All cosmetic… quick fixes and “look at how progressive we are” by doing nothing more than changing the face of oppression and selling it to you as black girl magic…
“Seattle also is hoping to end six years of federally mandated oversight brought on by past civil rights violations, and Best is a semi-expert on the issue. Portland, meanwhile, has been a revolving door for police chiefs in hot water. Outlaw replaced a chief who retired after accidentally wounding a fellow camper during a hunting and beer-drinking outing, then lied about it.
“The State of Oregon and its largest city, Portland, share a history of legally sanctioned systemic racism with legally enforced exclusionary practice,” the job posting emphasized in its opening paragraph.
(African Americans were barred by state law from living in Oregon until 1926, and Ku Klux Klan members were welcome. Even today, Census Bureau statistics show, Oregon’s black population is just over 70,000, constituting less than 2%!o(MISSING)f state residents.)”
Black women now lead police forces in two of America’s whitest cities, Seattle and Portland
Seattle, like Portland, now has a black female chief of police. Danielle Outlaw, 41, a former Oakland police commander, has been the Portland Police Bureau’s chief about ten months, while Carmen Best, 53, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle department, was sworn in this week.