Essay on crime in south africa

When discussing the differences between North and South in the 19 th century, obviously the huge elephant in the room is slavery. Slavery definitely affected the honor code inasmuch as it shaped the South’s economy and was part of the way of life whites wished to defend. It influenced it in other ways as well, but historians disagree on exactly how. Some think the fear of a slave uprising made Southerners more prone to engaging in reflexive violence – demonstrating strength as a warning against would-be mutineers. Some say that by including all whites in the Southern honor group, rich and poor alike, they pacified possible resentment from the lower class, and thus headed off the possibility of their teaming up with slaves in a rebellion against rich plantation owners. Slavery helped solidify the Southern hierarchy, and traditional honor thrives in an environment of “us vs. them.”

Articles like this is why I read the Nation. Bravo, Michelle Alexander! I am not surprised you got so many comments. I've read some of them and would like to respond to Lara De Luz, Maria Schafer, Gordon Spencer, and Kay Sieverding. Re: African American support for Clinton: they are voting for the devil they know rather than the one they don't. They remember Jesse Jackson's two ill-fated campaigns and realize Sanders is much more like him than Clinton and so, while she doesn't deserve it, Clinton has gotten their votes. To Kay, I know firsthand what you have gone through and there is no justice in American courts for ordinary people. That system is even more corrupt than our politics, if that is possible.

While the Mafia controlled building construction (effectively destroying large historical districts) and vast sectors of the economy (the meat trade, for example) and developed a successful heroin trade, the pizzo (extortion through "protection money") remained a cornerstone of its system for generating revenue, day-by-day, year after year. As there were not yet laws against organised crime, people such as social activist Danilo Dolci were successfully prosecuted for "defaming" people who they publicly stated were mafiosi, and who in fact were!

Essay on crime in south africa

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