by alexj on September 29, 2014 - 10:30pm
In my opinion, people today should not classify power and hierarchy based on one’s skin color. Every city should treat everyone equally. Martise Scott disserved his position as a police investigator. He worked hard for it. Knowing that people in 2014 cannot acknowledge that people with different traits have just as much competences as ‘’whites’’ is dramatic. I believe that what happened to Scott is not equally fair and the complaint that he did should have been recognized as something extremely important. He faced violence, which no one deserves if they are innocent in the first place. I do not agree with the fact that the police officers did not give him a chance to prove to them that he had his badge. It is not because someone’s skin or traits are different that his or her words do not matter. Even though Scott should have respect he was not given any. To add, I find it interesting that the author of this news added personal quotes that Martise Scott said. You can really feel his emotional pain from being seen as different when he is just like the others. Another point that I would like to add is that out of 700 hundred police officers there are only 50 that are ‘’black.’’ This does not make sense there is certainly racism involved in this. I might agree on the fact that there are more ‘’white’’ people in that city but that does not allow employing less ‘’black’’ or any other colored person. Personally I think that people hire more ‘’white’’ people because they assume that they have more power and competence. This article had many details that demonstrated how much Scott was discriminated against and I think that the public can maybe somehow learn from this. What I think that should have been added to this article are the names of the other two police officers, because they are clearly the ones who did the act of racism.