The Instigator
Dilara
Pro (for)
Winning
9 Points
The Contender
DaveRamseyRKO
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Police brutality is not the number 1 concern for African American communities.

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after 3 votes the winner is...
Dilara
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/15/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Dilara

Pro

Police brutality is a problem for African Americans. However it is not the number one problem for them. Out of the 7000 murderers of black people each year 93% of them are by other black people. Most of this is gang violence related. These stats are from the fbi and national crime victimization survey. What black people should be worried about is the high levels of poverty they're communities are plagued with and the unemployment rate. 1 in 2 black men does not have a job. Black people should focus on education so they can get good jobs. There should be more black fathers around do young black men don't join gangs for a sense of family. 75% of black kids are born out of wedlock. If you are raised by a single mom you are more likely to be poor.
DaveRamseyRKO

Con

I can tell you personally from my experience as a black citizen WITH A FATHER; We live in a safe environment and there is no gang violence' around us. My family is definitely most concerned with police brutality because our granpda was killed by a police officerback in '09 without even doing anything to provoke them.
Debate Round No. 1
Dilara

Pro

I am very sorry to hear about that. I assume you live in a middle class area with little gang violence. In this case your biggest concern would be police brutality. For African Americans who live in poor areas this is not the case. Like I said almost 7000 black on black murderers a year. Most of these are gang related and occur in poor areas where people suffer from poverty and unemployment. As terrible as Eric garners death was this was fairly remote. In many poor areas (no matter the race) gang violence kills hundreds of people. In Chicago alone there are hundreds of gang deaths a year most of which are black on black. For most African Americans gang violence is the number one concern. This is true for African Americans living in poor areas where gangs roam the street. For middle class African Americans this might not be the case. Since many African Americans live in low income areas where gang violence is common gang violence is their number one problem.
I'm sorry about your grandfather.
DaveRamseyRKO

Con

DaveRamseyRKO forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Dilara

Pro

According to the fbi there are 120 blacks killed by police a year and over 6000 blacks killed by black gangsters a year. The black community needs to stop worrying so much about police brutality and start worrying about gang violence. Police brutality is an important problem but other problems are bigger.
DaveRamseyRKO

Con

DaveRamseyRKO forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Roberth123 2 years ago
Roberth123
I agree with the proposition because he gave good facts and they clearly supported his argument.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's anecdote doesn't compete with Pro's statistics. But Pro, please use sources to back your claims, next time. Conduct to Pro for Con's round forfeits.
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Reasons for voting decision: I expected a lot more from pro than to just say that gangster violence is more prevalent. Due to ff, pro wins
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture