Imagine this scenario: you are complying with the police that are screaming at you, guns pointed at you, screaming “please don 't shoot” and trying your best to do what the police are asking. Daniel Shaver was an unarmed man fatally shot for no good reason. He was complying with the police officers orders and was begging for his life, screaming “please don’t shoot,” before he was fatally shot 5 times. Unfortunately, this is just one example of police brutality, an instance when police use unnecessary force when either they are unarmed or are complying with orders. Today I want to tell you of the injustice of police brutality, the people it affects, and how just asking the right questions could make sure that police are punished for their crimes.
How would you feel if you and your family were denied the opportunity to a better life or had to wait years for one? The immigrants goal is to strive for a better future for themselves and their family. Coming here will help them achieve that goal. You may be thinking why cant they have a good future where they live? In some cases, the country they live in could be poor, not have many schools, is not safe, etc. America has more technology, schools, medicine, job opportunities, etc. Some may say how this may lead to letting in terrorists or how they will be taking away our jobs. That is a reasonable answer although, the United States itself was built and enhanced by immigrants who fled their country to find a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. We as American citizen should allow these immigrants to become one of us. What if it were you? Wouldn’t you want to help these immigrants? Therefore, congress should lessen qualifications, the period
America is one the greatest experiments in freedom and liberty history has ever known. We are a nation that was built on the minds and ideals of immigrants. Our Founding Fathers created America so that everyone could have a chance at "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Those are aspects of my country, I would never change because they are what make us unique. The glow of America casts a ripple of hope upon those who struggle. Those who live among poverty and violence look to America and see a wonderful country filled with opportunity. However, in recent months, America has become a laughingstock, a joke. Donald Trump, as well as many conservative Republicans would like to would like to build a wall separating America from Mexico, limit a woman’s choices, and deny current citizens basic psychological and physical assistance. We should work towards building human connections, not walls. Our future president will have the power to implement an immigration policy and make decisions that will effect the immigrants who currently reside within our borders. As a woman, I believe that my rights should not be determined by some man in Washington DC. Instead, everyone should be entitled to their own opinion. Abortions and contraceptives are not procedures or medications that women usually advertise and frankly, it is none of government’s business what women choose to do with their own bodies. They are not the property of men or the
John is a young 17 year old young man that lives in the poor side of chicago, this man killed a man when he was walking home from school because he was being robbed.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream that my four little children will
Ready I’m going spastic: I really don’t need to drink.. or pot.. I think they calmed me down if anything.
The famous speech “I have a dream” from Dr. Luther King Jr. is clearly a persuasive speech. Based on this idea, we can easily recognize some communication patters associated to any speech that aims to influence another person’s attitude, beliefs, values and/or behaviors. Pathos is primordial in a persuasive speech as a method of convincing people with arguments drawn out through an emotional response. First, Dr. King speech needs to demonstrate that there is a problem that affects them and tries to show up that something needs to be done. He uses magisterially some illustration while explaining why they cannot be satisfied: “bodies heavy with the fatigue of travel cannot gain lodging…” In this case, he is dramatizing the need and arousing an
Racism is still a very prominent issue in America today. Yes, it has improved from the days of slavery, and we do have a black president; but society is nowhere near equal, and that is not acceptable. White Privilege by Paula Rothenberg truly opened my eyes to the extent of the social injustice on African Americans. Many people are implicitly racist, meaning that they are unaware of their racism. And in fact, just by being white, one is oppressing another race because the privilege and respect that comes with the skin color. Whether intentional or not, the racism is still there and present and that is not acceptable. Being white, I’ve never suffered from the repercussions of racism, but after reading and becoming more aware of the suffering
Though we shouldn 't forget the main issue, these boys are a menace to the peaceful vibe overall. Yes that may seem harsh to say, but there are ways to celebrated MLK day. Coco Brown, Pug 's mom, described bike riding as a wau to keep the delinquents off streets even if it 's just for a day. Still, dirt bikes and atv 's do not belong on public roads. Especially if there are other civilians driving on the same road . so yeah, I guess allowing these men to hastily swerve between cars apperently is now okay in todays America. Not a care in the world for anyone, in the documentary i hope no one forgot about the teen who got rammed with an ATV. He said he got hit into a tree and got knocked out cold. But that wasn 't all his, colarbone was
According To President Obama's Speech, he states "Part of this is a legacy of Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, and structural Inequalities That compounded over generations ... Particularly skewed by race and by wealth, a source of inequality that have ripple effects on Communities and families and on our nation and on Ultimately That is our criminal justice system ". President Obama wanted all people in the United States could have the same rights of life and education regardless of race or social class, because he wanted to provide more opportunities in advance to all or at least the majority. But he was thinking to implement new laws to change a little the justice system and improve the country increasingly eliminating racial discrimination and social inequalities. "A growing body of research shows that people of color, are more likely to be stopped, frisked, Questioned, detained . African Americans are more likely to be arrested. They are more likely to be Sentenced to more time for the same crime." President Obama stated that they were using an unfair justice system because they were being racist, because African Americans were more likely to suffer more and pay higher sentences for their crimes than others. But what President Obama wanted was to work together with States to give another opportunity to the prisoners, because
Racism has been debated throughout all of the years of American history and to this day is still accused of being a problem. According to Cynthia Silva Parker, she says that “racism is a system of advantages and disadvantages based on race” (Racism -- What Will It Take to End It?). In the video, she states that it is present externally and internally every day. She makes the statement that a hiring manager is more likely to interview someone whose name on a resume says “John” over someone named “Jamal” even though they have the same qualifications. But eight years ago, America elected a black President, providing the evidence that if racism was truly a problem we never would have allowed an African American to run our country over his opponent, whom was a white male with the same qualifications.
One of the greatest controversies in modern day is illegal immigrants. There are an approximate 11.4 undocumented immigrants that live in our country today. Now with your new action in place, I think it’s a good thing. Mainly because it allows lasting illegal immigrants to stay here, it allows jobs to go to documented americans, and gives children hope for a better future ahead.
Racism is a problem in our society, there has been shootings, protesting and disrespect for our country’s past, present and future.Black lives matter! Racism is no good and bad for our country.
Alicia Garza: co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter movement (BLM) advocates that -“Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean your life isn’t important – it means that Black lives, which are seen as without value within White supremacy, are important to your liberation. Given the disproportionate impact state violence has on Black lives, we understand that when Black people in this country get free, the benefits will be wide-reaching and transformative for society as a whole. When we are able to end the hyper-criminalisation of Black people and end the poverty, control and surveillance of Black people, every single person in this world has a better shot at getting and staying free. When Black people get free, everybody gets free.” (The Conversation,2017). On that note; does ‘Black Lives Matter’ mean that only black lives matter; or is it the concept that Black lives mattering is a precondition for all lives mattering?
Okay look. I’m going to ask a question. Think hard and give a honest answer. How would it feel to know that you were frowned upon because of your skin color? Not cool, right? It wouldn’t feel good at all to find out that others think you are on a lower level than them just because of your skin color. That your not as good as them just because of your skin color.