I’ve often wondered why it’s been accepted as fact that if the Racial Makeup of a police force doesn’t match the racial makeup of the citizenry, then something is wrong.
Now we have some data:
“What we find is evidence that [having] more black police officers probably doesn’t offer a direct solution to this problem,” Sean Nicholson-Crotty, a political scientist at Indiana University and one of the study’s authors, said. Indeed, the researchers concluded that as the ratio of black officers in police departments rose — up to a certain threshold — so did the number of fatal encounters between officers and black residents.
I have a theory. As an organization looks at itself and finds a demographic under represented and then seeks to increase that representation, they will lower the barrier to entry. Thus allowing less qualified individuals entrance into the group.
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