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ninjamanatee200
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divergent_ambon
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systemic racism: does it exist?

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Started: 10/13/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Debating Period
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ninjamanatee200

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Do you believe systemic racism truly exists in american law enforcement today? black people are 8 times as likely as white people to commit any given crime (1), hence the reason they are shot/arrested/incarcerated at such disproportionate rates in contrast to white people when simply comparing listed statistics to population rather than crime rate. They are also drastically more likely to resist arrest, at least in NY city, (2) which could be a factor as to why they are incarcerated or shot at higher rates than white people.

(1) https://ucr.fbi.gov...
(2) http://www.wnyc.org...

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