Thomas Jefferson will support modern day protest because of his beliefs on how a government should act. According to the Declaration of Independence Jefferson does not like having a King or a strong central government, "He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly...". Later, in 1787 Shay's Rebellion took place in Massachusetts, Jefferson responded in a letter saying that it was good to rebel. According to the letter, "Let the people take arms.". Also, Jefferson's letter stated that he worries the Constitutional Convention will write a new Constitution.
The Los Angeles Walkouts was a protest act for Latinos to raise the issue of prejudice among teachers and administration for Mexican American students. (Simpson, 2012) On March 6, 1968, students currently enrolled in Abraham Lincoln High School in East L.A. orchestrated a walkout to express their opinion of their poor classroom education. Mexican Americans believed the educators were offering only vocational and trade careers. Chicano believed educators were not allowing them to attempt at four-year unversity.
Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Riot-ABC News Documentary of the 1992 LA Riots This moment of crisis took place in Los Angeles on 1992, riots that began after three white cops are accused beating a black man were pronounced not guilty in court. There was a big crazy mob in Los Angeles. The people from the mob were African American.
Gary Nash stated that one of the reason that led to urban protest and extralegal activities was the poor living conditions and poor distribution of resources. He stated that a good number of urban population were willing to participate in attacks due to narrow concentration of wealth and power. Hence economics and material initiated
At the beginning of this period, whites were the dominant race of the city. Almost 90% of the city’s population was white. However, over the decades, a large majority of the white population left the city. For example, from 1950-1990, the white population dropped by 48%. Nevertheless, the black population has been increasing steadily over the decades.
The riots in Charlotte, started with a peaceful protest for a man who was shot by the police. However, just like with the peaceful protest that started in Los Angeles, people became violent and started to loot block highways and injure others. The Charlotte police who are trained to handle rioters, started to use tear gas, and other forms of excessive force to stop the violence. After, some peaceful protesters complained about the treatment police officers were restrained from using the objects on peaceful protesters. In both riots there was a city-wide curfew for people to be in the house by.
The individual's relationship to the state is a concept often entertained abstractly; at variance with this is Civil Disobedience, which analyzes Thoreau's first direct experience with state power in his brief 1846 imprisonment. Thoreau metaphorically detailed his search for virtue in the quote, "The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly." (Thoreau 8) In Civil Disobedience Thoreau as earnest seeker and flawed captive of the conscience concertedly attempts to correct this shortcoming within the context of slavery and the Mexican-American War.
Former civil rights leader Cesar Chavez justifies nonviolent protest with the use of several appeals to logic and ethics in his contribution to a magazine for a religious organization. His goal being to convince the audience into realizing that nonviolent protest is the more effective option when working towards a change. His optimistic tone helps the reader connect to the cause of nonviolent protest with the help of rhetorical devices like figurative
In 2015, 102 unarmed black citizens were killed unfairly by police, in 92 of those cases the police walked away without charges. Blacks are being killed at 5x the rate of whites and 3x the rates of hispanics, this is a serious problem. Colin Kaepernick (a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers) was the first to stand up against this issue, by taking a knee during the national anthem of multiple NFL games. This has brought huge attention to an overwhelming issue in America. It has also brought loads of controversy to people everywhere who are now taking after Kaepernick and protesting during the national anthem, some people say that this is disrespectful to everyone who has served in the armed forces because they are not showing pride for our
Jacie Spiva Professor Shaffer English 1213 8:00 am-8:50 am 25 October 2015 Are Police Officers under Siege because of Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter is an activist movement in the United States that began in the wake of the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Florida shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. Since the 1800 African Americans have experienced in America slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, violence by hate groups such as the KKK. Now, in 2015 the new issue which caused the creation of “Black Lives Matter” is that African Americans feel like they are targeted by policemen, and that they are more at risk for getting shot by police officers than other races. Therefore, Americans are starting to wonder
In “Civil Disobedience,” Thoreau claims that the people obey the government like machines and don’t use their brains and their conscience. He says that the government needs to improve and they need to respect everyone. Thoreau uses imagery, allusions and rhetorical questions to build his argument. Throughout the text are many examples of imagery. One of those examples would be in paragraph 17 when he describes the jail cell he stayed in.