Week four: My message is about police brutality that grips our nation almost every week. This is important because this happens often I would love to capture that.
Why are black people constantly being racially targeted, profiled, and shot?I used the symbol of “hands up don’t shoot” to raise awareness about how much police brutality there is currently in our country. I went online and looked up cases of police brutality. There was no shortage of cases, and something that really struck me was how every single one started: “ A white officer kills an unarmed black man.” By the third or fourth article, all about different people in different cities, I already knew what they were going to say. But what bothered me was not only how there are so many reports of the same thing happening, but how I could repeat the headlines nearly word for word. This is because police brutality is a rampant and pressing issue that grips our country month after month. This reveals just how much bias there is in the police force against people of color and specifically black males.