In a study that was released on Monday, researchers found that police officers are more like to speak with less respect to Black people than they are to white people, which is something that is not shocking to anyone who has ever spent one day being Black in America. We’ve been saying this for years.
No, the best part of this is that when I wrote a post about it on The Root titled, “Research Suggests Police Speak Less Respectfully to Black People,” and let me tell you that as I write this, there are 132 comments, mostly from white people, making excuses as to why it’s OK that this is a true statistic. Mind you, they are not denying it at all; they are giving various reasons as to why it’s justified and Black people deserve it.
But don’t take my word for it; go read them for yourself.