Is any one person more significant and worthy of power than another simply based on differences that we cannot change as humans? The oppression of anyone who isn’t a straight white man is nothing new to us as a society. Issues like the gender wage gap, marriage equality, and just general everyday racism, sexism, and homophobia are still issues that continue needing address today. Are marches on Washington and protests around the world the only solutions to the problems? It seems that gathering to protest a cause has always been a favorable way to address issues.
Good morning, today I am in the company of two of the USA’s most prominent voices against racial discrimination and segregation, Martin Luther King and Malcolm Little, known to many of you as Malcolm X. My first question: what gave you the willpower to fight against something so openly as opposed to many who simply accepted it. MLK: Since I was a child, I’ve experienced segregation and it just never seemed right that people are discriminated against due to the colour of their skin. Action needs to be taken so that everyone is truly equal and as I said in my speech, hopefully one day in the future those of different ethnicities will be able to live together without the problem of segregation. M.X: Being both a Muslim and an African American my youth was rough but I came out of them stronger and I believe that to achieve something concrete we have to be prepared to do anything for our case.
In the articles I have read about Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X I have noticed these men have very different styles on how they want to help with segregation. Malcolm was about self defence and to fight back. But Martin Luther King Jr was all about no violence and not fighting back. He believed that the best way to protest was to have a silent protest. This was when people would either go to diners or any public places and they wouldn’t get food, but they would sit on the bench and they wouldn't fight.
Addams was a very big feminist and wrote many books, said many speeches and led many strikes so women would be equal as men, “‘I do not believe that women are better than men. We have not wrecked, nor corrupted legislature, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance.’- Jane Addams.” (weebly.com). This quote showed how much she believed in equality for all, even for the smallest things. Addams also fought for the improvement of education and so everyone could get free education. She was even on the Chicago Board of Education to help her make this difference for America.
Even when judge Quadr knows the truth about AK’s corrupt tendencies, he (Quadr) could not condemn him on account that he is a colleague in the bench. Feminists argue that men do not give women a chance to pursue their ambition politically, economically and otherwise which is one of the cardinal reasons for the establishment of the Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment Movement in Personal Angle. Mr. Humphrey who is the zonal coordinator of the movement argues that “…our men are backward with regards to giving women a proper place in the society. Men still treat women as though they are meant just to get married, give birth and raise the children” (164 - 5). Hajiya Laila is portrayed as a woman who has travelled round the world, has the connection, a ‘fatter’ bank account than most men in the economic sector but who has refused to accept the society’s definition of her role that she should marry and raise children.
Single sisters of wives who died young were supposed to marry and take care of the widower and the children. Slavery was the main problem of southern culture.Regarding the interest of her white employers, black women should ignore her own family and her own desires. And in the writing about history, many men believed that the capacity of women was to make things happen in the domestic area so that only men could be historical agents, however, they all had at least a mother, a sister or daughters and they were totally aware of their capacities. As for the place of the women in the south, it was believed that they were satisfied with their assigned places. Certainly, no southern lady, they thought, desires to change her legal and moral situation.
We have been used to see it as a bad thing… No, we have been taught to see it in that way. We judge colored people based on their skin color and don’t respect them just for the mere fact that they’re human. In Martin Luther King’s letter this was the primary cause. “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” This is one of the most famous quotes that Martin Luther King has written on his letter. Through time and slavery, through injustice and war, colored people were “free”, but not in the way it was supposed to be.
Families were crowded into a limited living space. Most people that came to work in the factories were poor (History.com,4). Factories attracted the poor due to lack of jobs. The poor greatly contributed to the production of goods. Workers were paid low wages for dangerous working conditions and if they were not working hard enough they could be easily replaced (History.com,4).
They had to fight a long battle for their rights and equality in society as is evident in the photograph posted in the 1987 Washington Blade. The LGBTQ community has been fighting all over the world for their right to become legally and openly married while having their rights protected. In some parts of the world they still do not have the equality they deserve. The stigma and labels surrounding gay marriage is shameful. All humans regardless of sexuality deserve to have the same respect, protection, and rights.
In a month they can eat meat or fish only one or two times. Most of the slum dwellers are no educated. They also wanted to make their children educated to get a good job. They are suffering from a lot of problems. From the survey we found that they have no boundary of suffering.