Effects Of Racism And Police Brutality

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Racism and police brutality is wrong to do to anyone, but who are mostly affected are African-Americans in negative ways. They are mistreated by Caucasian citizens and by police officersss which is wrong, but where did all this racism toward African-Americans come from? It was from the south losing the civil war to the north that lead into the creation of the Ku Klux Klan, which were mostly officers that destroyed houses, schools and the lynching of African-American families. Then 116 years later in the future after the Ku Klux Klan there was still racism, but it was in the streets of South Central Los Angeles, where a man named ice cube created the group N.W.A. This gangster rap group gave African-Americans a message through their lyrics. …show more content…
They formed a group called the Ku Klux Klan to take away rights to African-Americans. The Klan became a type of movement for white southern resistance toward political parties for supporting equal rights for African-Americans. Then in the early 20th century the Klan began with the burning crosses and rallies, parades of people dressed in white cloaks. The Klan had huge marches denouncing immigrant’s, Catholics and African-Americans. Then the Klan had a surge in the 20th century that included bombing of black schools and churches and violence against blacks in the south. “Former Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866”(History Channel 2). The name of this organization came from the Greek word “kyklos” which means circle. The Klan did this because they needed to be united as one. Then, in the summer of 1867 most of the branches of the KKK met in organized conventions in Tennessee and called the established meeting the “Invisible Empire” (History Channel 2). The first leader of the Ku Klux Klan was named general Nathan Bedford Forrest he was chosen as the Grand wizard of the Klan. Then after the civil war the Ku Klux Klan rise to cause terror to the …show more content…
These campaigns are trying to give these students the opportunity to learn to become educated. The schools were called “Freedom Schools” they were called this because it was a stand that African Americans that not only Caucasian students go to school, but as well colored students. These schools were often huge targets of white mobs or racist Police officers also homes of African-American families. In the summer of 1964 30 black homes and 37 black churches were firebombed. “Over 80 people who volunteered at the freedom schools were beaten by white mobs or racist police officers and three men, James Chancey Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the iron fist of the Ku Klux Klan on 21st June,1964”(Utah state University 2). The Ku Klux Klan caused my murdered of African-American families. These African-Americans were torture, especially by the KKK most famous type of torture, burning and lynching of African-Americans. The KKK felt they were losing their rights so they began taking the rights of innocent African-American Families which is wrong. Most of the members in the KKK were police officerss and retired veterans from the army, which hated African-Americans because they lost the war against the north because the American civil war is about the

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