African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
A second reason why african americans are protesting on black lives matter is because african americans are being killed by the police officers and nothing 's being done. ”Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting”(Mapping 1).We feel as if we are being lynched. People feel as if nothing 's changed since slavery. African americans can 't even trust going to the cops nomore. Its to the point where we can 't even drive or walk down the street without getting stopped by a police officer.
When we say that Black Lives matter, it doesn’t mean that black people lives are more important than other people’s lives. Black lives matter just as much as other lives, but black lives are more in danger when it comes to police interaction. During this year and previous years, there has been numerous incidents of police assaulting or killing black men, women, and even teenagers. Some people say that “All Lives Matter”, which is true because life is a precious thing. But when it comes to interacting with police officers, “Black Lives Matter”, black lives are in danger during interaction with the police because society treats black people different from other races.
To me, racism still exists because the people I’m around say racist things. Social; media is filled with racism, for me, racism can’t be eliminated because they tried once it didn’t work. Black Lives Matter might be rooted in the killing of black bodies at the hands of police. Or, it might be rooted in the lack of safety that black people feel in a polity that regards them.100 years ago somebody pointed this problem out. In this way, the 21st century is not much different from those previous.
The Plague of the United States era, society is insistently assured by police and their apologist, is not the extensive abuse and other frequent misconduct by law enforcements officers, but the expanding “disrespect for authority” that is being encouraged by “liberals” and those more extensive individuals called “libertarians” The widespread media coverage of police brutality has become too common within our societies everyday life, thus causing destruction of the communities trust. Savage treatment is continually afflicted among African Americans as a replacement form of punishment. A substantial number of casualties of police brutality are African Americans, for instance during August 9th within a house of Brooklyn, an African American
On television, magazines, internet, and wherever social media are found, the African-American community is targeted. Black on black crime has decreased because of the white law enforcements on innocent black citizens has increased, causing a racial war and blacks reuniting together forming a black lives matter movement, turning the dream into a nightmare. Because of the majority of people who makes of the nations’ population, the white race is in favor compared to other race in the United States of America, neither which meaning the society will find a way not find fault nor resisting punishing the (white) criminal regardless of the hades crime they have committed. In this century, the black race has developed negative opinions against one another. Apparently, being a certain shade of brown determines expectation everywhere.
In recent years, the media has reported on many instances of racial discrimination and hate crimes, from the Eric Garner case of police brutality to the nationwide outcry in Ferguson, Missouri. In today’s society, it is less socially desirable to exhibit overtly racist attitudes or behaviors, so people instead conceal these prejudices and attitudes by avoiding African-Americans as a whole, thereby participating in modern day racism. With such a racially charged culture, where political correctness and socially acceptable behavior is a daily expectation, do unconscious implicit racial preferences determine explicit personal attitudes and experiences towards Africa-Americans? Kent et al. (2011), from the Population Reference Bureau, concluded that nearly 50% of Americans under the age of 18 are minorities.
The western states became an attractive place for African Americans to go when they were looking for more freedom and opportunity. 10. How do you think Jim Crow laws influenced life for African Americans and other racial/ethnic minority groups? Racial laws used against African Americans and other racial groups influenced their lives, because these people had to try and thrive in a society that was built against their success.
As African Americans we have a target on our backs one rooted in hate. However, it is our job to continue fighting for our right and our place in the world to be known. Many white officers do not receive any type of sentencing in court especially in cases that include the lost lives of one of our own. They live in fear of the threat that we pose especially when during slavery times we talked in letters or through songs rather than disobeying master. Additionally, this behavior is what we have tried to overcome, but we are constantly being judged because of the color of our skin.
On February 26, 2012, a 17 year old boy named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a man named George Zimmerman. George was found not guilty in July of 2013. President Obama spoke upon the ruling of this case. “It could have been me 35 years ago” stated Obama. Most African Americans went through being followed in the stores, hearing the doors on the car lock as they passed by, or had a woman move her purse closer to her as they walked in the elevator.
This was my third time watching the 13th Documentary, I have watched it for my Justice Theory class, Protest Justice Law and Media class, and now Immigration Education and the Family. However, with that being said, this is still an excellent documentary and each time I watch it I learn something new and different aspects pop out to me based on what particular class I have watched it for. When it comes to this class, I focused on the nuances and who was being targeted. To begin, the documentary is in reference to the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and how it had the ability to end slavery for African Americans, however, this end of slavery led to a mass incarceration of individuals, predominantly people who are African American.
According to the text the criminal justice system is racist, because Martin Luther King day, for instance ,senator Barack Obama charged that blacks and whites “are arrested at very different rates and receive very different sentenced.” A example for this would be the book we are currenting A lesson before dying . A black man went to the store with two of his black friends and they shot a white man the boy name jefferson didn't do anything but by him being a black man and a white man is dead he is going to get charged with murder and a death sentence. If it was the other way around and a white man killed black mans he would of been let go and not charged but if they do charge him he would not get that much time. Our justice system is just messed up but that's just how things are today.