Hated for being a white cop.

Brett Maisel
Nacogdoches, TX

As a young, naive police officer I mistakenly thought most people would appreciate my sincere desire to help and protect the citizens of my community. I was shocked to find out that some people (who didn’t even know my name, background or what was in my heart) hated the very sight of me only because I was a white police officer.

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3 Responses to "Hated for being a white cop."
  1. Khloe Katz says:

    Dear police officer: No one hate you because you’re a white police officer. They are frightened of you. You need to understand the distinction, because it will save you from feeling victimized by people who are victims themselves. Police officers have a longstanding and extensive history of brutality towards non-white non-heteronormative communities and their fear should not be mistaken as hatred. Even the vitriol they may spew towards you comes from a place of wanting to protect their communities. Please do some research on the ways in which the police have been used to punish and control individuals, and then really reflect on if those people hate YOU or if they hate what you represent and hate the system you’re apart of.

  2. Olayinka Kazeem says:

    White police officers are hated for a reason. You better do your research “officer” !

  3. Chrystal says:

    People don’t seem to understand racism is racism – no matter what your skin color is. Being a minority doesn’t justify discrimination or racism on any level, it only creates a cycle of hatred. Nobody wins.
    Thank you officer, I am a Mexican-Vietnamese American and I wholeheartedly appreciate your work and your good intentions. Minorities are easily intimidated by white police officers, simply because several officers have created a bad reputation for young white men like you. Don’t let it get to you, keep doing what you do to serve justice. Good luck with your career!

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