Nonetheless, it is now viewed as a symbol of hatred and racism. I believe the Confederate Battle flag is a symbol of our; however, it is also a banner for people to commit their racist acts under. Nationally, less than 1 and 10 Americans find the flag to be a sign of their racism towards African
People have now associated the confederate flag with slavery but that is not the case it means the rebels. The confederate flag is a part of our history at one point in time it was our nation 's flag the it evolved into what we have today. The flag we know as the confederate flag was actually just the battle flag because the actual flag looked similar to the north flag it was created so they would not be confused in battle. Currently in Russia they are erecting statues of Joseph Stalin so as we are fighting to take down our history they are supporting their
President Lyndon B. Johnson once used the phrase, “we shall overcome”, in response to a violent racial uproar in Salma Alabama. This deadly uproar was in response to the African American struggle for equal rights in the 1960s. I found Johnson’s speech to be one of great significance because it is a declaration that still pertains to America, today. Johnson’s request of the American people to come together, and stand for our neighbors when freedom is denied to them, is a request that still holds true today. While we have come a long way since the violent racial discrimination of the 1960s, it is still in existence today, and many are still denied freedom.
Peter Holley from The Washington Post, wrote an article about an African American who is standing up and fighting for what she believes the true meaning of the Confederate battle flag stands for. Holley provides quotes stated from the woman in a number of interviews from other sources. In addition, Holley includes other citizen interviews as well as their personal opinion on the Confederate flag. Karen Copper an African American from New York City. Holley states how Copper shared that she was a member of the Virginia Flaggers, who are against the ideas of many American’s that the Confederate flag symbolizes only racism and hate.
This work by Booker T. Washington, “The Atlanta Exposition Address”, or also known as “The Atlanta Compromise”, was a speech given in 1895 at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta that had a lasting impact not only to the crowd listening, but to the nation as a whole. Booker T. Washington was admired and appreciated by many black Americans. Although, everyone in the African American Community admired his overall achievements leading up to his speech in Atlanta, some of his ideas and thoughts became very controversial within the black community and possibly encouraged the Jim Crow era by proposing the ideology of separate but equal. “The Atlanta Exposition Address,” was significant in shaping history because it; sparked a split and debate within the African American community over the ideas Booker T. Washington proposed in the address, and simultaneously affected the nation as a whole with future laws passed off the basis of Washington’s ideology. To understand the context of where Booker T. Washington’s stance is in the address, people must first understand Washington’s background and his audience during the speech.
This reference in particular evokes the strongest emotional response from black people because many African Americans revered Lincoln for his decision to sign the revolutionary Emancipation Proclamation, and how the document symbolized a free future for slaves--the ancestors of the blacks in the crowd. But the next few lines following this allusion also persuades those ignorant of how little things have changed by highlighting the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” that blacks still suffer from despite the hundred year gap. Here, he uses the connotations of “manacles” and “chains” to evoke a negative emotional response from the audience, especially from those unaware of the need to change, causing their opinion to match the speaker’s: against segregation. Additionally, King weaves biblical allusions into his speech to appeal to the Christians within the crowd. He uses the “dark and desolate valley of segregation” to illustrate the injustice African Americans have endured for centuries and juxtapositions it with the “sunlit path of racial justice” to exemplify a future where true freedom exists for
Providing a proper and accurate education to Southern education systems would greatly improve the single-minSolving Racism in the South Throughout history, there have been numerous accounts of discrimination that have been embedded into our way of thinking. Predominantly known for being racist and conservative, the Southern states still incorporate discriminatory views in their own society. Racism is a massive problem in the United States, but there are three possible solutions; educating the public through the education system; breaking down stereotypes; reaching out through social media. dedness of its citizens. The Southern states have been guilty of falsifying their history to better suit themselves.
Color is important during this movement and highly significant because it addresses the racism issue seen in America even today. The goal of both films is to help a race that is being severely oppressed get their god given right of coexisting in peace. Each film introduced a complex topic that I had to understand and tie into my morality complex. Many individuals may see Childers’ as a man guilty of being white, try to fix it through a “white savior complex”. Whatever the reason, Childers’ is solely saving these children based on faith and good intuition.
The contrasting world view of UCLA football and the U.S. army gave Robinson clarity that there was tangible hope for an advancement and that if blacks can gain the affection of whites with something as impactful as sports, that civil rights were a battle worth undertaking as the mindset of black equality had already infiltrated the white consensus. Furthering his formative mindset was an incident with the
Obama Speech On March 18, 2008, former United States president Barack Obama made a statement to clarify the meaning and the truth behind the statements made by his pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. During this time in America, many people felt racism was very much alive in society and hoped that voting for a black president would be a major step to resolving this ongoing problem. Yet the reverends comments seem to prove to people across the country that racism was not only still existing, but that the possibly elected African American president was a racist. Using plain folk, Barack Obama was able to educate people on the truth of his views by making Americans very engaged through incorporation of known events into his ideas, making people
After the Civil War and Reconstruction ceased, the South 's Lost Cause was introduced to the southern United States by ex-confederates. A very politically influenced movement, the Lost Cause, while building a legacy for the controversial Redemption, was subject to backlash for it 's false interpretations of what slavery was like as well as how they interpreted the event of the Civil War. Even with all of its misinterpretations and falsities, however, the Lost Cause influenced the memories of many of the Civil War, Redemption, and slavery for generations to come. The lost cause was spurred by ex Confederates as a way to get back at the union and to prove that the Confederate spirit was not lost, even though the Civil War had ended years ago.
The controversy issues over the confederate flag has arose quickly in the last couple of years. In this picture there is an African American clinching the Confederate Flag. Over many years the question still remains the same. Does the so called, “Confederate Flag” stand for southern pride? Or, does it stand for segregation and racism as this picture seems portrays?
All in all, you have to negotiate and come to the best most logical solution to keep everyone from killing each other. Everyone has their own opinions and views, but personally I believe that, the reason so many individuals believe that the flag is used as a symbol of hatred/ racism is because that’s what they have been taught and told their entire lives. History isn’t black and white, there are so many things that NO ONE knows the actual full blown truth behind. But instead of assuming and acting like we were there and know exactly what happened, maybe we should research and actually learn our history instead of turning nothing into something and causing more problems.
In the 1800’s, the issue of slavery was growing rapidly and the need for compromise was strong. This issue divided the North from the South. As the cannons fired Fort Sumter on the night of April 12, 1861, the start of the Civil war had begun. The African Americans were not giving up without a fight and contributed to the warfare. African Americans used various methods to fight for their freedom during the Civil War such as passing information to the Union Army and serving in the Armed forces.
A Monumental Debate The American Civil War was a moment in history that everyone would like to forget. The divisive conflict over slavery, state’s rights, and expansion tore apart a country that was founded on the ideals of freedom and unity. The North and South refused to compromise with each other, and as a result, hundreds of thousands lost their lives. The Civil War was one of the darkest times in our history, and hopefully it remains in history as a reminder to not forget what happens when division tears a country apart.