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The Difficult Truth of 1619 — #8

A blog category examining the difficult yet enlightening truth found in The 1619 Project.

“In 2020, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reported on the racial implications of Stand Your Ground laws: the criminal justice system is ten times more likely to rule a homicide justifiable if the shooter is white and the victim is black than the other way around. In fact, the report notes that when a white person kills an African American, it is 281 percent more likely to be ruled a ‘justifiable homicide’ than a white-on-white killing.” (Full documentation on page 266)

2 thoughts on “The Difficult Truth of 1619 — #8

  1. I am so very sad about the reality of these 1619 statistics. More and more, I realize that if our nation does not soon recognize the equality of all under the law and start building a nation where all are granted the human right to life (a “quality” that supports life), liberty (the freedom to learn and to grow), and the pursuit of happiness (to become the best one can be)….we are on a path to self destruction.

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