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Over the past two years, the San Francisco Police Department has been under contemptuous criticism regarding the accusations of racial animus and prejudice. In a report requested by mayor Edwin M. Lee, it is evident that there is a disproportion in the search and arrest of blacks and Latinos who were seldom found with the possession of contraband. I think that it is unfair that people like Mario Woods, an African-American man who was shot by officers in 2015, and his family have to undergo grievances just because of a misconstrued act.
Connection to US History:
This relates to all the racism we have encountered throughout history; Xenophobia. the fear of the unknown; When immigrants were not approved entry into the US due to prejudices; Lincoln towards African slaves.
Questions for discussion:
If any, in what way is it appropriate to judge ones actions based on their racial background? How do you think police departments should be audited to guarantee that they are not engaging in biased police practices?