They are blamed for a lot of horrible events because of their race and culture which in turn, really hurts them. Our world shouldn’t be full of racism anymore, but somehow, there still is a bunch of it
A suiting definition for hate crimes is an adaptation from Gerstenfeld chapter 1: The Whys and Hows of Hate Crime Laws: crimes that are committed based on the race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation of the victim. Another definition of hate crimes that was considered was the Massachusetts legal definition of hate crimes that was discussed in Englander’s article Is Bullying a Junior Hate Crime? Which included disability, color, and national origin on top of the protected groups that have been
Racist skinheads are violent, full of hate, and prejudice. They act towards many groups. Their attacks range from vandalism to even murder. Most skinhead groups are against almost everybody that isn’t one of them. Blacks, LGBT group members, communist and anti-communist groups are to just name a few of the groups they target.
Essentially, the root of all problems stems from prejudiced situations, social inequality is created by religious, ethnic and many other forms of discrimination. Social inequality is defined as ‘the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society’. In To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, specifically, it is created by racism, classism and gender. Inequality factors into the course of the story in very evident ways ultimately causing extreme injustice. Harper Lee’s masterful novel exposes the dark underbelly of society, a society overflowing with hate, narrow mindedness and prejudice.
The discussion of hate crime has been very delicate over the past few months, from ISIS to police brutality. In this paper situations involving hate crime will be discussed such as the background; history of hate crime like the holocaust; special groups and genders that get “hated” on such as blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, and Jews; examples of hate crime; prominent figures like Donald Trump and his anti- Muslim and anti-immigrant policies as well as news pieces of hate crime; groups for and against other races like the black lives matter movement; statistics of hate crime and hate groups in the U.S.; the argument that
Persecution against any identifiable group of collectivity on political, radical, national, ethnic, cultural, religion, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other groups that are university recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court, i. Enforced disappearance of persons, j. The crime of apartheid, k. Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.” (cite ur sources). Now, it’s widely known that one of the key factors in any genocide is the ideation and hope that you will successfully erase an ethnic group. And while this was the exact intent of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge Soldiers, after time passed, many innocent men, women, and children were enforced into becoming a Khmer Rouge soldier. A majority of the people were only trying to survive, and in turn had to sometimes kill.
Social forms of racial oppression include exploitation and mistreatment that is socially supported. Systematic oppression of a race means that the law or police work to oppress a certain race. Institutionalized oppression refers to establishing laws, practices and customs that produce inequities based on race. Internalized oppression involves an oppressed group using the oppression they experience and using it against themselves and fellow members of their race. Examples of internalized oppression include internalized racism, sexism and
In the past few years there has been controversy over the cases that have been taken place. Many lives that have been taken are people such as Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice. In these incidents an accused white police officer have been held accountable for shooting an unarmed black man. Many have called this an act of injustice since the police officer that has been accused of shooting the black man does not get any form of punishment.
Kaepernick practices his First Amendment rights by speaking about the issue of systematic racism in America. Prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination are part of systematic racism. The Puritans were notorious for treating outsiders like criminals because they were different. They also heavily judged and discriminated those who didn’t obey their views or had an opposing viewpoint. After this event, Colin received a lot of mixed reactions on social media.
A highly controversial topic in American society is the prejudice and racism towards minorities. This mindset is one that is not only domestic, but one which is deeply rooted in our judicial and criminal system. I am perplexed by such an abysmal common rationale held by many American supremacists planted within our government. Racism promoted by the racial profiling of minorities by Law enforcement, judicial corruption as well as leniency towards the acts of white committed hate crimes. America to many seems to embody an idea of freedom and security.
As one flicks through the news, he or she may be startled or shocked to discover the sheer amount of police cruelty occurring in public space. As an extension of government, the police inherit the same powers involving public space. Although they cannot create new policies, they act to enforce the policies designed by the government. Police are often mistakenly advertised as a source of protection for citizens. However, Anderson refuses to neglect the truth: they are the villains.
The social injustice I chose is police brutality against blacks/people of color. Police officers are using excessive force, and in many cases resulting in deaths. Due to the police field being primarily white, its looked at as a racial attack on non-whites. Due to the racial difference, it looks as though communities with a high amount of colored people are being targeted to brutalize, harass, and be murdered by police. There are reports with evidence of police killing, and issuing beatings that are uncalled for in cases, such as traffic stops, pools, etc.
And he practically walks away with a slap on the wrist? This tragedy and many more that followed sparked the movement of national protests and social media hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter. Police are not being held accountable for their killings of unarmed people of color. Police are also unfairly targeting blacks.
Conversely, under hate crime legislation it is clear to see that the prosecution of hate crimes further divides society by reinforcing the marginalisation of minority groups. Advocates with ideologies akin to this state that all violent crimes are the result of the offender’s absolute contempt for the victim of the hate crime. In such cases like this, all crimes are hate crimes and if no alternate rationale for prosecuting some people more harshly than others for the same crime based on who the victim is, a situation arises where different offenders charged with the same offence are treated unequally under the law which inadvertently creates discrimination, prejudices and unfairness in society.