In general, the non-violent protests orchestrated by Dr. Martin Luther King and other successful black political leaders were viewed as a success as the mistreatment of African Americans had improved. However, racism is viewed as deeply rooted and it was going away overnight or years to come. The whites were still finding ways in the law to discriminate against African Americans and believe the non-violent protest didn’t benefit them so, this sector of the African Americans led to existence of black power.
In the 1960’s discrimination was a major issue, and thought times have change now it is also a very prominent issue. This problem should have been abolished s along with slavery. It is a problem that is very difficult to solve because it is instilled in people from the time they are born. There are many sides to discrimination; there is racial, economical, and institutional discrimination, segregation, etc. The essays, Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin and Letter From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King contain many similarities as well as differences. Even though they were both written during the same time period(WHAT TIME PERIOD) you will notice that Kings Letter From Birmingham
While many people are familiar with the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X some are not aware of the similarities and differences between the two. I have chosen to take the time to put these two men side by side for a comparison. Both of these men where activist for the African America community. They had different lifestyles therefore taking different approaches on how they would fight for rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was a nonviolent man who believed in equality for all. On the other hand Malcolm X lived by any means necessary and was not afraid to use force or intimidation. Unfortunately both men would be assassinated but not before making an impact on the world.
What differences did Martin Luther King Jr and George Wallace’s have? Did they have any similarities? Though they both wanted freedom, they showed it in very different ways. King was against segregation and was nonviolent in the process of trying to get equality for everyone. Meanwhile Wallace was for segregation and although he didn’t directly use violence he had an undertone for it.
Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation” and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech have many similarities and differences between them. The “Emancipation Proclamation” was written in 1862 and given on January 1, 1863. This famous document freed the all African-Americans from slavery. The “I Have a Dream” speech written and given in 1963 dealt with equality and the way people were treated.
The National Anthem goes on every single time before a game begins. Each time it is being sung everyone usually stands up to show respect for America. While, news said that a few athletic players that have been sitting down, while the National Anthem goes on. This keeps happening more and more slowly because those athletics don’t believe that America lives up to that potential in the song as it once represented. As well as the incidents that happened with the police of excessive force being used against people unassertively. But not a lot of people knew about this until, social media came into play with our society.
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.
In the early 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. and George Wallace both gave speeches on civil and equal rights, and segregation issues going on at that time. Martin Luther King Jr wanted segregation to end. George Wallace wanted to run for presidency even though he was a liberal judge he used pro-segregation as a platform to gain the southern vote. They both had similarities and differences in Kairos, Ethos, Logos and Pathos.
While I do agree that black lives do matter and this group set is for a good cause. they also have the right to protect the African American community, however, it is imperative to set a good example and not encourage more violence through unethical protests that further cause havoc and further creates a false image of the African-American community.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty,” Mohandas Gandhi quoted. I have extremely admired Gandhi because his whole life be worked and fought for India’s Independence from the British Empire. Also another important person whom I have respected is Martin Luther King .Jr who attracted many people to his cause by delivering his speech “I have a dream.” He worked and fought for the Civil Right and social justice of African American from 1950’s to the 1960’s. While the difference between two great leaders: Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Jr was their struggles during their fights for freedom, the similarities were both of them used nonviolent protest throughout their lives to reach their goal, believed in God, and achieved their goals after their death.
In the Scarlet Letter, Hester faces discrimination based on the beliefs about her “crime”-- adultery. In today’s society, people see homelessness as a “crime”, often stereotyping the homeless by associating them with drugs and mental illness. Both adulterers in Puritan society and the homeless in today’s society experience discrimination and undergo the feeling of isolation as a result of being different from normal society.
In a speech given by Former Nation of Islam leader, Malcolm X, he states “There can be no black-white unity until there is first some black unity.... We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” Black solidarity was essential for African Americans to gain social and political acceptance in the United States, throughout history, there were attempts of African American solidarity as well as countervailing forces that have made it difficult. Although during the Civil Rights Movement, the goals were similar in all black organizations like the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, and BBP to eliminate legalized racial segregation
Black Student Unions are currently present throughout the nation due to efforts of past struggles. San Francisco State College (now University) was the first official campus to coin the name BSU as well as the first University to open up its own College of Ethnic Studies department. This came out of the Black Studies Department formed due to the Student Strike of 1968 to 1969. The College to this day continues to celebrate its forty years of functioning and stands proud on the fact that is is the only academic department of its kind throughout the country. Within a later conference held in California, other campuses took up the name and Black Student Unions became widely accepted.
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
On October 1st I was was fortunate enough to attend the Morgan Lecture: “Intersectionality, Black Youth and Political Activism” with speaker Patricia Hill Collins. I would like to touch upon a few of the points Collins raised in regards to black activism during the event and connect these points to Robin D.G. Kelly's “Looking for the 'Real' Nigga: Social scientists construct the Ghetto.” The message within Kelly's essay of reshaping the caricature given to black culture by social scientists can be closely related to Collins message about avoiding the caricature often given to those who participate in black activism. Both Collins and Kelly seem to have the similar goal of disrupting the story often perceived within the realms of black culture