Then it's not really relevant.
knot wrote:I'm generalizing and speaking in relative terms, like all people do in conversation. Some generalizations are fair, and some are not.
Exactly, and that's a very unreasonable generalization, because it states that being against the Israeli government is anti-Semetic.
The Israeli government is a Jewish state that contains a population dominated by Jews, but it is still invalid to use it interchangeably with Jew, and to say that by extension any criticism is anti-Semetic.
It's like saying that criticism of England (not even the English- the English government) is anti-Christian, because England is a Christian state.
Just so you know, I'm not biased about this. I'm overall pro-Israel in that conflict, because even though it has a lot of problems, it is still IMO the lesser of two evils.
knot wrote:I'm just going to assume that the police have been lying about it.
That is not an assumption. I'm pretty sure the police can tell the difference between a white and obviously black person.
knot wrote:Even then, how does that prove they're racist?
It demonstrates that they are aware they over-investigate black people (or they wouldn't have to lie about it).
knot wrote:They probably hate having to investigate more blacks than whites
They don't have to disproportionately investigate black people.
knot wrote:because they know the liberal media will bash them and portray them as racist assholes for it
What liberal media? The mainstream media isn't liberal. Are the cops watching TYT?
"The marked racial disparities in drug arrests did not reflect racial differences in violations of drug laws prohibiting possession and sale of illicit drugs. Statistical as well as anecdotal evidence indicate drug possession and drug selling cut across all racial, socio-economic and geographic lines. Yet because drug law enforcement resources have been concentrated in low-income, predominantly minority urban areas
, drug offending whites have been disproportionately free from arrest compared to blacks."
Seems to support what I'm saying.
knot wrote:So the police should be equally worried about little girls and 300 lb men with swastikas tatooed on their forehead? You have to be good at making educated guesses as a police officer, i.e. stereotyping people
"I don't want to live in a country where it's encouraged that police stereotype any group."
...Within the bounds of reason.
Remember what I said on the other topic about unintended consequences? By discriminating against groups, you fuel anger, which leads to more trouble.
knot wrote:Maybe from individuals, but I don't see any good evidence that there is institutionalized racism
It's not a maybe from individuals. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/upsho ... rance.html
That site is not a legitimate source for a real answer on what that flag represents. It's just random people on the Internet.
It's a flag that represents racial hatred. Everything about the Confederacy was racial hatred. They were literally at war for the right to own slaves.
knot wrote:I'm not saying the police don't ever misuse their power, but there are a lot of ways to decrease your risk of getting shot when dealing with the police, especially if you live in a neighbourhood with a lot of violent criminals
What about just standing around minding your own business? It doesn't seem to be good enough.
knot wrote:Wtf? :_D
You think that if black people are systematically discriminated against that it somehow makes you guilty.
Maybe you don't, but I've encountered people with similar ideas before.
knot wrote:Read the report I posted earlier in this post
What part of that is about repeat offenses?
knot wrote:Statistically, they're more likely to be either gang members or terrorists, so the police have good reason to be more suspicious of them. Different people have different privileges. White redneck NRA members get to openly protest with their guns out, and black people get to exploit a bottomless well of white guilt whenever something doesn't go their way (case in point: the Oscars)
Domestically, Muslims are not more likely to be terrorists than right-wingers. We barely investigate and report on right-wing terrorism.
I wonder why the mainstream media never talks about right-wing terrorism, and never stops fear-mongering about Muslims. It's a mystery.
As for black people, do you have statistics about that?
I think it's probably a poverty and lack of education thing.