The jury convicted Tom Robinson because he was colored and back then white people believed they had to stick together against the colored people. This shows that based on the evidence Tom Robinson was only convicted because of his skin color. Based on all the information provided at the trial of Tom Robinson the jury should have found him not guilty. But in the south, white people were racist towards people of color. As a result of this Tom Robinson was found guilty with no evidence to prove that he was.
In 2014, an unarmed eighteen-year-old African American man, Michael Brown was gunned down by a white Ferguson police officer. A grand jury later acquitted the officer which sparked violent protest through the city of Ferguson calling for justice (Mclaughlin). Due to intolerance, Caucasian authorities are racially biased toward Black people. For example, instead of analyzing an African American male from a clean slate, the authorities use prejudice to characterize him or her as violent and aggressive (Hall). A 2012 FBI data report found that US police kill black people at disproportionate rates.
Mads 1STE – essay about the movie Crash 2 Lastly, I do also think that the characters in Crash are too heavily influenced by their prejudices, especially compared to the modern US. This is primarily due to the fact that it in many ways feels like the roles are defined by their existing or non-existing bias, which certainly feels unrealistic. This is especially true for one character in particular, which throughout the movie goes from good to bad. Tommy Hansen, a young police officer, ends up killing an African American at the end of the movie, despite showing no racial bias earlier on in the story. There seem to be multiple reasons for this murder, but none of them were really substantial enough to commit a murder.
It could also be referred to rating a book by judging its cover without reading the inside of a book. But judging a person by its race is the main reason why in the past we had these racist issues. People will just label those African-Americans as criminals just because of their colored skin and that will automatically lower down their social status within the society and their label
Racial profiling is the discriminating practise of targeting someone for suspicions of committing a crime based on their race, ethnicity, or religion. Racial profiling is a problem that has been around for many centuries ever since the white majority have learnt that all the people in the world are not the same color or race. In today's world racial profiling is an extreme problem because of law enforcement in the USA having a very high usage rate of it. This has greatly affected the African American populations of the USA because police have racially profiled many African Americans just because of their color. Though this is happening a lot, it is not something that is silently being watched by America.
Because, they think that it is against the law and it supports the culprit to make a second attempt again. The experiment results showed that general public had totally negative opinion related the plea-bargaining, “two explanations where given first it was because the public favoured a more punitive policy when it came handling criminals and the second was that it was explained that the public viewed that the use of plea bargain as being too lenient on crime” (what is plea bargaining purpose it
“Now don’t you be so confident, Mr. Jem, I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man…” (Lee 179). This quote from Reverend Sykes in To Kill a Mockingbird is a sort of summary of how and why Tom Robinson was wrongly convicted guilty. It also gives a lot of insight on race relations in this time period. Unfortunately, racism has yet to leave society. Racism is still present in society today in a new form dubbed institutional racism.
African Americans are saying that the only reason Brown was shot was because he was a black man and whites are saying that the only reason that this incident is being broadcasted everywhere is because he was an African American. Race has nothing to do with this incident; people are ignorant and still act superior to one another. If this was a shooting where a black man shot a black man or a white man shot another white man, then it is almost guaranteed that the whole world would not know about it. This racial discrimination incident is based off of African Americans who have extremely lower incomes and the whites that dominate City Councils and police departments like the ones in Ferguson. If racial discrimination did not still exist, then whites would not be blaming African Americans for all the damage done in the area.
However, till now, the discussions have not led to a single correct answer concerning whether the death penalty justifies itself as the means of correction of criminals and reducing the crime rates. Despite the convincing arguments of the both sides of the conflict, modern society needs other, more humanistic, means of dealing with the crimes and the criminals since the issue of the death penalty is the leftover of the past that has to disappear in our society focused on the human well-being and
As for the believed effectiveness of the death penalty, that too has been proved incorrect. In a recent survey by Professor Michael Radelet and Traci Lacock (of the University of Colorado) several criminologists from the American society of criminology (ASC) were sat down and questioned on which side of the spectrum they stood on when it came to capital punishment, 88% of the criminologists did not believe that the death penalty was an effective form of punishment as it did not deteriorate crime rates. If people who have dedicated their entire lives on studying criminals and crime rates belive the death penalty to be useless and that it should be abolished, then who are we to say it should