Because of racism, economy change, and police needing more training. According to “Its citizens who needs de-escalation not police” states that ‘The simple fact that it is the public who needs de-escalation.’ Police shows sense of emotion during a response. Depending on who is effected, and the type of harm that is being caused. They lack an understanding in the legal concepts of an officer’s “collective knowledge.” The suspects feel like the police officer do not communicate enough for them before they actually start assuming they going to jail or they being harassed for no reason. They generally misunderstand the standards of proof officers rely upon to stop/detain, investigate, search and/or arrest such as reasonable suspicion and probable cause.
In the 1900s, Jim Crow laws and other discrimination against people of color caused those people to not have a fair chance of life, and be separated from the society of white people. Another common victim group for prejudice is women; in the past, women have commonly been portrayed as less capable than men, and this assumption is often made based on only
When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it. One main reason why it was unable for Jim Crow to be fought by a single person is because there was no feasible way in which one person, no matter how powerful, rich, or socially accepted, could have changed the entirety of
This absent word has caused an insubstantial disconnect of empathy towards people faced with racial discrimination. Many people, whether conscious or unconscious, categorize everything to keep their lives “neat”. In turn, the missing word has many repercussions, such as people not being able to distinguish when a racial injustice is occurring because they do not have the information or a word to categorize it into. This added to the fact that “the majority do not believe their is major racial discrimination widespread across this society” (Coleman, 179) has become a huge factor in the decrease of racial equality. Before attempting to reverse peoples views on all things race; a knowledge of what minorities are actually fighting for and the reasons inequality is still a leading dispute in the world needs to be addressed.
Denial has resulted in public houses being destroyed by urban renewal waste. It also resulted in the decrease of market value for homes in white neighborhoods that were drastically becoming populated with colored families. Denial will also cause people to blame their lack of success on race rather than factors outside that may be holding them back. The narrator states “We want to be a colorblind society that values the content of character over the color of skin. [...] ‘I don 't see color, I see people,’ the saying goes.
It looks like in many circumstances, blacks and whites were afraid of the immigration of Latinos, especially if they were planning to reside in the same location. One of the reasons for this is because they were either concerned of the socioeconomic and/or political changes that this could potentially bring. Research indicates that in many communities where blacks and Hispanics reside, there is a competition between those two groups for jobs, housing, and government services (McClain & Karnig 1990). There have been moments like back in the 1960s when blacks and Hispanics felt creating an alliance because of a common need such as getting out of poverty (McClain & Karnig 1990). According to McClain, “[O]ne group may do well at the expense of the other… the successes of each group may be independent but come at the expense of whites… the successes of blacks and Hispanics may
A certain percentage of people have always asked, “Why are Asians treated poorly in the media if they are the model minority?” For the longest time, Asian Americans have been unable to achieve a voice or leave a trace in American pop culture since the popular media and consumer market undermines and negatively systematizes the racial group. As a matter of fact, there are plentiful Hollywood films nowadays that lack racial diversity in its casting members. Consequently, if the movie or television show did consist a diverse set of performers that consist of minorities, there is an abundance of racial mockery within the portrayal of the characters. Asian Americans are great examples of being undermined as they one of the few races in this country that lack pop culture representation. Considered as the fastest racial group in the United States, the media roles of Asian Americans are often invisible and are limited to playing old and tiring stereotypes.
Throughout history, disputes and tensions between law enforcement officials and communities of minorities have endured hostility and violence between each other. Racial profiling has become a “hot topic” for researchers as well as for politicians and by now it is likely that most citizens are at least aware of the common accusations of racial bias pitted against law enforcement (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Communities of color are being discriminated against and racially profiled by white police officers for any suspicion of criminal activities. It has been widely assumed by policy makers and citizens alike that allegations of racial profiling are mostly associated with the policing practices of white officers and their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Also, individuals of minority descent will certainly recognize that they are being racially profiled during a stop that is being conducted by a white police officer.
Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way. People are even afraid to come near their neighborhood, they fear that they will be attacked. The residents of Mango Street are talked about as criminals, just because of their race and their poverty. As a result of being Hispanic, Esperanza and those around her are viewed by other, higher classes, as a minority. Hispanics at that time made less money and were seen as lessers compared to people in the higher class.
According a study conducted by Chaney and Robertson, American’s attitudes about police officers have changed dramatically in the past ten years. Their study, which appeared in The Journal of African American Studies, suggests that instead of feeling safe and protected by police, many citizens actually feel animosity towards police officers, and are mistrustful and suspicious towards them (Chaney and Robertson 480). This situation seems almost impossible to rectify, especially since law enforcement is given the authority and the privilege to use force not only by the law, but also by society. In order to allow law enforcement officers this power, the public must completely trust those who are protecting them, and must believe that police are using force responsibly and ethically. People naturally assume that the police are well-trained to use force appropriately and fairly without prejudices.