First, the SCLC confirmed that Birmingham had been practicing institutionalized racism, and then attempted to negotiate with white business leaders there. When those negotiations broke down because of promises the white men broke, the SCLC planned to protest through “direct action.” Before beginning protests, however, they underwent a period of “self-purification,” to determine whether they were ready to work nonviolently, and suffer indignity and arrest. When they decided they could, they then prepared to protest. King was met with unusually harsh conditions in the Birmingham jail.
Something will always need to be fixed in society because society is a reflection of us, and we are not perfect. Recently, there’s been many issues that have caught the attention of people living all across the world. Things such as police brutality, sexual assault in the workplace, and immigration law, just to name a few, but there’s also been an underlying issue that people are becoming more informed about, and that I believe matters - prison reform. Prison reform matters because in many instances, prisoners are treated inhumanely when they are locked up, and aren’t treated as humans when they have served their time. I believe we can bring about change in the prison system by changing the way we punish people who do commit crimes and focusing more on actual rehabilitation.
Now, the people who commit the crimes know very well they are deserving of their jail time, however, many of them, unfortunately, are subject to experience some anomalies they did not bargain for-poor or even harsh treatment and ultimately, a change in their person, mentally. In Etheridge Knight’s “Hard Rock Returns to Prison” it is exemplified that some people can go through a metamorphosis from one echelon of being an outsider to another, but nonetheless never losing the title. After being in the slammer for a while Hard Rock was taken away for treatment of his
Of all the readings that we discussed on solitary confinement, I think the most frequent analysis is the extensive description that Jack Henry Abbott "" and Charles Dickens"" on prison systems as a form of punishment, in some ways that grasp the readers imagery. We also talked on what is punishment and justice, as well as the theories of justice that considers punishment. Charles Dickens observation of prison system believes that it's to strict and terrible, in my mind judgment thought it's suppose to make offenders suffer for what they've done to victims and why care on what punishment they receive. However turned my opinion on feeling a little sorry for the offenders because I can not go three days stuck in a room nonetheless 24/7. On the
It is noticeable through the characters actions how Shawshank has affected them as after spending time in Shawshank your personality completely changes from when you were out civilisation. One of the most important characters in the film is Andy Dufresne who is played by Tim Robbins. After being sent to Shawshank and given two life terms in prison. His Inventive self-allowed him to receive protection from the prison guards due to his smart financial advice. His advanced knowledge on finance led to him being able to start a money laundering operation for the prison warden.
The Epidemic of Facelessness by Stephen marche sheds light on the recurring issue of faceless communication and the disconnect between people it brings. He brings many points to support his main thought of the issue with facelessness, recorded cases of people saying threats from murder to rape things they wouldn 't ever say with a face, things that put people in prison. but for many it 's ok since they don 't actually say it or it 's said without a face. Through his findings heavy on research and internet resources he uncovers the deepest issue of facelessness, without a face to fiscally talk too not only does it make it harder to talk to real faces but it takes away emotion for communication making it hard to recognize emotion sadness and
We begin to know him but what’s worst is we begin to feel for him. Everyone has been disgusted at one point or another when a shady lawyer is able to get a murderer cleared of charges. This film first goal is to entertain. However, twisted that may seem given the film’s constant urge to disturb but it is also a vital cultural artefact, using the serial killer genre to unshackle the deep moral problem today. When a morbidly obese person sit next to us in a public place, we wonder how they let themselves get that way.
After reading both articles about incarceration, I am in more support of the article The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War on Crime Through Incarceration. There are many reasons as to why I chose to support the claims made in this article. Firstly, almost everyone who has been previously incarcerated or is currently incarcerated will eventually be released back into society. With that being said, the way our correctional system is set up is not beneficial for those released convicts.
The article also touches on another cause: the lack of entertainment for, and pressure put on, Puritan children. Sutter goes on to thoroughly explain the events leading up to the accusations, and details the Trials and hangings, focusing on the first few cases and the last. He also briefly mentions the events leading up to the end of support for the Trials and the releasing of all accused prisoners. The article ends with an in-depth explanation of the aftermath of the Trials on the land, the parish, the families, the afflicted girls and futures of Salem Village and of religious witch hunts in
What this boils down to is the conspicuous point that the oppressor needs help also. There is always a reason for someone to do those horrible things, and the victim and the predator both have problems to be solved. In these cases, Mandela is not directly helping children, but attempting to bottle the suffering at the source, so all can live happy, free, equal lives. The oppressor may have done horrible things, barricaded the progress of his society, but we are all human. We all do bad things, but with varying degrees of severity.
The students of Nashville College believed that King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” provided them justification for conducting sit-ins, and boycotts of public areas. King’s letter discussed that in order for negotiations to be made people must first create “tens[ion] and force people “to confront the issue”(2). This idea of tension shows that public demonstrations are the only way that leads to negotiation on Civil Rights. Therefore, King’s letter insinuated that for there to be change, people must do protests like sit-ins. Another way King’s letter gave premise for the students protesting was because he states that “freedom is never voluntarily given” however, “must be demanded by the oppressed.
But ironically, when these regular citizens gain an inch of separation from their peers they immediately become the thing they despise. Nelson qualifies this idea with her inclusion of BlueServo in her essay. This was a venture to crowdsource the “looking for ‘illegals’” (Nelson 302). Initially, BlueServo was a way for citizens to serve their country, but quickly it became an easy way for damaged citizens to live out their sick fantasies.
The article explains how sexual assault continues to be a problem until this very day. When someone is sexually assaulted, it is very hard for them to cope with the fact that someone has touched them in the wrong way. For the ones who commits the assault, it will only become worse for them. A National Study says, “The main source of inmates’ knowledge of prison sex appears to come from their conversations with other inmates”(Response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act). Some inmates could portray the role of acting as if they are there for the victim to talk to, but there are other things that could result from this.
There are cases stacked upon cases that must be attended to daily, while at the same time, crimes are being committed. The court system has trouble keeping up, and in order to cease long, drawn out trials, plea bargaining has been allowed in the criminal justice system. This is useful for both criminally charge individuals along with the courts themselves for several reasons. Most people know the case going on with Jared Fogle, the former representor of Subway. In 2015, Fogle decided to plead guilty to child pornography charges along with crossing state lines to exchange money for sex with a minor (Castillo, 2015).
When the audience can tell when a speaker is deriving their sources from their research accurately, this can show the audience that the speaker has a certain level of expertise. Give examples of the way speakers address pathos. There are several methods to how speakers address pathos. Speaker utilize words and metaphors relevant to the idea he/she is trying to express to produce emotions in the audience. They can also choose to demonstrate illustrations and strong examples to the audience to add emotion to the logic.