In this article, Staples discusses the treatment of African Americans by U.S. police, emphasizing the history of racial profiling and discriminatory treatment. Staples focuses mainly on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who got arrested in his home located in Cambridge, Massachusetts which relvealed the sharp racial divide over what police could do to innocent black people. Robert goes on to explain that the racial underpinnings cause the majoritity of the public to favor law enforcement as a slutionto crime. Robert claims the political support for U.S. legal discrimination leads the people against minorities in criminal penalties over small crimes which usually are nonviolent offenses. I will use this academic article to support my conclusion
Being racially profiled is a part of day to day life as a black male, or maybe racial profiling happens way more of than it should, between black males and the police. Being judgmental most often gives the police tunnel vision to only see the fancy cars and the nice jewelry being worn by black males, and they automatically assume he is a drug dealer. The outward appearance often gives the police a preconceived notation about black males, due to the sagging pants and gold teeth, which in Police eyes marks them as less than a working-class citizen. Police often encounter African American males by traffic stops when driving, often times without probable cause, and executing illegal searches of that individual property. In today’s society, black males are more likely to be racially profiled by Police than any other male ethnicity, creating barriers, hatred, and distrust between black males and the police.
Judging someone based on the way they look is never good but in this case it is because a suspicious looking black man could be taken in by the police for questioning on gang violence and that would help prevent some crimes. “Consider this example in light of the September 11 attacks. All nineteen hijackers were
This what Henry Thoreau is trying to clarify in his writing Civil Disobedience; “when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest” (Thoreau 4). Racial inequality hasn’t disappeared throughout the history of America; however, racial inequality has decreased ever since the ‘Jim Crow’ laws. Although, there is people in today’s society where they consider themselves ‘racist’ and want only one race to rule society. Another issue of racial inequality is the wage gap between races hasn’t had a big change within the years. Back around the 1870’s when slavery was ended and black people were freed is when racial inequality was shown with the Jim Crow laws.
In the case of Floyd v New York City when David Floyd an African American man was unfairly frisked and accused by the police for breaking and entering in to his own family building. The court ruled in favor of Floyd saying that Frisking policy violated the fourth amendment because it over bares and violates personal space Yes GPS surveillance on a suspects vehicle without suspects knowledge should always require a warrant as long as the suspect is not suspected for murder. A suspect shouldn’t have his or her private property searched because the
When he says “My first victim was a woman”, he tries to conjure up images of a stalker or a murderer or even just a plain old mugger, which is what the stereotype of a large, black man, like he explains that he is immediately following this statement. They are expected to be criminals, and so he, ironically, portrays himself as one to prove that he, in fact, isn’t. His explanation of him just wanting to go on a stroll to work off some of his excess energy makes it obvious that he isn’t this type of person, but the way he presents himself makes it seem like he is. What this does to the reader is show them that they already had a disposition toward the viewpoint he was trying to disprove, as they were quick to jump to that conclusion. An extremely critical use of satire in Staple’s argument can be found in his statement about how he was unsure how he had “reached the ripe old
All American Boys Writing Prompt #3 In today’s media racial injustice is still occurring today because there’s people who are treated differently bias on their race.In the novel “All American Boys” by Jasyn Reynolds and Brendan Kiely tells how Rashad was accused of stealing a bag of chips at the store called Jerry’s. The police officer beat Rashad just because he was resisting arrest but he wasn’t.The message that I think the author is trying to convey is that it doesn’t matter what you look like you don’t judge people on how they look. The reason why is that Rashad bother name Spoony said that he always gets checked by the police because of how he dresses.This book is an accurate reflection on society today because it shows how society
All black colleges and scholarships based solely on the color of the applicants skin are discriminating and prohibit the advancement of impartiality. A society, which has gradually become more and more politically correct, is now scared to serve due justice to criminals who happen to be of a darker skin tone, for fear of being slandered for being racist and prejudiced. Jameis Winston, former quarterback for Florida State University, was accused of rape, theft and misconduct on numerous occasions. He, not only, got off almost scotch free, but was also the first round NFL draft pick. It is not hard to imagine, that if Jameis had been white, he would have been in a lot more trouble, if not suspended from FSU and football
Trump shares an ability that many of the people that formed our nation had; the ability to influence many people. Our country’s amount of racism towards black people had been dropping until the Trump presidency, when a sudden rise occurred (Southern Poverty Law Center). This proves that President Trump influences people. Prejudice is judging someone before you get to know them. Generalization is thinking a group of people are the same because of the category they fall under (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.).
Surprisingly, capturing and imprisoning people actually lead to an increase in crime. Once someone is considered a criminal, it becomes much harder for them to find jobs, leases and loans. Μany of them believes that they have to turn to the crime to survive. Possession and use of cannabis is a common offence, so making it lawful, society stops people making this crime and removes them from this crime