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Slavery's Legacy for Law Enforcement

Early $420.00 ENDS MARCH 27
Regular (25 Days Left) $450.00 ENDS MAY 27
Late $475.00 ENDS JUNE 27

Host: Dearborn Police Department
Location: Dearborn Police Department 16099 Michigan Ave. Dearborn, MI 48126
Dates: June 27, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Times: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fee: $450.00

Course Description
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A Primer on the Past, Insight into Today, and Guidance on Improving our Future.

Course Overview
Abolished by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, Slavery’s legacy continues to impact the United States and “race” relations for US law enforcement.  Recent events from Baltimore, to Chicago, to Ferguson, to Los Angeles highlight how law enforcement continues to struggle with race, and how little direction is provided to them to actually improve relations.  This course provides a historical primer on how we got here, insight into where we are going, and guidance on how we can improve our future.  

Day One

  1. Why do we need a course on Slavery’s Legacy for Law Enforcement?
  2. Law Enforcement in America
  3. A Brief History of Slavery and Race
  4. Becoming “White”, and how people became “Colored”
  5. Slavery and the Law: What Frederick Douglass Can Teach Today’s LE
  6. The Truth about Slavery

Day Two

  1. What Black people talk about when there’s no “White” people around 
  2. The White Supremists / Segregationists were right
  3. White Privilege and Othering
  4. Implicit Bias
  5. Incarceration Rates by the Numbers
  6. Where do we go from here?

Practical Exercises
Throughout this course students will discuss the following subjects in guided sessions.  Each practical exercise is designed to enhance the lessons, provide practical guidance for growth through interaction with peers, and develop insight for personal and professional develop.