I suggested that black people behave differently than whites when confronted by police, and this leads to them having a better chance to be shot….Which led to cries of “Racist” when it was pointed out (Blacks tend to run more than whites, which leads to chases, which leads to more shootings…. Same with simply giving up rather than fighting).
Now, I know a lot of cops, and they all, black and white and hispanic, say that this is true. One has a better chance of being shot if one runs, and black suspects tend, as a group, to run more often.
I postulated that it is genetics, which at least in part, leads to behavioral traits (Like running and fighting more often that other groups separated out by race) .Certain groups of people, when grouped by race, show similar behavioral patterns. Culture may matter as well, but genetics moreso. I pointed out that folks of Irish and Polish descent still drink a lot despite amalagamation into our greater “melting pot”…..that folks of German descent still tend to be more stubborn…that folks of latin descent tend to be quicker to anger….All of which are true, at least in part, at least in my observations.
Further, I pointed out that we expect certain behavioral traits from certain breeds of animals, (Aggressive dog breeds, ferinstance) so why should we expect humans to be any different??, even before we add in culture…
This led, of course, to anger and cries of racism….yet no one seemed to be able or willing to refute the theory….except they didn’t like the idea at all….But they are, mostly, liberals, so there is that.
What say you? Am I wrong? Are humans terribly different than animals, at the base level? Are behavioral traits entirely non genetic in their origin? Is it only culture that drives our behavior? Learned behavior rather than base level programming that makes us act certain ways under stress and shapes our behavioral traits as a group or race? Or are there other factors which I am not considering that make it appear to be genetic groupings?