“On large plantations, the person who directed the daily work of the slaves was the overseer, usually a white man but occasionally an enslaved black man—a “driver”—promoted to the position by his master.” http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai/enslavement/text4/text4read.htm
A “black man—a “driver”—promoted to the position by his master.”
That role seems to have been taken over today by (some) black police officers who think of their role not as protect and serve but punish and lynch. They have the same attitude towards blacks, particularly black men, that some white cops have. It seems to be a part of the cop creed and is instilled in black officers as well as the white. These brutal black cops are, ironically, perpetrators of white supremacy, i.e. anti-black racism. Anti-black racism, when exhibited by people who are themselves black, I call inverse racism. After all, evidence of racism is not determined by the color of the perpetrator, be they black, white or orange. It is determined by the color of the victim. Usually black. The long list of blacks dying at the hands of white police officers attest to that.
It is rare to see police officers, black or white, indicted for killing a black man. (Derek Chauvin is the exception that proves the rule, primarily because he was caught on camera).
Five former Memphis police officers who were fired in connection with 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, who died after allegedly being beaten by cops during a traffic stop, were charged with second-degree murder, among other charges, on Thursday.