Both are forms of oppression and not only affect blacks but also other minorities as well. I feel that they view us a threat when we really all just want the same thing. African Americans have been targeted for many years trying to hold us back from becoming something. A caste system is always on the verge in some form to racially discriminate against blacks. African Americans have been exploited by the criminal justice system like no other group in America but it has been like this for many years but I feel it is wrong not to bring up other groups who go through the same problem such as latinos.
The American Constitution states that, “All men are created equal”. Dred Scott and Homer Plessy never saw the fine print where it said… except for African Americans. Scott and Plessy were victims of loop-holes in the law. In each court case, Sandford and Ferguson both sustained that the prosecution merely misinterpreted the wording of the Constitution. Whether the fight was for citizenship or being accepted into a certain area, both were simply looking to get their rights recognized under the assumption that they are included in the statement that “All men are created equal”.
Certain individuals who commit crimes do so at their own free will, and many have no qualms as to the consequences of their actions. To some, it matters not the possibility that if they are caught, there is the chance they may be executed. Sometimes the crimes committed by certain persons are done so in a manner that would bewilder any other human being. My personal belief is that there is no need for capital punishment in our society. Advocates say that capital punishment is needed in order to deter future criminals, but this is not entirely the case.
In addition, ninety percent of law enforcement officials believe that gun control will make agencies less efficient and will diminish their personnel’s ability to combat crime (Duke). In essence, implementin... ... middle of paper ... ...hrough illegal sources. Not only will individual citizens not be able to defend themselves as a result of gun control but unarmed citizens will not be as protected by the “third-party” effect gun owners create. Undoubtedly, gun control does not result in crime reduction because guns are not the problem it is the behavior of criminals that leads to crime. Works Cited Kates, Don B., and Gary Maunser.
Locke never allowed the idea of slavery slide by him untouched. He stated that “every man should be free and not be governed by another individual”. Locke touched on many different topics in his writing, but the most important ones were men being equal, men having equal rights and all individuals just being one big whole family. Locke also declared different types of governments; if the power was placed in an appointed leader’s hands, it was considered as a democracy. If the power was given to a few regular men, it was considered as an oligarchy... ... middle of paper ... ...ns.
Several decades ago they would rationally argue that blacks are intellectually inferior and a threat to the world peace but today there is substantial amount of evidence to refute these claims. Now the racist has no reasons for the racial discriminations and white people and black people are equal, meaning that being racially against black people is arbitrary and has no rational reasoning. Indeed, ethical egoism is just as arbitrary as racism is, but once again, utilitarianism
Even though this fact is relevant we cannot simply look at every black person in the same way, because everyone is different and unique in their own way. The quote from Martin Luther King Jr. mentions brotherhood and it being a solid rock, but in actual fact, even your own brother can turn on you. The justice department has been put in place to protect the people and serve as protection for people who are being victimized. Yet police then and now still seem to abuse their authority, "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality." For generations, police have rightfully and wrongly accused black people purely based on the colour of their skin, but to the lengths, some police officers take it to abuses their position in which one originally trusted.
Within the criminal justice system, people of color are imprisoned disproportionately due to racist laws, are denied access to the rehabilitative options given to Whites, and are harassed and mistreated by U.S. agencies. Although people of color commit most crimes at the same rate as Whites, the unequal targeting and treatment of people of color throughout the criminal justice system from arrest to sentencing results in the disproportionate imprisonment of people of color. The criminal justice system has driven a wedge between black men and society. African American men are involved in the criminal justice system, whether though incarceration, probation, or parole, at near epidemic levels. At the same time, the criminal justice system has encouraged and persisted in racial and discriminatory actions continuing the emancipation of blacks from society.
According to the article Criminology immigrants are less likely to contribute to crime than people think; so, they should not use illegal in front of immigrant, because they are not illegal in fact no one is. (Wang764) It seems to be a stereotype that immigrants cause crimes because the negative connotation the word illegal contains. People say immigrants take their jobs and housing, but in all actuality Americans wouldn’t work for low pay and live in the inner city. A reason for stereotyping also comes from America referring to crime by race, so by doing that immigrants happen to be a large percent of the minorities who get penalized for it. “Also, a long American tradition of prejudice exists against immigrants, including characterizations of them as dangerously criminal” (Wang765).
The definition of racism depends on where,when, and how the racism is being used. All through history, groups of people have been stereotyped. Racism is a major issue in the world today, many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in schools, work, and any other places where social lives occur around. It is about time that people notice that racism is such a horrible thing, and realize it is time to make peace within one another. Racism has been caused through numerous of effects, so many ignorant people become racists due to the fact that they lack the amount of knowledge when speaking about races.