Aristotle's Participatory Model Of Democracy

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Democracy in the United States of America means two completely different things depending on the race and level of authority of a person. Since the days of slavery when Frederick Douglass wrote “What to a Slave is the 4th of July?”. The 4th of July is nationally celebrated as Independence Day for the United States of America but when this holiday was created blacks were still enslaved therefore everyone in the nation was not free. Thus, came the holiday celebrated by African Americans, Juneteenth, which marked the abolition of slavery. The United States has the slogan “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, but this slogan has never been held true for all. In order to receive the same level of democracy as Aristotle we must put aside our prejudices and constant thinking of oneself and think of all mankind. The most valuable lesson that we can learn from Aristotle’s participatory model of democracy is the importance of equality within our society, which is currently missing from various aspects of our community.
George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin while he walked through his neighborhood wearing a hoodie because he felt threatened and was found not guilty of the crime. Philando Castile was shot and killed by police officer Jeronimo Yanez because he felt as though he was reaching for a gun when the officer had asked for his license, Yanez was also found not guilty. The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida left 17 people dead while the shooter remains
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