This illustrates that the judicial system was set up in an unfair way, and did not allow black people equal access to a fair trial. It is also notable how Wells expresses her anger by her use of language, while also exposing the outlawry which had emerged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Because of this extremely brutal type of violence, African Americans continued to live in fear throughout the
argued in her opening statement Tuesday that Kohr was negligent, and said his pre-existing condition caused his problems” (Associated Press 1). This means Kohr Crohn’s disease was a long term, and extensive problem that started before the spilled coffee. Also he was negligent, because he spilled the coffee, and did not take responsibility for his own actions. The way Kohr believed his injuries would be justified was by filing a lawsuit, and seeking $750,000 dollars. Crohn’s disease was already a serious condition for Kohr over time even if they coffee didn’t spill on him he would eventually need surgery.
The War on Drugs in Correlation with Racism Drugs and racism. The two seem distant, yet through careful analysis a trend can start to emerge in regards to the dichotomy under scrutiny. Some say that President Nixon’s “War on Drugs” campaign in 1971 was a prime example of combining drugs and racism into one single problem creating the illusion that all minorities are habitual drug users. The fact of the matter is, the association of race with drug use was used way before the 1970’s. Why are some drugs legal and other drugs illegal today?
This essay will be about two injustices the Scottsboro trial and Tom Robinson’s trial. A few similarities are that they were treated unfairly and they were all accused of a repulsive crime, raping a white woman. In the Scottsboro trial though, two women were supposedly raped. Both trials happened in the same time period, while also noting that the women in both trials came from poor backgrounds. Atticus gave his all to his case while the nine young men’s lawyer also tried his best.
She argues that because race and gender converge, the "Concerns of minority women fall into the void between concerns about women 's issues and concerns about racism" (Crenshaw, 1993, p. 1282). Crenshaw states that there is a tolerance for of racialized violence against women. She uses the example of the popular rap group, 2 Live Crew, who was prosecuted for a live performance (the first ever all black group to be prosecuted for a live performance – the all black part most likely having a lot to do with it). Crenshaw then compares the 2 Live Crew prosecution to live performances by Madonna which had very similar obscenity to the 2 Live Crew performances, but were not prosecuted. Although 2 Live Crew was prosecuted, the prosecution was not in any way about protecting the people most directly indicated in their lyrics and obscenity, which is black
What happened to Taylor was totally unusual. White men had long taken sexual desires and freewill with black women; the practice and culture itself could be traced back to slavery. Black women knew their bodies were not of their own. McGuire reminds the readers virtually the entire philosophy of white supremacy rests on sexual violence against black women. Interracial rape was a dominant weapon known as Jim Crow for it condoned white men to control the bodies and lives of black women, and the entire black community.
The black panthers put a lot of their dedication into police brutality since police officers used their powers against blacks on a daily. Freedom to all black men in prisons and jails because majority of the blacks put into jails had unfair trials and are innocent of their accusations. The next point is the black people to be tried with a jury of their race for the sake of equality and fairness. The last point in the ten point program is the need for land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace. The need for all of these points shows the dedication of the black panther party.
Prostitutes who are registered also have to take blood tests every month to screen for diseases like HIV/AIDS. In Nevada, not one of the licensed prostitutes has tested positive for AIDS. The health benefits of legalizing and regulating prostitution are obvious and instead of trying to abolish prostitution, the health and safety of those who enter it willingly, should be of the utmost importance when countries choose to treat all prostitution as criminal behaviour. Attempts to eliminate prostitution have not been successful so far so it is time to recognize it and try to regulate it as
A few of those are privacy concerns, cost of testing, issues arising under individual state laws, etc. Many areas have random drug testing policies in place. Randomly testing employees uninvolved under suspicion of drug use is unconstitutional because the Fourth Amendment states that the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause... People who test negative for an illegal substances do not prove random drug testing is a successful deterrent, it can only prove that they have not consumed illegal drugs recently. If someone is hiring for a new employee that has a drug conviction on their record, it would be reasonable perhaps, but privacy is a right.
A study from Texas Tech University showed other's views on African American were skewed after being exposed to negative black stereotypes through media. the reiteration of African American stereotypes (Punyanunt-Carter 244). For example, casting African American women to play the typical “angry black woman” stereotype reinforces the thought in Anglo-Americans that all black women present these characteristics. The negative view of African Americans by other ethnicities can be further proven in how, in a film, Anglo-Americans perceived Shaka Zulu as a “madman...hungry for blood” while African Americans themselves perceived the character as a, “historic Zulu,” with, “militaristic wit,” (Punyanunt-Carter 244). This piece of evidence shows the negative connotations perceived by non-blacks regarding African American portrayal in film.
Armando’s case could have been changed in many different ways. The first would be on page 53, when he arrived at Madison County Hospital he was instantly given CPR and put on a ventilator. If they had not done that he would have died and not become the big financial burden he did. Another way Armando’s situation could have gone differently is if his Doctor didn’t make him go through occupational therapy. On page 143, the occupational therapist learned she would be working with this man who was not expected to live.
Some people argue that it can be good to use it for medical purposes only while others say it should be legal for recreational purposes as well. My personal opinion, all states should legalize the recreational use of marijuana just as alcohol is sold legally. As far as the crime I think crime rates will decrease, there won’t be a need to hide and sell weed because it’s legal. The reason for drug related crime is it comes with a punishment possible jail time. Selling drugs comes with a risk, a risk that street drug dealers were willing to take for tax-free
Direct initiative is a system where citizens can initiate, pass, and repeal laws without involving their governors or legislatures. Laws have been passed using this method in 24 states. In 2010, citizens used direct initiative to to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. However, doctors who prescribe marijuana in these states are violating federal law. The Obama administration has not been enforcing the federal laws as much as the Bush administration enforced them.
The Reagan party helped promote the “War on Drugs”, which was a drug prohibition enforced on the United States. During this time, a hysteria over drugs had encompassed a large portion of the United States, resulting in laws being passed which prohibited the use of “illegal” drugs ( A brief history on the war on drugs). This was important to our culture because it started a longstanding hatred of drugs, where up until recently all drugs not for medical use, were illegal. Because this was becoming a bigger problem more people were being put in jail than ever, resulting in less space in prisons. The problem of less space in prisons, is still prevalent today, and doesn’t seem like it will fade away any time
W. Bush said “Law enforcement officials cannot place themselves above the law that they are sworn to defend.” OTHER - The police are, and always haves been, the protectors of our freedoms- we need non corrupt officers to be able to do that - It is such a big issue, that October 22 has been named the National Anti Police Brutality Day - Some policy officers take advantage of the power/authority they have - In many cases citizens have not taken legal action against the corrupted police which is necessary for an overall end to the brutality to be achieved - The law states that we are innocent until proven guilty not guilty until proven innocent - Cops receive an unfair favorable treatment when it comes to not getting indicted - Police generally believe and act as if they are above the law COUNTERS - Counter argument 1: but the police are our authority and they are just trying to protect us? They are using excessive force when it is unnecessary and this is more harmful than