Racial equality plays a big factor in my everyday life. I am an African American teenager, although I am a girl, I can “fear police” too. Not only am I a girl that “fears” police but, imagine how African American male teens feel. Scared to even go outside at night, or to the grocery store because they are scared they will not make it back home to their mom. What made me interested in this specific type of topic is that I have black male relatives, and I am interested in African American history. Everytime I get to do a project of my choice, I always choose something involved with racism. My intentions at first were to only talk about one specific person, but when I started to do my research, I found that a lot more incidents like that happen. Since the death of Trayvon Martin and forward, the unarmed black male death rate by police is larger than any other race.
In the online article, “US Policing The Counted”, it states that the final total of police shootings of unarmed black people in the year of 2015, was five times higher than white men of the same age. It took me a while to find this source just because of the fact that I did not know how structured my question for this paper was going to be. Once I started to read this source, and saw the graphs, scatter plots, percentages, and rates, I knew I had to use it. In this online article, it states that young black men are more likely to be killed by police officers. About one in every 65 deaths of an African American young male is a killing by a policeman. An activist and member of the White House task force on policing says that “ This epidemic is disproportiona...
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...arner, recorded evidence does not always work. He was put in a choke hold telling the police officer that was choking him that he had asthma, and that he could not breathe. There was recorded evidence of it, showing that Eric Garner died in the hands of a police officer, and the officer was trail as innocent.
After all, racism started a long time ago, and will never go away. Racism is not only towards black people, it is towards every race you can think of. Everyone has their own definition of racism and opinion on racial equality. I have learned that not everyone in life will have the same opinion that you have when it comes to an unarmed black male getting shot, and that is perfectly fine. In the event that another unarmed black male dies from the hands of a police officer, I hope that the African American society could try and have a peaceful protest.
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