Discriminationof America’s Minority Groups
Thispaper is a summary of Dr. Cooles’. Speech presented in class aboutdifferent things. He discusses four major issues. These are theearliest struggle of the Latinos for justice, his career, and finallyhis courtroom experiences.
Firstly,the doctor talks about Ricardo Rodriges. Ricardo was a Mexicancitizen who lived in San Antonio Texas for ten years. He wanted tovote and so applied for citizenship first. A petition, raised by twoattorneys, blocked his application. The doctor further explains thatof the minority groups in America, Mexicans faced significantdiscrimination when it came to voting. It is only later throughFederal Judge Thomas Max that things change and Rodriges get to applyfor citizenship.
Thedoctor notes of significant rulings in cases of biasness based onethnic background. He mentions Nickson 1927, nickson 1932, Smith 1994which are cases that address issues to do with ethnic minority groupsconstitutional rights. The doctors states how the Constitution may beused to prevent people from voting. He notes that Texas is notoriousfor changing its laws to prevent ethnic minority groups from voting.
Thedoctor’s career started in 1986 with a role in guidance before helater ventured into research. In pursuing law-related research, hehad to investigate over 200 cases related to ethnic discrimination.On request from Mr. George Corbal, the doctor examines racialdiscrimination. He emerges with a concept which requires one toestablish racial purpose when dealing with cases of racialdiscrimination.
Inconclusion, the speaker talks about the legal systems and thedecision making process. He speaks about the race factor and how itis still a big issue that hinders proper execution of justice. Apartfrom making laws, leaders also need to abide by them (Fairholm,2013). If they do not then, they should not hold public office.
Fairholm,G. W. (2013). Thetechniques of inner leadership: Making inner leadership work.Westport, Conn: Praeger.