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July 2016

Ireland Imports Black Lives Matter

I want to say from the outset of this piece that the grievances of Black Americans, African Americans specifically, have substance to them. Proportionally, 4 times the number of African-Americans are unlawfully killed by police than European Americans – but it should be noted that a European American is 3 times as likely to be killed by a police interaction. My point is that this is a complex issue that needs to be discussed with a cool head and absent of political lies and misleads, and the culture within American policing needs to be somehow reformed and demilitarized. Whatever I might say about the BLM movement, these grievances still stand. Read more