As many in Hart’s audience likely know, Nixon notoriously cracked down on the war on drugs through the African American communities. In Nixon’s advisor John Ehrlichman’s words, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the (drug) war or black, but by getting the public to associate...blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing (it) heavily, we could disrupt those communities.” This connection to the clear
Although black people made great strides in reaching for equality in this decade, there were still many systems put in place that continue to disadvantage people of colour in the justice system. This time period normalized heavy black imprisonment, so that in the future this disparity was seen as the norm. This heavy incarceration was a way for white people in positions of power to continue to be in charge of black and hispanic people’s lives. In a way, the huge amounts of arrests of black and hispanic people over time was an attempt to reinstate state sanctioned slavery. This will be expanded further later, but it can be seen that the people who wished to continue white supremacy in the 1960 may have seen prisons as a way to do this without it being common
In the documentary, 13th, Michelle Alexander brings up a profound realization about how racism has adapted since slavery. Alexander protests that, “So, many aspects of the old Jim Crow laws are suddenly legal again once you are branded a felon. And so it seems that in America we haven’t so much ended racial caste, but simply redesigned it.” Basically what Alexander is saying is that even though people of color have the same rights by law, people of color are not treated as equals. Racism is defined as “primarily a belief or attitude and that anyone who unfairly judges another based on race is racist.” I would argue most Americans believe racism is an issue of the past however, racism is as prevalent in society as ever. Racism and legislation are tools used exclusively by whites to oppress people of color, and to keep whites in power.
(supported statement 3) The Scottsboro trials opened a window on a time and place where the social norm weighed so heavily that the principles of law buckled and showed the injustice of America 's court system and America itself. (Conclusion) The Scottsboro trials in conclusion had the biggest effect on Americans Justice and Injustice history by having by the biggest crime case involving African Americans in U.S. history and showed the racial uncivilization during the time period of 1931 through 1950 and how the trial opened a window to the change of law in the justice system. During the
As grim as the idea of rape with limited to no punishment can be, it is becoming a reality. From not being taken seriously to being completely ignored, rape and sexual assault are treated as minor crimes to many people. Certain laws allow these crimes to be brushed away when in reality, rape can be fatal. The severe impact rape and sexual assault can have on a person lasts a lifetime, with no breath of fresh air or sanity. The mild consequences perpetrators face desensitizes the rest of the world and our growing society to the true horrors of rape and strengthens rape culture.
Having to make an organization of all these people may be a hard thing to do, but a Drug Revolution is needed for our community. Drugs are taking over the country, causing lots of troubles which include the most obvious effects of drug abuse such as ill health, sickness and, ultimately, death. The negative consequences of drug abuse are widespread, causing physical and emotional damage to
Eventually, America fought the Civil War in order to abolish slavery once and for all throughout the states. Many people believe that with slavery finally being abolished in America the people of color could finally live happily. Unfortunately, those people were wrong and people of color continued to be treated as if they were less than human. Even to this day, about two hundred and fifty years since America had gained independence, many people of color in American society still feel that they are treated unequally. In today’s society, the discussion of racial privilege has been a big discussion within society and politics in America.
Not only did they wrongly convict him, but this was a beginning of bold revolution. I found it utterly disgusting because this was a periodical time in history where racism was still present even though slavery ended decades before. Other forms of degradement was putting colored people in a second class society. Making them take alternative ways for entertainment purposes or even public transportation. Spraying them with water hoses or putting vicious police dogs on them just because they wanted equality.
The world around us is plagued by a serious epidemic and those who are meant to lead the world and nurture growth have done nothing of real substance to end it. This epidemic effect everyone either directly or indirectly. Poverty is one of the worlds most widespread epidemics. People effected by poverty are more likely to have hard childhoods and become violent offenders. They are also more likely to become part of the prison poverty cycle.
This of course exists because of the antecedent of slavery, it’s enforcement through the Fugitive Slave Act, as well as more modern forms of systematic discrimination, such as Jim Crow laws, grandfather and literacy tests, and domestic terrorism. While it is certainly important to understand all of these issues and discuss how the amalgamation of many factors both implicit and explicit has enabled a systemic police bias across the country, I would like to shift the discussion to a more modern phenomenon: media