The fourth amendment states that the rights of “the people” are to be secure in their persons, houses, papers etc. Searches or arrests motivated by race are unreasonable under the fourth amendment. There are even precedents set “which has declared this narrow definition of Racial Profiling as being unconstitutional.”(Kaenel). Kaenel writes about how racial profiling is basically an action made based off of one 's ethnicity or races background. It is unconstitutional, and there are even precedents set, to set certain boundaries within racial profiling.
Let’s start first with the legal definition of hate crimes. According to the congress, a hate crime is a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.” (2015, January 07). Hate Crime—Overview. FBI. Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov
Charles Lawrence in his racist speech tries to convince that racist speech needs to be regulated. He argues that hate speech is intolerable in the United States because it represents discrimination which Everyone defines hate speech differently. I define hate speech as anything that incites aggression regarding one person or a group of people. Now a day’s people uses free speech as a defense for saying anything but discriminating someone is not free speech. Hate speech against minority is discrimination which has no place in our society.
In the eyes of the author, “cultural pluralism complicates, and may even completely prevent, the definition of appropriate modes of behavior and self-expression.” With a thorough exploration of how this trend “affects some groups positively and others negatively,” he alludes to the foundation of law regarding pornography: obscene words. For class purposes, much of pornography law has stemmed from common law in England, including Anglican influence and a thorough integration of church and state. With every belief comes dissent, and as common law sought its way into the American legal system, so did landmark cases like Schenck v. United States and Abrams v. United States. Many obscenity cases came before — such as Regina v. Hicklin — and the ones after honed in on specific contexts, creating rules and tests to identify what truly was
Following the stereotypes, one can simplify the whole picture of the world and make it more comprehensible. But very often the stereotypes appear to be too generalized or wrong. One of the crucial social issues in the United States is constant racial stereotyping of ethnic minorities, which leads to the emergence of such phenomena as racism and discrimination. Brent Staples in his essay “Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” and Judith Ortiz Cofer in her work “The Myth of the Latin Woman: Just Met a Girl Named Maria” both make several important observations about the biased attitude of the whites to ethnic minorities in the United States. Although both authors present their own life experiences and reveal the harmful consequences of racial stereotyping in the society their points of view on the ways of avoiding the conflict situations based on those misunderstandings are different.
Hate crimes against race not only affect one person. The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism “Hate Crime” states, “When a person of a selected race or ethnicity is attacked simply because of skin color, the entire ethnic community is put in fear” (Hate Crimes). When a hate crime is committed against a certain race or ethnicity it strikes fear on the rest of the race or ethnicity. In an article titled Racism it states “Racism is a prejudice or an animosity against a person or group of people who belong to a different race”. Some may believe it is only one race that is being prejudice, but racism can be found in almost all cultures.
Now it is better to confront injustice than to not, unlike the 1960s when it was better to not than to confront it. People are individually judged by the community when you don’t face injustice of racism. Many members of the community believe in standing up for one another's rights. Britni Danielle's, An Open Letter to the Fans of “The Help”, gives the idea of groups that would destroy confrontation to injustice of race, as the article says, “...the reign of terror perpetuated by the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens Council, limits racial injustice to individual acts of meanness.” With this information from the article the reader can realize, in the 1960s there were not only people against confrontation of injustice, but there were groups. There was more of a price to pay back then as many would draw attention to themselves and some groups would go to the extent to kill.
Nowadays, a strong majority of people are extremely receptive and supportive toward the idea of creating legislations which would prosecute intolerant bigots who target and harm undeserving victims. As a result, these laws would render prejudicial acts as illegal and thus, eliminate hate crimes altogether. Unfortunately, there is still a slight minority who assert that the government should not go through with the development of laws concerning hate crimes. The people who oppose and argue against laws that regulate hate crimes make many disputes that are increasingly unacceptable and unjustifiable in modern society. In actuality, these individuals are just as hurtful and malicious as hate crimes are because they demonstrate irrational fears such as homophobia and xenophobia, as well as, portray a very dogmatic attitude toward people who oppose their antiquated adherences.
Although the story involves overcoming the past, and the ability to work through crisis. A more relevant theme suggested is that assumptions about others based on traits that should be irrelevant can have a immense serious consequences. Thomas depicts this theme through the media and williamsons students perception of Starr 's hometown Garden Heights and Khali. Racial profiling is defined by the American Civil Liberties Union as, ‘the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on an individual 's race, religion, or ethnicity,’. The central conflict of The Hate U Give, is a result of unfairs racial assumptions from a white man to a black teen that