Racism

Proposal

My group has created a Weebly to show the impacts racism has on our world and statistics about racism. We have linked our Weebly in our presentation to raise awareness. On our Weebly there is a survey you can take showing how many people actually stand for racism today. Hopefully, after the poll people will read our statistics and will learn from what they put. From our website, you should learn that racism is a problem and needs to be put to an end.

Racism-

The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races

Facts About Racism

1.Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80% of the stops made were blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of the white people stopped.

2.After being arrested, African-Americans are 33% more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial in New York.

3.In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that African Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes.

4. In 2009 African-Americans are 21% more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.

5.In a 2009 report, 2/3 of the criminals receiving life sentences were non-whites. In New York, it is 83%.

6.The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded that an African American male born in 2001 had a 32% chance of going to jail in his lifetime, while a Latino male has a 17% chance, and a white male only 6%.

Connections to Kill a Mockingbird

In the novel Tom Robinson is convicted of a heinous crime even though the evidence provided proved he was innocent he was still convicted because it was a black mans word against a white mans. In To Kill A Mockingbird many racist comments are made. People call Atticus and the kids "nigger lovers." In Maycomb county most people are racist and judgmental of others who stand for it.

Quotes on Racism

"There's only one race, and that's what the show brought. That is the human race, period." Edward James Olmos - From - Battlestar Galactica at the World Peace Conference.


"I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it."
Margaret Atwood

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The article below is about a teacher getting fired for teaching a lesson on racism, because the boss got "offended."
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