racial profilingRacial profiling and its cause and effects
Racial profiling leaves a generational effect of
guilt and an increase of hate crimes in America. The
cause of racial profiling has been argued since it
first started to gain attention by the media in the
early 60’s. Racial profiling has two main causes.
Mis-educated people and people who sterotype others.
First mis-educated people are people who have not
received the basic fundamentals of a sound education.
Mis-educated people are sometimes exempt from
rendering logical answers or decisions because of
their mis-educated status. These people are more
prone to be put in jail and commit more violent
crimes. For example, many Klu Klux Klansmen were
mis-guided and therefore did cruel things to
minorties, things that educated people wouldn’t do.
The second cause of racial profiling is sterotypes.
Sterotypes are usually a statement or a claim that is
made against ethnic groups, social types, and civic
organizations, sterotyping is also known as a logical
fallacy. For example, in America one in every ten
African Americans in the United States will fall
victim to racial profiling at least six times in his
or her life time. The offenders are not educated
enough, and cannot render a logical reason for "why"
they do ceartin things. In most cases mis-education
and sterotypes go hand in hand with each other.
Sterotypes are in many circumstances created by people
who are uneducated.
Whatever its causes racial profiling leaves damaging
effects on the victims and also the offenders. When
we carefully look at the effects of racial profiling
we find that many of the victims are either inprisoned
wrongfully, many people are left with psychological
issues, and some people even suffer from the inability
to socialize. Psychological is defined as a person’s
mental makeup, including the emotional part of that
person. When people are victimized by the horrendous
crime they usually suffer from depression and a lost
identity. Many people who are victims of racial
profiling will become depressed with society and the
judical system in America. Some people feel that
their undeniable rights which was given to them in the
United States Constitution were infringed on. These
people are usually depressed because they felt like
the system let them down. For example, I was
depressed because I was told I couldn’t participate in
the Youth In Government program at the Y.M.C.A.
because of some uneducated reason that was associated
with racisim. I was sad and felt depressed because I
worked hard the whole year to be told that I couldn’t
go on the trip I had so desired to go on. Racial
profiling also leaves the person vitimized, looking
for who they really are. The News Week magazine
reporter Bill Izenhower said that "people who are
victims of hate crimes try to find the ‘why’ in the
situation like the Africans try to find a solution in
dogma an African ritual that justify why particular
things happen." In essence victims are left trying to
figure out themselves. They want to find out how they
could have changed the situation that caused them to
be victims of racial violence. Generally there is
nothing that the victim could have done to change why
they fell victim to the hate crime. When people try
to search for answers that aren’t there, they sink in
a larger hole of depression. Moreover many people
fail the socialize in any activities because they
know that they will become an easy prey for racial
prejuduce. Insercurity sets in to play and that
person or group of people feel insercure about going
different places, possibly risking their lives. For
example, I come from a racially divided city . Most
of the times many minorities are scared to go certian
places because they will be a possible target of a
hate crime. Insecurity is defined as a people not
being confident with what they are doing, and having
fear build up inside them hendering them from doing
things that normal people might be able to handle.
Many people aren’t able to socialize because of their
fear. These people ma be wrongfuly inprisoned. In
America there are thousands of people who are
wrongfully inprisoned for a crime which they didn’t
do. People in may cases weren’t given fair trile.
For example, Assatta Surker was a Black Panther. She
was accused of the murder of a New Jersey Statetooper.
She was put in prison for no reason then she was
later found her innocent. While in prison they beat
her down while she waited her trail out . She was a
victim of not only racial profiling but cruel and
unusual treatment. The judge gave her an enormous bail
amount and other related things which violated her
Constitutional right. As a result of the inprisonment
of Black Panther Assatta Sukur, there was an increase
of hate crimes. Hate crimes are one crimes resulting
from a bias ethnic group to the other, usually
resuling in a violent crime. For example, a black man
beating up a white man because he is white would be
considered a hate crime. Hate crimes has declined in
the last decade, or maybe the people in Alabama are
being fooled. The reason Alabama has zero reported
crimes is because decective fail to report these
crimes the the federal bureau.. Hate crimes are
sometimes some of the most violent crimes committed
not only in the state of Alabama but around this
nation. When detectives look into their cases more
they find that the offender has suffered from either a
mental illness, has drop out of scholl, or has a
family history of depression.
Offenders often them feel guilty or sometimes even
lose trust in themselves. When most people do
anything that is not of "God" we tend to feel bad so
we repent. Guilt is defined as the acknowledgement of
a bad, deed being done. In this case sometimes guilt
will eat some of the offenders up so much that they
will change their lives around. Also these offenders
lose trust in themselves and others that are close
around them. They feel depressed, insercure and
sometimes even more violent. To end racial profiling
has many different ways in could be interpeted.
Trying to make a law to help stop some of the
offenders is hard. Many lawmakers have a hard time
with defining what a hate crime is. As a result the
crimes go on and victims are either hurt or killed and
offenders get charged for a lesser offense.