Issue is how Blacks are treated

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Vladtheimp

The Real Issues of Black Lives Matter

What can possibly be more paternalistic and self-unaware than for a white privileged suburbanite to take it upon himself to define (or more appropriately re-define) the Black Lives Matter Movement started by two trained LGBTQ disciples of Karl Marx who are people of color?

Maybe Mr. Zurakowski would like BLM’s current issue to be how Blacks are being treated by the police differently than whites in similar situations (to make it more palatable for white Democrats to ignore the current rioting, murder, mayhem, looting and arson being carried out by Black Lives Matter supporters). Maybe pigs can fly.

Fortunately we have only to go to the BLM definition of what issues their current (2020) goals are focused on -

• Racial Injustice • Police Brutality • Criminal Justice Reform • Black Immigration • Economic Injustice • LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights • Environmental Conditions • Voting Rights & Suppression • Healthcare • Government Corruption • Education • Commonsense Gun Laws Until Democrats, including Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, AOC and Omar specifically and loudly condemn the actions of BLM and its supporters, and until BLM specifically and loudly condemns the violence by its supporters and partners (ANTIFA) then Americans can rightly conclude that the violence and mayhem are part of the Black Lives Matter program to achieve its goals (including destruction of the nuclear family) and that Democrats support those means to achieve their desired ends.

Lanivan

Let's get some actual facts:

1.) Black people have been 28% of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13% of the population.

2.) Blacks are 3x more likely to be killed by police than white people

3.) Black people have been 28% of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13% of the population. https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

Lanivan

EDIT: Number #3 should read: Blacks are 1.3x more likely to be unarmed compared to white people.

Rottweiler

And police are killed at a rate of 18x higher than suspects black or white you are a joke lanivan.

Lanivan

Show your source for your claims, or you are just another troll, making up s--t, during commercials.

Rottweiler

You are a nasty old bitter hag laniven

Rottweiler

You are the biggest internet troll in the Tribune cities show your sources.

Rottweiler

Move to Detroit or the south side of Chicago....why live in the safe confines of Republican Ottawa County.

Rottweiler

Yes all true but don’t commit 40 percent of the violent crime and you would be amazed how the above numbers fall. It’s called personal responsibility not racism or the myth of white privilege.

Rottweiler

And Buck no one cares how you think your deceased parents would vote....your arrogance is amazing. The Democrats have done such a fine job with Detroit no need to grace us with your presence here in Republican West Michigan.

Rottweiler

The poor black man 6percent of the population and 40 percent of the crime....and Dale is going to chime in to set us straight.

edwards1

Many opinions and perhaps bitterness. I lived through the race riots of the 1960's. seen racism at it's height, both real and alledged. Sixty years later, the situation still exists, apparently as bad as ever.Many Democrats have moved so far left they may have fallen off the shelf of sanity. All of the current thoughts and bad behavior originates in our hearts according to the Bible:) Matthew 15:18,19).We all will be accountable to God someday ( 2Corinthians 5:10). Some may laugh, but only a fool doesn't believe in God, per His Word ( Psalm 14:1). There isn't a politician alive that will solve the problems of the heart, only Jesus can do that ( John 14:6).

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