This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
The whites feared mixing of the race which is the Mongrel Race; because they were afraid the white race would be diluted. So, they did everything keep blacks at the bottom. The Southern states reacted by creating and enforcing Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow was a system created as a segregation of colored people and white people, but mainly focusing on blacks. These laws existed because of the idea of being superior (Ferris State University, 2012).
In fact, it was Henry David Thoreau, an American author who re-iterated the idea of civil disobedience to the people of American following the Mexican War in 1849. It was extremely controversial at that time as some people viewed it as an act of treason while others accepted it and think that it is necessary. Famous figures like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have also took up and preached their own theories of civil disobedience. Although both men fought for different causes, they do had a similar reason in which they saw that their people was being oppressed and treated unjustly. In the case of Mahatma Gandhi, he led the Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with a 400km Dandi Salt March in 1930 and he also led India to independence through the employment of non-violent civil disobedience.
They saw them as mistakes and was not afraid to fight to show that blacks were less in their minds. Although, Atticus did disagree he was shamed by others because he was supportive of a black man getting the same rights as a white man. Even Atticus’s family is getting grief from the case, “Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he’s turned out a nigger- lover we’ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again” (Lee, 110). It shows how many people stubborn enough to ignore the idea of Atticus supporting a black man that was highly most likely
However, when Lennie came to Crooks, he was very careful and defensive towards Lennie because of the thought that Lennie would also be like the other workers and discriminate him. He is scared if people come to his door because they will make a fool out of him and he doesn’t want to be more isolated and he originally is. Additionally, he doesn’t want to show how he is isolated as well. Crooks knows that because he is black and everyone treats him unfairly, he cannot express his emotions. When Lennie came to George, “It
“A lot of people think that the union went to war with the confederacy to end slavery, but they were just trying to preserve the nation from falling apart into different sections” (Pruitt).The main reason why people don't like the confederate flag is because use of racism they see in the confederate flag. it did not start as a racist symbol people made or thought of it in that way. “Some racists display the confederate flag as well as the christian cross and the american flag should these be qualifies as racist as well” ("The New York Times Company"). Most racism ideas come from people who hear or see people killing blacks like the South Carolina church shooting in 2015 where Dylann Roof killed nine black worshipers, or if they just don't understand the history behind the civil war and the flag itself. The flag was associated with the Ku Klux Klan and
Civil rights is defined as the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. But during the civil rights movement, people of a certain color were discriminated against and didn’t have civil rights. The whites were biased and treated African Americans with disrespect. This was because whites feared that colored people would overthrow the whites so out of fear, the whites treated the blacks brutally. Jackie Robinson was one of many African Americans to protest against these conditions.
Then it came to a point where peaceful protests became antagonized by the police, and even from other African Americans who did not want white and black people to live peacefully. Men and woman peaceful protesters taken by the police, beaten with clubs,sprayed with hoses, gassed, and some even assassinated. Nevertheless, Martin Luther King Jr and his supporters still believed that their voice could modify this nation, even when people acted wrongly against them. And just like that, the idea of a fair country spread like a wildfire. Soon this country would stand for fairness and
Many whites looked down on black men and women without getting to know them for who they really were. Stokely Carmichael urged the people to understand that everyone had importance in America not just white men. This convinced many people to have a change of thought. Some people realized that it wasn't fair but not all. Many fights broke out when whites didn’t change their minds.
Martin Luther King Jr. continued leading protests and giving inspirational speeches across the U.S. to help increase the opportunities of African Americans, but some people disliked how Dr. King had impacted society. Some people feared the new changes in society because they began to lose their power over the oppressed African Americans. In one of his speeches, Dr. King asserted that even though he had greatly impacted society in the last few years, many others could take his place and continue the fight against racial discrimination. He also clarified the main conflict that divided the nation by saying, “The tension in this city is not between white people and Negro people. The tension is between justice and injustice” (King, Jackson, & Carson, 2015, p. 103).
Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face. Furthermore, It is right to oppose something that is unjust. Individuals should do what they best believe is right in their opinions but laws shouldn’t be fully subjected by the people only or else it may lead to future conflicts and misleading mistakes. Overall, by desired changes, it causes destructive tension for
Despite the African Slaves who’ rights were violated, Locke did not believe they had the right to act out because their lives were not threatened. Locke considers everyone as equal in this aspect, nonetheless, in reality, whites were clearly treated superior to blacks. King and Thomas Hobbes defended opposing views when it came to consideration for others. King was willing to sacrifice his life and spend time in prison so other lives would be enhanced. Hobbes, on the other hand was only concerned with self-interest.
The negative opinions were affecting certain people, such as the ones that were put under pressure by doing all the work. This whole situation caused controversy and anger feelings. Even though there wouldn’t be an agreement because of those who accepted slavery to happen and a war would end up happening the government could have ended it by agreeing with the northern states, and instead of seeing those who fought for their rights being killed they should have just set laws favoring all citizens, and not letting violence happen and creating a bigger problem. There were ways to solve a situation like this instead of choosing violence. The civil war could have been prevented if there was union, but instead of choosing other ways they decided to divide and have opposing sides that only caused
He writes this because of the harsh treatment that African Americans received based on their skin tone being different. Martin wanted change to happen but without violence having to occur. Martin Luther King just wanted equality for all men and women and in this letter he shows his feelings towards the unequal and unjust things that were happening at the time. The
African Americans deeply wanted the same respect as whites and fair treatment, some men would risk their own lives to get respect. A lot of African Americans decided to sign up to go to war to gain respect for defending our country and its people. Surprisingly this failed to gain the respect African Americans were looking for. Some men claimed that the white soldiers were racist and that black soldiers were treated poorly and many were sent to fight the french army and said the french were much more equal and fair. Although these events did not attain the intended reactions African Americans wanted it 's still set many precedents and showed that African Americans could fight just as hard as white