My name is Babazile Jessica Zondi; I am seventeen years old of age. I am a student at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and I am also a citizen concerned about the injustice of Elsie Morare’s arrest. Elsie killed her abusive husband by strangling him with the help of her nephew and his friend; she believed that was the ‘only way to end the abuse’. It must have taken a lot of abuse for her to believe that the only way to end the abuse was through strangling him. I am writing to ask that Elsie Morare is pardoned from the rest of her sentence.
Glady’s Heavenfire Case Battered Woman Syndrome has provided women who have been abused at the hands of their partners recognition in the criminal justice system and is allowing women to tell their stories. Although there are controversies surrounding battered woman syndrome, it should not be viewed as an excuse for killing their partners. It is a real disorder that has affected thousands of women 's lives all over the world. Discussing the Gladys Heavenfire case will bring awareness to the life of a woman who has been abused by her partner for several years. Furthermore, it provides information on Indigenous women who are more likely to suffer abuse than white women.
In The Hate U Give, “THUG LIFE” is a relevant theme in the book because it represents a history of racial relations in the U.S., is related to current racial issues that still affect ethnic minorities and the effects of racial injustice towards communities of color decades later. To explain as to why “THUG LIFE” is a relevant theme in The Hate U Give is because it is a representation of a history of racial relations in the United States. This is very applicable towards race relations between Black people and White people. But often at times, Hispanics, Asians, Middle Eastern/Arab people and even Native Americans have been left out of the conversation of racial politics and the debate around it. ”They act like I’m the official representative of the black race and they owe me an explanation...If I sit out a protest, I’m making a statement, but if they sit out a protest, they look racist.” This quote that has been stated alludes to a few concepts.
It seemed like this influence has spread and now people are attacking the minority group. Racial profiling can become a problem one day, maybe be a threat to anyone moving to a new place. The society could use the End Racial Profiling Act as a way to stop this unethical way of catching criminals. We can also abolish the practices and influences that people give to start racial profiling. Racial profiling has also taken time away from law enforcement.
The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally. For example, when the monster saved the little girl from drowning he was treated as a villain because of its frightful appearance. Shelley brings up the idea of people judging each other by the first impression. During the time the book was written and today there has not been much change because we still judge each other based on looks. Many immigrants are seen as horrible because of their outer appearance or what they have heard about them.
Many develop prejudices from different role models they have. In To Kill a Mocking by Harper Lee, the author tells the story of an unjust community and their bias conceptions of an innocent colored man through the eyes of a growing little girl. If an innocent colored man were convicted today, the community would fight for equality without a bigoted word. Children develop their degree of prejudice through the adults they choose as role models, which affects their judgment. Harper Lee portrays this idea through characters, setting, and point of view.
In all reality, a police officer is not responding to the skin color of the individual but to the environment in which the crime has been committed. The article “Black Supporters of Racial Profiling: A Demographic Profile” by Shaun L. Gabbidon, George E. Higgins and Kideste M. Wilder-Bonner. Gabbidon, Higgins, and Wilder-Bonner explain how demographic areas can affect how black males maybe looked at when a crime does occur. “Black males are overrepresented among perpetrators of violent crime, they may be perceived as a real threat and thus an appropriate target of racial profiling particularly in disadvantaged communities of color where violent victimization is most likely to occur” (11). This is biased-based policing and not permitted to happen in any of the states in America.
The notion that crime and poverty have their roots in the lifestyles and preferences of the poor has a long history in American political culture; the concept of poverty-related issues is severely misled by racial and ethnic stereotypes (Beckett, 1997). The communities who live in poverty largely consist of lower class workers and people of color, and the war on crime, started by Ronald Reagan, only exemplified the stigma of the lower classes being cruel and dangerous. Reagan’s war on crime pressured federal law enforcement agencies to shift their attention to street crime, which had tremendous racial connotations, instead of white-collar offenses (Beckett, 1997). Political institutions are responsible for “protecting members of society from
When someone hears the word stereotyping, people might think it only refers to the racial stereotype often found between white and black people. However, stereotyping is much deeper than a human color. Stereotyping is found between nation cultural, religion, age, race, and gender. People have been judgmental against other groups of people without knowing them it is all based on what the learn I school or what they hear from their family or friends or what they see on media which most of is not true we need to understand the true meaning behind stereotyping we need to stop it since stereotyping has become a real problem in our society today and much of our world's history is based upon such judgmental and hatred between people. Mass media play
A large contributor to this prejudice is the media, which has been infamous in spreading images of racial minorities which establish their general appearances and behaviors (Omi and Winant 5). These publications spark generalizations about whole groups and acceptable treatment of them by the dominant culture, which can be seen in racial profiling. By discriminating against groups based on dominant generalizations, the color line is strengthened, and thus racial and ethnic groups are treated inferiorly to whites. It is also crucial to view the theory from a minority’s standpoint and their role to fit into the
With one look at her you would think that Cera Singer from Saraland, Alabama is your typical teenage girl from a rural Southern Gulf town. That is, she faces all the problems you would expect a seventeen-year-old would face; boys, drugs, fitting in, her upcoming senior year, and on top of that getting her first car on the road. But what Cera doesn 't know yet is what will ultimately set Cera apart from all the other girls her age. Cera is a witch. In this supernatural thriller, you’ll be taken along as Cera recounts her experiences in her memoir of how she discovered that the women in her mama’s family lineage were actually a long line of witches responsible for the protection of her new home and community.
Justice Fried knew that the mass hysteria of child molestation had in fact affected the case. He also admitted that the children had been asked questions in a way that elicited a certain answer, one that confirmed the biases of all the prosecutors. To make matters worse Justice Fried also knew that the children 's testimonies were unlikely and knew how the defendant 's constitutional right of confronting their accusers had been violated. In the end Justice Fried’s position in the case was predetermined, it seems as if he did not even give the Amiraults a chance to prove their innocence. I think that Justice Fried was very biased and was not impartial at all and he did not adequately do what he was supposed to do in the situation presented to
Particularly, the negative images promoted by the media raise concerns regarding the degree to which media should be subjected to censorship . The use of profanity, violence, and negative imagery in all forms of popular media has become commonplace in today’s society. Such nonchalant promotion of said images in public media has negatively impacted the minds of people, and this carelessness could be linked to an increase in self-destructive behavior and violence. Consequently, there should be a stronger censorship of detrimental imagery in today’s media because the ideals expressed in the popular media influence audiences to make irresponsible choices, and millions of young people are influenced by the media of today’s society. First, a stronger media censorship should be adopted because the ideals found in media are embedded in the listener’s and/or viewer’s mind, which results in them making irresponsible and negligent choices.
Racial Profiling of Youth and the Failure of Justice For those who haven’t experienced racial profiling, or know someone that has been a victim of it, the issue may seem nothing more than annoying noise in their ears. However, the reality is that racial profiling has consequences, which results in emotional, physiological, and physical damage. The ones that are the most at risk are the youth of color. Racial profiling is harmful because it creates mistrust in law enforcement, hostile environment in the educational system, and social tension in communities. As any other social issue, racial profiling has its own history dating back to the 1700s.
2010). Racial profiling is a form of discrimination by which law enforcement uses a person’s race or ethnicity as a key reason to engage in various forms of enforcement. Profiling violates basic human rights, undermines trust in public institutions, and has severe consequences for the victims and for society at large. The