Racism And Policing

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In the past racism was a big thing. Blacks were made out to seem like they were not equal to the white, they got treated very harshly, and got the short end of the stick. White folks made it clear that they thought they were above them and deserved better, like getting to sit in the front of the bus, their own bathrooms, water fountains, etc. and better schooling, houses and even jobs. Racism is one of the world’s major issues today and is one of the most common forms of discrimination. Racism is the prejudice or discrimination that is directed against individuals with different beliefs or race. Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools, work, and anywhere else where our social lives are occurring. It is obvious…show more content…
The problematization of “police brutality” naturalizes the forms of violence, dehumanization, and racism between police and black people. Policing in the United States is always already racialized policing. It is an enterprise centrally concerned with the protection of whiteness and the regulation of black life. Not only is policing an instrument of law enforcement, but that it also shapes and maintains racial meanings. Thesis In our generation of black teens, racism has had the most detrimental effects on them. African americans have delt with years of discrimination and oppression from other races, mainly whites. Racism has brought out protests, riots, and the BLM movement. Blacks and other minorities feel that there is no freedom or equality in America. Racism has also affected the way blacks perceive the police force and are unsure of whether or not they will be protected or killed.…show more content…
Prejudice and bigotry are learned behaviors, or habits that people begin to form when they are in an environment where others do the same. The adults in the young American’s live are the examples that the young children see and learn from, and when a parent or other significant other displays racist behavior the child is likely to learn at a young age that other races are not equal to his or her own race. Also as kids grow up and are in school they could feel not as equal as other students just because of the color of their skin. When being discriminated for their culture, students begin to make themselves fit the mainstream culture. As a result, they abandon their parental and cultural values just to avoid prejudice. This leads to the identity confusion. Young people don’t know who they are anymore and what place they really belong
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