Race continues to influence how people of African descent in the United States are treated by law enforcement. Acknowledgement of the role implicit and overt biases have historically played in creating disparate law enforcement practices and the resulting frictions between African Americans and the police is a reality that should be immediately addressed. The assignment of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and even African American police officers to police poor, predominantly black neighborhoods who have had little or no social contact with members of this group or specific training in how to effectively interact in such environments is an ongoing recipe for disaster. Police officers from each of the aforementioned groups sometimes bring negative attitudes and or stereotypes to these communities that can adversely affect their decisions and the fairness of their enforcement actions.
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Conducted by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and the Black Futures Lab , over 5, participants were surveyed in order to identify societal issues that continue to hurt minority communities. The results were for the more party similar across all demographics when asked if police killings on Black Americans were of high attention. The Black Census details an impressive amount of content that adversely affects minority groups with diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Sample sizes are much smaller compared to the United States Census, but that only allows a more acute examination of what must be done in order to provide adequate resources for these underrepresented groups. Every year, the Human Rights Campaign maintains an ongoing list of transgender women who were murdered and in the organization notes that 11 ladies have been killed in violent fashion. Blavity is a community of the most exceptional multi-cultural creators and influencers in the world.
Essay on Police Brutality
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people can face violence motivated by hateful attitudes towards their sexuality or gender identity. Violence targeted at people because of their perceived sexuality can be psychological or physical and can extend to murder. These actions may be motivated by homophobia , lesbophobia , biphobia , transphobia , and may be influenced by cultural , religious ,    or political mores and biases. Currently, homosexual acts are legal in almost all Western countries , and in many of these countries violence against LGBT people is classified as a hate crime ,  with such violence often being connected with conservative or religious leaning ideologies which condemn homosexuality,   or being perpetrated by individuals who associate homosexuality with being weak, ill, feminine, or immoral. Outside the West , many countries, particularly those where the dominant religion is Islam , most African countries excluding South Africa , most Asian countries excluding the LGBT-friendly countries of Israel , Japan , South Korea , Taiwan , and the Philippines and some former-Communist countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia , such as Russia , Poland , Albania , Kosovo , Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina , are currently very dangerous for LGBT people because of discrimination against homosexuals which influences both discriminatory legislation and physical violence.
Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive. Years later, I still ask that question and, years later, the answer continues to be something along the lines of a white cop beating a Black man almost always imagined as heterosexual and cisgender with a baton. Rarely has sexual violence been the first response.