In our American history class we are researching contemporary issues and designing ways that people can take action and improve our community. Our group is focused on Racial profiling among latinos . This issue is important because it causes fear and stereotypes among the community This issue is complicated because it is caused by Police and simple minded people . However, we need to address it because it has serious effects like breaking up the community and culture and making it harder for latinos to find work later on ending back in prison It also has the long term effect of making it difficult for people to learn about our beautiful Culture. To address this issue, we think that people should learn about our culture from people who actually live and are latinos and to throw out all the negative things they heard of out the window. Some people might oppose this idea because they don’t want to be problem wrong and they don’t want to change their minds about the reality of how beautiful the culture is. To raise awareness about racial profiling among Latinos we would have a petition of who would attend the workshops. We have made a prototype that is a petition Please give us any feedback you have about our prototype to help us improve it to help raise awareness about this important issue. ( Our petition is below)
|One colossal issue that we have in our community is Racial Profiling on Latinos and it’s not receiving enough attention and solutions for this issue. An article that we read shows the the attention about racial discrimination is mostly on white people and African American people and not on Latinos even though they face the same racial discrimination|
|The origin of this problem is the media portrays us as immigrants, alcoholics, gang bangers, drug suppliers and the main reason that we have all these problems is because of racism.|
|This causes an increase of unnecessary fear through the latino community because of stereotypes that the media and close minded people. This leads to higher jail rate and harsher sentencing .
When latinos are charged with a crime it is harder to find a job and making a higher chance of them turning back to crime
|A solution we as in our group have come up with is to acquire volunteers to educate people the reality of how the latino community is being treated by cops and the media is portraying them. We would educate them by having workshops and talking to the police and the media up front of the positive side of our culture.|
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