Although black people made great strides in reaching for equality in this decade, there were still many systems put in place that continue to disadvantage people of colour in the justice system. This time period normalized heavy black imprisonment, so that in the future this disparity was seen as the norm. This heavy incarceration was a way for white people in positions of power to continue to be in charge of black and hispanic people’s lives. In a way, the huge amounts of arrests of black and hispanic people over time was an attempt to reinstate state sanctioned slavery. This will be expanded further later, but it can be seen that the people who wished to continue white supremacy in the 1960 may have seen prisons as a way to do this without it being common
Finally just because someone else is doing it doesn 't make it any better. During the Civil Rights movement many blacks were beaten and hosed by police men,women, and even children. Now some blacks may argue that since the whites can do it blacks can do it as well right wrong. That will just make whites argue that blacks are dangerous and say the blacks started and of course the court would be all white and the blacks would be thrown in jail or fined. Even one action of violent retaliation will just set a stereotype for all blacks and it would make it even more challenging to gain rights.
Rae 'Neisha Richard 1 February 2018 English 145 Mr. Van Dyck Police Brutality Police Brutality is an American problem more than policing problem. Giving the reality that African Americans have always been viewed as “other” throughout American history, is it really surprising that police officers are more likely to fear and kill African Americans than White Americans? Why is police brutality a factor and what is people doing to stop it? In order to stop Police Brutality they need more training, because it’s beginning to be a serious problem in communities. Because of racism, economy change, and police needing more training.
The definition of a gang as most of us know it, is an organization or group of criminals. A violent group that comes in many different types’, race, age, and geographic background. However, most gangs reside in urban areas and in poor community. The most recognizable gangs that the American media, culture, and justice system look at frequently is African American gangs. Those are the at-risk gangs or thugs that is frequently said to African American gangs.
Racism is one of the major issues in the world today, it plays a big role in the United States Justice System. There has been many unjustified cases due to an individual’s race. Defendants convicted of killing whites were more than four times more likely to receive the death penalty than those convicted of murdering blacks. (Constitutional Rights Foundation) Study proved that juror and judges discriminated against African-American defendants. Black defendants were 1.1 times more likely to receive the death penalty than the white defendants.
Racial injustices and discrimination have been present in America since the beginning. Around the world, entire civilizations have been wiped out, because they have not met the standard set by other ethnic groups. People have been discriminated against based on nothing but the color of their skin for centuries. Despite the recurrent idea, this fear and dislike of other cultures are unfortunately still more prevalent in America today than most people know. In today’s society, it is a common issue that affects everyone.
Numerous studies have provided different perspectives and evidence on the impact of racial inequality in the criminal justice systems, specifically how these racial inequalities affect black Americans. Lisa Miller found in The Invisible Black: Victim, “mistreatment by law enforcement, law-makers, and federalism” in the racial bias toward black Americans (2010). Pettit and Skyes in Civil Rights Legislation and Legalized Exclusion, point out that black males are more likely to end up in jail (2015). A sociologist named David Garland contrived the term “mass incarceration” to explain high incarceration rates in the United States (U.S) (Pettit and Skyes 2015). Currently, the highest incarceration is among black men of 1 in 15 (Miller 2010).
Why is police brutality against blacks a re- occurring problem in America? When you think of police brutality the first thing that comes to my mind is a police officer mistreating someone whether that’s physically or verbally. To really begin to understand police brutality we need to first look at the causes. My purport is that police brutality has occurred because of the lack of responsibility and consciousness, but through community fostered groups and organizations we can educate and get people actively involved. The History of Police Brutality This article examines racism and prejudice of the 1800s and police brutality from the mid-1900s to today.
Racial profiling is a controversial topic in today’s society, it leads to false assumptions without having any facts. People suspect and target people based on a stereotype about their race. Many minorities are targeted by government officials such as police officers just because of their race or ethnicity. Just because a particular person from a particular race did something wrong, everyone from that race is being discriminated against by people from other races. Injustice is all around us and peoples right are being violated.
“One in four black men between ages 18-34 report unfair treatment by police in the last month” (Lind). Police are extremely biased against black men from this age range as they are seen as criminals at first sight in the eyes of the police. To even further this, “police are three times as likely to search the cars of stopped black drivers than stopped white drivers” (Kahn). This again shows the immediate discrimination against blacks by the police. Flipping to a different side of this, African Americans are also thought to be drug users or even drug dealers, but it is quite the opposite.