Editor: “Systemic racism” is the new label for the U.S. today. Surely a little research would bear this out. Since this term seems to be specifically applicable to the criminal justice system, let’s focus on chief lawmakers and enforcement personnel.

President: 13 African-Americans have run for president since 1972. One was elected to two terms. One of the 13 was on the ballot for Vice President. Minority candidates overall are hard to get a handle on. Reference: Elizabeth Warren’s and “Beto” O’Rourke’s candidacies.

Mayors: Of the 100 largest cities in the country, 39 have elected black mayors. In 2018, 57.1% of black mayors served in cities (over 40,000) without a black majority population. Source: black-demographics.com.

Congress: The 116th Congress is most racially, ethnically diverse ever. In 2019, 116 lawmakers were nonwhite. This represents an 84% increase. The 107th Congress of 2001-03, had 63 minority members. Source: pewresearch.org.

Governors: 13 minority governors have served since 2000, 4 currently. All 5 territorial governors are minorities and DC has elected a black mayor since 1990.

Police Chiefs: July 19, 2016 · Nearly 3,000 police chiefs, assistant chiefs and commanders, members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officials, gathered in DC. Source: wusa9.com/article/news.

Police officers: The Bureau of Justice Statistics states there were 130,000 minority local police officers in 2013, an increase of 78,000 officers from 1987 and 13,000 from 2007. The number of minority officers rose nationally to 27.3%. Source: blackenterprise.com.

Attorney Generals: 10 minority State Attorney Generals served in the U.S. since 1995, 6 are currently serving. There have been African American US AGs since 2008.

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simon1dog

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BigBob

Agreeing with a fool makes you a fool.

Roco

Systemic racism is not just about African Americans being killed by the police or incarcerations. It's also about unfair employment, unfair housing, redlining, unfair loan practices, etc. And it's alive and doing well in America. Especially here in LHC. Claiming it doesn't exist or have a "Black family" over for a meal doesn't diminish the fact the systemic racism exist.

Objective Dialectic

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BigBob

Well said, Roco. Making a spurious claim about breaking bread with a black family is the same as saying "I'm not a racist 'cause I work with a black guy."[thumbup][thumbup]

“Your”welcome

Lmao! Hey “Roco” our current president has provided the highest incomes for blacks, lowest unemployment rates for blacks in the history of the United States! Ignorance such as yours is a problem! Teach kids to respect authority! Stop making excuses “Roco” man up!

BigBob

Let's consider the facts of what Typhoid Donnie has done to our nation -

1) Highest national debt;

2) Most convicted team members;

3) Most pandemic infections in world history.

4) Use of military troops against citizens of the United States.

5) American’s being banned from traveling to Europe.

6) The deaths of more 250,000 Americans due to the trump virus.

7) Most disastrous drop in GDP in our nation's history.

HavasuGuy

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IcePick

Joe Biden Says “You Ain’t Black” If You Vote For Trump

BigBob

Unlike Typhoid Donnie who has never apologized for his ignorant statements, Biden almost immediately expressed regret for the remarks, calling them "really unfortunate" and saying he "shouldn't have been such a wise guy. I shouldn't have been so cavalier in responding. No one should have to vote for any party, based on their race or religion or background."

At another point on the call with the Black Chamber of Commerce Biden admitted, "I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American folks for granted ... but nothing could be further from the truth. I've never ever done that, and I've earned it every time I've run. I was making the point that I have never taken a vote for granted."

IcePick

biGboB. Ahh Bob, I guess you hit this one on the head. Joe Biden will say whatever it takes or whatever his handlers tell him too. The facts show he has harmed us the Black community more that another of our time.. Thats a Fact!

BigBob

Who is "biGboB?" So now you're Black? Curious since your avatar is that of a white guy - a well known character actor, but nonetheless a white guy. Want us to "believe" you're, black change your avatar to Mantan Moreland. And BTW, comrade, tell your handler you are in desperate need of additional English lessons.

simon1dog

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BigBob

Agreeing with a fool makes you a fool.

Vince Gors

blob!! Do the Crime do the Time OR Talk Trash Get Shot. They along with Millions of others just never learned "Respect" OR the Word "NO" This just proves it!! You are going to Understand when someone somwhere says "NO" it just happens to be the Last thing some hear and finally understands. Good JOB!! Blue Lives DO Matter.

BigBob

Who is "blob" and why do you keep talking to that little voice in your head?

BigBob

Just consider the number of blacks killed by police since 2015. Black Americans account for less than 13% of the population, but their deaths at the hands of police run 30 per million while whites run 12 per million.

“Your”welcome

Just remember blacks commit over 50% of the most violent crimes and are only 13%! Remember the #1 reason for black deaths from ages 12-19 is murder by another black! Let us not forget that over 90% of racial crimes are committed by blacks!

BigBob

"Your (sic) - Always good to hear from our local racist.

“Your”welcome

As I sit down with my black family this thanksgiving I’ll be sure to provide them your comment “Bobby!”

NorthLong

When Bozo is told the truth about black crime his only answer is to call someone a racist. Facts are fun!!

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Too old for this

Last year, there were 9 Blacks killed by cops. All were found to have been justified, or have not yet been resolved. The number who were killed does not reflect anything about the reasons they were killed. For some fun, look at the number of cops who are assaulted or killed by Blacks. It is an accepted fact that you are an ignorant hater. You do not need to come here daily to remind us.

HavasuGuy

Your lies are too easy to debunk, Police in the U.S. killed 164 Black people in the first 8 months of 2020.

NorthLong

How many would still be alive if they had done what they were told to do? How many threatened police with a weapon? Do you think there may be a connection between blacks getting killed by LE and 13% of the population (blacks) committing over 50% of the serious crimes? Do you have an answer why 90% of the crimes against blacks are by blacks? Please explain why ones of the toughest cities on gun control has one of the highest murder rates. Chicago's shootings are broken down as follows:

75.3% of victims and 70.5% of offenders were African American, 18.9% were Hispanic (20.3% of offenders), and whites were 5.6% of victims (3.5% of offenders).

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BigBob

While you are here I’m still waiting on you to tell me the title of the book you claim to have read - you remember, where you libeled me in these pages? Why won't you tell me the title? Heck, Skippy, I even said I would buy-back any of the books I've written that you bought and found "boring." You know what, you're a liar - you have neither bought nor read any of my books. Admit it!

NorthLong

And we hear from the village 3 year old Big Bozo with his often repeated C&P from unit B on C&P.

IcePick

biGboB. Slinging POO again. Do you believe this slop you're pandering? One word to Describe you. "Schnitzel".

BigBob

OMG! Who is "biGboB" and now who is "Schnitzel?" Those voices in your head are making you look a fool.

NorthLong

Yep that's Bozo. "Schnitzel" Meat that's been pounded.

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