Then, they moved into the frustrating environment of overpopulated city slums where they were not wanted. Also, the media instigated violent behavior on both sides; black and white. Lastly the law was discriminatory and left many Blacks to settle their own disputes. The North and South were left in a state of mayhem.... ... middle of paper ... ...iminal justice that replaced slaveholders' authority was probably the most important reason for the violence." (210) The courts were striving to keep blacks at a level similar to slave laws.
There are many different destructive forces in the world that can ruin society and destroy one’s morals. Selfishness, arrogance, resentment, but out of all that, racism and prejudice against others is the worst. Discrimination is best apparent in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird when Lee shows the horrible prejudice that Tom Robinson, a falsely convicted black man, and Boo Radley, a neighbor who never leaves the house. Both characters received different type of discrimination, but in the end, both of their lives are damaged due to the prejudice. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, discrimination against Tom and Boo demonstrates the theme that due to its close-mindedness, society can destroy individuals and ultimately itself.
America by many is known or considered for justice, equality, and a land of freedom but it 's the contrary . In the U.S it promised equality, justice, freedom, safety, etc. The criminal justice system however shows any of those characteristics due to their strict policies which are unethical. The criminal justice system has a negative effect on society because it focuses on putting people in jail for petty crimes, it targets people of color, and destroys families and communities. What people are presented on T.V manipulates people into thinking someone is dangerous because you constantly see images of them presented in a negative way.
Also the American prison is inhumane because it’s also underfunded and the prisoners have to face inhumane and unsanitary conditions, such as lack of clean water.US prisons are breeding ground for violence. I think these places are supposed to improve inmates into law abiding people. Instead of doing this they turn even the harmless criminals into the most violent ones. One man is sentenced
In my opinion, I am completely against the death penalty. I am against capital punishment because this system of punishment has many flaws. To begin with, one reason I’m against the death penalty is because they wrongly convict people for crimes that they didn’t commit the crime. The whole purpose of prison is to punish those who did wrong, and if the wrong person is being punished, the system is clearly not working correctly. According to the Chicago tribune, erroneous eyewitness testimony is the single greatest contributor to wrongful convictions in the United States.
In today’s society, the level of punishment for crimes are decided and applied by the laws of every country. However, in recent years there has been an increasing sense that the punishments applied are imbalanced and do not always prevent people from repeating their crimes. There are many reasons why society chooses to punish people who break the law. For example, they deserved to be punished; it will stop them from committing more crimes; it tells the victim that society feels they have been badly treated; it stops others from committing the same crime and it protects society from those who are seen to be dangerous. When sentencing, judges consider each of these points, but they can vary the sentences they give out.
Furthermore they argue that it imposed unreasonable risks in the possibility of executing the wrong person; that a willingness to use it tends to brutalize society; that it has never been administered in a morally unobjectable manner; and finally that it is used mainly against relatively defenseless members of minority groups. During the past generation, opposition to the death penalty has been put into the context of a struggle to wipe out racism. Among the foremost writers who have criticized the death penalty is Charles L. Black, Jr., Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. In his book, Capital Punishment: The Inevitability of Caprice and Mistake, he deals with many of the problems surrounding capital punishment. In regards to race he asks the question, "Why are more than half the people on death row black in a country with about eleven percent blacks (78) ?
It should be understood that Morrison's novel is filled with many characters and many examples of racism and sexism and the foundations for such beliefs in the black community. Every character is the victim or an aggressor of racism of sexism in all its forms. Morrison succeeds in shedding light on the racism and sexism the black community had to endure on top of racism and sexism outside of the community. She shows that racism and sexism affect everyone's preconceived notions regarding race and gender and how powerful and prevalent the notions are. Within the community, racism affects how people's views of beauty and skin can be skewed by other's racist thoughts; sexism shapes everyone in the community's reactions to different forms of rape.
Attorney Dell articulates th... ... middle of paper ... ...ted in a serious, intense, and honest discussion about race with a black person, because to most white Americans, this is scary proposition” (Myers, 2000, p.164). “Whites, in particular, fear that they might say the wrong thing—without intending to do so or knowing what made it wrong” (Myers, 2000, p. 164). Jill and many other characters recoiled statements in this manner. By claiming it was unintentional, the characters attempt avoiding sounding racist, but their hyper awareness about sounding racist defines a so-called unintentional response. Works Cited Myers, J.
Emotionally, this topic leaves me feeling distraught and helpless. I want to help these people that have been abused by the criminal justice system but it is such a big issue that I feel like I can’t. The extent and prevalence of the issue leaves me with a sense of frustration. It’s not fair that people of color, equal to me in every single aspect, should feel an inherent sense of inferiority and fear. It is disheartening to hear the individual stories of young men who become trapped in this system without rhyme or reason, just simply because they are black.