Glenn Loury & John McWhorter: Cops and Race


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Cops and Race | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter [The Glenn Show]

From the website:

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis 2:54
Is crime a moral failing? 10:50
Glenn: “Black people in poor cities need the cops” 17:59
The Central Park birder incident 36:30
Meditating on the tears of Eddie Glaude 43:30
Glenn decries Biden’s racial pandering 56:57
John: The problem is with cops and with guns, not racism 1:01:48

Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)
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Here's an excellent article by John McWhorter on the role racism plays, or doesn't play, in policing.

ARTICLE - John McWhorter: Racist Police Violence Reconsidered

EXCERPT: "Police officers are too often overarmed, undertrained, and low on empathy. Some police officers are surely racist and act like it. But it does not follow that white cops routinely kill black people in tense situations out of racist animus. This scenario may seem plausible—I believed it until only a few years ago. But there are times when facts are counterintuitive, and it is important to get the facts right and to analyze them with clear eyes and a clear mind (the enlightening work of criminologist and ex-cop Peter Moskos is helpful in this regard). Rhetoric has a way of straying from reality, and to get where we all want to go, it is reality that we must address."