African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
A second reason why african americans are protesting on black lives matter is because african americans are being killed by the police officers and nothing 's being done.”Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting”(Mapping 1).We feel as if we are being lynched.People feel as if nothing 's changed since slavery.African americans can 't even trust going to the cops nomore.Its to the point where we can 't even drive or walk down the street without getting stopped by a police officer.For example there was an african american that was walking down the street with a arizona and a pack of skittles he was then stopped by a police officer killed.Justice was not served for the
The Plague of the United States era, society is insistently assured by police and their apologist, is not the extensive abuse and other frequent misconduct by law enforcements officers, but the expanding “disrespect for authority” that is being encouraged by “liberals” and those more extensive individuals called “libertarians” The widespread media coverage of police brutality has become too common within our societies everyday life, thus causing destruction of the communities trust. Savage treatment is continually afflicted among African Americans as a replacement form of punishment. A substantial number of casualties of police brutality are African Americans, for instance during August 9th within a house of Brooklyn, an African American
The police jumped into action and treated this case with urgency. The type of injustice that this conflict displayed was distributive injustice. Distributive injustice “is concerned with the criteria that lead you to feel you received a fair outcome” (Deutsch, 2007, p. 44). I believe in most cases involving black people the news make the police out to be bad guys. The most recent cases with the killing of African American males will make you think that the police don’t care about Blacks.
When the Baltimore riots took place everyone around the world not just in Maryland started pointing fingers towards the black people. However, it was just the African race getting blamed when multiple races were involved in the riots. The riots took place because of innocent black people were being killed for example Freddy Gray was killed in the back of a patty wagon. Mr. Gray was put into the vehicle alive and well but when they went to take him out he was unresponsive. Alton Sterling would be another perfect example of police brutality against the African race.
In a passage written by, Ryan Wilson, Kaepernick states that his reasoning for his protest is, “ I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color”...”To me this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies on the street and people getting paid leave getting away with murder” Both of these quotes support both the corruption and racism. The fact that police, and other people are getting paid to keep the streets “clean and safe” by murdering groups of people that may...or may not be innocent, without listening or even trying to resolve the issue just because of skin color is a problem. It is more or a personal issue is you cannot do your job without being suspicious of every single person, simply because they are different than you. My second reasoning for this topic is that, even though so much attention is being drawn to Kaepernick, no one is seeing the real problem with all of this.
In recent years, a spotlight has been placed on innocent black men being murdered by law enforcement through news media. In fact, many times these cases have been spoken about as, “police brutality”, which almost lessens the crisis of black lives that were lost. Whether through beatings or headlocks, the fact remains that black citizens have been taken by law enforcement with no legal repercussions. American voices must be raised against the police brutality against black citizens for the sake of equality, humanity and justice. Equality is more of an idea in today’s world than it is a right.
When we say that Black Lives matter, it doesn’t mean that black people lives are more important than other people’s lives. Black lives matter just as much as other lives, but black lives are more in danger when it comes to police interaction. During this year and previous years, there has been numerous incidents of police assaulting or killing black men, women, and even teenagers. Some people say that “All Lives Matter”, which is true because life is a precious thing. But when it comes to interacting with police officers, “Black Lives Matter”, black lives are in danger during interaction with the police because society treats black people different from other races.
On television, magazines, internet, and wherever social media are found, the African-American community is targeted. Black on black crime has decreased because of the white law enforcements on innocent black citizens has increased, causing a racial war and blacks reuniting together forming a black lives matter movement, turning the dream into a nightmare. Because of the majority of people who makes of the nations’ population, the white race is in favor compared to other race in the United States of America, neither which meaning the society will find a way not find fault nor resisting punishing the (white) criminal regardless of the hades crime they have committed. In this century, the black race has developed negative opinions against one another. Apparently, being a certain shade of brown determines expectation everywhere.
Surveyors on the website Survelum were asked to close their eyes and to imagine a criminal and then identify the race of this criminal, the majority clicked African-American. Why is this? Racism is embedded in the world around us. It’s carefully and deceitfully weaved into society, attacking African-American adults and children, but these racists are hard to identify. They are the media we see, the law enforcement we thought to trust, the education system we have learned from and people in general.