In the United States of America, we live in a day and time where society is getting worse by the minute. One of the contributing factors to the times worsening, is Police Brutality due to Racial Profiling. Since 2012, after the Trevon Martin case there has been numerous cases of Police Brutality due to the person’s skin tone. There is no specific reasoning behind these cases, but Police feel as if they are superior because of the “gun and badge”. Minority groups have been facing profiling and brutality since the times of segregation, nevertheless Police Brutality is what we as society have grown accustomed to.
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
In today’s day and time young black children are murder in broad day light and the murders are constantly said to be mistakes or the individuals who kill them say they have reason for the killing when they really do not. It is concerning to see how the author set this story back in the 1940’s and yet young African Americans are dying for no reason. After reading this book I am truly grateful for the opportunities that I have been granted in my life because even though I have to compete with hundreds of people all over the world in order to gain access to things at least I don’t have to deal with physical or obvious racial abuse. Being an African American female in the 1940’s had to be horrible, by the age I was five I was able to play with my friends of all races and even made more than two nickels cutting
Jon Vorpe describes this solution by saying “ An African-American driver is pulled over for, say, not signaling a lane change. The attending officer will, in the spirit of good public service, ask the driver if she’d be more comfortable with an African-American police officer. If so? Then the attending police officer calls it in and sits with the citizen until an African-American officer shows up.” I think that this is the best solution because there is less chance for a police officer to be races and want to misbehave with someone of a different race. Even Though this will not abolish police brutality it is a big step in that
I found this extremely hypocritical, as most interracial relationships were between a white man, and a black woman, and were not consensual. Kelley also discusses the systematic racism, and political corruptness within law enforcement, which shows how bad racism is. I found it particularly disgusting when the L.A. police chief tried to blame the deaths of black men on their anatomy, and how if they were normal they would’ve been fine. This essay was very eye opening for me, and will change the way I look at law enforcement, and even my own family
The Central Park Five is a documentary film that was produced by Ken Burns in the year of 2012. This documentary tells the story of five black teenage boys whose lives were changed forever when they were falsely convicted and imprisoned for brutally beating and raping a woman jogging in Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989. By creating this film, the filmmakers allowed the young men to share with the public their own accounts of that horrific night. The film exposed not only police intimidation, but the lack of evidence used to convict the five boys. Through blurbs of different newscast shown in the documentary, the viewer was also able to get a glimpse of how the crime brought about a cultural diversity causing extreme violence to erupt
Ice Cube, another member of N.W.A, explains how there was mistrust between police officers and people in his neighborhood. Whatever happened in the neighborhood, they would never call the police. 387 people had been killed in gang-related activities in LA in 1988, but none of the killings was resolved (Moore np). Most of these people were Cube 's friends. Police mistook every black kid for a black kid for a gang member as long as he had some jeans, t-shirt, baseball hat or tennis shoes (Moore np).
This shooting and many others are protested by the Black Lives Matter movement and other organizations, which is proactive in ending racial police brutality. I argue that racial police brutality is unfair because it is a inferior reason for a cop to target a person of different color or culture. People should not be judged for being different. We shouldn’t judge people for who they are on the outside but how they are on the inside. We should support organizations like Black Lives Matter because police brutality takes innocent lives without
The family structure has been ruined therefore this have been the cause of detainment isolation inside the African American race. Drugs and crime have poorly affected the African American people which caused them to be put in jail for drug offenses normally where they get to be noticeably dangerous to the point of slaughtering another. These African American men 's circumstance is not scrutinized for accomplishment but instead disappointment with life in jail until death. The criminal equity framework is building more remedial offices and prisons to house them as opposed to defensive measures like reclamation, work planning ventures to help them change in accordance with society. African American folks have been profiled more than any race in all encroachment from movement references to capital murder cases and solution charges where they are getting more open door for split than powdered cocaine.
Why do some people get pulled over? A lot of the time people reply that they got pulled over because of racism. There can be some truth into this statement, but most crimes are done by colored people. This statement can easily and probably is the biggest excuse used against police. “The real truth is that we all do this, when we look at someone we know nothing about we assume until otherwise” (Mittman).