It represented defiance against the older generation and American culture through its extravagance. Another factor in the provocation of the riots in Los Angeles was that many Latino males were not in the military, which only raised questions about their patriotism. It may have been mainly the attitude toward the war that truly drove the violent actions of military personnel; with rationing affecting every American family and wool being one of the many products cut down, the zoot suit was a pricey and obvious affront to the rationing regulations. The combination of these sparked the series of riots between the zoot suiters and the predominantly white members of the U.S. military.
His aggressive sexual behaviour which resulted in the deaths of Eva Taysup, Shelley Napope, and Calinda Waterhen were shunned by the public and regarded as mildly newsworthy by the media (Goulding, pg 211). Why was such an appalling crime so widely ignored? Goulding argues the murders of John Martin Crawford were ignored because of the ethnic background, social position, and economic status of his victims (Goulding, 2001). All which were Aboriginal, economically impoverished, and socially excluded. It is hard to disagree with Goulding’s steadfast argument that the characteristics of the murder victims dictated the poor publicity of John Martin Crawford’s crime.
Not only did Jackson disregard the minority groups such as Native Americans as well as African American but he went even further and limited their already minute innate freedoms as human beings. Because of this the United States of America cannot be considered more democratic during the Jacksonian era. Racial prejudice really began to pick up during Jackson’s presidency especially towards the Indians. It was no surprise how quickly racism towards African Americans spread
The crime was considered a hate crime by “many Black residents of Linden,” however; regardless, the act was of unnecessary violence and brutality (Witt). The case was biased due to the boys’ escape of “serious punishment for the crime in a town where they were praised as ‘good ol’ boys’ by many whites.” The influence of the society’s past opinions of the criminals led to an unfair court sentence and inequality to the justice being served (Witt). There are many solutions that could have compensated for the inequality. As the men have taken away Mr. Johnson’s freedom, it is right to take away their freedom. Incarceration would be the best and, with regards to our laws, the most effective ruling to establish a fair justification.
I recently read an article titled, “California Horror Stories and the 3-Strikes Law,” in which the author of this article discusses the so called flaws of this law. The author argues that the law is unfair to minority groups and to those who commit low level felonies. He then blames the 3-strikes law for creating a cruel, “Kafkaesque” criminal justice system that has lost all sense of proportions. Other articles, which share this author’s view, also argue that this law would burden the tax payers. They believe this law would cost tax payers more money because imprisoning a 3-strikes criminal is normally a life sentence.
His relentless tone was not an effective way to illustrate his purpose because of the contrast between hi s tone and the innocence of victims of racial profiling. Following, his descriptive language states his early viewpoint on law-enforcement authorities and their ethnic profiling as "sadistic" and "disgusting." Herbert assures the readers that, in fact, law-enforcement utilizes racial-profiling in their actions which explains his portrayal of innocent Blacks and Hispanics as well as police officers. He claims that young Black and Hispanic males "are stopped, frisked, and harassed in astonishing new heights." In his explanation of the 45,000 victims of New York Police, he doubts it and suggests his own figure in the hundreds of thousands.
Notions of racial superiority justified the displacement of not only the Indians, but also of the Mexicans. Racist ideologies led many if not most Americans to believe that Mexicans, like Indians, were cowardly and lazy. Furthermore, such ideologies were reasoned, that with the inferior races' failure to develop their lands in a productive manner—along the lines of the Protestant work ethic—meant that they deserved to lose those lands to the Americans, who would make better use of it. Critics grew particularly incensed when the concept was used to justify wars of expansion. Many portrayed the Mexican-American War as a land grab, aimed at the conquest of a vulnerable neighbor with little ability to defend itself.
Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority.” He is clearly appealing to their logical that sense that this law is not one of god but one of man who is unrightfully taking away the rights of the African American and that in no way does it make logical sense for these people to be under Caucasian
This is terribly wrong because it indicates that the community views individuals from the other race as less human whom posse’s traits that are unacceptable (By, 2001). Accusing every one belonging to a certain race and subjecting them to unfair treatment is highly wrong because that is synonymous to assuming that any minority group living in a foreign land bears collective responsibility for the crimes committed by any member of the group. The war against terrorism was and has been targeting Muslims and people of Arab origin due to the connection they have had with the al-Qaida which
“If sexual violence is not simply a tool of patriarchy but also a tool of colonialism and racism, then the entire communities are the victims of sexual violence” (Smith: 2005, 8). The way the white man perceived the Indian was dirty, mainly because their way of life wasn’t understood. Since Indians were thought of as dirty, then they were perceived as ‘rapable.’ The same goes for the mutilation of Indian bodies. Since once again these native were thought of as dirty, their bodies weren’t respected alive, much less dead. “…been sexually mutilated, raped, and tortured, including having had their nipples cut off.