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popculturepooka
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1/20/2017 4:54:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
How...unsurprising. The bolded part really says it all.

https://www.nytimes.com...

"The survey, conducted between May 19 and Aug. 14 of last year, also highlighted a sharp distinction between the attitudes on race by white and black police officers, a chasm that experts said mirrored broader divides within American society.

That disparity was "probably the singularly most striking finding in this report," said Rich Morin, a senior editor at Pew and the report"s lead author.

Mr. Morin said that while past research suggested that police officers would be more socially conservative than the general public, the consistent difference between the experiences of black and white officers were reflected in their responses.

"When black officers take off their uniforms and badges, they"re no longer police," he said. "They"re black men and black women, and they"re subject to the same kind of indignities, injustices and outright discrimination that other black Americans report."

The survey found that African-American police officers were more critical of police relationships with blacks than officers of other races. While 60 percent of white and Hispanic officers said that police relations with blacks were either excellent or good, only 32 percent of black officers agreed.

At the same time, a significant majority of black officers believe that protests following officer-involved killing of black citizens were at least in part motivated by a desire to hold the police accountable; only 27 percent of their white colleagues agreed.

Black officers were less likely to feel frustrated by their jobs and less likely to have physically fought with a suspect resisting arrest within the last month than their white or Hispanic colleagues. While 62 percent of white officers said that they had become more callous toward people since taking the job, about half that number of of black officers, 32 percent, said the same.

Finally, 92 percent of white police officers believe the United States has already assured equal rights for African-Americans. Only 29 percent of black officers agree."
At 10/3/2016 11:49:13 PM, thett3 wrote:
BLACK LIVES MATTER!
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1/20/2017 5:02:11 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/20/2017 4:54:02 AM, popculturepooka wrote:
Finally, 92 percent of white police officers believe the United States has already assured equal rights for African-Americans. Only 29 percent of black officers agree."

What are examples of unequal rights then?

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