White people were thinking in a mindset that they were better people than African Americans based off of their skin color. White people shouldn’t have been worrying about what color skin, they have because at the end of the day both African American and white people share the same fate: “The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.” (King, para 9-10). This shows that through all of this hatred, there are white people who understand the struggles African Americans have. They stop treating the African Americans with hatred because eventually everyone shares the same fate. During the disagreement between African Americans and White people, no one wanted to think how the police all around was treating people wrong. This is because police are protect and help people, therefore most people wouldn’t question them: “ I doubt you would so quickly commend the policeman if you were to observe their ugly and inhumane treatment of Negros here in the city jail; if you were here to watch them curse and push old Negro women and young Negro girls;
this was injustice because it still troubles today because there is still racism and people are still killing African American just because they think they are dangerous police to this day shoot at African Americans because they think they are carrying weapons or they are in to Drugs, gangs and many more things and I think that is wrong because it is should be all or nothing because white people are in to that to there are white people that do drugs that have guns and that are in gangs so to shoot an African American is wrong and I think that what people should do today is make a choose and be a voice for those who will not speak for them self’s and not hate on people for being
During the early 1900s, African Americans continued their struggle for civil rights on a national scale with seemingly no definitive solution in sight. In the wake of one of the most violent race riots in American history, one man sought to overlook racial differences and the rules of his own organization to provide aid to those in need.
In 1961 the Freedom Riders changed the civil rights movement by eliminating public segregation through uniting the black community. There were three groups involved with aiding the Freedom Rides come to their goal. Defeating the civil rights movement would not have been accomplished without the help of these three groups. A principle reason why there was so much racism is because of the Jim Crow Laws. On December 5th 1960, one of the Jim Crow Laws became illegal. Racial segregation in public transportation was now illegal, therefore the Freedom Riders wanted to determine whether this law was being enforced. On May 14th African-American's decided to sit wherever they chose to on the bus. Many white supremacists acted upon this and started throwing
The riots began in Harlem following the shooting of 15-year-old James Powell, who was shot by an off duty white police man. Citizens record this act as police brutality but instead of putting the police to jail for police brutality they decided to let him go. After hearing this news, the citizens of Harlem decided to let their voices be heard by looting local businesses and breaking windows to certain places and to other officers. As soon as these riots began, more and more riots started all over the neighborhood, even to places that weren’t in Harlem. An estimated 450 arrests were made in Harlem and other neighboring cities. These riots continued for six days which helped the city of Harlem prove the point that they matter
The Rodney King Riot happened in Los Angeles in the year of 1992. Rodney King was an African American male who was arrested on charges because of speeding, drunk driving, and refusing to stop his vehicle. Four police officers who have claimed to have witnessed King’s actions such as being high on drugs and was trying to attack them explains why they did what they did. A resident nearby by the name of George Holliday captured about 12 minutes of the attack on film. King was tasered, brutally beaten with side-handled batons, then forced to the ground to lie still which was where he was handcuffed. The four officers were brought to court and tried on charges of assault.
