Geoffrey Canada does an excellent job of bringing his readers to the streets of the South Bronx and making them understand the culture and code of growing up in a poor, New York City neighborhood in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In his book, Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, Canada details, through his own childhood experiences, the progression of violence in poverty plagued neighborhoods across America over the last 50 years. From learning to be “brave” by being forced to fight his best friend on a sidewalk at six-years-old, to staring down an enraged, knife wielding, “outsider” with nothing to defend himself but nerve, Canada explains the nightmare of fear that tens of thousands of children live through every day growing up in poor neighborhoods. The book
In doing so, it angers Roy and he hits him knocking his "big, thick, heavy body" to the ground (36). This hit wasn 't just a small hit either it was a type of hit "to kill" (36). After Roy is arrested and his family comes to pick him up from jail they return home. When they return home, we see an example of people vs. society. As Frank, Roy and Dorothy return home, they see some "lights in some neighbors ' houses" (37) and even saw "a man at the window across the street, both his hands to the glass" watching as they walked in (37).
During that same argument, Zack also broke the dining room table, then ran away to a friend's house for a week before hitchhiking to his grandparents' house. His grandparents let him spend a few days with them before driving him home. Furthermore, after another argument after being told about his mother's pregnancy Zack ran out of the house again. Later that night, Kelly received a call from the police stating that Zack and some friends had broken into a home, and that they were being arrested for breaking and entering along with underage drinking. Another instance of
Instances of forced labor like this also happened to the subject of “Hear Me Now.” The girl was involuntarily separated from her parents and her siblings and was forced to work in a labor field. In the poem, she referenced these events pleading “Mother please stay with me. Don 't go, please stay close to me” (Stagg, par. 5). Thirdly, in Everything I Never Told You, the Lee kids, and particularly Lydia, were not as popular as the other kids, they were not invited to go out on the weekends, they never to birthday parties, and they were not the recipients of after school phone calls to chat about the drama that happened at school that day.
her lawlessness and resistance to authority is the way of life on 6th Street. The focus of Goffman’s attention is on the cat-and-mouse game these men play with the police in an attempt to evade its authority and that authority is formidable. According to Goffman, decades of crime policies have turned high-crime urban neighborhoods into a high watch place by the police. Goffman offers the statistic that 60 percent of black men without a high school degree have been to prison by their mid-30s, with others suffering arrest and probationary sanctions. She takes as a given that the young men of 6th Street are destined to run away from the law, resist and lash out at police, and defy every effort to bring them to a stop.
Staples comes to this conclusion from his own personal stories of people thinking he was a robber or mugger. Right from the start he sets the tone by speaking of his “first victim” and her reaction to him walking on the street. Staples explains that when people see black men like himself they quickly jump to conclusions about their character. He does not blame the people for these instances, however it makes him feel uncomfortable. Staples explains that due to the color of his skin he was once mistaken for a burglar when he went into work late one night.
Another example of how the cops will harass the poor is “‘What do you know? Did the cops ever break down your door at two in the morning?’... ‘They broke down the door and started beating the carp out of everyone. Even my mother’”. I conveyed this by adding the police car speeding past and not helping Alonso and his family. Useful Fools by C.A Schmid is about a 15 year old boy named Alonso.
This displays that racism is a learned habit, taught by parents and teachers throughout their childhood. Soon, Scout notices that something is up with Atticus and sees that a mob has cornered him in the county jail. While she watches, she sees the “flash of plain fear” () in Atticus’ eyes and leaps into the crowd. She can sense the violence in the crowds heads and takes matters into her own hands when she sees her father being threatened. She attempts to cool the tense situation by talking to Mr. Cunningham about his son.
This created a lot of controversy, whether or not Kira should stay in the village because she has no guardians to watch her. Kira agreed to live in the Council Edifice, where she is given a task for the community after she went to court. Kira is trying and trying to do her best for the task, but a lot goes on during that period of time. Reaching the end of the book, Kira unlocks jawbreaking secrets. The two major events in the novel, are the trials regarding Kira staying in the
There 's cycle of gun violence amongst young Black males in Oakland, California, there were 557 murders in Oakland earning the city the label of being the second most murderous city in California after Compton. In communities of color, teens are caught in a cycle of illegal activities involving gangs, drug trafficking, and deadly acts of violence associated with high emotions, retribution, and revenge By making people aware can create possible solutions to decrease gun violence in the young Black male demographic group. Gang involvement is on the rise and the main targets are youth and teens. Phycologytoday.com writer Raychelle Cassada Lohmann explains how “It 's an invasion that 's causing a war on the very streets we walk during the day.
There’s a lot going on about the world and how cops use excessive force when it comes to taking down the bad guy.This topic focuses on the black lives matter movement because they are letting cops get away with murder because the color of their skin and they wear a blue uniform with a badge. In many cases such as Michael Brown, Christian Thomas, and the little African American who the cop threw out the chair in SC. where the authority use excessive force to make their position clear in the society, but they do it too extreme and not needed. While sometime the amount of force is needed to withstand the victim , police abuse their authority in many cases because they can and is not needed but racial bias is playing a part. In many cases, the use of excessive force is needed, but also in many cases it’s not.
This means that there are no appropriate measures in place to curb drug trafficking, crime and violence. He documents various incidents in which the police rob the citizens. For instance, where a police gang in which Officer Terry was involved, rob a CHA home. He himself was a victim of this violent crime when he was with JT. The head of the neighboring Girls and Boys club is also used to show the real image of the Chicago police.