This article confirm that the media was portraying anti Mexican feelings, tried to bash Mexican Americans by using derogatory names, and made it seem like the strike wasn 't violent. The media had heavy impact to what they were informing readers, and the media misinformed their audience allowing the Mexican American community to face the repercussions. The Mexican American culture and integrity was demolished because the media were unbiased, subjective, money based organizations. The media allowed injustice acts occur in front of them, and advertised this discrimination to make economic profit. So the media is often accused guilty for enhancing the Zoot Suit
With the pent up anger and tension, the result was violence and the beginning of the L.A. Riots. However, the riots began as the African-Americans were protesting against the police in the name of Rodney King and the injustice that was inflicted on him. During the process they began to loot stores and set fires in Koreatown, forcing the involvement of the Korean
King. America learned at this time that there is a problem with excessive force being used in American policing (“5 Ways the Rodney King Beating and LA Riots Changed America”). After America saw the police drag Rodney out of his vehicle, put him on the ground face first, and beat on him excessively, many Americans felt that the police were using their power in wrong ways. Because of this, changes in the way police are hired and a focus on police relationships with the communities they serve happened. It also brought on many discussions of how juries are made up and where trials take place.
“Senator Joseph McCarthy began hearings investigating the United States Army, which he charged with being ‘soft’ on communism. These televised hearings gave the American public their first view of McCarthy in action, and his recklessness, indignant bluster, and bullying tactics quickly resulted in his fall from prominence,” (McCarthy Army Hearings). These hearings showed Americans how McCarthy really was in court, and he disgusted them. McCarthy even targeted President Truman himself at one point, when Truman made the decision to remove General Douglas MacArthur from power during the Korean War. Unlike the Salem Witch Trials, there were other judges with the same if not more power as him and when they saw through the facade of the trials to the his real motives, which were jealousy, arrogance, and selfishness, they
When Ronald Reagan and George Bush first declared a War on Drugs in America, they opened a bunch of chaos, crime, social injustice, and a lot of heartache in the black community. The Drug War policies and laws that was implemented, violates human rights, and force police officers to aggressively pursue nonviolent criminals. This system was perfectly designed to gain social control rather than relieve neighborhoods from drugs, which have a lot of citizens questioning was this a major success or failure. Since the war on drugs have been declared, Americans have experienced nothing but an elevated level of mass incarceration, while drugs and violence have reached an all-time high in our communities. The prisons in America are leading the world
Racial bias in media affects everyone, whether it be directly or indirectly. Getting your information biased can bias your opinion, too. Even The Society Pages, who did a study on this, found that,”Biased reporting, in other words, changes the minds of viewers, literally” (Wade). If an average white person, who has little opinion about the colored race, sees a news report saying that four black men were arrested in a burglary investigation he probably would think much of it. If the pictures of those men were their mugshots after they had been dragged out of their homes, maybe even in the middle of the night, making them look menacing the white man might’ve thought that they were awful men.
Due to the mass hysteria the blame quickly fell to the rich Jews. It is stated that, “Jews throughout the world were reviled and accused in all lands of having caused it [the plague] through the poison which they are said to have put into the water and the well” (Document 7). The nation was in need of answers so when the Jews were pointed out as a scapegoat all of Europe followed. Though sadly the blame was not the worst thing to befall the Jewish people. In Document 7 it is stated that, “On Saturday - that was St. Valentine’s Day - they burnt the Jews on a wooden platform in their cemetery.
Tupac’s poems were in response to police brutality and injustice. Causes of the LA Riots: Was sparked due to the unequal treatment of unarmed African Americans by LA police. There was a video released of 4 LA police officers beating an unarmed African-American motorist and the police officers were then acquitted. On March 3, 1991 Rodney King was brutally beaten by police officers for resisting arrests. Injuries: was beaten over 50 times with police bats, which resulted in 11 fractures and other injuries.
Young-Soon Han a former liquor store owner feels very left out of the justice system. She feels upset about how African Americans got their justice, she says “They finally found that justice exists in this society. Then where is the victim’s rights? They got their rights by destroying innocent Korean merchants” (Smith 247). The reason Smith uses Mrs. Young-Soon Han is because she feels that she did not get justice after the riots.
When the news broke, there was an immense amount of outrage that helped spark this movement, engrained with the idea that the Hispanic Zimmerman had killed Trayvon Martin out of hate and racism. To their dislike, Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges (that were probably misled by an overwhelming media presence in the first place) and the justice department ruled there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prosecute the shooting of Trayvon Martin as a hate crime. On Internet outlets far and wide, people disgruntled by the ruling took to lashing out with accusations of racism and injustice; and while there was certainly a lot of gray area in the case in which one could argue against the acquittal, making out this ruling to being a completely ludicrous decision made the movement look bad to many, as unwavering attitudes of totalitarianism would only settle for the sentencing of George Zimmerman to prison for
There was also the Eric Garner quandary in 2014 who was choked to death by police.Also, there was the John Crawford accident in 2014 who was on the phone with his mother of his kids when he was shot and killed by police for being suspected as a dangerous shooter. These incidents have led to very damaging riots like the one in Ferguson, Missouri because Michael Brown was shot and killed after bullying a store clerk. A much more recent episode of rioting took place in Baltimore, Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray who was manhandled and not given medical assistance after being brutalized. During one account where an officer attacked a black man, the department stated that it had nothing to do with race but the man feels differently. Across the nation and all over social media many have given their opinions about these issues with the majority saying that the government really needs to step in and help the situation.
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland.
While the Los Angeles Riots rocked California in the early 90s, police brutality has yet again caused civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri. Much like the Los Angeles Riots, which began after Rodney King was beaten by police, the riots in Ferguson largely began after Michael Brown was shot