"The black man has no rights that the white man is bound to respect."

The Dred Scott Decision
Chief JusticeRoger B. Taney 
Date:1857

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid...

This horrendous and horrific attitude persists in American systemic officialdom to this day:

"A police commander in Staten Island received text messages from one of his officers in July 2014, informing him that a man identified as Eric Garner had been arrested, and was “most likely DOA” after he had been wrestled to the ground.

“Not a big deal,” the lieutenant replied. “We were effecting a lawful arrest.”

Audible gasps were heard as the texts were read aloud on Thursday during a police disciplinary hearing for Officer Daniel Pantaleo. He is accused of recklessly using a chokehold that led to Mr. Garner’s death after he was detained on the suspicion that he was selling untaxed cigarettes.

The texts and testimony provided unsettling new details in one of the most wrenching cases of suspected police misconduct in New York.

Mr. Garner’s dying words “I can’t breathe” — repeated 11 times — set off protests around the country and became a powerful slogan for the Black Lives Matter movement.

After acknowledging the message, Lieutenant Bannon wrote his follow-up note, now linking “Not a big deal” with “I can’t breathe” as the two defining quotations from Mr. Garner’s death."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/nyregion/eric-garner-pantaleo-tr...

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Comment by Ron Powell on May 24, 2019 at 9:54am

Before you engage in the "white privilege" of denial of the validity and veracity of my assertion, provide me with a list of places in this country where I can be100% certain that my statement is simply not true....

With references and links please....

Comment by Maui Surfer on May 24, 2019 at 10:24am

white people have NO IDEA what it is like to be of color in the USA, period. Woke, my ass.

Comment by alsoknownas on May 24, 2019 at 11:15am

I believe your assertion to be both true and valid.

Comment by koshersalaami on May 24, 2019 at 12:23pm

I've written more about the Garner case than any other because of how insane it was. And it gets worse, because the prosecutor convened a Grand Jury to talk them out of indicting.

Comment by Doc Vega on May 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

Well Gosh Ron I can name numerous instances where a white man has been choked to death by police and even night club bouncers and even a white man being slammed to the floor head first creating a horrific forehead injury in the town of Denton Texas and nobody did a goddamn thing about it! So where does the black victimization narrative play in that only black men are brutalized and don't have rights? Cut the bullshit Dude! Obama set race relations in the US back 10 years with his race baiting and you're still selling that trash!

Comment by Ron Powell on May 24, 2019 at 1:17pm

Doc, No white person has been brutalized or victimized by the system because of the color of his skin.

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