Effects Of Fear Of Police Discrimination

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Fear of the Domination of a Superior Color History, with all its huge volumes, is nothing but one page. If one race/color, gets in power, and they start eliminating the races to which they don’t approve of can lead to a higher chance of other races/colors getting eliminated as well. Moreover, there has been a lot of police brutality occurring within the past decades, mostly done by White police officers using excessive force towards African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities. There is nothing new about the fact that minorities have been racially discriminated and segregated throughout the history. Racial profiling is a form of racism that has been conducted since the segregation of Blacks/African-Americans and Whites. To what degree …show more content…
Yet, as an officer of Law their job is to protect and serve the people, instead they have used their rights and authority to brutally assault and in some instances cause death. If an individual’s psyche, character, and lastly individuality is demolished, they’re simply broken down to a mere object or a thing and not a person anymore, no matter what their race is. Decisively, Arendt’s “Total Domination”, argued that man is eliminated and demolished as a moral being and as a person if terror and pain are placed upon him/her (285). A living example of this horrendous action by the police is Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant with no criminal record. The night of August 9, 1997 in front of a nightclub in Brooklyn, New York “he was mistaken for a man who scuffled with police called to break up a fight” (Greene). He was brutally beaten in a fiendish and inhumane way by the police. Notably, one of the officers, Officer Justin Volpe boasted to other cops after the fact that he threatened Louima if he ever told anyone that, “I broke a man down last night,” (Greene). He was beaten by a police radio, punched, kicked, beaten up, sodomized pretty badly. Crucially, when they got to the station, they took him to the bathroom and sodomized him with a wooden stick. Simultaneously, the rammed it into his mouth, which broke all his …show more content…
The hatred of African-Americans by Whites were because the mere fact the Whites weren’t superior to those who once they hold as their slaves. Additionally, referring to both of the essays, “Total Domination”, and “From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave” brings up the fact that once someone from a superior race dominates other races through the usage of pain and suffering, others of that race would eventually cooperate and do the same, so they wouldn’t get left out and be punished for it no matter how good of a person they were. For example, Douglas mentions in his essay, “From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American

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