By R. Alan Thompson
Thompson stories the profession stories of over a hundred black police executives, a lot of whom command a few of the nation's greatest and so much revolutionary legislation enforcement organisations. contemplating their relationships with white colleagues in addition to black and white voters, he asks them what it used to be wish to enhance in the course of the ranks of a traditionally white-dominated career. Thompson examines universal assumptions in regards to the careers of those pros, all of whom faced, but overcame, substantial competition and discrimination. the result of this remarkable exploration offer readers in addition to aspiring black police executives with distinctive perception into the occasions that experience formed the philosophies of those more and more influential social coverage leaders.
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119) begins with the assertion that “all cops in the ghetto are expendable” in the battle to eliminate crime and drugs. Although it is unfortunate, some officers may die in this effort, but the rewards for making the ultimate sacrifice will come in the form of a funeral with full police honors. In this role, black officers were viewed as being exploited by their departments. Evidence supporting this claim is found in their token inclusion within the profession, not as true crime- Black Officers and the Black Community 45 fighters like their white counterparts but, rather, as community relations personnel or undercover mercenaries used to spy upon black radicals.
That makes him a good citizen of good character. 34 Career Experiences of African American Police Executives But don’t turn around and use that double standard which they say we use on the street on us! This is the real double standard. He is not a peer by any sense of the word. The man’s educational background, the man’s moral background, his character and everything. He just doesn’t fit the suit. And if you don't fit the suit you can't wear it (p. 37). ” Under such circumstances, it seems only natural that many black officers might feel as though their white counterparts did not view them as equals.
Whether this segregated deployment strategy was truly intended to satisfy the black community and help resolve some of its enduring crime problems or, instead, there were more sinister motivations at work such as seeking to relieve white officers of having to deal with colored residents, early black officers eventually became conditioned to accept the fact that whites were more likely to have first shot at all of the “choice” assignments. Accompanying this belief was, of course, an apparent sense among these officers that they had been intentionally given undesirable assignments on the basis of race alone and that the distribution of rewards and privileges depended largely upon membership in a white group or clique.