Throughout African American history , the police force has been accountable for numerous detrimental deaths in the African American community due to racial discrimination. In 1960s, African American protesters were targeted by the police force because of the their desire to be be deemed as equal. Likewise, in today’s society African Americans are still experiencing active racial discrimination and injustices from the police force. African Americans have expressed their level of frustration with the inhumane actions of the police force. Police brutality of African American protesters has been rebirthed into 21st century by ongoing racial injustices through Henry Louis Gates Jr. and victims of the detrimental equality marches , evidence is presented.
Less than 60 years ago segregation was legal and the entire race of African Americans were tormented and killed because of the color of their skin. This story is of utmost importance to us especially in modern times, because it seems as if history is repeating itself as racial stereotypes and unfair judgments are still going on today as many african american citizens are being killed by police officers in the 21st century. A lack of tolerance is an issue addressed in the novel that affects at a global scale, leaving many minorities to question their safety and well being on the basis of whether their skin is white enough. The novel Mississippi Trial,1995, by Chris Crowe represents the blaring issue of how racism and intolerance is portrayed in horrific but realistic ways, as minorities were treated horrendously without any justice in Mississippi. The novel alludes to issues that we still deal with, as it is asinine to think that we as Americans have not progressed enough to the point to understand the simplicity of equal rights for
It started in the 1960s, Birmingham became one of the most racist cities in America, where segregation was used in law of justice and cultural ethics. Most of the African American faced legal and financial inequality, and violent riots when they attempted to take their problems to court. Birmingham protests began with a boycott against Shuttlesworth and to pressure their business leaders to have an open employment to all races of people. This also meant that they should end segregation on public facilities, restaurants, schools, and stores so that all races become equal. When local business owners and government leaders ignored the boycott, and this is when the SCLC agreed to end segregation.
The Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1863 announced that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free”. However, African Americans in Southern States still face discrimination, because White men theorized their race to be superior. When one race is overpowers the other race, then people will lose individuality as a result of uncontrollable aspects such as skin color. Discrimination is evident in all sorts of forms: mentally and physically that will alter the victims’ development in the society. The 1950’s was greatly known as an “era of great conflict”, because of the civil rights movement for the African American race.
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
Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner is some of many cases which a police officer killed an unarmed black man. The racism between whites and blacks have grown heavily and it is getting out of hand and needs to stop. Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Lebron James are four black males that are major public figures that disagree with racism and believes it needs to be demolished. At the 2016 ESPYS them four gave a speech on their opinion on racism. In order to convince the world that racism needs to end, they used allusions, personal examples as evidence, and the organized structure of the speech.
The Legacy of Emmett Till The murder of Emmett Till in 1955 shocked the universe exposing racial prejudice and unequal justice towards African Americans. His brutal death sprung an outbreak in the African American society and sparked the gathering of the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till’s death and trial was proof that African Americans weren’t equal to White Americans in the south. Emmett Till and his family didn’t get justice, but his death influenced African American activist to push for equal rights. The death of Emmett Till impacted the world by globalizing violent acts against African Americans, created a great expansion in segregation, and led to the development of the Civil Rights Movement.
Based on what I read I can infer that Martin Luther King Jr was very successful with his and many others challenge, black rights. In his time black people were shot at beaten and bombed because they had a different skin color. I know this because in the biography of Martin Luther King Jr. it states, "He received threats on a daily bases. Everywhere he went he was in danger of physical attack. Many supporters of the civil rights were killed.
It has come to my attention that not everyone is this world is receiving equality and getting justice. Over the last few years the numbers of innocent people especially African Americans being killed have risen dramatically. The whole Black Lives Matter issue started after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the killing of Trevon martin. Once that situation took place everything started to go downhill and police brutality just kept getting worse towards the African race. If everyone would look at people the same instead of by the color of their skin they maybe things could go a lot smoother and innocent people would not be getting killed.
Envision living in a society where innocent people are murdered simply because of a difference in their skin color. Throughout much of America’s history, many African-American’s living in southern United States faced such threats to their lives. However, it was not the actions of the individual that served to endanger the lives of African-Americans in the south but rather the actions of a group of people with similar ideas. The Ku Klux Klan group was the most infamous of all groups. The Ku Klux Klan, also abbreviated as the “KKK”, was contributed to a long lasting racism of Blacks in America that even continues on till this day.