Most of us with rational minds understand what the situation is, or can at least easily perceive it:
1 > Most Cops aren't racist. Most Cops are in fact among the very best and noblest of men and women.
2 > Some Cops are racist. It's a statistical inevitability, as long as many of the Weak turn to Evil.
3 > Much progress has been made, and things are light years better than 60 years ago.
4 > But more aggressive action can be taken...and absolutely needs to be taken.
The Great One speaks.
That was actually a Russian proverb, for those who're unaware.
Ah...Speaking of Great Ones...
Well, we're well on the way, by the grace of the Gods...and by the efforts of that great man, himself.
Everybody knows that no man worth a damn believes that his color bequeaths him superiority...And everybody also knows that there're plenty of men who aren't worth a damn, who act otherwise.
And yet: I've always been troubled by laws that impose racial quotas.
Imposing racial quotas is, obviously, itself racist.
So any discussion pertaining to racial quotas begs the questions:
1 > Is this the best possible solution?
2 > Might the cure prove worse than the illness?
As a Libertarian, one who devoutly embraces the principles of Free Markets and Meritocracies, I regard any measure that advances one race over another with grave concern.
Thank you, Doctor Spock.
But as a good friend of mine once said...
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
The reality...is that the process of purging racism from the infrastructure of our society is not only well under way, but has by this point in time driven institutional racism into the shadows.
But the reality...is that there, in the shadows, therein, It still lurks.
There is nothing scientific about my observation. It's little more than a Spidey Sense, if you will.
Yet I'd be very surprised, indeed, if many Americans saw it otherwise.
In other words: While it makes me cringe to consider the notion of the Federal Government injecting itself into the affairs of State and Local Governments, in order to aggressively root out the last deplorable pockets of structural racism...for our collective good, I believe that we owe it to ourselves to do precisely that, so that no Black American ever need again live in fear of having his or her Freedom imposed upon, or life endangered, by the very people that are supposed to protect them...and so that no White American need ever again feel that shadowy sense of shame.
If that's the irritating, invasive price that many of our finest have to pay, in order to purge the remnants of racial Evil from the infrastructure of our beloved Nation...I say: Let it be!
Here is what I propose:
1 > A Federal Task Force be created, its sole mission being to interface with State Governments, and, via them, with Local Governments, to ensure that in every last nook and cranny of this magnificent Nation, every man, woman, and child be accorded the full and fervent protection of the Law.
2 > All Federal Funding, henceforth, to each and every State, to be thenceforth intimately interwoven with each State's complete adherence to, and embracing of, the parameters of verification, collaboration, and aggressive and sustained transparency in its compliance.
3 > A review board. Their mission? One day to be able to proclaim it, for all to hear:
"Doctor King's Dream...has come true."