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.
In addition, it is not like the author is pulling these experiences out of thin air these are his experiences he is speaking of his own feelings. This adds so much more credibility to his message by showing readers a different point of view in situations usually told by the other side. Usually in any acts of “misconduct” between white and black people the side of the white person is mostly focused on and unless there is clear evidence contradicting the crime the black man is accused of there is a strong probability that the black man will go to jail
Racism is one of the most important social issues in the world, it seems to be trending in social network more often, especially when they say blacks can be racists as well. It is true black people and minorities can be racists, however they cannot carry out acts of racism because they do not have the opportunities or resource to practice racism in the manner white Americans have in the past and present. The issue at hand is that blacks can be racists it has affected millions of people worldwide. Racism is the discrimination of other groups on the basis of their different descent begins in the modern period.
Equality between the races is something that does not exist in the United States. Racism is often thought of in terms of skin color, but it not only concerns the Black/White racism. There is racial discrimination between Americans and Chinese, Japanese. In America White Americans quite often treat Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latin Americans in a bad way. Black people, who live there were fighting against inequality for many years.
The way African Americans are treated inside of jail and outside is actually disturbing. The United States is home to 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners. To think about how big this number is disturbing and numbers keep increasing. The United States prison population in 1970 was just above 327,000, and now the current prison population is just over 2 million. On the one hand I feel American Americans deserve some of the punishment that they get, but on the other I wonder why they are treated the way they are.
That racism has only gotten stronger through the years. After the civil war ended slavery, many white folks started being really racists to the free blacks. This racial injustice has gotten out of hand and the movie 13th has provided us with the truth that the white men have been trying to hide from us. First, racial injustice has really developed into a worse thing. Numerous black people get sent to jail for crimes they didn’t commit, while crimes white men have committed go unpunished.
They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet men, women, and children of all orientations, races, ethnicities and backgrounds are subject to unjust discrimination in every day of their lives. There are many different ways people can discriminate against others, it can be as simple as a person utter harmless jokes and hoaxes about certain ethnic or racial groups or making fun of a person or mimicking them because they speak English with a different. Racism can have a lot of effects on a victim. According to Cornell News Service study (2009), racial discrimination erodes mental health. The study finds that black people may have poorer mental health as a result of two mechanisms: Firstly; chronic exposure to racial discrimination leads to more experiences of daily discrimination and secondly it results in an accumulation of daily negative events across various domains of life, from family, friends, health and finances.
Many people fail to recognize that racial meaning is dynamic, fluid, and historically situated. These people, most of whom are white, tend to ignore what race means in the context of how it was constructed over the years. It’s much more than just a skin color but for some reason that skin deep difference is what fuels many different forms of injustice in society. Daniel Martinez HoSang and Oneka LaBennett described in their article, Racialization, about how race is used to justify many forms of social hierarchy and power.
In Thomas Paine’s argument America is a just land that gives equal opportunities for the everyone. This argument does not hold true today because of the judgement and lawlessness made in this country everyday. Since America was established oppression has been a relevant issue. Throughout America every citizen is not seen or respected as an equal. In many cases, individuals have privilege over others due to skin color and gender.
In Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 the author states, “Arabs are caught between Census categories (where they appear as "white") and reality, between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ (Suhay136). Because of 9/11 many Arab/Muslim Americans are placed into another category, resulting in many Arab/Muslims feeling unwanted in their own lands even though they hold US passports. Often times the 9/11 attacks is said to have united the Americans, but many Muslim/Arab Americans who lived in the US for many years were not allowed to share the same grief many Americans did, but instead, many Muslim Americans were looked upon as terrorists
According to the guardians who track police killings the police have killed at least 258 black people. Out of 258 , nine died in police custody, four were killed with stun guns and 232 were shot. The washington post found that 34% of the victims were unarmed black men. Black men from the ages of 15-34 are nine times out of ten more likely to be killed by an police officer. Police officers are not being held accountable
Thesis In our generation of black teens, racism has had the most detrimental effects on them. African americans have delt with years of discrimination and oppression from other races, mainly whites. Racism has brought out protests, riots, and the BLM movement. Blacks and other minorities feel that there is no freedom or equality in America.
Over the course of Fourth of July weekend in 2013, 12 people were killed and 74 people were injured and shot; a majority of these people were young African Americans. “The seeds of division were planted in the minds of thousands of African American youth from year to year and from decade to decade. This type of division continues to exist and prevent young African American males from looking at one another as brothers instead of enemies or
Slavery had always been a problem in the early United States for obvious reasons. Most states north of the Ohio River were antislavery and had it abolished, while the southern states glorified slavery. But what was stopping slaves, with the aid of northerners and abolitionists, from escaping north and becoming freemen? Southern slave owners and bounty hunters were. But capturing these said fugitive proved difficult for these owners and hunters.