Race Biases And Human Rights Violations

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” (Mahatma Gandhi) A portion of how people react to human right violations is determined by poverty and race, but a majority of reactions to human right violations are not established by poverty or race. Police shootings were not influenced by race biases, if police shootings were influenced by race, more African Americans, Latinos, and Asians would be killed than Caucasians. Not only are police shootings not influenced by race, areas where the majority of people have a lower social class compared to areas where people tend to have a higher social class had a similar reaction to human right violations such as,…show more content…
The ethnic groups of people and the scarcity of money do not affect how people react to human right abuses. The right to life, human right #3, is not unfairly violated by the police. Latinos, are the highest discriminated group, followed by African-Americans, Asians, and then Caucasians. 57% of people in the United States discriminate against; Latinos, Latino-Americans, Latinas, Latina-Americans, Hispanics, and or Hispanic-Americans. (Ross, Agiesta) 51% of people in the United States have prejudice feelings towards African-Americans, and are biased against African-Americans. (Ross, Agiesta) 25% of Americans also show feelings of bigotry towards Asians, and…show more content…
Category 5 hurricanes are infrequent, therefore there may not be much planning for this event. When comparing two category 5 hurricanes, Hurricane Andrew, and Hurricane Katrina, which took place in the states of Florida and Louisiana. I found similarities throughout the comparison of the two hurricanes in two different states. In Louisiana the median salary is $44,555 a year, and there is a whopping poverty rate of 19.8% (Mekouar) contrasted to Florida where the median salary is $47,463 a year, with a lower poverty rate of 16.5%. Hurricane Andrew ripped through Florida on August 24, 1992, 4 days later on August 28th supplies from the Pentagon was sent to survivors. (Pear) A similarity was found with Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, which was where the monster was strongest, on August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was finished with Louisiana on August 31st, the first initial government supplies and relief aid after the hurricane was signed for on the 2nd and 4th of September. As can be seen, a relatively richer state had very similar treatment to a less wealthy state when a natural disaster roared
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