In the United States, specific groups, such as the KKK, were responsible for the injustice of nonwhite people. However in South Africa, the oppression was a legal problem and was run by the government. Malcolm X had to stand up for what he believed against a large and powerful group of people while Nelson Mandela had to defy the entire South African government to make a change. Without these men taking a stand, the world would not be how it is today. Both men did the impossible and fought against their societies for freedom of blacks and all
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
Blood diamonds refer to diamonds that are extracted by rebel forces that are opposed to internationally recognized governments. The rebel forces use revenue generated from the diamonds to finance their activities. In their extraction, a lot of human rights violations are carried out including slavery, forced labor and cases of rape. Different efforts have been highlighted combat the sale of the diamonds in the international market (Kimberley, 2013).The key among them being the Kimberly Process, which tries to track the sale of uncut or rough diamonds by regulation. The Kimberly Process has a total of 71 participating countries.
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was responsible for the forced migration of between 12 to 15 million people. From Africa to the Western Hemisphere, the slave trade not only displaced millions of Africans to a life of exploitation, but also a painful death. Nobody knew the total number of people who died during slavery in Africa. The Atlantic slave trade Many died a slowly painful death during transportation and imprisonment, or in horrendous conditions during the Middle Passage. The voyage from Africa to the Americas was horrifying and painful for the slaves so many slaves considered suicide as an option.
There was a lot of violence and killing to keep blacks out of politics. Sharecropping was a way to scam African Americans to farm for you and make them owe you money, so they have to keep working to pay off the debt. The Supreme Court let oppression happen legally, and could deny people the right to vote. The way black people were treated during reconstruction makes it a
The scenes showing their dead carcasses were extremely disturbing; however, I think that the documentary was very eye opening and informational. I was surprised to learn that the ivory trade was so widespread and that it’s linked to the infamous Joseph Kony and other terrorist organizations. I’ve previously learned about the illegal poaching that occurs in Africa because ivory is so valuable, but I, like many others, didn’t realize the illegal ivory trade was tied to terrorism and Joseph Kony. It makes sense that terrorism and the illegal poaching of elephants for their ivory are closely linked; they trade the valuable ivory for weapons and money, which in turn helps them poach more elephants. As we have learned throughout this class, terrorists need to obtain money for their organizations in order to carry out their attacks, and the ivory trade is the perfect way for terrorist in Africa to get their desperately needed
Introduction: Nelson Mandela had said, “South Africa is a country traumatised by centuries of violence and the most brutal exploitation.” Violence in South Africa during the transition phase (1990-1994) can be explained as the physical force that was intended to injure or kill a person or group of people. South Africa had a history of violence, but this was aggravated during the transition from Apartheid to democracy. This was because the negotiations of reform had just begun and many of South Africa’s citizens were concerned and critical of what South Africa’s future would be like. Violence was also increased between the African National Congress (ANC) supporters and Inkatha supporters and there was an increase in violence in the townships
Some people say that the people in Shay 's Rebellion were freedom fighters, nevertheless Shay and his followers were rebels because they protested violently, caused chaos in the country, and were criminals. To begin with, Shay would not peacefully protest, but instead he would use violence to be heard. According to Abigail Adams in Document B, Shay and other farmers started ¨riots in my home state.¨ (Document B, Abigail Adams) Abigail had lived in Massachusetts during the time of Shayś Rebellion, and she could see firsthand the riots the farmers had caused with their riots, and the aftermath of that display of violence. She would then go on to say that the protesting had one on to such a degree that the courts have been shut down in several countries.¨ (Document B, Abigail Adams) This evidence shows that Shay
Freed blacks could also be taken and sold into slavery. Northerners who were found to be helping any slaves were to face heavy fines and jail time. Northerners were outraged that the law was being forced upon them, which drove many people to become anti-slavery. It was also feared that because these rights could be taken from blacks, that it could soon happen to whites as well. The Pierce administration, as well as private American adventurers, pursued numerous overseas and expansionist ventures primarily designed to expand slavery.
Zavala 1 To seek for Money,Power,and Freedom are the predominant result of racial segregation upon an individual's conscious. Many African Americans that lived during the period of slavery were traumatized by the idea that they lived under the control of white people. Many individuals fought for freedom but many ran away from problems. As shown in the novel "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison antagonist Macon Dead being a wealthy business man tends to fight for his own riches rather than his race. But to Guitar Bains being exposed to such violence during his childhood he was destined to take a “fight" to gain civil rights for African Americans.
The other single story regarding the civil war in Sierra Leone is the cause of the war. The RUF, or the Revolutionary United Front, fought for “justice”. They killed millions of innocent civilians, and then the government army began to do the same. However, the soldiers did need money for the ammunition and firearms. The funding was coming from diamonds, blood diamonds.
Once General Omar Bashir took over Sudan in 1989, many resistances began to rise up against the government military. This drove, “The National Islamic Front government to inflame regional tensions… conflicts increased between African farmers and many nomadic Arab tribes” (Doc G). This shows the ethnic tensions involved because the government and the resistance were two different groups of people with a different ideals. This can cause genocide because there was already a hateful passion established to each of them, and killing each other would be the best solution. (Add more stuff).
A group called the Ku Klux Klan was formed, the members of the KKK waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed towards white and black Republican leaders. The Southern people are not so welcoming towards African Americans, they wish that they would either return to being slaves or go back to Africa or where they were taken from. These laws affected both the north and the south. The North had a big hand in helping the South
Political ideology during the movement called for an end to slavery but many political activists became impatient of the use of regular reforms which didn’t guarantee actual change. Such activists have shown to take an initiative to take on leadership roles to combat their masters, people who oppressed them, and to protect their neighbors. However, many of those figures became known as radicals based on their actions throughout history. A talented slave preacher known as Nat Turner, lead one of the largest rebellions of slaves against the slave system, which later resulted in the death of 58 white people. After the rebellion passed and Nat Turner was later executed, the event inflicted fear on their oppressors in the South.
However, many claim these acts of violence are a civil wars. These tension were caused by political, economic, and oppression from northern Sudanese over the southern Sudanese. The United States denounced the civil war, and declared that a genocide was currently taking place in Darfur. However, little was done. The Sudan government continued equipping nomadic Arab tribesmen encouraging them to raid non-Arab tribes and shelters.