Ferguson and Race; Power and Color

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  • Sawak Sarju  On 12/04/2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hello Readers, RACISM and Prejudice have always been and it is here to Stay, Therefore , learn to live with it. Sawak Sarju.

    Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:58:35 +0000 To: studentforlife2011@hotmail.com

    • Albert  On 12/04/2014 at 4:25 pm

      I think Malcolm X might have said learn how to deal with it collectively. I suspect Muslims are now largely left alone in England

      • Thinker  On 12/04/2014 at 7:45 pm

        Never heard of the English Defense League?

  • kr0636  On 12/04/2014 at 6:56 pm

    Police Brutality Against Blacks and Minorities
    Racism is part of the human legacy and experience. It will be with us forever. It is the primary basis of discrimination. Screaming and shouting about police brutality will have no effect if the cause is not identified and addressed. Whites comprise over ninety percent of police officers. The majority of these young white men and women are recruited at the impressionable ages of 16 to 18 even before completion of their secondary school education. As such they lack the maturity and ability to think critically in making decisions. Then too, most of them were nurtured in home environments where blacks and other minorities are considered as inferior to whites and more prone to criminal activities. This is the paradigm they take into the police service and is the basis for their interaction with blacks and non-whites. Any inroad into mitigating police brutality on blacks would require a more visible appearance of blacks in the police service. Instead of shouting and marching incessantly against such brutality, black leaders should develop strategies to get more black young men and women into the police service to ensure an ethnic balance in the service. Young black men must be encouraged to pull up their trousers from below their backsides and join the police recruitment lines. Police officers are given overwhelming authority and lethal weapons to exercise that authority. It is therefore critical that police recruits be thoroughly vetted and undergo ethnic sensitivity training to equip them for serving in a multicultural environment. At present there is more than a ninety percent chance that any call for police assistance would be responded to by a white police officer who is likely to be more civil to his kith and kin. This is unacceptable in a multiracial society. With this ethnic disparity in the police service, whites have a level of security that blacks do not enjoy. It is prudent to strive for a police service that is ethnically representative of the society it serves. In the interim, it is worth considering having two officers on every beat; one white and one black. This would serve as a countervailing influence on the behaviour of each and also offer a sense of security to minorities when dealing with the police.
    Cephas Keith Reyes, PhD.

    • Albert  On 12/05/2014 at 11:55 am

      They say its difficult to find qualified young black men. Many are high school drop outs or have a record. The qualified ones dont join the police force maybe because they think they can do better outside.

      What is not given much reporting is the NYC Police Union, the Police Benevolent Association. As regards the NYC police the union is more powerful than the New York Governor or Mayor and has lots of money to buy politicians. It pays the legal fees for police, and can “fix” or move trials of indicted policemen to more favorable environments. Its like an organised mafia. What’s happening in New York is a repeat of police killings and protest since the 60’s or before. This one will die down before the next one happens. .

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 12/05/2014 at 2:11 am

    WHo said that the USA is a black man’s paradise. YOU have seen the great struggles that were led by the great apostle of peace the late Martin LUther KIng . He carried the the DREAM of the usa until he was eliminated from our midst. I remembered what he said, the black people of the United States of America are capable of turning this place upside down in order that it may go the right side up. the struggle continues . the battle has not yet been won although we have a black President we must guard him also and support his good policies!

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