African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. 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
Even more when she explains how slavery, although no longer in the form it was before, has been masked into a different form being the mass incarceration of people of color when she mentions society’s colorblindness. With this in mind, one of the main reasons Alexander compares mass incarceration and Jim Crow South is due to many of those who are incarcerated being stripped of their rights, the very rights given to them by the Civil Rights Act. Once those who are incarcerated are let back out into society they are denied legally their rights. Rights such as voting, obtaining employment, housing, welfare, and are stigmatized as being the forefront that all who are black are offenders. This notion has led many to believe how similar the after effects of mass incarceration and Jim Crow South are.
After Malcolm went to prison and was released he found faith and became part of the Muslim community. During the time period that these event took place white people did not like blacks really at all and made it very difficult for people of the black community to survive and live. He took more of an aggressive approach to racial equality than some of his peers. Because of his approach to achieving equality some of the people that were part of his own community turned and did not like what he was doing and felt that he was making it worse for them and that he needed to go. In the end this eventually got him killed.
The topic of zero tolerance rings a bell in the political world when it comes to racial injustice. Research shows that black students are 2.6 times as likely to be suspended as White students (Teske). This social injustice for students of color does not get any easier with zero tolerance polices. If anything, zero tolerance causes more racial discrimination and injustice. Along with the social injustice for the targeted group, there is also the social and political concern for the connection of zero tolerance and the rising number of adolescents in the Criminal Justice System, juvenile detention centers or even jail.
In recent years it has gotten worse as states move to adopt stricter immigration laws and policies (Sue & Sue,2013). For example, in states such as Arizona they have adopted a law that make it illegal for immigrants to be in the state without proper paperwork (2013). Law’s such as these combined with the discrimination and language barriers cause a great deal of stress to the hispanic population. Many in the Latino population are fearful of reaching out for government or medical assistance for fear of being deported, even if they are legal citizens (2013). This means that the there are members of the Latino population who may be suffering from mental illness such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD and which are all common side effects after being subjected to discrimination and racism ,(Chávez, & French, 2007 ) are not getting the services they need
Taking on a figurative approach in some ways white society still refuses to acknowledge the black community and the social injustices that the black community face. An example of that is the fact that “Black people are imprisoned up to six times the rate of white people” (Gailey 12). Mas incarceration is a huge problem in American society yet it is rarely addressed; it is a problem that is ignored so much that it is as if it doesn’t happen. This problem is pushed to the blind side of people’s conscious. Just as the narrator stated at the beginning of Invisible Man the reason this problem is invisible to certain people is simply because they refuse to acknowledge
These sweatshops in the past have led to the deaths of many people due to locked doors and windows and unsafe emergency stairways and buildings. I believe governments and safety insectors should prevent these situations from occuring. The problem is government corruption in these third world country is usually prevelant. 1st world countries can 't fully help these countries if their own governments aren 't willing to put the effort in as well. Until labor laws are enforced more strictly it is very difficult for much progress to get done.
Most of these people have had to suffer mistreatment, injustice, or simply did not get a fair trial in court. Many people believe only bad human beings go to jail and they get what they deserve. In reality, these human beings do not deserve targeting simply because they are black or Latino. They deserve fair trials and better treatment just like everybody else. One thing that affected my thinking, even more, was something a student said: “These jails needed to be full no matter if people are innocent or guilty of petty crimes or no crime at all.” This made me doubt our justice system not just because I knew this kind of targeting of people is unfair but also the fact that putting an innocent human being in jail to get mistreated undermines and is the opposite of what Article 1 states about
The residents of these areas are minorities that are forced to live here by the government due to their lack of money. Those with strong aspirations try to leave, but somehow, they are always pulled back by the negativity and criticism of not only their community but those who are of higher social standing.
However, many still don’t agree that the risks are worth it. Rebellions can destroy as much as they create. For example, the effects of the Ferguson uprising in Missouri are controversial. Thanks to the event, the issue of racism among police officers has gotten more publicity. The negative effects of the rebellion are that the people that were a part of the uprising faced unemployment, and damage was done to both public and private property that needed to be paid for and fixed.