It is estimated that there are around eleven million people in the United States illegally. As much as sixty-two percent of all the immigrants here illegally are from Mexico (Salamon 3). Even though not every illegal immigrant is from Mexico, if the United States is able to close down the border and prevent more foreign people from entering, the problem would be over sixty percent solved. The fact that there isn’t more action taken against illegal immigrants is astounding. The economy today is far worse off than it should be.
Hate crimes are something that has been occurring since old times in forms of things such as slavery, and to an even more extreme extent, The Holocaust. On an opposite note, some criminals have been locked away because of the quick elimination of possible suspects in a case due to racial profiling. In recent news, there is a new immigration law in Arizona. This law states that any legal immigrant within the state must carry documents to identify their status. Governor Rick Perry thinks that laws like this can encourage unconstitutional racial profiling.
This dissertation is on Chapter 4 Response of The Government to The Black Panther Party, War against the Panthers: A Study of Repression in America University of California, Santa Cruz by Huey Percy Newton. Huey Percy Newton discusses how the Black Panther Party was formed in America in 1966 as an organization made up of Black and poor people embracing a common ideology identified by its proponents as revolutionary intercommunalism. Drastic measures were taken by agencies and officers of the federal government to destroy the Black Panther Party politically and financially. The F.B.I as well as the government did not like what the Black Panther Party believed in; the main purpose of the Black Panther Party was
The majority of Americans don’t want invasive ultrasound bills, they do want the Bush era tax cuts to be eliminated, they do want affordable or even single payer healthcare. The reason that certain bills and laws are being pushed through against the will of the majority is money. Money from billionaires and corporations has more influence in this country than the voice of the people. There is supposed to be a system of checks and balances
The full throttle attack has since caused tensions to escalate at all time highs between America and Islamic nations. And "the cost of vengeance (instead of justice) has also been high: A further turn towards hatred and a rise in those who think most Muslims are terrorists, that Islam is a threat to the world, etc." ("War on Terror," ) Arabs that have lived in America all there lives have suffered much hatred, prejudices, profiling by their resemblemce to the identities and faces of those involved in the 9/11 attacks. "An identity view: In a New York Times article appearing a week after the horror that befell America on September 11, a Muslim woman described her dilemma this way: "I am so used to thinking about myself as a New Yorker that it took me a few days to begin to see myself as a stranger might: a Muslim woman, an outsider, perhaps an enemy of the city. Before last week, I had thought of myself as a lawyer, a feminist, a wife, a sister, a friend, a woman on the street.
If terrorism were a symbol it would be a dark skinned man clad in robes and a turban. Not only are we afraid of Muslims but we also have an exaggerated fear of Muslim-Americans. According to the FBI database only 6% of terrorist attacks in the United States are Muslim related. Granted, 9/11 was by far the worst terrorist attack America has ever faced. But, just because a few Muslim extremists committed a heinous crime the name Muslim has been forever tainted.
Instead they George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress paid little political price in the last four years of his presidency for the swing from budget surpluses to deficits. But because some polls show that Americans consider reducing the deficit to be a higher priority than many other goals, including cutting taxes, and embracing a new round of borrowing could pose political as well as economic risks, social security was not a big concerning issue at the time. Most of the Republican candidates vying for the presidency have proposed at least partially privatizing Social Security. The group considers strengthening social security, focusing on specific issues such as privatization, rising the retirement age, and raising the cap on payroll taxes, which fund the program (Huff Post). Unlike the Democrats, the Republican Party has a “hard” time presenting this issue because most individuals rely on social security or any governmental entitlements.
Illegal immigration is a big problem In the United States. According to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States rose from 8.4 million in 2000 to 10.3 million in 2004. Illegal immigrants take advantage of the system put in place to assist natural born or naturalized Americans. Illegal immigrants use the educational and economic programs for their own ends at the cost to taxpayers and Americans who actually need them. Americans work hard too and it doesn’t seem right that illegal immigrants can come and use up all of the benefits that were supposed to go to hard working Americans.
In our countries past, many minorities have faced discrimination. Native Americans have faced brutal, deadly discrimination; now they are all but extinct. African Americans have also faced deadly discrimination, merely because of the color of their skin. And Japanese-Americans faced inhumane discrimination due to World War II. Firstly, the Native Americans in this countries history have faced unrelenting discrimination because of their ethnic background.
Hate Crimes A hate crime can be defined as “an act motivated by bias or prejudice” (Hate Crime FAQ’s). For something to be a hate crime, a crime must actually occur. Most types of hate crimes focus on ones race, religion, color, gender, and sexual orientation. This paper will mainly focus on hate crimes dealing with racism. Racial hate crimes are a problem we face in America and something that is getting worse every year.