Every child gets “The REAL Talk,” but every talk is different. For most African Americans the the talk includes how the world is not a fair place if a person is different, if African Americans want to get somewhere, they have to work twice as hard, and In the US last year, 223 African Americans were killed by police due to police brutality. One third of those people were unarmed, and should not have been seen as a threat, but they were still killed. 12 of these people were under the age of 18. African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home.
and Asians join the African American community to protest for equal rights. The Black Lives Matter protest are relevant because young African Americans are being killed. “I ain 't no psychiatrist, I ain 't no doctor with degrees. It don 't take too much high IQ 's to see what you 're doing to me” (Lines 7-8). This quote in Aretha Franklin’s song “Think” highlights how both the African American community and women were limited to achievements that they could accomplish such as education, careers, and voting privileges.
Five police officers ambushed by a sniper and two black men shot by police during a supposedly peaceful protest. This protest quickly got out of hand because of the violence and threatening protest. Killing police for the rights of the black community was or should have never been a part of the plan. Now that police officers have been killed, this gives the police a greater reason and law enforcement to fear us and another reason for us to take caution. According to USA Today, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had a simple, prayerful message: “All I know is this must stop ... this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.” One must agree for us to work as a nation, law enforcement and the people they are protecting must come to a total
Innocent men, women, and even children have been killed by police officers for no reason. Black lives matter, all lives matter. The Black Lives Matter movement has been expanding around the United States in the last few years. There are a huge number of people that are against the Black Lives Matter movement and say that the cops are just doing their job no matter what happens. When there is a news story about police brutality on black people, there are people that say that the cops are innocent and should not be held accountable for murder (Greene32).
And whenever a black person sags or something its a problem but whenever white people sags nobody says nothing. And i just really wish that this would just change because there is too much going on right now and people just don't understand what black people really go through like dss and they always getting called poor and drug dealers but people don't really give black people a chance to prove themselves like some of us try not to do anything but we do it to survive. And sometimes we get tested like if somebody talks about us and expect us to straight up fight but no all black people are like that and whenever a white person tests the and the wrong black person just messes it up for every black person like. I mean black people try to be independent because of the past but nobody understands that but some black people will fight and there are some white people that will fight faster than black people
According to the guardians who track police killings the police have killed at least 258 black people. Out of 258 , nine died in police custody, four were killed with stun guns and 232 were shot. The washington post found that 34% of the victims were unarmed black men. Black men from the ages of 15-34 are nine times out of ten more likely to be killed by an police officer. Police officers are not being held accountable
People hear of police killing innocent black men and blame them for being racist. However, after further research, I argue that their claims are not true. When it comes to police shootings, blacks aren’t the only targets. Far many more white people are killed by police which shows that this is definitely not a racial problem. Based on data collected by the FBI, crime rates have gone down but the number of police shootings have increased.
When compared statistically, the ratio of a black unarmed civilian being killed by the police is 3.49 times higher than that of a white (Makarechi, 2016). In Weitzer and Tuch?s research book, ?Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform,? they explain that such a relationship on policing and racial inequality is not explainable at the local level, but the data for racial biases is indeed shocking in the case of police shootings. It?s even more common at local crime scenes. The relationship of neighborhoods with their police can be dependent on the socioeconomic status of the community in which they reside.
Black people consist of around 13% of America’s population, yet commit around 51% of homicides in America. The police, when they go into these types of areas, have to be on high alert and evaluate every situation individually. Despite all the pressure of these situations, police are still less likely to shoot a black person than a white one. For example, there was a study by Washington State University that police officers were 20 percent less likely to shoot a black man rather than a white one. It also concluded that it took a longer time for a police officer to shoot an armed black man than a white one.
If you hold up a picture of a gruesome thing, that is probably not for the common good. Say if you wanted to go somewhere, and the streets were filled with protesters, it would be hard to get wherever you are going. For the common good, lots of protests were shut down. Blacks also couldn’t vote. There were many Jim Crow laws to stop blacks from voting.
The idea of black-on-black crime is not a significant political among black people it is patently false. In Chicago, high rates of involving, or designed for members of different races murder, members of the community created the Violence Interrupters to limit violent altercations before they become more of an issue. Those who want to be talking about black-on-black crime always fail to say that most crime is by every race. 93% of black
Ironically, far more cases of discrimination happened in the Southern states in comparison to the Northern states. Later on were the Jim Crow laws which were enforced in the Southern states which led to the tragedy of lynching. Lynching was practiced by an infamous group known as the Ku Klux Klan and became a severe threat to African Americans as time went on. They targeted African Americans who showed any sign of disrespect towards whites. However, they also did it for no reason as black people were beaten or tortured if they weren 't in contact or became disrespectful towards the whites.
Black Lives Matter believes that police officers are more likely to stop a black individual because of their skin color. There are multiple examples of black men being stopped like Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old male who was arrested by Baltimore Police on April 12, 2015. City officials say there is no logical reason why he was arrested. He was only pursued because he saw an officer and started running.
It was also unacceptabe and disrespectful for his body to be taken away hours later and in a cop car. When I heard about what had happened I was enraged because it seemed that once again race had made the situation sticky. However, if we were to take away the fact that Michael was black and Wilson was white, it still would not have made Wilson 's actions any better. When you look at the statistics of the matter you can 't help but place blame on the justice system. 1 in 15 black men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in 106 white men.
Taking population into account, “black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers” (Lowery). On both sides of the coin, there are unjustly stolen lives. Police officers of all races are being targeted and African American children inherit disdain towards the men and women who simply wish to make a living. Similarly, African Americans are being targeted due to being considered criminals even though they themselves may be simply on their way home after picking up a pack of