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  • Racially Biased Pretextual Traffic Stops - 1,824 words
    Racially Biased Pretextual Traffic Stops The interviews excerpted here show that racially biased pretextual traffic stops have a strong and immediate impact on the individual African-American drivers involved. These stops are not the minor inconveniences they might seem to those who are not subjected to them. Rather, they are experiences that can wound the soul and cause psychological scar tissue to form. And the statistics show that these experiences are not simply disconnected anecdotes or exaggerated versions of personal experiences, but rather established and persistent patterns of law enforcement conduct. It may be that these stops do not spring from racism on the part of individual off ...
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  • Racially Biased Pretextual Traffic Stops - 1,848 words
    ... thirteen percent of all drug users were black. In fact, among black youths, a demographic group often portrayed as most likely to be involved with drugs, use of all illicit substances has actually been consistently lower than among white youths for twenty years running. Nevertheless, many believe that African-Americans and members of other minority groups are responsible for most drug use and drug trafficking. Carl Williams, the head of the New Jersey State Police dismissed by the Governor in March of 1999, stated that mostly minorities trafficked in marijuana and cocaine, and pointed out that when senior American officials went overseas to discuss the drug problem, they went to Mexico, ...
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  • Racism - 1,661 words
    Racism Racism is a social problem that has occurred many years ago and it has passed through many phases. The oldest and most harmful of all is slavery. As we see from the "The problem of slavery and persecution' with the discovery of the New World, the institution of slavery grew to proportions greater than had been previously conceived. In 16th century Peru, to counter the inhuman system of slavery in the colonial economic systems finally introduced the great basic debate concerning the question of human rights. Important personalities such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist pastor and Nobel laureate, who led the struggle for civil rights in the United States until his assassination in196 ...
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  • Racism - 1,847 words
    Racism There were two cops. One said 'You niggers have to learn to respect police officers.' The other one said, 'If you yell or make any noise, I will kill you.' Then one held me and the other shoved the plunger up my behind. He pulled it out, shoved it in my mouth, broke my teeth and said, 'That's your *censored*, nigger.'(Abner Louima) The police officers that allegedly performed this act of racial violence on August 9, 1997 had no reason to brutally beat and sodomize Abner Louima. They beat him for the fact that he was an African-American. I will show how I researched a poem by Maya Angelou and how racism occurred in The Bluest Eye. First, we need to understand what racism is. Racism is ...
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  • Racism - 618 words
    Racism There have been many great civil rights activists in our history, fighting against the oppression of blacks. I think Martin Luther King Jr. said it best in his essay Three Ways of Responding to Oppression. Mr. King believed the best defense and offense against oppression was the way of nonviolent resistance; seeking to reconcile the truths of two opposites-acquiescence and violence-while avoiding the extremes and immoralities of both. Mr. King stated that there are three characteristic ways oppressed people deal with their oppression, one way is acquiescence: the oppressed resign themselves to their doom. They adjust themselves to oppression and become conditioned to it. Some of the o ...
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  • Racism - 271 words
    Racism * SIMPLE VS REAL * * * *A simple friend has never seen you cry. * *A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears. * * * *A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names. * *A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book. * * * *A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party. * *A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to * *help you clean. * * * *A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to * *bed. * *A real friend asks you why you took so long to call. * * * *A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems. * *A real friend seeks to help you with your problems. * * * *A simple friend wonders about your romantic h ...
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  • Racism - 978 words
    Racism English 4 Mrs. Simmons Throughout my life I have usually been on the receiving end of racist comments. In eighth grade I had to go to a public school because of moving reasons, and that is where the comments started. I could honestly say that it was the worst experience in my life. Their were only two oriental kids in my class, I was one of them. The other kid was also Korean, but the catch there was that he was a well known football player. I also played football, but I wasn't the all-pro quarter back. Since he was so good and so well know no one ever said a word to him. The first day at Richland(the name of the school which I went to) everyone was nice to me. The first couple days w ...
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  • Racism - 587 words
    Racism I must admit that before I began taking this class I took for granted how much racism still exists in this country. I have started to put more thought in to the way the world really is, the topics discussed in class have started to catch my interest. When I first started reading the Tatum book I was mad when I read her version of the word "racism". I thought to my self "I personally have never held down the black race, what does she mean?" As I progressed in the book I was starting to understand what she meant about the system of advantages that white people are given. I also understood this better when I read Elizabeth Munich's list of examples of how there are advantages to being wh ...
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  • Racism - 677 words
    Racism The Aryan Nations. The American Nazi Party. What are these groups? Why are they present in a land of supposed equality of all men? They are there because there are millions of Americans that believe in their message of white pride. The African American population is growing and Americans are now a mixed group of people. Black people are white people's neighbours, doctors, friends. With a growing unity between the two races, why does racism continue? The answer is simple. Racists from many years ago raise their kids in clans and white supremacy groups and teach them the ways of hatred. These kids grow up "brain-washed" that black people are their enemies and, taught by example, will co ...
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  • Racism - 521 words
    Racism Racism is an evil that can destroy socitiy. America is a nation of immigrants and, as such its a diverse society where racism and prejudice have no place. Everyone came here from somewhere. Our country is based on the phrase, All men are created equal. We are a diverse nation where racism and prejudice are unwarranted. Racism hurts people. Racism has been present in our world for more than 3,000 years. Take African-Americans, before the Million Man March, Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, black people were given less respect than dogs. For the first century of our countrys existence, blacks were slaves with no rights. Even after the Civil War freed them, there was no e ...
