The United States ' War On Terrorism Essay

891 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
As a Criminal Justice Major and to take it even further as an African American male I have found it hard to sometimes distinguish what is legally right and what morally wrong when it comes to justice in certain aspects. This article is an eye opener on another group of people who have been legally and morally wronged by America with its idea of “War on Terrorism”. I’d like to start off with a quote from the last sentence in the article that stated “Then everybody was seen like suspects”. To me this is probably the most powerful message in the article due to its representation of what was really going on in America during and after the events of 9/11.
Many events transpired during this time that would make America look less like the country for equal opportunity and freedom and more like a country designed to discriminate anyone who wasn’t part of the majority. Scaling from the FBI visits that were used to seek terrorism related information to special registration used to have noncitizens to register leading to thousands of deportations and arrests. The most popular known being the Patriot Act of 2001 which gave the government even more power to invade into people’s homes but somehow expect the people who lived in this country to trust the government. I think the overall message from this article speaks on the inequality and truly the downright illegal measures used by the government during and post 9/11 against Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians which is completely…

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