Conover writes, "It seemed to me that Smith succeeded because he viewed the inmates as human's beings and was able to maintain a sense of humor in the face of the stress of prison life--traits that are two sides of the same coin" (Conover 87). This is a great example that shows that not all correctional officers are always feeding into the feeling of stress. In the other hands, Conover mentioned, "Smith melded toughness with an attitude of respect for his inmate. In turn, he was respected back" (Conover 92). For an inmate gaining respect is very important and especially because it has to do having power.
The leader whose methods were most effective during the civil rights movement was Martin Luther King Jr. His main goal during the civil rights movement was to have the whites and the blacks all come together to form equality. He fought for this equality through a nonviolent approach, which granted him respect from different races all over the world. Nonviolence also allowed the African Americans to achieve their goal. Nonviolent marches, sit-ins, and protests all had a huge impact in having Kennedy making a civil rights bill. This strategy would lead to creating peace and having all Americans live in harmony.
Ronald Joncas, an inmate in the documentary, notes that it is illogical to expect the inmates to behave as humans yet they are treated like animals while in jail (Edge). The idleness in the cells prompts the prisoners to do the craziest of things including cutting and even sacking their ball, such an inmate may end up crazy after the jail term, and the prison, therefore, fails in its objective which is correcting the behavior (Edge). The filmmaker aims to draw the attention of the federal government and the state of the prisons in America. Solitary cells should be minimally used so that they serve as a corrective measure and not making the inmates worse. The information is accurate because it is based on real life experiences.
Ishmael may have been physically strong, but he was mentally weak. Due to a lot of murder and corruption in war, Ishmael has become vulnerable and violent. The slightest uncomfortable situation makes Ishmael feel cornered and use violence as a defense. The book A Long Way Gone shows that war has a strong psychological effect on people involved. When people experience so many hardships on their own, their mentality gradually becomes weaker from having to believe that it is normal to depend only on
In the introduction chapter of Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy, Stevenson states, “The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.” I agree with this quote because it is easy to treat people with love and fairness when you like them and when they think and act like you. It is not so easy to treat someone with the same amount of respect and love when you prejudged them or make assumptions about them before getting to know them. It is significant to remember that all people deserve respect and compassion no matter the situation; it is the golden rule being lived out. Treat others how you want to be
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.
The article, The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons by Jessica Lahey states that “due to the imbalance of power between children and adults, not to mention between children and prison staff, sexual abuse of juveniles in adult prison is underreported; fewer than one in 10 of the juveniles surveyed reported their abuse.” ( ). The adult prison is not safe because of the abuses between the staff and juvenile, they need to be aware of what happens in the adult system. Lahey wants to show how dangerous the adult system is by stating what actually happens in prison to the juveniles because of the adult prisoners and the staff. Lahey also explains about how the lack of services and safety, “juveniles housed in adult prisons are 36 times more likely to commit suicide than juveniles housed apart from adult offenders.” (The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons). The adult system is not safe, it doesn 't help the juveniles get better.
Now, I've found that he's much more sensitive to bouts of racial insensitivity than I am, and he's ALOT more inclined to confront people about it! However, I have reminded him of the grace and patience that I extended toward him, so he can extend the same patience to others who may mean well, but are truly ignorant of their transgressions. When I think of what being Black in America means to me, it's a lot like being Superman. He loves and embodies the spirit of the best ideals of his country, but he cannot interact within the social boundaries of that society without conforming to it and assimilating into their lifestyle in order to be accepted. While it’s hardly arguable the effect that my African ancestors played in the formation of the country, I still have to walk into the outside
Atticus accepted the fact that whites think they are superior to the niggers, but doesn’t approve. He thinks that just like the whites, blacks have rights of worthy education and have equivalent rights as a white person. As he said, he’ll do his best to love anyone and
The Standford Prison Experiment and the Abu Ghraib Prision are both similular in a situational context in which both presented the scenario of having the authority figures being the guards and the subordinate being the prisioners/detainees. In both prision is was seen that it was the “situation” that lead the guards within each prision to use they authority and dispositions to control criminals. Proving to Zimbardo that powerful situational forces could over-ride individual dispositions and choices and can result in good people doing bad things. “The terrible things my guards [at Stanford] did to their prisoners were comparable to the horrors inflicted on the Iraqi detainees. My guards repeatedly stripped their prisoners naked, hooded them, chained them, denied them food or bedding privileges, put them into solitary confinement, and made them clean toilet bowls with their bare hands.” (“Abuse and Authority - The Abu Ghraib Comparison,” 2015).
Their lobby spends money on direct lobbying to candidates, campaign contributions, and in assisting in drafting legislation. The result of these efforts has led to laws such as the three-strike rule in California, anti-illegal immigration legislation, and increased immigration enforcement (Cohen 2015). These policies are inherently malicious and most harmful to minorities while attempting to keep as many people in prison as possible in a bid to generate more revenue to keep their shareholders happy. As such, the elimination of private prisons would effectively destroy their lobby, removing their influence over legislation that feeds off racial
Prison cells have changed in the past couple years to withstand rust or mold from disturbing or breaking the iron bars. The second most important improvement was the treatment of inmates/prisoners. The prisoners have changed a lot in the past century or so because they have developed a new way for entertainment or pleasure. That was sexual humiliation of what the prisoners did to each other. Other than pleasure they have gotten more dangerous because in prison, criminals have records that have skulls or stars that show how dangerous they are.
The immigrants are being punished and given the worst punishments. People say that those people are violent but the reality is that the people who have certain rights are the violent ones. The minority people always go through injustice all the time. Immigrants who should be free are in prisons for life.
Many southern whites believed their states and people had an appropriate and evolving relationship within the races. This can be seen in “The Southern Manifesto”. Southern senators did not feel there was a problem in race relations in the south. The senators deemed the Supreme Court decision would “destroy the amicable relations between the white and Negro races that have been created through 90 years of patient effort by the good people of both races” (United States. Cong.).
“The hundred days also brought the government into providing relief to those in need” (Foner 814).After the new deal everything changed, the government were more involved in what they people thought, and also believed. Everyone has different experiences of minorities but for Hispanics, blacks and Indians all of this was unfair. The ones that were living a good life were the whites. If they were not they were sure in better conditions that the rest of the other races. That is why the natives think it is not fair.