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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 2,471
In Reply To
FreeKyle

Member Since: Thu Nov 11, 2021
Subj: Re: I'm not sure this is the best example of institutional racism.
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 at 01:09:44 pm EST (Viewed 185 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I'm not sure this is the best example of institutional racism.
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 at 09:16:18 am EST (Viewed 198 times)



    Quote:
    Do you believe that if the statistics reversed, where white people started committing the highest percent of violent crimes, that cops (or people in general), would not at a subconscious level feel differently and act accordingly? Let’s say, for example, that white Canadians started becoming rampant terrorists, and that there’s a few white Canadians who proudly fly their Canadian flag in my neighborhood. Is it unreasonable for me at a subconscious level to not feel my Spidey-Sense tingling? And do you think that just because they’re white, I’d have feelings no different than how I view other whites? Have you ever seen the movie Canadian Bacon?


At least, it seems, we agree that there is racial bias at play here.

Obviously personal biases can’t be outlawed or mandated-against at a civilian level. But when you’re employed in the public arena, particularly as a public servant, you need to be mindful of those biases and make sure they don’t come into play when performing your job. Otherwise you end up treating people not as individuals but as statistics, and you might unduly tackle and restrain a black teen who had nothing to do with contributing to those statistics.





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