I have chosen to document and research African-American Hate Crimes during the eras of 2007 until 2015. With recent cases of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and the crimes of San Jose University, I believe this research is more than needed. By researching several forms of accurate and up-to-date literature and research findings I will promote and compile the most accurate and efficient research of these factors as possible with the prevalent information found from over 20 different sources, direct and indirect. Subjects will include and will be limited to African Americans between the ages of 15 and 35, Law Enforcement Officials within Southern States v. Northern States, and Parental Figures of those who have lives lost. With approval
Almost every year hundreds to thousands of African Americans are killed due to police brutality. Over like a hundred of African Americans were killed this year because of police brutality. Everyone who has been a part of police brutality, their families have to go on with life knowing someone really special to them is not in their life anymore. Many families are devastated this year because they have lost a family member or a spouse due to this situation. Many African Americans think that police brutality is not right. People have started riots, movements, and protest over the past few years in different cities and states. Many people don’t like cops because they have killed so many innocent African American males and
“Over the last 500 years people of different race, especially African Americans, have encountered a pattern of state sanctioned violence and civil and human rights abuse. To enforce capitalist exploitation and racial oppression the government and its police, courts, prisons, and military have beaten, framed, murdered and executed private persons, and brutally repressed struggles for freedom, justice, and self-determination. (Sundiata,1)”. Because of this African Americans began to fight back against the beating of their race with riots. The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and more recently the Black Life Matters movement have placed emphasis on shedding light on how people are being treated and what can be done to get rectify everything that is wrong with how our government and police
As African Americans we have a target on our backs one rooted in hate. However, it is our job to continue fighting for our right and our place in the world to be known. Many white officers do not receive any type of sentencing in court especially in cases that include the lost lives of one of our own. They live in fear of the threat that we pose especially when during slavery times we talked in letters or through songs rather than disobeying master. Additionally, this behavior is what we have tried to overcome, but we are constantly being judged because of the color of our skin. Furthermore, I am extremely interested in the elements of police departments, particularly in the Deep South, originating from “slave patrols” during the 18th and 19th centuries (Scott, 2014).
From Ferguson to Tulsa to Baton Rouge, there have been countless cases of police brutality towards African-American men, women, and children. Murderers never receiving their justice, given paid time off and being cleared of charges. Families living in fear, left torn apart at the hands of people who took an oath to serve and protect. We see people of all races standing together in protest of something we know to be wrong, advocating for much needed social change.
African Americans have been placed on a path that their fates have been set throughout history. The criminal justice system has also taken it upon itself to make sure that they do not move away from this path and continue to go forward with it. So many parts of the system have played its role and it continues to play it by keeping African incarcerated. Not only do they target African Americans, but they target those who have a disadvantage when fighting against the system. The system has its history with African Americans so one can figure that this would continue to lead on in the future. Every aspect of the system you will also see a negative reputation set on African Americans. In university lecture halls to the courts, they will remain
The people from Africa were generally part of early American history; however, Africans had experience slavery under better conditions compared to the conditions imposed by other civilized society. From the Egyptian Empire to the Empire of Songhai, slavery was practice for the betterment of their society, however, foreigners invaded these regions and took their slave, their ports and impose these people to a life of servitude in the Caribbean islands and in the English’s colonies. Furthermore, the African American slaves were an active agent of society in the earliest period of American history; they have brought new religious practices to their community; for instance, they constructed networks of communities; they had fought in war alongside
Since the Reagan administration, all proceeding presidents have continued to win votes by using this dog-whistle strategy. It sends abstract messages through coded language that sounds neutral on the surface, but plays on white resentment to minorities without appearing racially motivated (SG 16). The effectiveness of this strategy becomes obvious when reflecting on some statistics about drug usage and incarceration rates. Since 1983 when mass incarceration truly began escalating, African American incarceration has increased by 26 percent. This increase has caused approximately 80 to 90 percent of drug offenders currently in prison to be African American while no evidence exists that Blacks use or sell drugs any more than Whites (NJC). Another
Minority groups, such as African Americans, have long experienced injustices within the criminal justice system. Although we have indeed seen a substantial reduction in overt racial prejudice over the last half-century, racial inequality within the criminal justice system is far from extinct. Over the course of the criminal justice system in the United States, African Americans have been unjustly profiled, pursued, and unlawfully convicted. While not discounting the progress that has been made in the treatment of African Americans, it is important to keep in mind that discrimination is still present. Further, racial biases are likely to exist outside of the White-Black dynamic, which is a question that should be addressed in future
Imagine having to leave your home at the last minute. Where would you go? Millions of immigrants worldwide ask themselves the same question. Most of them choose America. When they arrive what do they expect? A world where everyone receives justice? How can there be justice for all in America when the Criminal Justice system is biased? Approximately 80 years ago, the same kind of discrimination was present in America’s Criminal Justice system. Even though America has come a long way since Jim Crow laws, the legal system has yet to provide justice for all.
African American history is the time of American history that involves the African American or Black American groups in the USA. Most African American’s come from African descent and were forcibly brought to and held captive in the United States of America from 1555 to 1865. Africans were captured in African wars and transported to be used as slaves.
Glory 's portrayal of African Americans fighting in the Civil War for the extinction of slavery and equality of individuals is a heart warming story. However, although the Union won, and slavery was abolished, certain events occurring today question the equal treatment of all races in this country. In fact, in 2015 police have killed more than 100 unarmed black people, this is five times the rate of unarmed whites in 2015. Some of these tragic moments include the death of 18 year old Michael Brown, shot by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, 43 year old Eric Garner, who was choked to death after he screamed"I can 't breathe," even a 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed after officers mistook his toy gun for a real weapon.
I feel as though every time I look up I see the same heartbreaking headline: Black Person Killed by Cop. It seems as if the unjustified killing will never end, and to make matters worse, our supposed protectors, the men in blue are not even being charged for the murder of these people, or if they do, the time they serve is little to nothing. We have all seen the videos, the evidence that would put anyone else in jail for quite some time, and yet these vile actions go unpunished. There have been far too many cases of police brutality and not enough justice for black citizens. The fear that black people cannot go on, and racial profiling must end so that we can live our lives in peace.
For a very long time, African Americans have been fighting for justice in the United States. The 2001 presidential election brought lots of prejudice against African Americans in Florida. Some people believe that racism is a problem that only the victim should be concerned about when in reality, in order to end racism, everyone must participate and aid those to live a life without injustice. To beat racism, in “Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation” Asante writes, “We must confront racism at its origins, defeat it in the American soul, and move toward a new beginning in national relations” (Asante, p 32). He also mentions the struggles that people in the African-American community have gone through, some of which include; police