Racial profiling can be unfair and unreasonable. It has been with us since slavery, but people have been ignoring the issue. This has become one of the biggest controversy in the world. Many individuals have been humiliated and scared off by cops. I would encourage everyone to become less judgemental.
African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
However, research demonstrates that often times men of color are treated harshly which leads to negative perceptions of police officers. Police brutality is a crime that is has been surfacing in the news recently. Some people are just starting to realize that these injustices against the black community really occur, while others are well aware. The recent shootings, different run-ins with officers being filmed while doing such harmful actions against African American men is an example of police brutality and, that reminds us that as a society work needs to be done to improve police and community relations. A black male cannot even walk down the street on a cold night because he might be a suspect from something or he may be of danger to the people around.
In conclusion, Dr. King’s speech is still relevant because even now the racial inequality between blacks and whites is quite large. Things like police brutality are still big issues even in modern society and people are still dying because of it. Like in the case of Eric Garner it was something that never should have come to pass. His speech is even relevant specifically to my life and my future career because of the inequalities in the work force.
When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it.
He was changing the whole social structure of America, that is why he was assassinated. The people that were higher up on the social scale could not have minorities getting higher up and possibly bumping them down. belief that all men are equal, no matter what his skin color was. James Earl Ray was not to keen on this idea and so he killed Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for civil rights of blacks in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.
In the 19th century, racism is a common issue that was not being treated seriously. There are a variety of ethnic groups within the United States itself, and each group is treated differently depending on their skin color. Many serious cases that happened including insults and or even as far as murders. The majority looking down at the minority was considered as a normal thing, however, the formidable groups do not even have the right and the strength to speak up for themselves. This problem did not get solved until one person finally decided to stand up and fight for the rights everyone deserves to have, which was when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C at which
Also, in the past, we had a great recession that turned into the Great Depression, that also is around the corner. Other issues that we think we have gotten rid of such as discrimination, racism, and inequality are not completely gone. We are still facing many issues that are just being disregarded and need to be resolved. For example, there has been many shootings in Charlottesville, with police officers shooting unarmed black individuals for no reason; also the Black Lives Matter movement is very similar to the Civil Rights
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D).
Racial profiling has been a long-standing issue in the United States in regards to law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. It has existed in America since the first introduction of African-Americans, for instance, when slave patrols stopped and questioned any African-American unaccompanied by a white person. It continues to be a prominent topic covered by the media today. The media often covers stories on minorities being racially profiled and targeted by law enforcement not on their behavior, but on their personal characteristics, which debunks any argument that the United States is in a “post-racial era.” “Whites and some people of color point to the virtual lack of overtly racialized law- for example, Jim Crow statutes-
But even though so many view police as just liars and racist pigs, When asked. “Would you approve of your child participating in the law career?” Many said Yes 59-12%, despite how ironic this is. Many parents think that their child would make a difference in the system. But if you think about this the racist image of the police is strongly influenced by politics.
The act itself is disappointing but more importantly I was bothered by the fact that there are many white individuals who fall victim to acts of police brutality but they don’t receive as much attention because they are not minorities (especially as much as african americans and latino’s do). “Deaths of whites at the hands of law enforcement typically receive less attention, even when the case is shrouded in controversy.” (Richardson, 1). This is an issue as a nation, we are fighting for unity among us all so I find it particularly odd that I never hear cases of police brutality against white individuals on the news, but constantly I come across one’s relating to african americans. All cases of police brutality are wrong despite color, race and ethnicity and we all deserve the right to raise awareness of this growing issue!
Of all the sacrifices that the NAACP has fought for I feel that we still have taken steps backwards. I feel that the killing of our black men. I feel that the brutality of our policemen has been taken out of control. I feel that if things do not change soon that things are going to be some sort of retaliation as war on law enforcement. Innocent people 's live are on the line for meaningless crimes.
A second reason why african americans are protesting on black lives matter is because african americans are being killed by the police officers and nothing 's being done. ”Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting”(Mapping 1).We feel as if we are being lynched. People feel as if nothing 's changed since slavery. African americans can 't even trust going to the cops nomore. Its to the point where we can 't even drive or walk down the street without getting stopped by a police officer.
“The more things change, the more they remain the same”. While many Americans feel like the years of enslavement in the United States are a thing of the past. Most do not realize the harsh reality that minorities are faced with on a daily due to the color of their skin. It isn’t that the American people are turning their cheeks to this injustice, but rather, they just aren’t aware that in some cities and towns minorities are racially profiled and subjected to harsher punishments than those of their white counterparts. According to an article posted on American Progress, one in every fifteen African American men and one in every thirty-six Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to one in every one hundred and six white men.