What Does The Root Causes Violence Against Minorities? Essay

1295 Words Oct 26th, 2015 6 Pages
It 's time for us to acknowledge institutional racism exists and define what the root causes are, not just the symptoms of the lopsided system. One of the many issues that face society today is police violence against minorities. The oppressive and dominating nature of our racialized society has shaped history and define our laws. The fear of our own implicit bias is understandable, but we must have the courage to deal with it. Institutional racism and sexism destroy lives, and we all agree lives matter. American society operates on preference to one group based on unearned advantages and treatment. It 's clear that is part of a far larger problem that our society must admit exists. That why we say "black lives matter" because we want our society to reflect that black lives matter as much as anyone else 's. And far too often and for far too long, that hasn 't been the case.

Now let 's shed some light on what’s happening in this country that has sparked “black lives matter”. Freddie Gray had his spine nearly severed in the back of a police van. Eric Garner was selling loose cigarettes on a street corner and wound up dead when an arresting officer put him in a chokehold. Twelve year old Tamir Rice was playing in a park near his home with a toy gun and was shot and killed in less than 2 seconds after police arrived on the scene. Sandra Bland was found hanged in her jail cell shortly after being yanked from her car, thrown to the ground, and arrested after police pulled her…

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