Originally Posted by sea manup
this makes no sense
a few examples and videos online and now every one thinks cops are going around killing people on sight
The selective exposure is very effective, this is basically the polar opposite of republican fear mongering. I always post hard statistics in these thread to put things in perspective. The cause of true black genocide in this country is subtle, and makes people have to think. But there's no tangible figure to hold accountable for those causes of death. These police beating stories are easier for the feeble-minded, social media generation masses to digest. A black man dying of cancer, COPD and a heart disease because of health disparities is not worthy enough a cause to get this much media attention. Cervical cancer, a disease of poor black women not just in this country but in places like Haiti is not worthy of media attention. Black babies being more likely to be born premature and dying in the first few months of birth at a higher rate than any other race is not worthy of media attention. You mention the deaths of black people at the hands of fellow citizens and you get a backlash because forbid someone might have to take a look in the mirror. Real racism is quiet, it's subtle.
"Police killed almost five black people per every million black residents of the U.S., compared with about 2 per million for both white and hispanic victims." That's a rate of 0.0005, the black population is approximately 45 million, so 225 or so black people were killed by police a majority of whom were armed at the time of the shooting.
Sorry to break it to some in here but the police are not going around shooting black people all willy nilly.
Leading causes of death for blacks
Here's a pretty comprehensive and accurate PDF from the CDC that breaks down all causes of death by race, sex, and age group
Homicide is at number 8 (8059 total deaths by homicide), a vast majority of those homicides being committed by citizens but naw we don't get a thread every single time a black person gets shot unless the police is involved. Police are involved in 0.024 percent of the total deaths by homicide amongst blacks. 0.024%!!!!!!!!!
Edited by LIONBLOOD - 10/28/15 at 12:31am