Originally Posted by Piobaire
So race is extraneous to this whole conversation? I suppose that's a theory.
You can have the last word in this particular tangent. As you've repeatedly told us you don't want to believe race plays a factor in policing the population of the US or in the criminal justice system.
That's a position that denies reality so badly it's not even worth arguing over.
Originally Posted by double00
no, and anybody interested in my views can read my posts for themselves. do you view race as a universal, primary cause for every abuse
? i would likewise question the reality of that view but as you write it's not worth the argument.
i will leave it to you to continue this tiresome spur. or not.
It seems everyone agrees that race plays a part in our criminal justice system, I do. Both in policing and in justice system outcomes.
The difference is in what degree we attribute race as a determinant.
I believe that the "flavor du jour" is to beat up the police and take isolated incidents and fit them into a narrative to advance an agenda. Just as BLM does.
Some might argue that race is a very minimal factor, which is the other side of those that believe race is a 100% explanation for the different experiences and outcomes.
How about this question. Is race as a factor, way overblown since the Trayvon and Mike Brown incidents, and the efforts to magnify the problem via BLM.
Or is race still way under-reported and not understood as a factor in criminal justice system experiences and outcomes.
Obviously, I think, that while it's a factor in the equation, race has been used politically to further an agenda, and it's been way overblown since the Trayvon incident and birth of BLM.
What ya think Pio, and double00? We can grant race as a part of the equation. Is it overblown or under=represented in the last 2 years or so.