The Wilmington Ten Film Analysis

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Within accordance to Kenneth Robert Jenkens’s novel, The Wilmington Ten, Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s Introduction in The Condemnation of Blackness, Stanley Nelson 's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan Whose Streets?, the interpretation of African Americans being treated unfairly within the court system is clearly portrayed. From the aspects of having an unfair trial, to police brutality, to even murder, racism is a problem that has been going on for various years, that just continues to happen. The Wilmington Ten were a group of teenagers who were wrongly incarcerated in 1971. The members of the Wilmington Ten included Chavis, Willie Vereen, Wayne Moore, Marvin Patrick, William Wright, Reginald Epps, Connie Tindall, James McKoy, and Jerry Jacobs an Anne…show more content…
The problem that started the protests in Ferguson was due to the fact that a Caucasian police officer, Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown and killed him. On top of that, Michael Brown was left on the ground for over four hours. What makes this incident even worse is the simple fact that Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown six times. Six. Within accordance to the autopsy report, Michael Brown was shot in his skull, which was what caused his death. Throughout the documentary, it is vividly shown how racism is still a problem. From the perspectives of some of the police officers, Officer Darren Wilson claimed that it was in self-defense. According to the interview that was shown towards the end of the documentary, Wilson described Michael Brown as having a “demon” look in his eye right before he shot him. He defends himself by saying that nobody can withstand the duties of a police officer and be racist, which is not a statement believed by many
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