It is super early right now and I know everyone is sick of politics but after the stupidity I just experienced and how many brain cells I lost on this thread I decided to make a thread about it
anyways BLM is a good idea with awful executions
Their ideas are incredibly flawed or just flat out wrong and spring told us how easily manipulated people are not only in the US but internationally too.
1."Police kill black Americans at significantly higher rates than white Americans"
This can easily be explained by the typical 13/50 quote and the fact that black Americans are far more likely to resist arrest or accused of resisting arrest.
2."Unarmed black Americans are killed by the police at alarming rates"
13 unarmed black Americans were killed in 2019 which is not a significant amount at all
3. "driving while black"
Overall, most drivers who experienced a traffic
stop indicated that they felt the officer had a
legitimate reason for making the stop: nearly 9
out of 10 white drivers and 3 out of 4 black
drivers described the officer as having had a
legitimate reason for the stop.
The majority of both white (90%) and black (75%) Americans think that the reason they got pulled over was fair however 15% less black people think that their pullover was justified, this can be explained by the fact that black Americans and Latinos are more likely to drive above the speed limit
blacks make up 16 percent of the drivers on the turnpike, and 25 percent of the speeders in the 65-mile-per-hour zones, where profiling complaints are most common. (The study counted only those going more than 15 miles per hour over the speed limit as speeders.) Black drivers speed twice as much as white drivers, and speed at reckless levels even more. Blacks are actually stopped less than their speeding behavior would predict—they are 23 percent of those stopped.
4."Black people are arrested at higher rates for drug use despite the fact that they use drugs at similar rates to white Americans"
Black Americans are far more likely to live in violent, urban, and poorer environments where more police would be needed and those drugs will cause far more damage in those communities than in a primarily white middle-class environment.
not to mention that black Americans nearly 2x more likely to resist arrest when being caught using drugs (see #1)
I can probably go on and on criticizing their ideas but the idea of wanting to help black Americans is very good but their ideas of helping are incredibly flawed, Defunding the police in major cities where the crime rate is above the national average? being against 2 parent homes when single-parent households are one of the main issues that are hurting black communities,
If BLM actually cared about black lives they would focus on things such as lack of 2 parent homes, Underfunded schools, unemployment rate, etc etc.
Also, this thread is not breaking any rules according to HLTV
Thanks for coming to my ted talk!