If that's the case why are black men so much more likely to die at the hands of police than white men?
Just giving food for thought here for the sake of open discussion. I'm not a Trump supporter (not a Biden supporter either) and I do support the basic idea of BLM, which is that black lives matter. I support protesting but I don't support rioting, simply because it is inevitable that it will lead to chaos and misguided anarchy (see: many felons and people with nothing else to do in their lives looting and rioting for no reason other than they can).
So, I agree that there is racism and profiling against black people by police. Not all police, of course, but I agree its a problem. So with that said, I think there are additional reasons why black people may die at the hands of police:
1. They are not encouraged to comply and are encouraged to fear police. In both the George Floyd and Jacob Blake videos, neither of them actually stood still and remained calm. There was some level of resistance by both of them. I do think the cops in both cases were negligent and screwed up everything, but resistance from the alleged culprit does not help at all. If you are a cop and the guy you are trying to arrest resists in any way, how you can feel comfortable that he will stop at any point?
If you look at the Floyd video in particular, his friends who were in the car were also detained, but the cops were just talking to them. And even they were telling George to calm down.
The thing is, cops are in a situation where they have to make quick decisions about what to do. If they use too much force, they kill people like George Floyd, who should not be dead. If they don't use enough force, they get killed themselves (see the recent murder of Craig Johnson, where two cops tased and pepper sprayed a white dude, and he still killed one of them and the other officer is in recovery).
You have LeBron James telling the black community that they are being hunted by police, and you have a part of the culture that stresses a "snitches get stitches" mentality (I love hip-hop and grew up on it, but how does one ignore this?). These messages encourage nothing but fear and also hate towards the police.
Don't get me wrong, there are lots of corrupt cops out there, so the fear can be warranted. But is it supposed to be warranted in every case?
What happens when you fear and hate something? You get backed into a corner and you fight for survival.
2. Poverty. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because cops might be more likely to patrol poor neighborhoods, and therefore more likely to encounter the inhabitants in an area where drugs, and petty and violent crimes may be frequent.
Using the USA as an example, there are unfortunately lots of ethnic minorities that live in poor, crime-ridden areas. Violence-based crimes are usually the ones that lead to aggressive encounters with the police and more violence. You see a lot of people getting arrested for other types of crimes, like say securities fraud and some corporate fraud, but its not as often that there's some kind of violence that follows.
Just so I'm 100000% clear, as I know text can be misinterpreted easily, I am not denying that racism can be a reason why black people are killed by police. I'm just adding some points that I think could also contribute to the analysis.
Lastly, there could be many police encounters involving black individuals that end peacefully, and those encounters could outnumber the ones that ended violently, but of course those won't be reported because nothing happened.