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Racism in the Police Force
A brief discussion of the issue of racism within the police force in the U.S.
# 49519 | 1,115 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2004 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Sociology (General)

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This paper explores the issue known as institutional racism and, specifically, whether or not racism exists within the police force in the U.S. The writer also looks at specific cases of racism within police units in England and elsewhere as a comparison. The paper includes suggestions and ways to decrease the occurrence of institutional racism, such as by ensuring minorities are present in significant numbers and educating and monitoring everyone involved.

From the Paper:

"Milwaukee Police Chief Arthur Jones recently filed what is believed to be the first-ever racial discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by a sitting police chief (Staff writers, 2002). His complaint centers around his belief, backed up by other Black officials in the city, that he is being held "to a higher standard than his predecessors" (Staff writers, 2002). A Black alderman in the city, Willie Hines, says that Jones has been subjected to the scrutiny because he challenged the way the city hired new policemen."

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