I show more white people than statistically what the truth is in terms of street crime. If you look at the prisons it’s 60-something percent people of color, and 30-something percent of white people. If you look at COPS it’s 60 percent white and 40 percent colored, it’s just the reverse. And I do that intentionally, because I don’t want to contribute to negative stereotypes.” Langley admits to censoring black crime for political reasons not because he is racist. Research has shown that African Americans are over-represented in news reports on crime, and within those stories, they are more likely to be shown as the perpetrators of the crime than as the persons reacting to or suffering from it.
With respect to race/ethnicity, Whites have been far more likely to support the death penalty than African Americans (Bohm, 1991; Cochran & Chamlin, 2006; Longmire, 1996), and Whites tend to favor harsher sentencing policies (Johnson, 2006), longer prison sentences (Rossi, Simpson, & Miller, 1985), and are less likely to support rehabilitation efforts (Gerber & Engelhardt-Greer, 1996). Some research suggests that women are less supportive of capital punishment than men (Cullen, Clark, Cullen, & Mathers, 1985; Longmire, 1996), more favorable of shorter sentences (Blumstein & Cohen, 1980), and significantly more likely to support rehabilitation or diversion programs (Applegate, Cullen, & Fisher, 2002; Haghighi & Lopez, 1998), especially for juveniles (Sprott, 1999). However, other studies have found that women may be equal to or even more punitive than men (Flanagan, 1996; Thomas et al., 1976). Tests of the relationship between age and punitive attitudes have produced mixed results (Cullen et al., 1985; Haghighi & Lopez, 1998; McCorkle, 1993; Thomas et al., 1976). It may be that
Victim surveys ask individuals to say what crimes they have been victims of. We can get information on ethnicity and offending from surveys when we ask what ethnicity of the person who committed the crime against them. For example in the case of mugging blacks are overly represented among those indentified by victims as offenders. Victim surveys show much crime is intra-ethnic; it takes place within rather than between ethnic groups. For example the British crime survey (2007) found 90% of where the victim was white; at least one of the offenders was also white.
Executive orders were also introduced to improve their roles in society. For instance, EXO 9980 introduced fair employment in the civil service meaning blacks were finally starting to be legally allowed to earn as much as the common white man. It is clear to see that Blacks progressed economically but they also regressed in some sections. For instance, White Americans were not best pleased that Blacks were now able to be interviewed for some of the same jobs as them. This caused riots in many industrial areas like the Detroit riots which lasted three days and caused 34 to be killed, 433 wounded and property
Ronald Reagan pushed the war on drugs to take the drugs off the street. Whites and blacks use the drugs at the same rate but are not being sentenced the same. The F.B.I data show two-thirds of those arrested for drug violations in 2006 were white and 33% were black, although blacks make up 12.8% of the population. Federal data of the most recent available information tells that blacks are 53.5% of all who entered prison for a drug charge. The criminal system is supposed to be justice, but as we see it is very injustice.
advertising are more susceptible to smoking.6 9~14 Further more, youth buy the most heavily advertised brands, and youth brand preference change in synchrony with corresponding national advertis ing campaigns. 16 tobacco producer use to target the minority groups in the population . As the billboard ads are mostly placed in the regions of high poverty and minority population.. However, these studies have tended to look at only certain parts of larger cities, and have only examined the relationship to class and race in very simple ways. When the tobacco producers losed the chance to advertize their product over the tv they go for billboards ad these billboards are focused over the minority population of the state Proximity to schools The proximity
We have to consider that Detroit has reported more population than Chicago. Cities that have large populations also have a greater chance of crimes being committed. People losing their jobs and many their homes could contribute to the economy status. This could contribute to the increasing numbers. Looking at what could help the numbers decrease could be because repeat offenders are receiving harsher punishments, or companies increasing their security with newer technology.
At a bare minimum, these are the scaled down achievements of sought after success and social mobility to be attained by the under-classed. As for those who pursue illegitimate structure models, the hopes of acquiring success through the means of monetary benefit are at a much higher success rate. Unfortunately, as demonstrated in Favela Rising (Zimbalist, Mochary, 2005), due to the high level of danger associated with gang affiliations, the average life expectancy of a gang member is dropped substantially to that of approximately 14-16 years old. It appears that in a community of epidemic poverty, people are more tempted to adapt in the most detrimental of ways in order to acquire any resemblance of success that society deems as being a favourable attribute. Merton's fourth type of individual adaption is retreatism.
Opponents also typically insist that undocumented immigrants lower wages and labor standards by offering their cheap labor and by being willing to work under very harsh conditions (“Lower wages,” 2008). This, increases unemployment and affects the living conditions of the working class and poor Americans (“Amnesty,” 2009). Thus, according to opponents, a comprehensive immigration reform would reward “criminals” who, not only broke the law, but also exploit the US economy, degenerate society, and compete against natives for work opportunities that are running scarcer as more people continue to come to the US. Legalizing the millions of undocumented immigrants that currently reside in the US would send future immigrants the wrong message that it is acceptable to enter the US illegally and that they will, in the future, be similarly forgiven (“What is wrong,” 2005). Finally opponents complain that legalizing undocumented immigrants would be very unjust for both, those that went through the long, legal process of receiving a visa, and for those that are still waiting to receive one.
This difference can be contributed to the economic shift and elimination of well paying entry-level jobs that sustained the Black Middle Class working families, as well as low level Black male employment (Wilson 1987;Taylor 2003). Racial discrimination and being economically disadvantaged shows that Blacks are twice more likely to suffer the death of a baby more so than whites. The divorce rates of Blacks are higher than Whites (Nock 2003a) and the major difference is that Blacks are more likely to have never married (McKennon 2002) African American Families are child-focused and accept children regardless of circumstances “Children are prized” (Crosbie-Burnett and Lewis 1999.p.457). In my conclusion: Poverty and racism is constantly plaguing the American Black Families, segregation still exist in our daily lives, as well as contending with relatively low-status jobs, coping with housing discrimination in certain neighborhoods. However, Whites and Middle Class Blacks share a common bond in parenting, education, social and developmental advantages and other resources that are needed to maintain an equal balance to help their children have successful