The United States of America promises equal opportunity for all its citizens. However, this principle seems to be failing the African-American community, both historically and at present. Despite making up just one-tenth of the US population, they constitute 40% of the prison population, with black men between the ages of 18 to 19 being nine times more likely to be incarcerated than white men, and black women five times more likely than their white counterparts. These are worrying statistics, and they paint a stark picture of the current state of justice in America.
Adding fuel to this fire of inequality is the fact that US police are three times more likely to kill a black person than a white person, despite unarmed African-Americans accounting for at least 100 of the 900 or more people fatally shot by the police in 2015. It’s time to address these concerning issues of race and justice in America.
Fortunately, in this day and age, we have a powerful tool at our disposal to help bring to light issues like these and raise awareness globally: documentaries. In the spirit of informing the public of the injustice that has plagued the African-American community, we present the highly informative and thought-provoking documentary “Race for Justice.”
In “Race for Justice,” we get to witness an in-depth analysis of the chaotic and unjust situation faced by African-Americans in America today. The documentary features informative interviews with family members of victims of US police violence. They help to paint a picture of the struggles that the African-American community endures daily. The documentary also features interviews with social activists who provide an in-depth analysis of the current state of affairs. Plus, we get the unique opportunity to listen to Maria Haberfeld, a professor of Police Science, in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She provides us with thought-provoking insights into the situation, and it’s not from an outsider’s perspective but one of expertise.
Throughout the documentary, different cases of US police violence, brutality, and shootings are expertly dealt with and probed into. This documentary is a call to action to viewers worldwide, with a focus on the American public, to join the movement calling for justice and equality.
In conclusion, we strongly recommend that you watch “Race for Justice.” The documentary showcases the glaring racial injustices that continue to plague America. It will open your eyes to the recent events that have taken place and the challenges faced by the African-American community. It is time to stand together and demand a positive change for all Americans. Watch “Race for Justice” and join the movement for change.