Last month, a private diversity-consulting firm conducted a training titled “Difficult Conversations About Race in Troubling Times” for several federal agencies. The training called on white employees at the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Credit Union Administration and the Office of the Comptroller to pledge “allyship [sic] amid the George Floyd Tragedy.”
AP’s style is now to capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense, conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa. The lowercase black is a color, not a person.
AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses. This decision follows our move last month to capitalize Black in such uses. We consulted with a wide group of people internally and externally around the globe and considered a variety of commentary in making these decisions. … There was clear desire and reason to capitalize Black. Most notably, people who are Black have strong historical and cultural commonalities, even if they are from different parts of the world and even if they now live in different parts of the world. That includes the shared experience of discrimination due solely to the color of one’s skin. …There is, at this time, less support for capitalizing white. White people generally do not share the same history and culture, or the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color. In addition, we are a global news organization and in much of the world there is considerable disagreement, ambiguity and confusion about whom the term includes. …We agree that white people’s skin color plays into systemic inequalities and injustices, and we want our journalism to robustly explore those problems. But capitalizing the term white, as is done by white supremacists, risks subtly conveying legitimacy to such beliefs.
Re: GEORGE FLOYD resisting arrest| missing footage
A few observations:
1) This clip doesn’t cover the time between Mr Floyd’s entry into the cruiser and when/how he ends up face down on the street…IN TRAFFIC. While this clip was suppressed, the other footage seems completely unavailable.
2) I’m confused by the focus and tracking of the camera work. The time stamp
may be persuading me in the wrong direction… is this video a from a by-stander’s cell phone, or is it from the grocery store security cam? If the latter, how/why does it track the actors?
Regarding my question #2, addressed to the thread in general…after re-watching:
The Camera is hand-held, not stationary…the videographer is tracking and focusing on the event.
It’s not a security camera mounted to the convenience store.
The angle of view is NOT eye-level: several people , including Chauvin, enter the frame from the lower left, which gives a good sense of the videographer aiming his/her camera down at the ppl in the street.
Oddly , it doesn’t seem high enough above the street to be from a second floor window either.
I agree with you: the video is strange — it cannot be from a bodycam because the angle is way too high — there is a timestamp, which makes it look like a surveillance video, yet the timestamp moves within the frame — also as you say, the camera seems to follow the “action”, which is not normal for a surveillance camera — so more than anything, it looks like someone made this video from a surveillance video, where the surveillance video had a wider field of view (and presumably a timestamp fixed within the frame), and this video was made by zooming in/out and moving around within the fixed frame of the surveillance video — the YT account that posted this video gives no useful info about it (too typical).
The original footage of George Floyd’s Death was filmed by a passer by. It began with George on the ground, on the roadside of the police vehicle. The film taker was stood on the pavement and had a clear view of George Floyd mid chest and upwards. Chauvin had his knee on GFs neck for 9mins as the footage had a timer counting out seconds and minutes as phones do when you are filming. George said repeatedly he couldnt breath, Chauvin never moved his knee at all….at one point he even had his hands in his pockets! A crowd had gathered with various members of the public shouting at Chauvin to take his knee off
…Chauvin gave no response. The small Asian officer placed himself between Chauvin and the public each time a person stepped forward to help George Floyd. Infact on one occasion Chauvin took out his taser as if to warn the crowd off. This was absolutely 9mins (8mins 47 seconds) where Chauvins knee was on George Floyds neck and was not moved in any way. I saw every second of the passer bys footage. This is what that footage showed.
We are weary of narratives, provide the full nine minute footage you are alluding to. Better yet let’s see the officer body cams. Your narrative doesn’t combine with the Lane transcript. While you are at it, try knelling with one knee on a rolled yoga mat, you won’t come close to lasting nine minutes.
Trumpstein asked about Maxwell who groomed children for Epstein — “I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years. I just wish her well, whatever it is.” — A really astonishing statement. Maybe she has something he doesn’t want her to reveal
In the past, didn’t Trump claim he’d never met her?
The part of the Epstein case that most interests me is whether it was, as widely presumed, a honey pot blackmail operation run by the Mossad, and if so who were the victims/targets.
Hopefully someone is looking into that New Jersey judge whose son and husband were shot. They’re saying that the perp is one Roy Den Hollander, an ‘anti feminist’ lawyer. This story doesn’t pass the smell test on many levels…