The black community should focus on economic viability, rather than police brutality in the upcoming election, argues one black writer
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump offers the best policies to solve the economic issues of the black community, contends Jay Stephens, a contributor at Vice.
Stephens argues that while police brutality is an important issue for blacks, it is a symptom of a larger problem. The bigger issue for the black community is “economic vulnerability,” which only serves to make police brutality worse, says Stephens.
“We need to remember that economic crises trigger violence around the world, and that falling wages for low-skilled workers in the United States have been directly linked to increases in violent crime,” Stephens writes. “Our economic vulnerabilities decrease our standard of living and increase our chances of having negative interactions with the police.”