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Bad People? (Poem)

When we peacefully kneel and protest against police brutality, we’re called bad people

When we riot against racial oppression and police brutality , they call us bad people

When Nazis go to Charlottesville to terrorize and kill people, President Trump calls them very fine people.

-Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

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Rampant Racism Throughout SFPD

Rampant Racism Throughout SFPD

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San Francisco Employee Calls out Department’s Racism

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

A San Francisco city employee, who was teaching anti-bias classes for two-years, recently came forward with frustration with the rampant anti-black racism that is widespread in the department.The now ex-Department of Human Resources manager said to his superiors in a farewell email:

The degree of anti-black sentiment throughout SFPD is extreme.

Dante King wrote in the email to DHR Director Micki Callahan, (San Francisco) Examiner obtained the email through a public records request past week.

King later said:

While there are some SFPD who possess somewhat of a balanced view of racism and anti-blackness, there are an equal number (if not more)-who possess and exude deeply anti-black sentiment.

The U.S. Department of Justice reviewed the SFPD in October of 2016, and discovered the department had:

numerous indicators of implicit and institutionalized bias against minority groups.

As of this writing the SFPD has only completed 16% of the 272 recommendations for reform that were issued by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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