For years now there has been a lot of controversy involving the looming question: Is the criminal justice system racist? Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. Ever since the Trayvon Martin case of 2012, the justice system has been in a complete downfall including all of the police brutality cases since then also. According to sources, 1 of every 4 African American males born this decade are expected to go to prison in their lifetime. Census Bureau reports that the U.S. is 13 percent percent black, 61 percent white, and 17 percent latino.
Racial profiling is a very important issue that individuals in society face every day. This problem occurs in low income or poverty-stricken areas throughout cities and communities across the nation. Hundreds of anecdotal testimonials allege that law enforcement officials at all levels of government are infringing upon the constitutional rights and civil liberties of racial and ethnic minorities through a practice called “racial profiling” (Ward, 2002). So what is racial profiling? According to the National Institute of Justice, racial profiling by law enforcement is commonly defined as a practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin (National Institute of Justice, 2013).
It has seeped into most every community imaginable; in fact it is so widespread that most people do not know that they are being antisemitic. From American liberals to the LGBT community, antisemitism is everywhere. This subject is even more prevalent after the 60% increase of Antisemitic incidents from 2016 to 2017. According to CNN Wire, in 2017 there were “163 bomb threats towards Jewish community centers, 1,015 cases of harassment, 952 of vandalism, and 19 cases of assault”(para 11). Many of the vandals proclaimed the Holocaust never happened, destroyed Jewish gravesites, and spat slurs at Jews.
Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it. Texting and driving has caused many deaths among teens and others, and many families grieve every day, wishing that the worst action anyone can do while driving to become illegal. In the year 2009, 5,500 people died in texting and driving related accidents (Johnson, 2012). From then the numbers only go up because of the growth of technology.
Furthermore, the criticism of the portrayal of violence in the American society is evident in the work. Mass shootings is a constantly growing and distressing issue in the US. “By a purely numerical count, the United States has seen more than 1,000 mass shootings in 1,260 days.” Pierre examines how an adolescent would be able to commit such crime by the description of the unfairness of the world surrounding him and looking at an example of serious violence through a comedic lens: “Empty flesh buzzes like it’s full of bees.” There is a correlation between the novel and a real life event, a High school mass shooting in Littleton, Colorado in 1999 with a similar scenario to Navarro’s crime, where “two teens went on a shooting spree,… killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide.” Due to this obvious topical allusion, an assumption can be made that the novel illustrates an American society in any year from 2000 onwards.
Racism is one of the most important and controversial social issues of the modern world. It has affected millions of people worldwide, and it is one of the deepest social problems that America has faced in history. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee talks of this history. To begin with, modern racism is a major problem that affects America today. Secondly, To Kill a Mockingbird though it mainly talks of racism in the south, gives a glimpse into the history of racism.
This however isn’t true at all. The race that people think is mainly targeted is the African-American race. Statistics show another story to this myth. The Washington Post has conducted a series of research to track police fatal shootings. The Washington Post has said, “As of Sunday, 1502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan.1.2015.
According to a report by the CDC over 35,000 people were killed by guns in 2015. ( National Vital Statistics Reports) Over the years gun control has been a controversial topic about how to control, restrict, and ban firearms in the United States, this affects several people who fall in the middle of the gun control spectrum. Due to news and media sources who try to make headlines, people think that guns are all bad and that it would be better to get rid of them. In truth, a gun is a deadly weapon that needs little strength and experience to use; when first introduced to war, it became the deadliest weapon ever as anyone could use it. Today there are many ways for people to obtain a gun legally and illegally; it all comes down to how much money
Have you heard the sayings “#BlackLivesMatter or #WhiteLivesMatter or even #BlueLivesMatter. All these quotes were made because of all the police brutality going on around in the world. People are killing police officers or the other way around with, you guessed it! Guns. As Vice News says “.No one really has a gun.
The Exploitation of Race and Ethnicity in Society In the United States, there is a stark racial divide that has been going on for decades and continues to exist today. For example, a black male in America is 21 times more likely to be shot and killed by the police than a white male. Statistics like that pop up in the news every so often, promptly when a young, unarmed, black American is shot to death. I continue to ask not only why black Americans are killed so much more than white Americans, but why, in general, does this country have such harsh racial inequities? It also makes me wonder why we classify people based on their race and ethnic background and why people are exploited because of those factors.
On August 9, 2014 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds soon formed as the word of what happened travel across the world. This is like the shot her around the world in the American Civil War. With racial tension in America already at a high point, this event was a breaking point. Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that.
Heartbreaking incident in the city of Los Vegas, deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of last night tragic events. The county has been facing series of mass murdering and gun violence throughout the years; many of us are feeling unsafe every day because of military style weapons on citizen 's hand. The best resolution is to ban the sale of military-style assault rifles, but policy makers failed to response on this conflict, which led to many mass shooting.
McDuffie Riots The Biggest Riot In Dade County History After Arthur McDuffie was beaten to death by white Miami Dade County police officers, a series of riots broke out in Dade county, causing expensive damage and creating more racial tension. This riot placed 4th in America 's biggest riots, and had property damage of $181,000,000 . Miami 's Liberty City was filled with smoldering flames while people looted businesses. 18 people died, and more than $100,000,000 worth of property was destroyed. The McDuffie Riots were more violent than what happened in Baltimore and Ferguson both race riots in 2015, but there are lots of similarities.the McDuffie riots started May 17 and ended May 19 (Smiley).
Police brutality and racial profiling against has became a huge problem in America. In 2016 more than 250 african americans were killed by police officers. Two thousand and fifteen an estimate of 306 blacks were killed. Mainly our african american men have been killed innocently by an officer because the color of his skin. According to the guardians who track police killings the police have killed at least 258 black people.