Nowadays, conser ,, vatives believe liberals and other independents use the word "racist" if a person disagrees politically, fiscally, within context of the criminal justice system, economic opportunity, religion, immigration, and just about everything in between. Do you know why conservative convince themselves blacks and liberals use racism to mean a number of things? Because racism is a system it's a structure in which certain groups, specifically in relation to their ethnicity, experience treatment that indicates the power structure is not only against a certain group but disregards their voice, their concerns for their communities, bootstraps conservatives say. Okay, well it must be nice for those with bootstraps to pull themselves up by and there's not envy of the wealthy who earned their money.
Most people wish they could figure out how to financially provide for families, and opportunities that lead to prosperity. However, if the power structure and the laws are such that it deliberately pushes blacks, especially those susceptible to violence, in the prison industrial complex or the new slave plantations, the cycle continue as does disparity.
Far too often African Americans experience life through the lens of guilt by association or walking while black. The education system suspends, in large numbers, blacks at a higher rate than that of their white counterparts. Some African American, especially males, simply give up and believe their life is dominated by a set of circumstances unchangeable.
Far too often blacks experience prison sentences for drug related crimes of which whites use at the same rate, yet again, blacks receive punishment while whites do not face the same level of punishment.
So, the police are necessarily a problem, but the system is a disgrace within the context of reforming minorities and setting proportional charges and sentences. Because blacks jailed have records making it extremely hard to find advanced employment or even enter into college. A fundamental American right is pulled from felons, the right to vote.
UPDATE - The victim, 18-yaer-old #AntonioMartin, was unarmed when officers fatally shot him #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/n3vs2gYA59
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