Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. are both very important figures when it comes to discussing the topic of civil disobedience; both fought for what they believed to be right and against the injustice of the state. Antigone went against the edict of the king and buried her brother and Martin Luther King Jr. broke the law to try to end segregation and racism in America. Even though some similarities can be found between the two, ultimately they went about civil disobedience in very different ways. Antigone’s method was personal and selfish and she took an extremely defiant and rash stance while martin Luther King’s approach was more analytical and thought out. It is for these reasons that I believe King’s method was more successful and is the
This may have been the most important part of the content of Bria’s speech. When giving the opposing sides of Bria’s speech she offered the audience with two well thought out arguments. The first side stated that “by lawfully allowing racial profiling the government would be able to decrease crime rates” (Bria, “Racial Profiling”). On the other hand, the opposing side stated that “racial profiling was an act of discrimination, and therefore made communities feel unsafe” (Bria, “Racial Profiling”). Both of these viewpoints, were a vital component of Bria’s speech that she did a tremendous job of presenting.
Better communication within our unit would create a better morale. We all appreciate good communication. Whenever there are positive vibes and good feelings around the unit it creates a healthy working environment. When we can create a healthy working environment then soldiers will perform their duties better and with a positive attitude. Communication
Many people in today 's society worry about what other people do, the effects of worrying about what other people do less freedom, conformity, and close-minded. The government is too involved and everyday society; taking away our normal freedoms. The government creates more and more laws limit what we can sell and what we can buy. The government creates laws to protect one religion while claiming to be accepting of all other religions. Even other citizens whose ignorance of the law let them believe they are above all others opinions,and attempt to force their ideals on others.
After mentioning why racist speech is wrong, Lawrence comments “I also have a deeply felt apprehension about the resurgence of racial violence and the corresponding rise in the incidence of verbal and symbolic assault and harassment to which blacks and other traditionally subjected and excluded groups are subjected”(72). Putting emphasis on how racist actions hurt others is important for the reader to comprehend. Furthermore, the idea of free speech “reinforces our society’s commitment to tolerance as a value”(71). Gives choices to each individual to decide who and what they stand for, no more pandering and watching what others do. As a result, free speech brings community together as a whole.
I agree with this statement because in order to lead, you need to build trust with people around you. When people believe in you, they know you are a good leader and will trust your decisions. People are essentially good at heart. I both disagree and agree that people are essentially good at heart. I think that this solely depends on how the person were raised and came to be in the world.
He was criticized for urging African Americans to avoid political action and militant organizing. W.E.B. Du Bois, thought this strategy would continue white oppression, so he advocated political action and protest. Also, he taught it was the responsibility of “The Talented Tenth” to steer the majority away from contamination; whereas, Booker T. Washington thought more individualistic in his idea that we all must take it upon ourselves to become educated. Washington’s teachings were accepted by whites because they agreed African Americans should gain respect through education.
Is America the land of the free? The contradictory principles in the national anthem and the reality of American society, regarding the treatment of blacks are what compelled Kaepernick to protest. The Star-Spangled Banner was right for the time
Additionally, by the views of James Birney, a antislavery leader who held the basis of the 14th amendment, agreed that this removal act conducted itself to be a stimulant for the Abolitionist movement. By these motions alike, Birney believed that “‘ it was easier to remove from the country those who were subjects of this degradation, than to successfully combat and overthrow the prejudices and false principles which produced it”’ (Magliocca 89-90). It was unquestionably so that the people of this time were beginning to recognize this ill disposed proposition that any one without white status was thought to be an inferior race in
I wondered.. We’re all human beings, capable of thought and loving so why is racism still prevalent? Racism is defined in the dictionary as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Personally, as someone who has come from another country and is coloured and has faced racial discrimination, I believe that racism is unacceptable. It is just wrong. It is a sensitive and challenging issue but one which needs to be addressed by all of us if we want to live in an inclusive and loving environment. Being a good person does not depend on your religion, status in life, family name, political views
Society is trying to minimize and encourage people to minimize the suffering it brings to people of color. However, the society is white-dominated, this shows that the society favors white people over people of color because it gives them special treatment. This act is called being partial and that means to show favor or preference to one person over another. However, a person in a society has every right that the society gives them. To have that right is to have something which society has to defend them in the possession of.
When you keep silent about something this significant it only escalates and blows up into something that could have been prevented. Racism is a very serious issue that involves everyone’s attention and without serious intervention this will create animosity in the generations to come. Racism needs to be squashed at the source, that is within people’s mindset (the way they see others). For so many years the issues of racism have not been dealt with and it is consistently being hidden and coming out at various times infiltrating our society and rearing its ugly head. Implementing policy changes within the educational system can help, but how does that affect the community as a whole.