My Dad’s a cop, Am I Racist?

William McCullough,
Opelika, AL

Especially now in today’s world police get labeled with racists. Why is this? I believe that it’s because of the actions of a few. There are very many racist police in America and they do act upon their so-called beliefs. But because of their actions, all police get labeled as racist. This doesn’t sit right to me. Some people will argue with me on that point but I will argue back. They will say ‘Well the officer who killed George Floyd was white and it was because of his race’. To that, I would say okay and agree with their point. It’s sad this is what makes national news in America. You don’t see the good that has been done or that’s happening every single day. There is definitely oppressing happening among all races but most among the African American community especially in America. It’s still going on today and has as long as anyone can remember. I don’t care what political party your claim or agree with you have to see what’s going on. There is always something to be done whether you are going to stand up and do something about it. It is hard to ignore, especially living in the south. You may not see the harshest parts of racism but there are still small parts in which you see every day. So that brings me back to the point, does that make me racist? I’ll actually make it easier, I’m white am I Racist?

 

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