It altered the course of the war, led to the impartiality of all blacks, and changed the future for the posterity. The Emancipation Proclamation altered the course of the war for the better. It was now moral responsibility to triumph the Confederacy and unbind the millions of African Americans held in subjugation (Bodenner). This document also changed the Civil War from a war of troubles to a campaign of human freedom (Emancipation Proclamation History.com). Amongst the Civil War, General Patrick Cleburne had mentioned how, “slavery, from being one of our chief sources of strength," had evolved into "one of our chief sources of weakness" (Bodenner).
The War on Drugs’ Warzone On September 14, 1986 Ronald and Nancy Regan addressed the Nation to report on the “war on drugs”, America’s latest epidemic. Bragging of a drug law enforcement budget that was scheduled to triple in comparison 1981, of 10,000 drug criminals locked away, and $250 million of their assets seized at the time of his speech, what Regan had done, was share information about the spoils of their drug war. The President told of his plans for a series of new proposals that would toughen laws against drug criminals, encourage more research and treatment, and ensure that illegal drugs will not be tolerated in schools or in workplaces . Unlike a war against a country, calling one on drugs, an inanimate object, shouldn’t give America
13th- The 13th amendment was the one that freed all the slaves. The civil war was a bing impact of radifiying this amendment and making it a part of the constitution. 18th- The 18th amendment was the one that started proabition. Proabtion basicilly ment that drinking was illigal and it was made a law.
1900’s and it was directed by black men. The Chinese immigrants directed the anti-opium laws in the 1870’s, while Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans directed the anti-marijuana laws in the 1910’s and 20’s. Drugs started getting evaluated for medical safety and efficacy in the 1960’s, due to the fact that drugs were becoming the symbols of youthful rebellion and even political dissent (Muriskin & Roberts, 2009 P.110). The war in drugs got declared by President Nixon, in June 1971.
Which at first glance looks like a positive thing but once you dive deeper into what his real motives are, it's rather eye opening. Let's start with the war on crime. During this time you had the black panthers who were people fighting for civil rights, people who were fighting for women's rights, and people who were fighting for gay rights. Nixon felt the need to fight against these movements and therefore one was more likely to get arrested for attending these rallies— for committing a crime which really wasn't a crime. He strategically blinded the public to this by calling it "the war on crime".
Malcolm X talks about how the government interfered during the civil rights movement in his speech “God’s Judgement of White America.” In it he explains how he thinks that America is coming to her judgment day and will soon collapse if she doesn’t make up for enslaving blacks. Even when blacks start to fight for equal rights, Malcolm X believes that the government is behind it all and controlling the leaders. He calls these leaders “Six puppets who have been trained by the whites in white institutions and then placed over our people as ‘spokesmen’ for our people” (3). The six people he is referring to are James Farmer, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Phillip Randolf, Ray Wilkins and Whitney Young all of whom were key members in the fight for equal rights.
The government publicized the emergence of crack cocaine as defense strategy to create a favorable public opinion for the drug war: “The media was saturated with images of black crack whores, crack dealers, and crack babies—images that seemed to conform the worst negative racial stereotypes about impoverished inner-city residents” (Alexander, 5). During the war, arrests and convictions for drug offenses saw an amazing increase, especially among African Americans. Because of the drug war, the United States now holds the highest incarceration rate in the world even surpassing more the world’s most suppressive nations. No other country imprisons more of their racial or ethnic minorities than the United States does: “The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of Apartheid” (Alexander, 6). The War on Drugs fueled mass imprisonment in the United States in which African American were the main victims.
Last but not least, the legalization of cannabis will break the cycle of crime. Last but not least, the legalization of cannabis will break the cycle of crime. Surprisingly, capturing and imprisoning people actually lead to an increase in crime. Once someone is considered a criminal, it becomes much harder for them to find jobs, leases and loans. Μany of them believes that they have to turn to the crime to survive.
Over the years rap culture has changed from being motivational to a negative industry. The more time teens spend watching videos put them further at risk as they are more likely to engage in careless or in some cases illegal activities. Once known as a inspirational outlet and a way for people to express their everyday struggles rap has since become extremely controversial and deceptive to the youth. One of the biggest negative effects rap music has is the promotion of drug sells and usage.
Around forty year ago, President Nixon declared a war to all the war users and sellers. The drug war became a national and a political issue. What about the "tough on crime" movement? is it working? According to the Political Research Associates, "tough on crime": Refers to a set of policies that emphasize punishment as a primary, and often sole, response to crime.
The song “Candles in the Sun” performed by R&B artist Miguel, discussed about the social issue on drug usages. Miguel referred to “babies on crack” as an ironic statement, to exemplify how younger generations were being exposed to drugs at an early age. Many younger generations who were being exposed to drugs, often have health issues or even die at a young age. Therefore, Miguel stated “may we all live long”, to addressed how the social issue on the usage of drugs can impact a person well being. Drug usages at an early age impacts on American culture by bringing negativity into America’s society and to the rising cause of death, causing other people lives rather then themselves too.
Mass incarceration of minorities has been considered one of the numerous pressing issues of civil rights. Public policies, criminal justice officials, lawmakers, and the media has contributed to this issue. Issues underlying this injustice include other injustices such as racism, class inequalities and inequalities in education. In turn, the injustice of mass incarceration of minorities also play minor and major roles in disproportionate effects on employment, housing, and standard of living. Rawls believed that society cannot be organized in a way which disadvantages the worst off.