Noah: Black People Are Not Crazy for Feeling Oppressed

‘Police, the only time you encounter black people is when you are policing crime, then your only experience of black people is that they are criminals’

NOAH: "He's not holding a weapon. His hands are up. He doesn't even have a hoodie on, isn't that the international sign for bad dude? You can't tell anything about this man from up in the helicopter except for one thing. He's black. That's the only thing you can tell. And you cannot deny we live in a world where people see a black man and they are more likely to think 'Oh, I might get robbed.' Some people think, it's implicit bias, I am even guilty of it. I walk down the street, I won't lie to you, have I never seen a white man walking down the street and thought damn, 'I hope this guy doesn't mug me.' I have crossed the street because I'm like 'Oh, I better keep this dude away from my pension fund,' you know. I just cross the street. You can't deny there is a bias. And people going around on Twitter, saying things like 'Oh, these black people need to calm down, why are they rioting?' Just ask yourself this question. If the only time you encounter black people is when they're policing crime. Think about it, police, the only time you encounter black people is when you are policing crime, then your only experience of black people is that they are criminals. That is your only experience of them. It is the same way, the only time you see a Muslim man is when he is on the news for blowing something up. So in your head all Muslims are terrorists but if you live in a city like New York that is full with Muslims you see that on the news and you bitch about terrorism to the guy making your Kebab who is also Muslim. He be like 'This terrorism is getting crazy, it's getting crazy. I know, Jeremy, these Sunnies, what are you going to do about it? You can't fix racial bias overnight. You genuinely can't, all right. The one thing you can do is not think black people are crazy for feeling oppressed when every time they see a video of themselves being engaged by the police, it ends with them getting shot."

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