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.
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
Quotes on Racism
"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."