Hi all. This is a pretty petty concern, but here goes:
I’m relatively new to radical leftism. I’m not confident in most of my arguing stragegies or points and still trying to weed out any remaining liberalism.
On a social media site someone responded to the “black males were 3x more likely to be killed by the police than white males” statistic by saying “AND the reason? it comes down to actions, young black males, when adjusted by population, are 3 times more likely to take part in behaviors that lead to this kind of outcome”
I got heated about this and said “Really? You’re that desperate to justify police brutality that you’ll attribute a behavior to an entire group of people based off of their race and age? That’s called racism, you fuck. And it’s the same racism that’s driving these pigs to kill unarmed young black men. Of course you defend them because you are one of them.” Which probably wasn’t the best argument I could have given and not delivered in a very calculated way.
Anyway, he has since responded with “since you are a moron (this comment proves it) I will explain, it the ACTIONS of this group that leads to outcomes. black young men make up 6% of the population yet commit almost 50% of the violent crimes, mostly against other blacks, you want to speak of racism?? the number of blacks killed by white cops is miniscule compared to whites killed by white cops, but idiots only believe it's a problem when it's a black that gets shot, are there bad cops? absolutely, are all young black men thugs? not even, you because you can't think past your nose you don't comprehend the underlying issues that lead to things like this, you jus want to jump on the bandwagon with other morons and claim racism”
Now obviously this is the wrong way of thinking about it all but I’m having a difficult time putting a counter arguement into words and attacking it from any one specific angle. How would you all respond to this? Biased data? Blaming the horrible situation POC are raised in in the U.S? Was my initial attack valid or no?
Let me know if I should post this somewhere else. ACAB :)