.  Thanks.  Hugs

Black people are much more likely to be shot by police than their white peers.

An analysis of the available FBI data by Vox’s Dara Lind found that US police kill black people at disproportionate rates: Black people accounted for 31 percent of police killing victims in 2012, even though they made up just 13 percent of the US population. Although the data is incomplete because it’s based on voluntary reports from police agencies around the country, it highlights the vast disparities in how police use force.

The disparities appear to be even starker for unarmed suspects, according to an analysis of 2015 police killings by the Guardian. Racial minorities made up about 37.4 percent of the general population in the US and 46.6 percent of armed and unarmed victims, but they made up 62.7 percent of unarmed people killed by police.

These disparities in police use of force reflect more widespread racial inequities across the entire American criminal justice system. Black people are much more likely to be arrested for drugs, even though they’re not more likely to use or sell them. And black inmates make up a disproportionate amount of the prison population.

The article talks about crime rates which are frequently used to justify higher rates of police shooting black people.  They show how this doesn’t correlate.  Here is one quote.  Again the article has more information, please check it out.  Hugs

Another study, from 2015, by researcher Cody Ross found, “There is no relationship between county-level racial bias in police shootings and crime rates (even race-specific crime rates), meaning that the racial bias observed in police shootings in this data set is not explainable as a response to local-level crime rates.” That suggests that, again, other factors are involved in the disparities seen for these shootings.

April 26, 2018

So how do we fix this

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

(cartoon by Jen Sorenson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

 

April 24, 2018

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Filed under: Bigotry, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:58

 

A study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences questions that explanation, the latest to suggest that Trump voters weren’t driven by anger over the past, but rather fear of what may come. White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.

“It’s much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,’’ said Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. “It’s not a threat to their own economic well-being; it’s a threat to their group’s dominance in our country over all.”

“It used to be a pretty good deal to be a white, Christian male in America, but things have changed and I think they do feel threatened,” Dr. Mutz said.

The other surveys supported the cultural anxiety explanation, too.

For example, Trump support was linked to a belief that high-status groups, such as whites, Christians or men, faced more discrimination than low-status groups, like minorities, Muslims or women, according to Dr. Mutz’s analysis of the University of Chicago study.

April 17, 2018

There Is No White Jesus. A short 2 minute funny but true video

Filed under: Creator, Prayers, Questions, Race, Reason, Religion — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 11:11

April 15, 2018

Racial Stereotyping: You see a black guy, white guy, pretty girl committing a crime. What you do?

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, History, News, Questions, Race — Tags: , — Scottie @ 17:03

PLease watch this.  I know some of my readers do not like videos, but the time spent is of value.   It shows clearly that even when people claim not to be racist they act very differently to the skin color of the actors.   Thank you to Xena for posting this in her comments section.  Hugs

April 13, 2018

White privilege

Filed under: Bigotry, Facts, Harm, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 08:36

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

April 7, 2018

Let’s make that dream a reality.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Harm, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:20

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

 

(cartoon by Signe Wilkinson)

 

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