Individuals have also made good arguments about the negative outcome that racial profiling might bring to our society. Obviously it has led the dominant race to have superiority to the minorities – racial discrimination. James Zogby, the president of the Arab-American Institute have made a point that he have seen a lot of dark skinned people being searched and treated with humiliation, which is really wrong – Racial Relations. David Harris, a writer and Professor at Toledo College, have already written a couple of books about racial profiling. He states that law enforcers think that they would be more accurate in targeting a suspicious group, but in reality, what happens is the total opposite wherein officials have inaccurate results in targeting the suspect—Race Relations.
Famous rappers such as Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, and ECT… have almost planted these racial slurs into our minds through there “trashy rap”. Imus in morning was not only reprimanded for his comments but later let go, due to the uprising of the black community. Rappers, Movie Stars, Comedians and even Gangsters have been giving black woman and negative name calling them “items, hoes, and even bitches.” This is not even in the privacy of their home it is in public on movies and even cd’s. Earl believes that this is due to the fact that these black celebrities are giving an ok to everyone to degrade woman of their own race. He states that “The same
Laws are there to protect against unfair and unjust treatment; however, there are always loopholes when it comes to obtaining a conviction for White person. When the scenario is opposed, the conviction is usually excessive. Legislation to constrain race within prejudicial boundaries included Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow laws were “Laws that enforced racial segregation in the South that required separation of whites from “persons of color” in public facilities, transportation, and schools.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2015) During the Civil Rights Movement, many people fought to overturn this law. They protested, marched, wrote letters to Congress, wrote letters to the President, etc.
Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Racism has evolved throughout the years. From the Los Angeles Rodney King beating to the slaying of Michael Brown in St. Louis, law enforcement officials continue making racism an issue within the world. People don’t always understand what the officer faces, though. Police Officers must make quick determinations of wrong doing in most situations.
Source D shows how the emergence of MLK was a big deal as it was him who was personally attacked showing that the racists must have thought he was someone important to the civil rights movement and they were trying to stop him. Although this is not a typical occurrence it
Spike Lee’s films, deal with different aspects of the black experience, they are innovative and controversial even within the black community. Spike Lee refuses to be satisfied with presenting blacks in their acceptable stereotypes. His characters are three-dimensional and often vulnerable to moral criticism. Lee’s collection of films with the theme racism, stood out for me because he is more interested in subverting the status quo of black history, so it isn’t just typical films which show racism. I also liked Lee’s intimate describing of his experience, and how some of his films had interesting elements to them because he was part of the black society.
THE CONTROVERSY OF MALCOLM X Ever since he first appeared as a spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X has raised many controversies. His revolutionary speeches influenced many disadvantaged black people. However, he was also severely criticized for his demands for total separation between blacks and whites in America. In his speeches, he often referred to the whites as the "devils". In his view, the white race in general was guilty for the suppression and sufferings of the black race.
Chamar Little Anne K. McCarthy English 1050-05 October 20, 2014 Stereotypes in America There are many issues that are going on in the US, one of those issues are stereotypes. This has been going on for years now, and people everywhere were victims of different stereotypes. These three stereotypes should be criticized because they discriminate against people: All Muslims are terrorists, all black people are from Africa, and teenage girls are more mature than teenage boys. One stereotype that is still around is how other races think just because they black, it automatically means they are from Africa. This is more races than a stereotype because something like this goes back a hundred years where there was slavery in the US.
African Americans and the Media Today the media portrays African American males as hoodlums and thugs. The racism present in today’s media needs to be addressed and dealt with. African Americans suffer from institutional racism, are misrepresented in the news, and their portrayals on television are based on negative stereotypes that do not accurately portray reality. If there is not a major change in the media’s policy toward African Americans then this negative stereotype will continue to dominate popular opinion and eventually become an uncontested fact. “Television, or specifically media, is not merely a reflection of reality, it is a mechanism for the creation of reality.” (1) History has proven that the ruling classes in any society
These cause other people from different racists to look at blacks in a bad way. It also causes society to live in fear, hate and racism. I believe that it isn’t fair how a television show can bring so many thoughts and opinions on black people. Studies state “most people in U.S. society are well aware of the many stereotypes and images surrounding black males.” Television programs should be used to educate and inform the viewers. Most African American shows portray males as violent, dead beats fathers, lazy and gangsters.