There are also countries that are driving out some of its citizens just because they are of different race and are supposedly a threat to the country’s economy. These are not new scenes. We have seen these all too often enough in the past that we know what might happen, but some just choose to ignore them. The movie Swing Kids (1993), shows how history can affect ones life and vice versa. It tells the story of Peter Muller who is caught in a complicated situation of being a Hitler Jugend by day and Swing Kid by night during pre-World War II.
The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
I have chosen to do my persuasive essay on Does Illegal Immigrants Harm the U.S. Economy? Many Americans believes that the illegal immigrants came here to the united states to take jobs away from the Americans. Furthermore, the Americans look at the illegal immigrants as terrorists or invaders. They often get called aliens by law enforcement and I.C.E. As far back as I can remember, (which was back in 1995) when I first started seeing the illegal immigrants, it seemed like there were not a whole lot of them.
Senator McCarthy denounces more than two hundred government workers for being card-carrying communists. However, with the concerns of communism increasing in the East Asia and Europe, he believes that these accusations are justifiable due to the communists who allegedly infiltrated the U.S. government. “Known as McCarthyism, the paranoid hunt for infiltrators was notoriously difficult on writers and entertainers, many of whom were labeled as communist sympathizers and were unable to continue working” (213). These accusations are unjust to the people who are not actually communist sympathizers, it is difficult for one to speak up against these falsities. Furthermore, in The Crucible Francis Nurse explains to Danforth how the girls are just pretending.
Throughout United States History, there have been many situations that have limited civil rights. Some of these actions were the Espionage and Sedition Acts, the Executive Order 9066, and the passage of the USA Patriot Act. These actions were very controversial at the time and caused a lot of commotion between Americans and officials. Some people did not agree with them changing our civil liberties and were upset about it while others were fine with them changing our rights. In 1917, the Espionage Act was passed stating that any statement that could interfere with the success of our country winning the war became illegal.
Of course, not every white policeman or policewoman is racist or targeting people of color, but often people overlook the details and start arguments about the little things. This has lead to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has thankfully helped spread awareness of the issue at hand. Another issue is discrimination because of religion. Recently, the most attacked group of religious people is Muslims. Because of ISIS, too many Americans think that all Muslims are dangerous terrorists, which is completely untrue.
According to Voter Institute, Americans are more likely to be struck by lightning than to fall victim to voter fraud. However, states consistently cite this problem to justify strict voter identification laws, a popular form of voter discrimination today. It is for this reason that the Voting Rights Act was enacted in 1965 to prevent the disenfranchisement of minority voters. However, in June 2013, the Supreme Court case, Shelby County v. Holder, deemed Section 4(b) of the act, the list of states subjected to preclearance, unconstitutional. Critics argue that the Section 4 states no longer displayed the same amount of blatant discrimination compared to the past rates which had warranted the burdens of preclearance.
To cite an instance, Brown University wrote, “because of illness and death workers became exceedingly scarce so even peasants felt the effects of the new rise in wages”(“social”). The population decline affected the economy in many ways. Though there were many negative consequences, there were also some positives, such as higher wages. Additionally, an excerpt from 'The Black Death’ reads “The Black Death did more than kill large numbers of people. It also altered many social customs disrupted trade, and made most people fearful of contact with strangers”(Bender 65).
When people think, they use statistics and reason based on reality, modern social liberals do not appear to have that ability; they feel using emotion, containing elements of both sympathy and empathy, in which minorities are viewed as oppressed or victims. Of course, it would be unfair to state that all modern liberals are afflicted to the same extent and examples range from the questionable mental health of Pelosi to the violence of Ayres and anywhere between. Liberals are not stupid, quite the contrary, but their abnormal views and tentative grasp on reality are what appear to the majority as strange. ‘Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments.