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.
Then, they moved into the frustrating environment of overpopulated city slums where they were not wanted. Also, the media instigated violent behavior on both sides; black and white. Lastly the law was discriminatory and left many Blacks to settle their own disputes. The North and South were left in a state of mayhem.... ... middle of paper ... ...iminal justice that replaced slaveholders' authority was probably the most important reason for the violence." (210) The courts were striving to keep blacks at a level similar to slave laws.
In the novel High Price, Dr. Carl Hart talks about the injustice caused by the war on drugs. He proclaims that the war on drugs causes more problems than the effects of using drugs. The war on drugs is racially discriminatory and punishes Africans Americans as well as other minorities more often and severely than whites. When individuals predominantly African Americans get caught with drugs they are often locked up for a significantly longer period. As a criminal justice major, I know that incarcerating drug related offenders is ineffective and can damage society.
Racism had an impact on black men, from various sectors and individuals of being a racist that creates inequality. Black men are targeted by the police, the use of stop and search because of the suspicion of carrying dangerous weapons and illegal drugs. There is a corroboration that the police actions towards racism and race equality are seen with the over representation of black crimes. They are being labelled with different names such as Black on Black crime. These inequalities affect their lives because they find it difficult to fit in the society, suffer from poverty and being jobless.
Alexander claims the caste system allows segregation to exist. The caste system is set up as slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration. The author feels the black men are imprisoned because of continuing discrimination, poor city life, increased police force, and heavy education of the American people on the drug wars. I agree with Alexander’s perception of the caste system, because in particular African American men are discriminated against. I believe they grow up in tough cities and lack opportunities that whites have.
The fact is that they are angry, and extremely resentful towards white people because of the treatment of their slave ancestors. Seeing successful whites while they are struggling in the slums of America is not fair to the African-American community. Despite the numerous pleas from black support groups like the NAACP, their proposals of fair and equal treatment have seemingly fallen on deaf ears in the world of these students. As a result, a great number of them have turned to crime. The rate at which black males are being trapped in the prison system is alarming Today African Americans comprise 62% of imprisoned d... ... middle of paper ... ...ing in our young African American males.
Racial Profiling Causes Negative Impacts Racial profiling is a negative action in the nation. In which many people across the country have experienced this sort of treatment leaving a demoralizing effect on the citizens. Racial profiling is an act of discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual 's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.This in which acts on a terrible and negative impact to the society. Race as we know it has such a powerful contribution of the person people are that it can have life or death consequences. A person should not be judged due to their appearance.
Today, cops use lethal, unnecessary have obliged that prompts unpardonable ambushes, beatings and shootings reliably. "This shows the lawmaking body 's part in beginning and drawing out racial covering and gives the elucidation to police savagery to transform into a legislature wrongdoing" (Black Radical Congress). Ever, police mercilessness and racial viciousness has been used to keep African Americans from grabbing occupations and giving all the power and profits to the masses of the white race. These things were done a few ways. Above all else, it made dim people be obliged into servitude and some even gotten basically no wages.
For example, the stereotype belief that all black people are thieves or associated with all the social evils in the society has led to police brutality (Couillard, 2013). The police officers discriminate and falsely accuse black forks of a crime they might not have committed. It has led to African-American becoming bitter and resenting the police department officials. Effects of Prejudice on
Yet, the manner in which BLM is handling ‘racism’ is harming communities around the country. There are cultures that should be feared, ones that breed violence and crime, but there are strong black cultures that have risen above the stereotypes that haunt them. Based on the culture that people are raised in, they are more inclined to commit violent crimes (Shaw 15). There are so many successful black people in the world. In the article “Making Black Lives Matter,” Mitchell Shaw gives a powerful example of that when he says: “Racism is incapable of holding black people down.