POLICE RACIST ?
- In 2013, blacks committed 5,375 murders in America; whites committed 4,396. Whites comprise 63 percent of the population; blacks 13 percent. So anyone can see that the homicide rate among blacks are way out of proportion . The police intrusion into black precincts. Since, in a whopping 90 percent of black homicides, the dead person is another black person or himself.
- 99.9 percent of all police arrests don't result in a fatality.
- In the past 50 years, the amount of black Americans killed by police has decreased 70 percent. In 2012, 123 blacks were shot dead by police. There are currently more than 43 million blacks living in the U.S. Same year, 326 whites were killed by police .
race discrimination at work
NEWS RACISM AT SCHOOL
In response to a number of highly publicised events where people from minority religious, ethnic or other cultural backgrounds have been approached on public transport and subjected to a tirade of racist abuse in Melbourne, columnist Tim Soutphommasane wrote in The Ageearlier this month that while racism cannot be entirely eradicated from society, it is time that onlookers confronted acts of public racism as a matter of civic responsibility.
In particular, he pointed out that some of the most harmful long-term effects of racism on individuals is not the hate-filled intent of the minority who engage in racial abuse. Though such experiences are rightly terrifying, the real harm is caused by the silence of the majority, who do nothing to stand up for victims but instead look away. The effect of this for the abuser is a sense of entitlement that they are representing the majority view. For the victim, it is a feeling that the majority somehow condone these acts, or at the very least are unmoved by them.