Race and Punishment:
In the article, “ Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crimes and Support for Punitive Policies” they talk about “how policy makers actions and statements amplify the public’s racial association of crime” (The Sentencing Project, 3). The media and policymakers and government are such heavy influencer’s on the American people and sometimes other countries. I agree that that media makes it hard for a person of color to get any justice. We have shows like Law & Order: SVU or crime shows that only show African American men and or other minorities who make up the jail system or act violently. I’m so glad that I’m not an African American man in this day and time because they are treated so harshly for crimes they do not commit. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying all of them are angels sent from heaven but people are so quick to jump to conclusions. The policy makers better known as the government “ create harsh sentencing laws that impact all Americans and disproportionality incarcerate people of color” (The Sentencing Project, 3), I just feel like if everyone were to be given a equal chance on life that crime would drop significantly. Most of the “ offenders” are born into these lifestyles are not given many opportunities to escape so the “ survival of the fittest or given opportunities” wins. Oh the life of capitalism. I don’t think Weber would be too pleased with the laws and restrictions placed on certain people.