Amala Ekpunobi grew up believing that policing in America was systemically racist. An outspoken activist, she marched for Black Lives Matter and advocated to defund the police. A chance encounter with a kind police officer made Amala begin to question her assumptions. Eager to validate her long-held beliefs, she investigated the facts behind the “racist police” narrative. The deeper she dug, the more her doubt grew, ultimately leading to a confrontation with the truth that transformed her entire worldview.
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Zac Kriegman had the ideal résumé for the professional-managerial class: a bachelor’s in economics from Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard and years of experience with high-tech startups, a white-shoe law firm, and an econometrics research consultancy. He then spent six years at Thomson Reuters Corporation, the international media conglomerate, spearheading the company’s efforts on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced software engineering. By the beginning of 2020, Kriegman had assumed the title of Director of Data Science and was leading a team tasked with implementing deep learning throughout the organization.
But within a few months, this would all collapse. A chain of events—beginning with the death of George Floyd and culminating with a statistical analysis of Black Lives Matter’s claims—would turn the 44-year-old data scientist’s life upside-down. By June 2021, Kriegman would be locked out of Reuters’s servers, denounced by his colleagues, and fired by email. Kriegman had committed an unpardonable offense: he directly criticized the Black Lives Matter movement in the company’s internal communications forum, debunked Reuters’s own biased reporting, and violated a corporate taboo. Driven by what he called a “moral obligation” to speak out, Kriegman refused to celebrate unquestioningly the BLM narrative and his company’s “diversity and inclusion” programming; to the contrary, he argued that Reuters was exhibiting significant left-wing bias in the newsroom and that the ongoing BLM protests, riots, and calls to “defund the police” would wreak havoc on minority communities. Week after week, Kriegman felt increasingly disillusioned by the Thomson Reuters line. Finally, on the first Tuesday in May 2021, he posted a long, data-intensive critique of BLM’s and his company’s hypocrisy. He was sent to Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion for the chance to reform his thoughts.
This is from yesterdays show (1/7/2021), and is a large sample of why The Sage is great at what he does. I add some video which radio only allows audio to play, as well as adding some of the video from @The Larry Elder Show — HERE: Enjoy, it is a stitching of large sections from all three hours.
Last segment of the above is a great shorter listen. This is the last portion of a larger audio, HERE. Larry Elder discusses new studies – but included one from the 1970s… this is the first time I have heard this particular study
This is where Larry Shines… that is… laying down facts to destroy myths. This is a combining of two segments from the 8th and the 9th of this month. Here is a story on the incident via THE DAILY MAIL.
What’s up with these celebrities and athletes weighing in on police shootings and buying the narrative that police are out killing black people just because they’re black? For example, LeBron James has been very vocal about the Black Lives Matter movement. This year, James did not win the Most Valuable Player award, and he gave a thoughtful response, saying voters may have embraced a “narrative” instead of “really watching the game of basketball.” Why didn’t he use this type of analysis to study police interactions with black people?
Larry poses this question to Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute.
Here is NATIONAL REVIEW discussing the indecent, as well as the 40-minute lecture she and Larry discussed in the opening of the above video:
Yesterday (July 30th) American Experiment hosted Heather Mac Donald for an online presentation on the conjunction of crime, race and policing, a topic on which Heather is acknowledged to be the country’s leading expert. Her presentation is a comprehensive refutation of the myth of “systemic bias” in policing. The data prove the opposite. Here is yesterday’s program, in its entirety: (Support the MN Police)
Here is Heather’s NEW YORK POST article in part:
Black Portland Cop: Yeah I Guess It’s a Little Weird Standing With Majority-Minority Police Officers and Being Attacked in Racialized Terms by Majority-White Antifa Members
— ACE OF SPADES
Here is a clip of the longer video over at HOTAIR:
Portland Police Officer Jackson Speaks Out against Racist White "Protesters" pic.twitter.com/qnrgWdMv0L
— Brandon Farley • Portland Protest Reporter (@FarleyMedia) July 9, 2020
Here is the intro via PJ-MEDIA:
11-year old Davon McNeal was murdered on the 4th of July. Six other children also lost their lives from senseless acts of violence that day. Davon’s grandfather has a message to Black Lives Matter: ALL LIVES MATTER. This is about people – period. It is not a black versus white issue, it’s about COMMUNITIES standing strong and helping each other build. We all have to live, work, play in the same community. There is no room for riots, anarchy, or murder in our streets. Lawlessness is not the American way and defunding the police will only expand our problems
11 year old Davon McNeal was shot and killed on The Fourth of July in his Washington DC neighborhood. Davon was one of 6 black children killed in shootings this month. Their lives matter. Benny Johnson travels to the heart of Davon’s community to find out if residents ACTUALLY WANT to “Defund The Police” Every single Leftist should listen to these hurting Americans.
The establishment of CHAZ in Seattle is an interesting and zany story to follow, but it’s not like Seattle has only recently been heading towards a socialist meltdown. Stu looks at the disturbing road leading up to our insane current climate in the city.
- DEFINITION: To kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in expression of deep respect, worship, or submission, as formerly done in China…. To show servile deference. synonym: fawn.
AMERICAN THINKER has an intro to the below Tucker Carlson video I wish to excerpt from before you watch the video:
Why Are Americans Surrendering To Violent Mobs?
Because They’ve Been Told They Have To
Here is an excellent CITY-JOURNAL article that Heather Mac Donald draws sensible reactions to these outliers:
THE DAILY CALLER weighs in:
AGAIN, for good measure:
FLASHBACK with “the Hammer”
These two article should be read in union with this post regarding education: “Educayshun (Updated w/White Privilege)“
Two Must Read Articles, the first by THE WASHINGTON TIMES:
- Teachers, Your Unions’ Anti-American Agenda Is Tearing Our Country Apart: National Education Association making slavery the defining factor of America’s story is wrong
(Hat-tip to BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE LIBERTY INSTITUTE)
The next article should be paired with this recent post as well: “BLM Is Anti-Christian (BONUS: Carol Swain | Larry Elder)“
The second comes from THE FEDERALIST:
- Why Supporting Black Lives Matter Is Anti-Christian And Anti-Life: There’s an important distinction between supporting the Black Lives Matter organization and lovingly supporting black people whose lives matter.
Remember that Black Lives Matter BlackLivesMatter Pays Homage to Marxist Cop Killer at Every Event It Holds. Here is the Federalist article: