Black History Month Summary And Analysis

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February is considered Black History Month, but not only is it the shortest month of the year, it also is a celebration that is either forgotten or scrutinized by people of other races. African-Americans, and other minorities as well, have been an important, vibrant part of this country’s history, and that’s something that gets swept under covers and left out of textbooks all too often. Even though this government has not always been “for the people” as it should be, it’s still legitimate. Every State and Government is legitimate because they both have reasoning for the things they do, and although we may not like most of the things that do does not mean that we can discount it. This is exemplified through the foundation of and justification for “the state”/democracy, critiques of government/democracy, and the relationship between the individual and “the state”.…show more content…
After reading the articles I can say that I disagree with Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau in that I do not believe that we consent to being governed. I agree with Kant, Hume, and Bentham more on this because I believe that consent is not the foundation of government, utility is. We are born wanting autonomy, to be in charge of ourselves, but we form government because it fills a need for societal control.

We can not have an absolute democracy because we have class separation. I agree with Lenin on this subject, (go back to sociology book for Karl Marx and social conflict thorme). I agree with Plato and a problem with democracy is that we elect people regardless of whether or not they have the experience or skill, but on whether or not we like
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