Police Hiring Practices

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Around a half century ago, a woman by the name of Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public city bus for someone else. This started a trend for the United States government to strive for progress towards equal treatment for everyone regardless of their race or ethnicity. Since then, the United States government has made significant progress in their strive towards equal rights. This even goes for minorities applying for employment with the department of criminal justice. As a matter of fact they actually encourage minorities to apply for these positions. Even though it is required by federal law that it all hiring places have the phrase, “minorities are encouraged to apply”, doesn’t mean that minorities still feel like they are an equal when it comes to race and ethnicity issues in police practices.…show more content…
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