I keep seeing posts about “just do what they say” – “they don’t hurt you if you do what they say:… :They are people too.”
YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT.
The point is that in the US an overwhelming number of people are dying because the police kill them.
An overwhelming majority of the people who are being killed are black people.
A staggering amount of police brutality happens to black people.
An overwhelming number of the people who are arrested are people of color.
They are arrested in much higher numbers than white people caught in the same circumstances.
They are approached and assumed to be in criminal circumstances based on skin color.
The prison sentences given to black people are longer than sentences given to white people convicted of the same crime.
These are NOT debatable issues. These are FACTS.
THE UNITED STATES HAS A GOVERNMENT THAT OPENLY DISCRIMINATES AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE.
The justice system, from police to courts to prisons are all visibly and blatantly discriminating against and KILLING black people.
Stop picking at the edges of the argument, measuring the corners and angles of a particular situation. It’s not really about any one situation. It’s about the ENTIRE system. It’s a very big and very CLEAR picture. Evidence abounds.
The evidence isn’t in the media stories. Those are the emotional windmills that we tilt at every so often. The evidence has been collected by many studies. Research has been done. LOTS of it. And the research reflects a disgusting and chronic problem. It needs to be fixed.
Get your nose out of your own experience. If you cannot empathize with someone else’s experience, at least LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE. Its there. Clear and factual. This is happening. Its real.