At the end of the American Revolution, two political philosophies had a large influence on American politics. Some of the nation’s founders had different ideas of how the Constitution was to be acted upon. Two men named Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had very different, but definite visions of what American society should become. Hamilton’s main point was having a strong central government, while Jefferson thought that the future of America shouldn't rely on industries, but instead should be centered around agriculture. Over time these two ideas of government grew further apart and eventually led to the formation of America's first political parties, that would later earn the labels of the “Federalists” and “Republicans”. Even though
In the recent news, everyone’s heard of the rise in hate crime. Most hate crime is “motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence,” (Dictionary.com). Hate crimes have spanned across the country and impact thousands of lives each year. The FBI started investigating hate crimes at the turn of the 20th century. The FBI define hate crime as, “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity,” (FBI). The discussion of hate crime has been very delicate over the past few months, from ISIS to police brutality. In this paper situations involving hate crime will be discussed such as the background; history of hate crime like the holocaust; special groups and genders that get “hated” on such as blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, and Jews; examples of hate crime; prominent figures like Donald Trump and his anti- Muslim and anti-immigrant policies as well as news pieces of hate crime; groups for and against other races like the black lives matter movement; statistics of hate crime and hate groups in the U.S.; the argument that
People make connections to objects by what they think they stand for. People’s viewpoints on particular items can change because of race, education, gender, social status or by the way they were raised. The Confederate flag is an example of an object that has impacted many people and history. With that being said, the viewpoints on the Confederate flag are extremely controversial and have been for a long time. The Confederate flag has been debated because of what it stands for, how people view it, and the impact it can have on the community if it is flown on public/government grounds. The Confederate flag has been viewed as racist and as a tool to undermine Civil Rights. On the opposing side, people view it as a symbol of respect to the soldiers who lost their lives for what they believed in. The debates have emerged and then dissipated in the past, but the controversies have risen again. People are concerned by the way it will affect the community, especially now that it is becoming a popular icon for younger generations. Other people view the Confederate flag similar to John M. Coski, author of “The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most
In Atlanta Ga, Charlottesville Nc, and in every other formerly Confederate State in the U.S. there has been controversial debates on whether or not the current standing Confederate statues should be removed from public areas. Many people claim that a modern society should not honor the racist soldiers who fought for slavery. Others believe that preserving historical accuracy is essential to learning from the mistakes of the past. The opinions of thousands of citizens clash with one another over the debate between offense and information. I believe that it is most beneficial for the majority of people if the current Confederate monuments remain where they are.
The issue of the confederate flag has been an important cultural discussion point for some years now, but has recently taken on even greater importance in light of recent hate crimes in South Carolina, as well as rampant police brutality and shootings across the country. Much of the discussion has been an argument between the two schools of thought being that either the flag is a symbol of cultural heritage and nothing more, and the other being that it is a symbol of systematic and violent racism that has no right being in a place of honor and reverence in today’s society. In a way both schools are correct. The Confederate flag is a symbol of southern cultural history; it also happens that that history is a history of systematic and violent racism, starting from the flag’s creation and on to its popular resurgence in the south at the time of desegregation and the civil-rights movement.
On July 10, 2015 the Confederate Flag, a symbol of Confederate racism, was lowered. The racist associations with the Confederate Flag still remain today, even after its removal. Directly, the removal of this flag is caused by the nation’s disgust at the actions of one man: Dylann Roof, who entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church on June 17, 2015 and murdered nine African Americans. Although Roof’s actions led to the removal of the flag, the continuous police brutality and the way mainstream culture views African Americans led to Roof’s brutal massacre, which in turn led to the removal of the Confederate Flag.
