Minorities in the media The media has a huge influence on the way different races are viewed by society. Misrepresentation can be defined as to give a false or misleading representation with intent to deceive or be unfair. The United States is one of, if not the most, diverse nations in the world. It is often described as a melting pot because the country is made up of so many ethnicities and races. In spite of this diversity, the media still misrepresents different races in many ways.
This is a battle that I do not want to be better at, nor do I want to win. It makes me sick to my stomach knowing I live in a state where we are the national leader of killing people by making ignorant choices. Truly chilling facts to read. The only thing worse than living in the state with the highest drinking problem, is living in the city with one. Houston is ranked the 6th highest city in the state of Texas for drunk driving deaths, and also ranked 47th in the whole United States of America.
The world is your destiny. The community wanted a more fair and equal government. However, the king was not expressing equal freedom fairly. Unfortunately, the king wanted to make all the rules while the whole community had to abide by and follow them without conflict. However, the citizens wanted to make their own rules to follow, sensible and understandable rules.
This leads to a moral law, or a natural law, which includes the duty to maintain the rights of others. According to Locke, we are moral people, so there is no “war against all”. In Locke’s eyes, we should uphold Lex Rex (the law is king). We need the law to uphold order and assure we keep our inalienable rights, and no one should be above said law, not even a king. He believes in the commonwealth, and the people have the obligation to seek it.
Racial Profiling Racism unfortunately has been a huge part of our nations history, and racial profiling stems from this racist history. “Racial profiling is the police practice of focusing on members of particular race groups for extra surveillance. The most common example of racial profiling is traffic stops of young, Black men, and it appears to be most commonly employed as a drug-trafficking interdiction strategy” (Glaser 2006, 396). Some law enforcement claim that racial profiling serves a legitimate purpose in protecting security, but in my opinion all it does is cause an unproportional amount of minorities; mainly Black males, to be incarcerated. Racial profiling does exist, and I believe is quite prevalent, whether it’s a Black male being pulled over for no apparent reason, or someone of Middle-Eastern descent being “randomly” checked at an airport, racial profiling is definitely used.
Over 33,000 people die each year just because of not wearing a seatbelt. They say that people who don’t wear their seatbelt are four times more likely to be killed in a car accident, than other people who do wear seatbelts. So, as you can see, it is very important to wear a seatbelt. You never know when an accident will occur. In today’s society Police Officers are cracking down on people that do not wear their seatbelts, because not only is it important but it’s the law.
Over the past five centuries, black people have endured violence in many different ways. In history, racist violence, police brutality, has been used to suppress the racial blacks and to preserve power and privileges for the white race. The practice of police brutality has a strong affect on a main segment of the American population. Those affected are minorities and the elderly causing them to have strong hatred towards the whites in America. Police brutality is abuse by law enforcement, where a police officer feels that because he/she has a badge and a gun therefore it puts them above the law and they can use unnecessary force against another individual.
Racial profiling is a form of discrimination by which law enforcement uses a person’s race or cultural background as the primary reason to suspect that the individual has broken the law. Racial profiling is a serious human rights problem affecting millions of people in the United States in even the most routine aspects of their daily lives. The debate over racial profiling has become a central element in a much larger history of adversarial relationships between the police and communities of color. Already-existing tensions between police and communities of color became heightened over the past two decades as allegations of racial profiling by law enforcement agents against people of color increased in number and frequency. A "profile" is a coherent set of facts - known conditions and observable behavior that indicate a particular individual may be engaged in criminal activity.
Thousands of people are killed in car accidents every year. There are an assortment of reasons why; from driving drunk to even falling asleep at the wheel. The main reason that most people are killed in car accidents each year is because most people have very bad driving habits, and the main of these people are teenagers. Many teens believe themselves to be immortal, so they feel they can do anything and nothing will go wrong, or hurt them. The three worst habits teens have are road rage, poor grasp on safety, and multitasking.
Racism is indeed the national obsession. America is said to be racked with it but why? Racism is widespread and has caused major problems. Many people distrust or fear other people who look or act differently. Racism in the United States seems to be directed mainly by the white majority against racial or ethnic groups such as Blacks, Indians, Indians and more.