• Snowclone@lemmy.world
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      The war on drugs was admittedly motivated to try and make it illegal to be Black in America, by disrupting their communities with false accusations of drug use.

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        Also by selective enforcement when people are using drugs reasonably and responsibly. Or unreasonably or irresponsibly, for that matter.

        Plus all the public wealth that went to the enforcers of laws that don’t benefit the public and the weapons manufacturers that armed them. And the political power that came with giving them that and letting them keep it.

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      US Senate: specifically designed to give slave states more power. Still not proportional today, still disempowers Black voters who live in more populous states

      Electoral college: specifically designed to give slave states more power. Still in place today, still disenpowers Black voters in more populated areas

      Washington DC: no senators, no congress representatives, tons of Black citizens

      Qualified Immunity: free pass for police to kill Black people

      Felon voting exclusions: more Black people are imprisoned than white people and are barred from voting at all.

      That’s just from memory. There are so many more, but I’m a white guy so I’m ignorant of most of them.

      There is a documented institutional conspiracy against Black people and it’s right out there in the open.

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      They don’t even try to hide it. It’s pretty common knowledge.

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    System is rigged against them. Less generational opportunities ends up less college. Lack of black bodies in tech means less work experience. If you don’t have work experience or degrees, it makes it hard to get hired.

    Doesn’t happen that lack of generational wealth puts them is poorer sections of town away from the best business opportunities.

    <20% of the pop in my area is black. < 5% of my resumes were anything but while male.

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      Even the stupid things that hurt everyone! That’s the best part. We’ve been so into racism as a country that we shoot ourselves in the foot constantly to spite black people.

      There’s plenty of examples, but the one that always comes to mind for me first is public transportation. We led the world for a while there. Buses and trams and all sorts of ways to get around easily. It feels awfully coincidental that we let black people ride wherever they wanted on the bus and all of a sudden public transportation takes a back seat to car infrastructure right after.

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      So tired of these broad, extremist generalizations on Lemmy. This is the mind of nonsense conservatives point to as “evidence liberals are stupid.”

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        You’ve truly missed a majority of US history if you don’t see the truth in their statement.

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        But it’s actually true. If you look through the foundations of the US it is actually built on racism. They legitimately have white washed our education to remove it.

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      People accept that racism is systemic

      People don’t. And the reasons why are, themselves, systemic. Mass media is dominated by white nationalists and peppered with Uncle Tom types willing to say anything to get ahead.

      This creates all sorts of inertia and friction in any political reform campaign, as misinformation and FUD provoke a coordinated backlash against even the most milquetoast social changes.

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      Also its likely not just black Americans being conspired against by these US institutions, likely other minority groups in addition, but yes definitely black Americans.

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        Not just minority groups, they are conspiring against all poor people no matter their race. The divide against the haves and have nots in growing daily.

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      Oof, thanks. I was coming in hot with “half of the fucking government is openly showing it and being allowed to” and gonna make the cracks on my phone screen dance.

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        But they had to demonize CRT because it brought up too many uncomfortable questions that were obvious once someone mentioned them.

        When the wool is full of holes it’s hard to pull it over someone’s eyes

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    Conservative black people must have permanent surprised Pikachu face from shit like this.