African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. 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
According to my survey, a 14 to 1 ratio attests the impact social media has on people’s attitudes and thoughts of the police. The media has a limited amount of information with which to generate a story. Invariably much of that information comes from the angry and grieving relatives of the deceased so the story that is told for many months, as the department’s legal and internal review processes continue, is very much one-sided, almost always casting the police in a negative light. As a person that uses social media daily, I would have to agree. There are always videos and articles posted on social media highlighting unjust actions policemen take toward black people.
Innocent men, women, and even children have been killed by police officers for no reason. Black lives matter, all lives matter. The Black Lives Matter movement has been expanding around the United States in the last few years. There are a huge number of people that are against the Black Lives Matter movement and say that the cops are just doing their job no matter what happens. When there is a news story about police brutality on black people, there are people that say that the cops are innocent and should not be held accountable for murder (Greene32).
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
However, they also did it for no reason as black people were beaten or tortured if they weren 't in contact or became disrespectful towards the whites. “Because of Central High School I had to leave Little Rock and my family, because the Ku Klux Klan had a price on my head -- $10,000 dead and $5,000 alive.” (Scholastic, 31) We can truly say that the social factor includes many others
That hashtag was also flooded an obscene amount of posts, pictures and videos of black people being mistreated and even gunned down and killed by cops. Although people can not, nor should, link all white people or cops together; we do need to bring to light that some are. With the continual outpoor of people seeking basic human rights; racial equality could be a
However, need for the African Americans power was the main reason for Malcolm X to advocate for their constitutional rights in America. His assassination had an overwhelming impact on the fight against racism and the oppression of the Blacks. Such that even today, the same effects are experienced including mass incarceration and widespread violence of African Americans. Malcolm X was considered as an inspiration by most of the African-Americans struggling to acquire their undeniable rights. Most of his philosophies regarding Black Nationalism are still relevant to current African-American society.
Police officers patrolling the area assumed he was breaking into the residence and arrested him. (Racial Profiling) Even though we are a very open society, many people are still profiled just because of their race at many shopping centers, airport, by police and in many other situation and many other people. Some people believe racial profiling does not exist anymore. They are wrong because racial profiling has become more common since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, especially toward Arabs and Muslims. (Racial Profiling) 9/11 was a day in history that nobody could forget but even with this we should not use racial profiling as a way of security.
Five police officers ambushed by a sniper and two black men shot by police during a supposedly peaceful protest. This protest quickly got out of hand because of the violence and threatening protest. Killing police for the rights of the black community was or should have never been a part of the plan. Now that police officers have been killed, this gives the police a greater reason and law enforcement to fear us and another reason for us to take caution. According to USA Today, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had a simple, prayerful message: “All I know is this must stop ... this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.” One must agree for us to work as a nation, law enforcement and the people they are protecting must come to a total
The Sheriff who talked to Brandon had absolutely no compassion for him and what he went through. “Society 's posture on rape, and the manifestation of that posture in the courts, help account for the fact that so few rapes are reported” (Anonymous 247). This quote from The Rape of Mr. Smith relates to this scene because Brandon went through a terrible thing, that no person should have to go through, and he was interrogated about it and shown no compassion. “The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be tolerated by victims of any other crime” (Anonymous 246). This quote also
Police brutality is a civil rights violation, occurring when a police officer acts with uncontrolled power by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian that is more than necessary (Reuters 1). In the past, several years’ police actions of abuse have become very crucial. Instead of police officers protecting and serving the people like they were assigned, they rather murder and anguish them for no cause. The common race being tortured are African Americans. The incidents that are occurring is being overlooked.
The murder of Michael Brown was one of the most controversial events we had seen in a long time. It brought up the topics of race and equality back into the mainstream radar. It rebirth the internet movement #BLACKLIVESMATTER as a form of protest and education to the new generation of social media users. As a result of the death of Michael Brown, the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri took to the streets to protest their indignation at the heinous crime performed by a police officer. The police reacted in a less than gentle manner and literally blocked media outlets from reporting on the scene.
It seems like all you see on TV today is about police and Racial Profiling. Police have always been accused of racial profiling but now that social media and the media is involved it has added fire into the pot that has led to law enforcement to have a bad name which is not fair to all the cop there who don’t do racial profiling. The media and social media have gather the attention of everyone with the black lives matter movement the black live matter movement started when an officer shot and killed a black male and has continue and has kept growing every since. for suspicion of crime based on the individual 's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. Criminal profiling, generally, as practiced by police, is the reliance on a group of