This also appears in “American skin” because Lena is worried about her son going to school. In both texts there are a lot of crime. “American skin” could refer to the little black kid who was shot by the police, because the text says “41 shots” and “you can get killed just for living” which fits well for the little black kid who got shot in the text “The Baddest Dog in Harlem” The message in this text, is to show the problem of insulting black people, not only do they have to live with the fear of gangs and gunmen but they also have to live with the prejudices from cops and white people, so I think the message is to show how things really are in the real world, and to stop
Shortly after the conflict at Harpers Ferry was resolved, “Brown was convicted of treason and murder and was sentenced to hang” (TAJ, 553). His death issued a plethora of different reactions and outrage. For instance, many were relieved that Brown would no longer be able to continue his insane schemes against slavery. Even Northerners criticized Brown for not choosing to oppose slavery in a peaceful manner. Others, like Ralph Waldo Emerson, “...called Brown a martyr-a person who dies for a cause he believes in” (TAJ, 553).
Actions have consequences, in the film the actions of the FBI are done with good intention but they lead to the African American community experiencing immense suffering. The FBI visits the African American community in order to gather information to help their case, soon after the community is attacked by the KKK which causes the deaths of many, and leaves many of the buildings burnt down. This is another example where the end does not justify the means as many innocent people are killed for no reason other than being associated with the FBI. This is outrageous because the FBI did not consider the consequences that could come from there actions and in result many people were killed with their homes being taken away. The FBI have a job to apprehend criminals and protect the people, although they were able to take the criminals into custody they inflicted as much pain on the innocent civilians as the culprits did.
In To Kill a Mockingbord,Harper Lee Clearly shows how wide spread prejudice is, by using Atticus's standpoint ,Boo Radely, and mostly Tom Robinson's standpoint. Tom Robinson and Boo Radely are not once ever close to being given a chance. The whole reason Tom died because he was not given a chance, but because he had black skin, and also because he was prejudged by most of Maycomb. He was convicted guilty of murder, and ended upshot and killed by seventeen bullets because of his black
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.
Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights. From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money.
Citizens not only experience discrimination in the work field, they also experience it at school, stores, movies, theaters, or while seeking health care. Recently, the biggest outrage of discrimination has been by police brutality towards innocent black or minority citizens. According to the Washington Post, 908 people have been assaulted, shot, and brutally murdered by police in 2016, most of which are native American, black, or Hispanic. The 14th amendment’s purpose is meant to protect all citizens of the United States, disregarding race, but why has no justice been served to the deaths of these innocent
Nat was hung on November 5 ( Pbs.org ). After his death he was skinned. He was cowardly and hid from the consequences of murdering innocent blood. Because Nat Turner hid, his punishment was even harsher than it should have been. Many black people were killed in the rebellion.
For those that don’t believe it exists can refer to the televised cases of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, and Sandra Bland. Minorities are dying at an alarming rate by police officers, exposing the underlying issues a majority of minorities face in the United States. Institutionalized racism has led to events such as: the Baltimore riot, the New York protest, the Ferguson riot, and ultimately birthed the movement Black Lives Matter. When police officers aren’t being prosecuted for the death of a person, there is a
In 2016, Dylann Roof was convicted for the murders of 9 innocent African Americans who were worshipping. It was seen as a hate crime. He was sentenced to death in November of 2017. This is justified because he killed 9 innocent people because of the color of their skin and would have killed even more if he was not caught by the police. Lives were saved because he was caught and sentenced to death.
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.
In the year 2016, it feels as if African Americans are opening old scars and reliving the life of their ancestors that came before them. They are being killed by cops and its being justifies in the eyes of the law with the simple phrase “I feared for my life”. White people and black people are committing the same crimes yet white people are getting less sentencing or none. These are just a few of the many scares that are becoming fresh wounds do to the unjust world that we live in today. Hundreds of years later racism still rears its ugly head.
But strip away the hashtag in front of your movement all of a sudden it begins to look more and more like the situation the 1960’s civil rights movement was fighting to get away from. Black Lives Matter jump to the call of racism whenever facts are presented, and by their definition of racism, only whites can be racist because blacks and minorities can’t be. But they keep pushing the narrative of that black people are killed by cops. For being black. Especially unarmed and sweet innocent men.
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
We need to change the black community before we end ourselves by our own hands, by stereotype and the foolishness that we set for ourselves and the only way to fix this is to stop taking shortcuts. Do you know how many black people died by another black man? About 93% of blacks are killed in a black on black over something ignorant. By killing ourselves like this you’re letting someone like the KKK win, they didn’t even have to lift a finger to do harm. Real life example of this is a black man here in Atlanta, that killed his own son for drawing on his new Jordans.