My Values of Equality Milton Friedman, an American economist, in his article “Created Equal”, points out his concept about “Created Equal”. Friedman discusses the different ways that humans are considered to be equal, and then he declares three specific categories for human equality: equality before God, equality of opportunity and equality of outcome. Friedman argues that the first equality is the Founders’ use, the second equality is compatible with liberty, and the third equality is socialism. Equality is such a beautiful word that everyone should appreciate, and Friedman claims his points about its concept from his own comprehension. I really respect Friedman’s points about equality; however, there is something critical about equality which
Martin Luther King is a respectable civil rights leader who devote himself to fight against discrimination and inequalities. King’s highly illustrative work, “Strength to Love,” reveals the deep meaning of “love,” which is not only altruism, but reciprocity, and the essential conditions, which he expresses as “Strength,” to love powerfully; this work strongly states that no matter what race, all citizens should be equal and be capable to love each other. Firstly, King gives foreshadowing to explain what love is. In the first two chapters, King illustrates that in order to love, people ought to build a combination of tough mind and a tender heart, named “nonviolence resistance” (King,8), and to persist in nonconformity but to remember to renew minds.
The theme of racism and discrimination in the novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” impacts one of the main characters Henry Lee and through the song “Black or White” by Michael Jackson, one can relate Henry’s feelings, thoughts, and personality with the meaning behind the
Kennedy Civil Rights Address,” Kennedy talks about how there is a big problem of discrimination and how they can fix it, effectively creating an appeal of authority to connect the audience of all people, of all different colors and races, with the problems in society that hurt people of different color. In the speech, Kennedy shows how the problems can be fixed by talking about how they should provide the kind of equality of treatment that white people want themselves. This shows how that there is a solution to the problem and that is to just treat people how you would want to be treated. This part of the speech sets a tone of authority and sympathy with the white people and the black people in the audience, allowing the author to tell how they are able to fix discrimination against black people while having the attention of the audience and having the audience feel a sense of sympathy for people of color. Kennedy included, “not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves.”
He believed that everyone should have equal rights. This quote fits in with what I know, because I believe that everyone should be treated equal too. No one should be harshly treated for who they are. In the text it also says "Jackie Robinson broke the color bar in 1947. He joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African American to play major league baseball in the 20th century " (gale).
When an author or a person giving a speech repeatedly uses the same words over and over again, that would signal to the listener or reader that it is an important part to what they are trying to get across. One of the specific words that Douglass used often was “man” or “manhood” for instance he said, “it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race,” and “ crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced” (Douglass). The meaning behind the reoccurrence of those words is that he is emphasizing that the humanity of everyone is shared, including those who are slaves. He is wanting everyone to be seen as equals and by using the generic term, man, he isn’t specifying a specific group he is just talking to the public. On top of that he also repeats the words, “you” and “your”.
Unlike Douglass, who mentioned the Bible, Stanton related to the Declaration of Independence. In the second paragraph Stanton says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal…” (295). This line is word for word from the Declaration of Independence, other than Stanton said both men and women, the Declaration of Independence said just men. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to get the message across that men need to be treated equal, but it is just as important to treat women with the same respect and to be equal. Stanton listed out a few other ways that women are not being treated equal.
He places the strong authority of the declaration on his side to show how the American people are in contradiction to their own “sacred obligation” and the Negros have gotten a “bad check.” A metaphor representing the unfulfilled promise of human rights for the African Americans. King skillfully evokes an emotional response from all races with the use of religion: “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” By doing this he finds a common ground that brings black and whites closer with a common belief in God they share, as well as the mention of
In a similar light, King addressed the speech ‘I have a dream’ to a peaceful mass gathering in Washington asking for change. The speech deemed racial segregation to be an inhumane practice that subdivides society into groups that essentially alienate them from the true sense of humanity; which is brotherhood. King argues that all people are created equal and directly challenged the outdated and abhorrent views that upheld the false flag of racial superiority among White Americans. Luther’s speech was a passionate rhetoric that preached his views about the future. Furthermore his speech did not
In James Baldwin’s essay titled “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me What Is?” Baldwin highlights his major argument by capitalizing the words in the title so that it can stand out to the readers. His main idea is that all languages are equal, and there is an inequality in society where one is judged by the way they speak. Baldwin wanted the readers to understand that all languages do serve a purpose no matter how a person articulates it. Baldwin also wanted to convey that there is racism that is placed upon a black person just because of the way they speak.
Brown v. Board was a Supreme Court case that depicted the racial segregation amongst schools was violating the Equal Protection Clause. Therefore, the poster displays that all races should be equal in the education that we receive. For instance, the poster shows an African American and an American child forming a heart with a notebook paper in the center stating equal a variety of times,as well as an American flag in the background to show that the United States is a free country. In other words, the poster illustrates how everyone is equal no matter our race which helped transform the democracy that we have today. For this reason, the Supreme Court case showed how it was unconstitutional to maintain segregated schools and was tried in the
The sleeve of the hand is labeled Booker T. Washington to show that he is helping each of the ethnic groups together reach towards the banner labeled “equality and better lives for all.” Each of the fingers is labeled a different ethnic group to emphasize that they are “as separate as the fingers,” but all on the same hand reaching toward “mutual progress.” On the index finger labeled “African- Americans,” there is also a ring with the words “industrial education” to symbolize that Washington believed that industrial education and jobs were the first steps to equality for African-Americans as opposed to Dubois who thought that demanding civil rights was the first step. The ribbon is labeled “equality and better lives for all” because that is what Washington aimed for.
Zinn talks about the discrimination against gays and lesbians. He finds that “to combat discrimination against them, to give themselves a sense of community, to overcome shame and isolation”(Zinn Online). Community was completely necessary to get what their agenda passed in the country. Community gives people strength and Harvey Milk realized this. This is why Harvey emphasized smaller elections closer to the people.
I believe women and men need to coexist together in equality. Although women are made of sugar and spice and men are made of who knows what, both genders belong to the homosapien species. Therefore, we should live together in harmony, and not in
Affirmative Action is any measure, beyond simple termination of a discriminatory practice, that permits the consideration of race, national origin, sex, or disability, along with other criteria, and which is adopted to provide opportunities to a class of qualified individuals who have either historically or actually been denied those opportunities and/or to prevent the recurrence of discrimination in the future. One reason I support Affirmative Action is because it is only right to treat everyone with equality. Another reason is because, as a citizen of the United States of America, I have the right to be treated fairly just as well as anybody