Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird to describe her life experiences through the great depression. In the book she connects the Jim Crow laws with mob mentality, and racism. The connection to America’s history is how Jim Crow is used in the novel. Jim Crow was a set of laws to ensure that whites were superior to blacks. Some people thought the laws were needed because the whites thought the blacks were going to take their jobs.
These individuals retaliate with spite in their hearts and only want to achieve chaos as their primary goal. Yet, this mentality of violent protesting undermines the solidary among communities and negatively impacts the righteous cause. Violent protesting demonstrates the implementation of a short-term strategy to show the accumulation of anger and frustration among communities. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots demonstrated a prime example of the release of the accumulative of anger and frustration among the African American community. According to Bert Useem, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, the acquittal of four police offers from the assault case of Rodney King triggered the response of the Los Angeles Riots (Useem, 1997, p.357).
After the massacre came to end it received publicity nationwide. This massacre gave light to an issue within the American economy. It was an example of real lives lost over the greed of the insanely rich. Not only did it ensure Colorado's employment laws be followed, but set precedent for the next strike. The Ludlow Massacre will always be a symbol of the struggle between the working class attempting to survive and provide for themselves and the ones they love and the large companies that attempt to exploit labor for as much gain as they can.
As America entered and went through dark economic tensions, President Kennedy strived for stable prices and wages. After the largest steel companies raised steel prices by 3.5 percent, Kennedy gave a speech in response. In the speech, Kennedy calls out the steel companies for actions that were “wholly unjustifiable” and “irresponsibly defiant” to the American people. He appeals to the audience’s emotion, uses repetition, and applies logic to achieve his goal in persuading the companies to lower steel prices. Kennedy appeals to his audience’s emotions by relating to the average American, and by guilting the steel companies.
Amidst the troubles of the Great Depression, rumors of bank corruption and closure provoked investors to pull their money out of American banks. Of course, the banks could not keep up, and fueling even more panic and withdrawals. To curb this vicious cycle, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt established an indeterminate bank closure, a “holiday” to allow the banking crisis to stabilize. However, for the plan to work, he needed the support of the American public. And so, in his first “fireside chat,” as journalists would later dub it, Roosevelt reassured the public and informed them of his plan to repair the banking situation.
In other words, how we violated the constitution. This article also explains the motives behind imprisonment of the Japanese Americans and the removal of the Japanese Americans from their homes, and what can be done to reverse or reduce the effects that these tragic events left behind. The effects of incarceration have influenced the Japanese economic levels significantly, in that their earnings and their opportunity drastically decreased. Finally to mitigate the effects of the imprisonment and the expulsion , the Civil rights act of 1988 granted money to each affected Japanese American as an apology. Lastly, this article focuses on narratives of how Japanese people feel about the way they are being
War on drugs, a campaign for the prohibition of drugs using military aid and military intervention gave birth to mass incarceration. Unfortunately, the consequences of this campaign targeted minorities and people of color, who are in disadvantage. Mass incarceration promotes devastating effects in society, such as racial inequality and poverty. Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar is the author of “The New Jim Crow” Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.This book purposed to educate people about of mass incarceration that originated due to the war on the drug's movement, as well as to point out the racist system. Michelle Alexander asserts: As we all shall see, there is a certain pattern
Between the 1890’s and 1920’s, the Progressive Era was described as a time of social engagement and political reform across the United States. The objective of this dreadful time period was mainly to eradicate problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and of course, corruption in government. In this book, The Progressive Era, Rothbard mainly challenges the ideology going on during this time, including racism, which led to the cutting off of immigration, and many more. It is certainly clear that Rothbard was trying to convey and emphasize the problems and the effects it was having on these people during the hardship of what came to be known as the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era is a book that exploits the real events as well as the destructive social conflicts going on at this time.
This paper argues that the “War on Drugs” and the current enforcement and punishment approach is not working. The results of our policies are the mass incarceration of individuals, especially blacks and Latinos. Drug experts and historians identified two main eras of the war on drugs, the 1970s’ and 1980’s, two main turning points of U.S. policy in combating drugs. The first major shift in drug policy was started by the Nixon Administration. Nixon was sworn in as the 37th President of the United States on 20 January 1969 and by July of 1969 his administration submits legislation for a comprehensive reform of federal drug enforcement laws.
So to find the supplies they needed the government felt that the best option was to ration what the US citizens could buy and use what was left to support the troops. Other conflicts that were black markets were formed as people felt that the US government didn’t have the right to ration what people could buy. A black market is described as an illegal transaction in violation of the wartime plan for keeping prices down and prevention of serious wartime scarcity. The black markets were used to trade stamps that people didn’t want or didn’t use. They were also where people sold rationed items for lower prices and you didn’t need the stamps.
Moved by the sights, the future president succumbed to his distraught conscience; he took action and “demanded that city officials pass the first significant legislation to improve the state of affairs in immigrant neighborhoods” (Moore). Through a diverse collection of jobs, Jacob Riis’s knack for writing eventually led him to a job as a police reporter. Using his natural talent of photography, he managed to capture the tenement life in New York. Riis’s passion for reform led him to use the camera as a medium of exposure. His goal was to bring powerful images to the public and upper classes to evoke a strong response, to tug at their heart strings in hope for support of change.
For example: During 1902, Lincoln Steffens investigated and examined the urban politics in municipal governments and exposed the political corruption that existed and were practiced between the corrupt government and big businesses and industries in a series of article named “The Shame of the Cities” in McClure’s magazine which later was also published as a book ‘Shame of the Cities’ in 1904. Steffens in his articles urged the fellow American people to act upon these corruptions and evil politics and save their homes and cities. His work of exposing the reality to the public led the cities to begin using city commissions and city managers as a measure to end the corruption. Similarly, Upton Sinclair in considered another muckraker who investigated the large canning factories in Chicago where the workers were exposed to dangerous working conditions and sanitation was disregarded in the meat handling and packaging industry. As a result, during 1906 the Meat Inspection Act as well as Pure Food and Drug Act were
Marshall paintings remind me of the Social Realist political movement during the 1920’s and 1930’s and the American Regionalism (American Scene Paintings). This was a time of global economic depression and the artist found that art can be a weapon that could fight exploitation. Very much like Marshall’s paintings the belief (which is very true) that blacks are critical members of society. Marshall focuses on the human figure and the human condition, confronting the status quo and social structure by depicting everyday life through a modern style of collage, comic, and abstraction. Many
The retribution part is to punish the person for the crime that they permitted against society, and the incapacitation part is to remove that person out of society so they do no further harm. Deterrence means the prevention of future crime, and the rehabilitation teaches life skills and in the betterment. However, author Sandiford says that instead of solving crime, mass incarceration has infected our communities and striking them with devastating symptoms, and prison costs have skyrocketed, inmates ' families have been torn apart, and the system is overwhelmingly stratified by race and class (Sandiford,
The Black Panther Party was formed out of frustration. They were formed after the death of civil rights leader James Meredith. The party was given a boost of movement by the decline of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and SNN. They believed in fighting with nationalism, a philosophy taken from Marxism. They formed a ten-point program to being full equality to African Americans in trials, employment, military, etc.