This should not come as a surprise. White America fears the Black Man. That is the only excuse I can find that allows this farce of Black people being treated worse than Whites.
It is my contention that the data used to demonstrate the treatment of Black people is intentionally flawed to create a racial disharmony.
Why? Simple, racists make money off racism.
The Washington Post’s Police Killings Database does not tell the actual story?
This database fails to demonstrate the actual population percentages that dispute the findings of Black people being 13 percent of the US population.
America’s political machine is afraid they will lose voters if they talk against the current movement in support of Black people.
Lets look at the true facts:
The Washington Post Database of Police Killings says that Black people make up about 13 percent of the US population and this percentage should be relative to the amount of Black people killed by police. NO IT SHOULD NOT! The claim of Black people making up about 13 percent of the US population may be true, but that is all it is good for. Use of such data does not truely reflect the data necessary to demonstrate police killings claims.
According to U.S. Census Bureau, 49.7 percent of the California population is male and 50.3 percent are female. The top five races for people in California are: White (61.8%), Hispanic or Latino (37.2%), Some Other Race (13.9%), Asian (13.1%), Black or African American (6.1%).
As you can see from the data above, the Black population of Oakland, California clearly exceeds the 13 percent claim. Run the data with these population percentages and suddenly not so many Black people killed by police vs population exists. There are still a high rate of Black people killed, but race does not factor near so much. One has to stop playing the race game and ask the right questions.
Why do Black people get killed by police? Black people get killed by police because Black people resist or act a fool when arrested. This is what needs to be fixed. None of the racial claims previously made are supported by use of the relevant population data. What does the use of this data demonstrate? It demonstrates that the percentage of Black people being killed by police should be almost double the 13 percent calculation.
I cannot say if this is true of all cities nation-wide, but it will paint an entirely different picture of the data results. Why hasn’t this data been discussed by our politicians? Because the first to show this disparity between the true data and what the Country thinks is right, won’t be very popular. And most of our most influential people of all colors seem to rate popularity higher than truth.
What all of us need to understand is that there is money in racism. Racism is being created by the people making this money. We are allowing these people to influence us without fact checking their claims. And, we all allow too much playing of the race card when we need to dig deeper to find the true data to resolve issues. C’mon America, let’s move beyond the color of our skin . . .