The motor that drives Malcolm X into this speech was the motion. He had so much emotion he stated “you’re nothing but a 20 century slave “made anger from African Americans. The realization created many to feel emotions like Malcolm has been having. Emotions of wanting to not become the minority to a man of different pigment of color. Malcolm also stay “if you're black you were born black in the North or South.”
It is a grim matter to those, who walk through this great nation, or flick through the news channels, when they see the statistics, and the headlines of shootings and homicides committed against innocent and defenseless peoples. Now americans everywhere, instead of being able to live their life with a peace of mind, are forced to live with the anxiety and fear that their loved ones will not home from mundane activities such as school, the movies, or even church. These fears aren’t unfounded either. The FBI defines a mass shooting as a public attack in which three or more people are shot, and last year in the USA there were over 427 mass shootings.
Having colored people wrongfully accused of a crime just because of the color of their skin can be dangerous to the preservation and promotion of our country. People may get jumpy and shoot a civilian, because racial bias in media has changed their attitude towards a specific race as said hear by Lisa Wade, “Studies of Americans’ unconscious beliefs shows that most people — white and black — think black people are dangerous and both average folks and police are quicker to shoot black than white people” (Wade). Who can we trusted to uphold the law if our law-enforcers kill people unlawfully, because of the color of their skin? How can we fight united against terrorism, global warming, new diseases and viruses, and everything else if we can’t get over a problem that has been in our lives since before this country even became a nation? We can’t stand unified if we can’t even stand to be next to each other without fearing for the safety of your life.
Wrong Shooting in Front of the Camera The President of our nation says the recent deaths of black males are “symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system”. That goes to say even the powers higher up see what issues we face. Policemen “protect and serve” motto has been even more questionable lately than usual. The lives of black males are being taken away left and right and to make matters worse, its shot on camera now. The issue is that it should be enforced by law to make sure whole incriminating scenarios involving an active police member should be clearly recorded, without hindering factor.
Malcolm responds by answering the question with a firm “No” about the questions of him being a racist. He then not only references blacks, but all colors: Black, brown, red, and yellow. His ideas as a whole not only wanted to help blacks out, but everyone of color. He did not care what color, he only cared about them having equal rights as the whites. Because a lot of whites in the South had hate towards blacks, Malcolm X informed followers of the Nation of Islam and blacks across the country that they needed to defend themselves.
As you grow up in the American Education system you are taught the basics of American History, the triumphs of how we won our country from those damn brits to how we helped drastically in World War II. You’ll then transition into learning about the flaws within American history, however in reality, those flaws is the true American history. Those flaws would include the oppression, murder and marginalizing of any person of color; unfortunately their reality is much different than to that of White America. In “Working’ on the Chain Gang” by Walter Mosley he discusses how the history of blacks in America is the true American experience or the actual American History, because their reality hasn’t changed since the day european colonizers brought
When people think about firearms, they usually associate it with the recent mass shootings and countless homicides that have occurred across the U.S.. For example, the shootings in Sandy Brook, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, California, Colorado Springs, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Washington, and etc. These are just 10 out of the 146 horrific mass shootings that have occurred between 1967 and 2017. Despite the U.S. having many gun policies and laws, compared to Japan’s approach with guns they are very behind. Once I was randomly scrolling through Facebook and my eyes spotted a video which stated, “How Easy it is to Buy an Ar-15”.
In this news article Blow, 2016 has discussed some major issues about the men of color being killed by the police. Blow discusses the riots and protesting which come along with the killing of innocent men by the police. Blow raises a point about how we are no longer living in a society where we blindly accepted what the media informed us about and rather now we are living in a society where there are visual proof. He talks about how the media has portrayed black people and the kinds of choices they are forced to make. Blow makes an excellent point on how poor choices made in a bad environment have worse consequences than those who live in well settled communities.
Had Trayvon Martin been any other race or skin color however, he might not have been shot at or even spared a second glance, but because of the darkness of his skin and the feelings of endangerment and threat that prejudice invokes within us, he was shot and killed. More importantly, it is critical that we recognize how Zimmerman assumed that Trayvon Martin was committing an unlawful act, demonstrating just the effects of prejudice and the blinding aspect of it that can cloud your judgement. This can be traced back to Staples’ argument, as it poses as a perfect instance of where black men in America are targeted and how they are drastically misrepresented and assumed to be the only perpetrators of violence or
Obviously racial discrimination was a big problem as time passed.(Background on Racial Discrimination) However without Dred Scott, this problem wouldn’t have been solved. This can be explained due to the fact that Dred Scott really showed how much white people discriminated dark-skinned people. He was the first one to show, tell, and prove that every black person in the United States of America should have their rights and should be deserved to be the person they are. He truly showed how crazy it was to discriminate people just because of skin color and won the case to prove that African-Americans should deserve their freedom.
Anthea Butler a professor of religious studies and African studies at the University of Pennsylvania believes that “By labeling white male shooters mentally ill, while shooters of color are thugs and terrorist, the new media reinforces the narrative that the lone wolf is an aberration (Butler). ” Media has been using racially biased stereotypical names to describe these shooters which isn’t fair. These stereotypical labels have a caused racial tension in America. Which is giving another
Coates saw the system and not the individual as responsible. Ta-Nehesi Coates ability to make the reader feel these events and emotions makes a psychological impact on many as it did the author himself. Living through the words of the author and feeling the experience. All these events make the reader question, what kind of country is America that it can make a reasonable person like me live in perpetual fear for my life, and for a better future alongside the thought whether that future can be obtained. Between the author and reader’s self-examination and critical interrogation of the world, concerns with questions as much as the answers do as
There is a lot of stuff constantly going on around the U.S. Mass shootings should not be taken lightly, the shooters generally take more than one innocent life in these situations. Most people ask the question how is that not terrorism? The answer to that is of course it is terrorism how could it not be. Stated “Under federal law, the term "terrorism" refers to any violent or dangerous crimes that "appear to be intended" (CNN 2015) and of course mass shootings are intended. Terrorist come in all shapes colors and sizes, "Terrorism" is determined by the nature of the crime, not the nature of the criminal.”
Like today for example, there’s a movement in America called “Black Lives Matter.” Now this movement says it in it’s name, black lives matter because they are tired of blacks getting shot by white cops or just cops in general for no reason. Now back to the question, did the Civil War bring us together? In my personal opinion, yes because it made most of us realize that hey slavery is wrong and we really shouldn’t do this because if we do, we might go back into another Civil
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a very interesting book and Ms. Waugh should read this because it basically relates to the world now other than in the 1930’s when this book was written. For example, in the book a black man named Tom was accused of raping a white women and of course back then racism still existed and because the whole jury was only filled with white people he was charged guilty. Another reason why Ms. Waugh should read this book because it shows how back than there government was messed up with racism against people who weren’t there color and that is how I believe our government is now but much worse. The narrator which is Scout a girl at age 4 who has a brother named Jeremy or Jem for short at age 6, their father Atticus is a lawyer and their Mother died they were young, and they live in Maycomb, Alabama.