Wilkins in short tried at times to conceal his racial identity in order to gain acceptance in the “white” circles. His niece, Carolyn Wilkins in her book, “Damn Near White : An African American Family 's Rise from Slavery to Bitter Sweet Success” discusses about the internal conflicts of the family and individuals in detail. However, Ernest Wilkins played an instrumental role in the uplifting a lot of young talents from the “Black” community and inspired millions of passionate hearts. He taught in the Applied Maths and Mathematical Physics departments of Clark Atlanta University from 1990 to 2003. In the course of life, he married Maxine.G.Melone in 1984 and in 2003 tied knot with Vera Wood Anderson.
Race and poverty were also side contributors that contributed to the bigger picture of the issue. Racial profiling in poor neighborhoods led to skyrocketing arrests of young black males, completely reversing the black to white ratio of incarcerated individuals. Prison overcrowding is a real issue in our nation, and we are five percent of the world’s population, yet house twenty-five percent of the world’s inmates (Austin, Irwin,
With all the hustle and bustle of the “mini Civil War,” the football team stepped up and out shined the bad. “It was the 16th team at the University of Mississippi and it accomplished something no Ole Miss team before or since has done, a perfect record, including a 17-13 victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.” That year they were also named National champions making this the third time: 1959, 1960, and 1962. (Ole Miss Sports). The history of Ole Miss has impacted the state of Mississippi greatly over the past 167 years and continues to only strive upward looking out of the
Gulf state park, Cheaha state park, and Wild creek state park are the top 3 parks in the country for swimming, hiking and many more. In 1955, refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Al city bus, black seamstress Rosa Parks helped instruct the civil rights movement in the United States with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year during which Parks not coincidentally lost
“Black Lives Matter” (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people”(Petersen-Smith,1). Over the years, since the black power struggle “Between 1970 and 2005, the prison population increased by a historically unprecedented 700 percent. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, roughly half of federal prisoners are incarcerated for drug offenses”(Petersen-Smith,3). This was due to inequality and police officers abusing their power. “Black youth are ten times more likely than white youth to be arrested for drug crimes” according to the ISR (International Socialist Review).
The percentage shows that most of the time the suspect is someone else who commits the crime or it is a racial crime. There is a huge difference between the justice system now comparing it to back in the day. Now the law enforcement and the justice system have more resources to make sure that every evidence they have is accurate. According to NBC News, 93 percent are men, and 7% are women; about 50% are African American 38% are white , 2% are Asian and 11% are Hispanic. This tells us that more black man might be in danger of getting charged with false confession compare to any other
This statistic could steam from since 1980 to present the prison system has quadrupled in population from a half of million people to roughly 2.5 million people(NAACP,2015). Some would say that this is the reason for the downward trend of violent crimes in America, Because more of the people are locked up and not on the streets in order to commit crimes. Which may be the case, but the question still remains why is the statics of race in the prison system still a overwhelmingly different. For Example African Americans are locked up 6 times more than white offenders, As of 2008 the prison system is predominantly (58%) made up of African Americans and Latinos (NAACP,2015). From these statistics, it could possibly be assumed that the socioeconomic status from where a person is from could lead to a answer as to why this is happening all over
Jobs applications, Financial Aid, Public Housing, and food stamps applications often ask for citizen’s criminal records, stigmatizing those who came out of the system, robbing them of opportunities. It’s very hard to find employment, convicts are all treated the same regardless of crime. In The New Jim Crow, the author talks about how young blacks are more likely to go to jail than college due to the system of incarceration. In fact, she cites a source that explains that in 2001, there were more blacks in the Illinois state prison, then there were in the state’s public universities, on drug charges alone. So forty years after the drug war was first declared, it still goes on, normalized by the commentary in media, and stereotypes assigned to those who serve time in correctional facilities.
In the same way, as reported by Dosomething.org, 80% of New York Police Department stops were blacks, 85% of those blacks were searched, but when whites were stopped 8% were searched! The criminal-justice system is supposed to be reliable and a fair system to maintain law and order in the country,but why aren’t they controlling this dangerous crime of racism and
Hong Kong prisons are generally populated with Hong Kong citizens and the mainland Chinese, while Americans prisons consist of the Caucasian, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian populations. So there is less gang activity involved in the Hong Kong prison cells than in the United States. Usually gangs in prison are created due to race differences. And also race plays a huge role in the American prison system because there are more African American men incarcerated in the U.S. than the total prison populations in India, Argentina, Canada, Lebanon, Japan, Germany, Finland, Israel and England combined according to Antonio Moore in his Huffington Post article. In fact that this so severe that there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system-in prison, on probation, or on parole-than were in slavery" (Gopnik 2013).