Racism Reflection Paper

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I have been aware of institutional racism against black people for a very long time. I have taken criminal justice classes and juvenile delinquency classes in the past; the disproportion of arrest, convictions, and sentences was discussed. I know about the mortgages, the housing, syphilis, and other terrible things this country has done to black people. The combination of my personal experience and my knowledge may be perceived, as it has been in the past, as denial of the impact of racism. I feel that underplaying other aspects, down playing the experiences of white people, and ignoring the poor white people, is actually hurtful to the overall conversation. I am of the opinion that it gives actual racist and those that reject change my story…show more content…
In one of my classes the fact that I was explaining that when a cop pulls his gun he is not aiming for a person’s arm, he is aiming for center mass, when a cop shoots his gun he is using deadly force. I said we also said we need to look at the facts. I wasn’t discrediting the impact of racism or saying that a cop is always justified, which I repeatedly stated. There were words put into my mouth and people didn’t believe what I was saying was true. At one point said why would I lie about this? Someone went as far as to compare me to someone that would have supported beating a slave or killing a slave. It is unacceptable to put words in my mouth or compare me to such a…show more content…
“This is an oversimplification or generalization that is being applied to each member of the group without regard for each individual’s unique characteristics (DeRosa, N.A.).” I can only speak for myself when I say that I have never thought any person got a job or into school because of the color of their skin. Nor have I ever thought that person was a credit to their
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