The Double Standard In Race Based Violence

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It may appear that America’s very painful journey in dealing with race relations has taken yet another difficult detour. Over the last 22 days, words and phrases characterizing Black and White youth and their behaviors have flooded social media and online news agencies. The very definition of these behaviors has been at the heart of the discussion. It appears that there is a clear double standard in distinguishing youth who have committed incredulous acts by using words that would call for the public to “be on the lookout” or “BOLO” for Blacks youth, while their non-Black youths are worthy of a review prior to one passing judgment.

Following the April 19, 2015 death of Freddie Gray, America witnessed the aftermath of the volatile incident between Baltimore police and the Black community through days of violent protest. The Small Business Administration’s survey calculated damages of approximately $8,927,000.

Based on these figures, the estimated financial damages of Dylann Roof’s alleged hate inspired gun crime will cost South Carolina taxpayers $45,854,820 for the mass shooting deaths of the nine Black parishioners. Check out this “hot discussion.” Continue reading this exclusive Huffington Post Feature.

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Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and retired law enforcement Sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live.” He is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.
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