HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE
IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”
WHAT THE FUCK
This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’
They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths.
Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.
That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.
In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.
This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/
Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.
what is to be done about this
I agree with a lot that’s been said here but some of this has to do with information and how people are finding out about the worlds they do or do not live in too. It’s unfortunate, but the reality of the situation in Ferguson is not always what is being reported and what’s worse, it doesn’t have an impact on the lives of many white Americans. I think the only way to increase awareness of these disparities is to keep fighting for reform and fix it within the community, with testimony going out about it to as many sources as possible. Unfortunately, there are many not likely to consider police oppression and racism as problems in our country, especially after seeing a small piece of misinformation that confirms their previously held views and beliefs.
Asked by Anonymous
Thank you for taking enough interest in my website to psychoanalyse me.
I didn’t realise that unsolicited, anonymous advice was a part of the syllabus at Berkeley.
why do people always assume BDSM is related to some trauma?
and even if it is, who cares?
gee, how flattering to be put on pair with Jeffrey Dahmer for having an alternative sexual system. the anon may wish to look at previous studies into the relationship between BDSM and mental health, which found there to be a positive correlation with BDSM practitioners and above average good mental health. links bellow