For a long time in my life I thought to get what you want in life you had to be behind the gun and not in front of it. But now, I see that violence only creates violence and true change comes from non-violence. I am writing this paper to argue that Martin Luther King's non-violent protest are more successful than violent protest. To start off, Martin Luther King had every right to protest. The reason I say this is because the social contract was broken.
still prevailed and that blacks were still excluded from everything and had many disadvantages by not being white. On April 12th, Martin Luther King got arrested because of his “confrontations” and from there, he wrote the famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail”(also known as “The Negro is Your Brother”. This letter was directed to a white group of clerics that mocked his strategies of not being violent when fighting for equality. The letter makes it clear that it is critical for people to actually take a stand, instead of standing in a court contrary to what the clergymen believe. And with people mentioning him to as an “outsider”, he responded.
Ronith Murali 4th hour Mrs.Schmidt AP Language & Composition During the 60’s in America, the civil rights movements for African Americans was at it’s peak. Following Martin Luther King’s assassination, the common response to the tragedy was violence. Cesar Chavez writes this article in hopes of informing the American people that violence is not the answer, and that if they continued on King’s non-violent path to equality, it would bring about more change. When looking at Cesar Chavez ‘s article, one can clearly see that he is easily able to persuade his vengeful audience to cease the violent protests throughout America, by utilizing several examples of juxtaposition, rhetorical appeals, and impactful diction.
Law enforcement agents are should behave to a standard that is greater than the average civilian. Police brutality comes from an abuse of power granted to the police. Police brutality is often drawn on by overreaction in certain situations drawn on by panic. Police using excessive force in the United States is a crucial dilemma and must be stopped.
They you just sit there and show that they don't care if they don’t get food. I believe that Martin Luther King Jr had a more relevant approach to desegregation. To begin I think that Dr. King had a more convincing argument for how to protest on violence. One reason why I believe this is true is because In the text he says ¨ I must continue my faith that is too great a burden to bear and that violence, even in self-defense, creates more problems than it solves.” This quote supports my claim because it shows that no matter how much people want to fight back to from being called a nigger and being spit on fighting will just make people think worse of blacks and it won’t help as much as silent protests.
Rallies may start off peaceful but others who may agree with those protesting don’t always do it peacefully this causes riots and looting, which is the farthest thing from peaceful. There is a fine line from marching down the streets peacefully and making your opinion know like Martin Luther King Jr did in 1965, in Alabama to help fight for the right of African-Americans to vote. Then someone saying it’s okay to loot and destroy cars and stores because they are expressing their opinion.
In Dr. King on the Vietnam War the article tells of how Dr.King in 1967 spoke out about the issue. Though before that he would explain how he was not proud of the war. “He said the war in Vietnam must be stopped, and he called for demonstrations and nonviolent protest “to keep this issue before the conscience of our nation,”. Dr.King wanted to set a bases in the states so that people saw that peaceful protest were needed in the states in order to spread the word about the horrors and tragedies resulting from the Vietnam War. Both in the song and article, natural forces were trying to signal soldiers and regular people about the terror of war that was happening and getting worse in the near future.
The sixties were full of protests. Some protest went well like the First Sit-In Protests, a non-violent act of protesting the segregation at a “white only” lunch counter in New York, while others resulted in violent outbursts leaving both citizens and some law enforcement injured like in the wave of campus uprisings beginning with students going on strike at UC Berkeley and spread across the country to other universities. This interpersonal violence can also be seen today like in Charlottesville. Charlottesville is a great example how interpersonal violence can hurt people and even kill people. But death doesn't have to be just a bad thing violence like this can help draw a contrast and lines in the sand and help define and describe a person who and a movement into the history as something to be remembered and to be continued like the civil right movement that Martin Luther King helped lead.
As feminism proves to be successful, more people are realizing that segregating a race or gender is detrimental to a country’s power and global image. However, racism is still very much prevalent in our society, most of it being unable to be proven. To eradicate racism, we must eliminate the roots of racial profiling, one of the most common factors of racism. Firstly, the government should make it mandatory for all law enforcement officers to put on and turn on body-cams. Although the initial stage could be pricy due to the overwhelming number of police officers, the advantages are nothing to sneeze at.
The students of Nashville College believed that King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” provided them justification for conducting sit-ins, and boycotts of public areas. King’s letter discussed that in order for negotiations to be made people must first create “tens[ion] and force people “to confront the issue”(2). This idea of tension shows that public demonstrations are the only way that leads to negotiation on Civil Rights. Therefore, King’s letter insinuated that for there to be change, people must do protests like sit-ins. Another way King’s letter gave premise for the students protesting was because he states that “freedom is never voluntarily given” however, “must be demanded by the oppressed.
The people of montgomery were under segregation. Colored people had to use signs that said for colored like bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants, schools,car dealerships and places like that. The Same applied to the white folks except they like that law because they did not want to be near the colored folks. The KKK & The NAACP The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist group that burned down black people 's homes and churches even schools the people were afraid of the members of the KKK the people would put sheets with holes over there eyes to nobody would see their faces and they would walk around with torches and set things on fire. The NAACP stood for National association for the advancement of colored people Rosa also thought it was unfair that if a white man beat a black man he only needed to pay a fine of 24 dollars.
“For those who understand witchcraft, these people are merciless that they are out to kill innocent people. We deserve the government t protection but it has turned out that our government defends such serious crimes in the society. We still want the two ladies to be paraded publically and taught a lesson,” he added. However, area OCPD Benjamin Kimwele defended the police saying they acted to ‘protect’ the rule of law as outlined in the constitution.
These were supposed to be non-violent protest that show to the nation the inequalities that the blacks faced. Riots broke out and many blacks were arrested and 2 killed. Because of the violence, Martin Luther King Jr. was asked to come to Birmingham. It is here that he created his famous “letter from Birmingham jail”. He brought to light for other clergy men who were opposed to him being there the injustices that Blacks in Birmingham had endured.
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in only using non-violence in his activism. He used methods like peaceful resistance and non-violent protests. King was already known for organizing and carying out civil rights protests peacefully in the south. I think Kennedy also changed his mind because he saw the success King had already made while working with the SCLC and he knew that it might hurt him politically if he got in the middle of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr's type of activism would have been a much better choice to allow in Washington than the type Malcolm X used.