A few years later he started dating thirteen-year-old Caril Ann Fugate. After his father kicked him out of the house for crashing his car, he became a garbage man(he was later sacked). Believing he was doomed to a lifetime of drudgery and poverty, he started plotting bank robberies and developed his guiding belief that “dead people are all on the same level.” His first murder took place on November 30, 1957. He had tried to buy a stuffed toy for his girlfriend from a gas station, but had been refused credit. He returned at three in the morning with a 12-guage shotgun, robbed $100 from the till and, after a scuffle, he shot the attendant in the head at point blank range.
Emmett went to Mississippi to visit family for a week and was staying at the home of his uncle, Mose Wright. After bragging to his southern cousins and some friends about his friendships with the white people up north, they dared him to go into a store and say something to the white woman that worked there. After the provoking, Emmett went into the grocery store to answer their challenge. Entering that store, he had no idea that he was breaking the Jim Crow laws of the South, and that his actions would bring about his death. According to his uncle Mose, at approximately 2:00 in the morning three days after Emmett had gone into the store and talked to the white woman who was later identified as Carolyn Bryant, Emmett was awakened out of bed and taken from Mose’s house.
After the date, they went to Dairy Queen to have ice cream and said goodnight to each other. The next day, Linda was wearing the red cap to school and a boy named Nick Veenhof was teasing her and took the cap off of her head. Her bald head was shown with stitching and some bandages. This let the whole class knows she had cancer. O’Brien was called Timmy at that time, and he uses stories of Linda’s life to feel like she is still alive.
The murder of Emmett Louis Till For many, the murder of Emmett Louis Till does not sound familiar but what happened to him in 1955 astonished the nation, and caused shockwaves, tremor, and that still echo today. Emmett Louis Till was only 14 when he got kidnapped, torture, then shot in the head. He was murdered in Mississippi for whistling at a young white woman in a shop. The two white men, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W Milam were put on trial for the killing and kidnapping of Emmett but despite the strong evidence against them an all-white jury acquitted them after one hour. "He was the center of attraction.
Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year-old Miami resident, was murdered and the reasoning for his death by the shooter is unreliable and evident that the shooter is not only racist but guilty of stereotyping and committing a hate crime against Martin. On February 26, 2012, Martin was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida, a small town North of Orlando, when Trayvon Martin was shot by twenty-eight year old, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was a volunteer neighborhood watchman of the gated community, where the shooting took place. Martin was walking back from 7-Eleven during the NBA All Star game halftime to get Skittles and an iced tea, when Zimmerman had confronted him. According to various news reports Martin was dressed in a baggy grey sweatshirt, and had a bulge in the front pocket.
I chose to analyze this film because it depicts the modern social issues of poverty, racial inequality, and even more perfectly, the sociology of sports. “The Blind Side” is about a young African-American man named Michael Oher, who had no place to live because of his drug-addicted mother and absent father. One evening, the Tuohy family drove by Michael walking along the road. He was only wearing a t-shirt and shorts in 30 degree weather so Mrs. Tuohy told her husband to turn around and the emotional story began to unfold. The Tuohy family took “Big Mike” in and enrolled him in the all-white Wingate Christian School where the two Tuohy children attended.
Due to the death of three of Earl Little's brothers being killed by white men and constant threats from the KKK, Little relocated his family in 1926 to Wisconsin and Michigan. In 1929 their house in Lansing, Michigan was burned down and in '31 Earl Little was “accidentally” struck by a car and killed (Timeline). Although Malcolm Little was one of the best students in his junior high class his eighth grade teacher told him that his dream of being a lawyer were “ no realistic goal for a nigger.” Of course he would laugh about this later in his career (X). After living with a series of white foster he eventually moved in with his older half-sister Ella Collins in Boston. In 1943 he moved to Harlem and
The 7 days between his shooting and his death, his many predictions of his own death, and his use of "Makaveli" only added credence to such theories(The Gale Group, Inc. Contemporary Black Biography 2006). Tupac has many unreleased recording and films that remain in the vaults. By saying this his life might be over but his soul and work will live on. Yet the possibility remained that it was his death that would leave the strongest mark on pop culture; his murder sparked considerable debate about the end of the "Gangster" era and the futility of the "Thug Life’’(The Gale Group, Inc.
These are only some the cases that are being reported and are reflected through the hate crime stats for 2010 and 2011. In 2008 there was a drastic and tragic turn in the LGBTQ community. Matthew Shepard a 21 year old gay student at the University of Wyoming was killed for being gay. Shepard (2014), “The horrific events that took place shortly after midnight on October 7, 1998 went against everything Matthew embodied”. This young man was tied to a wooden fence and brutally beat and left to die.