This topic is based is based on police brutality. Police brutality has become a big problem around the world but it's mostly happening in the black community. This is not to focus on the black community but police brutality and its affects.
Police brutality is becoming a form of racism but the affecting both the African American and white race. There are minorities of people who don't look at it as a dilemma and there are others who find it to be a problem. I am one of those people who believes that police brutality needs to be a thing of the past and it needs to be fixed immediately. Police brutality is shameful, horrific and causes so much negativity. In society we are taught that policemen/women are to protect and serve. In this day and age if we call the police, we aren't sure if we will get help at all. Of course the police has every right to do their job but they have no right ti overstep their boundaries. When they overstep their boundaries in result they abuse their rights and end up abusing the person whom they are dealing with at hand. The police abuse their rights by abusing people mentally and physically with their actions. A lot of these people they end up abusing are the African American community. Constantly, we hear on the news there is an African American man who is unarmed and maybe casually enjoy his day until a cops analyzing him to be suspicious. What could possibly be suspicious about an African American man unarmed who is casually enjoying his day? What makes a black man suspicious to a white cop? There are many answers to these questions than just knowing that as African Americans we are to be treated as slaves again. Another aspect that goes within this topic is that there are people who are policemen/women and white that disagree with police brutality but afraid to stand up for what they believe in. Those reason could be because:
1. They don't want to lose their job
2. Generally just afraid to stand up for what's right
3. To join the crowd
By looking at these three reasons shows that policemen/women are people are just likeanybody else in the world. The point that I am getting at here is anybody can think of one of those three reasons when put under pressure or in a dilemma. We are people and have reasons as to why we don't do certain things. Considering the fact that police/women are simply human think about their uniforms. Their uniforms have badge, a gun, a club and etc. to represent their authority. If policeman didn't have these rules to represent their authority, what would the law mean then?
Here are two opinions from both Idriss and David Kraiss:
Idriss-"No matter how mad a person gets they have that little voice in their head saying what they're doing is wrong. Yes sometimes people maybe in the moment but at the end of the day they control their actions and if they feel as if the job is too much, quit and do something less stressful".
I posted a tweet saying "What do white people have against us(African Americans)?". One of my followers, David Kraiss who is white responded by saying, "We live in a society that over generalizes and stereotypes without any means and little proof. Because we live in the 21st Century, racism isn't supposed to exist but it does unfortunately. Issues like the Michael Brown shooting raises awareness and it's sad that it takes tragedy to stop ignorance. The worst is a closet racist who is afraid to speak up but behind closed doors will be prejudice. In my opinion the stem of racism is jealousy and resent the fact that minorities are just as good as them if not better than them".
Thought David is white, it is clear that feels that African Americans and whites are both equal which they are. He also made a valid point that it takes tragedy to stop ignorance. Racism is alive everywhere and should be stopped at hand not when we lose another African American. If African American cops were killing whites what would be the case?
My name is Kennedie. I am a young woman still learning the ways of the world and how to manage. I am currently pursuing a degree in Mass Media. My purpose in creating my blog is to inspire others and to share as well as receive different points of view.