The way history is taught in schools is so that the harsh reality was downplayed and made to seem better than it was.
This aspect is controversial because not everyone is aware of their right to refuse consent, and many people say yes out of fear or the feeling that the officer will do the search anyway.
Yet the most common police interaction — the traffic stop — has not been tracked, at least not in any systematic way. If the narrator was a woman, she could be scared due to her insecurities of a man having not nly physical power over her, but also having the law on his side. In Georgia, there was only their first integrated prom in When he was walking through a gated community and was going to buy some snacks, he was shot and killed.
Even if there was not a deeper meaning, would have reacted the same way and I know from experience that other people would react very similarly.
Not every police officer performing a traffic stop, vehicle search or other investigation is worth going to court over.