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.
Movie Summaries Crips and Bloods: Made in America took place in south of Los Angeles focusing on gang violence among two fearsome African American gangs, Crips and Bloods. The documentary sends the viewer to the roots of the social strains of African American people that created Crips and Bloods. After the Civil War in the United States, slaves were granted freedom, they moved far from the south. As time passed African Americans were faced with many hardships from loss of jobs to racial profiling from law enforcement. In Los Angeles African American teens were denied access to organized activities of white Americans, such as Boys Scouts.
African American Crime: Cause and Effect Works Cited Not Included During the 1900's to the 1930's hundreds of thousands of Blacks moved from the South to the North, a period noted as the urban transformation. Many wanted to escape the atrocities of the South where they were haunted by slavery and hunted by angry ex-slaveholder's. Their expectations of the North were unreal and often too hopeful. They had hoped for jobs in the cities but were greeted by overcrowded slums and angry immigrants. Black people immediately fell victim to race riots.
Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crack cocaine. Neighborhoods in gang infested Los Angeles areas were not immune to the violence of gangs. The Rolling 60’s were one of the first cliques or sets to take root in the Los Angeles area of South Central. Adopting their name from the numbered streets between Slauson and Florence avenues. In those days the Rolling 60’s could be vicious in the defense of their neighborhood.
Criminal organizations have been around the streets of America for many years. Over the years, the definition of “organized crimes” has grown into multiple different meanings. According to the FBI, “organized crime as any group having some manners of a formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities.” In my opinion, organized crimes are mostly used within dangerous gangs and they’ll eliminate anyone who stands in their way. MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, is a very good example of transnational criminal organization, and I believe that Mara Salvatrucha is perhaps the most notorious and dangerous street gang in United States and El Salvador. I think MS-13 is disciplined enough to be considered organized crime, because this gang is responsible for both national and international criminal enterprises.
Also, African Americans continue to struggle against stereotypes placed upon them because of the poverty in the inner cities. Since the 1950's and the 1960's, there have been many changes in how African Americans have been accepted by the white majority. In the 1960's, blacks had to fight for many freedoms as citizens. Blacks were considered by whites to be less of a person than a white was. The black race was fighting for their equality.
Between the years 1960s and 1970s, riots broke out in cities throughout the country, leaving hundreds dead, thousands incapacitated, and many homes and businesses destroyed. It violent and spontaneous acts of civil disobedience marked by a number of problems facing people living in the nation's poorest neighborhoods, particularly in the urban North. Despite the efforts of civil rights activists to register voters, combine schools, discrimination in employment, housing, and schooling remained a major problem for African Americans living in urban ghettos in the North and the West of the U.S. For them, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights struggle had done little to improve their quality of life. As blacks migrated to city centers, whites left to live in the suburbs, taki... ... middle of paper ... ... In real estate three factors determined the market value of a home: location, place and site.
African Americans migrated to escape racism and prejudice in the south, as well as to seek jobs in industrial cities and resulted in a major shift in where African Americans lived in the United States. Many blacks went north during the great migration due to the fact of believing that they would get better jobs and fair treatment in the north. The Chicago race riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community. The black people had suffered the worst of the bloodshed, they had also been arrested by police twice the rate of whites. Many blacks viewed the migration as a well inspired deliverance from the land of suffering.
The violence of racism would claim the lives of young and old African Americans. Some Restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, public facilities, and school systems were still segregated. The African-American community, being the minority, depended on the support of the white population. Those caught up in the hippie movement racial justice and equality to the heart, and then put it into action.
The Jim Crow laws had made efficient work in separating the Blacks from the Whites in society, and it took the Civil Rights movement in 1964 to finally bring more equality to the African-American society. However, the Ku Klux Klan and still other organizations had existed and continue to exist despite efforts to bring equality. There is a strong social equality for the Black population in America today, but because of hate organizations and discrimination still existing today, black lives are being lost through murder, and even in forms of police brutality. Take for example the L.A riots in 1992 from the beating of Rodney King, or going back to 1967 the Detroit riots which tore apart these cities. Today Black Lives Matter movements exist to crush out racism in society so people no longer have to live in fear, and it is an existing movement that I think will actually fade as generations in the future work to build up society, and racism will become a thing of a past.