Nothing racist here.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)
Part of the big dumb down of America is to cater to idiots.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
That has happened here also..as long as you "fit in" with the personality type the city PD is looking for. You are hired.
What do they call this? "the soft bigotry of lowered expectations" and lowered standards. It's a liberal thang.