Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle for Racial Diversity – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/us/for-small-police-departments-increasing-diversity-is-a-struggle.html

Is it really affirmative action when an additional black officer is expected to outperform a white one? Being able to communicate with residents and sharing their culture seems like  rigorous qualification not an aesthetic preference. 

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