If I was a business owner who secretly conspired to only hire white workers, would you call this white supremacy? I'm not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure this is against the law and I'm doing it without government backing: government would have perfect grounds to prosecute me for breaking the law actually.
I'm just trying to figure out your odd definition of 'white supremacy' which requires government backing of some sort... It seems very weird...
It might be against the law, but would the government do anything about it? A lot of companies have a tendency to hire white workers over others. Short of having a line in the hiring hand book that says "hire only white people", it's incredibly difficult to prove.
One should never take a hatchet to a problem that requires a scalpel.
My so-called lazy take is one that urges caution. One can try to find trends by excluding the many variables at play in every police interaction but those many variables are ALWAYS a factor. The lurking variable is always a threat.
Mass assessment must always yield to the personal one-on-one assessment: some police shootings are Walter Scotts. Others are Ma'khia Bryants.
Both cases involve black victims BUT their individual circumstances vary drastically. Of course, as far as some studies would be concerned, both would go down as instances of blacks being killed by police.
We should never take the lazy route by placing two variables on the same graph and calling it a day. We should always give all shootings their due one-on-one.
A lot of left wingers will try looking at a single incident and try to figure out whether it's racist or not, and it's something that I take issue with. In general, it's not something that you can do. 300 million people comes with lots of random events, with all kinds of different variables. And it does happen that police officers have shot at unarmed white people.
What you have to do is look at the trends. Looking at 300 million people gives you an average that should be similar, unless there's some biases.
Why is it then that black people seem to be so much more likely to be in these situations where they're more likely to be shot? Is there some societal bias that puts them in that situation or are the cops more biased against them?