I almost didn’t read this because of the broad brush, and therefore racist, title written by someone who confesses that they sprout nonsense, but read it I did. In my near fifty years of marriage we have always had cats, over a dozen totaled up to date. Dogs, less than half of those years, total five. Dogs are a bigger commitment since it is recklessly irresponsible to not spend time training them. They can present a danger to humans that cats don’t. Our dog sheds too much for the bed, but even though cats also shed they end up in the bed at times.

Does any of that mean that I don’t value black lives or any other lives? Of course not, that’s an absurd notion. I understand that your broad brush headline was hyperbole since the statistics you sight don’t justify the blanked accusation of racism you make. Could it be an indication of racism on the part of some? Sure, but I could just as easily think that some people are assholes, without regard to race, and like my dog better. That doesn’t mean that I think a dog’s life is more valuable than a human, just more likable. Saying that that is a plantation mentality is a bit of nonsense that you sprouted. But in disclosure I find racism to be less ubiquitous than the average Medium “white people racist” author. It exists but I’m old enough to remember the bad old days and see improvement. Do I think that the imbalance of penalties for the crimes that the article sites are horribly wrong? Of course, but I could think that if I was a racist.

An interesting article but if you put a teaspoon of sewage into a bottle of fine wine you get a bottle of sewage. The nonsense spoiled the article a bit. Just a bit. I’ll give you a hyperbole pass and add a clap to your article since it is less venomous than many articles I read here.

Retired and living my golden years in a world full of angry people.

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