The party also wanted all black men to be exempted from military service for these following reasons, they didn’t believe that black people should be forced to fight for a racist government and that it is also unfair to put their life at risk when the government doesn’t protect black people. The biggest point that the party requested was an end to police brutality and murder of black people. The black panthers put a lot of their dedication into police brutality since police officers used their powers against blacks on a daily. Freedom to all black men in prisons and jails because majority of the blacks put into jails had unfair trials and are innocent of their accusations. The next point is the black people to be tried with a jury of their race for the sake of equality and fairness.
In contrast, not only was this "awful barbarism ignored," but these officers of the law also took part in the cruel acts by enabling the lynching. This illustrates that the judicial system was set up in an unfair way, and did not allow black people equal access to a fair trial. It is also notable how Wells expresses her anger by her use of language, while also exposing the outlawry which had emerged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Because of this extremely brutal type of violence, African Americans continued to live in fear throughout the
Hard Data, Hollow Protests I highly disagree with majority of Mac Donald’s argument. Firstly, her inclination that officers “have more to fear from black men than black men have to fear” from the officers does not sit well with me. Although blacks may make up the highest percentage of cop-killers, blacks are more likely to be shot than whites. I suggest that since both facts are true to an extent, social culture and biases have become the driving force for both instances to play out as they are: Black men are more likely to kill cops, cops are more likely to kill black men. I believe that social injustice in the view of both sides cause them to view each other in this bias; therefore, both sides would instinctively commit these actions in a hostile situation, but claim them as self defense.
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
Initially, the idea of justice is affected by racial stereotypes and prejudice. In Monster, Steve is judged because of his race. As a young African American teenager, Steve is judged by typical social stereotypes that young black men are dangerous and most likely to commit crimes. Due to this negative stereotype, people are more likely to have bias against him and not pay as much attention to whether or not he is guilty. A supporting quote from the text reads, “[The jury] believed you were guilty the moment they laid eyes on you.
Although the knowledge that is out there about White people not liking African Americans and doing bad things to them, now in this movie it's seen as if the Whites want to be them. The girlfriend plays the ultimate role of betrayal by trapping black men for the use and abuse of white people.
Interracial relationships were frowned upon in Maycomb, and if word gets out that a white woman tried to seduce a black man, God knows how the people would react. Even before the trial began, a group of white men went to the prison were Tom Robinson was being held, with hopes of killing him, probably thinking that killing him would mean that he wouldn't be able to reveal what happened, thus protecting the reputation of the Ewell’s and, more importantly, the white community as a whole. Also during the trial, Tom Robinson openly stated that he felt “sorry” for her, which was a mistake. When he said that he felt “sorry” for her, he, indirectly and unintentionally, made it seem as if he thought he was above her, which wasn't the case. In the movie, you could tell by the uneasiness of the white audience that they felt shocked, disgusted even, that a black man, who they considered to be the equivalent of a dog (or worse), would ever dare pity a white woman.
Interracial rape was a dominant weapon known as Jim Crow for it condoned white men to control the bodies and lives of black women, and the entire black community. Reporting these savage crimes could mean death; especially for black men who opposed to protect and avenge their female loved
When it comes to white people understanding their privilege, I am more upset that people don’t educate themselves about it. For example, the whole movement and organization of “Black Lives Matter” is to bring awareness of how blacks are being treated by police and how the justice system is failing to protect us. Somehow, ignorant white people felt entitled to bring “All lives Matter” as if all lives share the same struggle as blacks. They don’t understand that it is the exact system of whiteness that shelters them from the challenges black Americans face. Instead of scrutinizing the system that protects their privilege, they would rather add more distress towards the people facing the system.
Wright’s main goal was to emphasize on the psychological effect racism had on African Americans. Wright intentionally did not represent Bigger as a hero. In fact, Bigger represents the result of this racial conflict. In an ironic twist, Bigger becomes a violent figure that the whites were afraid of; hence, why they were racist. In other words, he is what the whites were preventing by being racist.