pag.). Just as with Robinson, the men in The Duluth Lynchings were assumed guilty, despite a lack of evidence. The citizens of Duluth were too quick to act in this case rather than hear the accused side of the story. In short, this stereotype boils down to the fact that the word of a white man is taken above the word of a black man. This fact is unfair to everyone,
As Atticus Finch said” You never really understand a person until you consider him or her perspective”. This quote relates because it expresses how white people thought of black people until they saw how they felt and how they were treated. This quote also explains how black people were misunderstood by most white people and saw most of them as an animal or non-human simply because of their skin color. Not many black people that were lynched during the 1930s had a chance to be proved innocent or non-guilty. For example, in To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell and for being black he was the main and only suspect of the raping.
Jem, Scout, and Dill always stereotype Boo Radley without knowing him or knowing his real story. To explain this example I say people always stereotype people without knowing the person. When a person is walking down the street another person will be stereotyping him or her for religion or race. Another example is when they put Tom Robinson in jail for rapping a white women, but he was innocent. The court won't hear his side they think he is lying because Tom is black.
In fact, in 1955 when 14 year old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, he was later shot and killed by 2 white men (Latson). The men were later found not guilty and lived free for the rest of their lives(Famoustrials.com). Because of this, Emmett Till’s death had a huge impact on the Civil rights movement. In 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was visiting family members in Money,
Without the technology of the 21st century a conviction was often based off of the testimony of a white police officer or white bystander. This led to a large number of black people being arrested for crimes they never committed. Pre-civil rights movement police brutality was unfair trials and false witnesses because of the change
Mr. Finch adds “ a jury is only as strong as the men that make it up.” Granted the men that make it up do not believe two men of different races are equal. Tom should be given a fair trail with an unbias jury. Assuming a white male was being accused of raping a black female, the case would have been dismissed as the female lying. Because it was a black male against a white female, the black male was accused of lying. Atticus also say, “A court is no better than each
For example parents are meant to guide children into the good path and to become a good person instead of setting a bad image for their children. In the book Bob was drunk so he couldn’t think straight and make good choices. Bob’s parents could have stopped Bob and called Bob to come home instead, he died on a night in the park by a stab in the back. In the book the Outsiders on page 107 Bob’s friend Cherry stated on the newspaper “Bob had been drunk and that the boys had been looking for a fight”. Also, Bob used to hang with the gang and start fights and problems.
In the novel it states “cecil jacobs made me forget he had announced in the schoolyard the day before that scout finch's daddy defended niggers i denied it but told jem” (lee, 74) this piece of texts shows labels affect people because labeling could be racist because the white children where labeling tom Robinson as a nigger. In the novel it also states “depends how you look at it he said what was one negro more or less among two hundred of em he wasn't tom to them he was escaping prisoner” (lee, 235) this piece of text shows labels affect people because labeling could be racist because all the townspeople thought tom robinson was guilty because he was black but if he was white he would have not been guilty. In both of these texts it shows that Since tom robinson was black he would never win the trial even tho he did nothing
Looking at the numbers, the statistics are astonishing. The article, “Jim Crow Policing”, by Bob Herbert published the New York Times on February 2, 2010 addressed the issue of Racial Profiling in law enforcement in New York. The author finds racial profiling to be unnecessary and an abomination towards mankind/society. There have been other situations such as Mike Brown who was an unarmed black teenager that was shot and killed in 2014, by a white police officer, in St. Louis. There are other cases such as the movie, 42, which
In a New York City, an 18-year-old male from a slum is on a trial claiming that he is responsible for his father death by stabbing him After both sides has finished their closing argument in the trial, the judge asks the jury to decide whether the boy is guilty or not The judge informs the jury decided the boy is guilty, he will face a death sentence as a result of this trial The jurors went into the private room to discuss about this case. At the first vote, all jurors vote guilty apart from Juror 8 (Henry Fonda), he was the only one who voted “Note Guilty” Juror 8 told other jurors that they should discuss about this case before they put a boy into a death sentence Other jurors feel annoyed after listening to Juror 8 statements.
August 14, 2014. Within minutes after a store robbery and a confrontation with an officer of the law, a young man had been fatally shot and a police officer was now facing the realization of either serving time in prison, or completely losing his career. While the lasting effects of the killing of any human being is never a simple happening, the specifics of the Michael Brown case made court proceedings and life, after the fact, trickier than most. The main issue, of course, being that Brown was killed by a police officer. It did not take long for the media to then shove down your throat, that Brown was a black teen and that Darren Wilson, the officer in question, was a white man.
No indictment. And the sad part is if I had known what I know now then I would have not been so surprised. This justice system is unfair, to all of its citzens, but more so black and brown citizens. Michael Brown and his family deserved for justice to brought. Some try and say that michael was a thug or like to bring up the fact that he had possible stolen something but the fact remains that an unarmed teen was killed by a police officer.