"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history." --George Orwell
American radical Right racists are doing their best to erase and re-write history. Restricting minority voter rights and gerrymandering them out of fair representation isn't enough.There's a reason they want to ban the 1619 Project.They will deny systemic racism as they ban the study and teaching of the history and effects of slavery and racism. It's all "Marxist CRT" to them, and they will send it down the Orwellian "Memory hole".And none of them have any idea what CRT and systemic racism are. They need to demonize and deny them to maintain white fright and racial animosity.They embrace a false sense of persecution to the point these white bigots feel THEY are the real victims of racism. Nothing is too absurd for their cult.As I have often said, racism isn't racism to the racist. Nobody denies racism like racists. They love to say, "but all lives matter", "Blacks are racists too", and "I don't see color".For some reason Blacks see it differently.Poll shows Americans’ Views of Systemic Racism Divided by RaceThe UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion conducted an independent, nonpartisan national survey asking 1,000 respondents about race, discrimination and systemic racism and found from policing, to the economy to the workplace, race divides Americans’ views of many issues.A majority of American adults polled think that policing in this country is not fair – 51 percent say that Blacks are treated less fairly than whites in their interactions with police, compared to 41 percent who say they are treated the same. Another 7 percent say whites are treated less fairly than Blacks. Among Black respondents, the perception that Blacks are treated less fairly is higher, at 73 percent, while nearly half of white respondents, 48 percent, think Blacks are treated less fairly than whites. 84% of Trump voters think “anti-white discrimination” is a major problem in the United States. 91% of Biden voters believe that systemic racism is an issue in America and 45 percent of Trump voters said they agree in the poll.
"A majority of American adults polled think that policing in this country is not fair..."Gee. I wonder where that majority gets that idea:"Ex-Glynn County District Attorney Jackie Johnson turned herself in to the Glynn County Sheriff's office Wednesday morning, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, after a grand jury returned an indictment on counts of obstruction and violations of oath by a public officer last week. Johnson was released from the Glynn County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, the paper reports. State prosecutors alleged that she used her position to delay arrests of the White men who chased and killed the 25-year-old Arbery.Johnson was the county's top prosecutor when Arbery was fatally shot last year, and one of the armed men who pursued him had worked for her as an investigator. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, sought the indictment after requesting an investigation of possible misconduct by local prosecutors who failed to bring charges in the killing."I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing this isn't the only time a white prosecutor looked the other way when white supremacists murdered a Black person.What happened to Aubery was a modern-day lynching by white supremacists. Only this time justice prevailed. How many hundreds, maybe thousands, of times did white supremacists get away with their extra-judicial killings?Our history is full of crimes like this.
More:"Johnson, 49, was charged last week by a grand jury on a felony charge of breaching her oath of office and a misdemeanor count of hindering police. When three white men tracked and fatally shot Arbery last year, Johnson was the area’s top prosecutor. According to the indictment, she exploited her position to prevent police from making charges in the death of a 25-year-old Black man."Does anyone think that had three Black men chased a white jogger this disgrace of a woman would have prevented police from making charges?And only 51% of Americans, according to what Dave Dubya posted, think our system of justice for Blacks is unfair????
If the history of humans tells us anything it is that we need police. As a progressive I support mental and social services, but there are too many bad guys out there to defund, or cut the number of police. As with any large government program there is corruption and bad guys calling the shots. Unfortunately, the police are one government agency that have the right to use deadly force and they will lie about the circumstances when they use that deadly force. That's sad and one can only say it's better than it was 50, or 100 years ago. We have to keep prosecuting the bad cops to make it better 50, and 100 years from now. It's a work in progress. Oversight, restrictions, new laws, and punishing the bad cops will help it from getting out of control.
Truth is the majority of history is, and always has been, very subjective. IOW, to the victor goes the spoils of victory. In the good ole US of A is where that truth was perfected.
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