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  • Racism - 1,234 words
    Racism Racism is defined by the Webster Dictionary as the assumption that the characteristics and abilities of an individual are determined by race and that one race is biologically superior to another. Confronted with a problem as complex as racism, we cannot afford to let ourselves be constrained by the boundaries of specific disciplines. Racism is alive and well. The reports of its demise are totally unfounded so that we come to the beginning of the twenty-first century, it remains as our society's major dilemma. There is a lot at stake when dealing with this issue, but that fact is that we cannot brush it aside or ignore it any longer because it is present in everything we do. Canada and ...
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  • Racism - 749 words
    Racism SHOULD THE NHL MAKE THEIR PLAYERS WEAR MORE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROTECTIVE GEAR EQUALS SAFETY IN THE NHL The NHL should force their players to wear protective gear. Three reasons why protective gear should be worn are: one, it would prevent physical injuries; two, the players would set a good example for the future generations; three, it would take away from the negative aspects of the game. Protective gear helps a somewhat violent game remain as clean as possible. Wearing protective gear would prevent physical injuries in hockey. There were many hockey players who have worked hard all of their lives to become professional hockey superstars and when they finally got to the NHL, they ...
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  • Racism And African Americans - 858 words
    Racism And African Americans "Did Racism cause enslavement of African Americans?" Did Racism cause enslavement of African Americans? To answer this question you have to determine what a slave is? And what Racism is? By my views and believes, slavery is any type of duty somebody does for you. You own them so they work for you otherwise they will get punished. Now Racism is a negative attitude towards another race. After these to words are cleared up you come to a conclusion that racism in the 17th century caused enslavement of African Americans. To believe this you have to look at the history left for us to read. The court papers, and journals of people back in the 17th century. The first bla ...
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  • Racism And Prejudice - 992 words
    Racism And Prejudice In my eight grade at Earl warren, I witnessed numerous amounts of prejudice and racism. Not saying names about certain specific people but this said designated person is a female. Ive known this girl since about the 2nd or 3rd grade so I know about her school life well enough to be able to tell this story. To my knowledge, I feel she grew up, at school, with a pleasant life as a young girl. She wasnt really known to be one of the prettiest girls, but I guess she could be considered a little sweet heart. As the years progressed, we already hit the fourth grade at Skyline Elementary School. School started off as a new-sprung and fresh start for her little life. Even though ...
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  • Racism Debate - 979 words
    Racism Debate Racism Debate By M. Odeh There is a major argument among literary critics whether The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is, or is not a racist novel. The question comes down to the depiction of Jim, the black slave, and to the way Huck and the other characters treat him. The use of the word "nigger" is a main point raised by many critics, who feel that Twain uses the word too much and too loosely. Although Mark Twain never presents Jim in a completely negative light, he is not considered a true equal. He does not show him as a drunkard, as a mean person or as a cheat. This is in contrast to the way Huck's (white) father is depicted, whom is described using the all ...
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  • Racism Hate Crimes In America - 1,338 words
    Racism & Hate Crimes In America Racism & Hate Crimes in America Blacks were introduced to American soil during the 17th and 18th centuries via the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by whips, chains, shackles, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legitimized by our government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was abolished. To this day, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite emancipation, desegregation, and integration; some would argue that the condition of African Americans in the United States is still one of a subservient nature. Federal law defines a hate crime as whenever a victim is attacked o ...
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  • Racism Hate Crimes In America - 1,288 words
    ... eotype of perpetrators of hate crimes. All three were going through tough times struggling to stay afloat: King, Brewer, and Berry were high school dropouts unable to hold a steady job, working variously as yard workers and lumber company employees, and they were about to be evicted from the apartment they shared (Pressley A9). According to the SPLC's Klanwatch Project, the number of organized hate groups has grown significantly during the last few years, perhaps because of hard economic times. The particularly depressed economic conditions in rural areas of the United States since the early 1980's have provided a fertile breeding ground for organized hate groups, playing on a theme that ...
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  • Racism In America - 297 words
    Racism In America Racism In America Race is a socially constructed category. Society assigns races to people based on opinion and social experience. If races are socially constructed, then racism must also be an offshoot of race and derived from social experiences too. Racism, as defined by Websters New American Dictionary, is a belief that some races are by nature superior to others. Why is there racism in America today? There are two distinct schools of thought; the social psychologists and the sociological theorists. There are two social psychological theories. The scapegoat theory, that argues historically, members of the dominant group in the United States have harbored various frustrat ...
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  • Racism In America - 974 words
    Racism In America Racism is an institution in America. It has existed since our Nations beginning, and it is now woven into many facets of society. Historically, white males have held all of the power positions in society. White males were the doctors, lawyers, and policy makers. Although minorities hold some positions of power today, white males still hold the majority of them. Despite legislation that has attempted to alleviate inequality in America, The Department of Housing and Urban Development maintains that, "disparity in home ownership is still great"(Washington Post, p.E10). Housing secretary Andrew M. Cuomo cites home ownership rates of, "72.5% for whites, 45% for African-Americans ...
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  • Racism In America - 798 words
    Racism In America If someone asked you what it would be like to live in a perfect world, how would you reply? Many people might say something like, "A place without and arguments or fighting." Others might say "A place where there is not pollution." But, has anyone one ever thought to say, "A place without racism."? For some Americans, racism has never even crossed their minds. For others, it is something they have to live with everyday. In some societies in America, racism isnt even a factor, all citizens of the community get along. But, in other societies, racism is a case that could be life threatening. Racism, in definition, is "the belief that humanity is divided into stratified genetic ...
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