Black Lives Matter: Racism In Today's Society

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Another opposing view is that in today’s society, racism only comes from whites. After all, the popular protest ‘Black Lives Matter’ has implemented into today’s minds that there is a ‘distinction between black flesh and white humanity;” the difference being that blacks are lesser in white’s eyes (Williams). This thought, however, is not the full story; this racial prejudice falls onto both races. Particularly in the popular police shooting cases there has been proven racism on both races, but the black racism is hushed by the media. Introducing Officer Betty Shelby, a white woman cop who shot and killed Terence Crutcher in late 2016, a 40 year old black man who was currently on a the drug PCP, because he was reaching through the car window for what she thought was a weapon …show more content…
Now, these cases could be put into the race perspective. Shelby was white and shot a black man, Saunders was black and shot a white man. The fact is that attention is called to Shelby’s case because she is white and she shot a black man; so the society claims she did it because of racial reasons. But, no attention is called to Saunders case because our society has drilled into today’s minds that racism is only one sided, and if you say Shelby is racist for her shooting, than the only fair way to interpret this is to say that Saunders was racist too. Further, these cases prove that the ‘discrimination’ some people think exists in the police world does not just fall onto the whites of the world. But, the question to think about is: why did this go unheard of in media? This lying by omission that occurs could be because of today’s society. The truth is that in our world if a white person tells their opinion about something involving blacks they “will be labeled “racist” and immediately shut down”

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