Rodney King Racism

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The fear of black males in white American and police culture has perpetuated the use of violence against young black males, as evidenced by social injustices in court cases, the workforce and individual tasks blacks encounter. Subsequently, my working claim is that the injustices blacks encounter are steered by the tandem of implicit bias and negligence, thus perpetuating the degradation of blacks so long as this remains unaddressed. Research regarding my topic is vast because the fact remains that racism is vibrant aspect of America that effects people of color, more specifically blacks. Various scholars such as Cornell West and Martin Luther King Jr deemed this culturally significant because the culture of America is construed in …show more content…
In the case of Rodney King the brutal approach of Altadena Police was excessive and inexcusable as evidenced by Koon v. United States which indicated the extensive injuries King suffered because of police brutality (1996). Throughout the case active viewers were challenged to rid themselves of the degrading veil of racism and focus on the matter at hand; that Rodney King was human and deserved due justice given the case was ignored for four years before being addressed. What is most appalling was the blatant negligence regarding the beating and mistreatment of Rodney King, which garnered attention after video evidence was released. This leaves one to ponder how implicit biases effects public perspective on black violence in America given various incidents has gone unaddressed. Numerous queries must be addressed by the American legislative system to comprehend correct issues of implicit biases and racial stigmatisms in the public eye and law enforcement. For instance why are young black males depicted in the media as menacing and hyper-masculinized by law …show more content…
However, in specific segments Key and Peele address police brutality with wit and class as evidenced by their satire “Negrotopia” that depicts and black utopia, which is disturbed by the unnecessary antics of cop intent on arresting a black male because of self-held negative perceptions. The ingenuity of this skit will allow me to organize my paper by comparing and contrasting the approach taken by Key and Peele, and Dave Chappelle in relation to sterner methods, and how each relate to black discrimination. Furthermore, these correlations will surmise sub-claims that inquire the ineffectiveness of law enforcement, and the degrading biases that are ingrained in youth because of how blacks are slandered throughout the media and popular court cases. Eventually this will lead to a conclusion that addresses the measures that need to be taken to change perceptions of blacks, but most importantly alter the ideals of the judicial system, and societies that allow for the maligning of blacks as hostile or

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