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  •  A little of both, I'm sure! (7+ / 0-)

    While there are geographic areas of the country where being Black causes a far more drastic response from law enforcement and the courts than in others and while there are crimes which, when committed by Blacks, cause far more time to be served, and while Blacks have been demonized since this country's beginnings, we (Blacks) do seem to commit more crimes than our share of the population would suggest.

    However, one need only remember the pictures of the aftermath of Katrina where the Black person was 'looting' while the white person was 'finding' to be reminded that significant double standards exist...

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