During the 1960’s and 1970’s President Nixon declared a war on drugs causing the demographic of criminals to shift as Attica was now a dumping ground for African Americans and Hispanics facing drug charges, causing Attica to become overcrowded, and increased the already poisonous racial atmosphere in the prison. During this time, the FBI and other agencies were cracking down on the Black Panther Party and other groups. These agencies were sending powerful leaders to prison and making them martyrs for their
“To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, is set in the 1930s when racial discrimination was unchecked and rampant in North America. The racial bias had creeped into the American Justice system and had started to play a dominant role in deciding whether an accused was guilty or innocent. The Great depression of the 1930s had a huge impact on the african american population of the United States of America as majority of them employed as sharecroppers, mine workers or as minimal wage jobs. Due to the economic depression, lost their jobs and as a result lost their livelihoods. The novel describes the situation of the black community and by the plot showcases that the african americans weren 't even given the basic right to be tried fairly in court.
Mass incarceration is the way that the United States has locked up millions of people over the last forty years using unnecessary and disproportionate policies. Contrary to popular belief, this is racially fueled as most of these policies saw to it that blacks and latinos be locked up for longer than their white peers and for smaller crimes. These racist roots within the system can be traced back to when the first slave ship arrived in the US. But our first major prison boom was seen after the American Civil war. I know that the Civil War was far more than forty years ago.
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,”
Black on Black violence in New Orleans Louisiana has risen exponentially ever since the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina, a problem that can be solved by the coming together of the African American community to protect each other’s back. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans Louisiana on August 29th, 2005 and left an impact that could not properly be described by any set of words. The main problem that everyone could see was that a great city had been completely obliterated. The dilemma that was overlooked by practically everyone was that the entire city had shut down. The Mayor at the time, Mayor Ray Nagin called for a mandatory evacuation of the city for the Hurricane, but due to the history of false calls with storms that were said to
On August 9, 2014 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds soon formed as the word of what happened travel across the world. This is like the shot her around the world in the American Civil War. With racial tension in America already at a high point, this event was a breaking point. Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that.
De jure segregation in the United States started to decline with the Brown vs Board Of Education Supreme Court ruling in the 1950s, and continued to decline through the actions of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and others who protested against the system in hopes of being heard. But even with the passing of the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s, segregation is still a prevalent force in today’s society. De facto segregation is still felt today, with riots occurring within the past ten years in Ferguson and in Baltimore, predominantly due to police brutality and income inequality. These riots, coupled with actions such as the unjustified killing of Trayvon Martin and the murder of Eric Garner while in police custody, help to show that where we are today is no better than the racist times of de facto segregation and Jim Crow. When events like these occur in today’s
The Death Machine Within two years, it killed 50 million people worldwide. It hindered the lives of 500 million throughout the world, and 675,000 lay dead from this in the United States alone. This killer became known as the Spanish Influenza. The Spanish Influenza struck at the perfect time, on the tail end of World War I. With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America.
It’s happening right under your noses. It’s important to note that human trafficking is a very prevalent illegal omission against basic human rights, a crime that has spiraled out of control. Human trafficking has chained many people, forcing them into slavery. Approximately 20 to 30 million drudge who works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation in the world today. Based on the research done by the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are traded illegally across intercontinentally every year.
The four bloody years spread havoc across the U.S. over the fight for slavery. This war left a mark on the American society for as long as it stands. One of its most bloody battles, The Battle of Gettysburg, caused the death or injury of 51,000 soldiers. This battle remains in U.S. history as one of the most catastrophic battles of all time. Loiselle Brett expresses this battle as being, “ A major battle was about to begin, without the knowledge of either army's commander.” Little did both
The Vietnam War is very infamous and it has had many consequences on the U.S society and Asian Americans for years to come. One of the main effects from the war is the body count. Over 3 million Vietnamese citizens and 58,000 American troops had died in the bloodshed along with thousands more wounded. The use of Agent Orange not only destroyed Vietnam’s environment, but also caused health problems for the Vietnamese and the American troops using them, eventually leading to cancer. Society wise, the war had changed the way the public saw the U.S government.