Lola Akingbade, a St. Louis resident and third year student of Northeastern University, took action after the event of Brown’s death from Officer Wilson. In the event, 18-year old Michael Brown, a black teenager, was shot, unarmed, by white police officer Darren Wilson. This stirred a few problems, but mainly racial issues. Many African-Americans took to violence and started rampaging throughout Missouri. After these protests and riots, Lola decided to survey the people of St. Louis for their opinion on racial issue.
Not only does it give people of color a voice, it also helps educate white people about things like systemic racism. America cannot grow any further until the treatment of people of color is addressed and changed and Black Lives Matter is actively helping that happen. Black Lives Matter is a group that is very near and dear to my heart and I was so thankful to be able to speak at length with Joshua about all that the group does. Joshua, a young black man, was able to provide a valuable perspective about BLM and all that it has achieved and overcome.
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.
EJ Brown “was inspired by a photograph he saw of Ferguson police shooting victim Michael Brown dressed in his graduation gear, and felt that the image illustrated the contrast between the perception and reality of being an African American college graduate” he used this opportunity to shed some light and positivity against the stereotypical ideas held to black individuals through the use of graduation cap and gown and a criminal slate (Neuendorf, 1). After witnessing an unarmed black male be shot in the back by a police officer on the news, Brown felt he must express his anger through art to convey his message. He felt frustration towards how the media conveyed the blame onto the victims rather than the officers who committed the killing. Through how the media represents the information,
The law has the most leading homicide with the the murder not in jail. In addition, ¨ A national debate and massive rallies contesting “stand your ground”laws followed the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman last year, and then increased again earlier this year with Zimmerman’s acquitted based on his argument that he shot the 17-year-old in self defense. Critics say such laws are enforced unevenly, and people of color, especially young African Americans, are hurt by these laws more than whites. ¨ ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2013 ). This connects to the topic because it supports that more cases of a homicide are increasing.
The death of Michael Brown, a young African-American, happened just over a year ago. The community of Ferguson, Missouri came together to peacefully protest in honor of Michael, and fulfill the Black Lives Matter movement; although once things began to escalate, the police presence became stronger. Police forces are often expressed as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against attackers. However, with the Ferguson protests and riots the police chose to use many tactics in order to diminish the protests and riots. After the African-American teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a police officer, the hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter, was created.
Guitar felt as though I was not a real black. He was disappointed that I, his friend, felt very strongly against his extremist views on retaliation. In killing Pilate, he invigorated in me not a sense of sadness, but of passion surrounding my real name, my real identity, my real family. I had discovered more than the value of the gold would have given me.
Literacy Narrative Everything 's an argument. When unarmed, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch for looking suspicious with skittles in his pocket; similarly, when unarmed, 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer for stealing a pack of cigars, and when other countless unarmed black people have been shot and killed in America, the argument has been whether race affected these situations. Although many still don’t see the social inequality minorities in America still face, the reality for these groups is heartbreaking. August 9th, 2014, social media sites were flooded with reports of the shooting of Michael Brown.
By the age of fifteen, he had known an uncle lynched for being “too” successful and knew of a black youth murdered for forgetting the strict sexual taboos surrounding interchanges between black men and white women. He had been personally assaulted without provocation by white youths and had participated in street battles between white and black adolescents. His insistent pursuit of a way out of the South is thus a reaction to the physical terrorism exercised against the black community. It is also a repudiation of the psychological condition that racism fosters in its victims. Richard has already suffered for years from the debilitating anxiety caused by trying to predict the behavior of white people, and he has often felt the impact of their displeasure, repeatedly losing jobs when they resent his manner or ambition.
The case of Michael Brown, Samuel DuBose, and Laquan McDonald, are all examples of what we see today in the world of officer vs civilian. Not just any race civilian but those of color predominantly known as African Americans. The events we have witnessed over and over again “ I thought he had a gun” “I feared for my life” always pointing a finger to someone who didn 't even have a criminal record. The story of having to defend oneself, is a well known excuse throughout many brutality cases. Officers fail to notice that, the citizens can tell the difference from defense and cruelty.
They will be asked questions about is it about the ratings is that why the always make sure to broadcast only shootings most of the time when it deals with African Americans. City of Sherwood Chief Jim Bedwell will be interview on his thoughts of racial shootings. He will always be asked questions about how the city of Sherwood is known for racial profiling African Americans. I had a friend that was a Police Officer for Sherwood and he was fired refusing to go with a story from fellow Officers about how a African American male was treated by them while he was in custody.
I think his trying to imply that the staffs at the school should have been carrying their own gun. If this were the case than the outcome would have bean different. If I remember correctly no one at the school had a gun to defend against the attacker. I feel that the outcome would have been different if someone did have a license gun.
The United States is known as the place to achieve the American Dream and one of the attributes that make the U.S. distinctive is variety of races and ethnicities from people all across the country. According to Romesh Ratnesar in his essay “Beating the Wrap”; he believes that people of mixed-race ancestry should not identify themselves as belonging to one race or another, but as “multiracial.” On the other hand, I do not agree with this statement. I believe that how people choose to define their race is their personal decision. If they want to consider themselves multiracial, that is acceptable or if they want to consider themselves another race that is acceptable as well.
Historical Influences on the Novel To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression. This was a dark and hopeless time for all who lived in the United States of America. Many real-life events were the foundation for Harper Lee when writing her novel. The Jim Crow Laws, mob mentality, and the Scottsboro trials are all linked to events that occurred in the novel.