Ethical Problems With Civil Disobedience

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2. Explain the limits, ethical problems involved with, and successes of civil disobedience. Give specific examples from the Great Depression era, the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary movements (something from the 1980s to the present) that we discussed and read about in class. Also, explain how civil disobedience reflects the relation between morality and the law. •Ethical problems with civil disobedience: Civil disobedience can be a universal concept, in other words, civil disobedience is understood by all; however, civil disobedience has been corrupted and has also been used for hope, risks, and action-good and bad. For civil disobedience to be ethically wrong or right, one must take a step back, and see who exactly is the question being asked to-a women who fought for equality and rights in the 1960’s, a politician, police, or any government official who despised those who began sit-ins, rallies, and riots, upper or lower class, especially colored races, for instance, African Americans. Many African Americans and Mexican Americans began political reforms using violent and nonviolent tactics to voice their oppression, such as Martin Luther King or Cesar Chavez, who would rather have spoken or used peaceful means to get their point across, compared to the Black Panthers, who were outraged and angered, which only fueled their cause with harsh strategies and actions.…show more content…
The success of civil disobedience not only led to change, but also allowed many races and cultures to begin organizations and rallies that would help cultivate and shift their struggle to something more prideful. Civil disobedience, as harmful or peaceful, one may recall or define it, it did lead to a unification of many mass organizations and
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