This was the comment I posted with an article from AwesomelyLuvvie on Facebook. This morning in the stark light of day we find ourselves with not one, but two more dead black men who should still be alive. Rather than write my own post about it, I would like you to read Luvvie’s post.
White people. Yes, you. Even you nice ones. These things that are happening? These horrifying things that are happening to my people? They are because people who look like you, have set up a system of supremacy that flourishes. It is one that says people who look like me are violent, threats. It doesn’t matter if they’re holding books, wallets, bags of skittles. It is one that allows people to be killed by cops while sitting in their cars. It allows people to be killed while they lay on the ground with their hands showing. It allows people to be killed while walking away.
Is she mad? Does she use some strong language? You bet she does and she is. SOmetimes strong language is needed.
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Now for some talk about refugees and the odds you will be killed by one.
If you like Donald Trump Jr. are afraid of refugees and terrorists I would like you to consider this…
These are the odds these things will happen to you in your lifetime:
Killed by a terrorist: 1 in 20,000,000
Being shot to death: 1 in 300
Being raped: 1 in 5 for women, 1 in 71 for men
It is funny how Republicans and specifically Trump want us to be much more scared of the terrorists (and our Muslim neighbors) than we are of the Brock Turners of this country (and the Judges who slap them on the wrist) and the NRA which are both MUCH more dangerous.
Finally to tie these two issues together and drive home the point…
In The United States of America, you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.
I am not saying this because I believe all police officers to be worse than terrorists (on the contrary, I believe most officers to be people who really just want to protect, serve, and go home to their families). I am simply saying it is much more logical for one to be scared of being shot by a police officer, a toddler, or a licensed gun owner than by a terrorist.