The way that the statistics are being presented, it seems as if every black man will without a doubt commit a crime at some time in their life, but this is completely unfair and unrealistic. This is creating a stereotype around black people, they're being seen as criminals on and out of the courtroom. Even if this was the case, it's not as if any other races are not committing any crimes, the numbers should even out, considering the fact that black people make up a small fraction of the american population. In the United States, “ African Americans make up only 12% of the general public and 42% of death row.” (Hauser).
The criminal justice area deals a lot around racism regarding people of color. In the article Don’t White People Kill Each Other, Too? It discusses how “Black on Black” crime is the cause reason behind most of the African American killings that have been happening in recent history. According to the article "Blacks today are nine times more likely to be killed by other blacks than by white.” This has always been the perception, especially in urban communities.
The police treat the people different depending on ethnicity and that’s pure racism but also a kind of segregation, because segregation doesn’t have to be an effect of discrimination like the schools for example. It can also be a form of discrimination itself and I think that this is an example of it. It’s impossible to deny the fact that american police officers are treating black people much worse than white. For example, last year more than 250 people got killed in the US by the police.
Another emotion I felt was disgust. How can so many nations discriminate a group of people just based on their beliefs alone? Especially the Holocaust, millions of innocents, including women and children killed not only if they were Jewish, but if they even if they had a grandparents who was Jewish for no other reason than their religion. Of course I felt compassion and sympathy, especially for the millions killed or affected by the Holocaust, especially since many of the victims of the Holocaust experienced intense work little food, and extremely poor living conditions. Another group of people who experienced persecution in the past and still do, are blacks.
Majority of these states have conflicts when it comes to African Americans and other minorities other than whites. (Death Penalty Information Center: Race and the Death Penalty) Other minorities also receives this punishment as well, people are still being killed for crime(s). Being poor also contributes to the death penalty because if the defendant, can not afford a proper lawyer, then the defendant is fighting against a corrupted system. That’s when plea bargains come into play because if not careful, than the defendant can play right into the system`s hands even if innocent.
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.
A man with integrity and strength, that taught himself to read, captured Americans confidence in becoming the next President with his first inaugural speech. Lincoln, with many qualities, knew how to use his humbleness and confidence of abilities. These abilities of Lincoln will be shown as I explain how he
Dr. King was a brilliant man who, when describing his passions, used both detail, and precision. Two of his most famous pieces are his speech, “I Have A Dream,” and his “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Dr. King continuously uses emotional appeal (pathos) and logical appeal (logos) in his work to persuade readers and excite their opinions. Although King expresses both greatly in each writing, the way he asserts pathos is farther more effective due to his extensive ability to relate to his audience through personal, heartfelt emotion.
Following the teachings of others helps make a successful and effective leader; if what their following helps them achieve their goals. Every leader have reached their goals and achieved great things. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. lead a march which was one the greatest accomplishment she made. It was this time he spoke his famous speech, and really made in impact. The march helped pass the Civil Rights Acts law.
For example, current state-citizen tensions surrounding police killings of unarmed black youth and the failure to hold officers responsible for unlawful actions has roots in centuries of sanctioned violence against black bodies. Coates stated, “In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage” (Coates, 103). His searing recitation of Prince Jones’s death supports the claim. In Baltimore, Ferguson, and across the US, white police officers consistently are implicated and often exonerated in cases of racial violence against young blacks. The unaccountable officer who shot Jones was black.
(Retrieved from the History Channel website : http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/chicago-race-riot-of-1919). All those home were owned by just black families. The riots left the black people in depression. The riots was showing our country how uncaring we are for one another and that our skin color matters more than what we actually are in the inside. The riots was separating our society by groups and skin color.
Being a highly educated civil rights activist, a fellow minister, and the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King declared his knowledge and experience as proof that he had the authority to speak on the issues. He strategically used biblical and historical references to expose the reality that segregation, injustice, and racism still strongly existed in Birmingham. Though it was an open letter to all Americans, his intended audience was the eight white clergymen. He presented them with concise reasoning for why they too should take action, or face the dilemma of being immorally incorrect in their beliefs.
Cops have one of the hardest and most dangerous jobs out there. They should have the full respect of the American public, and as of now that is not happening. When you look at the statistics of who is being shot, yes, African Americans do make up a larger portion of that. However, people should not jump to the conclusion that cops are racist. As said before, most of the shootings happen in the inner city and blacks make up the majority of the people there.