Racial Violence And Racial Profiling Essay

842 Words Nov 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Although there have been many efforts and legislations passed to end racial disputes, none have truly passed the test, as racial altercations have been an issue since the 1800’s and continues to still be a problem today. Honorable individuals such as Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall, and even Rosa Parks, just to name a few, have all done their parts in trying to raise awareness to end racism in the states. One of the more prestigious racial riots is the one that blew up in Ferguson, Missouri, after a young black man, Michael Brown, was killed by a white police officer after he stole from a convenience store and appeared to have posed a threat to the officer as he approached. Even after all attempts to end racism from the 1800’s to the present, none of them have succeeded in ending race riots and altercations. Ever since the early 1800’s, racial riots have been known to happen after an altercation happens that includes people from different races. For example, the New York Draft Riots of 1863, also known as the four days of fire, occurred because of work shortages, the Great Migration, and racial strife. Due to the United States getting into World War 1, many white men left their jobs to enlist in the army, thus leaving many factories and companies in need of workers to fill in the blanks. In order to fill those spots, more than five hundred thousand African Americans migrated into the cities to work and also escape racial legislation in the south, such as the Jim Crow…

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