Though not completely tolerated nor accepted, society today has familiarized itself with the idea of same sex relationships. In order to become more at ease, however, homosexuals had to endure a series of events such as the Stone Wall Riots, discrimination in groups and clubs, and personal hate geared towards the gay community. Homosexuals have gone through years of being ridiculed and discriminated against. Perhaps the most memorable and eye opening event in the history of the gay and lesbian community were the Stone Wall Riots. Prior to 1965, gay and lesbian bars were subject to constant raids in cities across the United States.
The Stonewall Inn, at that time was run by the Mafia. It welcomed an assortment of patrons, but it was known to be popular with poorest and most marginalized people in the gay community: drag queens. Police raids on gay bars were routine in the 1960s, but officers quickly lost control of the situation in Stonewall Inn, and attracted a crowd that was incited to the riot. Gay residents began with more protest with New York City police the next evening and several nights later. Village residents quickly organized into activist groups by gathering gays and lesbians to concentrate efforts on establishing places for them to open up their sexual orientations without the fear of being arrested.
With the pent up anger and tension, the result was violence and the beginning of the L.A. Riots. However, the riots began as the African-Americans were protesting against the police in the name of Rodney King and the injustice that was inflicted on him. During the process they began to loot stores and set fires in Koreatown, forcing the involvement of the Korean
The next night it got a little bigger and a little bit more boisterous, the same protesting demonstrations were going on for the most part and there were a few more arrests then the previous night. The National Guard was now there and they even tried using tear gas to clear out the students. The next day was when the government and rest of Kent officials began getting really angry. The governor of Kent called the protests “un-American” and openly expressed his anger with the protesting. They made it clear that night that they were intent on putting an end to the protesting as soon as possible.
included bookshops, publicly sold newspapers and magazines and a community center. It was during this time that Los Angeles saw its first big gay movement. In 1967, the night of New Years, several plain clothed police officers infiltrated the Black Cat Tavern. After arresting several patrons for kissing to celebrate the occasion, the police officers began beating several of the patrons and ultimately arrested 16 more bar attendees which included 3 bartenders. This created a riot in the immediate area, ultimately bringing about a more civil demonstration of over 200 attendees several days later protesting the raids.
From the readings of Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures, I read, I gathered some very pressing issues for black women and horrible acts that they are being succumbed to such as domestic violence, and rape. In the black community in particular, there is a continuous increase of domestic violence cases, race cases, and other various sexual exploitation that is going on concerning black women. In the Vibe Magazine article, it talks about domestic violence in the music industry particularly against rappers and their significant others. The article starts off by telling the story of the relationship of Christopher and his wife Liza. Throughout the course of their 10 year relationship, Christopher also known as "Big Pun" abused Liza on frequent
When the 2AM lockout was announced, it provoked a massive reaction from the general public, hospitality industry as well as club owners and patrons. Despite the figures not wanting to initially come out by the government, police figures revealed a sharp increase in the number of assaults during the lockouts first month. This is because rejection increased the likelihood of a violent reaction from people attending their favourite night spots, and being refused entry after 2am proved to fuel further violence. At the start of June the trial began with the aim of reversing a growing trend of violence around the city’s nightlife scene, however, Victoria Police figures show a rise in the number of assaults in June compared with the corresponding period last year. Reported assaults in the city of Melbourne city rose by 18% to 211% for the month while property damage reports jumped 26% to 164.
The Sandford Police department is faced with many ethical issues since the shooting death of a young black teen in February. The department is facing racial issues in the community that are fueled by the mass media coverage of the case. The police chief has been forced to step down, the community is in a rage, and the news outlets are only reporting information that keeps the community thinking that this case is about the defendant being Hispanic and the victim a young Black man. The Sanford Police department is facing high racial tension among the members of its community. The shooting of Trayvon Martin a young black teen by a Hispanic male; has sparked many protest by the black members of the Sanford community among others.
Their religion shapes them into the person that they go on to be in life. Unlike separation of church and state, different religious views and the workplace come to meet occasionally. This leads one to question if religious accommodations are the rights of a person so they can function at work. A working definition of religious accommodations is needed to clarify the argument for them. According to Bou-Habib’s 2006 article “a ‘right to religious accommodation’, I shall mean; ‘a right to be free of burdens that either impede one’s religious conduct or make it too costly to perform’.” Religious accommodations include job reassignments, flexible scheduling, modifications to workplace policies,