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Old 07-19-2016, 11:54 AM   #481
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What do you and every other media outlet in this country call it when a white man shoots another white man?
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"Violence."
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Crime?
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:37 PM   #484
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Thanks for answering my question. Seems like you would want to view this in a colorblind spectrum.

Is 'violence' how you would describe cop shootings of suspects across the board?


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Thanks for answering my question. Seems like you would want to view this in a colorblind spectrum.

Is 'violence' how you would describe cop shootings of suspects across the board?


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Thanks for answering my question. Seems like you would want to view this in a colorblind spectrum.

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Is black people shooting black people somehow better or worse or more problematic than white people shooting white people?

I would be more inclined to look at the socioeconomics of violence rather than race. When you frame these discussions as "black-on-black" there's a tendency to overlook the poverty angle as well as to exacerbate the tendency to think "well that's just how those people are" as well as tell white people that it's really not their problem.
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Thanks for answering my question. Seems like you would want to view this in a colorblind spectrum.

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Yes, getting shot is violent.

Do you not see upholders of the law shooting unarmed citizens being an issue?


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Ugh, I hate to have to do this...

Guys, while I neither condone nor condemn the term "black-on-black," statistics are a thing. Demographics are a thing. It's not inherently racist if you mention someone's race. Ignoring demographics is not productive.

That doesn't mean that the usage of the demographic statistic is relevant, significant, or valid. But you can't just hate the term for the sake of not wanting to sound racist. It's not racist unless you make it racist.
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And to add to my post, correlation =\= causation. Were there to be a statistical significance of black on black crime, that doesn't mean it's because they're black. Of course socioeconomic reasons exist.
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Ugh, I hate to have to do this...

Guys, while I neither condone nor condemn the term "black-on-black," statistics are a thing. Demographics are a thing. It's not inherently racist if you mention someone's race. Ignoring demographics is not productive.

That doesn't mean that the usage of the demographic statistic is relevant, significant, or valid. But you can't just hate the term for the sake of not wanting to sound racist. It's not racist unless you make it racist.

I don't think that was the point.


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Then what's the point? What's wrong with saying "black on black"? Does it sound like too much of a porno or something?

Being colorblind is an excellent goal for humanity, but in order to solve humanity's issues of race you can't just never mention how these races interact.

Let's go right off the bat... whites are more likely to commit white collar crime. Why, because that's their style? No, because they're more likely to have gone through college because they don't grow up shit poor. That doesn't change the fact that the statistic exists. That doesn't mean we should turn a (color)blind eye to it.
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Then what's the point? What's wrong with saying "black on black"? Does it sound like too much of a porno or something?

Being colorblind is an excellent goal for humanity, but in order to solve humanity's issues of race you can't just never mention how these races interact.

Let's go right off the bat... whites are more likely to commit white collar crime. Why, because that's their style? No, because they're more likely to have gone through college because they don't grow up shit poor. That doesn't change the fact that the statistic exists. That doesn't mean we should turn a (color)blind eye to it.

Tell me the next time you turn on the news and you hear; white on white crime, gay on gay, straight on straight, Hispanic on Hispanic crime. You won't hear it, it's a diversion term used by racists in order to sweep uncomfortable subjects under the rug.


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Because "black on black" crime is perpetually used as a deflection when racism is pointed out. "Why are they so worried about cops or racists when they're getting killed by 'their own'?"
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To me also, the term "black on black" crime implies that black people are making active choices to commit violent acts against other black people. When in reality it has to do with socioeconomics - crime is most often an act of opportunity and if you're committing crimes in poor ghettos, well who do you think will comprise most of the victims?
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Tell me the next time you turn on the news and you hear; white on white crime, gay on gay, straight on straight, Hispanic on Hispanic crime. You won't hear it, it's a diversion term used by racists in order to sweep uncomfortable subjects under the rug.


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Okay, and I didn't disagree. But to say "just say violence instead" isn't right. It isn't productive.

Call people out for being racist and using it as a diversion. But if someone uses the term and figures a legitimate argument, you can't just say "you shouldn't say that, just use the general term instead." You'd be demanding lossy or generalized information that's otherwise useless.

100% of people who commit violence on other people are people. Let's work towards a solution?
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