Hate gets a pass…racial profiling as political correctness

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By ann summers

Because of a “mouth-feel” like styrofoam peanuts, I hate baked Cheetos or their generic imitators even as I definitely like fried Cheetos. So much for common sense about what is healthy snack food—  fortunately it probably isn’t fatal.

What can be fatal are generalizations that aren’t accurate especially for public safety.

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Claiming that racial profiling is “common sense” is micro-aggressive nonsense in a US that could have tRump relying on the closeted racism of dominant voter culture in “swing states”.

That 2017 Trump presidency would be even more Draconian than the post 9/11 security state revealed by Snowden. And those cops with poor training are using a cover of no one respecting their authority as they get hate-crime protection in Chicago.

Trump is making profiling the new political correctness, trying to make racism a tool for public safety, institutionalizing bigotry in its most insidious, authoritarian form. Respecting the public seems to be only an option for its servants under the Trump regime.

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Jay Livingston at Montclair SocioBlog discussed the … figures (full report here).
The first shows that Black and Hispanic drivers are more likely to be stopped by Los Angeles Police than White drivers.
The second shows that, when stopped, if searched, police are more likely to find weapons and drugs on Whites than on either Blacks or Hispanics.
Conclusion: Blacks and Hispanics are being racially profiled by the L.A.P.D. and racial profiling does not work.
Data from New York City in 2008 tells a similar storythesocietypages.org/…

 

Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.

“I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully. And you know, I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense,” he said when asked if he supported increased profiling of Muslims in America.

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“And it only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.” (Trump July 2015)

 

Who “escapes detection” for possible public danger as a firearms owner in a nation where there are simply a lot of firearms legally and illegally held. The real issue never to be acted upon unless complete chaos occurs would be confiscation by a police state which would be the end of democracy anyway. So many slippery-slope fallacies and strawmen upon which lobbyists fundraise. And of course there’s the more insidious profiling by those lobbyists. As if detection was something interfering with basic bodily functions like using toilets.

During a May 20 speech before 80,000 NRA members at the NRA’s annual meeting, NRA Institute for Legislative Action executive director Chris Cox attacked acceptance of Olympic athlete and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, calling her “Bruce” and “he.”

Following Cox’s speech, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said the Obama administration was “in the toilet” because of efforts by the administration to prevent schools from discriminating against transgender students.

Just moments into his speech, Cox lamented that “the America we know is becoming unrecognizable. Everything we believe in, everything we’ve always known to be good, and right, and true has been twisted, perverted and repackaged to our kids as wrong, backwards and abnormal.”

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The real issue is to make sure that a negative preference does not become predjudicial and even worse become institutionalized even de facto as POC are the more likely objects of legal and illegal firearms activity. And political correctness still has nothing to do with it when cops empty complete magazines into suspects.

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4 Responses to Hate gets a pass…racial profiling as political correctness

  1. bigfatmike says:

    “So much for common sense about what is healthy snack food— fortunately it probably isn’t fatal.”

    Well …. are you talking one serving, or 20 years of pigging out in front of the tube?

  2. ghotiphaze says:

    First it was the Twinkie Defence. Then we got the Affluenza Defence which was quickly replaced by the FOX Saturation Defence. Now it’s the Cheetos Defence? When are we going to get the I’m a Fiippin’ Asshole Defence?

  3. wordcloud9 says:

    Not to mention the it was just “20 minutes of action” defense for the convicted rapist

  4. I have a standard comeback question for anyone who uses “PC” in a pejorative way. Similar to the screengrab above:

    “When you say ‘politically correct’, aren’t you referring to treating people with respect? You seem to be saying the Golden Rule is a bad thing that cramps your style.”

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