Basically, many young adults are being taught to think, “people are different than you, oh well deal with it.” Instead children and teens should be taught to accept the distinctions that make us all unique. Sadly racism will never come to an end it is simply embedded in American culture. This means that although, we as Americans, come from a plethora of different backgrounds, racism has always thrived. It will continue to thrive due to the failure to learn to accept people that are different from ourselves and the ignorance of many Americans today. The color of someone 's skin, their gender, and their sexual orientation do not mean anything it is what is in our minds that matters.
This has bred a selfish and self loving society that outright refuses to sacrifice to help anyone but themselves. As much as Americans may hate to admit it, our individual rights must occasionally be overlooked to protect the whole of our country. I have witnessed many people I love enter into the armed forced for the protection of our country and their example of self sacrifice is an example for all. Soldiers
Bhagavad Gita believes in reincarnation but at the same time believes that within their current life, they should still live it to the fullest and leave a legacy behind before they reincarnate into another human being. “For one who has been honored, dishonor is worth than death,” (Bhagavad Gita). Krishna tells Arjuna that even though he will continue on into his next life, he must still live up to his duties and fight this war because it is his destiny and he cannot outrun destiny. Both The Epic of Gilgamesh and Bhagavad Gita want people to live their life to the fullest but for different reasons. In The Epic of Gilgamesh the main purpose for someone to live their life and leave a legacy is because once they die, their life is over and the only way for their name to live on is to leave a legacy behind.
It’s time that we take action. I believe that everyone of us can help these innocent people. Therefore this is why we should never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
When I was a little kid at school my teachers would always say that we lived in a country where we celebrated equality, of course as a child you tend to believe whatever you are told. Yet, as I grew older my eyes started to see the horrible lie that was. I started to see that people’s worth and intellect were measured not by talent or character but by uncontrollable and often physical aspects. If someone was black they were unintelligent, a fat person is lazy, a woman is weak, a man is emotionless, gay people are freaks, disabled people deserved what they got, the list of hatred and oppression goes on for what seems like forever. It is not something I believe I have the luxury to forget.
Race and gender are two major characteristics that are discussed when justice is brought up. In the court system, there is always high controversy between the Caucasians and African Americans. It is now the norm to turn on the television and hear about protesting, whether it’s Caucasians protesting against the African Americans or vice versa. This has become a major social problem and it’s only getting worse. I believe that the color of one’s skin nor gender should determine the amount of trouble he or she should be in.
History has shown that the more we try to fight civil rights, chances are that the fight will go to civil rights, because they have proven time, and time again, that fighting for equality is always going to win over unreasonable anger. Let’s take the time to reflect on how our choices influences the lives of others, and how that impacts them, ignoring to help another person who is just trying to find their place in the world will only cause more conflict among the people. The only way to find a way out of this conflict is to confront it, and take some responsibility for letting our actions harm another human being, is this really what we want to look back on and be proud of. Is this what life should be about, making it difficult for other people to be themselves, just because we might feel uncomfortable, scared, angry. No, letting our emotions take control over our actions will only lead to more suffering for other people, we must put a stop on all this pointless fighting, accept other living beings for who they
From giving more jobs to Americans all the way to legalizing gay marriage in all fifty states, there will always be unhappiness. All I want for America is for us to be happy again. I want people to see America as the place to live where there is no judgement, no need to feel guilty, and a place where kids don’t have to be frowned upon because they’re obese. America is huge! Fifty states with diverse cultures, languages, and people, but we all want the same thing.
The Civil Right Acts ended segregation for many things and voting was also a part of that, the discrimination that happened was based on citizens’ race, religion, gender or the origin from which they came from. Norm Ornstein in the article “The U.S. Should Require All Citizens to Vote” said “Americans rebel viscerally against the idea of taking away the freedom not to vote,” the one who rule against mandatory voting are stepping on our history. (Par 6). Many had lost their lives fighting over equal rights; as an American citizen, it is our duty is to be grateful for the opportunity and luxury that have been provided for us. Ornstein’s statement should help American citizens’ realize that there is no such thing as ‘freedom not to vote’, and how would they feel if the freedom to vote is taken away from
One of the biggest disadvantages is that since everything is done privately a large number of citizens are forgotten while rich private businesses and companies continue to make more and more money. In the second verse Hill says “Phony nationalism”. This is speaking on how America is seen as such a great country even though America has been the cause of genocides, discrimination, slavery, and racism. We can 't just forget the injustices past citizens and ancestors have faced just because the world we are living in today is safer than it was then. This teaches us that we have to respect the past and current experiences of all citizens.
Imagine yourself today in our era, you see black and white peoples getting along, greeting each other, and not worrying about not be stereotype especially the blacks. This is what some people called “post- racial”, and some irrelevant people think were leaving in that magical place. But, actually……… WE DON’T. Just because, many racism problems were solved, doesn’t mean racism is entirely solve in America. Today, you can see that many discrimination towards African American peoples were not resolved because people realize, there was racism occurring in their society, but other societies might disagree.
Many biracial kids and adults have been prejudiced against in different forms including being called only one color, not being able to marry the person they want, and being an outcast among other people. Over the years many people have been prejudice to biracial children and adults. Many people believe that they are an outcast and don’t belong seeing as they aren 't necessarily one color. I believe as a biracial person myself that we are just as good and should be seen in the same light as every other person in
But as I have previously stated early in my speech we must educate ourselves so that ultimately we can better ourselves which should be the ultimate goal for all people in this story that we all have a key role in which we call life. The only way to change the life of every person who is colored is to educate ourselves so we can put one of our own people into the politics of the country that we were forcefully brought to as cargo for self interest reasons of a few men who wanted
Racism may be steered towards a certain race now in America, but it makes an impact on people all over the country. The topic of social inequality is important to bring awareness to as it not only affects teens in modern America, but changes society’s views of tolerance and acceptance, and impacts how author’s influence readers about the topic. Racism is once again a popular topic in this country and is getting worse than it was before. Racism has turned into killing of black man and police officers. This is resulting in violent protesting.