Martin Luther King once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” This quote analyzes that people can’t get rid of hatred by hating more but, by love and the hate will vanish. The articles, “Worsening, unchecked segregation in K-12 public schools,” by Washington Post, “Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King Jr,” by Biography.com Editors and A+E Networks, “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., CHANGING AMERICA,” by Barbara Radner, and “Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King 's "I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., analyzes MLK’s life and teachings and some issues that can be solved that are still occuring in the world, today. It is evident that if Martin Luther King Jr. was still alive today, he would teach people to stop segregation that is still continued today by being kind, standing up in a nonviolent manner, and by not being judgemental.
Education has become the foundation in which society builds upon in order to create stable career and life in America. The educational system, though, has become a repetitive process where students are expected to memorize words and formulas instead of a curriculum that educates students about current issues. John Dewey, the “father of experimental education” expresses his concerns with the previous current education system where he describes it as a system in which “Democracy cannot flourish” due to the lack of curriculum that doesn 't “acknowledge the social responsibilities of education.” Democracy, according to Dewey, is not possible because it needs people who will develop their own “social insight and interest”. Many schools only focus on memorization which doesn 't leave much room for a student to think on their own, but Dewey points out that if students develop interest and insight, then they will be able to determine their own choices in society. He establishes that if the American educational system continues as it is, democracy will essentially fail.
Affirmative action means advancing gradually to eliminate discrimination, to prevent its reversion, and to offer new opportunities that before were repulsed to women and minorities. While recent studies have demonstrate that reverse discrimination is sporadic, sometimes employers use illegal preferences or quotas, usually an unwillingness to prepare an appropriate affirmative action plan or out of ignorance. Former President Johnson confessed “We seek…not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and a result.” Griggs v. Duke Power Company case is relevant for this argument. The plaintiff in Griggs’s case argued that the high school diploma and testing requirements discriminated against African-Americans and thus violated Title VII. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the intelligence testing practice of the Duke Power Company.
Her idea of education is that “The school must permit the free, natural manifestations of the child if in the school scientific pedagogy is to be born”. Woodson believes that education should be widespread, and not pertained to one race, he believes blacks should not only be educated to what the white man wants, they should be educated on their history as well. Black people wouldn’t be forced to believe “he must be a good Negro and must learn to stay in a Negro’s place”. if education was fair, Negro’s would have a space in society and would have acquired the means and techniques necessary from school, such that when confronted with any situation, they will be able to overcome
It is a belief that education is the key to a better life. Education was implemented on us since kids; if you don’t go to school you won’t have a good job. If you don’t go to school you won’t earn the right amount of money to get by. Why is this? As I starting researching the educational system I realized that we have it all wrong but no one has developed a great movement to really change our educational system.
What he realizes, is that “very few Americans will directly proclaimed that they are in favor of black people being left to the streets. But a very large number of Americans will do all they can to preserve the Dream” (Coates 33). He believes that it is not necessarily all intentional, just whites being stuck in the mindset of how they think America needs to operate, which unfortunately does not always take black rights into consideration. By launching into anecdotes about his own discovery of the brutally honest Malcolm X, the readers are able to better understand where his ideas of human selfishness exacerbate the issue of
The decision behind Brown versus Board of Education is bigger than a “won case “but a case that helped Americans realize interaction, companionship, and learning in a school setting among different races is detrimental and effective.The theory behind the concept was for Americans to change bias thought processes of race and notice success and academic goals is not associated with skin color. For generations to come, it is our responsibility now to reverse racial desegregation not only in schools but everywhere. Brown versus Board of Education was the stepping stone for many to take action. We must continue to fight. “Simply holding the line against the High Court’s return to Plessy has usurped the limited resources of desegregation organizations.
. I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy.” (Douglass, 2014, p. 133) Education is equally yoked by the power to free an individual and to enslave an individual. Education frees an individual from the misleading bliss of ignorance, resulting in a new ability to think critically and to understand. However, ignorance does not require hard work as education does.
The police brutality of African Americans has shaped American history from the civil movements of the 20th century to the power movements of today’s society. The injustices of blacks reached a peak in the 1900s as a fight for equality and civil rights fueled deeper. Blacks were free from slavery but still weren’t seen as equals in American culture. The law is intended to protect it citizens but in that time blacks had no favor with the law and police. The same issues of inequality before the law and social acceptance have ignited a the modern day push for rights and fair treatment.
Take education for example. The common belief is that education in America is meant to give “all children and equal opportunity to make it” (Bowles 4). While this what the ideal educational pedagogy should be reflecting, it is not a clear manifestation of what America really represents. Thus our attempts to have our educational institutions provide “equal opportunity” has only succeeded in creating a system of inequality. That is why educational inequality has remained embedded in many of our educational institutions, because of our recurring failure to recognize the history of race being ingrained into the fabric of our society and the failure of educational reform as a product of this.