The Dress Debate: White and gold, black and blue, or an overly militarized police state that disproportionately arrests and murders people of color

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Alright everyone. Dumbuzzfeed has stayed out of this debate for TOO long! We need to settle this because we’re going insane over here. Nothing makes sense any more!!!!!!!! If you’re a first-timer, don’t worry. We’re here to help. Let’s break it down for you.

Before we show you the dress, know that you will see one of the following:

  1. White and Gold
  2. Black and Blue
  3. Institutional Racism

We found a few “neuroscientists” to weigh in and we think we have the answer:

Picture Number 1: White and Gold


So the reason people see white and gold is because they have “the privilege of not constantly being made aware of their own skin color”. That, in addition to “thinking racism is a thing of the past because they don’t have to interact with it daily”, lead to the viewing of this dress as White and Gold.

Picture Number 2: Black and Blue

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People who are seeing black and blue probably have an interesting complex where they think everyone in this country has the same opportunity to succeed. When that complex comes in contact with a genetic deficiency that allows them to ignore the systematic discrimination by law enforcement against people of color…Voila! You have a black and blue dress.

Picture Number 3: Institutional Racism


Our trusty Dumbuzzfeed neuroscientists were the first to discover a third viewing of the dress, however. Apparently, when you take the time to “open your fucking eyes” and “stop smothering your ability to empathize beneath hours spent figuring out which Jonas brother is your soul mate” you are able to see the real picture.

  • Police shoot and kill blacks almost twice as frequently as any other racial group
  • White officers kill black suspects twice a week in the United States, or an average of 96 times a year.
  • The militarization of local police has been growing ever since the Pentagon and U.S. Department of Justice decided to give away surplus weaponry from Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Non-whites were primary targets of SWAT raids.
  • Protests involving black people are also more likely to attract police attention and use of force to disperse them.
  • Blacks constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million people incarcerated.
  • There are more black men under correctional control today than there were under slavery in 1850.

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