Racism in America: Trump relativized deadly police violence against Black

Nearly two months after the death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal arrest of the American President Donald Trump has put into perspective the Pr

Racism in America: Trump relativized deadly police violence against Black

Nearly two months after the death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal arrest of the American President Donald Trump has put into perspective the Problem of police violence against Black people. Floyd's death was "terrible", but it would be killed in the United States "more White" by the police as a Black, Trump said on Tuesday in an interview with the CBS. On the question of the journalist why African-Americans in the United States, still of police officers would be killed, Trump said: "What a terrible question."

Trump has condemned Floyd's death as an isolated case. However, he was not accused to place, despite the country-wide protests against systemic racism and police violence. Trump criticized, especially the violence on the outskirts of largely peaceful demonstrations.

Black in the case of the Victims

There are in the United States no nation-wide official statistics for killings by the police. overrepresented In absolute Numbers, whites are actually the largest group of victims, such as an evaluation of the "Washington Post" shows. The probability for members of the black minority to be victims of the police, however, is significantly larger.

in the United States, the "Washington Post", about 5400 people shot and killed, who were mostly armed. Of these, 45 per cent of white skin color, although White make up about 60 percent of the population. 23 percent of those Killed were Black, which represent only 13 percent of the total population.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 13:19

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