Racial Profiling And The Civil Rights Movement

993 WordsMay 20, 20164 Pages
While many people continue to say that race relations has increasingly improved after the civil rights movement, racism still occurs today. Discrimination and racism toward Blacks was considered normal after the Civil War and before the civil rights movement. Many white people could openly abuse black people in the streets and no one would care. Racism and discrimination only happens at a mid extent today, which is not as often as a when Richard lived. Richard Wright was born after the Civil War, but before the Civil Rights Movement. If he were to write an autobiography today, about a black boy growing up in the United States, he would write about the negative effects of racial profiling on blacks, the wealth gap between white and black families and how the Black Lives Matter Movement affects people. Richard Wright would write about the negative effects of racial profiling because African Americans are targets of it. This is because police officers like to profile blacks as troublemakers and assume that they usually commit most crimes. Some police officers think that racial profiling is a means to reduce crime but it has had the other effect, it has made many African Americans subjects of discrimination and unjustly accused of many crimes. As Dante Barry states in his article“Black lives and blue uniforms on campus,” Sam Dubose was killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer even though he never threatened the officer at all. Police officers are given excessive
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