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And yeah I'm completely okay with making judgements about a whole group of people who have made the choice to join a group. Who you are is a collage made of the choices you make not the color of your skin.

If you join the Knights of Columbus I can easily assume that you're either catholic or are in support of what the group is doing or both.

If you join a sky diving club I can easily assume you like to jump out of planes.

If you join the Republican Party I can assume that either your family already has money or that you don't understand economics/science.

If you join a white supremacist group I can assume that you are both white, and racist.

If you choose to progress a false narrative and construct straw man arguments I can assume you're trying to steer a debate away from a topic you feel insecure talking about. Watch republicans talk about climate change you can't even get the question out of your mouth before they start piling up straw.

-- Posted by Coldbeerbear on Thu, Jul 28, 2016, at 10:53 AM

You're killing me here. You are the one who is always asking for an apples to apples comparison. Black people and cops aren't interchangeable as groups. Black is something you're born with cop is something you become. There are lots of black people who chose to become cops. There are exactly zero cops who chose to be black. There are many white people who chose to become cops who didn't choose to be part of a white supremacist group.

The problem here is that there are many many people who happened to be dirtbag white supremacists, who joined terrorist groups who also choose to be cops, and the so called "good cops" haven't done anything significant to purge their ranks.

My argument isn't now nor has it ever been black against white, nor black against police, my issue here boils down to impartial justice vs racist infiltration of the justice system by people bent on using if to progress their own racist ideas.

-- Posted by Coldbeerbear on Thu, Jul 28, 2016, at 10:37 AM

You can make all the excuses you want, but again....you are ok with hating an entire group of people based on the actions of a few? So again, lets reverse that group from police to black people, are you ok with that? You can narrow it down to your specific shade if you'd like since you mentioned that.

Comparing signing up to the police as being the same thing as signing on to the KKK is ignorant. The KKK states in their oath that they want to protect the white race only. The police state in their oath protect & serve all. As in any group/organization there are bad apples. You are not claiming we should judge an entire group of people without knowing them based on the acts of a few people are you CB?

-- Posted by oldschool17 on Thu, Jul 28, 2016, at 8:22 AM

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