Racial Profiling And The United States Criminal Justice System

1436 Words Apr 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Black people have long been the victims of police brutality and racial profiling in the United States criminal justice system. On the streets, a majority of people, especially white people, still do not feel at ease when they see tall black men at night. In our society, these black men are more likely to get killed by a police officer than other Americans. A single bullet fired can not only end a life, but also trigger riots and racial tensions in the country. For instance, Trayvon Martin was murdered for looking “suspicious” after purchasing candy and soda from a grocery store back in 2012. A policeman and Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmer, was not held accountable for the crime he committed, which led to the creations of national political movement, including Black Lives Matter. Our society needs to face the reality that these racial prejudices against blacks are extremely offensive. First, blacks are perceived as certain bad stereotypical images, which do not apply to the entire racial group, and led to family losses. Second, many black people who are persecuted are left helpless because they are not given well-resources to support their causes. Third, the police repression of blacks established that racism is still a current issue and the prejudice system in our society. Principally, police brutality towards black people led to the many protests and riots occurring to this day because of its internal racism and injustices. In our current society, people often…

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