Civil rights refers to fighting for equal rights between blacks and whites. It is an important part of history. From time to time, people have been fighting for civil rights for blacks in whites in the mid 1900’s. In fact, Bloody Sunday was probably one of the most important events to have an impact on history for civil rights. Everyday, people struggle to be treated equally and civil rights make it possible for everyone black or white to be treated equally. As a result of Bloody Sunday, this event helped blacks speak up and be heard.
“Frequent exposure to media reports of police abuse or corruption is a strong predictor of perceptions of misconduct and supports the belief that is common.” (France-Respers 1). But unfortunately, it also brings me disheartened feelings. Recently, I was on twitter and I stumbled across a video of a young white male who was roughly about twenty to twenty-five years of age who was being handled so aggressively by about six officers while he was NOT resisting. The act itself is disappointing but more importantly I was bothered by the fact that there are many white individuals who fall victim to acts of police brutality but they don’t receive as much attention because they are not minorities (especially as much as african americans and latino’s do). “Deaths of whites at the hands of law enforcement typically receive less attention, even when the case is shrouded in controversy.” (Richardson, 1). This is an issue as a nation, we are fighting for unity among us all so I find it particularly odd that I never hear cases of police brutality against white individuals on the news, but constantly I come across one’s relating to african americans. All cases of police brutality are wrong despite color, race and ethnicity and we all deserve the right to raise awareness of this growing issue! Police
The Kent State Massacre involved many university student protesters and Ohio National Guard troops on May 4, 1970. The outcome of the Kent State Massacre ended with four tragic death and nine permanently paralyzed university students. The conflict between the student protesters and the National Guards became an iconic eye-opening symbol for America. It led America to reflect and see how divided we were as a nation.
‘’Between 1995 and April 2001, fifteen black males suspected of crimes had been killed by Cincinnati police during confrontation or while in custody, including four since November 2000, while no white suspects were killed in that period’’ (Wikipedia Cincinnati Riots 2001 np) In 2001, the deaf of Timothy Thomas, an African American male had started a riot. He was shot by the Cincinnati Police Department.Another African American named Roger Owensby Jr. died from being put in a police chokehold for resisting arrest, which killed him. The next day, Jeffrey Irons was killed for getting into a little fight with the police. The standards of
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland. Some shots were fired igniting riot with 10,000 whites with police on their side. White women were looting Black 's homes and white men were setting Greenwood on fire
Throughout the course of time there have always been people for and against America. Especially in current times when the controversy over the “rebel” flag is taking place. Some believe that the Confederate flag signifies American history and others believe it symbolizes rednecks raising hell. What does this say about America? A country where people fight and argue about an ancient flag? Are we as unified as we thought? There is a famous pamphleteer, Thomas Paine, who wrote a book about our country and says that America is a cordial and just country where everyone lives in concord. Do we believe that this is true for this country? Paine would be wrong in saying that America lives in concord for the reason that their government continues to
The school system was not always the way it is now. It was not schools that were mixed with every race under one building sitting next to each other getting the same education. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for schools to be segregated, in the case of Brown v Board of Education. This paper will argue that the Little Rock nine played a pivotal moment in history by leading to desegregation and bringing into light the social injustices during that time for African American students.
In a suburb outside St. Louis known as Ferguson on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Ferguson isn’t known as a violent town when it is compared to its neighboring towns. On November 24, 2014, the jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Thus, the uprising began.
John lewis can be named many things. Leader of marches and protests during the movement, amazing person and one of the most hard working people alive today. Yes he is all of those things. From a young age, he felt the effects of segregation. Eventually he got so fed up about old beat up school busses and run down out of date text books.
“It does not matter if these people are different genders, races or have different religious beliefs. As long as they are citizens, they have equal rights.(What are Civil Rights)” This quote shows where people would like to be somewhere in the near future. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 were several events that lead to the end of segregation of African Americans. The Civil Rights Acts were acts to show people that it doesn’t matter your skin color, or ethnicity, but that everyone should welcome each other as equals. One event that had a major contribution to the Civil Rights Acts were the Nashville Sit Ins. African Americans had separate counters for them because the whites thought that they weren’t as important. The Sit-Ins made it possible
The Day the War Came Home Introduction: In 1970 Kent State University had a friendly nonviolent protest over the Vietnam War. Sadly it ended up so violent four students were killed and nine were wounded. But what the investigators were told did not add up. Why did the National Guard
In the United States of America, its people know their right to speak up if they believe they want to make a point. All over the country, Americans would traditionally stand up as the national anthem played until a professional NFL player decided to kneel before it. Quickly the news spread and made people have different opinions on his actions as if whether it was disrespectful or a proper way to state something. I believe that taking a knee through the "Star Spangled Banner" is acceptable for two reasons; both because talking part of a silent protects in only Kaepernick 's form of exercising his constitutional right to say and because it draws awareness about how things within our country that still need to change.
NATIONWIDE: From October 22-25, anti-police brutality activists conducted demonstrations in several cities to mark the 20th nationwide day of action against alleged police brutality. Key protests occurred in New York City and Chicago. In New York City, a peaceful protest started at Washington Square Park on October 24 and ended with 11 arrests near Bryant Park during the protest against police brutality. In Chicago, activists conducted a protest on October 24 outside the 122nd International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) event attended by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn. The event resulted in 66 arrests.
A cause of corruption, discrimination and inequality, the cause of death of many innocent lives. Throughout the long history, racism has been a subject of much debate, most notably in The United states of America. There have been numerous actions that suggest that racial inequality might still be intact with America’s modern society, such as the extreme violence shown by the police that has been roaming all over social media recently. This has eventually led to the creation of the controversial “Black lives matter” group.
Racism is an extreme belief in people’s mind, a horrible belief that one’s race, skin color, or more generally, one’s group, because of religion, nationality or ethnic identity, is superior to those of others in nature. It also can be seen as a extremely prejudice among people’s mind. There is a very will-known tragedy in the history warred by the idea of racism, which is the massacre of Jewish during World War II. Their evil dictator, Hilter, ordered the army to kill off all the religions except of Christs, especially to Jewish. Over 60 million people have been killed, which is about 3% of 1974 world population. Absolutely this evil had been defeated, which is predestined. Although people with crime had been punished, racism doesn’t completely disappeared from our society. If you only peck at it, you won’t think racial discrimination is a serious issue in our society. But as long as you are a little more careful, you will realize that how general it is in our life. For instance, African-American are 33% more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial. Or even more strikingly, nearly half of all hate crimes committed in America have to do with race.(FBI, 2016). As we can see, although there is no obviously racism like massacre happens nowadays, the racial discrimination phenomena is like a dirty mud which has split to many tiny pieces hiding in the corner of our