Lynching was an unjustly practice that became common in the South. It was an extrajudicial punishment led by a mob in order to publicly execute those with alleged crimes. For example, in 1894, 197 people were murdered by mobs who did not allow their victims to make a lawful defense. In correlation to the evidence presented by Wells, the textbook indicates how law enforcement would make no effort to prevent these crimes from occurring in the first place. In contrast, not only was this "awful barbarism ignored," but these officers of the law also took part in the cruel acts by enabling the lynching.
African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that
Till’s murder could have been solved if the public opinion of African Americans were different. The public opinion of African Americans during the time period of 1955 consisted of nothing other than racism. Evidence against the defendants Roy and J.W. Milan was massive, but they were let go free from all charges. They were found not guilty due to many outside factors. One such factor is that the jury consisted of white males whom most likely had a negative and racist view of African Americans (Biography.com Editors 2-3).
Mamie Till was responsible for a lot of the pressure on Mississippi’s court system. This affected the Civil Rights Movement because it let people know at that time, that the court was wrong and the killers should have been charged with murder. Mamie Till was also willing to speak about the tragedy with people all over the United States. This fueled many more movements and protests. Blacks were beginning to see that they couldn’t just wait for something to happen, they had to fight back.
The black populations in such states were been given voting rights, but if a black man were to actually vote, he would have been seriously oppressed. The black population in the north is “free”, but he has virtually no
Later, when Emmett Till died in the book, Guitar was very passionate on his death and he spoke of the injustice brought upon African Americans. Guitar believes that white people do not care about black lives, and as a result, he decides that he shouldn’t care about white lives. After finding out that Guitar is part of the “Seven Days”, Milkman asks Guitar “why kill innocent people?” and Guitar replies with “It doesn’t matter who did it. Each and every one of them could do it.
All of this happened because of the beliefs that society had on these people. While most of the people in the play were hanged, some of the people died in different ways. One these methods was by placing boulders on their chest until they could no longer breathe, which is what was used on Giles Corey. Although Giles wasn’t accused of witchcraft, he was killed because he refused to tell the court the name of the person he got information from. His death is explained when Elizabeth tells Proctor, “He would not answer ay or nay to his indictment; for if he denied the charge they’d hang him surely, and auction out his property.
• The lynch mob that killed Leo Frank is quite similar to the lynch mob that came after Tom Robinson. Fortunately, the Old Sarum Bunch left without causing any actual harm. However, their evil intentions were the same.
White people could get away with murder and assault with no consequences what so ever. They would get made fun of just because they look different. White people made African Americans people do the Civil Rights Movement.
Brother Hinton was attacked with nightsticks. His scalp was split open…” (X 238). The police, who had been breaking up a fight between two black people, attacked Hinton merely because he did not run away as ordered. The police’s use of violence suggests that he believed it was acceptable for him to start violence, but not other
Before going into trial, Atticus already knew he was going to lose his case even if he proved Tom was innocent. He knew the reality was that blacks had no supremacy when it came to their word against a white man’s (“To Kill a Mockingbird,” 2016). He also knew that a black man would never be acquitted of allegations against him when being charged with rape of a white woman, but he wanted to defend Tom to the best of his ability because he knew it was the right thing to do. This representation of African Americans in the movie showed the little power they had within the justice system, and how their fate could be left in the hands of the white man’s word (“To Kill a Mockingbird,”
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.
And the sad part is if I had known what I know now then I would have not been so surprised. This justice system is unfair, to all of its citzens, but more so black and brown citizens. Michael Brown and his family deserved for justice to brought. Some try and say that michael was a thug or like to bring up the fact that he had possible stolen something but the fact remains that an unarmed teen was killed by a police officer. An oifficer who was supposed to serve and
Wilson did not shoot Brown because he was black, but because he was dealing with a criminal who was posing a threat to his life. That is not a reflection of racism but an example of self-defense. This is a depiction of cross cultural racism because society took a situation where a black person committed a crime but blamed a white person for doing his