Spent some time with my LGBTQ++ identifying, mixed-race former high schooler. Last night.
It seems even Gen-Z is chomping under the bit of the boomer\millenial self-righteous alliance. Quotes (as best as I can remember)
"Liberals who dismiss Black Conservatives are dismissing the lived experience of Black Conservatives. They are being self-righteous believing they know what is best for Black People"
"We," their LGBTQ++\mixed-race friend group, "don't like Trump but we don't know what we will get with Biden]Harris. They have done terrible things in the past and they don't talk about it. We expect them to do the same if elected."
"Boomers and boomer politicians are the worst. It is presentation and hypocrisy. We have gone from TV and movies to YouTube. We know that even when we present an "authentic self" there is still an authentic self that is not seen. [...]
these people don't come close to authenticity. We know they are lying"
"College is a waste of time. Almost no one is planning on going to college. It is four years away from the world"
"Liberals keep trying to tell us what the world is like. We know what it is like for us. "
"Most people think the world is like their world. The world has changed. We have to navigate the changes They don't know it has changed or how it is different."
Based in California, my child is part of a friend group where "mixed-race" is often a combination of Puerto Rican\Japanese\Syrian parents with an Iranian stepdad and blonde white stepmom. The permutations are endless.
They are a self-educating clan. One of them is hosting a Black Film night, where everyone watches the same film and then one member hosts a discussion session.
Having been exposed to anti-racism -- like I was exposed to Patriotism -- they have rejected some, if not most, of it, to find their own truth. Because the truth is always \a synthesis of a lived experience.

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19 Sep
@futurebird I don't know how to do the threaded comment yet. So this is a bit of a longish reply.
Short answer, though. Drug addicts and the Homeless don't vote.
Cops both vote and cops also belong to Unions that contribute to political campaigns.
The same goes for the people who make the tanks and stuff for cops. They also provide jobs and board positions for politicians who retire or are voted out.
People want safety and vote for cops.
But large overtime needs to be explained
So basic Public Choice Theory, or even the radical Power Structure Dynamics (as I think it was called in the 1960s).
Would explain why Cops get overtime. A good source is Mancur Olson bit.ly/2FJ0Gsv who started as a left-wing democrat, but went on to suggest
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So were Kaivan Shroff not a Senior Advisor at the Institute of Education, the utter ignorance that this tweet promotes would not be as problematic. But because this demonstrates the intellectual vacuity of the "educated class" in America, it requires some clarifications.
1. Mr. Shroff seems to imply that there is an epidemic of LEO dying from COVID.
Mortality Rate for people between 35-64: 6%
%COVID deaths:
# LEO fatalities from COVID: 105
# Total LEO: 750,340
% of LEO Dead because of COVID: 0.013 %
Est# of Deaths from other causes: 45,020
Compare this to the % of Covid deaths for individuals between 25-64: 0.05%
You are actually less likely to die from COVID if you are NOT a member of Law Enforcement, than if you are.

Dataset(s) can be found here:
bit.ly/2DX80jt

bit.ly/3kqxDsD
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