Our nation has exaggerated the fear of a piece of history for far too long and now it is the time to put forth some truth. The confederate flag has been a part of heritage since 1861 and has been to this day. People today see it as a flag of hatred, which is interesting because this did not start happening until now. There have been people who have shot and killed others because they said their intentions were based from the confederate flag, which is a material item that cannot make anyone do anything that they do not want to do unless they had their own cause. This flag is not built on a racist appeal it was to show that the southern side will take up for their selves when the northern side wanted an industrialized world. Our people have
Opponents of the confederate flag should not use one selective incident as the core reason to remove the flag from the campus. The confederate flag in its nature is harmless. It, is, people, who put negative undertones to it and use their fear and ignorance to stir violence but not the confederate flag. The incident that happened in a Church where black people shot and killed by a young white man is an isolate case. A case of ignorance and highly motivated by prejudice not understanding. Modesty people do not shoot each other based on the color of their skin. The opponents of the confederate flag have no point to argue that will sustain their debate of removing the confederate flag on
The ongoing controversy of the Confederate flag began again on June 17th, as Dylann Roof entered an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine people including the church 's pastor. After the shooting, pictures were taken of Roof holding up the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and white supremacy. The act drove our nation into outrage as racially offended people called for the removal of the flag. A month later, South Carolina 's Capitol grounds removed the battle flag and sent it to a military museum down the road. Hundreds came to the monument to witness the flag-lowering. The crowd was filled with both supporters and those who opposed this act.
In Chuck Baldwin article about "The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered" (2015), he claims that the flag should stay up because the confederate flag is not is not all about slavery and racism Baldwin supports his claim by importing details about the historic meaning of the flag. His purpose is to give the reader and understanding of witch it true and what is false.
President Obama says that it’s not. He praised the lowing of the confederate flag in South Carolina’s capitol, calling it “a step towards a better future”. Both political parties describe the flag as a symbol of hate and called for it’s removal from government grounds all over the south. “For many, black and white, that flag was a reminder of systematic oppression and racial subjugation,”
We have so many reports of civil disobedience in our recent days, one being Bree and the confederate flag. Bree Newsome and the confederate flag is a major issue in south carolina and all of united states. Bree took the confederate flag down one saturday morning in south carolina because she felt it was what the SC legislature has thus far neglected to do. Now the confederate flag is a symbol of white supremacy that inspired the massacre (she quotes) and others may say confederate flag is a symbol of slavery and oppression. The truth is why is this an issue?, first of all what is flag made up of? The answer is a piece of cloth. And people are debating about a piece of cloth rather than important issue like word hungry or religion. Bree used peaceful resistance to make her point although she is still debating we will have to watch and see how the outcome,
The confederate battle flag is a proud relic among the southern states that has been handed down from generation to generation from is once heroic and brave ancestors that fought so valiantly for their confederate colors. Many of the southern states have taken the confederate colors and given them a self-proclaimed heritage to their states; even some of the state flags have confederate qualities in the design. The colors remind us of the stubborn legacies that still seem to matter in what we call our contemporary south. As the southerners wave their proud colors, their “proud colors” seem to make their way under the controversial Americans’ skin. Many that oppose the flag testify its original dark meaning still strikes fear within them and that the flags so called racist meaning still resides within the
The Charleston Church shooting was one of the worst tragedies of the year. The gruesome shooting occurred June 17, which left nine dead in Charleston. When a white male specimen 21 years of age, Dylan Roof, was more than welcome into a Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof came in and sat with the group for an hour before he began to fire a .45 caliber handgun into the small group. One man got up to question Roof and ask him why he was doing this. Roof then said, “You raped our women and you have taken over the country,” then Roof immediately shot the man(Tauber, Michelle page 2). The shooting caused many social struggles our country has had to overcome in the past and also some new struggles to take on.
[ As I sit in the middle of Bragg 's Confederate sanctuary, I wonder whose interpretation of these images is more accurate. Bragg reveres those gray-clad men of honor, courage, and love of country--men he would claim fought to uphold the independence and rights of a sovereign people. I do not see that. I see men who hoped to sustain a society based on chattel slavery and an ideology of white supremacy, a society that held that some men were by right born "booted and spurred" to ride the saddles placed on the backs of Negroes by providence itself. Looking around the room I see images that degrade the memory of my ancestors. Which of our interpretations is more faithful to the historical reality? Who is the true southerner?] (Fort 2002).