Many instances of racial profiling occur in reaction to specific crimes, making any racial or cultural groups are usually subjected to more intensive scrutiny by the authorities than others groups. The biggest two groups that are mainly affect by racial profiling are the African American and Hispanics. While other groups are also targets they are not as common as the ones in cases of African American. In certain phrases like “Driving while black” and “driving while Indian” comes from complaining that cops are pulling them over for no reason at all. “It affects groups such as Native Americans, Latin Americans, Arabs, Muslims, Asians, and others.” (Gale) Most of these groups have said there are not only targeted by driving, they are also targeted by performing simple tasks that we all do in everyday lives.
Many people believed that race discrimination was highly visible when comes to the law and order. Erik Wemple agrees that racism is “still alive and well throughout our nation.” He believes that black people receive inequality treatment on the issues of crime. The left wing supporters argued that police officers often used excessive force against black people who were suspected of crimes and often end up killing them. The matter of Travon Martin and George Zimmerman made black people insist that police’s racial profiling in apprehending a suspect led to the death of many blacks. It seems that the police officers who usually stop and search blacks disproportionately violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure (“Search and Seizure Law”).
According to the New York Times article, “The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black,” Sharon LaFraniere and Andrew W. Lehren discusses the incidents of persecution in Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as the uproar regarding the widespread phenomenons of racial profiling across the US. Many may suggest there could’ve been a logical reason to take action out against Rufus because the officers were wary of him trying to harm them. However, during this incident, Rufus was wrongfully tasered by an officer and received 5 stitches in his lip as well as a chipped tooth from being dragged on
But instead of relating to Staples position I found myself on the judgmental stereotypical side. In some cases I’ve caught myself looking up from my car and seeing an African American male walking past and almost immediately watching him and locking my car doors. As I think back on it now, I feel myself falling for the stereotypical image we think of when seeing an African American male, and being an African American female made me feel even worse. I did not react this way, just with African American males, it was anyone I felt skeptical of. Even though I cannot deny the judgment that I had just on their appearance.
Perpetuation of young black men as dangerous has been planted in the mind of American society not only by words and images projected by journalists but also in the mainstream news especially. Television particularly the news has the least positive representation of African Americans especially young males. When television became a house-hold item in the early 1950, this was a dark time in American History because there were huge racial tensions brewing in the south. The news show African American mostly young males getting abuse, hosed by police and attack by police dogs during a peaceful protest. It gives the negative images that African American was unlawful people and need to be dealt with swift action.
Discussion of police practices and questions of their authority are unique to the Sentinel because of their dominantly black audience. In other newspapers police brutality was mentioned, but according to “Burn Baby Burn,” the white residents of Los Angeles were “blithely unaware” of the extent to which police had domination and power of fear over these communities and so could not relate to the distrust and resentment towards police. “A Tale of Two Riots” further evokes the leadership role of government social programs when it discusses the unequal opportunity blacks have for upward mobility (Pleasant). Because of an inequality in income, housing, and salaries there are many more blacks in poor communities.
However, eager for a fight, this only brought a larger crowd. According to Peter Cunningham, he “Saw the Centinel standing on the steps of the Custom house, pushing his Bayonet at the People who were about 30 or 40.” A crowd of forty... ... middle of paper ... ...mewhat justified. The vast contradictions that exist show just how out of control the crowd was, and it is relatively clear that the soldiers were provoked and responded reasonably. In conclusion, although the testimony presented at the trial is bias, it can be determined that the word riot is more appropriate for the events of the evening. Whatever the cause of the riots, the events of the Boston Massacre were absolutely pivotal as they helped to shape the United States of America.
Families determine people’s attitudes towards religions and cause people to be prejudice (“Chapter 2”). Prejudice has been evident throughout history from African Americans since their arrival, to Jewish and other people persecuted during the Holocaust, whereas bullying occurs from migrant workers, the handicapped and even everyday people. Primarily, there are several cases that were unfair and didn’t do justice to colored people. One example is the Plessey vs. Ferguson case. Plessey was arrested for sitting in a white person car, although he was mixed from one white and one black parent (“Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896)”).
Everyday people can also be guilty of judging or discriminating other people just for their race. Just think of the shooting of Trayvon Martin for example. George Zimmerman was on duty as a neighborhood watch captain in a fairly wealthy gated community when he saw a black teenage boy in a hoodie walking through the neighborhood. He called 911 and was instructed to wait until they came ,but he instead disregarded the information and attacked Trayvon leading to Trayvon 's death. The biggest problem with this case was the fact that George Zimmerman considered him a threat just by observing that he was black and that he wore a hoodie.
Roberson says how the bus driver would move it when whites got on, forcing some African Americans to stand (Levine, 1993, p.6). White men and women used derogatory language to insult blacks and make them feel inferior to the whites. Water fountains and public restrooms had little maintenance compared to the white-only alternatives. Segregation proved difficult to deal with for African Americans, the constant reminder of one... ... middle of paper ... ...ce, but the segregationists wanted violence. The attacks gained the title of “Mother’s Day Massacre” soon after.