Thursday, September 22, 2016

a moment of clarity.


 "...“None of us were there…what we do know is this. It seems extremely easy to get shot by police in America. Which is not right.” Noah cuts to a clip of the officer — Betty Shelby’s — attorney explaining that it couldn’t have been a racially charged killing, because she’d recently been to a homecoming football game at an all-black high school. “Her lawyer’s defense has introduced us to one of the bigger problems that you face in America. In an American city, there’s an all-black high school, and that’s normal instead of weird? Living in a society where racial divisions are so deeply baked into every part of society that we don’t notice it anymore? An ‘all black high school?’ That’s a phrase that’s never followed by, ‘Oh you’re talking about the one in the nice part of town? Yeah, I know it.’ Racial divisions are so normalized in society that people possess a bias they don’t even know they have.'”..."

FLAVORWIRE: Trevor Noah on the Terence Crutcher Shooting and America’s Scary Normalizing of Racial Division

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