Malcolm X said that people should start defending themselves because people are being violent to the people that aren’t being violent: “ Every time you pick up your newspaper, you see where one of these things has written into it that I 'm advocating violence. I have never advocated any violence. I 've only said that Black people who are the victims of organized violence perpetrated upon us by the Klan, the Citizens ' Council, and many other forms, we should defend ourselves. And when I say that we should defend ourselves against the violence of others, they use their press skillfully to make the world think that I 'm calling on violence, period.” Indeed sit ins are effective because they get national attention an example when sit ins were successful where in 1960 four
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
This is because the north and south had different opinions on slavery, if you used the Dred Scott decision for slavery, you will receive no support from the north. So Dred Scott and slavery had a big impact on the north vs the south. When the Republican party was formed most people believe that it was formed because of the Dred Scott decision. This is because its ideas on slavery convinced them they had to form it. The North really hated slavery and seeing the Dred Scott decision made them realize they had to make this.
More specifically, I believe that gun violence will always be an issue whether they are banned or not. If someone plans on hurting someone, they will not care about rules. For example, Guns are very easy for people to buy, but how is the seller going to know what they plan to do with it. It is not like they are going to say that they are going to kill someone with it. Therefore, I conclude that banning guns is not worth it because people who want to use them for negative reasons will even if they are banned.
Stop and Frisk has been a controversial issue since it was first enacted in 1964. Stop and Frisk is a officer protection procedure where a person is stopped for what the officer deems "reasonably suspicious" and then if needed the officer will frisk the person for weapons. The part that has been deemed controversial and what had many departments in hot water was the fact that many of the citizens were being stopped solely on their race and because they were in a bad part of town. Former Mayor Bloomberg of New York City rejected the idea of the courts when they declared stop and frisk as unconstitutional. He accused the judge of not giving the city a fair trial and said they would appeal the ruling so that they could allow the current stop and frisk procedures to continue.
At one of Brown’s meetings he said, "I at once opposed the measure. It would be an attack upon the federal government and array the whole country against us. All his descriptions of the place convinced me that he was going into a perfect steel trap, and that once in he would never get out alive" (Source 14). Frederick Douglass was previously a slave, therefore he knew how slaves were treated and wanted it to be over. He would make any sort of possible efforts to end slavery, if they were reasonable, however even Douglass knew that this plan was way too crazy and dangerous.
Resistance to Reconstruction was incredibly aggressive and violent since Southerners were extremely appalled by the radical social transformations that were resulting from Reconstruction, so those Southerners terrorized and killed the Republicans and the black people responsible for the changes. Black people were supposedly guaranteed equality before the law by the 14th amendment, however, their rights were not always upheld. Southerners would kill black people over minor actions, like not yielding to whites on sidewalks or attempting to buy land. A terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), formed in 1866 to punish people who “defied the norms of white supremacy”. Ordinary black people were killed by the KKK alongside black and white
Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner is some of many cases which a police officer killed an unarmed black man. The racism between whites and blacks have grown heavily and it is getting out of hand and needs to stop. Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Lebron James are four black males that are major public figures that disagree with racism and believes it needs to be demolished. At the 2016 ESPYS them four gave a speech on their opinion on racism. In order to convince the world that racism needs to end, they used allusions, personal examples as evidence, and the organized structure of the speech.
The Civil War began because America was not united in its viewpoints on slavery and on the power the national government had to dictate whether or not slavery would be outlawed. Abraham Lincoln became president and vowed to shut down slavery and to make sure it would not appear in the new territories that were emerging in America. Southerners were outraged because they used slavery as a way of cheap labor, but people started to question the morality of what was taking place in the South. When the war began, America was split in two because some of the Southern states joined together. The war was fought by the Union soldiers, who fought against slavery.
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.
Jai Khurana D-Block Close-Up Codd Reverence or Remembrance? The protests in Charlottesville over the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee reignited the fight between white supremacists who supported the monument and liberal people who wanted the statues to be taken down. Also, lots of other cities have Confederate monuments and can’t decide what to do with them. The solution to these issues is to remove them from public spaces and put them in museums dedicated to recognizing the mistakes we made during the Civil War and honoring those who died. The reason why the Confederate monuments need to removed is they fuel the hatred of white supremacists because of how it represents slavery and inequality.
America’s Determination for Integration This painting represents the large impact that the Little Rock Nine made on not only the black community, but President Eisenhower as well. The monster in the painting has “America’s determination for integration” written on it, and is depicted as a giant green beast because in the eyes of Governor Faubus and other white people, school desegregation was a scary thing and they feared would ruin their lives. On the far right of the painting, Governor Faubus is standing with a sword that says “National Guard”, and we see Elizabeth Eckford 's head on the ground. This represents Faubus’s decision to order the National Guard to prevent Elizabeth from entering Central High in Arkansas. He “cut” off Elizabeth’s opportunity to integrate an all white school.
Although the Radical Republicans tried to protect the rights of blacks, but the Reconstruction plans failed due to many reasons. For example due to “Sharecropping”: the white landowners attempted to force freed Blacks to sign contracts to work the fields. These contracts set terms that nearly bound the signer to permanent and unrestricted labor, which was slavery, but with different name (DOC 4). Also the “KKK” had a huge effect to end Reconstruction.As it was a whites organized secret societies to prevent blacks from
White supremascists Shawn Berry Lawrence Russell Brewer and John King started a major racial controversy by murdering James Byrd Jr. It came as a shock to people when, for the first time in history, the press bothered to notice the lynching of a black man in Texas, society was astonished that they cared with such passion and vigor. Many American citizens found this appalling considering the country’s indifference to racial violence. Had it not been for the lynching of James Byrd Jr., the Hate Crimes Prevention Act would not exist, therefore countless acts of brutality would take place because there would not be any rules or resistance impeding them from committing the crime. James Jr. was born on May 2, 1949, in Beaumont, Texas, making him fourty-nine years old at the time of his death (1998).
Furthermore, when a group of people of being constantly attacked by police and their government is not doing anything to protect them retaliation is inevitable and uncontrollable. Violent protests and riots where erupted after the verdict of the Trayvon murder case, windows were smashed stores where looted and some the streets where left in ravages. The Black Lives Matter Movement is an international activist movement created by the black community that fights for the inequality of the crime system, killings by law enforcement officers and the issues pertaining to racial profiling and police