The Destruction of Racial Profiling in Society “Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80% of the stops made were blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of white people stopped.Racial Profiling is a way to discriminate others” ( stanford researchers develop new statistical test that shows racial profiling in police traffic stops). Racial Profiling is way to discriminate people by color, or race. Many people such as Hispanics and Black are being blamed for crimes that they do not commit. It has been proven that the police is more likely to accuse a hispanic or black person for a wrongdoing than a white person.
The majority of viewers for a lot of media outlets are not well aware of the facts in regards to criminal activity by race. "Whites misjudge how much crime is committed by African Americans and Latinos, because of the way they are portrayed on the news.” (Sentencing Project). By providing the public with this information in regards to racial minorities being at the heart of many crimes throughout the country, media networks create a norm for information especially due to the fact that the majority of their viewers are not familiar with the
Hughey supports this assertion when he states, “Black Americans who are fatally shot by police are, in fact, less likely to be posing an imminent lethal threat to the officers at the moment they are killed than white Americans fatally shot by police” (Hughey 859). Because black males have more confrontations with law enforcement officials, the stereotype that blacks are naturally more predisposed to violence and crime becomes substantiated, which creates a never ending circle of prejudice and fear for police officers against black
Based on most local and national news stations, minorities are targeted for small crime offenses while majorities are literally blowing up the country. It is understood that the police could more effectively fight crime by targeting minor offenses (Hinkle 1). Those minor offenses are more likely done by minorities but more specifically Black Males. Raja Staggers-Hakim’s article argues the needs of Black male youth, relative to police killings, are captured, and persistent racial stereotypes that are often used to justify the extra judicial killings of unarmed African American boys and young men are challenged. His argument understands the social epidemic of police killings on the emotional and psychological well-being of Black males to put an end to police killings.
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.
Disapproval was mostly shown among African Americans. For instance, a study formatted after three publicized brutality incidents in Los Angeles suggested that police brutality had a less staying power for whites than blacks. Questions that were asked during the study varied from rating the honesty and ethical standards of police to if a policemen is ever justified in striking
What I got out of this is that the people thought the black teens are more intimidating and violent than white teens. This is just one example of racial profiling however. African Americans experience prejudice while shopping as well. There was another clip of What Would You Do? That we were able to watch in class showing this stereotypical prejudice.
However it is highly unlikely that black men suddenly became six times more dangerous. What really changed was the laws and sentencing. Sweeping laws were written that specifically targeted poor black communities. For instance the sentence for possession of crack were 100% harsher than the sentence for cocaine But it wasn`t just harsher sentencing: communities of colour are also more policed more harshly. Policies like; Stop and Frisk, and Show me your papers target the disenfranchised people of colour under the law.
Discrimination on the basis of caste, colour, ethnicity or religion is against the basic Human Rights. Sadly, job market studies have revealed that black population is often the victim of such racial profiling. Many research papers and studies conducted on this topic suggest that black sounding names are less likely to get a call back for job in comparison to white sounding names. Moreover, black people are often assumed to be drugs and violence, so they are mostly considered inappropriate candidates for high manageable and professional positions, thus they usually end up working on low wages on contracts or part-time jobs. Most of the time black people are behind the bars, going to jail has often become a routine for most of black population
Rae 'Neisha Richard 1 February 2018 English 145 Mr. Van Dyck Police Brutality Police Brutality is an American problem more than policing problem. Giving the reality that African Americans have always been viewed as “other” throughout American history, is it really surprising that police officers are more likely to fear and kill African Americans than White Americans? Why is police brutality a factor and what is people doing to stop it? In order to stop Police Brutality they need more training, because it’s beginning to be a serious problem in communities. Because of racism, economy change, and police needing more training.