Hate Crime Argumentative Essay

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Hate Crime is a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” If an African American commits the same crime as an Caucasian it is more likely for the black person to be charged and arrested due to the racial issues we have today. There are many pros and cons towards the issue of racial crime, but hate crime is still a very difficult issue for our country to overcome. In order to overcome the issue of hate crime it would require changing legislation, public and police attitudes.

A greater population of blacks live in condensed civil areas than whites. Dense urban areas are more policed than suburban or rural areas. It’s easier to control cities because everyone is more closer together which causes the crime rate to go up in these areas. But, just because of the choice in where you choose to live doesn’t give the right for certain people to be judged against because of their race, color, or where they come from. Black and white people use marijuana at the same rates, yet black people are at a greater risk in being
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It also helps those who are afraid to speak out on hate crime or who have no opinionated voice be strong. Legislation allows for certain people to be protected under the law from hate crimes against them regardless of a prejudice. However, the disagreement against this is that if the government focuses too much on those who are afraid and defenseless, than those who wish to banish them have an easier time to criticize them because the government is so focused on making them an example of someone to protect. In effect, this makes them just as vulnerable for the focus being directed
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