CITEZENS’ VIEW ON POLICE OFFICERS 2
Citizens’ View on Police Officers
Influence of America’s Racial Past
The racial past of the America left a permanent scar in the minds of the black American
regarding their view on police officers. The officers tortured the blacks on the street and in the
plantations where the blacks worked as slaves. The torture that the blacks experienced in the
hands of the whites and the then law enforcers has made the blacks view the police officers as
Caucasian till today.
Consistent mistreatment of the blacks in the past by the whites has made many
Americans with black origin hate police officers. They feel the officers are arrogant and
eccentric. Many citizens find it very difficult to associate with police officers. They compare the
officers with the plantation owners who enslaved the black people during the industrial
Personal Upbringing Outlook Influence.
Many children who grow up in cities dominated by African Americans have a negative
view of police officers. Officers mostly appear in their residential places when arresting
criminals, the children develop a fear instinct towards the officers. Such instincts do not leave the