Essay on Racial Minorities Should Be Equal Protection Under The Law

793 Words Sep 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Every citizen of the United States has the right to equal protection under the law.
Racial minorities are citizens of the United States.
Therefore, racial minorities should be guaranteed equal protection under the law.
Since the beginning of our country, the United States of America has always recognized the equality of man, and as stated in the Declaration of Independence,
“All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these, are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Deplorable, though, is the fact that people of color have systematically had their liberty violated unceasingly throughout our history. Fifty-two years ago, in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. declared, “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” Uttered decades ago, these words should have no pertinence in today’s society; yet they still ring loud and reveal the same plight that people of color share today. The real argument, though, is that under the constitution, police have no legal right to rob people of color, or any people for that matter, of their civil liberties; however, people of color are continually targeted, and are treated with such an abysmal impertinence that the entire police force should be ashamed.
Although laws that protect citizens from police misconduct are often neglected, there is certainly a plethora of them. The…

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