Not CNN wrote:
Not CNN wrote:
These George Floyd threads are an indictment of American society. The prejudice that runs through them goes back years in the US - centuries, in fact - and is like the experience of wading through vomit on the pavement.
I would feel the same way about this case if all involved were white. Can you say the same?
You are missing a crucial dimension, that white men with power - the police - yet again killed an unarmed black man. The US has a painful history of this. It is why so many black Americans took to the streets last year in protest. They have had enough.
At one level, yes, it is true that in terms of the criminality of the act it makes no difference that Chauvin killed a black man rather than a white man; in either instance it is an awful crime. But how likely is it that Chauvin and his fellow officers would have treated a white person as they did Floyd?[/quote]
Look at the stats. Don't comply, increase your chances you will die. Race is not the factor, it's compliance.
Thousands of African Americans know otherwise, which is why they have protested. They are 3 times more likely to be killed by police than whites, despite being only 12% of the population.
Thousands of people protested after the Jacob Blake shooting because they didn't know the facts, which were omitted by Lame Stream Media. Remember when people like you said he didn't resist arrest and didn't have a knife on him? The facts matter, but so many are willing to protest based on what they hear or see, never believing that sometimes they don't have all the facts.