Blacks and whites have sharply different reactions to the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and the protests and violence that followed. Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to say that the shooting of Michael Brown “raises important issues about race that need to be discussed.” Wide racial differences also are evident in opinions about of whether local police went too far in the aftermath of Brown’s death, and in confidence in the investigations into the shooting.
I am back Robert been helping family and working on projects. Fixing a television, changing out a sink, moving furniture, writing letters for people, working on some personal projects. I am glad to be back and apparently I have gained a lot of followers since I have been away, I’m up to 646 followers now. After over a year of blogging, in spite of some gaps in blogging I am finally reaching people.
I thought this was interesting when I heard this last night on PBS Newshour. It tells me a lot of whites just don’t get it. I get it, but a lot of whites just don’t. There is a lot of racism in our justice system, prison system, and police forces. I am not much a fan of law enforcement these days and very distrustful of them. I have seen and heard too many negative things to feel positive about them. I realize they perform a public service and put their lives on the line, but too many have the wrong attitude, are very hostile, authoritarian, arrogant, and are violent. I seen too many lives ruined by law enforcement and our justice system.
Welcome back, Alan, and I’m so glad your blogging is getting more attention! Your point of view is definitely needed. And, I certainly share your sentiments on racism and police misconduct.
Thanks Robert, I finally feel I am achieving something.