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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 05:28 AM

16. Individual racism is institutional when backed by a system

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The cop who stopped Sandra Bland is an example. He probably profiled her, something the system allows, but his attitude towards her seemed racist to me. She died as a result of his "agressive arrest" and the system refused to hold him or anyone else accountable. It may hurt if someone yells the n word at me, but I could die if I run into a racist cop. It is the individual attitudes, backed by power, that is killing us.

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