The Right’s Race Deafness

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    By Jack Hunter

    Too many conservatives give the impression that refusing to listen to black perspectives is a point of pride.

    Over the last week, many conservatives seemed to be unified around one narrative: Race or racism had absolutely nothing to do with the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings, the protesters had simply made it such and this led to the tragic murder of two New York City police officers.

    The shooting of an 18-year-old black male by a white officer in Berkeley, Missouri, near Ferguson, on Tuesday—accompanied by a video that appeared to support the cop’s actions—reinforced this narrative among conservatives. So did the senseless riot that followed.

    Many conservatives believe race or racism was never a factor at all in the Brown and Garner cases, or in most of these types of cases. Many insist that the protesters were just making all this stuff up.

    Who disagrees with this? Black people.

    In poll after poll after poll after poll after poll—strong majorities of black Americans have consistently said that race plays a role in how law enforcement is applied and how the justice system is conducted in the United States.

    We know that black teenagers are 21 times more likely to be shot by the police than whites. We know that 1 in 3 black men can expect to go to jail in their lifetime. We know that 1 in every 15 black males in the U.S. is currently incarcerated. We know black offenders receive longer sentences than white offenders. We know that despite the same rate of use of marijuana, blacks are 4 times more likely to be arrested.

    Black NYPD police officers give some perspective. Reuters reported on Tuesday:

    Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.

    The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.

    On the Garner killing, Reuters added, “Said one officer from the 106th Precinct in Queens, ‘That could have been any one of us.”

    These are just a few of the statistical realities and perspectives black Americans know too well, and through which they viewed the Michael Brown and Eric Garner controversies. It’s almost impossible to imagine them not seeing a racial component.

    But are blacks just misperceiving these circumstances as racism, as many conservatives seem to think? Or have black men and women have observed things in their communities for a very long time that many outside their communities aren’t aware of?

    Is this even a possibility? Many conservatives: Nope.

    Years ago, I used to say inflammatory things as a conservative radio shock jock, “The Southern Avenger,” knowing it would generate a certain animosity, even racial.

    I thought it was a badge of honor, that this was my role. I believed part of being a conservative was simply to ignore minority criticism, or perhaps to point to other minorities who agreed with me. Over the years, I’ve changed my mind significantly.

    But do many and perhaps most conservatives subscribe to this mindset? I must ask—particularly given recent events and the reactions to them—is part of being conservative just not caring what black people think? It should be noted that there were diverse conservative opinions about the Eric Garner decision.

    Conservatives do not need to agree with every criticism made by black Americans of law enforcement and our justice system, but they do need, at a bare minimum, to consider them. They need to acknowledge that they exist.

    They need to listen.

    The Right’s Race Deafness
     
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    No one needs to listen. No one is deaf. This is what happens when people get tired of saying shut up. I don't care. Give black thugs like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin sainthood if you want. Just shut up about it. Stop demanding attention. You aren't going to get it.
     
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    Plenty of ridicule though.
     
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    #TheLargerIssue #Fatherlessness #ChildNeglectMaltreatment #MentalHealth #Solutions

    Close your eyes for a moment and imagine being raised, nurtured and socialized in a mostly peaceful American community.

    And then imagine becoming a police officer assigned to serve an American community where on a daily basis you speak with traumatized fellow citizens sharing their FEAR, emotional stress, as well as expressing genuine concerns for their family, friends, neighbors or co-workers SAFETY, as they tell you about the number of GUNSHOTS they witnessed or heard echoing through their community's residential neighborhood.

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    Unfortunately, based on my personal experiences, I can safely say not all police officers possess the people skills, maturity, compassion and empathy required to serve American communities populated by large numbers of emotionally ill or troubled fellow American citizens.

    "My Brooklyn, NY Rookie Cop Ignorance"

    My Brooklyn, NY Rookie Cop Ignorance

    VIDEOS DEPICTING EMOTIONALLY ILL HOMICIDAL SUICIDAL YOUNG AMERICAN CITIZENS (age- restricted)







    In my opinion, the APPARENT 'Childhood Trauma' (#ACEs) victims appearing in these recordings UNKNOWINGLY are providing a disturbing symbol for America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect & Maltreatment evolving from America’s oppressive, multi-generational, ignorant, once legal Culture of Racism.

    Sadly, each of the apparent emotionally or mentally ill suicidal/homicidal thinking Americans (*May 18, 2015 - Rise in Suic!de by Black Children Surprises Researchers - The New York Times*) appearing in these horrifying recordings are exhibiting self, people and community harming behaviors that I, as well as a growing number of my responsible, caring American neighbors believe are impeding our responsible, peaceful black or American neighbors, friends and co-workers of African descent from fully experiencing the respect and equality all peaceful Americans have a right to enjoy.
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    "Mental illness in Black Communities" Published on Nov 10, 2010 by www.dawsondenise.com

    Mental illness in Black Communities
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    "How Black Community's Ignorance of Mental Illness Almost Killed Me" ~Law of Polaris -North Star-

    How Black Community's Ignorance of Mental Illness Almost K!lled Me
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    "How black Women sabotage their sons," ~Law of Polaris -North Star-

    How black Women sabotage their sons
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    "I agree that SINGLE MOTHERS are DESTROYING their sons." ~Neko Cheri

    Are Single Mothers Destroying their sons?
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    I DO NOT make excuses for dysfunctional human behavior, I try to understand it. Perhaps the time has come for all American and foreign born citizens to seek and embrace "understanding?"

