In 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. Famously quoted part of his dream: "We must learn
to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Ever since then our country has
been working on the racism dilemma between the African Americans and the Whites.
Obviously there is still work to be done. Profiling, harassing, and discriminating against
the African American race to the extreme, the Miami Gardens Police Department has
intentionally targeted the black civilians, made them scapegoats at their discretion, and
completely ignored what Martin Luther King Jr. fought about to end the racism between
whites and blacks.
The black civilians of Miami Gardens District have recently been violated of their own
basic rights. A man by the age of 28 named, Earl Sampson, has been a victim of this
crazed act of profiling from his very own Police Department."Sampson has been
stopped and questioned by police 258 times in four years, searched more than 100
times, and arrested and jailed 56 times. Mainly because of being accused of
Trespassing at his own job!" (MiamiHerald). Sickened by this, his boss, Alex Saleh,
decided to put up security cameras to catch the police doing these absurd things to
Sampson and other workers (MiamiHerald). Saleh also put up the cameras because of
a liability issue, because if one of his employees or customers would have been hurt
from one of the cops, then it could turn on him and make him look back due to liability
issues. Saleh has also talked to The Miami Herald and said, "Sampson would be
stopped during his working hours and be questioned and searched up to three times a
day" (NEWSONE). Saleh has also said that all of his workers and even some customers
have been profiled and abused by the police. This goes to show that the dilemma
between races has not been stopped.
Racism over the course of 50 years has been a major issue in our country. People
would judge each other about their color, social status, and sometimes their popularity.
As a Country we have been through a lot. We all need to love each other and come
together just as we do when we face trials as a country. The black race
has been ridiculed, despised, and hated on the past fifty years because of the white
race so called "claiming" their dominance. They think they are the supreme race but
actually they are not. As it says in Galatians 3:28, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there
is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for we are...