An Analysis Of Today's Justice System

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Today’s justice system completely saddens me. The system that is supposed to protect, provide justice, and interpret the laws of today, has turned its back on its people, particularly the African American population. As much as people love to brag that, we have made such progress because African Americans can vote, African Americans hold high-ranking positions, or because there are, laws built to protect African Americans that is just a step towards progression, not progress. Although I cannot deny that we have jumped hurdles that were hindering African Americans, truth is I feel as if we cannot classify this as major progress. America is supposed to be a place where any one regardless of race, age, origin, or experience can come to live the …show more content…
I am baffled as to how they are thrown into such stereotypes, but they are responsible for most of the construction of buildings of cities, monuments, and buildings in the city of Charleston. If they were thieves why was the little boy in the story trusted, if they were murderers why were most African Americans killed by whites, and if they were illiterate how in the world did they build the city of Charleston? They were not these stereotypes nor did they fit into any of these categories. They were thieves because they had to support their family; it was not because they were malicious, they were only illiterate because whites feared African Americans would be smarter or better than them, and they were only murders because whites were too cowardly to take responsibility for their heinous crimes and unethical actions. It is disappointing to see these stereotypes still exist today in the city of Charleston. It is shameful that almost every time we receive a Jeanne Clery Act alert the suspect is always classified as an African American, we never get emails on a thorough investigation of these crimes and my guess is there is no way every crime committed near campus is committed by an African American. When walking downtown during late nights I observe white people walk on opposite sides of the streets of black males, stores have little or no African American employees, and stores are …show more content…
There is no way my people can do great things with the foundation we stand upon today. Knowledge is power, and most of my people were denied knowledge, so in return they were denied power. Many whites want us to remain powerless so we can continue the tradition of feeling inferior or worthless. My generation has to break and destroy the beliefs that we are and never will be successful, we have to educate others of the greatness of our ancestors, and we have to stop educating on just Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Although they did great things, they are not the only prominent African American figures to help and uplift my ancestors during those times. With a strong foundation, there is no way anyone regardless of race or origin that the greatness of my people, my ancestors, and my descendants can be denied, and we can finally start making real

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