The black woman punched, bit, and head butted the white woman yelling, "I'll cut you up white girl." Chicago police stated that the black woman, Peterson, was later charged with five felonies: unlawful vehicular invasion, robbery, aggravated battery in a public place, mob action and hate crime. The article doesn't stay exactly why Peterson attacked the white woman, but it is apparent that it resulted in charges of a hate crime. I think law enforcement made the right decision to charge her with a hate crime. Personally, with little evidence given, it doesn't seem that the white woman did anything wrong, therefore she was attacked for no
Parks led the black community of Montgomery to boycott the bus system( MSNBC). Parks changed the course of history because she faced the harassment for a result from her protest.(MSNBC). MSNBC). Parks changed the course of history is that she promoted civil right during her lifetime. ( MSNBC).
And what are the potential consequences of remaining the same? If South Africa (as well as the rest of the world) doesn't make a change soon in terms of gender inequality, the widespread gender violence will become an uncontrollable pandemic. Raselekoane et al. emphasizes that stories of "women and girls being beaten and battered, butchered, hacked, shot dead, raped, burnt alive or being emotionally abused by men abound" (1). When I was still living in South Africa, around May 2017, there was a series of murders of young women (including schoolgirls) around the area that I lived and almost every woman I knew lived in fear.
Board of Education case, came another pivotal moment for minority rights. On December 1st, 1955 the renowned Rosa Parks forever changed history as she was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, as a result of not sitting in the back of the bus where African Americans were assigned. She became a prominent civil rights activist, and boycotted the Montgomery bus department for more than a year following her arrest. Among those who joined her was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arguably the most significant civil rights activist in American history, led the boycott to victory. Consequently, the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation for public transportation as unconstitutional.
The murders served as a cautionary tale to women who dared to walk the streets alone, and a means of “keeping them disciplined” (Still Public). A direct result from these murders was a phenomenon that still happens very, very often today: victim blaming (Our Jack). In other words, these murders have been blown off often with a, “she had it coming” instead of properly attributing the fault of the murder to the murderer (Our Jack). Women of the time were terrified to have to walk the streets alone for any reason, and would be shamed for doing so should anything happen to them regardless of their situation (Our Jack). It also sparked many “puritan campaigns” against prostitution, which shows where the people’s priorities truly lied (Still Public).
The Hate You Give written by Angie Thomas was inspired by a lifetime of events, but the death of Oscar Grant was what prompted Thomas to write her novel. Thomas lived in a poor, black community in Jackson, Mississippi, and was exposed to and witnessed violence on several occasions throughout her young life. She first heard the news of the death of Grant while she was attending a predominantly white university in Jackson where many students made assumptions that Grant was automatically at fault or involved with gangs or drugs. From this event, Thomas realized that the world needed to hear what she had to say in The Hate You Give. Grant 's death by police wasn 't the first nor the last that lead to a community uprising.
Racial and ethnicity discrimination in the justice system have been around since the beginning of this country against “Negroid” . Writing this research paper brings me back to the first book I ever read; “The Emmett Till Story;” which should be a reminder how awful our justice system can be. The problem we are having today in America is that Emmett Till’s story is still going on in 2017. The story goes like this per emmetttillmurder.com “While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier.” Now this is we their system have fail, and continued to nose-dive the Negroid around in America. With all the evidence at hands, and witnesses like Moses’ Wright on September 23, the all-white jury deliberated for less than an hour before issuing a verdict of “not guilty,”
On August 12, 2016, trans rights activist, Hande Kader, was raped then burned to death. In a MIC article written by Sarah Harvard, it was said that Kader wanted to bring awareness to discrimination against the LGBT+ community in Turkey. The answer is yes. So how come LGBT characters such
Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to give up her seat, this was all due because of the color of her skin. From that day on Rosa Parks was ready to end racial segregation, because of this choice she lost her job and received death threats for many years. What came from, it was the first glimpse of change. Rosa Park 's refusal sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was a protest against the separation of black and white people on public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama. Because of the boycott and the social protests Montgomery removed the law of racial segregation on buses and public transportation.
Not long after the Luby 's mass shooting I read and article that contained two profound statements that Dr. Suzanna Hupp made about being there during that horrific incident and loosing both her parent. She said she left her gun in the car that day because it made her parents nervous and because of the Texas restrictive gun laws at the time. Some how during the ensuing chaos one parent got separated from her and the other parent and she had to sit there helplessly and watch as that parent was killed in cold blood knowing her gun was so close but so far away. The thing that will stick with me for the rest of my life and the thing I always hear in the back of my mind about where my gun will be . .