Racial Discrimination Against African Americans Regarding Police Brutality

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On the evening of February 26, 2012, Trayvon Benjamin Martin was leaving the store where he bought some skittles and ice tea on his way back home. Later on he encountered George Zimmerman who reported him as a suspicious person walking between homes. The police instructed Zimmerman not to follow Trayvon, but he did it anyways. Zimmerman and Trayvon engaged into a physical altercation that resulted to Trayvon getting shot in the chest. Following the trail, they tried to make Trayvon out as a trouble maker. They went back into his school records and said he misbehaved and was a problem child. At the end of the trail Zimmerman was pronounced not guilty and Trayvon was not left with any justice. This case became one of the biggest racial up roars in history. Followed by this, there were more and more issues of racial discrimination towards African Americans concerning police brutality. This story exemplifies racial discriminatory cases in the United States that are unconstitutional and unreasonable.
In high school we learned the differences and similarities of being prejudice and racist. Being Prejudice is a preconceived idea of someone; and racism is discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on the belief of one’s own race is superior. Now a day’s people not of color claims that cases that involve police brutality towards African Americans are not racist situations, In my opinion, if it is not racism; it is prejudice. I say this because; I have seen…

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