America is often referred to as the “melting pot” because it was built on many different nationalities. For centuries it has been common place that school students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance before beginning classes. In the past, the courts have been challenged to rule whether students are required to recite, stand during the pledge, or can remain quietly seated. This has become a monumental task for the courts to rule in favor or against these actions due to the various beliefs and traditions of the school population. Due to the controversy, students in schools should not be required to recite or stand during the Pledge of Allegiance because the act itself denies students the right to exercise their First Amendment rights to
In Sandel’s “The Public Philosophy of Contemporary Liberalism,” he highlights that the different forms of liberalism put forth a set a values (e.g. the freely-choosing self, toleration, and rights). Minimalist Liberalism argues that different opinions need a neutral framework for social peace. Consequently, one must bracket their controversial attitudes even though this does not seem to solve the problem. Toleration allows for diversity to flourish and equality to thrive, so long as the government be restricted in using coercion to cause citizens to act “morally,” according to their standards. One may argue that the reason to protect rights in today’s society is to ensure that the government remain neutral to protect individuals from coercion
There have been many movements in the United States in which African Americans have been the focal point for example the Selma March, the March on Washington, the civil rights movement, and even today the Black Lives Matter movement. Those movements have had a significant impact on the United States and still play a part in today’s society. Those movements still play a part in today’s society because without those movements there wouldn’t be a Black Lives Matter because African Americans wouldn’t have the courage to stand up a fight for their rights if it wasn’t for Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, or the many other activists that stood up for African-American rights. Selma and the March on Washington share a big relationship to the Black Lives Matter and they are just as important to the civil rights movement.
I did my Senior Project with Ireland Miller, and together we worked with Logan’s Promise. Logan’s Promise is an organization that spreads awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. It was formed when a drunk driver was driving the wrong way on University Parkway and hit a car, filled with three Reitz students, head on. Two were badly injured and my brother, Logan Brown, was killed. From that horrific event Logan’s Promise was formed. Together the organization hosts and attends events raising money and distributing merchandise to spread the word about the dangers of drinking and driving. The money raised goes towards a scholarship that goes to one student from all EVSC schools that exhibits good leadership skills and would be a good
Many people in their childhood wanted to be a fireman, policeman or an athlete, but is the dream you really want at the end of the day. When I was two or three years old I did what everyone else did, go to a birthday party at the firehouse then your favorite characters from a show comes out with a fireman, or on Christmas night the fire trucks drive to my street and give out candy canes to everyone, but when I grew older I knew I had to go to college and then get a job, and grow up from the past events in my life. My parents dream for me in the future is to be successful and to them being successful is getting a full time job, I express the same interest as they do for
This study will ask the question, how has the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement affected your perception of police officers? The major hypothesis that will be tested is that the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement has had no effect on how Black & Latino college students view on police officers. This hypothesis depends on the notion that the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement has not negatively or positively affected these young college students. This hypothesis takes into account the race and ethnicity of each student as well as their age group. This study approaches the hypothesis by isolating the effects of the movement on the students from any social or economic situation that the student may living in. We are solely observing the extent of their change in relation
Being a young man in a poor area of Dallas, Texas I use to get in trouble with my friends, just for fun and not care for others. My circle would vandalize poverty, cause terror, and be involved in gangs. All that change once certain friends took the addiction and violence too far. High school graduation was looming, so I took a different route. I could not see myself hurting my own kind. I felt, I needed to help and inspire my community to stand up against injustice, but I needed to redefined myself through the military and college. The military helped me established a foundation of ownership, which lead me in enrolling in my local community college where I was enlighten about activism and entered numerous organizations to be involved in service.
This year’s StayClassy fundraising initiative was record-setting. The State Fundraising initiative was able to raise $111,211 surpassing its goal and breaking records. This was primarily due to matching grants and strong dedication from JSA student leaders. It was a grassroots effort with many individual contributions under $50. Next year, I hope to further improve the State Fundraising initiative on StayClassy and set new records. Like previous years, I will work with JSA alumni, corporations, and foundations to secure matching grants. The matching grants are a good way to spark donations. On top of that, I wish to have a competition between states to see who can raise the most money before Fall State. The winning state will receive a special prize such as an extra $500 into their state’s StayClassy account.
“Black Lives Matter “is a recent example of Black Rhetoric within the media. Dating back to the unfortunate events that took place in Ferguson with the shooting of a young black male named Michael Brown, the even has grown infamously and famously depending on which side you tend to agree with. Countless people have given their input on the situation and not all blacks tend to agree with the movement of “Black Lives Matter”.
Growing up surrounded by several people in the medical field, I had always pondered what I would be when I grew up. When I was about eight years old, I was determined to grow up and be a cardiologist, just like my uncle. At a young age, I was fascinated by the heart, it interested me that one thing controlled so much in the human body. However that dream changed as I grew older, as much as I would love being the one to save someone’s life, I realized that responsibility was entirely too much for me. I have had many different dreams about my future; such as being a basketball player, a teacher, and even a model. It was only when my grandmother was diagnosed with brain cancer and she lost her ability to walk and do several things on her own. Seeing my grandmother fight a battle with cancer, trying to get stronger and stay motivated made me want to help people such as my grandmother.
Tate’s main argument he makes in How #BlackLivesMatter Changed Hip Hop and R&B, is that thanks to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, both twitter and hip hop are now two effective tools in providing a voice for the Black community, who's voices are silenced by White America. Tate argues because of “the communication revolution of #BlackLivesMatter, those once-voiceless masses no longer require rappers for their social-injustice priorities to be heard from the dogg house to the White House” (para. 3). He argues that the two main themes that have been present within Black lives throughout history and is still relevant today, is resistance with singing and fighting, or what Tate defines as SingFight.
The knowledge that one learns from being civically engaged changes their opportunities and how much they can change the world around them. Bea Huste-Petersen had said during the interview that she isn’t knowledgeable about all the laws and regulations that surround autism. She is aware that there is a lot more for her to learn, but she acknowledged that she is civically engaged by sharing her opinion in outlets when she feels it is important. She also shares it so other people can engage in the discussion. She said, “I pick my spot and comment on the news or provoke someone else to share their opinion.” This conversation is a prime example that any person can be civically engaged and that it’s important to discuss issues within a community. It also is a great example that a person who is an advocate for a certain issue may not have all the information, but they can learn from other around them to educate themselves by staying civically
Black lives matter movement should also argue, stop black on black crime.There are lots of violence going on today, particularly within our own community.We have young black men killing each other over drugs and other nonsense that may torment our community. Not to mention, the constant reminder of the black on black crime that is plastered on the news daily.It saddens me to know our ancestors endured so much hardship and we turn around and kill one another.Understand know crime is right, however, we contradict our actions with so much black on black violence toward each other. I believe if we have more strong leaders like we once had. Our community would come together. We have seen changes with martin Luther King Jr and Thurgood Marshall.
Moving forward to the “Black Lives Matter” movement Collins explained how this was not only about black activism but activism for each of the marginalized facets within the black community. From Collins speaking I found that it is important for any activist movement to avoid a specific caricature as a result of this innate multifaceted nature. “The Black Lives Matter Movement is a movement within a movement”, Collins mentioned near the end of her talk. This quote is very telling of her purpose to avoid caricature in black activism and I also find it rather synonymous with something Kelly explains in his essay. Kelly explains that there is a culture within black culture that goes completely unnoticed by social scientists as they were far to
sportsmanship is a combination of values that will set a high-minded standing citizen in the community, field