People acted out of anger and displeasure in the moment so they fought and fought, One race was tired of being mistreated so they tried to make a difference, the other race didn’t want anything to change and wanted them to stay in their miserable place. I’ve read online many events where a black person and a white person did the same crime but there’s this thing called white privilege which let’s them get away or won’t suffer as much. I think this is very much sad because it’s been almost a century since the Race Riots have started and almost nothing changed except African-American getting the equal amount of rights. That’s sure an improvement but people are still immature and uneducated enough to learn how to not be racist, I see nothing wrong with black people but there are people who still do. Seeing how today’s society is still unchanged in some areas, I still personally think the Chicago Race Riots would still have started even without Eugene William’s death but at a much later
Hodgman by Frontline, he brought up how the jury was prejudiced against the LAPD and that is why justice did not prevail in Simpson’s case. Instead of the jury objectively examining the evidence for and against Simpson, they had an ulterior motive. They wanted revenge for the LAPD’s actions against Rodney King and for that they were willing to let a guilty man walk. This is the reason why I asserted that race could provoke intense emotions for many people. People in general will side with the race they belong to and would defend their own people against outsiders. The African American community of Los Angeles must have felt resentment toward the LAPD and taught them a lesson by showing them that they will not be bullied by the
Police brutality remains a common yet controversial topic around the world. Police brutality is “the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians” (thelawdictionary.org). It’s a topic that segregates communities and makes each other their enemy. Specifically, a white officer has been the enemy of the black community. Unfortunately, the tension between police and blacks grew over the past few decades. As a result, there is a drastic increase of violent outburst between both sides. For the last years, it was reported that 51.5 percent of black were killed by police officers (ibtimes.com). On the other hand, there have been 51,548 assaults against law enforcement and it resulted in 14,453 injuries in 2015 alone (nleomf.org). In the United States, recently, police brutality has been a popular subject all over the news and social media.
In the year 2015 alone 776 African Americans were killed by police officers of this 776, 161 were unarmed and shot by police officers with malicious intents. As far back as the 1800’s black people have been oppressed and brutalized for being seen as the inferior race. Many white people at the time disliked black people and for that reason lots of conflicts and tension was brought about. This also brought a lot of cases involving police brutality and racism from whites towards blacks. Both racism and police brutality can be seen in the movie “Do the Right Thing” directed by spike lee. Mookie one of the main characters in the movie worked in a italian restaurant as a waiter who was revered and admired by his boss Sal. Sal was a great boss but
The purpose of this paper is to examine the recent event regarding the Baltimore riot, an issue that I plan to examine from a structural strain theory perspective. The death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year old African American who sustained injuries and died in custody, as a result of discriminatory practice and excessive force used by the law enforcement, had initiated the Baltimore riot. According to “Damage to businesses from Baltimore rioting estimated at about $9 million”, the Baltimore riot consisted of at least twenty police officers injured, at least 250 people arrested, 285 to 350 businesses damaged, 150 vehicle fires, 60 structured fires, and 27 drugstores looted” (Wenger, 2015) within the timespan of the riot. Some would ponder why would
The death toll among these police brutality victims is extremely alarming. Every year police in the United States kill hundreds of people—461 in 2013, according to incomplete FBI statistics based on self-reporting from local law enforcement agencies, and more than 1,000 in 2014 according to Champion, which combs through media reports. The fatal shooting in August of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in an interaction that began over jaywalking propelled the issue of police violence and excessive force into the national news cycle. The police response to subsequent protests similarly propelled the issue of militarized police into the national news cycle (Champion,
A conflict may be defined as a disagreement resulting from an individual or groups of individuals due to a difference in attitude, beliefs, values or needs with unwillingness to conform. Conflicts may be interpersonal, intrapersonal, intergroup or intragroup conflicts. Interpersonal conflicts arise between two individuals, this type of conflict is due to the different personality types of individual and personalities tend to be incompatible because we are different from one another. Intrapersonal conflicts occur within an individual being that this type of conflict occurs in the person’s mind and therefore it is psychological. Intergroup conflicts occur when there is a misunderstanding among different teams in the same organization. These individuals may have differing goals and interests and each individual now begins to compete with each other to express their ideas which then lead to a conflict. Intragroup conflicts occur among individual within the same team. Conflicts will arise when individual compete for power or authority and most importantly, resources which are limited.
