Mob Violence Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Diplomatic tension between Mexico and United States has often led to deaths which perpetrated by one side of the divide. The Texans have always shot Mexicans who try to cross the boarder in the United States mostly due to the drug businesses across the two countries. The stereotypes that are peddled about the Mexicans have also led to increased actions of the mob against the citizens of Mexico or immigrants living in the United States (Rachleff, 2002).
Within the American society several actions concerning the Mob violence have been discussed. Due to increasing civilization and the acceptance of the American society as a civilized one, there have been increasing attempts by the African Americans to start anti-lynching organizations so that they could campaign against the actions of white supremacists. They pushed their cause through matches through the streets, rallies so that they could help promote the fact that they were just as equal as the whites (Rachleff,
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Kane as cited in Mead (2011) stated that the black youth were beating up whites just because they were not black like them. These groups of people who collected otherwise referred to as “Flash mob” by Kane, attacked white pedestrians and shoppers accusing them of the tribulations that the country was facing due to the global economic conditions. They have the perception that their problems are caused by the whites. The mobs are also involved in stealing and other overt acts and in some cases leaving their victims dead or seriously …show more content…
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