I'm sick of Nazi and Jim Crow analogies to US cops and bike lanes. I'm a skeptic about bike lanes and a strong proponent of riding in traffic. But as much as I dislike many "segregated" facilities, there is no comparison between facing a fine for riding outside of a glass-strewn, poorly engineered bike lane and being rounded up with millions of others, corralled into cattle cars, and then being gassed or burned alive.
There is also no comparison between being abused by a NYPD cop and being shot by the Gestapo. Do you think the Nazis let Jews sue the police in court? Do you think the Nazis let the Jews hire layers to gather videotaped evidence to defend against the citations?
You demean the seriousness of the Holocaust and the true evil of the Nazis by making such specious arguments. You also lose most or all of your credibility with reasonable people.
Setting aside the arguments about the depravity of the analogies, one flaw in the argument is that assertion that discrimination and segregation are always wrong. Sometimes (rarely, I think) it is appropriate to separate cyclists from automobile traffic. The American Interstate system is an example. The Jim Crow argument doesn't help bike lane skeptics explain why any given segregated system is bad.
So please, fight about the issues. Complain or support bike lanes. Complain about or support your local police. But leave the Nazis and Jim Crow out of it.