Thursday, March 29, 2007


Carol Taylor R.N.

590 Flatbush Avenue

Ste.11A BK NY 11225-4935

2/27/07 (No Reply as yet)

Hon. Cardinal Archbishop Edward Egan

New York Archdiocese

1011 First Avenue

NY NY 10022 -4134

Dear Cardinal Egan:

Among other precedents set by the Catholic Church was the brave acknowledgement and apology for involvement in the enslavement and extermination of Africans and Native Americans.

Another brave and compelling action by your Church would be -as I suggested in my unanswered letter to Bishop DiMarzio of 2/1/07 - to cause a Study to prove or disprove allegationss that most of the NYPD cops who've been killing mostly Black males, have been white male Catholic police officers.

I have relatives who are Catholic and the thought that the allegations about Catholic NYPD police are true is making them very uncomfortable - understandably.

But, if the research supports the escalating allegations, certainly the reasons for the preponderance of such racist/colorist behavior should be determined and dealt with in a professional and forthright manner, (and an apology would not be remiss) so as to help heal the antagonism between communitites of color and the New York City Police Department.

I enclose my letter (a copy) to Bishop DiMarzio, FYI.

I understand that this is a thorny issue - untreated racism/colorism, but, as Law Professor Lani Guinier so aptly put it, "We need to put racism in this country on the front burner so as to be able to deal with it in a forthright manner."


Carol Taylor R.N.

Enc.: Copy Bishop DiMarzio letter

Copy Alton Maddox, Jr. letter (Re: Carol Taylor Racism/Colorism Quotient-testing cops)

cc: Jean W. Dember MHS

Laurence W. Legall: Vice President: Institute for "Inerracial" Harmony, Inc.

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