He stood against economic and racial injustice, abhorring the violence it engendered. However, he encouraged change though a peculiar method of leadership. Unlike other famous black activists of the time, Benjamin Mays and Malcom X, King’s goal involved fusing black culture and white culture together in a way that emphasized the best portions of each. But when he rallied people to action, he called them specifically to non-violent action. He was passionate to see the conditions of his people improve, but he was not willing to further the pain that had already carried on too long through slavery and war.
For example, When Michael Brown was killed there was a several marches around the country they all got national attention. In Martin Luther King’s speech he argues that people should stick to using non-violence instead of using violence to solving your problems: “So in the days ahead let us not sink into the quicksands of violence; rather let us stand on the high ground of love and non-injury.” The idea that we should use non-violence instead of using violence is better because if you start to use violence people are going to say they want change but they are harming our city 's, we cannot advocate violence because we want change to happen and we don 't want more people getting hurt. Indeed we should use non-violence because we will get national attention. Ultimately non-violence protests are better than violent protests because if we want to change something from happening we have to be civilized americans and not make things
Martin Luther King Jr.” by Robert F. Kennedy, where both talk about Martin Luther King and how he protests for freedom, because by demanding for freedom, it makes people more aware of the situation whereas if it is not, no one will really care enough to give the oppressed their freedom. According to Charles Euchner, in his book, Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington, he says on page 58 “-that gradual improvements will not satisfy blacks anymore. Conflict could turn into a bloodbath unless the American people redeem the promise of freedom.” The text evidence suggests that progressive, slow improvements will not be satisfactory, and that the conflict could become violent if the Americans do not give their people freedom. This example backs up the claim that freedom has to be demanded because their freedom has not been given to the African Americans; they had to protest for it and that there could be conflict over it, since they didn’t get their freedom easily. Also, on paragraph 3 and 13, for the speech: “A Eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Robert F. Kennedy, he says that, “Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings... let's dedicate ourselves... tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of
The article “Hip Hop Planet” by James McBride is about how hip hop is not his favorite type of music but, it needs to be heard. McBride shows us this by explaining that he avoided hip hop most of his life. In the article McBride says that he basically ignored “the most important cultural event in my lifetime.” James informs us that hip hop has influenced the world globally and that it has become a phenomenon. Furthermore, McBride made clear that he eventually realized that hip hop is much more than just music, it has a message. Hip hop has a message that reveals the social inequalities of our nations.
The editorial also appeals to the audience’s basic value of life, equality, and justice. In the editorial the police commissioner for the city, states that, “police owned tonight.” This was after a protest in Ferguson, where police where caught using excessive force that was completely unnecessary. This appeals to unlawful justice because it was a peaceful protest that turned bad because of how the police handled the situation and treated the protesters. Other strategies used by the rhetoric are aesthetic. This editorial has a picture of an African American with his hands straight up in their air at the protest in Saint Louis.
Journalist Don Lemon offers some tips for African Americans so they can prevent racial discrimination in “CNN 's Don Lemon: Bill O 'Reilly 's Criticism of Black Community "Doesn 't Go Far Enough".” Lemon, gives five ways to fix problems like crime, poverty, and absent fathers in the African American community. Within the article, his use of supporting evidence was included, but he should have added more. Lemon’s overall claim is reasonable, but not every part of it is expressed appropriately. His overall claim consisted of poor word choices about absent fathers, a strong claim about using the n-word, and an unnecessary opinion. He discusses that people should not be having children before marriage.
Through the war, Green which to set the precedent for an improvement in the social status of African American people. This appeal to the past persuades his audience to not buckle under the previous and present social injustices, but rather to strive to right as many social wrongdoings as
People also assumed that ‘family love’ did not exist in African American’s family. However, one of the episodes, Theo, the son, reveals, “If you want a doctor I wouldn’t love you less because you’re my dad…..Maybe you can just accept who I am and love me anyway because I’m your son.” This one simple quote changed people’s mind altogether. ‘The Cosby Show’ altered people’s mind with stereotypes against African American that they would use uneducated English and drugs and behave illegally. Thus, ‘The Cosby Show’ succeeded at breaking the bias towards African American families back in mid-1980.
What I also did not mention in that paragraph, was when they went to start a new life. Equality deiced that he wanted his own name. Did not like the societies rules anymore and wanted to be his own person. He changed his name on his own to Prometheus. Liberty also decided to follow in his footsteps and change her name.
Instead of juxtaposing his views on both, I like to state his opinions that combined opinions of both into one. In doing so you can see where the two had common goals before I show you their separate goals. West mentions that different images have “led to a sanitized Martin and a demonized Malcolm, a gross mistake that overlooks what they share in common and how much they overlap.” Although the two had their differences, they wanted America to turn towards the right path, brotherhood among all races, and the drops of water in the mass body of water that would create rippling change. It’s unbearable for the country to really look at all rape, the violation, and the exploitation of Black people over the hundreds of years. If Martin and Malcom were ever to have an imaginary meeting in which they would conversate and debate their views each would disagree here and there but they would understand the end goal and probably just agree to disagree.
Martin Luther King Jr. says he shouldn’t pay attention criticism or he and his secretaries wouldn’t get any work done. Although, he feels like he must explain why he did what he in Birmingham because people were being persuaded to the reasoning of the “outsiders coming in.”King argues that you can never be an outsider if you live in the United States, because you must know your rights to protect to them. MLK was serving as president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Birmingham branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference invited MLK to participate in the direct-action program if needed. Birmingham was the most segregated city in the United States, there have been an unholy number of cases that included African Americans