[Ed. – The part of the premise that says blacks are disproportionately is accurate. The reason given, however, is not.]
Too many Black people in America are dying.
We die driving our cars. We die playing outside. We die babysitting. We die eating ice cream. We die sleeping in our own beds. We die and die and die at the hands of the police who are sworn to serve and protect us.
We die because we are overrepresented where it hurts, such as poverty and prisons, and underrepresented where it helps, such as higher education, elected office, and the federal judiciary. We die from many causes, but one stands out from all others: racism.
The expendability of Black lives is not a flaw in the system; it is the system.