The Killing Of Two Young Men

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In the last two years there has been a lot of media attention building about the killing of two young men, Trayvon Martin, was a 17-year-old African American from Miami Gardens, Florida, who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida. and Michael Brown an unarmed black male shot by a police officers in Ferguson Missouri. These u that sparked and outrage in the African American communities. There are a lot of African American people who feel that the killings were unjust and not justified. There have been many protests around the united states because of this. There are many people taking to the streets, protesting, marching, holding up signs, and even getting on the ground with their hands…show more content…
How does racial profiling and discrimination affect our youth psychologically? “The American Psychological Association notes that research psychologists have studied the psychological effects of racial profiling and found that "victim effects" of racial profiling include post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of stress-related disorders, perceptions of race-related threats and failure to use available community resources.”(American Psychological Association) “During the racial profiling inquiry, the Commission learned that one of the most significant and potentially long-lasting impacts of racial profiling is its effect on children and youth. Racial profiling in several contexts, in particular in the education system and in law enforcement, is compromising the future of our children and youth. The Commission heard that many have concerns with racial profiling in the education system. This concern was shared by members of several communities, in particular, the African Canadian, Latin, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arab communities. The Commission was told of a perception that children from these groups may be stereotyped as "slow to learn" and aggressive, and are therefore considered to be the instigators of any conflict or problems at school. Behaviors that would likely be assumed to be harmless or just a "kid being a kid" if
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