Disparity ravages the world. People get caught up in desperate situations all the time. Many of these desperate situations pertain to identity—politics, gender, sexual preference, age and social lass.
Those who have something above others abuse and take away from others. The emergence of civil rights groups gives evidence to the fact that human beings, like Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, are conscious and fully ready to change these problems.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
This organization operates on the awareness that undocumented immigrants, as well as Hispanics, are in highly vulnerable positions in American society. Undocumented immigrants do not enjoy the same privileges and protections in American society as citizens, and they usually try to keep a low profile, so predators take advantage of them.
They face economic uncertainty. There are large numbers of undocumented immigrants in the Hispanic demographic, though not all Hispanics are undocumented immigrants. Many Hispanics are either citizens or documented immigrants. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
In fact, there have been parts of the United States, like where the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is, that have been historically inhabited by Latino people who are citizens. However, these facts do not keep Latino people from being racially profiled. Latinos are profiled as being “illegal” or foreign just because they physically look Latino.
Even people from Puerto Rico, who are United States citizens by default, are profiled as being “illegals” by some ignorant folk. Despite the fact that there are many different cultures, races, ethnicities and mixed races in the Hispanic world, there is a prevailing idea in the United States that “they are all just a bunch of spics.” Hispanic people are very proud of the countries where they come from, and may have their opinions of other Hispanic ethnicities or get annoyed if you think that they are something else.
Unfortunately, that “they’re all a bunch of spics” attitude has permeated so far into the minds of Americans that authorities racially profile Latinos and accuse them of being “illegals” on the basis of appearance.
This is what Sheriff Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County who harassed Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, did. Latino people who were legal citizens found themselves inconveniently detained and humiliated.
I hope that none of these people who were detained on the basis of “looking illegal” didn’t have someplace important to go! I hope that none of these people had a job or a wedding to go to, or a child waiting at school!
Black Lives Matter
In the early 2010s, Black Lives Matter started as a way to make the world more aware of the fact that Black people are being racially profiled and murdered by cops. The founders also say that the organization exists to make people aware of the inequalities that already exist within the Black community. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
For example, despite the fact that there is a strong maternal element in the Black community, there has also been an element where men have dominated over women and gained more credit.