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  1. about 1 month ago on Doonesbury

    Voting is a right. But, sure, let’s have voter ID, and provide it free to everyone who has the right to vote. You don’t have any objection to that, right?

  2. about 1 month ago on Tank McNamara

    You said: I can honestly say that LEOS don’t wake up in the morning and say “I’m going to go harass a black man, maybe even shoot one” Not only does that fly in the face of silliness, it would be a quick end to any career.

    Well of course they don’t think that. Yet we find story after story of Blacks getting harassed or even killed for doing things that never get whites killed. I’m much less worried about the overt racists than I am by the people who don’t think they’re racist. It’s unconscious behaviors and attitudes that are the cause. You have to really look within yourself (as I try to look within myself) to find and expunge racist elements of your life. I have book recommendations if you’re interested in learning how to do that.

  3. about 1 month ago on Tank McNamara

    More non-Blacks are killed by cops than Blacks simply because there are more non-Blacks than Blacks. But as the statistics I cited show, Blacks are twice as likely to be killed by cops, and nearly three times as likely when unarmed.

    The problem with your “simple lesson” is that, statistically, it doesn’t work for non-whites. But it’s even worse than that. How many stories have there been of armed gunman situations being resolved with the peaceful capture of the perpetrator? How many of those involved a white suspect? The Venn diagram is nearly a circle.

  4. about 1 month ago on Tank McNamara

    Friend of mine was given a Boba Fett cardboard cutout and discovered it in the hallway after waking up. It got punched, but fortunately not broken.

  5. about 1 month ago on FoxTrot

    Hey, if building a dam can slow the earth’s rotation, I think it likely that humans can do a lot of things to the earth.

    https://www.kinetica.co.uk/2014/03/27/chinese-dam-slows-down-earths-rotation/

  6. about 1 month ago on Tank McNamara

    How about an example? I have never worried about being stopped by a police officer and dying from the encounter. Blacks face the possibility of dying from it, no matter how cooperative they are or whether or not they have done anything against the law.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7331505/

    Figure 1 in that article shows that while Blacks make up 13% of the population, they are 26% of people shot and killed by police, and 36% of unarmed people shot and killed by police.

    This requires a power structure behind it to happen. This is a part of systemic racism. And it doesn’t exist for white people in the USA.

    You can think that you have suffered from racism. Until you have faced systemic racism, racism that affects where and how and if you can live, you haven’t.

  7. about 1 month ago on Tank McNamara

    Racism requires a power structure behind it which means that it is impossible to be racist towards white people in the USA. Bigotry, sure; racist, never.

  8. about 1 month ago on Tank McNamara

    I heard Donald is even further down than it was on the list of boy’s names.

  9. 3 months ago on Non Sequitur

    Reminds me of this:

    https://xkcd.com/451/

  10. 4 months ago on FoxTrot

    When was the last time there was a reference to Peter having a girlfriend? She seems to have fallen victim to Chuck Cunningham Syndrome.

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChuckCunninghamSyndrome