We learned that over the last 40 years the police department of the City of Miami and Miami- Dade County have experienced their share of civil disturbances. To illustrate, there have four cases of race riots between both police departments which led to innovation to be involved in their pursuits to better their responses. These were the race riots in 1968, the Liberty City Riot, 1980, the McDuffie Riot, 1982 Luis Alvarez Riots, and 1989 Loranzo Riots within the Liberty City over town areas. However, the article stated that these riots were resulted by either police shooting of young black men, or thanks to the federal government the deporting of a young Cuban boy. Thus, it was not until the civil arrest of the 1980’s McDuffie Riot which seemed
The use of excessive force by police officers has been an issue since the riots which occurred in the United States during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. There have been many documented examples of the consequences of police use of force, and especially use of force against racial minorities on community disorder. Probably the most relatively well-known incident is the beating of Rodney King which resulted in the 1991 LA riots. But the use of lethal force by police has resulted in similar, if not more destructive consequences in other cities.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the defintion of transgender is; of, relating to, or being a person (as a transsexual or transvestite) who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person's sex at birth.. Everyone wants to be accepted, by themselves, family and their peers. 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Rex Ray is a work of children's literature that revolves around gender identity and acceptance. This story may open up a chance to have a discussion with children on why acceptance is important and the multiple ways that people are different.
I want to begin with the myth, “Coming Out Today Is Easier Than Ever”, and how it ties into misconceptions of transwomen, such as, "Once a boy", "Use to be a boy" touted in headlines and articles as the universal ideology of being transgender. In Emylia N. Terry’s thesis paper, “An Exclusionary Revolution: Marginalization and Representation of Trans Women in Print Media (1969-1979)”, she writes that; “ excluding marginalized trans women and writing about trans women in a hostile or sensationalistic way arguably leads to the dehumanization of trans people, or the invisibilization of voices from the historical record, which has contemporary consequences”. (Terry, 2014) The telling of other people’s histories and stories in a sensational and
Have you been judged on how you dress, what color you wear, or how you speak? Now just imagine that happening every day because of the simple fact that you have a different skin color. The Harlem Renaissance was approximately the birth of what we call today as racism. During the 1920 or the Renaissance time, African American were taken from the home in the deep South to work in the Northern and Midwestern states. With the birth of segregation and racism there came, riots and wrongly convicted black in the courts.
Baltimore city is a wonderful city. It really has that charm that the city is known for, unfortunately the city now has a bad reputation across country. All the negativity comes from what people watched on CNN. Many people didn 't care to know the real reason that started all of this. This city needed a their attention to be drawn to a problem that many people face.
1992, a difficult year for citticens living in Los Angeles, California because of the riots, civil disturbances and lootings caused in the streets from April 29th to May 4th called The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the Rodney King Riots. These riots were caused because Police Officers of L.A arrested and physically miss-treated Rodney King, wich made the people of the L.os Angeles areas to start rioting, as the Los Angeles Police Department could not stop these events, they had to call in the Army and the Marines to stop these riots, of course there was a lot of people that got hurt, as well as a lot of property damage, and a lot of people were traumatized or left with no one, either because they were sent to jail, or killed. The story “Freedom Writers” takes place two years after the Rodney King Riots, on a place called Long Beach California, it tells the struggles of the young teacher named Erin
Imagine the pain of looking in the mirror every morning and meeting a face, a body, that isn’t yours. This is something that transgender people all over the world face. People see them as the gender they look like, rather than the gender they identify as, which is an issue easily solved. Hormone treatments. If insurance companies covered hormone therapy it would reduce the rate of suicide among transgender people, make transitioning more affordable, and make transgender people much more comfortable in their own skin.
North Carolina was the first state to make the law of transgender being able to use public restrooms in public buildings and schools. This law should have been made because everyone is human no matter the skin tone, race, gender, appearance and furthermore. Not accepting a person for their appearance is discrimination because it does not make them any less of a person. Letting transgender use the restroom according to the gender they were born with show that there is no discrimination against a person appearance, that there is equality, and keeps from chaos. Showing that there is no discrimination against a person appearance creates togetherness.
“You can’t go into that bathroom,” I was heartbroken. “Why can’t I go into that bathroom?” “You’re a girl-you have to act like one”(Jessy). The LGBT community has been unfairly mistreated and segregated all throughout history and even today transgenders are not getting the love and support they deserve in many places including some schools. Being transgender is not something inferior or wrong, it simply means that a person identifies as a different sex than they were born with.