Both Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Frederick Douglass’s narrative draw many similar parallels between the systematic oppression of black people in modern times and in the 19th century. The scenes of police brutality in 13th especially reflects Douglass’s influence on DuVernay’s perspective. In these scenes, we see black people violently, and sometimes fatally, attacked by the police, who are meant to protect people. This random violence against the black community leads to an overwhelming sense of fear and distrust of authority. This fear mimics the fear Douglass felt when he witnessed the Captain’s cruelty during the scene of Aunt Hester’s torture in Douglass’s narrative.
In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee the character Tom Robinson is a victim of racial discrimination. The setting of the novel is in 1930’s in the state Alabama. During this time period African American people were still discriminated against and faced inequality. Tom Robinson is accused and later convicted of rape. The jury fully filled with all white men wrongly accused him although there was no evidence proving him guilty.
The rise of lynching caused by White Americans spread fear through African Americans and of those, the ones who started the fight to end the racial targeting and fear. Lynching does not always mean a noose and gallow it can range from various methods of torture to executions such as burning at the stake, these methods were what made lynching such an effective tool to spread fear. “The classic public lynchings for which the South became so notorious always involved torture and mutilation and ended in death for the victim, either by
Tupac’s poems were in response to police brutality and injustice. Causes of the LA Riots: Was sparked due to the unequal treatment of unarmed African Americans by LA police. There was a video released of 4 LA police officers beating an unarmed African-American motorist and the police officers were then acquitted. On March 3, 1991 Rodney King was brutally beaten by police officers for resisting arrests. Injuries: was beaten over 50 times with police bats, which resulted in 11 fractures and other injuries.
Athletes have been kneeling during our National Anthem, and people wanna know why? A reason is because of all the shooting and brutality in our country has went through.Not only athletes have been kneeling everyone who wants a change are kneeling during our National Anthem. One reason why people are kneeling for the anthem ,is because of police brutality. The most common is black people. Innocent black people are getting attacked on the streets,sidewalks.and parks by cops.In fact,studies show”Amadou Diallo.
Article Summary and Response Name Institution Date In the article “Black men in Public Space,” the author Brent Staples narrates how he has been mistaken for a criminal several times bruise he was African American. In this story, he recalls his first victim a young white-woman he scare on a deserted street in Hyde Park. The author argues that in other occasion he would see people black, white, female, or even male hammering down the doors of their cars since they thought he was a mugger. In their defense, Staples asserts that he could not blame them since young black male had occasionally been involved in violence. Staples continues to give more examples of extreme situations in which he found himself in trouble for being mistaken
In this PBS documentary, The murder of Emmett Till, Stan Nelson illustrates a racial hardship and crime against the African-American community. Lynching is a mob of Caucasian people that hang in African-American in a public place to show white supremacy. Emmett Tills murder trial was completely tried in a completely biased courtroom and there was even circumstantial evidence which places JW Millam and Roy Bryant kidnapping young Emmett Till, whose body was later found.I believe that in this murder and trial we see truly how far hatred and racism can rise by just one simple act. The murder of Emmett Till caused an uprise in the civil rights movement. Working Americans now knew that if there was going to change there would have to be a fight.
In the novel, All American Boys, the authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, tell a story of police brutality though the eyes of the victim, African American teenager, Rashad Butler, and the classmate who saw the tragedy unfold Quinn Collins. The novel serves through the eyes as a realistic interpretation of the injustices that are happening today ranging from radical inequalities, to police brutality, which have been on display via various social media outlets. This book is an accurate representation of society today because, the characters represent different types of people when an incident involving police brutality occurs. Quinn Collins, acts as if he is too afraid to stand up and doesn 't want to face the truth about what happened,
During the 1990 's, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was involved in a myriad of controversies in which the media had exposed their corruption and brutal racism towards African Americans. On November 9, 1994, the LAPD convicted a black former National Football League player, O.J. Simpson, of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. This case soon came to be known as the most controversial criminal trial in American history that lasted until the verdict on October 3, 1995, when O.J. was deemed innocent by the Los Angeles State Court.
There has been so many cases of law officials attacking and even killing young black males based on their ‘suspicions’ of illegal and violent activities. For example: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and many others have all fallen victim to racial profiling by the police. Another example the movie ‘Fruitvale Station’ which was based on a true story, some black males had an altercation on the train and got off when the police were alerted. Although, they were guilty, all the police saw were black people who immediately fit their profile of crime suspects. So, without question, they were arrested and one was shot and died on the spot.
Because of all these issues taking place, many in society are becoming psychologically impacted never forgetting the events they have experienced. 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.
In todys world a black man is looked upon as a criminal because they might look suspicios or fit a certain category. The movement had orginally started on social media as a hashtag, leading to an actual organization. African Americans have long, fought for freedom, however our law doesnt give justice
One of the more widely renowned cases in which a body camera would have been useful is the case of Michal Slager. Slager is a former police officer of South Carolina. The reason that it’s important to put emphasis on the word “former” is that he was recently involved in a murder trial. Slager had shot a black man named Walter Scott. Slager’s justification for shooting Scott was that Scott had stolen his taser and had attempted to attack Slager with it.
So, I vehemently agree with Linker, that the main reason for all the shootings are the socioeconomic climate of the inner cities. Yes, there are probably some racist cops but the notion that cops as a whole are targeting minorities is completely bogus. And recently, African American leaders such as Al Sharpton have been feeding the black community with ridiculous claims that they are being targeted by officers. This propaganda has lead to an increase in officers being shot, the day I happened to be writing this, an officer with kids was shot and killed by a black man. So I strongly agree with the author when he reveals it is a social problem not a race problem.
Many officers use racial profiling to an excessive degree and use it as their defense for killing a defenseless African American. According to mic.com, white officers kill black suspects twice a week in the United States. It is the unfortunate truth that black people are more likely to be killed by the police than any other race. In order to properly train law enforcements, they must be taught to not discriminate against someone because of their skin color. Killing someone based off their race is a terrible way of