By Selwyn Duke
Perhaps, as gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder (R-Calif.) was accused of having been, they’re the “black face of white supremacy.” What black cops are not, however, is a policing panacea that will bring peace to savage streets and end the law enforcement “war on blacks.” This isn’t just because you can’t end something that isn’t occurring, but also for another reason:
Black and Hispanic officers are actually more likely to shoot black suspects than white cops are, according to studies.
What’s more, this phenomenon could be attributable to — and certainly is exacerbated by — affirmative action policies, which subordinate merit to racial quotas in the name of increasing police departments’ non-white representation.
The January 10 death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis police officers might’ve been at least partially a result of this quota mentality, too. For at least two of those officers were hired under dumbed-down, leftism-inspired standards, according to a report.
Of course, if having the melanated as masters of a metropolis could deliver what the Left longs for, we wouldn’t now be discussing Memphis. After all, the city’s police chief is black, its city council is majority black, its population is 64 percent black, and its cops are 58 percent black (and three percent Hispanic).
Despite this, Wakanda it ain’t.
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