African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
Some people thought the laws were needed because the whites thought the blacks were going to take their jobs. A few examples of this are excluding blacks from bathrooms, transport, and education. If the rules were not followed they could be lynched in public (Pilgrim). The picture is an amazing representation of the Jim Crow laws because it shows a poor black guy in front of animals (V.). The townspeople of Lee’s fictional town in Maycomb, Alabama abides by the Jim Crow laws.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Sadly, not to long ago America was facing this problem with African Americans. They were being discriminated based solely on the color of their pigmen. Although now most people would never harm anyone because of their skin color, it was not always so. In fact, in 1955 when 14 year old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, he was later shot and killed by 2 white men (Latson).
“The life of a Negro in Mississippi is not worth a whistle.” In the South marriage between a black person and a white person was not only looked down upon but it was illegal. This is why when Roy, the husband of Caroline, heard from his wife that she had been whistled at he was outraged. Racism in the South was so strong that a black man could be murdered for whistling. Emmett living in the North gave him a whole different outlook on racism. The Jim Crow laws in the South made marriage between different races illegal, but in the North interracial relationships were much more accepted.
This is not a regular day for jharel.He is going downtown to protest on black lives matter.He believes all lives matter but african american lives are being targeted the most.He feels like they don 't care about african american lives and were taken for granted.This is something that have been going on for a while now.We believe black lives matter and something should be done for all the people we lives have been taken away. One reason african american are protesting on black lives matter is because they feel we are not getting treated equally. "I couldn 't even go to the county public library and check a book out,"(Kellaher 1) We can 't even sometimes do the same stuff white people do without getting told we 're doing it wrong.An african american can walk in the store and buy something and still be accused of stealing.On the other hand white people can walk in the store and buy something and not be accused of stealing.We believe all lives matter but african american lives are being targeted the most.Some people say racism is coming back.That 's one of the main reason why african americans and many others are protesting on black lives
We have some blacks who are killed by white police officer for reasons people shouldn’t be killed for. Such as the black man that was selling cigarettes on the corner in New York and the white police men killed him. After he repeated said he couldn’t breathe and yelled for them to stop. When the Confederate flag was taken down many whites didn’t approve and rioted. There is still a fear that blacks will possibly improve in jobs, class and social status.
“....She was charged with ‘refusing to obey orders of bus driver.’.... Her arrest became a rallying point around which the African American community organized a bus boycott in protest of the discrimination they had endured for years…. For a quiet act of defiance that resonated throughout the world, Rosa Parks is known and revered as the ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.’” (“An Act of Courage”). Another event that took place to change society was “The Greensboro Sit-Ins.” Four black men, known as the “Greensboro Four,” got the idea for a sit-in from the fight for racial equality, and they “...had also been spurred to action by the brutal murder in 1955 of a young black boy, Emmett Till…” (“The Greensboro Sit-Ins”). Even though the four men were not given service, the men did not give up their seats.
The individuals that chose to act against the minorities are the people who would decide to join the Ku Klux Klan. Members of the Klan tried dispose of any power and benefits the blacks and other minorities were given throughout history. They had all different methods, from burning down homes to murder, that they would use to terrorize the blacks, Jews, and others. What reasoning did the members of the Ku Klux Klan have for behaving with such violence? The Ku Klux Klan felt that they ought to have power and predominance over all other races, and that was reason enough for them.
I’m being educated today because somebody voiced an unpopular idea of equal rights for all races and both sexes. If it weren't for people like Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman, or even Selena Quintanilla or Eva Guzman, the United State would backpedal about 100 years in history. Colored people would still be segregated from Whites and women would still have no rights. The first step to making a difference is by speaking your mind. Rosa Parks a black activist famously known for refusing to give up her seat to a white citizen on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.