Racial Profiling And The Civil Rights Movement Essay

1539 Words Apr 4th, 2016 7 Pages
From segregation to stop and frisks and from Jim Crow to jailing, clearly, the struggles African Americans face today do not level up to the ones faced by their ancestors. Although the days of blatant racism have ultimately reached their end, minority populations continue to face many indignities in their everyday lives. While the generations from before the Civil Rights movement feared for their lives, today minorities fear uncalled for searches and a justice system that sees them as a statistic. These acts of racial profiling signify that the war on racism continues to rage, only with weapons slightly less traditional. Until these everyday instances of prejudice can also reach their end, the dream of true equality will always remain as only that. Recently, however, it feels as if every time one turns on the television, a new story of racial injustice breaks headlines once again. As the days go on, the stories appear more and more frequently and it leaves society with a particular question floating across the minds of us all. Has racial profiling taken a turn for the worse, or has society just now begun to notice the extent to which African Americans have faced disenfranchisement for many years past?
August 9, 2015. While to many people this day carries no significance, to others, the day marked losing yet another man down in the fight for equality. On this day, Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. Despite claims that the officer shot Brown out of fear for his own…

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