Changing the color of oppression is not change or black power. <br><br>”“Like training sessions will make you non-racist,” a black officer in the city texted me this week upon seeing Edwards’ prescription for the 21 current city cops whose offensive social media posts have been documented. I won’t mention the officer’s name, of course, because when black officers talk to the press, they get punished.<br><br>That’s what happened a couple of years ago when Sgt. Heather Taylor, president of the Ethical Society of Police, spoke to me for a column. The ethical society is an association that represents mostly — but not entirely — black officers in both the city and county police departments. It exists because both departments have well-recorded histories of not doing much to drum out the racists in their midst.”<br><br>Nothing has changed despite a black circuit attorney, public safety director, police chief and president of the Board of Aldermen.

Changing the color of oppression is not change or black power.

"“Like training sessions will make you non-racist,” a black officer in the city texted me this week upon seeing Edwards’ prescription for the 21 current city cops whose offensive social media posts have been documented. I won’t mention the officer’s name, of course, because when black officers talk to the press, they get punished.

That’s what happened a couple of years ago when Sgt. Heather Taylor, president of the Ethical Society of Police, spoke to me for a column. The ethical society is an association that represents mostly — but not entirely — black officers in both the city and county police departments. It exists because both departments have well-recorded histories of not doing much to drum out the racists in their midst."

Nothing has changed despite a black circuit attorney, public safety director, police chief and president of the Board of Aldermen.

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City's response to racist social media posts rings hollow.
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