Good because if u can't even address any of my points, then this isn't even a debate..
You're saying citing those numbers is a tool to distract from the conversation, and maybe you have encountered racists who have thrown that data out to derail or try to end the conversation, but that's not what I'm trying to do. I was asking you why you believe it is racist to bring those numbers up.
I asked because I don't think it's a racist distraction at all, and disagree with you. Because I think cop on black violence is part of a trickle down effect of a larger problem of black violence, and both are interconnected and need to be solved at the same time. I accept that police bias is real and police are more on edge with young black males; that's undeniable and inarguable, but it seems to be especially concentrated in areas where there is a large black populace, cities where its 60%+ black, and want to know why it's like that. I offered statistics frequently cited by the Right (and admittedly by racists), specifically that young black males are 3% of the total US population yet are responsible for the vast majority of violent crime and homicides against police officers as one of the possible explanations for this police bias, but I never claimed that as my stance. I don't have a stance because ultimately the problem has to be solved, and problems don't get solved when people are divided amongst tribes which is what's happened and what I'm trying to warn about and break this thread away from. Because the problem is not going to be solved with some body cameras and sensitivity training and rooting out the bad cops and prosecuting every act of police abuse of power; that's only a beginning and one small part of the equation.
Are we on the same page?
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