This kind of role-playing forced upon kids will likely leave them traumatized to some extent because it reinforces stereotypes that have long afflicted black and brown communities. These stereotypes suggest that black people and/or black and brown communities are largely inclined to engage in criminal activities. In stark contrast, white communities are charged with taking the criminals from those communities off the streets while reassuring community safety. It’s the classic white knight stereotype, where certain biases, systemic racism, Hollywood’s entertainment district, and the mainstream media have historically facilitated the downward outcome.
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