The Cincinnati Race Riots has been starting in the late 1800’s which the author believes it is still occurring in today’s world. Police Brutality is one of the main reasons for rioting and fighting. As they say, ‘’Between 1995 and April 2001, fifteen black males suspected of crimes had been killed by Cincinnati police during confrontation or while in custody, including four since November 2000, while no white suspects were killed in that period’’ (Wikipedia Cincinnati Riots 2001 np) In 2001, the deaf of Timothy Thomas, an African American male had started a riot. He was shot by the Cincinnati Police Department.Another African American named Roger Owensby Jr. died from being put in a police chokehold for resisting arrest, which killed him. The next day, Jeffrey Irons was killed for getting into a little fight with the police.
The Legacy of Emmett Till The murder of Emmett Till in 1955 shocked the universe exposing racial prejudice and unequal justice towards African Americans. His brutal death sprung an outbreak in the African American society and sparked the gathering of the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till’s death and trial was proof that African Americans weren’t equal to White Americans in the south. Emmett Till and his family didn’t get justice, but his death influenced African American activist to push for equal rights. The death of Emmett Till impacted the world by globalizing violent acts against African Americans, created a great expansion in segregation, and led to the development of the Civil Rights Movement.
It has come to my attention that not everyone is this world is receiving equality and getting justice. Over the last few years the numbers of innocent people especially African Americans being killed have risen dramatically. The whole Black Lives Matter issue started after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the killing of Trevon martin. Once that situation took place everything started to go downhill and police brutality just kept getting worse towards the African race. If everyone would look at people the same instead of by the color of their skin they maybe things could go a lot smoother and innocent people would not be getting killed.
American history is filled with many racism stories. Many times discrimination happens for no reason other than the color of a person’s skin. In August 1955, a fourteen year old African American boy named Emmett Till and his cousin Cursi took a trip to visit relatives in Mississippi. He had dealt with segregation in his hometown of Chicago, but nothing compared with the extreme hate crimes that occur in Mississippi. The way he died made many people changed the way they think of racial issues.
Racism played a big part in that time. There were segregated schools, restaurants, and even bathrooms. Many African Americans lost their lives for participating in marches, riots, and sometimes for no reason at all. Colored people were punished for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite how cruel and unusual the consequences were, a change was constantly being fought for.
PROBLEM STATEMENT Exploring the traumatic effects of Group Areas Act of 1950 on the coloured population of District Six and surrounding suburbs Roy H Du Pre underscores the anguish that played out as the authorities purposely dislocated them from their homes and dispersed them to unfamiliar locations. In his analysis he evokes the absolute desperation that some people displayed as the relocations advanced at a steady pace: As the axe dangled over their heads, the coloured people became obsessed about the impending removals. For many people the eviction notice was a death notice. Many died of a broken heart long before the bulldozers and trucks arrived (Du Pre: 83). This desperation is mirrored elsewhere in the research of Henry Trotter : Coloureds responded in various ways to
Jeff Wallenfeldt, the author of the article published on Britannica, wrote, “Although many Angelenos in the late 20th century prided themselves on their city’s ethnic diversity, there was a strong feeling on Los Angeles’s minority communities that the city’s predominantly white police force practiced racial profiling and engaged in racist brutality against African Americans and Hispanics” (Wallenfeldt). CNN reported that five days after the riots started, over 50 people were dead and approximately 2,000 injured. The damage from the riot was estimated to cost around one billion dollars (“Los Angeles Riots Fast Facts”). Many felt that the authority should not have beat him and that it was not right of them to do so. Because of how they felt, it caused a large violent protest to fight for what they felt was
Next was segregation everything was different like the, water fountains, sections of the bus, they even had different school, colored schools, and white schools. The last cause in my opinion, this is the most sad of them all the violence, the African Americans were getting their houses caught on fire by the mischievous whites, getting viciously beat by the whites sometimes even killed like getting run over by a car, sheriff 's releasing their demon dogs on African Americans as well. Marching on Washington for jobs and freedom. People that day stood up to the political and social injustices of the African Americans, tensions and racial unrest building up. John F. Kennedy makes a Civil Rights Legislation, the timing was right for a massive demonstration.
Blacks were clearly not treated right back then in the 1900s, especially when it comes to the housing part or property. In an article called, “How We Built the Ghettos”, the article states that on July 28th, 1957, 100 black were picnicking and was attacked by 6,000 to 7,000 whites. The blacks have been to this park before and nothing happened till that day and they had to have 500 police officers in that area to calm down the area. How this relates to the book is because on page 102, Ms. Johnson had the paper and it said, “NEGRO’S INVADE CLYBOURNE PARK--BOMBED!” The Younger family was going to move to that area and now there is a chance they could get bombed because they are African American and this is a white neighbor.
For example, a riot called Notting Hill Riots happened. In 1958 in Nottingham, a black man stabbed a white man, and this caused thousands of white people to assault black immigrants living in Notting Hill. Five black people were killed in the riot. Seven years after that, Notting Hill Carnival for immigrants was held, but the discrimination problem was not solved. Antagonism between immigrants and white