But to infer that whites are subject to the same level of distrust by police means ignoring all the evidence of differing treatment. There is no bigotry in saying this because it's evidence-based and documented.
#160 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-09-15 11:47 PM
Maybe it is warranted to note the supposed distrust, maybe it isn't. What isn't warranted is assuming the reason for the distrust, especially as such a singular cause as racism.
Especially considering how many black and hispanic cops there are. Kind of hard to claim racism in that case. Then you have to look at other factors.
In truth the reason, where there IS such distrust, is probably a mix of many factors and varies from cop to cop.
Interesting that you would cite experience as justification for your claim of widespread racism, but dismiss experience from the many cops that see a higher level of crime in their black-majority districts as a reason for distrust.
Again, to most bigots the goalposts shift and what they will accept from themselves they take offense at with others.