It’s a topic that’s been debated to death, argued and fussed over, but that’s really not what I’m trying to do here. Just trying to provide a lens thru which I hope some can see what blacks mean when we talk about institutional racism—that almost subconscious, biased instinct to see two people fighting, note that one is black and go “This
is who I need to tackle, pin to the ground and handcuff!”
The white kid (later confirmed to be Latino) was never restrained, even after literally putting his hands up expecting to be cuffed..
I love this. The black kid struck first (both pushing and punching). Two cops converged. The male cop tackled one, the female cop threw the other on the couch and confirmed that he was willing to be subdued. Basically, this is more of a difference in how male and female cops operate; not institutional racism. Plus, the black kid struck first, the other kid defended himself, so it all worked out.
For once, I’d like to see it where the black person isn’t the instigator before everyone whines.