In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the lynching of the Black people in the Southern and border states became an institutionalized method used by whites to terrorize Blacks and maintain white supremacy. In the South, during the period 1880-1940, there was deep-seated and all-pervading hatred and fear of the Negro which led white mobs to turn to “lynch law” as a means of social control. Lynchings, which are open public murders of individuals suspected of crime conceived and carried out more or less spontaneously by a mob, seem to have been an American invention. In Lynch Law, the first scholarly investigation of lynching, which was written in 1905, author James E. Cutler stated that. “Lynching is a criminal practice which is peculiar to the United States.
Till’s mother had the people leave her son’s casket open so that people could see what awful things Bryant and Milam did. She wanted everyone to know how evil whites were to blacks. Many people who took a look at Till’s body, were appalled. His body was bloated and severely swollen, and he had bruises everywhere. As bad as it was to let people see this, Till’s mother, Mamie knew it would inspire a lot of black people to stand up for themselves.
Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
On Lynchings Summary Despite liberation after the Civil War, African Americans still experienced extreme inequality and injustice. Many of them were still being persecuted, for one hundred African Americans were lynched each year during the 1880s and the 1890s. A female African American writer in Memphis, Tennessee wrote about these terrors. Her name was Ida B. Wells.
The mutiny, “Deepened the schism between slaveholders and free-soilers” (history.com). Nat’s actions led to, “ending the organized emancipation movement in that region.”( History.com). “The state legislature of Virginia considered abolishing slavery, but in a close vote decided to retain slavery and to support a repressive policy against black people, slave and free “ ( Pbs.org). Because of the rebel people considered abolishing slavery but because so many people died, the cons of the attack outweighed the pros. There was much damage caused by the rebel.
Citizens not only experience discrimination in the work field, they also experience it at school, stores, movies, theaters, or while seeking health care. Recently, the biggest outrage of discrimination has been by police brutality towards innocent black or minority citizens. According to the Washington Post, 908 people have been assaulted, shot, and brutally murdered by police in 2016, most of which are native American, black, or Hispanic. The 14th amendment’s purpose is meant to protect all citizens of the United States, disregarding race, but why has no justice been served to the deaths of these innocent
Did you know that Loung Ung had been through a genocide with her family and only a few of them survived. Well, this story is about a war that is taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and ends in America. One day outside Loung sees people on the back of trucks coming into the city and everybody is cheering them one because they all think the war is over, but for her town they all do not now what is going to happen after the Khmer Rouge tells them that they have to evacuate the area for three days and says you can return in the meanwhile. In the memoir, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, the author demonstrates how the Khmer Rouge use the techniques of fear in order to take control over Cambodia cities and farms. Loung is a little girl
Racism played a big part in the 1950’s, it created new laws, movements, and a lot of protests. One of many laws put in place were the Jim Crow Laws, it was to keep the people of color separated from the white majority. Because of this new law, marching protest was a way for them to get their point across. It became violent, causing people to be placed in jail, seriously injured, and terrified. To avoid the violence, silent protest replaced the marching protests.
In sports as in all parts of society today, the news is filled with stories of violence, arrests, drugs, bankruptcy and greed. It feels as if bad news is the only news available today, but I want to share the story of a good deed with you. For the better part of the last 60 years, every school age child learned about Rosa Parks. She, of course, was the black civil rights activist who refused to surrender her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. The incident became legendary and Parks became an icon.
That day, Parks deliberately didn 't give up her seat to one of the white passengers and insisted on her position, simply refusing to give up her right to sit on the seat she chose. The driver summoned police officers who arrested her for violating the law. The incident had a major impact on fueling the feelings of blacks against injustice and racial discrimination. Blacks boycotted the buses for a year. The case was brought to the highest constitutional body in the United States, and the trial lasted 381 days.
“....She was charged with ‘refusing to obey orders of bus driver.’.... Her arrest became a rallying point around which the African American community organized a bus boycott in protest of the discrimination they had endured for years…. For a quiet act of defiance that resonated throughout the world, Rosa Parks is known and revered as the ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.’” (“An Act of Courage”). Another event that took place to change society was “The Greensboro Sit-Ins.” Four black men, known as the “Greensboro Four,” got the idea for a sit-in from the fight for racial equality, and they “...had also been spurred to action by the brutal murder in 1955 of a young black boy, Emmett Till…” (“The Greensboro Sit-Ins”). Even though the four men were not given service, the men did not give up their seats.
Retribution is mainly a punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or illegal act. For instance, if a person did wrong, that person was punished by having the same thing done to them. In the past history, people used to revenge by taking the law into their own hands and punished criminals (Alarid,Cromwell., Del & Cromwell, 2011). Deterrence is using a punishment as a threat to deter people from offending. A historical example was the execution of Rainey Bethea in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1936 after rapping and killing a 70 year old woman (Durham, 2012).
If you have not heard of Sandra Bland, I strongly recommend you look into her story. Ms. Bland was a young black woman on her way to a new job when she was stopped for a traffic violation in Texas (Berg, 2015). Videos have surfaced of this traffic stop and it is plain to see that Officer Brian Encinia had extreme hostility towards Ms. Bland and the fact that she knew her rights when Encinia attempted to forcibly remove her from her vehicle (Berg, 2015).