Computer/Career Essentials Controversy in Racial Profiling There are many controversial issues occurring in the world at the moment. One of the largest issues is racial profiling. There have been several accounts in history involving innocent people being prosecuted due to race. However, there are also people who have been stopped from causing havoc by this strange form of paranoia. 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.
After seven days of jury deliberation, on April 29, 1992, all four officers were acquitted of the charges they were facing. The African-American community in Los Angeles had already felt strongly that the police were guilty of racial profiling and abuse. Immediately following news of the trial, thousands of people in the Los Angeles area began rioting, which lasted for six days and ended up being one of the biggest riots in history in the United States, later became known as the “1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest” and “Rodney King Uprising”. Fifty-three deaths, over two thousand people injured, and property damages of close to one billion dollars were just some of the unfortunate events caused during these six days of rioting. After six days, the U.S. Army, the Marines, and the National Guard were able to restore
African Americans differ from other races in many ways. Research has showed that about 87 percent of African Americans are a part of some sort of religious group. It seems like blacks have always been on the bottom of the pole all over the world. African Americans are victims of the most hate crimes around the world. Out of 7,624 hate crimes that were reported in 2007, 2,659 of the hate crimes were against African Americans.
He was the longtime director of the FBI and spent much of his career gathering intelligence on radical groups and individuals, “subversives” Martin Luther King Jr. being one of his favorites. Hoover’s methods included infiltration, burglaries, illegal wiretaps and planted evidence and his legacy is tainted because of it. His stance or controversial tactics against black was unspeakable. He name Martin Luther king Jr. the most dangerous Negro in the future of this nation, and he was so afraid of Marcus Garvey that he called him a notorious negro agitator and began searching for any that would allow this guys to be charged with a crime. Hoover used COINTELPRO to initiate around the clock surveillance on king, hoping to find evidence of communism or sexual deviance.
Racial Profiling In America Have you ever wondered why certain people get off of a crime, but when someone of another race does it, they are given a very harsh sentence? Most typical among Caucasians and African Americans, racial profiling originated in the 1600s and is still going on today. However, this type of injustice does not only go on between African Americans and Caucasians, but many other races. Hispanics are a big part of this; not as the suspect, but as the victim. Our country is the most powerful country in the world and we cannot get along as a people.
I also think that racial profiling encourages hatred between races. After September 11th our country seemed to be coming together in national unity, but underneath it all, discrimination towards minorities began to surface, and everyone of middle-eastern decent was looked at as a terrorist,
Blacks are four times more likely than whites to say they have been unfairly stopped by police, and twice as likely to say they have been insulted, threatened, or attacked because of their skin color. In the short essay written by Brent Staples, “Black Men Public Space”, we see how Brent being an educated black man is often stereotyped as a thug or a mugger by people who are not of his race. Many people judge by the color of other people’s skin or appearance. While Brent takes his usual daily stroll, he writes about how people lock their car doors or cross the street before they come close to him. Brent also writes about another example of stereotyping which concludes in racism; “Women are particularly vulnerable to street violence, and young black males are drastically overrepresented among the perpetrators of such violence”
It would make more sense and be more efficient to only be interested in the white males that are in the area. Some negative aspects of racial profiling are the reinforcement of racial stereotypes and preconceived notions about certain racial or ethnic groups. When people think that the TSA are targeting Muslim men, this could help to reinforce Islamophobia. Often times racial profiling will help justify irrational fears and notions that someone may have about people of a different race. A real life example given by the ACLU is “In December 2001, an American citizen of Middle Eastern descent named Assem Bayaa cleared all the security checks at Los Angeles airport and attempted to board a flight to New York.
Hate Crimes Susan Harvey Com/156 November 10, 2013 Ann Wehrman Hate Crimes People live in a world today where they are judged by their skin color, ethnicity, nationality, religious beliefs, disability, and sexual orientation. When an individual or group acts out because of at least one of these, that action becomes a hate crime. The first hate crime was recorded in 1922 by the Ku Klux Klan, a White supremacist movement in Louisiana. Two people were murdered experiencing kidnapping and torcher, according to records (Hopkins 2010). In the United States, every hour someone commits a hate crime, resulting in racial wars and death and intolerable obscuring human rights.
Crime Rates by Races In today’s society criminal activity is among the highest it has been in ages. Now this differs entirely when you bring the race factor into play. Race contributes a large role when it comes to criminal activity. Criminal activity is the breach of rules or laws for which some governing authority can ultimately prescribe. Each race has their own stereotypical category that they fall into.