Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes could truly change someone 's perspective of their own life, and how they choose to judge other people’s lives. In life people tend to judge those they know nothing about. People tell us first impressions are always important because in that moment someone is going to decide whether they see you as a likeable person, or if you aren 't worth their time. From that moment on whether you talk to that person or if you never speak to them again they are going to judge what you do. For King and the rest of the black race in the United States, people didn 't give them the chance to be seen for who they are.
In summary, "stop and frisk" should not be a law anymore because it does not help our community, in fact, it ruins it. The primary reason that shows why to stop and frisk ought not to exist as a law is because guiltless individuals are getting accused of unsafe individual activities. Nevertheless, people still believe that "stop and frisk" protect them and that people from different races are a danger to the society. What people are claiming is false claims because it is not proven by actual statistics. Some people still think that "stop and frisk" is a law that helps bring peace to the nations.
The concerned citizens avoid bringing these issues to the attention of the general public, due to the inappropriate feedback they might receive. Although Wiesel suggests to “pick sides” (Wiesel, 1), everyone has a different preconception of who the victim is. For example, many ethnocentric people create stereotypes about First Nations, but that does not guarantee the validity of their statements. Everyone has diverse opinions about life, religion, and inequality issues. By posing negative opinions, one is increasing the probability of hate and threats against a certain group, such as the First Nations.
Many people before him tried to take a stand and get past these hard times through the use of violence and were unsuccessful. Martin Luther King Jr., however, decided to take a different approach. He used civil disobedience in order to establish racial equality in Birmingham as well as the rest of the country. He did this because he knew “that he was cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. And he was unable to sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what would happened in Birmingham” meaning he knew that he if did not try to help Birmingham, other places would be affected too, and that is because when injustice occurs in one place, it indirectly affects people in other places as well (King paragraph 4).
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
Anyone/thing that is not in the purest form is hateful in the sight of god and is therefore not pure a “deviant’’ (Wyndham 18). Throughout the novel the waknukian society moves father away from perfection due to their prejiduceness against “deviants’’, which creates fear, Isolation and anger. Waknukians are easily influenced by religious beliefs. These beliefs teach them to fear anyone/thing not normal. Fear manipulated the society into thinking normal meant good and ‘’deviant’’ meant evil.
Williams was actually kicked out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for these beliefs. Roger believed in what he called “Soul Liberty” which meant that liberty of conscience was necessary because no one could know for certain which form of religion was the true one God intended. Williams believed that everyone had the right to worship God how they saw fit. Also, he believed that no matter what religion you affiliated with; Quaker, Jew, Catholic, or some other religion, you had the right to think that way, whether he agreed or disagreed with it. Although, for example, he did not like the Puritan ways or beliefs he would tolerate the people who did.
Colin Kaepernick 's right to protest is not being used in the most effective manner it could be. He is kneeling during the National Anthem, which is highly disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives to give him his right to protest. He is protesting minorities are under siege in the United States and are not granted the same opportunities as non-minority groups. The recent police shootings on African Americans specifically is Kaepernick 's main protest against. All U.S. citizens are effected by this protest because it is so controversial, it could start a race war on a National Level that can be prevented.
Some have stated that there are other methods of protest to convey the message in a less disrespectful and violent inducing way. Although those are valid points the question is, whose fault is it for the sense of disrespect and violence? Much like Martin Luther King’s protest, flag burning is often nonviolent, but people’s reaction to it causes violence. The point of flag burning is to express political feelings, the violence and feeling of disrespect are side effects opposers create. Also, as previously mentioned, some dislike the method of protest used in flag burning.
Because of how deep and long this problem has run, revising discriminatory laws may not abolish discrimination and legislating laws that endorse gender equality may not necessarily create equality. However, without laws that promote and safeguard the laws of women, they remain vulnerable and lack the governmental support and legal standards necessary for equality. The poor treatment of women can clearly be seen by how women are constantly pitted against each other and it seems like everything is a competition between women. For example, women are constantly being compared with each other to see which one of them is more attractive. This competitive way is how so many of us have been brought up and as such constantly feel like life is a competition where we have to compete with others of the same gender.