Equality or Not…. What would our society be like if we had rules that forced everyone to be equal? Ayn Rand illustrates this in Anthem. The society is overrun by rules that control the citizens lives. The rules are supposed to be there to make everyone equal, but in reality they are making everything exponentially unequal.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love" (qtd. in "Martin"). Martin believed that people of all color could come together as one, which he helped achieved, but also cost him his life. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very inspirational man whose assassination was caused by people of other race, being threatened by his want for change in what was considered to be equality for his people.
Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s incredible story To Kill A Mockingbird and real world civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are very similar, but they do have their differences. Atticus as well as Dr. King fight for equality and justice among the people they live with and everywhere else for that matter. However, unlike Atticus, Dr. King goes out of his way and career to establish freedom and equality for everyone. So do you really know these two people, fictional and real alike? Equality; what does it mean to Atticus Finch and to Dr. King?
People all have equal rights in our country, but some people discriminate others because of their religion, race, looks, personalities, disabilities, and the list goes on. But luckily, there are people who follow King’s example and don’t judge people like that. I think I live out Martin Luther’s dream by accepting anyone for who they are. People don’t choose how they want to look, or what race they are, it’s how they’re born and no one should be put down by people just because of their
African-American students did not receive equal education as white children. The African American students were given separate everything. There school house was extremely different, the education money was spent primarily on the white students rather that equal. The student’s education was said to be “separate, but
In our modern day society, we live in a world in which equity is very important for us to achieve as citizens. Equity can be understood as recognizing that society needs differences in order to be successful. As we are humans, each one of us will be different from everyone else, and it is this difference that adds creativity and color to the world. However, in Kurt Vonnegut 's story "Harrison Bergeron", they live in a future world in which everyone is equal. A society in which the government enforced equality so much that they go to extreme measures to force everyone to be as equal as they possibly can be.
However the government wanted everyone to be equal to one another to lessen discrimination. In order to counteract these advantages the government decided the best way to make everyone equal was to put distractions on everyone who wasn’t completely ordinary. Thus leading us to Harrison Bergeron, a very strong young man just wanted to be free but physically being weighed
A man named Bob Dylan was a good white man, he cared about the welfare of black people. He cared so much that he wrote a biased song about Emmett Till against the people who murdered him. Many people throughout history craved equal rights, but only some of them got it. The Civil Rights Movement was a movement for unity and salvation. The black folk were trying to persuade the white people to let them have equal rights and become united into a single, honourable country.
Malcolm X’s assassination was not justified because he was an activist for equality, and a symbol of change; however, many people blame him for causing riots. Even though people blame him for causing and condemning the riots, it is believed that he lead our country through a time filled with chaos and travesty. Malcolm X had one main goal and it was for blacks and whites to be truly and wholeheartedly equal. One way he planned to achieve this was to preach and cause a surge in black pride. He coined the term Black Power in order to improve the black community and help black people realize their true potential and recognize that they were a proud people
There were others who tried to make it harder on African Americans. Life was hard for some African Americans in the 1930s. During the 1930s blacks and whites were separated. In schools black children and white children were separated. Water fountains, classrooms, and bathrooms were places that had segregation.