Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said during a local California broadcast about police in America that “their greatest challenge and their greatest choir is to keep black people in their place.”
When asked why it seems to be so difficult for people to learn to treat people better and end violence against blacks, Waters said, “I believe that it stems from the history of this country. It stems from slavery when whites were absolutely in charge, and they absolutely controlled the lives of people and their families.”
“I mean, they’ve always been in charge,” she continued. “I think that this thinking about the need to control, the need to you know, make sure that people stay in their place, so-called, has been what has basically what has happened in America all of these years. And I think it continues in various ways. Sometimes a little bit more sophisticated ways.”
I would like to say I’m surprised, but this kind of thinking has become all too prevalent, much to the detriment of progress with race relations.
Police generally just want to keep order, and the few that are on a power trip for whatever reason need to be weeded out before they can do more damage.
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