Saturday, November 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

That metaphor of a few bad apples doesn't begin to get at the root of the problem.  Police violence may be more like a poisoned water stream that pollutes the entire system.  To argue that only a few bad cops cause police terror is like relegating racism to a few bigots.  Bigots are surely a problem, but they are sustained by systems of belief and perception, by widely held stereotypes and social practice.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 185

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