People want to segregate and gather in streets, and protest with violence and express their hatred by breaking laws in the streets. It makes me sick and upset that it leads to death of people over a case that could have been handled more appropriately by the officers and the individual that was shot to death. In this month after the killing of another black male the last few days, this country witnessed the recorded murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police, the latest victims in this country’s failed policing system. "The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for Dignity, Justice, and Respect. http://blacklivesmatter.com/ " Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.
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
What comes to mind when hear the word hate crime? Do you think that is just like a crime that happens every day. Well a hate crime is when a person kills, beats, or harms, another person because of their beliefs,religions, race, or even disabilities. People did not realise, until about 1998, how bad hate crimes really were. One of the most famous hate crimes were when two men went to beat a man named Matthew Shepard, then proceeded to tie him to a fence to die.
Every day you hear the news talking about how another person has killed an inncoent young black person or how horrible the killer is even when nothing is known about the tradigy. Just like people love to spread false information the news is the number one place it becomes unfair to the one being called on. There has been
In fact, there were more execution of soldiers for crimes like desertion, unmerited murder and rape during the Civil War than in any other war. In forcing soldiers to gather around and watch their former comrade be killed, it re-established the emphasis on the "Good Death" theory, in which it was better to die an honorable death "for God and Country", than it was to attempt to escape.It also served as a warning for anyone who wanted to determine their fate off of the battle field. For many African Americans in the war, the act of killing was directly connected to their quest for collective and individual freedom. For many African Americans who did not participate in the war saw the mass casualties of white men as an just act of God. "Until every drop of blood that has been drawn by the lash is repayed with blood drawn by the
“No justice, no peace! No justice, no peace!” In cities throughout the United States, this chant can be heard from the voices of people of color and their white allies. Recently, in many cities such as Ferguson, Baltimore, and Cleveland, people of color have been killed by the police for seemingly insignificant transgressions. This trend of potentially race-based killings has ignited a movement focused on educating America about its race problem. Black Lives Matter is a nationwide group dedicated to bringing awareness to institutionalized racism in America.
Leonard Pitts Jr is the writer behind ‘What can I do?’ a powerful article about the police brutality toward African American males. The issue that is presented in this article center around the numerous cases where an unarmed African American males were killed by police officers majority of them white for undignified reasons. The authors position on this issue is police brutality on African American that led to the killings of over five males were injustice. Mr. Pitts would like to hear from the readers to find ways to prevent any more incident of racial motivated police brutality, he hopes this will help make a change. The reason the author feel so strongly about the issue surrounding excessive force against African American is because there
These events made the Blacks realize we are hurting our comment and need to stop. All of those events lead up to the city realizing what damage they did to the community. During the time when Arthur McDuffie was beat to his death by Dade county police officers, an event of riots broke out in Dade county, these deadly events created very bad damage to the black community and caused more racial conflict in the community. In the future of the topic there would still be police brutality and killings of blacks by law enforcements. As you can see the incident that happened in Baltimore recently.
Samuel O’Quinn become a member of the NAACP and he came to Moody’s area to organize the people so they can fight for their civil rights. However, Quinn became a victim to a hate crime, where one of the people within his group spoke to the white supremacists who were conducting the killings. His death caused Moody to be enraged with everyone. “I hated myself and every Negro in Centreville for not putting a stop to killings or at least putting up a fight to an attempt to stop them. I thought of waging a war in protest against the killings all by myself, if no one else would help” (Moody 202-203).
By the age of fifteen, he had known an uncle lynched for being “too” successful and knew of a black youth murdered for forgetting the strict sexual taboos surrounding interchanges between black men and white women. He had been personally assaulted without provocation by white youths and had participated in street battles between white and black adolescents. His insistent pursuit of a way out of the South is thus a reaction to the physical terrorism exercised against the black community. It is also a repudiation of the psychological condition that racism fosters in its victims. Richard has already suffered for years from the debilitating anxiety caused by trying to predict the behavior of white people, and he has often felt the impact of their displeasure, repeatedly losing jobs when they resent his manner or ambition.
For those of you who do not know Martin was an African American male who was killed by George Zimmerman who was of mixed race. This case threw the entire country into an uproar because Zimmerman seemed to be the aggressor in this case however people disputed on this because Zimmerman had a broken nose after confronting Martin. In the end Zimmerman was not acquitted which only made the anger over what was deemed a “hate crime” even greater. Race is ironic in this big case in that Zimmerman shot and killed Martin who was unarmed after saying he was scared, yet Zimmerman was the one who was armed and actively pursued Martin after being told my his dispatcher to end the pursuit. I would like to see the Zimmerman case examined in the same way that the Orbe and Kinefuchi (2008) article examined Crash because just like the nation I am sure that the opinions and points of discussion in this case would vary
As I have stated already, the main reasons were that they [Klu-Klux-Klan] were killing and brutally murdering black politicians, or even, any random citizen who was either for the “Reconstruction” . The other reason I stated was that they brought to many problems to themselves, that the “Northern Neglect” did not feel like they should be responsible for that. Tens of thousands people who live here all blame the ‘Northern Neglect” for this cause that was once beautiful. If only they would hear my argument on why I believe in what we did to them was very horrible,we were killers. They are just holding a deaf ear, but we can come to conclusion that it was our fault for this act that was once supposed to be a way to make America a land of opportunities, but instead turned it to a land of
In the article Police Shootings Won 't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People by Jack Hitt, the author describes a numerous amount of incidents against African Americans that almost always resulted in violent endings. Police are doing a lot of unjust things to citizens, most of which are to generate revenue for the city and to fund their own paychecks. For example, racist officers would pull over someone who is black for a minor incident and have them fined an amount that they are financially unable to pay; thus resulting in an escalating, yet endless amounts of additional fines. They also abuse their powers by breaking laws and justifying it with their police badge and authority. This shows that police who target people of a certain
The KKK treated the African Americans badly such as they would either drive by and burn down houses and other buildings and in the proces murder tons of African Americans. They would bully and be violent. When a african american tryed to vote they would be beat and bullied and be called names. Even though they were freed they were not actually freed because they could not do anything. They started flourishing because Native American William J. Simmons founded a new incarnation on Thanksgiving night on top of the Stone Mountain.