White Crane Feather Posted June 19, 2020 #51 Share Posted June 19, 2020 (edited) On 6/15/2020 at 10:23 AM, Kittens Are Jerks said: Perhaps I've misunderstood your comment, but I do not see how racism, police brutality, etc., are fueld by quirks of the human mind. Also, could you expand on what you think those illogical principles are? The mind is a differential machine having evolved for survival. It can be demonstrated in studied done on police that even black police will shoot quicker and make more mistakes against perceived black targets. Why? Racism? That’s the answer to everything? Subconscious racism (as opposed to the idiots who are apart of racist subcultures) is a symptom and reflection of reality. About 50% of all violent crime is committed by black people. You can’t hide from this fact even if it’s uncomfortable. We know why this disproportional violence exists. It’s not a mystery. Subconscious and systemic racism on the part of police and average people is a direct result of the human mind making probability calls behind the scenes. Does the innocent black man deserve to be grouped with criminals? HELL NO! Police especially need to be aware of their own cognitive quirks, but the problem isn’t going away without addressing root issue, and inflating the issues with false narratives and confirmation biases. Simple facts to ponder. Black people are killed by police in a greater proportion to their population than white people. Black people are not killed by police in a greater proportion to their participation in violent crime. Startling l, more white people are killed in proportion to their participation in violent crime than black people. Some simple conclusions. We have a severe socioeconomic problem that leads to black people participating in far more crime than proportion to their population. Because of this, simple statistics tells us that there will be more violent encounters between police and black people than other races regardless of their proportion of the population. Also because of this bias against black people will be unavoidable because of how the human mind is wired. Selection bias from the media will then perpetuate the narrative that black people are target more because of “racism.” This doesn't fit the facts when compared to participation in crime instead of proportional population. Then we have confirmation bias. If it is a cultural narrative that you are oppressed and targeted then many of the crappy things that happen to all of us will be confirmed as racism when they happen. It’s not to say profiling doesn't happen, but the incidence of racism is often a filter. That’s not to say it dosn’t exist. I have read about crappy police work That looks racist to me, but those stories are again inflated by selection bias. Crappy police work does exist against other races as well. It’s a complicated subject with several layers. What’s happening in our culture right now is equivalent to stopping at the second layer and ignoring how and why we got there. If we can’t understand that then we cannot address the real problem to one day end this madness. Edited June 19, 2020 by White Crane Feather Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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