The settings of a family which has a negative effect on family and boys. Mainly what the characters are inclined to do against each other, the dysfunctional family life and the one parent family. The story has increased my knowledge about gangs and the impact on boys, that positivity of one person is better than the adversity of a gang. The author Scott Monk message to boys is being in a gang, especially a criminal gang is a futile, it is informative in regards that boys can do positive things in their life, that the need to turn their back on gangs and violence. Another aspect is that fighting amongst each gang is fostering a criminal environment.
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
Throughout history, disputes and tensions between law enforcement officials and communities of minorities have endured hostility and violence between each other. Racial profiling has become a “hot topic” for researchers as well as for politicians and by now it is likely that most citizens are at least aware of the common accusations of racial bias pitted against law enforcement (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Communities of color are being discriminated against and racially profiled by white police officers for any suspicion of criminal activities. It has been widely assumed by policy makers and citizens alike that allegations of racial profiling are mostly associated with the policing practices of white officers and their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Also, individuals of minority descent will certainly recognize that they are being racially profiled during a stop that is being conducted by a white police officer.
Rashad questions whether or not the accident would've happened if he wasn't black. He does say in the book that he thinks everything would've been the same if he weren't black. Using the students in the book as an example, people are more opened up to protesting and taking action against racism. The author All American Boys wants us to remember that racism/discrimination still exists in our lives and it dictates every aspect of it. Whether it's in the workforce or at school.
Not From the Mind Punishments for crime and bad behavior have been seen in different ways with some thinking we should be lenient and not give criminals hard times, while others thought that a more severe, brutal punishments to truly emphasis right from wrong. The articles “Time to Assert American Values” by an editor from The New York Times and “Rough Justice A Caning in Singapore Stirs Up a Fierce Debate About Crime and Punishments” by Alejandro Reyes both describe the trial of a teenage boy from the United States who was caught vandalizing in Singapore. Both authors of the articles examine in great detail, the punishments that the young boy should receive for his crime with both articles contradicting each other. After carefully analyzing
However this was only the beginning of my awakening, as the class continued I was in awe of the injustices that African Americans face in the criminal justice system. It was around this time that I first saw the Rodney King beating along with the LA riots. I was in disbelieve of the entire situation. In this paper we will be looking into the racial disparity in prison sentencing. Young, African American and Latino males -especially if unemployed- are subject to particularly harsh sentencing compared to other offender populations.
starts his pieces by highlighting the values and good education taught at The Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Forman continues to introduce the main problem which is racial profiling by the police. He explains that racial profiling is an obstacle for the students at Maya Angelou which ethnicity is mostly blacks or African Americans. Furthermore, Forman discusses how conservatives want “color-blindness” which mean that we all should have the same rights, however, he argues that racial profiling contradicts this idea. Forman also provides sufficient evidence to show how students are being victimized by the police due to racial profiling and he shows how this victimization instead of helping the police it discourage this community from collaborating in a situation of real manner. Finally, Forman compares New York police system versus Chicago police system.
Mass media and popular culture have long propagated the stereotype “thug” in both positive and negative modes depending on the context and audience. While, amongst peers, young men may take the stereotype of “thug” to be a badge of honor, the same stereotype applied from figures of authority can have disastrous results. Eyewitnesses to the Michael Brown shooting interpreted the event much in line with “trained observers” of the brawl at the masquerade ball. The stereotype of police brutality on young men of color lead to witnesses testifying to have seen Michael Brown was shot in the back with “hands up don’t shoot.” Even though this narrative was contrary to forensic evidence, it did not stop the media from further perpetuating the story and reinforcing the stereotypes. When Lippmann first applied the term stereotype, he was well aware of the original meaning of a firm, unwavering imprint.
Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech maintains relevance today in relation to rampant police brutality and crippling racial inequality throughout the United States. His famous speech is still revered today by many black rights activists. Its continued relevance is very important to the fight against racial inequality of modern society. Specifically his words about police brutality due to it being as similarly merciless today as it was over 50 years ago. The significance of the “I have a dream” speech is shown when Dr. King says “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality”.
Social reality theory has four factors that jointly produce the capitalist society’s high crime rates but also help consolidate established legal order as well as its dominant class which are lawmaking by dominant class, law enforcement by criminal justice system for dominant class, criminal acts by subordinate class and popular ideology of crime. I’ve noticed on the news with the police brutality against the black community; they seem to always find a way to criminalize the victim by digging up their criminal background trying to classify them as a danger to society which is the cause of their death. With the story about Tamir Rice a 12-year-old boy, who had a fake gun and was not harming anyone. The police received a call about someone at a park with a gun and the caller told them that it was probably fake, the officers arrived to the park and fired without any questions. Tamir was only trying to show them that the gun was fake and he didn’t say anything threating to the officers, they just started shooting.
Mike brown was also a African American male who was targeted by police, during his arrest police used unnecessary force to hold brown down. He said repentantly that he couldn’t breath and police disregarded what he was saying, this lead to mike browns death, when tried the police faced no penalty for their actions, this had a major impact on social media and lead to the hash tag “I can breath” people on social media used this expression in remembrance of mike brown, these 3 words go more in debt in the issue with police brutality. Mike brown became a huge impact on the issue of police brutality in social media. I only gave a couple example but there are unfortunately plenty more, the racial profiling and targeting of African Americans by police didn’t stop there. The African community felt like something bigger had to be done and this has started the on going black lives matter movement, a activist movement created by Alicia Garaz, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tomiete.
In his article, “Black Men and Public Space,” Brent Staples writes about his encounters with people during his nighttime walks in and around the city streets of Chicago and New York. He argues that, as a result of crimes committed by criminals of African American descent, people tend to quickly avoid him because they assume that he will likely mug them because of the color of his skin. Nevertheless, on the subject as to whether this article is an appropriate and good example of the reaction of others, it is quite obvious that this is a good example of the reaction of others, given how Brent Staples spent much of his time working in the city as a journalist, and that crime rates are high in inner city areas. However, despite the fact that this
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.
If he continues to hear about people shooting each other due to a lack of respect, then he will begin to see that as a social norm. Although there are many different reasons for shooting a person, when the code of the streets is presented in rap music repeatedly as the reason, many young black men treat the music as their version of a bible. In religion, the Bible is a guide for a person to live their life by. This rap bible, created by artist’s lyrics, is the reality for many young black men living in inner cities. The rap bible creates glorified role models for these
Elijah Anderson, a Yale professor, developed the concept or theory entitled the “code of the street” which explains the reasoning for high rates of street violence among African-American juveniles in a Philadelphia community. The “code of the street” is the way of life for many living in poverty-stricken communities which attempt to regulate behaviors. Anderson observed that juveniles in inner-city neighborhoods who are exposed to racial discrimination, economic disadvantages and alienation from mainstream society may lead violent behavior. The strain, social learning, and labeling theories are all directly related to Anderson’s work. The strain theory implies that crime may occur because of the stress or frustration placed on people when