Mississippi Burning Essay

862 Words Jan 26th, 2014 4 Pages
Tara Broadnax
SS144: Introduction to Sociology
Mississippi Burning (815)
August 5, 2012

Racism has been a huge social issue for as long as I can remember. Not only does racism exists between whites and African Americans it exists between all different races all over the world. Although racism has changed a lot it still exists in many places all over the world. You would think that after so many years that people would learn that everyone is equal but some races still seem to think that they are superior to other races. The type of mass media that I am using to analyze the social issue of racism is a movie called “Mississippi Burning”. This is a very touching movie that shows how bad racism was and could be.
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Scared and thinking that the Ku Klux Klan will think he screwed them over the man tried to flee only to be captured by three masked men. The men tried to hang the man but we caught in the act by the agents. The man tried to run but was captured. When the men revealed the masks it shows that they were also FBI agent. The man who they tried to hang scared for his life soon cooperated and now they have evidence they can now use in court. They charge them with civil rights violations to ensure they will be tried at a federal level. Four of the men had been convicted in a state court of firebombing a black man's home previously, only to receive five year suspended sentences. Most of the men were found guilty and receive sentences from three to ten years. The sheriff was acquitted. The mayor who was not charged with anything hung himself in his own home. Social science just tries to give an explanation to why racism exists. They say it’s a “myth, fabrication of the human mind.” Myth number one is the idea that any race is superior to others. The second myth is that “pure” races exist. It is said that there are no pure races. I also know that there are no superior races. Things like this tend to stick because people teach their children who teach their children; a continuous cycle. In the future I don’t think that racism will still exist. Although the ways and time of

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