Sociology imagination and Empathy

Yiwei Sun 2nd

Racial problems happen often. The shooting of Michael Brown is one of a cases which caused several demonstrations, complex trials, and social effects. It occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white Ferguson police officer.


Picture below shows about 80% of African Americans say the shooting in Ferguson raises important issues about race. By contrast, whites, 37%, say this case raises important issues about races.

Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to say that the shooting of Michael Brown “raises important issues about race that need to be discussed.”

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Staggering racial bias

Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites, yet Blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

If you were a Black, could you believe what White people say to you? I cannot.

And the pictures blow show the demonstration for Mike.
Did you see most of the people in pictures are Black? Black people are afraid of being killed next. What will children who are in the mental developing stages think? The Black children would think they were different because of their skin color. So the skin color would be the symbol of discrimination foe them. So their children would have the same thought. The imagination owed during the childhood will be difficult to change.
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The only way to remove this ugly thoughts is "Empathy". It sounds like a magic word. And it will be a magic if all the people do Empathy in the correct way. Sympathy will not make any seances. Empathy is like sharing the feeling. The White people nee to know Black people are afraid of being the target. More cases happen, more concern will grow.
And the Black people need to know that White people may not intend. They don't know the clearly shape without Black people forming that Because they don't know you would get how much harm.
All the people think they are victims. You may be a perpetrator in other's view. So all we need is to Empathy others.