Journal #1 Why Blacks Get Mad- Cecil Foster 1.What exactly is Celcil Foster's thesis? Cecil Foster's thesis was to get the point that racism was still a huge problem and people weren't noticing how bad it was actually getting. He mentioned that the Rodney King verdict triggered the worst outbreak of violence since the Watts riots. The Rodney King riot began because an African-American known as Rodney King was badly beaten by the Los Angeles police officers. After this problem had occurred, Rodney became the main focus for how bad race issues were.
The media has played a prominent part in the portrayal of racism, especially in the Stephen Lawrence case. Racism has become a serious problem within crime in Britain and some cases are more significant than others however they all show that Britain is becoming more and more racially aware. On the evening of 22nd April 1993 at around 22:30 Stephen Lawrence and Duwayne Brooks were the victims of racist attack in south east London. Stephen Lawrence was stabbed and died shortly afterwards as a result. His killers were never convicted.
However, it was not long before the National Guard defeated the strikers. Labors of railroads were forced to accepted pay cuts, and strike leaders were arrested (Schultz, 2012). More than a hundred 100 people perished is the strike, and serious damage occurred in cities where riots took place. These actions had a negative affects in the public view of the labor workers. The destruction caused by protesting labor workers gave the industry a bad name in society.
However, since then, the workers were forced to work 10 hours a day, 12 hours, or 14 hours, which makes the law exists in name only. Because the head of the state cooled to this and showed unfriendly attitude, a strike that for 8 hours of work began. A study found an important cause of riot (Shelley, 2007) In April, 1886, 250,000 workers took part in the May Day protests. The protests was organized by non-governmental international workers’ union in Chicago where is the center of activity. The businessmen and government felt fear for this revolution, head of the local business requirements to increase the number of the police and the army.
An example of this was the watts riots in 1965 which was spurred by the “un-justified” to some arrest of an African American citizen 21-year-old Marquette Frye. It was a six day riot in protest of unfair arrests and resulted in mass violence and destruction by not only black citizens but by whites too who had no intention in doing what they did for the sake of demanding more civil rights for blacks. Not even all the blacks who were involved were doing it for the intended purpose but did it for the hell of it. This showed a difference in intentions between such events as the watts riots and the march on Washington two years prior. Media coverage was also a major factor in showing the loss of direction.
But the need for this labor was too great to have a white only labor force. African-Americans became an important part in meeting production needs which became their key bargaining chip while dealing with African-American civil rights issues. There were many important events that lead to national recognition of racial tensions such as the brutal killing of Cleo Wright that became an FBI investigation and the first prosecution of whites for abandoning his human rights while strung by his neck behind a car through the black ghettos and set on fire in front of church services Sunday morning. 3 The Detroit race riots were caused through rising racial tensions and poor housing conditions that not only killed 35 and wounded many more, but it prevented war production costing millions of man hours. 4 These circumstances demonstrated the power the black communities had during the war knowing the nation could not afford to put production on hold.
The Stonewall Inn, at that time was run by the Mafia. It welcomed an assortment of patrons, but it was known to be popular with poorest and most marginalized people in the gay community: drag queens. Police raids on gay bars were routine in the 1960s, but officers quickly lost control of the situation in Stonewall Inn, and attracted a crowd that was incited to the riot. Gay residents began with more protest with New York City police the next evening and several nights later. Village residents quickly organized into activist groups by gathering gays and lesbians to concentrate efforts on establishing places for them to open up their sexual orientations without the fear of being arrested.
Charlise Jones October 9, 2014 English 102 Essay 1 Public preception and preconcieved stereotypes have a detrimental effect on developemnt, which have a definitive effect on lower socioeconomic class members. The idea of what justice is varies in different neighborhoods. For example in the case of the Central Park Five, a white women was brutally beaten and raped in Central Park. A need for justice was so imperative that the anxiety resulted in the false confession and convction of five innocent African American teenagers. The police officers that handled the Central Park Five case had no clue to who committed the attack on the white women.
Despite the president's use of the armed forces to begin the desegregation process (or perhaps because of it), there was a tremendously negative response in the South to the Brown ruling. Initially, southerners adopted a policy of "massive resistance," and southern members of Congress argued that this was an issue for the states to decide and not the federal government. The problem was that the racial hatred and violence was still a prevalent part of American life. For example, at 2 A.M. on August 28, 1955, two white men broke into a cabin in Money, Mississippi, and abducted 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was visiting from Chicago. The white men kidnapped him because they believed he was flirting with a white woman.
In the end, 288 businesses worth an estimated $200 million were looted and destroyed. Over 35,000 African Americans participated in the riot, and over 16,000 National Guardsmen, county and city police were needed to shut it down. Political leaders such as MLK Jr. and John Conyers Jr. visited Watts to try to calm the people and both were booed. John Conyers Jr. was actually hustled to a waiting vehicle for his