When the Baltimore riots took place everyone around the world not just in Maryland started pointing fingers towards the black people. However, it was just the African race getting blamed when multiple races were involved in the riots. The riots took place because of innocent black people were being killed for example Freddy Gray was killed in the back of a patty wagon. Mr. Gray was put into the vehicle alive and well but when they went to take him out he was unresponsive. Alton Sterling would be another perfect example of police brutality against the African race.
Night riders were only at large in the Southern states and had a racial overtone. They aimed to reduce the labor pool for plantations by driving off all of the african workers. They frequently attacked african americans who were working on these plantations. More prosperous africans were attacked as well In Roll of Thunder, this movement makes constant appearances. They attack Mr. Berry for flirting with a white woman.
New York City— NYPD officer Peter Liang reacts on February 11 as a guilty verdict is read during his manslaughter and official misconduct trial for fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014. The verdict meant the rookie cop was automatically fired from his job and could face up to 15 years in jail. Nationwide, outrage over police shootings and interactions with minority communities has spurred protests and turned the Black Lives Matter movement into a presidential campaign
Black Lives Matter Movement The Black Lives Matter movement or BLM Movement is a protest that was originated by the African American community to protest against violent racism towards African American . It began when a white male named George Zimmerman supposably shot and killed a young African American teenager named Trayvon Martin. It started a lot of controversy in 2013. It all grew even larger after African Americans Michael Brown and Eric Garner were also killed by a white officer in 2014. In 2015 and 2016 there were more incidents that happened that reminded the BLM Movement society that it won 't stop unless there is action taken.
Her profoundly written articles were published in black newspapers and she eventually became the owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight. In 1892, there were three African American men, Tom Moss, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart, who were three owners of a grocery store in Memphis and had clashed frequently with the white owners of another store. Moss and the other men guarded their grocery store against the attacks from the white men and ended up shooting many of the men who were attempting to vandalize their store one night. Upon being arrested, a mob of white men lynched them. Ida B.
In the 1930s, African American men were believed to have strong sexual desires towards white women so extreme that they couldn’t even control themselves, that whenever they saw white women they would rape them right then and there. The Tragedy of the nine Scottsboro Boys was rumored as “Negros are going to beat up the whites”. When the train got to Jackson County on March 25, 1931, dozens of armed white men rounded up with ropes and weapons in order to beat the nine black youths, and during the time of this chaos, two white women raised their voices, claiming that they had been raped by the nine scottsborro boys. At that time in Alabama, whenever black people saw a group of white men, they feared and knew they were in a lot of trouble due to the fact that Alabama was one of the most aggressive and violent states towards African Americans.
A stone throwing fight ensued. The black youths managed to push all but one white youth off the train. The white men went to the next city and reported an “assault by a gang of blacks.” When the train stopped at Paint Rock the nine black youths were arrested in Alabama and sent to jail to await their trials (Linder). The creator of the website”The trials of the Scottsboro Boys” said that there were two girls on the train near the boys these two white girls named Victoria Prince and Ruby Bates falsely accused the nine boys of rape. The girls said the boys had pistols and knives and chased them through different carts of the train and raped them(Linder).
In the beginning of the movie “Remember the Titans” many black people are outside in the streets rioting, because a white store owner killed a black teenager. This act caused many black people to be furious, this shows that there are many racial tension around the high school. In T.C. Williams high school Herman Boone who is the black coach, coaching the offensive side of the team, was made fun many times due to his nickname. Coach Coon which is his nickname is an insulting word for a black person.
Basically this piece of article talked about how there were riot in Los Angeles because of the beating of felon Rodney King whom was chased by four police men and nearly beaten to death. While beaten by four police men by their batons and being kicked someone filmed the whole thing and the news quickly played the video for the country and all African Americans start to block roads and streets. After that they hold the trial with only twelve people in the court and no blacks are allowed in the court and the four police men get minor charges and all the African Americans start rioting again. At the time there was a lot of racist individuals and when four police men were filmed beating Rodney King all hell broke loose. This was months before the
Next was segregation everything was different like the, water fountains, sections of the bus, they even had different school, colored schools, and white schools. The last cause in my opinion, this is the most sad of them all the violence, the African Americans were getting their houses caught on fire by the mischievous whites, getting viciously beat by the whites sometimes even killed like getting run over by a car, sheriff 's releasing their demon dogs on African Americans as well. Marching on Washington for jobs and freedom. People that day stood up to the political and social injustices of the African Americans, tensions and racial unrest building up. John F. Kennedy makes a Civil Rights Legislation, the timing was right for a massive demonstration.
It has been in the news countless times in the past few years that a young black man, a young black woman, a young black child being murdered by the police or civilians who have not right to shoot people and getting away with it with no trouble. It is easy to claim self defense when there is the widespread notion that black people are dangerous thugs, and that all black people are “racist” toward white people. When white people recount how they defended themselves, such as in the case of Mike Brown being described by his murderer as an evil, aggressive, Hulk Hogan-like demon (Officer Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony in Ferguson, Mo., Shooting), it is easy to say that yes, they were justified in defending themselves. But black people are not demons, they are not evil, and when someone is half an inch taller than you and, as it is widely accepted, is not attacking you, you have no right to compare him to Hulk