The fear comes from them being treated like criminals all the time. Go to a department store and you have loss prevention following you all the time. Or like the Black producer on KFAN who grew up in Eagan, he said he had the cops pull a gun on him when he was 12 years old.( I believe) That's normal for black kids. Its definitely not for white kids.But if it's a visceral fear that this could happen to them.....that is absolutely making the case the details of each case do matter. If some individuals really think 17,000 unarmed black people are killed each year, then the first thing we should be doing is speaking the truth LOUDLY. Breonna Taylor wasn't killed because she was a black person asleep in her bed. Jacob Blake wasn't just walking down the street and approached by cops. Remove that visceral fear from people for a start. In addition, go after the cops that are unfairly racial profiling or abusing power. Anybody with a brain would be behind that. But don't thrown an entire profession under a "systemic racist" blanket based on the circumstances of a few interactions.
Shaming white people doesn't solve inequality. Segregation isn't a solution for past segregation. Removing statues and changing syrup labels doesn't change anybody's trajectory. Placing criminals on a pedestal is condescending for the millions of law-abiding black people in this country. Don't pretend looting/destroying property is voices being heard. These actions lose many of us in the suburbs that would otherwise be behind racial equality.
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