I fully understand his reply, of course negotiation is better, if you would have been willing to negotiate with them in the first place they wouldn’t have to result to these extreme measures. That’s the very reason for direct action! Nonviolent direct action creates so much crisis and tension that the community that has constantly refused to negotiate, is forced to deal with the issue. This is apparent in the way the African American in America have advocated for equal rights in the society and the need to end segregation in the society to create a platform where both the whites and the colored can work freely in the society without any cases of discrimination. So, they can live together in
Lanier expresses that the two white police officers should be punished for their actions and hand over their badges. Racial discrimination has affected the lives of many people who consist of different races. This shouldn’t represent how our life has to be based on the color of our skin. Although racial discrimination was a major problem in our past, people should learn about these mistakes and why they’re wrong. People need to realize that we can’t change the past, but we can make the future a better outcome.
According to X, “The ballot or the bullet”... “Now in speaking like this, it doesn't mean that we're anti-white, but it does mean we're anti-exploitation,we're anti-degradation, we're anti-oppression. And if the white man doesn't want us to be anti-him, let him stop oppressing and exploiting and degrading us”(Malcolm #2). The essence of Malcolm’s argument is that he is not anti white, he is anti whites oppressing and disenfranchising African Americans and if the white person wants to not be hated, then he should stop hating himself. In a letter written in Mecca, Malcolm X says,“on this pilgrimage, what I have seen,and experienced, has forced me to re-arrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my previous conclusions” (Malcolm X). After he went to Mecca his philosophy about the use of violence change after encountering a wide variety of different races who are all Muslim from the places he visited.
This was the start of racial discrimination in America that turned into racial injustice. That racism has only gotten stronger through the years. After the civil war ended slavery, many white folks started being really racists to the free blacks. This racial injustice has gotten out of hand and the movie 13th has provided us with the truth that the white men have been trying to hide from us. First, racial injustice has really developed into a worse thing.
Why do we, as whites, feel it is even okay to dehumanize or degrade blacks because of their skin color. We are all human, and they didn’t choose to come into this world being the way they are. Blacks should not have to
It is true that racism and prejudice is neither morally or logically correct, but unless people are able to competently contest those views without resorting to the destruction of other opinions and thought, those issues will continue to prevail. The famous treatise against bigotry, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been criticized and banned for its use of racial slurs, despite accurately portraying the America of that time. Forgetting our past, no matter how shameful, only ensures that it will be repeated – books help us not to forget. How can we improve as a society if we do not even allow ourselves to remember the mistakes of previous generations? Harriet Beecher Stowe 's Uncle Tom 's Cabin created outrage in the South due to its "anti-slavery" ideas, resulting in it being banned.
I believe that white people should stop using the excuse that it’s “just a hairstyle” or “just a trend” and realize that African American people wear what they wear for a reason. There is meaning to their dreads, there is meaning to their hair. People need to understand that it is not okay to take away from a culture and deem it their own. It is hard for black people to proceed with daily functions without others relying on stereotypes to understand them. There are not enough open minded people in society.
The plight of the African Americans to abolish slavery and racial discrimination has left American history with a lot of lessons and ruminations regarding humanity. People, when left with power and authority, has the ability to oppress the weak, and to aggress the strong. This makes the divide stronger, and thus disunity to pervade within human society. This also shows that human frailty is a very powerful influence to humanity; the way that these frailties enable man to oppress another man, and the way that power makes man greedy for more, shows that humanity’s flaws is the same exact measure which can destroy it. The lessons the world has learned from the way that the African Americans have struggled for freedom and unity in the United States
Franklin was not the aggressor however he also did not resort to violence in means of self defense because he wanted to prove that he could stand his ground. The Long Walk Home had several characters that dealt with racism in the same means that Malcolm X did, both movies showed black men that were seen as criminals to white men because of their skin color. Each movie emphasized the harassment white people acted upon black people. In order for the characters in The Long Walk Home to adjust to their struggles, they found faith or friendship to keep them strong. For Odessa she continually went to church and listened to the preacher who inspired her to not ride the bus and continue walking home every day after work, no matter how much her feet hurt.
Race is an issue. Our culture tries to pretend that it’s not, but our minds can’t help but compare the people with the stereotypes. It’s easy to identify yourself based on your race, but it’s even easier to pre-judge others. Our race has nothing to do with potential, with success or with what a person is capable of. What can we do to fix this injustice is to raise awareness and give people knowledge that we shouldn 't judge people based on their race.
I think that not cherishing diversity makes it an even worse place to live. People should be proud their different from everyone else, it gives us all character and different personalities it lets us decide what we like and do not like in different types of people. If we were all the same, looked the same, thought the same the world would be pretty boring. America cherishes diversity because as said in McGregor’s article “almost every academy award went to a white male” that says something. America may have finished thinking and treating other races differently but isn’t their a slight chance racism and sexism still exist?
Have you ever been a victim to racial profiling of some sort? If so it’s probably because you are a minority or person of color. Today, federal agencies are racial profiling and being unconstitutional to society today. Racial profiling is stopping someone because the color of their skin or having suspicion in criminal activity. The iron triangle is trying to get something knew added to the government or wanting to keep a policy the same or make changes to the policy.