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    Peace.
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    American *(Children)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Anxiety & Educator's Frustrations
     
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    Hello, OP. Respectfully, I would like to learn if you are familiar with author and violence researcher, as well as 'Childhood Trauma' (#ACEs) victim-survivor, Dr. Stacey Patton, Ph.D, and her extensive research into potentially life scarring, as well as deadly domestic violence committed against American children and teens, aka our Nation's most precious and cherished assets?

    The following are quotes and excerpts from college professor and 'Childhood Trauma' (#ACEs) victim-survivor Dr. Stacey Patton's book "Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America", as well as Dr. Patton's public interviews.

    How about sparing the kid and not using the rod?

    "I would have never been able to do this work if I had come into this world with a mother who stayed, who nurtured me in a healthy way." ~Professor Stacey Patton

    The Undefeated: 'Are there any concepts in your book that may be new to readers?'

    Dr. Patton: "I think that some of the data. For example, in the past 10 years, if you look at the annual child maltreatment reports that are put out by the Association for Children and Families, African-Americans have killed over 3,600 children.

    A lot of people will say, ‘It’s better for me to whup my child than the police,’ but when you look at the data, yes, we’ve seen instances of state violence against unarmed black children, but when you look at the data for the past 10 years, African-Americans kill an average of 360 children a year.

    If you line that up against the police killings, it pales in comparison. African-American children are more at risk of being assaulted, physically injured or killed by their own parents than by the police. There’s that."

    "In 2015, black kids had the highest rate of abuse and neglect, at 14.5 per 1,000 children, compared with 8.1 per 1,000 for white children, according to the Children’s Bureau, part of the Department of Health and Human Services."

    "More than 3,600 black children in the United States have died as a result of maltreatment in the past decade, a rate three times higher than for all other racial groups. Suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled since the 1990s, while the rates for white children have fallen, according to a 2015 report from the Journal of the American Medical Association.”"
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    (*May 18, 2015 - Rise in Suic!de by Black Children Surprises Researchers - The New York Times*)

    OP, as you know I write about and share evidence of America’s MUCH IGNORED, oppressive, potentially life scarring black or African American *MATERNAL CHILD CARE* #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS that I, as well as a growing number of my reasonably responsible, caring, concerned American and foreign born neighbors believe is impeding our black or American neighbors of African descent from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.

    "The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks *EVERYONE"* ~Tupac Shakur

    "We need more people who care; you know what I'm saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that..." ~Tupac Shakur

    Unfortunately, before he developed the confidence to properly promote his #THUGLIFE Child Abuse *AWARENESS* concept, Tupac was brutally murdered by OTHER emotionally or mentally ill victims (*May 18, 2015 - Rise in Suic!de by Black Children Surprises Researchers - The New York Times*) of America's Culture of African American Child Abuse, Neglect and Emotional Maltreatment evolving from America's multi-generational, ignorant, once legal Culture of Racism.

    OP, much like Tupac I’m sorry to pick on moms, though since ancient times they are the primary caregivers we look to keep our young minds feeling SAFE, protected, cared for and loved right from our start.

    OP, in her own way, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., pediatrician and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness joins the late American urban story-TRUTH-teller Tupac Shakur, as well as Dr. Stacey Patton, Ph.D, in PASSIONATELY speaking about the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (#ACEs), aka *Childhood Trauma*, and later-life health and well being.

    Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. passionately shares her belief a National MOVEMENT is required...

    "How 'Childhood Trauma' affects health across a lifetime" - Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.



    Sadly, Tupac LOUDLY and consistently revealed to his fans and admirers, THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, he was a 'Childhood Trauma' (#ACEs) victim who matured into an admitted depressed, suic!dal thinking teen and adult speaking about harming his peaceful neighbors to acquire cash needed to feed his neglected, hungry, "hurting" belly...yet NO ONE listened!
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    OP, are you aware during a March 11, 2018 '60 Minutes' segment titled, "Treating Trauma," Oprah Winfrey, a 'Childhood Trauma' (#ACEs) victim-survivor, shared knowledge regarding America's easily PREVENTABLE, though potentially life scarring *CHILD CARE* PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS?

    EYE-OPENING knowledge Oprah exuberantly confirms is a "game changer."

    YouTube search terms: "Oprah Winfrey 'Fixing The 'Hole In Your Soul'"



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    Nobody is going to shut up. And if you're an officer of the court, people like you are precisely why we're not shutting up or going away.
     
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    I've been not only listening to black liberals for the last 2 days in >> RJ Young EJ Bradford was killed by police for being a black male gun owner. That could have been me

    But I've been engaging them in open discussion.

    And what I've been listening to, is a bunch of hysterical, paranoic, racist idiots spouting off poppycock nonsense, while refusing to accept truth when it is given to them in detail.

    As for ProPublica, here's what the Washington Examiner say about them (including their Clinton donor director) >> "ProPublica is the left's biggest muckracker you never heard of."

    And doesn't it get tiring hearing hearing liberal yammer about blacks getting shot and imprisoned more than whites ? It doesn't occur to them that that's what might happen if you commit more crime ?
     
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    The conservative responses in this thread have been textbook examples of the OP. They can't help themselves.
     
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    Yes, the truth is difficult for conservatives to avoid. Can't help but speak it.
     
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    You dont have to listen but we wont shut up. We are going to continue to point it out every time you whine about why Black people dont trust the cops. You dont want to hear then shut your wrinkled pie hole and stop asking us.
     
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