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America's racist legacy


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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2015, 05:04:55 pm »

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I'm heartbroken that his careless assessment of me, based on skin color, could endanger my life. I'm heartbroken by the sense of terror I got from people whose job is supposedly to protect me. I'm heartbroken by a system that evades accountability and justifies dangerous behavior. I'm heartbroken that the place I called home no longer feels safe. I'm heartbroken that no matter how many times a story like this is told, it will happen again.
I do understand where she is coming from.  However, the article doesn't go into why the police react the way they do.  It doesn't explain the virtual certainty that a burglary will be by a black person or persons who are almost certainly armed with blade or gun and as the cops want to go home at shift end, they respond accordingly.
Perhaps I can understand their reactions better than most here, having been in that position - albeit without the expectation of firearms being used against me - it was knives or screwdrivers.
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