Chapter seven dealt extensively with race and racial prejudice, issues that most people would like to see eradicated, but some still believe to be ever present. Souryal’s literature, which deals with real life situations as well as theory behind it, presents some interesting but unfortunate cases where people are mistreated or biased against for nothing more than their race. Racial prejudice is wrong and shouldn’t have any bearing on the justice system, but unfortunately—due to things like racial profiling—there are still cases where a precedent is set and police act, either consciously or unconsciously, against minorities instead of criminals. Strange concepts, such as justifiable inequality, were explained—this, in particular, was a concept I knew nothing about before reading Souryal’s chapter on it. The chapter also went into great depth about serious issues like discrimination and stereotyping, especially how stereotypes about minorities, which are perpetrated by a very small percentage of them, lead to police misconduct and police stereotypes that hurt many upstanding citizens who are black or Latino.
Racial bias in media affects everyone, whether it be directly or indirectly. Getting your information biased can bias your opinion, too. Even The Society Pages, who did a study on this, found that,”Biased reporting, in other words, changes the minds of viewers, literally” (Wade). If an average white person, who has little opinion about the colored race, sees a news report saying that four black men were arrested in a burglary investigation he probably would think much of it. If the pictures of those men were their mugshots after they had been dragged out of their homes, maybe even in the middle of the night, making them look menacing the white man might’ve thought that they were awful men.
Our law enforcement sometimes judges people on their race or ethnicity. The police decide who they consider suspicious, that discretion is routinely exercised through race. People believe some shouldn’t be allowed in places because of it. The color of our skin daren’t portray the lives that we live on a daily basis, that is what’s wrong with today’s society. Police disproportionately target minorities as criminal suspects, skewing at the outset the racial composition.
This topic seems to fit almost perfectly to the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Both have to deal with prejudice and racism but “To Kill A Mockingbird” is also about growing up. A theme both also have would be that fear and hatred of another person are caused by not trusting and lack of tolerance. Some examples would be that Tom Robinson wasn 't given a fair trial just because he was a person of color. People just seemed to assume that he actually raped Mayella without any evidence.
In recent discussions of racial discrimination in the justice court system, a controversial issue has been whether there is racism in courts. On one hand, some may argue that the courts treats everyone fairly and get the punishment they deserve. On the other hand, however, others argue that it goes against the law by giving a bigger jail sentence to colored people than white. In summary, the issue is whether we should treat everyone fairly in the court. Many trials in the past have caused many people to suspect racism in the court and causing rallies, some unfair trials have caused innocent black men go on death sentence.
I found this extremely hypocritical, as most interracial relationships were between a white man, and a black woman, and were not consensual. Kelley also discusses the systematic racism, and political corruptness within law enforcement, which shows how bad racism is. I found it particularly disgusting when the L.A. police chief tried to blame the deaths of black men on their anatomy, and how if they were normal they would’ve been fine. This essay was very eye opening for me, and will change the way I look at law enforcement, and even my own family
The final way that shows how labels can affect people is negativity. There is so much negativity in this book, like when the book mentioned how the Ewells were not liked. “ The Ewells have been the disgrace of maycomb for three generations.”(Lee 30) This is true and nobody in Maycomb likes the Ewells. The only reason that people were on their side for the trial was because Tom was black and the people were racist that stood against him, They didn 't stand by the Ewells because they liked them. This book shows how labels can affect almost everyone and shows how you can be judged on almost anything.
“Profiling has taken a turn for the worst” Race shouldn’t be what moves police to believe that one group is more crime driven than another. And it shouldn’t be an argument that racial profiling by law enforcement is a real issue because it is and it must be dealt with now or never or this problem with continue into the future and most likely get worse over time. Over the course of my research I’ve found two key points that make my argument valid. Point one being that police are moved to police in there ways because of past Jim Crow laws. Point two is based on statistical facts about how many different races get stopped or frisked by police on average.
Lorenz Aguilar Mrs.Matlen EWRC, Per.1 14 September 2016 Racial Profiling Essay Racial profiling is a worldwide problem that has been around for I don’t know how long. It happens in every corner of the world in the cities, workplace, communities, and countries in general. Racial profiling refers to the inequitable practice by authority officials targeting individuals for suspicion of any crime related based on the individual 's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. For me racial profiling is wrong and I see why but in some cases it is understandable. The main question always asked or thought about is racial profiling illegal well it depends the power of an authority to stop and frisk vary from the location or country.
As blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, they were mistreated but King. “We have no alternative but to protest” (King quoted by Lewis). There is no alternative for arguing for what you believe in, in King’s eyes. Kings way to justice is standing up and fighting against the crimes which makes society unrealistic. Although many disliked the actions of Martin Luther King, his movements turned out to be a huge.
Because of all these issues taking place, many in society are becoming psychologically impacted never forgetting the events they have experienced. For example, current state-citizen tensions surrounding police killings of unarmed black youth and the failure to hold officers responsible for unlawful actions has roots in centuries of sanctioned violence against black bodies. Coates stated, “In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage” (Coates, 103). His searing recitation of Prince Jones’s death supports the claim. In Baltimore, Ferguson, and across the US, white police officers consistently are implicated and often exonerated in cases of racial violence against young blacks.
Racial profiling has always been an issue in the United States, although we as a society tend to ignore it, it is still occurring around us everyday. Data has proven that racial profiling is an issue, it shows that, “Racial profiling is real. Disparate treatment of black and brown men by police officers is real. Grotesquely disproportionate numbers of killings of black men by the police are real” (Blow). Blacks are the number one race that is being killed by police officers; the numbers of the killings are drastically high.
Boo Radley is not the only victim of this, but also African Americans not only prejudice towards them but injustice was being done towards them. This can be seen with Tom Robinson’s court. When Atticus is asking Tom why he ran away from the scene and Tom points out “if you was [were] a nigger like me” anybody would be scared as well (222). His reason is spoken loud and clear easily to understand life for African Americans is not easy. Americans were not only unjust with him but also prejudice by claiming him being “‘Guilty...guilty…” even they knew he was not guilty but at the end to them he was still an African American (240).
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.
Thesis: 99% of deaths are due to racial profiling and police brutality in the police force. Police officer 's role in racial profiling police they just because they have a badge on their shoulder they have the right to do as they please and that 's not the case they just dont discriminate blacks all ethnicities just because of their appearance or previous things they have done or there race. Just because Osama Bin Laden had something to do with the crashing of the twin towers that doesn’t mean that you have to treat his race bad because of something he did every time you see an a Arabian with a briefcase you think in your mind that they are getting ready to blow up something but that nots the case. The American Civil