Sean McDonald has the latest headlines
Steve: Only 5% of slaves shipped to the Americas came to land in the current-day USA. The US as a nation has banned slavery for twice as long as it existed with slavery. There are only two significant differences between black slavery and the treatment of other groups: they were brought by force instead of economic factors, and they were easy to tell apart even after multiple generations. The first is solvable - anybody who wants to go home to mother Africa can go ahead. The USA should pay for a 1-way ticket. The second is not something that any policy can solve. That being said - There are precious few people still alive that have ever spoken to an American slave - and likely not all that many that have even spoken to to someone that hah heard first-hand accounts. Most of those that the social justice warriors label as racist are those that believe some stereotypes about a given group. The problem? The vast majority of stereotypes have some basis in fact. Some are based in fiction - but those are rare. The media currently likes to say people are racist for poll results like "68% of XYZ supporters would be less comfortable voting for a black person". How about some statistics like "Between the years 1980 and 2008, the US black population was approximately 13% of the US total, and committed 52% of the homicides". "Almost twice as many white people are killed by police each year than black people" "Police homicide makes up 12% of the total white homicide death. 4% of total black homicide death." "40% of cop killers are black" "40% of Welfare recipients are black" Nobody in their right mind would say our justice system is actually just - or that our police forces don't deserve scrutiny. Nobody in their right mind would say that American opportunity is truly equal over all citizens. Nobody in their right mind would expect a person seeing three times the murder and violent crime per capita from a distinct group of people to feel as safe around that group. And no reasonable person would expect you to vote for someone that don't feel safe around. Then again - voting for someone you distrust should not be expected either. Want to fix the difference in opinions? Start by not reinforcing the stereotypes. Hold people accountable for their actions - don't ignore an action just because you think the reaction was undeserved. Hold both parties responsible.