'Woke' UK Police Leaders to Declare Their Own Forces ‘Institutionally Racist’
The move is part of a plan that will supposedly make policing 'anti-racist'
UK police leaders are now considering “publicly admitting” that “institutional racism” is prevalent in their forces.
Senior police are gearing up to make a public announcement on "institutional" in their forces.
The move is part of a plan that will supposedly make policing “anti-racist" in Britain, with leaders saying their crime-fighting capability is hurt due to lower confidence in the police amongst black communities
Abimbola Johnson, the barrister in charge of the independent police oversight board, said the declaration is needed if radical reforms are to be believed by so-called “BAME” — Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic — communities.
“The plan needs to accept institutional racism if it is to be anti-racist,” Johnson said.
“If the idea is to win the trust of black communities, policing needs to start by acknowledging both the historical and current manifestations of racism in policing.”
National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) vice-chairman Sir Dave Thompson said he was “unequivocal there will be institutional racism issues in policing.”
“There will also be systemic racism, structural racism, and also racial disparities that are not due to racism in policing because we police an unequal society,” he said.
He then added that a public admission of guilt was therefore receiving “careful thought.”
Earlier this year, a police chief announced she wanted to “mitigate” the issue of her forces leadership being white with “a very detailed plan” to deal with racial diversity in the long term.
“It’s not OK that we look like we do across UK policing, and I know my colleagues, and I are all determined to shift that,” the chief said.
Police recruitment has also seen side effects, as one force was found to have illegally rejected an “exceptional” candidate because he was a straight white male.
The Cheshire Police force was also found to have fallaciously used so-called “positive action” legislation aimed at increasing job prospects for “under-represented” groups to discriminate against the candidate.
“This is the first reported case of its kind in the UK where positive action has been used in a discriminatory way,” said one lawyer regarding the case.
“Had he not been such an exceptional candidate, he may not even have suspected anything was wrong, and this unlawful and unacceptable selection process may have been allowed to continue.”
The British Transport Police also used so-called “positive action” legislation to bar white men from recruitment workshops.
“In line with our Positive Action initiative, we are initially only offering this workshop to women and black/minority ethnic groups who are currently under-represented in the force,” a statement on the force’s website read.
How this institutional favoritism for ethnic minorities squares with claims that British policing is institutionally racist towards ethnic minorities is unclear.