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How the reaction to Korryn Gaines' murder by police demonstrates white privelege.

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KING: Cynicism over mom slain by cops illustrates white privilege - NY Daily News

Korryn Gaines is the ninth African American woman to be shot by police this year. Not only was she shot, but HER FIVE YEAR OLD SON AS WELL.

And what do white people do? They immediately start victim blaming.

The author claims this is an example of white privilege in that she was black, was shot, and he cites several examples of whites who were NOT shot. I don't know what white privilege has to do with it, however. To me, WORST CASE, it's more about bigotry. Cops being more afraid of black people than white people.

And YOU try to silence any opposition by saying white people will immediately start blaming the victim.

Hell yes, we will. First, reading this article may or may not provide us with facts. In fact, there's quite a bit of speculation and assumption. And many facts that simply aren't known.

Did she shoot first? What was her mental state? What kind of weapon did she have? Had she threatened her own child? Why did police storm the house? DID they storm the house? Was she shot by a tactical team? Was she sniped? And, finally, a FACT that needs repeating, is the news article accurate in what it DOES report?
 

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"Korryn Gaines, 23, barricaded herself in her apartment for five hours and allegedly pointed a shotgun at officers who were trying to arrest her over a missed court appearance."
 

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KING: Cynicism over mom slain by cops illustrates white privilege - NY Daily News

Korryn Gaines is the ninth African American woman to be shot by police this year. Not only was she shot, but HER FIVE YEAR OLD SON AS WELL.

And what do white people do? They immediately start victim blaming.

Yeah, if a woman points a gun at cops with a lawful warrant and threatens to kill them she'll get shot. Blame the woman? You bet. She's no victim.

Simple facts and logic are not solely the privilege of whites. Anyone can be reasonable.
 

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Is this the girl who dared the cops to shoot her, set-up the scenario then used her child as a human shield? Yeah, that's white privilege. :roll:

Yeah. It's all White Privilege and the cops' fault that she had a shotgun, barricaded herself in a building and used her kid as a shield.

This is why Ganapathy is not taken seriously by anyone here.
 

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She was kind of hot. Too bad.
 
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