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Scotland Yard sees “white backlash”


White police sick of affirmative action hiring and relentless “diversity training.” White “racism” blamed.

From UK Express…

SCOTLAND Yard is experiencing a “white backlash” from its own officers who are furious at the time “wasted” on diversity issues, a shocking internal Met Police report has found.

A worrying complacency about race has seeped into all echelons of the Metropolitan Police, the report says, adding that the lessons from the Macpherson inquiry into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993 risk being forgotten.

The Met’s Diversity Heath Check report found many officers believe “white, heterosexual males were being passed over for promotion” and that there is a “growing antagonism towards diversity” in the force.

The survey reported an abdication of leadership, with managers failing to deal properly with under-performing ethnic minority staff for fear of accusations of racism.

“[This] has an effect on other team members and breeds resentment,” the report found.

It also noted that the painful memories of the Macpherson Report, which accused the Met of “institutional racism”, were in danger of fading away because a “significant proportion” of staff will have joined the force since its publication in 2002.

It said: “The corporate memory of Macpherson is not ingrained into the new recruits or as they become new leaders, as the Metropolitan Police Service does not teach the history of policing.

“If it were to do so, it would include pivotal moments in history. A sound understanding of what policing by consent means and the fact that it is underpinned by winning community trust and confidence is required.”

The report suggested a “complacency” on race issues and cited poor attendance at Diversity Executive Board meetings and the dropping of recruitment and retention targets as evidence.

Circulated among horrified Met bosses last June, the report’s findings were only made public when the Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing published its own “watershed” survey on Friday.

It revealed it too had found racist attitudes among officers when dealing with mentally ill people from ethnic minority communities.