Police Discrimination Research Paper

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For centuries, the treatment of African Americans has been a crucial focal point of American society. Since the Triangular Slave Trade in the early 16th century, white people and author figures have continued to assert their supremacy over African Americans. At the ending of slavery, acts like the Jim Crow Laws and the Grandfather Laws further suppressed blacks’ ability to truly be concerned as true citizens. Although discriminatory actions have been deemed as unconstitutional, today we are still faced with a major maltreatment and oppression of African Americans. Cases like Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin make it extremely hard to ignore the fact that minorities are targeted for harassment every day. The basis of this paper will …show more content…
Despite the progression of African Americans, white privilege and police racism is very prevalent in our modern society. African Americans all over are in fear of the very people who are enforced to protect us. Police killings of unarmed and undangerous black civilians like John Crawford, Akai Gurley, who was killed while walking in a dark staircase, and Eric Garner, who was choked to death for suspicion of selling cigarettes, have instilled alarm in the black society that racism is very much still alive and well in this day and age. Much like before, the Ku Klux Klan and racist confederate flag radicals parade the streets and continue to terrorize the blacks in their community. In 2010, the office of Civil Rights was investigating 17 police departments across the country due to allegations of police brutality and racial discrimination (Racism and Police Brutality in America, 2013). Police enforcement have protected people like Dylann Roof, who have confessed to shooting and killing nine people at a historically black church in hopes of starting a race war. The problem African American have with our justice system is that many of the police and people who commit these crimes of brutality are let off. Like in the case, Johnson v. Glick, Johnson, a black inmate, was abused by a white detention officer and …show more content…
It is society’s responsibility to not look with one eye, but to examine the whole prospective. Instead of white Americans’ bigotry towards blacks, they need to put their anger aside and take accountability for their actions in the oppression and mistreatment of blacks. Black Americans also should take responsibility in their mistreatment because many of their actions have further caused some of this abuse. As a result, I believe that the greater, less bigot population black Americans and white Americans should unite as a whole to insure that the black and white people, who are holding us back, are no longer in control of what happens in our advancement as a

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