The year 1919 was the most horrific year in American history in terms of racial violence. David F. Krugler clearly describes the horrendous events that occurred during this year in his book 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back. According to the book, "Between late 1918 and 1919, the United States recorded ten major race riots, dozens of minor, racially charged clashes, and almost 100 lynchings as white Americans tried to enforce the continued subjugation of black Americans in the postwar era" (Krugler 3). Extremely violent mob attacks and the lynching of African Americans were very common occurrences throughout the entire country with some states having more acts of violence than others. I thought Krugler's book was an incredibly informative read because it gave honest, raw details of anti-black acts of violence and was focused on various African Americans' perspectives during this critical time.
Police Brutality and Racial Profiling in the 21st Century In modern day society, racial discrimination and stereotypes are common and unavoidable. Especially in African American cultures and societies, they struggle with racism nearly everyday. Author Angie Thomas addresses these societal issues in her novel, The Hate U Give. Thomas describes the effects of such issues through Starr Carter and the death of her best friend Khalil Harris due to police brutality.
America is a national melting pot. However, the nation is haunted by its evil history of the oppression of an entire race of people, known as American slavery. Even though this systematical form of oppression through slavery has been ridden, racial tensions in the nation are still prominent. Systematic oppression is apparent today through the police force, whose actions at times exhibits racial bias and targeting. Instances of racial hate crimes have occurred on multiple accounts throughout history.
Shanna McGrath Mrs. Noe English 9A A 30 December 2015 To Kill a Mockingbird Today Intolerance was abundant in the 1930’s and still is today. Racial intolerance is where people do not accept someone because of their race.
-Hate crimes, are not justifiable the reason why is because they’re, ‘bias.’ The definition of a ‘Hate Crime’ on page 604 is defined as “a bias related crime, committed against an individual that is motivated by bias regarding race, color, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.” Committing a crime just because of the color, sexuality, religion, or disability of a person isn’t justifiable. The reason why it’s not justifiable is because, the person committing the hate crime wouldn’t want someone else, to commit such an act towards themself.
Conversely, under hate crime legislation it is clear to see that the prosecution of hate crimes further divides society by reinforcing the marginalisation of minority groups. Advocates with ideologies akin to this state that all violent crimes are the result of the offender’s absolute contempt for the victim of the hate crime. In such cases like this, all crimes are hate crimes and if no alternate rationale for prosecuting some people more harshly than others for the same crime based on who the victim is, a situation arises where different offenders charged with the same offence are treated unequally under the law which inadvertently creates discrimination, prejudices and unfairness in society.
There’s going to be different charges for every case. The charges are going to be different. Punishments for hate crimes are going to depend on the case and how bad the crime is. There is going to be different charges for every case, but it’s going to depend on what the person did and what evidence they find. Steven Sandstorm and Gary Eye, of Kansas City, Missouri were sentenced multiple life sentences because of the “racially- motivated murder of William L. McCay.”
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.
Who would do such a thing? The short story, Ballad of Birmingham is based on a very horrific time frame in history. It is referred to as “The most heinous crime in the history of the civil rights movement” (Alabama University Professors pg. 110).Members of the Ku Klux Klan who made national headlines in the 60’s took the lives of four innocent children who were completely blindsided as their lives were taken in the center of a church. It’s appalling how back then people convinced themselves that they had a logical reason to commit such a horrendous hate crimes.
A twenty-year-old college student was brutally beaten, tied to a fence, tortured and left to die, Matthew Sheppard was his name and he suffered all of this because of his sexuality. This crime changed the way America saw and dealt with hate. However, these types of crimes, better known as hate or bias crimes, are not new to the nation. They are, sadly, a tragic part of American history. The term hate crime first appeared in the late 1980’s as a way of understanding a racial incident in the Howard Beach section of New York City, in which a Black man was killed trying to evade a mob of teenagers who were shouting racial labels.
The sources answer the question of what role does the history of violence against black people (slavery, lynching, segregation, etc.) play in the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. The sources show that the violence against African American people in the 1800’s is stemmed from the same place as the unsolicited violence against black people today. It comes from the idea that as black people continue to try and make a new place for themselves, white people, specifically cops in this case, continue try to keep African Americans in their place of being seen as a lesser race. It is the history of lynching and of segregation that are coming back into play today, as people who have done nothing wrong are getting killed simply because of their
In the recent news, everyone’s heard of the rise in hate crime. Most hate crime is “motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence,” (Dictionary.com). Hate crimes have spanned across the country and impact thousands of lives each year. The FBI started investigating hate crimes at the turn of the 20th century. The FBI define hate crime as, “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,” (FBI).
The film American History X is a film about crime fueled by racism. The crime was committed by a man named Derek Vinyard, a white supremacist. He murdered two black gang members after they attempted to steal his truck. If we look closely at the case of Derek Vinyard, we can see that the crime he committed weren’t just a spur-of-the moment thought of killing someone. His actions were rooted deep into his past, wherein his experiences have shaped him into the person that he was today.
From Festinger’s minimal justification hypothesis to the theory of compliance, the two main characters experience every facet of cognitive dissonance theory to varying degrees. Applying cognitive dissonance theory to American History X has given me a lot of insight into the film. I have seen this movie several times but I am seeing it in an entirely different way now. The theory of compliance and how it applies to Danny really sticks out to me. When I had watched the movie previously I saw Danny’s increasing involvement in the neo-nazi movement as a voluntary thing for him.
The time in which we live is the age of communication and the speech or talking one of the important ways of communication and expression. There are different types of Speech and communicate, one of them hate speech. Hate speech means attacking a person or group based on different basis such as gander, religion, race, ethnic origin or nationality and disability. In the other hand, some of human rights treaties agree with freedom of speech or freedom of expression it could offend or disturb others so government of Countries placed laws of hate speech to avoid harms, troubles and problems. Over years Hate speech law became one of the most known laws in international law.