The confederate flag is symbolic of discrimination and hate. I'm going to leave you with a few words from Tucson Weekly "Those who would continue to support the public display of the confederate flag really have two questions to ask themselves. One: Does it make any sense to deny that hate groups have stolen the symbol and made it their own? Or should flag supporters continue the battle to wrest the flag away from hate groups—and in doing so, risk
Remembering our past even when it is painful will help us to not make the same mistake again. Some people want to tear down statues of General Robert E. Lee and get rid of the stars and bars (confederate flag). To get rid of those things would be like getting rid of someone 's ancestry and earacing
Fearful of abolitionists seeking to incite a slave insurrection to overthrow the southern society, southerners resorted to mass burnings of mail from northern outlets in an attempt to quell the anti-slavery messages. Further, southerners viewed these efforts as an undermining of their right to property that “God...entrusted to [their] charge” and became further convinced of northern ambitions to eradicate slavery and the slaveholders themselves. Despite the abolitionists consisting of a small number of people, the overarching impact of their propaganda and literature caused southerners to take drastic measures as many in the slave states increasingly felt their livelihoods and safety were under attack by an anti-slavery north. The manifestation of this paranoia in slaveholders would in essence create a connotation of the anti-slavery movement with that of the entirety of the “free” states and northern
Throughout Wesley’s argument he proposes multiple examples and how the slaves were being unjustified and showed the immorality of the subject matter. The structure of the passage was mostly questions and answers. He proposed a lot of controversial questions and answered them to what he perceived was correct. A main point that Wesley made was that when you are in war you should kill your enemy but you should never enslave them. Another main point that he makes is that being “wealth is not necessary to the glory of any nation but wisdom, virtue, justice, mercy, generosity, public spirit, love of our country.” He explains slaves can give you wealth which then directly make the country
What does it feel like when something belongs to you and it is very special but suddenly someone more powerful than you threatens to take that thing from you and there is not a single thing that you can do about it but sit there helplessly, watching them take that thing you cared so much about from you. That is the situation that Patrick Henry is confronted with and the thing that is being taken from him is his freedom. He needs to convince the Americans to fight the British that are going to come to America and enslave all of its citizens. Although this may seem like a relatively simple task, Patrick Henry is faced with several problems. First of all he need to find a way to come up with a reasonable answer.
Although Mrs. Auld had great intentions to help Frederick but her husband on the other hand was against his education. Mr. Auld believed that literacy is an enemy to slaves and will ruin their lives. Fredrick as well mentions in his narration that “education and slavery were incompatible with each other” (Douglass). From this quote he mentions exactly what Mr. Auld referred to which made him question how important literacy really is. Douglass saw that Mr. Auld wanted to prevent black slaves to not become literate so slavery can still be alive.
Essay Revision Wendell Phillips speech was delivered during a time before equality was in existence. As people’s race played a crucial factor in society. During 1861 when the Civil War was in its beginning stages the Northerners were debating weather to allow African Americans to serve in the military. As that made sense to some since the whole point of the civil war was to abolish slavery in the South and obviously many African Americans wanted to fight for that ending goal, but others debated that using African Americans could put their army in jeopardy as they had no experience. Event though this was a conflict between abolitionist people who were strongly for abolishing slavery in the United States some Northerners were still hesitant in trusting Blacks as there was still racism.
He confronted the unmistakable issues of the lack of equality, along with our unalienable rights as Americans. The references to the Emancipation Proclamation and Declaration of Independence not only made us take his side, but also tear up because of our selfishness as human beings. Not only should people recapitulate this revolutionary moment in history, but also to fight for what you believe in. Stand up for yourself and others. Be the next bringer of justice.
I think that Colin Kaepernick was wrong to not stand for the national anthem. I understand where he is coming from about African Americans being sometimes oppressed, but I believe it was extremely disrespectful to the men and women who defend our country. He also has made kneeling for the anthem a movement and many more athletes are doing it. Drew Brees is correct when saying that Kaepernick has insulted a "sacred" flag. I believe there is a time and a place where you can express your feelings, however during the national anthem before a game is not the right time nor place to do so.
In Thoreau’s eyes this was true act of civil disobedience, for that she did a non-violent act against the government in attempting to share with the world what the government is doing. Now, you may not think that taking down the Confederate flag would be considered protesting or bad thing but most don't realize what the Confederate flag actually stands for. The Confederate flag was a relic from a time when the southern states seceded and started a war that killed thousands of people over slavery. Since the war is over and slavery has ended, in my opinion no state should have a confederate flag hung for their town to see unless it is small like on a t-shirt or a car sticker. But, even though the war ended, there is still segregation in the world; that is why Newsome took down the flag because she wanted to end and get rid of everything that is related to segregation.