The Blacks` Unrest

TheBlacks’ Unrest

TheBlacks’ Unrest

Sincetheearly1960s and1970s, theUnited States of America experiencesrandomurbanrevoltsmostlyin theblack neighborhoods.Thelocalesinhabited by African-Americans andtheLatinos are thedomainsof socialunrestspropagatedby variousfactorswith policebrutalitybeingtheleadingfactor.Since thisis a socialproblem,ithas far-reaching effectson of thewholecountry.Therefore,itis prudentto understanditratherthanseetheprotestors as a batchof criminalswhodeservea massarrest(Coates, 2015).

First,thegovernmentof America broodedover thesegregationof theblack peopleuntil itmaturedandwhatweseetodayare thefruitsof unequaltreatment.In Chicago andBaltimore, thegovernmentthrough its devolved functionsof housingandlandsmakea directmoveto pushtheblacks to theslumareawheretheywould not minglewith thewhites. Thecustomized housinglawsthat restricted blacks from thewhite neighborhoodsreceiveda backingfrom thecourts.Today,thegovernmentpropagatesthepracticeby givinghousingsubsidiesin theslumareas.

Dueto thefeelingof beingleftout of thenationalinterests,thestreetmarchesandviolenceis not about to stop.Thewhite societythrough thelawenforcementofficerspasseson theracialprofiling through brutalityto black youths.Everytimethere is a killingof a black in thestreet,thechancesare thata white officerdidtheexecution.Thesuppressedfeelingconsequently bursts,anditresultsin socialunrest.ThelocalandnationalinstitutionsI thepoliticalarenahavedoneverylittleto easetheevergrowingtensionbetween thewhites, andtheblacks fin Baltimore, Fergusson, andMissouri. Theinequalitymanifests in unemploymentlevels, educationstandardsandaccessto basicservices.So,before condemningtheblacks on thestreets,wehaveto bearin mindthegenesis of theproblem(Coates, 2015).

Thedeathof Gray hada seriesof unansweredquestionssurroundingit.Hebrokeinto a runwhenhemeta policeofficerwhomadea chasewith thehelpof his colleagues.Theyfoundhim in thepossessionof a switchblade andconsequently severedhis notochord. Aweeklaterhewaspronounceddead.Without thechangeof policiesthat protecttheblacks from thepolicebrutality,there is nopointifurgingthem to leavethestreets(Keller, 2015).

Tomaketheprotestseffective,theorganizationscallingfortheblack riotsshould shiftthestreetunrestsfrom primetimeslike during thedeathof one of them. &quotThe Black Lives Matters&quot can callforthechangeof policiesthat indirectlyputtheblacks onthe vergeof policeviolenceandeconomicdisenfranchisement (Keller, 2015). Aslongas theyouthswill be makingitinto thestreetsto lootandhurlinsultsto thewhites, theeffectiveness of theprotestswill not takethepoint.Violenceshould not be partof theprocessbecauseitwill generatean attitudeof uncivilizedcommunitythat can onlyreceivethesameordeal.

Inconclusion,thenumberof violent is not on thevergeof reducingiftheblacks continueto facesegregationfrom thewhites. Thelocalandnationalgovernmentbodiesshould developmeasuresto reviewthepoliciesthat discriminateagainst one race.Iftheeconomicstandardsandfairapplicationof thelawdoesnot risecloseto thatof thewhites, Baltimore, Missouri andFergusson will be groundsforbattlebetween theyouthandthepolicewhenever one of theblacks getsitroughwith thepolice.

References

Coates,T. (2015, 27 April). Non-violenceAs Compliance. TheAtlantic.Retrieved fromhttp://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/nonviolence-as-compliance/391640/

Keller, M. (2015, April 29). Baltimore:The Divided City Where Freddie Gray Lived And Died. Aljazeera.Retrievedhttp://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/29/baltimore-protests-race-and-poverty-freddie-gray.html