The 's Fight For Equality

1266 WordsMay 28, 20166 Pages
August 9th, 2014, another seemingly ordinary day in Ferguson, Missouri, that in fact would go down infamy and as day that many would use as a basis in the fight for equality. According to BBC, it was around noon when Michael Brown, who was African American, was walking down the middle of a busy street with a friend. Darren Wilson , a caucasian police officer, approached the two because of the traffic they were creating by walking in the middle of the road. They refused to comply with the officer 's request, to which the officer once again asked the two to leave the road. Shortly after, Officer Wilson realized they were suspects in a robbery that had happened earlier that day. In response, Wilson attempted to restrain Brown resulting in a…show more content…
Would Michael Brown still be alive if the proportion of arrests had been balanced? Throughout the world, an ongoing pandemic is occurring, but has gone unnoticed by many. However, while most people are unaffected by this, one group in particular is hit hard the most, minorities. The problem at hand is not one of late, it has plagued civilizations since the beginning of times, perhaps in different forms, but the idea has largely remained unchanged. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of racism, or the idea in question is defined as, “A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” A close analysis of the events that occurred on April 9, 2014, reveal that racism continues to thrive in America’s modern society. In all cases similar to the occurrences in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, there is one correlation that can be seen across the board; in most if not all cases involving a caucasian against a minority in whatever form of dispute, the caucasian has the advantage in terms that they either win the dispute or if are found at fault, receive a less severe consequence, if any at all, than if the minority had been found at fault. The novel
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