Malcolm X said that people should start defending themselves because people are being violent to the people that aren’t being violent: “ Every time you pick up your newspaper, you see where one of these things has written into it that I 'm advocating violence. I have never advocated any violence. I 've only said that Black people who are the victims of organized violence perpetrated upon us by the Klan, the Citizens ' Council, and many other forms, we should defend ourselves. And when I say that we should defend ourselves against the violence of others, they use their press skillfully to make the world think that I 'm calling on violence, period.” Indeed sit ins are effective because they get national attention an example when sit ins were successful where in 1960 four
When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it. One main reason why it was unable for Jim Crow to be fought by a single person is because there was no feasible way in which one person, no matter how powerful, rich, or socially accepted, could have changed the entirety of
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
Rand Paul once said “The government has a history of not treating people fairly, from the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to African-Americans in the Civil Rights era.”(Brainy Quotes). In Louisiana, receiving equal rights was probably considered impossible in the 1960’s. Segregation was insurmountable to escape; everywhere you turned there were signs stating “Whites Only” or “Colored Entrance”. The blacks, although citizens of the United States, were still separated unfairly. Citizens that did nothing to deserve the discrimination they drew in by others were ridiculed for the color of their skin, the way they were born.
In his article, “The Mass Incarceration of African-American Males: A Return to Institutionalized Slavery, Oppression, and Disenfranchisement of Constitutional Rights,” Floyd D. Weatherspoon uses a different intake to express the discrimination occurring in the world. He explains, “African-American men in America continue to seek freedom and justice through an American justice system unsympathetic to the plight of African-American males. Similar to James Somerset, African-American males in the United States have faced a long and treacherous journey for justice and equality,” which proves the realization is present, but no individual on this world has stepped far enough to defend these blameless people. The journey is strenuous, African-Americans are executed for an act that had no effect on any individual around them. It’s know that in the English colonies, discrimination occurs most.
King is illustrated in the center of the photo to exaggerate King’s apprehension. Many conservatives did not support the boycott and saw King as the cancer of the movement , and, therefore, they would approve of his arrest. King was known amongst conservatives and liberals as law-abiding citizen who preached peaceful protests. Yet a person who is arrested is typically associated with crime, and the photograph calls to question the validity of King's lawful nature. The image works to criminalize King, and to depict him as culpable and at fault.
Throughout African American history , the police force has been accountable for numerous detrimental deaths in the African American community due to racial discrimination. In 1960s, African American protesters were targeted by the police force because of the their desire to be be deemed as equal. Likewise, in today’s society African Americans are still experiencing active racial discrimination and injustices from the police force. African Americans have expressed their level of frustration with the inhumane actions of the police force. Police brutality of African American protesters has been rebirthed into 21st century by ongoing racial injustices through Henry Louis Gates Jr. and victims of the detrimental equality marches , evidence is presented.
This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
Much of the damage they did was to scare blacks into accepting that they were hated and even though they had legal rights, they should not use them or practice them. The KKK scared black people away from rights like voting, freedom of speech and leadership positions. One example of how the KKK scared blacks from practicing their rights was “in 1964 when a bomb planted by the Klan killed 1 black person registering to vote and 2 white northern supporters helping people register.” (History.com). Another time was when Viola Lee Liuzzo was killed for driving and organizing freedom marches and speaking out. The hate Klan used violence to control the people who believed in equal rights.
Some social justice efforts by college students have reached the point in which they have become a nuisance to the public eye. The University of California Berkeley had a social justice protest on December of 2014. This protest spanned over many days and consisted of over a thousand students fighting for the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The protestors managed to cause havoc in the Berkeley area by blocking the Interstate 80 highway; this prevented the public from commuting on the highway from both directions. Social justice warriors even smashed windows and stole from a local Radio Shack while fighting for their cause; trash cans were set on fire in the process as well.