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Black Police Good For Comedy Value

A picture of police by freedigitalphotos and digidreamgrafix

Once it’s pointed out, the heft of truth behind the headline is difficult to downplay.

Whilst East Coast drama leans heavily on the red-cheeked O’Mahony stereotype,  black police officers in Hollywood blockbusters do seem to display more roll-eyed, yes mass’ah comedic tropes than would be considered acceptable in another role. Is it that the badge and gun denote a level of authority that is thence considered safe to lampoon?

The presence of African-American police officers has been shown to increase the perceived legitimacy of police departments; however, their depiction in film may play a role in delegitimizing African-American

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