(Ep. 3) Arbery, Cooper, Floyd, and Y'all Qaida - Race, Cops, Protest, and Toy Soldiers

Tribunus Plebis Podcast

30-05-2020 • 22 minutos

In the end I don’t think all cops are racist, in fact it is almost impossible for that to be true. But what I do believe is that when you enforce, through the threat and reality of state sanctioned violence, racist laws via racist policing policies, then the results of those actions is racism. Regardless of your heart. If you target blacks because of precinct policy, that’s racist. It's just racism. We need to accept that if we want to have any chance at all of changing it. We cant keep sweeping it under the rug and pretending that it does not exist. That is madness. And this shit runs super deep. I’m not going to pretend I can solve it all here. We can chase it back to slavery, emancipation, the 13th amendment, and convict leasing. And we can follow that right through Jim Crow and redlining. Hell we can even talk about when the highway system was built and cities and states decided where to put the on ramps and offramps. (I’ll tell you a little secret, they didn’t go to minority neighborhoods, if you can believe it!) Bring that all right up on through the crack era, broken windows, and stop and frisk. And the results of all of those policies, plus many many more, have lingered and destroyed entire communities. The legal, economic and political depredation and degradation is very real. So is the social, emotional and psychological damage. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tribunus-plebis/message