Being Black, Feminine-Identifying, and Affiliated With The Police in a Racist Utopia

A few days ago an article surfaced on, the online home of The Oregonian newspaper, concerning Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler’s performance review for Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw. There’s a lot to unpack after looking at this performance review, unpacking that when you look at Chief Outlaw’s actions as Police Chief bring up a lot of interesting things to examine about the way things often unfold for BIPOC folx when what resembles white cis hetero power and privilege is bestowed upon them by the white establishment.

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