|Liberals believe that the only reason more black people are in jail than is proportional to their numbers is society is because of white officer racism.
No, they don't. Generally
, liberals believe that a
reason why black people are in jail in greater proportion to their numbers in society is because of officer and institutional racism. Conservatives, indeed, rational people do understand that that does play a part, because forgetting everything else, there is racism in this country, and that can easily affect the police force and judicial system. Ron Paul has said how the drug war unfairly targets African Americans, and how the prison system is rigged against them. Now, Liberals likely do believe it is more
of a reason.
And in general, on both sides, most people see the imbalance due to problems in society. Liberals agree, as do most people that Blacks are worse off financially, live in worse neighborhoods, are less education, and these lead them to commit more crimes. Conservatives are more willing to take a "hands-off" approach, making black society take responsiblity for itself and find the answers in its own community, while Liberals generally want to be more proactive. I generally side with the former, but that is a conversation you can have.
|Without liberals, we wouldn't have the term "racial profiling." Every time their are protests against the police, do you think those people are Conservative Republicans out there protesting, or Liberal Democrats? Why do you suppose that is?
Because the number of conservatives who actually care about constitutionally-protected freedoms is at an all-time low.
Also, the protests are much, much less ideologically based than you think.
It is like asking, why are the vast majority of Tea Party protestors white, Republican, and middle-class? Why do you suppose that is?
Because it is the White middle-class that has been most affected by the recession. It is the White middle-class that sees the poor getting handouts, the rich getting handouts, and themselves paying the bill. And the middle-class of other minorities are either nonexistant (Asian), too marginalized (Hispanic), or too used to being kicked around or too enamoured with a Black president to take action (Blacks).
Generally, it is the people whose friends and family's are in the prison/judicial system who will protest. People who are victims of racial profiling and injustice who will protest. People who have seen it first-hand, who will protest. And these people tend to be minorities and young people, both who tend to be Democratic much more for identity reasons than political reasons.
|The TSA is the logical conclusion of liberal policies and belief's in a "fair" society. A society that elevates the idea of fairness above safety.
You do realize, that the conservative motto has always been to never give up any rights in exchange for some measures of safety. Extreme or not, that has always been the motto of free-market, constitutional conservatives.
|In StockJock-e's example, I promise you that TSA is afraid to talk to the guy with the dreads. Even if he is doing something wrong, he's likely to scream racism at the drop of a hat, because he knows that's his ace in the hole.
So most minorities that have ever been stopped for a random security check have always cried racism?
|The old lady? Hey, no reason to fear a lawsuit from her. What legal grounds is she going to complain on? They targeted me because i'm old and white? Good luck finding a sympathetic jury for that.
Do you blame some minorities for being a little wary?
I mean, are you saying that racism doesn't exist? It has been eliminated?
Because you said in an earlier post, how as an immigrant official you can spot someone who is illegal, and uncoincidentally, they happen to be non-white. And you state how it is foolish how you can't use race as a criteria, even though it is an important factor.
Them, when people are trying to look at discrimination, shouldn't they also look at race? Should they not look at the fact that race-based discrimination happens to overwhelmingly happen by Whites non non-Whites? Or do you want them to completely throw that important factor out the window?
I can just as easily mimic you in saying:
I'm at the point now that I can spot racists
by just looking. Racists
as in, people who discriminate against others on the basis of race
. Am I wrong sometimes? Yep, who isn't? But for the most part, even when i'm wrong i'm partially right.
What do I mean by that? Well, if I approach a person I believe to be a racist
, they usually are a White person
. Their dress, their mode of communication, their respect for authority, their actions, their behavior,
their physical upkeep, etc, all bear certain markings....
The problem is, Whites
's tend to be white
skinned. Shocker, I know. And white
skin is not brown
skin. So that makes them a "a target of the liberal left
" So, even if I see them and know them to be racists
, or at least, a pretty good chance of it, I can't just "accuse
" them and hold them accountable
It's like you're unaware that their are protected classes of people in our society. Whites, rich people, corporations, men
, whoever it is that one can point to and say that they have had a history of power
over another group
are ipso facto innocent, even when found guilty, because the liberals
drove them to it.