Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. " because it really etches into the audience what he is saying constantly repeating the word now to enforce his point that he wants changes done to the inequalities of justice
A further example is the true meaning of segregation, “Segregation means that he puts you away from him, but not far enough for you to be out of his jurisdiction...i’ll die saying one thing: the ballot or the bullet…” (Malcolm 48). Malcolm uses powerful word choice to convey that they need to gain freedom, and if the movement for rights does not work out as planned, come down with pride saying: “the ballot or the bullet.” Malcolm X focuses his entire speech on the “ballot or the bullet” reference. In these cases, he uses them to establish what they need to execute to take action against the government that is abusing their human and civil rights. In conclusion, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” presented by Malcolm X, includes the rhetorical strategies ethics, establishing a commonplace, a historical reference, anaphora, and analogies to display to the reader we must strive for equality. Malcolm X uses these examples to fabricate his point: setting aside differences, the problem is the Democrats, America is being corrupted, black nationalism, and the “ballot or the bullet” reference.
In many ways, Whitehead’s novel is a symbol of resistance. He encourages individuals to resist the attempts of the unjust, who wish to erase the diverse nation that history has worked so hard to build. Today, freedom in American is often taken for granted. Taking a look at the struggles faced by those enslaved, therefore, forces individuals to pay close attention to and learn from America’s frightful history. In doing so, modern generations have the ability to work towards building a better world, laid alternatively, on the foundation of equality and acceptance of all, regardless of sex, gender, and
Let’s begin by recrystallizing my advocacy. I argue that slavery ought be abolished because, first of all, it is net harmful. What Mr. Slaveowner does is try and indict my evidence, but this fails because the reasoning behind it is very logical: nonslaveholding whites are trapped in a cycle of poverty because what could be their jobs ends up becoming slave labor. Next, he tries to claim that Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an exaggeration, but my point still holds true. What I’m saying is that due to their legal status of property slaves can be subject to severe abuse.
Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand’s of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children”. Freedom, King realized, must include justice for all. He saw the very concept of “second class citizenship” fostered by segregation as a danger to the health of the American Republic, and a threat that undermined the legitimacy of the founding documents and the principles that inspired them. Social norms are not always acceptable.
He used the Congress’s credibility, the emotions of people and repeatedly rephrase his words to highlight and emphasize it and to let everyone know this is a serious problem in our country and we can stop this just by one simple act, stop judging people because of their skin color. The main message of this speech does applies to today’s reality because there are still racism today, the message that I’ve found in the speech is very valuable, it teaches me that no matter what race we are or what color we have on our skin, we are still a human being, we born the same way and we should treat each other the same way too. The speech show me on how to deliver a message by using figure of speech and emphasize the main
Echo-Hawk wrote a pretty strong argument in favor of educating non-indigenous peoples today and explaining why colonialism in current American legislation is hindering Native American life in the United States. His sources back up his multiple arguments, leaving the reader with an enhanced understanding. What confused me was how he seemed to very strongly want reform in American policies concerning Native Americans, yet he believed that if the United States adopted the United Nation’s minimum standards for the treatment of Indigenous peoples, that it would Native Americans lives so much better. Maybe I don’t know enough about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but expressing only wanting the “minimum” amount of consideration seems a bit counterintuitive after describing all the horrors indigenous people have been through and all the struggles they have faced with the current
He gained his power from propaganda, preying on the hopes of the innocent, and a governing system without limitations. Something of this magnitude should never come into effect again, and there should be checks and balances in place to prevent such occurrences. Furthermore, this horrific genocide also portrays the atrocity of racism. Racism is still in dilemma in society today. Although the holocaust was tragic, it can serve as a reason why people need to love, and support each other, rather than hate, and
I thought that “ I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King jr. made a bigger impact or was more compelling than Susan B. Anthony’s “Woman’s Right to Suffrage”. MLK uses his powerful word choice to give a voice to the voiceless and power to the weak. MLK’s central idea is that racism is terrible and it needs to change for the better for everyone, everywhere. The first main idea is racism is ridiculous and it need to stop being put up with. This helps build the central idea because it is the main backbone for the central idea.
Williams here is signifying that only compassion can counter oppression as it makes Blanche more human and this what maybe Williams want, he wants to society to be compassionate so that there is acceptance by everyone in society. Another point when compassion is encouraged is to counter oppression is when Mitch says to Stanley “I’ll kill you”. At this point Mitch finally breaks his silence and finally sees the oppressive nature of Stanley and is in right to say that. Here Williams finally shows through Mitch the oppression that was composed by Stanley needed to be stopped and the only way was through the compassion he had for Blanche being oppressed by Stanley. Also William shows that the new south still has bit of the old south and that is mainly shown through Stanley and Blanche, whereas Blanche depicts the old south which had mentality not accepting others and putting yourself in a high regard.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.