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The Myth of Systemic Racism: In America, Reverse Discrimination Is the Norm, by Vasko Kohlmayer

Reverse discrimination is easy to find; systemic racism is virtually undetectable. From Vasko Kohlmayer at lewrockwell.com:

In an earlier piece we have attempted to bring to light the real motives behind the “anti-racism” crusade which has been sweeping the Western world. We have argued that its objective is not to correct racial injustice but to subvert Western societies. The inability of social justice warriors to give genuine examples of societally sanctioned racism shows the true nature of this movement.

The most frequently used argument in support of the claim of systemic racism is the use of force by police against blacks, which it is claimed, is disproportional and racially motivated. This, it is said, is symptomatic of the intrinsically racist nature of American society which uses law enforcement to harass and oppress minorities.

There is a scenario that regularly takes place in connection with this narrative. An African American is shot by the police. Before there is time to hear the full story of what happened, the news quickly spreads that the police have “murdered” or “executed” an innocent person. The man in question is usually described as a peaceful individual who was just going about his business. Upon hearing this, cries of injustice are heard and protests break out. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other activists arrive to give speeches. When the facts of the case finally emerge in full, however, it usually turns out that the suspect was actually a violent person with a long criminal record and the incident in question took place while he posed deadly danger to those around him.

This is not to say that policemen do not make mistakes, harm innocent people or employ excessive force on some occasions. This does happen and such offences need to be dealt with. Almost everyone agrees that cops who deliberately misuse their power should be persecuted and punished. There is, however, no evidence that there exists a systemic pattern of abuse along racial lines. A study after study have demonstrated this. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Myth of Systemic Police Racism” states: “A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal-justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing. Crime and suspect behavior, not race, determine most police actions.”

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