Recent tragedies rooted in racism, such as school shootings, mass incarceration of blacks, and the widening gap of income inequality prove that America is far from post racial attitudes. It is important to talk about race and to raise children to see color and to embrace it, not dissipate it and ignore it. Embracing race and color in a multicultural way is the only effective way to approach race in America. In terms of the systemic issues brought upon by race, it is important to talk about systemic racism as a social construct that alienates and marginalize people color. No matter how uncomfortable and taboo the topic may be, acknowledging that systemic racism exists and analyzing how and why people benefit from it is key in instrumenting effective change.
Racial Micro-aggressions against Minorities Jose P. Polanco Carlos Albizu University PSYM 523-A Racial Micro-aggressions against Minorities The term micro-aggressions are consider a brief everyday exchanges that send demeaning messages to certain individuals because of their group memberships. The nature of racism has evolve over time from the old fashioned overt expressions of White supremacy and racial hatred to the more subtle, ambiguous, and unintentional expressions called aversive racism. Because most White people associate racism with hate crimes and White supremacist groups, they are unaware how racism has taken on an invisible nature to the extent that they have lost the perception of unintentional racism towards people of color. White Americans believe that discrimination is on the decline, that racism is not a significant issue that has an impact in their behavior and performance. In contrast, Black Americans perceive that racism is a constant reality in their lives, White individuals continue to respond toward them.
Most of the time people do not understand gang members but look at them automatically as corrupt people. People do not understand a lot of the gang members could have been raised around gangs and influenced around it. Without crime and deviance there would be a limit of certain jobs like police officers, court house, etc. “Accepted wisdom holds that crime is committed disproportionately by adolescents. According to data from the United States and other industrialized countries, property and violent crime rise rapidly in the teenage years to a peak at about ages 16 and 18, respectively, with a decline thereafter until old age (Hirschi & Gottfredson 1983, Farrington 1986, Flanagan & Maguire 1990)”.
In 2007 analysis said that Detroit officials noted about 65 to 70 percent of homicides in the city were confined to a narcotics catalyst. Now days there are way too many shootings going on over the stupidest things. A lot of our young men in today’s society are getting their lives taken a young age. People are fearful much more than back then in our metro Detroit area because the violence and death rates continue to go up. Every day you hear of a young male getting shot/killed or a young woman getting abused then killed.
Martin Luther King Jr. Analysis Discrimination between blacks and whites was a huge problem in America in the mid 1900s. The public speech, “I Have a Dream,” expressed by Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963, is recognized as one of the best speeches ever given because of its strong persuasive techniques. Its main points called for racial equality, freedom, and an end to discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for his persuasion skills through nonviolent methods and teachings that greatly influence his audience into thinking certain ways.
In “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”, King talks about how African Americans were treated differently due to the color of their skin. Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi all have used civil disobedience whether it was to help fight for racial justice or to free their country from Britain’s rule. To begin with, Gandhi, King, and Thoreau’s approach to civil disobedience included the power of an individual. In “Civil Disobedience” Thoreau says, “I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe: ‘That government is best which governs not
There are hundreds of millions of guns in America. So, eliminating the ability of people obtaining some either illegally is impossible. A black market is likely to occur if guns were made illegal(Farago). It is already evident that illegal guns are being used in far more gun crimes than legally bought ones. Seventy-nine percent of all gun crimes in Pittsburgh for example were committed by gun owners who obtained their guns illegally(ingraham).
For example the majority of this criminal subculture will feel materially deprived, which they will blame of society not meeting their needs. They will then resort to crime in order to obtain this materialism. There is also many other cultures within this main sub culture, for example drug takers or hippies. These sub cultures offer a sense of ID to the individual and allows them to integrate into their new society which they may not have otherwise been able to do into main society. However, subcultures alone cannot explain the trend in crime and deviance there are many other factors contributing such as the individual.
It is estimated that 400 to 500 deaths result from police pursuits each year and one out of every one hundred pursuits results in fatality (Hill). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 314 deaths occurred in 1998 due to high-speed police pursuits (Hill). Pursuits have the potential to become dangerous quickly. Approximately 50 percent of all collisions occur within the first two minutes of a high-speed pursuit (Hill). Figure 1 Police Pursuit Fatalities 1994-1998 Figure from (Hill).
King emphasized that the only way to achieve this was through improved civil rights and equality. He also stated that the existing laws and social conditioning were to blame for the discrimination. The location and timing of the speech had a tremendous affect in King’s favor…in an era when racial discrimination and public bigotry towards African Americans in the United States was intensifying; using the Lincoln Memorial as the location was pivotal because Lincoln was the President at the time of the Civil War and had played a leading role in the freeing of slaves; and Washington, DC because it’s the residence of the President and the Congress, which was a direct way of