The problem with racial bias is that the person who has it usually does not realize it. Police officers are everyday problem solvers. They are on- the-spot arbitrators of disputes and dispensers of the justice that our Constitution guarantees for all.
When police officers solve problems, they must do so within seconds or minutes, using their instincts and judgement. Therefore, it is imperative that police officers be just, fair and have a deep understanding of criminal justice. A racially biased police officer is a dangerous person. They are unconsciously unfair to individuals whom they are biased against. These officers must be identified and given the choice to get educated or leave law enforcement.
We understand that earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice might not cure a person from racism. After all, there are plenty of highly educated but racist judges and lawyers. But these judges and lawyers are not out patrolling the streets with military-grade weapons killing minorities.