Racial Discrimination : A Big Deal Essay

1201 Words Oct 26th, 2014 5 Pages
Racial discrimination is a big deal in America even today. Although racial discrimination has gotten better, in some places it is worse than ever before. What’s more shocking is the racial discrimination going on in the police force. But first we need to take a look at the crime rates in America per state. The information given is from the year 2012. This reason for this is due to the fact that newer information and statistics have not been officially released yet. Nationwide there were 12,196,959 arrests. Most arrests happen in big cities or in Border States (states bordering other countries). For example Arizona has thousands of arrests relating to illegal immigrants each year, but how many of those arrests were false and only committed due to the fact that they were Mexican or from Hispanic descent. The truth is no one really knows how many because the numbers can’t really be proven because some are too afraid to speak up and the police don’t want information like this getting out.
Some people aren’t as lucky as to only get arrested because of the color of their skin or where they are from. Some pay with their life. For example in New York police officers questioned a black man who was believed to be selling untaxed cigarettes. The police men confronted him and he replied “every time you see me you want to mess with me,” (Murdock, 1). Police then tried to arrests the man for no reason by getting him in a chokehold causing him to collapse to the ground and hit his head…

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