Examples Of Institutional Racism In Schools

When I was a freshman in high school there was a big problem with racism in my school. My best friend is an African American, Cain. In one of my classes with Cain there was another student who was a farmer. He was extremely racist. Every day he would have some new racial slur to say to Cain. He would not stop saying racist things to Cain. Cain tried ignoring him but the student still felt the need to provoke Cain by being as racist as possible. Every day for a semester and a little bit into next semester Cain was being bullied for being an African American by this man. It was absolutely ridiculous and kept getting worse. Eventually Cain got fed up with this and ended up getting him expelled. This process was not easy for Cain. The school …show more content…
One example of institutional racism is in the criminal justice system. People of color or other race are treated much differently. For example, they are punished in a more aggressive way than a white person. As Bill Quigley, a law professor at Loyola University, states “police stop blacks and Latinos at rates that are much higher than whites. In New York City, where people of color make up about half of the population, 80% of the NYPD stops were of blacks and Latinos. When whites were stopped, only 8% were frisked. When blacks and Latinos are stopped 85% were frisked.” This statistic proves that African American and Latinos are treated in a much harsher way compared to whites. Having 85% of African Americans and Latinos be searched compared to whites being searched 8% of the time is ridiculous. Law enforcement should not be pulling over someone only because of their race. They should be pulling over someone for doing something illegal. One job of a law enforcement officer is to promote peace throughout society. Racially discriminating against people is almost the exact opposite of that. Another example of racism in the criminal justice system is that African Americans are more likely to stay in prison awaiting trial. For instance, “Blacks are 33% more likely to be detained awaiting felon trials than whites facing felony trails.” (Quigley) Sitting in prison is something no one wants to do. From personal experience it is not an enjoyable experience. You are treated as a second class citizen and allowed to do very little. For example if you were running a business or had a job you would not be able to complete what you are required to do. When I was sitting in there I was not able to run mine and it was almost I could think about as I was making a deal right before I was arrested. Also, African Americans are excluded from criminal jury service man very often. In particular, according to a

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