When the Baltimore riots took place everyone around the world not just in Maryland started pointing fingers towards the black people. However, it was just the African race getting blamed when multiple races were involved in the riots. The riots took place because of innocent black people were being killed for example Freddy Gray was killed in the back of a patty wagon. Mr. Gray was put into the vehicle alive and well but when they went to take him out he was unresponsive. Alton Sterling would be another perfect example of police brutality against the African race.
Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old from Miami Gardens, Florida was shot and killed by local neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. His case feared and opened the eyes of mothers raising young men. Just like many other cases of racial profiling it caused a lot of controversy. It lightened the issue of many African Americans families dealing with racial profiling. Ausha Jackson, is a single mother of a young man named Sam Jackson.
While Carl Lee was at home after he killed two men who raped his daughter, the sheriff came and took him to the prison for the murder of these two men. The city became divided between those who think that he should be killed because he is a murderer that belongs to the black people, and the others believe that Carl Lee should not be imprisoned on what he did because they deserved it. They have raped a little black girl which have become a case of racism murder. This issue of racism had led to an increase in racism between the black and white people who are presented by the (KKK). Actually they have caused this racism as well.
Throughout African American history , the police force has been accountable for numerous detrimental deaths in the African American community due to racial discrimination. In 1960s, African American protesters were targeted by the police force because of the their desire to be be deemed as equal. Likewise, in today’s society African Americans are still experiencing active racial discrimination and injustices from the police force. African Americans have expressed their level of frustration with the inhumane actions of the police force. Police brutality of African American protesters has been rebirthed into 21st century by ongoing racial injustices through Henry Louis Gates Jr. and victims of the detrimental equality marches , evidence is presented.
Martin’s case, along with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and the massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, became catalysts for the Black Lives matter Movement. The mindless and racist murders by police has remained a grave problem in our society. By supporting Campaign Zero’s aim
Nat was hung on November 5 ( Pbs.org ). After his death he was skinned. He was cowardly and hid from the consequences of murdering innocent blood. Because Nat Turner hid, his punishment was even harsher than it should have been. Many black people were killed in the rebellion.
Citizens not only experience discrimination in the work field, they also experience it at school, stores, movies, theaters, or while seeking health care. Recently, the biggest outrage of discrimination has been by police brutality towards innocent black or minority citizens. According to the Washington Post, 908 people have been assaulted, shot, and brutally murdered by police in 2016, most of which are native American, black, or Hispanic. The 14th amendment’s purpose is meant to protect all citizens of the United States, disregarding race, but why has no justice been served to the deaths of these innocent
In the year 2016, it feels as if African Americans are opening old scars and reliving the life of their ancestors that came before them. They are being killed by cops and its being justifies in the eyes of the law with the simple phrase “I feared for my life”. White people and black people are committing the same crimes yet white people are getting less sentencing or none. These are just a few of the many scares that are becoming fresh wounds do to the unjust world that we live in today. Hundreds of years later racism still rears its ugly head.
Black Lives Matter Movement The Black Lives Matter movement or BLM Movement is a protest that was originated by the African American community to protest against violent racism towards African American . It began when a white male named George Zimmerman supposably shot and killed a young African American teenager named Trayvon Martin. It started a lot of controversy in 2013. It all grew even larger after African Americans Michael Brown and Eric Garner were also killed by a white officer in 2014. In 2015 and 2016 there were more incidents that happened that reminded the BLM Movement society that it won 't stop unless there is action taken.
In the year 2015 alone 776 African Americans were killed by police officers of this 776, 161 were unarmed and shot by police officers with malicious intents. As far back as the 1800’s black people have been oppressed and brutalized for being seen as the inferior race. Many white people at the time disliked black people and for that reason lots of conflicts and tension was brought about. This also brought a lot of cases involving police brutality and racism from whites towards blacks. Both racism and police brutality can be seen in the movie “Do the Right Thing” directed by spike lee.