Being a Black woman – and a cop – in Edmonds
Tabatha Shoemake: 'We now have an ally in white people'
Last updated 7/7/2020 at 9:31am
Tabatha Shoemake, 51, is Edmonds' senior animal control officer and 11-year veteran with the Edmonds Police Department.
As a Black woman working in an increasingly diverse but still overwhelmingly white town, Shoemake's voice is one that needs to be heard during a time when white perceptions of the Black experience are forcing them to reassess their racial prejudices and their subtle biases, the latter which today are expressed in the term "microaggressions."
The Beacon spoke to Shoemake last week about her experiences with racism, what she tells her 16-year-old son about being Black in Am...