It helped me better understand my topic with an example from today and proving that racial profiling does happen in our world and we need to fix it. It has shown that the law enforcement has violated the state policy over prohibition of racial profiling. This has connections with Karimi and Sayers article over how blacks are discriminated and believed that just because they are black they 'll do bad
Therefore, what is at stake on the social level is the sanctity of an entire race. Finally, on a political level, the perseverance and creation of dormant, racist policies must end. It is the politicians’ responsibility, as elected officials, to uphold order and peace. Whether black or white, it is the government’s obligation to ensure everyone’s safety. What is at stake for the politicians is their political success, as some view racially charged policies as necessary to gain the entire nation’s trust.
Granted, these statements are coming from FBI files which clearly did not support the NOI movement, but the message that the Nat... ... middle of paper ... ...s to nothing less than the perpetual achievement of the impossible? (346). Thus creating a new foundation for Black society, upon which hatred for other races will be justified, does nothing but stunt its ability to achieve its rightful spot in western society. Works Cited Baldwin, James. ?Notes of a Native Son.?
5. Malcolm X used methods of resistance that pushed the U.S. government away, joining g... ... middle of paper ... ...that African-Americans should be taking. 14. Even if Civil Rights legislation were to take hold, Malcolm X argued that the only circumstance under which it would be enforced would be a police state: if the government was in explicit control of the lives of U.S. citizens. Otherwise, in his opinion, legislative change would be completely ineffective, and in stating this, he reinforced his standpoint that legislative change was the wrong course of action.
Through the tactics of the government, they have intentionally discriminated against blacks while lifting the white race just enough to create distance of relationship. The Bacon Rebellion and the populist movement shows the fear of the elitist and how they controlled the law to prevent these events from happening again. Mass incarceration and its effects are similar to the age the Jim Crow Law because the punishment involves disfranchisement and rights of a normal citizen. No longer can we accept this virus to grow and evolve to discriminate against. No longer can we wait for these injustices to continue fester within our society.
If what he did was noble, why was he jailed for his actions? When we take into account these manifestations of the government's attitude towards Martin Luther King, we can safely make the assumption that the government is not always justified in the laws that it creates. Our government's original purpose was to keep order and ensure freedom to its people. As history has shown us, as in the case of African Americans, the government will expand its role and take away liberties of the few. The individual is justified in acting out in civil disobedience when the government restricts the liberties of the individual.
Neoliberals demonize these policies, which are meant to close the gap created between whites and people of other races due to previous policies such as segregation and slavery, for that exact reason (Omi & Winat, 2014). Neoliberals combat movements by minorities by using surveillance tactics and arresting key leaders. An example of a surveillance agency used in this vein is COINTELPRO (Omi & Winat, 2014). Neoliberals also use “code words” such as “illegal aliens” to devalue minorities without appearing racist (Omi & Winat, 2014). The term, “illegal aliens”, which is used to describe undocumented immigrants, dehumanized individuals and disregards their rights as people living in the United States.
Racial profiling has pushed America one step back from the many years we have come from slavery and segregation. Should people use racial profiling be used as an excuse to interrupt a person’s personal life? Racial profiling takes away from the trust we have in our law enforcement. Everyone wants to be protected by authorities not harmed by them no matter your age, or race. I am afraid of justice system, shouldn’t you be to?
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are exposed in this documentary; footage revels that sadly, even today’s powerful figures buy into the lie that black people are murderous, criminal beasts. This documentary also showed many of the things discussed in section 3 of our textbook, like institutions in place designed to keep the poor from success. It focused mainly on the discriminatory side, like the topics in section 4 revealing how the black community is especially targeted. Our judicial system is an example of something put in place intentionally, and legally, to keep the disadvantaged down. George Zimmerman was asked by a dispatcher to stop pursuing Treyvon Martin.
In an attempt to maintain control over African Americans southern whites embraced forms of domestic terrorism though lynching and other methods of mob violence in order to keep the issue of race continuously present in the public mind. Justifying these acts as necessities to “keep the Colored man in his place and to prevent Negro domination”, whites maintain power by appealing to popular sentiments defining blacks as violent and out of control (Smith, 47). This popular support allowed almost free reigns of violence against blacks furthe... ... middle of paper ... ...fering Blacks protection the nation gave the impression that “the government under which we are expected live … if necessary, to die, does not offer them the protection commensurate with that devotion and loyaly”7 (Abbot, 1919). The consequence of this cannot be afforded by the nation. America cannot risk losing one eight of its population to lawlessness and treason.