The people of America have been grappling with the problem of racism since the colonial times. With the development of the Civil Rights Movement, many leaders and figureheads have taken upon themselves the idea of unifying the black race and helping them gain equality in their own personal ways. Recently, the country is witnessing the rise of Malcolm X while as he works with a rather aggressive approach to get the black community their well-deserved rights. In ‘Not just an American problem, but a world problem’, a recently given speech by Malcolm X, he has openly accused the colored communities of manipulating the media with their tactics of ‘image making’ and hence, playing a very significant role in undermining the position of the black race. There is no doubt about the fact that Malcolm X believes in dealing with the dilemma of this racial prejudice in an aggressive manner.
If you’re a man, you take it.”, he believed that only freedom can be achieved by taking it from who discriminates the black people. He also contributed Islam to grow largely at the time he served as a spokesman for the organization. Malcolm X advised blacks to break the chains of racism. His claims and actions had affected the black people in the United States morally and physically. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska.
One of the most influential figures during the height of the 1960’s civil rights movement was Malcolm X. In contrast to the pacifist political approach of Martin Luther King Jr., X advocated for protest by means of violence. On April 3, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, X delivered his powerful and compelling speech The Ballot or the Bullet, in which he explains to black Americans the necessity of using violence to gain basic rights. X supports this assertion with false choice to narrow the audience’s choice of action to two things, the use of various forms of repetition to place emphasis on details of his argument, specific pronouns and pronoun shifts to connect with and involve the audience, rhetorical questions to force the audience to examine the
The law is meant to protect and serve Americans, until those in power use it against lower social classes. Time states, “As the evocative language of these laws suggests, the crime of vagrancy had long historical roots. Since the 16th century, vagrancy laws had been used in England to uphold hierarchy and social order (Goluboff).” For African Americans, these laws were created and used against them to incarcerate them. Seven Guitars by August Wilson historically demonstrates how vagrancy laws and systemic racism effected African Americans. Throughout the play characters such as Floyd and Canewell, express their struggle with police and a system that constantly manipulates them with unjust arrests and unfair payment.
King’s goal was to use nonviolent protests to create a better environment for everyone (Downing 56). He used his tactics as a leader to try to recreate the United States view of the discriminated(“Martin Luther King Jr.” Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History). Later, when King created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference or the SCLC. He used this opportunity to travel the country to teach his tactics and to meet with public faces to gain more support (History.com Staff). Martin Luther King Jr. became a guide to the civil revolution that would later take place.
with protest, organizing, and together (unity) will bring about social change and justice. The two (2) speeches of Malcolm X and Savio were delivered to different types of audiences and both speeches dissimilar in pretexts and meaning. Malcolm X articulated how essential it was for African Americans to demand a resolve for the racial and discriminatory laws and social injustices in America. Government and its operatives were malevolence in its intent and obligations: they must exit to uphold racism and unfair practices. The political system has taken advantage of the electoral process of African Americans, and it was time that blacks demand alterations and results from the democratic process, especially the Democratic Political Party.
Namely, the most popular organizations that are active in America is the Black Lives Matter movement, born from the cries of the Trayvon Martin case. This organization’s motivation is to create solutions that end systematic discrimination in America (McClain). These organizations are criticized for being radical, trying to solve a problem that critics say do not exist. All Lives Matter is an example of backlash, created for the sheer fact of refuting Black Lives Matter. However, what those who oppose Black Lives Matter fail to recognize is that the movement was created to elevate the status of the black community in society, not bring down everyone else that is not black.
Both of these texts suggest how black people should overcome racism and stand up fight against the oppressive government in radically different ways. Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter called for peaceful disobedience, and Malcom X’s autobiography demonstrations Malcom X’s shifting strategy from violence in his early life
The Letter from Birmingham Jail, also known as the Letter from Birmingham Jail and The Negro Is Your Brother, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. It says that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws and to take direct action rather than waiting potentially forever for justice to come through the courts. Responding to being referred to as an “outsider,” King writes, “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere”. The letter, written during the 1963 Birmingham campaign, was widely published, and became an important text for the American Civil Rights Movement.
In a society where one’s country has the ability to enforce the seclusion of the “equal and unalienable rights” of its people based on the color of their skin is one in which change has to be demanded. Having to be constantly petrified of the idea of walking down the street due to the possibility of being lynched by the Ku Klux Klan and the constant stigmatism of the “Jim Crow Laws” provoked Martin Luther King Jr. to fight for this change. Consequently, Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and leader of the civil rights movement, impressively delivered his prominent “I Have a Dream” speech. His passion was not only noticeably demonstrated on the day he delivered his ideas, but also on the written words that can be seen today. In this work, Dr. King effectively uses the rhetorical appeal, Pathos, with his implementation of anaphora, parallelism and metaphors.
Ida B. Wells an african-american muckraker journalist who wrote about lynching trying to make a point to stop it. Ida fearlessly launched anti-lynching crusades to help fight against it. Jefferson would agree with Ida’s muckraking about anti-lynching, he want to protect the people in the economy, and not destroy them. One of Upton Sinclair’s most favorite muckraking was The Jungle
leadership. The Civil Rights Acts and Voting Rights Act formed a legal basis to end the segregation and discrimination that has been happening in the United States. Malcolm X influenced disparate wings of the black movement. King influenced the non-violence act to the younger African-American generation to show them that violence just causes more of a problem. The radical faction of the "Black Power" movement accepted his positions on African identification, neocolonialism, black control of the political economy of black communities, and Afro-American self-defense.
John F. Kennedy’s assassination was unjust because he works for the equal and civil rights, also his support for the prevention of intellectual disabilities. However, he increases the conflict with the Cuban and communist society, creating problems and disagreements in his administration. You will see reasons, facts and process about his achievements and conflicts during his presidency; finally we will analyze all the arguments to make a conclusion about his administration and his assassination. The shocking images in newspaper and television of police dogs attacking black children and the racial violence made Kennedy feel that broad federal civil rights legislation was necessary, he starts to create the support to change the violence for peace in
The Black Panther Party was created by a group of aspiring college students in Oakland California circa 1969. Made with the intent of protesting racism and police brutality, the group arranged armed citizen marches, monitored the police, and provided basic necessities to the poorer, black communities. The group displayed both the beauty and the horror of fighting for equal rights in their violent protests and amazing artwork. Deanna- The party drew a lot of its principles from Malcolm X; Bobby Seale especially was very influenced by him. Basing their philosophy off of his, they wanted to gain freedom and equality by any means necessary.
His knowledge made him realize that the enslaves were like robber who went to Africa and stole them from their own home. Douglass was unhappy and started to think of ways to change it ,and he then started to analyze the need of gaining their freedom from slaveholders, and the urge to runaway . “[I] got one of our city papers, containing an account of the number of petition from the north, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia…” (Par. 9) When Douglass read the city papers, he then understood the true meaning of the words abolition and abolitionist. This means that literacy was a huge impact with Douglass of the true idea of slavery and how slaveholders were taking advantage of them .