If you’re a white person, and you have yet to recognize and publicly confess your White Privilege, you are considered an enemy of the “woke-political-left.” Being Woke means, according to Merriam Webster ; aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice). Facts and issues for the “Woke” include things like police brutality, income inequality, and societal inequality. Have you ever heard these terms mentioned before? If you have, and perhaps your confused about there definitions, I would like to assist you in better comprehending them.
For starters, according to the left, we must acknowledge the existence of “police brutality” intentionally directed toward black people. The Los Angeles Times reports, “About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. That makes them 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys to die during an encounter with cops.” What you are expected to conclude from this statistic is that black men and boys in America are killed by law enforcement more often simply because of the color of their skin. This statistic, and others like it, are frequently utilized to back up the claim that police departments across the States exercise institutional racism, but this is a fallacious conclusion when presented with contradictory evidence. According to FBI data, 40 percent of cop killers are black. Could this possibly be a reason as to why law enforcement officers view encounters with black people differently than they would an encounter with a person of a different race?
Another statistic shows that, blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate that whites do. Are police encounters with black people more likely to escalate to violence because of racist cops, or because of the known facts concerning the black crime rate?
The average household income for African Americans in 2018 was $41,361, while it was $70,642 for white households. The term “Household Income” used in this statistic can be deceiving to the reader when not properly explained. Household income is the overall income generated by all of the inhabitants of a particular household. In the black community, 72% of kids are raised in single parent households, in comparison to 25% of white kids. Without the income of a second parent, it is no wonder black household incomes in America are significantly lower than that of other races. In addition, a 2011 statistic shows children living in female-headed homes with no existing spouse had a poverty rate of 47.6%. This is over four times the rate for children living in married couple families.
Political organizations currently advocating change in the black community often cite statistics that show large gaps in social inequality between blacks and people of other races.
They claim that societal outcomes for black people are still nowhere near equivalent to the outcomes people of other races achieve, pointing to systemic racism against blacks as the primary cause, but this grossly ignores reality. In America, Asians remain the most financially and economically successful of all groups, garnering a median annual income of $51,288 to Whites ($47,958). Does this mean the “system is rigged” for the success of Asians, or is there another factor at play here? What these political organizations are really seeking to attain is “equality of outcome” using the term inequality to substitute their real goal of curing inequity, which looks to equalize the outcomes of all races, therefore making society entirely fair. But inequity within any society is a reality that cannot be disposed of without major government intervention, and even then, it is still likely impossible to achieve.
Across the nation, many Americans have been seen recently committing their souls to the new religion of “Wokeness” by voluntarily taking a knee to protest racial injustice. New converts to this religion also expressed their adherence to the doctrine by uploading black squares to their social media accounts, the black squares symbolizing a deep and emotionally felt sympathy and care for black people, as If most Americans don’t already agree that “all lives matter.”