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.
Retaliation and reaction by the system that helped create Black Rage was common. The Black Panther’s Party, one of the most significant symbols of Black Rage was undermined by the Federal government. The social phenomena of the Black Communities are quite different from other ethnic communities. Black communities are different because black people had little or no control over their location. In most cases black communities were a result of economics; black people created comm... ... middle of paper ... ...y rather than call the police when a fight or some other disturbance occurred would deal with the situation themselves.
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.
But not everyone believed in white superiority, but in equality. There were multiple groups for and against this type of segregation. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored... ... middle of paper ... ...rnment cared about the deaths and segregation that was currently happening at that time. As the years went on, African Americans were cared about less and less, and hated more and more. The Jim Crow laws were discriminating to African Americans because they received unfair punishments, no one cared about the African American’s opinions, and they replaced slavery with laws that encouraged racial inequality.
Even though the United States government tried to put laws into the Constitution to protect black people, the African Americans were discriminated in every aspect of life from housing, working, educating, and even going to public restrooms! The United States did not just ignore the problem between the blacks and the whites in America. First of all after the Civil war, the United States made it so states did not have the right to secede. They also concentrated on the wealthy people and the industry going on in the north. And for the African Americans, the United States abolished slavery and gave citizenship to blacks.
The novel points out the shocking consequence of being black, i.e. not being able to school, forced to go to different churches. Some black people worked as domestic servants or had poorly paid jobs and the worst thing that happened was that if they were charged for doing something to a white person and it was false chances were that the court would find the black person guilty over the white person. After the trial racism still existed but there wasn’t as much as there was in the beginning. Before Tom Robinson’s trial there is a lot of racism towards the blacks.
Other problem for blacks, they are often kill, burned, lynched, and beaten for crime that they did not commit. Many of Moody’s family member, classmate, and friends was killed. Whites wanted blacks to fear them in order to keep them in the lower level as they were slaves. Police in the south often not trying to protect blacks. In the black community there are another class called “yellow”.
This proves that segregation has not always been common within American cities, but rather emerged at a certain point in time. These communities were formed in opposition to the desires of the blacks, through the beliefs, opinions, and practices of the whites. Their initial purpose was to contain the e... ... middle of paper ... ...ty that has plagued America for generations if they so choose. In conclusion, racial segregation provides a gateway for countless other forms of injustice. Blacks are forced to live in a world, in which poverty is an epidemic, infrastructure is inadequate, education is non-existent, families are torn apart, and crime and violence are everywhere.
In the United States of America, African Americans are considered a minority due to their low social status in society. The protagonist of Invisible Man faces many difficulties in his identity due to racial prejudice. He is an African American who relies on other people to tell him what he should do, instead of making his own... ... middle of paper ... .... Those who opposed to those outrageous classifications were label as ignorant. Society gave African Americans no other alternative but to accept the social remarks imposed towards them, and if not they were classified as insane. Andrew Heberek discusses the psychological and emotional problems African Americans faced in society due to social remarks.
Police did not help all citizens, only those who matched their own skin color, class, or needs. Due to this mis-justice, next generation African Americans believed that all cops were bad, not giving it a second thought, or a chance to be proven different. Throughout time, there were changes to the way Whites looked at African Americans, learning they related more than they had thought. The civil rights mov... ... middle of paper ... ... in their native tongue or who knew the traditions and how to show the proper respect, which too many, was the failing issue they had with the previous police force. Humanity is not perfect, it never will be, we will continue to make mistakes, forcing us to learn from them, grown from them and come up with a new way to live.