Inequalities And Injustices In The United States Of America

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African Americans have always faced inequalities and injustices from the birth of America. African Americans were first segregated from whites due the creation of the slave codes, which distinguished who was white and who was black, or in other terms, who has rights and who does not. Once slavery ended it did not end segregation or even racism; the Jim Crow laws defined segregation. Black people were not allowed to go to white schools, or even sit next to a white a person on a bus. Blacks did not get the same treatment or equality of public facilities and even more. Thankfully, segregation ended due to many civil rights activist and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These activists used bus boycotts, sit-ins, and free rides; that all helped to end …show more content…
Wistfully, racism, inequalities, and segregation still exist today in the United States of America. This is due to many factors, but a major factor is our prison and criminal justice system. This system is another way to segregate and create inequalities towards African Americans. Mass Incarceration is a huge problem, which puts mostly blacks into jails because they are targeted more than any other race. Racism and inequalities still exist because many unarmed African Americans are dying due to police brutality. This paper will prove that the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to fight for the equality and rights that African Americans deserve, which shows that racism is still a living existing night mare for many that started from the birth of …show more content…
Social media and the Black Lives Movement was playing a bigger role than it ever did. Due the constant death toll of unarmed African Americans, people were expressing their angry on social media and in protest. Freddie Gray and Sandra Bland are two other victims of police brutality, and when the verdict came out, protest erupted for the victims. Blacks just want equality when it comes to police officers, and thankfully the Black Lives Matter movement has been getting support. Many other important Black Lives Matter movements have occurred to protest the unequal treatment in our criminal justice system when it comes to blacks. One movement that truly brought out the emotional side to this movement was “Mothers of the Movement” which happened on July 26, 2016. In “In Making the Movement” Wallace writes “the moth- ers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis, Dontré Hamilton, Hadiya Pend- leton, Blair Holt, and Oscar Grant— speak during a primetime slot at the Democratic National Convention” (Wallace 67). This was not only a monumental moment for the Blacklivesmatter movement, but for the victims’ families. This showed the world that the democrat party, a majority of America cares for them and the many other African Americans. They were allowed to speak about their children and try to spread the word of ending police brutality and inequalities towards blacks.

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