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originally posted by: DeadFoot
Social media outlets have a lot to do with it as well.
People love collecting confirmation bias for their conjecture.
I don't know how many time's I've heard people say lately that 13% of the population is black but 27% of police shootings are on black people.
People take this incomplete information and automatically think that cops are going around shooting black people because of "institutionalized racism", their non-analytical friends give them likes/shares/re-tweets and they think that the correlation they have found has the causation that they made out of thin air.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: JoshuaCox
It IS a racial issue, Mr Cox.
This is the explosion of the geyser that was to be expected. The media is supposed to not let us know? I didn't know about this stuff at all until this morning, because I don't watch tv....I heard about it only now via FB, and FB is now taking down video shares of the events.......
We know. It's too late, you can't make us "unknow." The world is no longer composed of insular communities, unfortunately.
The media? No. The racism and hatred is to blame.
My husband is retired police officer after 22 years. Have you ever put on uniform everyday and wondered if you would get home? Also, he served 22 years in the military.
The media most certainly plays a part by promoting these stories and glossing over facts to promote a narrative that black men are being gunned down wantonly by police. Combine this with the black grievance industry promoting black victimization at every turn you get the current situation.