“...every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to insure that right. Yet the harsh fact is that in many places in this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes.” (Johnson). Within these few sentences, President Johnson makes it fear that this was not right and will be made right.
On January 21, 2017 millions of U.S. citizens gathered together to march on Washington in protest of the inauguration of President Trump and everything that he stands for. The argument for or against equal rights for all is an ongoing one that has plagued the lives of many in the world since the dawn of time. The question itself is simple really; is every person in the world regardless of gender, race, sexuality, etc. worthy of having equality in every aspect of life? Is any one person more significant and worthy of power than another simply based on differences that we cannot change as humans?
Miriam is not helping black people get a ride home, but tired people get home safely after work. Color is important during this movement and highly significant because it addresses the racism issue seen in America even today. The goal of both films is to help a race that is being severely oppressed get their god given right of coexisting in peace. Each film introduced a complex topic that I had to understand and tie into my morality complex. Many individuals may see Childers’ as a man guilty of being white, try to fix it through a “white savior complex”.
Atticus had told Scout that,“‘The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this country in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again’”(Lee 100). Unlike most people in this time period, Atticus can see through the black and white all the way to justice;he believes that anyone and everyone should be entitled to having a fair trial. Atticus knew it was not going to be easy, but as he told Scout here that even if he did not try, he would not be able to hold his head up in Maycomb. This next character that values respect and has shown it in a few different chapters is Calpurnia. Calpurnia is an African American woman who is the Finch’s mother figure.
We, as a society, needs to understand souls have no gender. Sex is the cause of nature and without that primeval instinct the world would come to an end. The tendencies of our mind are governed by Sanskaras, our past life impressions. The society in order to support continuity of species might have selected heterosexuality as a more natural phenomenon and hence might show a bias or preference towards it but to brand one as good and the other as bad is ignorance. Some researches reveal that many transgender feels they are born this way because of their past life’s bad karma.
Now, Americans need to look to the future where slavery does not exist, where black and whites are found equal, and where racist is not a factor. Slavery can not be seen as a good thing. Supporters of slavery had no right to deprive slaves of their freedom, and make them properties and assets. There may be times when the Africans were powerless to prevent justice, but there must never be a time when they fail to protest. Thanks to the Quakers and other Abolitionists, we are leaving peacefully without any war.
All good people in a modernized, functional world would deserve justice. Yet, despite this fundamental, governments worldwide have shut down amazing fights and causes with legislation designed to oppress. History is running over with hard times, cruel fights, and devastating wars over this argument, so why is it seemingly impossible to implement a system in our worlds that would let strong fights for fairness stand a chance? At their own times and by their own methods, Henry Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr. asked this same question. Both parties agree that equity is an imperative quality in a working society, and brilliantly took to their opposers to push that it was the people’s responsibility to act against cruelty in government.
People cannot change who they are attracted to and people cannot change who they are even if they wanted to. People cannot just tell themselves that they are attracted to someone, love is not a choice. America is a free country but we still judge people and we still get judged. "Same-sex marriage is a civil right,"(Pro) people say, be who you are, but then when you open up to them and show them the real you most of them you lose your friendship with and they do not want to be there for you anymore, it is sad trying to be who you are but then you just get judged for it. "Prior to the ruling, 37 states and the District of Columbia had legalized gay
Freedom and safety are ideals in one’s perfect world but as everyone knows this is not possible in the world we live in today. According to Cambridge Dictionary Freedom is “the condition or right of being able or allowed to do, say, think, etc. whatever you want to, without being controlled or limited” while Safety is “a state in which a place where you are safe and not in danger or at risk.” Where we live now freedom is a gift and something precious that not everyone can receive. Everyday it seems that governments seem to limit our freedom for safety yet people protest, does that mean that all people refuse safety for freedom. These changes like increasing more security in areas or preventing people from going somewhere dangerous limit our freedom.
In my life, I have been through so much in my life, from good times, to bad times, I had to make the best out of everything. Ever since I was a child, people have been making fun of because of my skin color, and what my beliefs are. I had to deal with that all of my life. You couldn’t live in my shoes, anyone could try, but all of them would fail. In my life I had, many hardships during my childhood, as a grown man playing in the MLB, and as a Senior.