The deadliest race riot in the United States occurred between May 30 and June 1, 1921. The city of Tulsa grew from 10,000 to 100,000 in just 11 years (3.) Down town Tulsa offered all white residents anything from furniture stores to speakeasies (3.) Segregation forced African Americans to create their own community. This community was known as Greenwood or "The Black Wall Street" (2.) Greenwood was the most prosperous African American community, they had everything down town did, even a hospital (3.) However, over a 24 hour period a total of 300 people were dead, 35 five blocks of Greenwood burned, and thousands of blacks were homeless (1and3.) The violent actions of this time were all due to the allegation made against a black male causing him to be imprisoned (3.) Segregation is the leading cause of the
From the mid 1910s to the early 1960s there were many riots that occured, because of racial tensions built up between the the whites and the blacks world wide. Coming from Will Brown being accused of rapping a young white girl, and to Eugene Williams having rocks thrown at him causing him to drown. Segregation at this time was unjustified due to racism still being heavily considered as the right thing to do. These riots caused the United States to be even more segregated, due to unequal rights and no laws being created at the time to help and protect African Americans. During these riots there were cases of police brutality and whites being able to do whatever they choose to do, because they felt as if it was a justified reason to stop the African Americans from rioting. The 1919 Race Riot
The Jim Crow laws weren’t originally named the Jim Crow laws in the reconstruction era (1865-1877) when they were first passed. They were started to called that by the actor named Jim Crow who was a white man who blacked his face and he danced around and sang about not having a care in the world. The Reconstruction era was the period of time after the civil war after the north triumphed over the south. Things weren’t a smooth transition for the people of the south with many people staying as racists and the creation of hate groups and deadly gangs such as the Ku Klux Klan were rampant after the northern soldiers left the south when reconstruction was over. The treatment of the innocent black people was unfair and unjust. Reconstruction wasn’t
Slavery, racism, discrimination and segregation is what our world was built upon. The Caucasian men took the African American men, women, children, and infants from their homelands to use them as their slaves. Their slave owners brought them to the United States to teach them how to be all forms of slaves for their needs. If these slaves where not doing as they were told or caught stealing from their owners, they were beaten with a whip. Slavery was abolished in the year of 1865 when it became a part of the 13th amendment .
In Mark Bauerlein’s, Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906, the political and social events leading to the riot are analyzed. The center of events took place around and inside Atlanta in the early 1900’s. The riot broke out on the evening of September 22, 1906. Prior to the riot in 1906, elections were being held for a new Georgia governor. Bauerlein organizes his book in chronological order to effectively recount the events that led to the riot. He explains political campaigns, newspaper propaganda, and a fear of black takeover were responsible for the riot.
The Plessy V. Ferguson trial was a civil rights case in Louisiana in the 1890’s concerning an African American man who refused to sit in a Jim Crow car. The courts ruled that Louisiana's separate but equal doctrine was constitutional; Ferguson won. This case affected humanity in a negative way culturally and politically. The trial established standards of “the separate but equal laws”.
When I first began this project I had lingering memories of the Detroit Riot. I had turned fourteen years old earlier that same month. In doing the research I learned that it wasn 't a race riot as I had been told, or as some still believe. Instead, it was about a group of people upset and discontented with how they were being treated, where they lived, and how they were being taken advantage of by local store owners. Basically, they were disrespected and felt like lepers. Almost everything I have read about this riot left me feeling sad and angry. I agree with Mr. Sauter, the author of "Nightmare in Detroit" when he said he felt that had the two undercover officers should have left when they saw so many people in the "Blind Pig." He believed
“We never get rid of hate by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy, by getting rid of enmity. By its very nature hate destroys and tears down.” Dr. Martin Luther King stated that the purpose of non-violent protest was not to get revenge but to change the heart of the enemy. Over the past couple of years America has begun to acknowledge police brutality as a serious problem. While state-sanctioned violence towards individuals of varying races of color is not new, the documentation through dash-cams and civilian cellphone footage has brought the brutality to light. From Ferguson to Tulsa to Baton Rouge, there have been countless cases of police brutality towards African-American men, women, and children. Murderers never receiving their justice, given paid time off and being cleared of charges. Families living in fear, left torn apart at the hands of people who took an oath to serve and protect. We see people of all races standing together in protest of something we know to be wrong, advocating for much needed social change.
Racial tension between the police and the Americans citizens, especially the minority is something that has long existed. The racist actions have mainly been perpetrated by the white police against the African-Americans. African-Americans across the various states in the US have endured the racial injustices at the hands of the white police since the days of Jim Crow. Racial tension between the police and the citizens, especially the African-American still continue. The state of North Carolina has in the recent years been the hotbed of all issues related to the racial tension. The use of excessive force by the North Carolina police department has continued to raise a lot of eyebrows which has in turn fueled the tension. The police have been