Although some may say that racial profiling is not a problem but the fact that it leads to police brutality, racial profiling in its essence is discriminatory against all people of color proving that it is very unjust. For the past 10 year we have witnessed many different forms of racial profiling and police brutality. We have had many incidents including the Eric Garner case, the Trayvon Martin case, and the Rodney King case. These are all cases of police brutality taking into effect. For example, the day Trayvon Martin was killed, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman responsible for Trayvon 's death, which according to https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/us/trayvon-martin-shooting-fast-facts/ “ calls 911 to report "a suspicious person" in the neighborhood, he is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person, Zimmerman disregards the instructions.
African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. 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
After the brutal history of the American Civil War, the aftermath of racism was still a major issue. During the 1940-1950s, the South adopted a law system that allowed white supremacists to legally commit violent acts on previously enslaved African Americans. These laws, known as Jim Crow laws, enforced segregation, but were not legalized in the northern states. Unfortunately, many white citizens still socially accepted segregation and made it difficult for African Americans to live equally among them. In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, an African American family known as the Youngers experience “societal implications” of segregation in Chicago, Illinois, and the threats as well as harassments that followed.
The lynching mobs “were never apprehended, tried, or convicted. Prominent community members frequently encouraged and even participated in lynch mobs,” the resentment of African Americans were .The lynching mobs would cut off body parts of the victim’s body, the dismembered parts would either be kept or sold as souvenirs. During this time, many black men were accused of raping white females, so as punishment they would be lynched. The lynching of the black rapist would be considered a civil action. The lynching of black bodies has left many African Americans mental scarred since they have to fear for the lives of their families and themselves.
Communities will be able to see when cops are right or when they are wrong. After the results of a poll called “Race and Reality in America,” it is an acknowledgement that we have a race problem. According to the report, a large majority of minorities say that whether an incident in which an unarmed person is harmed or killed by police is videotaped plays a major role in whether or not the police officer or officers are charged for the crime (CNN Wire). A tangible solution, however, is to put body cameras on all cops. Most blacks feel like they are discriminated against when it comes to police brutality, because they are a minority.
This is made obvious in To Kill a Mockingbird when many of the white townsfolk begin to refer to Atticus Finch as a ‘Nigger Lover’ all because he had chosen to defend Tom Robinson. We can also see this discrimination against the whites at the T.C. Williams High School when the white students begin to objectify the white football players after they had gained companionship with the black football players. Although this discrimination against the whites wasn’t as severe as it was to the blacks it was still an existing prejudice based on race that was apparent in both of the
U.S. media also focuses greatly on the illegal immigrants in the country, which gives the public the perception that immigrants in general are criminal, as the public greatly overestimates how many immigrants are in the country illegally due to the extreme coverage of illegal immigration. The U.S. media also lacks context when covering immigration. The media outlet picks and chooses what it wants its viewers/readers to know, which can greatly change the outlook of the news story (Suro, 2010). News outlets that are conservative will pick and choose so that the story depicts immigrants as criminal and/or dangerous, while liberal news outlets try to show the more positive side of
This outraged many people, especially African Americans, causing multiple protests around the country. Activist Alicia Garza expressed her anger via Facebook using the hashtag BlackLivesMatter. Many activists also followed the hashtag, but it didn’t receive much attention until 2014 - when there were multiple incidents between police officers and African Americans. One of many is the Ferguson Unrest, which was ignited by the shooting of an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. A white police officer shot Brown to death but was given a highly controversial verdict of “not guilty” by a grand jury.
It goes on to tell us abou thow two black teenagers had been lynched and people weren’t horrified at the sight. In fact, the people that were at the lynching when it happened seems to be happy with what was going on. The message this poem sent us taught us what was happening how whites were racist towards the blacks and it showed us that it was not right. Abel Meeropol was very successful with conveying her message because it struck millions of people when they heard Billie Holiday sing it. I feel that this poem has a strong message.
These generalizations are usually used to talk about in a negative way, like for example, in the current era, the media has stereotyped that all Muslims are "terrorists", or that all black people are "criminals". Though it really depends on the individual 's frame of reference, whether to fall into the trap set by media, unfortunately, through the use of verbal communication, the media has been successful in brainwashing the majority of the public into believing this. This goes on to show as to how persuasive verbal communication can be.