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Old 07-09-2016, 10:39 PM   #391
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And bomac, cori and anitram posts soon after, thanks
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:54 PM   #392
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Committing? Or getting arrested and convicted?

White teenagers have a much smaller conviction rate than black teenagers when it comes to marijuana possession. It's not even close, yet the numbers are almost even when it comes to both admitting use.
Possibly relevant..

what the disparity in arrests/convictions between white users of cocaine, and crack.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:07 PM   #393
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Your country is so deeply, deeply fucked up.
Uh, and the often not very good to probably horrific treatment (yes, I know there have been improvements) you Aussies have given to your 40,000 year old continium of communities of indigenous people?

Yes, your comment is also said in the agony of the situation unfolding ... you folks aren't much better than us in this aspect.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:22 PM   #394
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i'm at a loss right now. how do we make our police better? how do we make us all safer? how do we address structural racism that often ends with a dead black man?
There was very good interview by (I think ) Brian Lerher of WNYC-AM (public radio) - Brain Lerhwr Show either this part Thurs or Fri with an ex-policeman ( maybe commander or a commissioner - sorry I vwas extra tired) of some NW State talking about the better policing issue.

As for structural racism unless a miracle happens, brick by brick, beam by beam.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:27 PM   #395
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When there's a mass shooting, we hear people say "if only they were carrying".

But when an officer shoots a civilian we hear people say "well he shouldn't be carrying".

When a man is shot by an officer we get a full list of his previous record.

When a college student rapes an unconscious woman, we hear about his past accomplishments.

While not the thread specific issue...the overall aspect of violence perpetrated on people, yeah, indeed.

Oh, poor, poor guy... his life is ruined. Colorful metaphors to follow.
And his fathers take on his son crime? scream:
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:44 PM   #396
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Obama not wasting a second to continue dividing and creating turmoil rushes to his mic to chime in.
Aaaerrrgggggggggggghh,.......


President Obama is one of the most trying to bring people together Presidents there has been, and constantly looks looks for compromises (which I sometimes fault him for)!

Unless , god/life forbid, he talks in somne of the most mild language possible about racism in America, and especially seeming racism in certain police officers, still paltry training in this area, or the structural racism in America.

Imagine, dear Islanders, if he really got angry!
Push Angry Black Man Button!
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:54 PM   #397
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hey, moonlit!

I got NO Multi-quote feature on my tablet . ah, well. .
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I agree, but it's praised when you're white. You're a fucking patriot if you're white and protesting a black president.
the Secret Service has been doing quadruple time against death threat against President Obama(and probably his family, too). Most threats against a President in years!
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that #alllivesmatters is called racists shows bias thinking,
bias thinking is akin to racism, homophobia, does each man become the thing he hates?
No, it doesn't .

IF all lives truely mattered equally , then there wouldn't be the need for BLM, and other groups actioning for first class citizenship in the USA.

But there are people who continue to see "the other" as lesser consciously, willfully ignorantly, or as fish swimming in water unconsciously.
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Uh, and the often not very good to probably horrific treatment (yes, I know there have been improvements) you Aussies have given to your 40,000 year old continium of communities of indigenous people?

Yes, your comment is also said in the agony of the situation unfolding ... you folks aren't much better than us in this aspect.
Odd post. Just about all the Australian-based regulars are well aware of the horrors inflicted upon the indigenous people over several centuries, not to mention other ongoing problems in this country.
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Can I add a square.?

More blacks die from natural causes than from police, and no one ever says anything about that.
Actually some people have talked about.

Some major causes can be poorer diet (due to poverty, or habit, and often poorer quality fruit and vegetables in poor neighborhood supermarkets), poverty, and as new studies coming to light about doctors treating black people differently than whites in not just the overt racist actions but in certain assumptions, expectations, AND the facts of overt, subtler, and micro aggressions racism over decades and decades.... stressed body and mind more ! Excessive stress often leads to health issues
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Odd post. Just about all the Australian-based regulars are well aware of the horrors inflicted upon the indigenous people over several centuries, not to mention other ongoing problems in this country.
Well then I don't know their dedicated Straya thread well enough to know that. Take a rare look here and there and have not caught those discussions.

Only gone with what I know.

Apologises, cobl.
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You're never too old to open your eyes. But then again he's supporting one of the most openly racist candidate my generation has seen, so it's more of a squint.


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Yeah, yeah, newt, let's see what actions you take over time now .
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Caught up. Go well people.
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Ooops one more thing...

Thank you, BVS, for the NYTs article by Professor Dyson. Sorrowfully eloquent.

One of several black professors I get to hear on public radio over the years.
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