Is just me or has anybody else noticed that when explaining why the BPA are telling African people not to join the police force it is not about the abuse from officers targeted at innocent members of their own community but instead the lack of promotion and opportunity to get ahead through the police ranks. I hope one of them has the integrity to break ranks and step up to the plate real soon, distancing themselves from Ghaffur and chums.
According to Alfred John who is Chairman of the MBPA it's about the lack of promotion and oppression that is suffered by so-called black and minority officers within the force. The following are a few statements that he is quoted of making:
"The MBPA's chairman, Alfred John, said it was "inherently dangerous for us to be encouraging people to join and walking into what we consider to be a hostile environment.
They will face racism, oppression -- we have seen over the past few weeks what can happen to senior managers who speak out about racism and discrimination that is taking place within the organisation."
Black police group discourages recruits to 'racist' London force
Africans are all to familiar with the Racism and oppression suffered within the workplace. Should we not be happy if Africans and Asian officers have their Rights recognized due to the current actions of MBPA?
It's correct to say that the BPA in this current dispute is not addressing the abuse suffered by Africans in the community at the hands of White Supremacist police officers. Further investigations will be made to establish whether at anytime they have made genuine efforts to tackle this abuse.
We conscious Africans know that when the Police Federation starts to investigate and/or suspend African or Asian officers for fighting against Racism it is likely that the correct anti-racism approach is being used.
When the Police force starts to investigate and/or suspend a (Muslim) Asian and Iranian officer hiding behind (Christian) African officers for screaming racism it is likely that it is the members of the "Black" Police Association that are being used.
According to reports Tarique Ghaffur complied details over years about the Racism he suffered. He revealed the Racism in a press conference rather then going through the usual Metropolitan Police procedures that are designed to be ineffectual. This creates great fear within the Metropolitan Police because they don't know which African or Asian is doing or will do the same thing in the future. This places the police service in a position where they will have to treat African and Asian officers fairly or diminish the numbers. The latter option is not workable because the police force is meant to be representative. This is what is meant as the correct anti-racism approach.
Edited by KeepFlame, 07 October 2008 - 11:58 PM.