Despite mass murders committed by suburban white men, it seems to be only inner-city black and brown youth that are the victims of Stop and Frisk.
When’s the last time you heard of a young black man taking a semi-automatic weapon into a school or movie theater and attempting to shoot everything that moves? Can’t recall, can you? But I bet if I asked when’s the last time a young black man made headlines for being demonized, humiliated, and in many cases abused by racist cops conducting a stop and frisk—which by the way in New York City in 2011 an estimated 680,000 stop and frisks were conducted; 90% of those stopped were people of color; 90% were innocent and 99% didn’t have a gun—you could send me a zip file full of articles.
Have you ever noticed that when a white man commits an awful act against humanity, like James Holmes and the Aurora movie theater shooting, the news media immediately calls into question his mental state? They interview former classmates to see what he was like as a child and have renowned medical professionals come on air and provide thought-leadership on issues related to mental health, like schizophrenia, for example.
But when your local news station interrupts your favorite television program with breaking news that narrates the story of a dangerous black male killing another dangerous black male over “ni**er problems,” like drugs, infidelity and robbery, the black male killer never gets his history read, nor does the journalist covering the story make an effort to research former classmates to see what “lil’ blackface” was like on the basketball courts during recess.
Television cameras aren’t chasing down the suspect when they leave court for an interview, and dammit, the sleazy public defender better not even thinking about using insanity as a plea.
The only thing post-racial thing about this society is the ability to—with malice intent—post racial shit online, and start a controversial conversation on the comments thread.
The majority of the US shows no genuine effort in easing racial tension. The President for Christ’s sake oversees a nation where police officers have stop-and-frisk quotas and for-profit prison have quarterly projections.
It’s clear that we won’t see race reforms discussed during this Presidency, or probably any other. But since “gun violence” affects white people so much and their sense of security, the solution I recommend is equally distributing, that the men in blue stop and frisk on the outskirts of town, where the “ni**er problems,” like drugs, infidelity and robbery; manifest themselves in another color and on a whole different level.
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