Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Racist Officers

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One of my best friends goes to FAMU in Tallahassee. The other night she mentioned how a cult that apparently hates white people has been getting publicity on campus. They teach that white people are basically tools of the devil and whatnot. They even approached my friend and tried to indoctrinate her. We both agree that this type of philosophy is nuts, but I added that it is often very hurtful experiences that lead people to form those beliefs or even make them more susceptible to accepting them. My friend agreed and told me something that she never had before. Apparently, she was walking her dog by her apartment with one of her friends recently and they witnessed a car accident right in front of them. They rushed to see if everything was ok because it looked pretty bad. They called 911, and a firetruck came along with an officer who was in the area. Rather than being concerned, the officer was rude and and could care less about the accident victims. His first words when reaching the scene were a sarcastic “Just another wonderful day at FAMU.” The firefighter was concerned and even seemed to catch on to the officer’s racist attitude. Even though the victims were bleeding, the officer repeatedly insisted that they were fine and were “overreacting.” He then treated them as if they were criminals; asking to search their vehicle and scan their licenses. I’m positive that if this occured in a white neighborhood and white people were involved, the officer would have had a completely different attitude. These incidents only increase tensions between whites and blacks. When people have seen or experienced things like this, hearing “white people are evil” sounds slightly less ridiculous each time.

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Written by chrissybear

April 7, 2010 at 1:08 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. This is a crime in itself. The worst part is you want to clearly call some type of authority to complain but you can’t because the person whose supposed to protect and serve ALL citizens is the same one whose the criminal.

    ineeduf

    April 7, 2010 at 2:14 am

  2. this is so sad and I hope that he truly gets what he deserves. how can you be so disrespectful in a time where these people could have lost their lives. I don;t know about anyone else but helping someone when its a matter of life and death goes above all things we may believe about a specific group.

    alyssa1965

    April 7, 2010 at 6:37 am

  3. This is another example of how abuse of power leads to corrupt systems, as people still house racial tendencies and seem to respect the integrity of the positions that they hold less and less on a daily basis. The farther up the ladder the abuse of power travels, the more corrupt things become, but even something as simple as a single cop abusing his power to search can have seriously detrimental outcomes.

    iAnsw3R

    April 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

  4. Then people wonder why they have such negative views towards our legal system. This so ridiculous and I just can’t believe in times of crisis that officer can not put his own issues aside and care for the victims and make sure everyone is ok. It is scary to know that these racist people are in positions in which they hold a lot of power.

    roxy423

    April 10, 2010 at 1:48 am


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