19 signs racism is alive and well in the United States

Josh Withey@josh_withey
Thursday 13 July 2017 12:15
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1. Aramis Ayala, the first and only black Florida State Attorney, was pulled over last month by police for no obvious reason.

2. It's been two years since Sandra Bland was arrested and later died in police custody.

Protesters said the arrest, after failing to use a turn signal while driving, showed racial bias and excessive use of force by police against African-Americans.

Her family reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit.

3. This actually happened.

4. On-screen diversity.

5. A higher proportion of white Americans believe they have touched a ghost than those who believe black people experience discrimination.

6. Ladies and gentlemen, Pat Buchanan.

7. Two linked GoFundMe fundraising page raised almost $300,000 for the officer accused of shooting Michael Brown six times in Ferguson. People had their say when they donated...

8. The difference in how we report crime

On the left is Brock turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student after a party at Stanford University. On the right is Keith Lamont Scott, a man shot and killed by police in North Carolina.

9. Bill O'Reilly's worst restaurant review of all time.

10. This.

If I say negro or black boy, or slave, if those people cannot take those kind of words and [not be offended] then Martin Luther King Jr hasn't done his job yet.

Cliven Bundy, a rancher in long dispute with the federal government, was trying to explain an earlier remark "I wonder if negroes weren't better off as slaves".

11. And this.

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12. What happens when a white man and a black man try to steal the same car? Well, what do you think?

13. "Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston, step away from the crack pipe."

14. The New York Post actually thought this cartoon, published the month after Barack Obama's inauguration, was a good idea.

15. It's not just the media.

Via: The Washington Post

16. You can, apparently, spot racism in a heartbeat...

Research into how our body reacts to fear, has theorised a link between how our bodies physically process a threat, and racial bias.

A study by Ruben Azevedo and his team looked into the negative stereotypes associated with black people and threat, in order to determine how processes in the body inform the brain, and vice versa.

Researchers found that:

In the context of alertness to threat-signalling stimuli, heightened representation of cardiac signals in the brain may enhance the salience of social cues and promote the expression of negative racial stereotypes.

17. The criminal justice system:

18. The economy:

19. What this law maker say about the confederate flag.

A lawmaker from Mississippi called for the hanging of politicians who approve the removal of the confederate flag and other Civil war monuments.

A since-deleted Facebook post from state representative Karl Oliver's account compared critics - who say the monuments celebrate slavery - to Nazis:

The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific.

If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, 'leadership' of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED!

After widespread criticism, he later apologised for the post.

I, first and foremost, wish to extend this apology for any embarrassment I have caused to both my colleagues and fellow Mississippians.

In an effort to express my passion for preserving all historical monuments, I acknowledge the word 'lynched' was wrong.

I am very sorry. It is in no way, ever, an appropriate term.

I deeply regret that I chose this word, and I do not condone the actions I referenced, nor do I believe them in my heart.

I freely admit my choice of words was horribly wrong, and I humbly ask your forgiveness.

The article is an update of an earlier version by the same name. It has been transferred to a new page for technical reasons and updated.

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