On April 27, 2015,There was a protest about the recent death of Freddie Grey who died while in police custody and following other similar incidents all over the country. There was rioting and looting and burning of business buildings in the communities but the police were told to not to use lethal force. However they were outgunned and outnumbered by Baltimore rioters. Only when a curfew was established and National Guard was brought in, was the riot quelled. Potential rioters were told to go home and not come out until 5am. The riots stopped but tension remains. What is in the mind of the rioters? Why did they join in? How can one avoid mob mentality? These are common questions asked about people who participate in rioting. This essay will explore some of the reasons and rationales about mob mentality.
On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by former officer George Zimmerman. Instantly media had blown up with headlines involving the tragic fatality. Protests occurred titled as “Black Lives Matter” during the trial of Florida v. Zimmerman. These protests led to distrustful actions toward American government and American Law Enforcement. This protest wasn’t just a segmented time period event, it’s lasted from 2012 to present day and occurs daily and is expanding rapidly.
The Plessy V. Ferguson trial was a civil rights case in Louisiana in the 1890’s concerning an African American man who refused to sit in a Jim Crow car. The courts ruled that Louisiana's separate but equal doctrine was constitutional; Ferguson won. This case affected humanity in a negative way culturally and politically. The trial established standards of “the separate but equal laws”.
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting prompted protests. When it was announced that Officer Wilson would not be indicted, the announcement set off another wave of protests. Not all police officers are dishonest and abuse their power but It 's obvious that today 's community of people has a suspicion of officers true intentions. The idea of cops and cameras has been around for a while but ever since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown the debate on whether police officers should be required to wear body cameras has been the center of attention. I believe that police officers should have to wear body cameras while on duty.
The center of African-American life was more than 11,000 black residents lived was in the neighborhood of Greenwood, Tulsa. There were 108 black owned business, 2 theaters, 2 black school, and 15 doctor’s office. This neighborhood was nationally recognized. (Tulsa Race Riots) Then one day a 19-year-old shoeshine boy named Dick Rowland went up and elevator to use the bathroom in a downtown building. He got on the elevator and something happens in the elevator. Shortly after the getting in the elevator, he was seen running out the elevator. (Tulsa Race Riots) He just wanted to use the bathroom, but apparently something we really don’t know in history happy in the elevator that forced him to get out immediately after getting in the elevator. After that, he got arrested the next day for assaulting the white elevator attendant. People in town talk about around town and its spread and people gather at the courthouse where he was held. The white mob saw the Tulsa tribune, the newspaper back there published “Nab Negro for attacking the girl in an elevator” and were flooding the courthouse. Apparently word went out to Greenwood that a mob of white people was at the court house and they got tired and went to the courthouse. They kept getting told to go back to one white man approach a black African American and ask him what he was going to do with the gun and he told him that he was going to use it if needed. The white man then tries to get the gun and a shot was fired, which started the riot. While the sun was out, people started rioting and then police officer sided with the white rioters. (Tulsa Race Riots) That is not fair, the police using their power to stick with the side that was obviously wrong and continued the riot. They continued and white were also given the power to detain some of the African American rioters. It was so bad that they burned down
The shooting footage of Keith Lamont Scoot forms part of an outgoing debate on race and abuse of power. Recently, the shooting of black people in the U.S by the police is causing a lot of protests. But, what are the reasons that are leading to this crisis? Is it because of race? To take a posture in this situation is difficult because there is not enough information released and the judicial process of these cases are mostly carried out in secret by the police. For example, in the case of Keith Lamont, the police did not release the video of the shooting immediately. I understand that they should handle the situation carefully in order to prevent instability, but I also think they are abusing their power to control what is released and what
Police brutality is at an all time high, with the expansion of social media it has made racism appear more prominent. Racism is something that’s existed for generations however social media has given people the ability to see racism first hand for themselves and has also given the public to respond openly to the issue at hand. The Trayvon Martin case was one of the biggest cases that sparked the racial profiling discussion, Trayvon Martin was a African American male walking home from a convenient store at night with a hoodie on when he was racial profiled by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic male who saw trayvon martin as a threat based solely on the color of his skin and the hoodie that he was wearing. Trayvon was unarmed and harmless but do to someone else pre conceived
John Galtung recommended that conflict could be observed as a triangle, with contradiction (C), attitude (A) and behaviour. He explained that all three aspects must be there in a full conflict condition. Contradiction is an important factor of a conflict which mentioned through the parties, their intentions and the clash of interests between them. Attitude comprises the parties’ views and misunderstandings of each other and of themselves. Behaviour is the third factor which can involve coercion or cooperation, gestures defining conciliation or hostility. The violent conflict approach is defined through coercion, threats, and destructive assaults. Galtung’s, model suggests that each of these components influence one another, and while each