Don’t make African Americans, give up on the Dream.
“The police in all societies are charged with maintaining public order and protecting public safety, and that generally means conserving the status quo in whatever form it may take. The police are inherently conservative in both their actions and their predispositions. They represent the vested economic and political interests and values of the societies in which they perform their policing duties.
Where countries are changing and adding cultural and ethnic multiplicity, the police are most likely to be aligned with the old cultural and ethnic guard, or they may be perceived as such by new or newly empowered constituents. As a result, questions about the philosophy and practice of policing are ultimately liable to come under close and probing scrutiny.”