The second article is by Julie Irwin, “Ethical Consumerism isn’t Dead, It Just Needs Better Marketing.” This article is a complete opposite from the first however it still seems that these customers still have their own idea of what is right and what is wrong. The first article, “Black Friday: Consumerism Versus Civilization” is arguing about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Andrew Leonard states, “ I am not opposed to vigorous sprees of retail spending. For the sake of the U.S. economy, I would love to see a robust Christmas shopping season and I plan to d o my part. I find the notion that we should “occupy Black Friday””(Andrew Leonard’s “Black Friday: Consumerism vs. Civilization”).
For instance, Don’t Lower The Bar on Education Standards is strictly states lowering the bar will not fix anything it will only decrease the standards. Pitts uses his viewpoint has a black male so it is more personal for him. Or Pitts’ article Torture Might Work, but that’s not the Issue is about the morals and the authority of torture. Pitts most frequent article is Trump Has a Way With Words--and it’s Not a Good One. Comparing Trump to past presidents also conveying a message that trump is lowering the expectations for future presidents.
Malcolm x does not like violence but he does encourage it when the other party starts the disagreement. Mlks believes if the other party has started it you do not fight or hurt them. He will protest their companies or just run away. In Martin Luther King 's word it states “This is a non violence at its peak of power, when it cuts into the profit margin of a business in order to bring about a more just distribution of jobs and opportunities for negro wage earners and consumers. Mlk both served their time in prison,but for two totally different reasons.
“The Dying Art of Disagreement” by Bret Stephens is a speech given at the Lowry Institute Media Award dinner, and the text from the speech was printed in The New York Times. Bret Stephens appeals to the media to set an example for society by promoting honest and fair debate based on true facts leading to a healthy openness of opposing views. This piece addresses what has led to the proposed downfall of disagreement and how media can assist in reversing this trend. The first reason Stephens cites as a negative influence on the decline of healthy debate is the terrible education children receive by both parents and teachers. Children are not taught to stretch their thinking and to be receptive of opposing views.
However, I decided to shorten this to about two sentences and place it in the introduction. I believe that condensing this mini-claim is vital because it would have otherwise distracted the reader since a majority of this paragraph was not related to the violence of the Mexican Cartel. Additionally, I have improved the global structure by adding a paragraph that contrasts both the social narrative and my economical perspective. Doing this is proper because I explain the current social narrative inhibits change due to the fact that it incites a clash between differently minded and colored people. Thus, I add that my economical reframing eliminates negative emotions and inspires change since it is not linked to a specific group of people.
Archie’s target audience is not aimed exclusively towards smokers only but for non-smokers as well. His statement, “If you’re a non-smoker you may think the current attempts to ban smoking in America have nothing to do with you. But if you give me two minutes, I 'll tell you why I think it 's important that you know what 's going on and how it 's going to affect you.” Archie is committed to explain the cause and effect of banning smoking in America to individuals who do not smoke, thus persuading non-smokers to be on the same team as smokers who will be affected by
I feel that there is no escape from racial profiling especially in these tense times. Bob Herbert’s article, “Jim Crow Policing” Publishes in the New York Times on February 2, 2010, states that “The New York City Police Department needs to be restrained”, and I believe that his evidence shows this to be true. The author goes on showing statistic after statistic about the type of people that are stopped by the NYPD and more importantly their nationality. Bob Herbert is not writing this article to bash the NYPD, but to educate the people of America that although we may think racism and humiliation is gone, in New York it is still very prevalent. By appealing to your sense of logic with the statistic that “contraband, which usually means drugs, was found in only 1.6 percent of stops on black New Yorkers, 1.5 percent of Hispanics, but white New Yorkers stopped far less frequently were found with 2.2 percent of contraband on stops.” the evidence is undeniable.
I’ll Never Smoke Weed with Willy Again On Thursday, March 10, Mr. Steve Rossi led an ethics week presentation. His presentation focused around the idea of having self-awareness, accountability, and responsibility. Mr. Rossi discussed how these topics reflect the choices we make and how they display our moral judgement. In order to have moral judgment, you have to own up to your own actions and must not blame someone else for your wrong doings. Morals are consisted of or concerned with the judgment of goodness or badness of human actions or characteristics.
We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience.” When Ifemelu came to America, that was the first moment that she realized what black means being.
It relates to the theme because it identifies that even though people are imperfect, our nation can still reach perfection, just like Obama’s candidacy. With the distraction of politics in America, people choose to make excuses rather than reach a main goal, such as ending racism, that everyone would appreciate. With Barack Obama’s speech, he basically tells people that although he doesn’t agree with what his pastor said, he believes in the end of political distraction and in the termination of all racism and racist ideas across the United States. Change is inevitable, progress is optional;
I support the penny being retired.The article “Should the Penny Retired” written by Toronto(AP) has many valid points on why the penny should be retired.It is such a nuisance to have pennies these days. No one will pick a penny if they see one on the floor or on the street. People nowadays don 't get excited if they see a penny.That is why I am supporting the retirement of the pennies. With me supporting the retirement of the penny I have some evidence on why the penny should be retired. One piece I have is in the article it states that it costs 11 million dollars to make pennies in other countries.
Knowing your rhetorical devices and how to use them can be extremely beneficial when arguing or reasoning with another individual. Not only does it help in your own argument but it helps you recognize and dispel the argument of whom you are having the conversation with. You can see how Mylan CEO Heather Bresh uses many separate rhetorical devices on her interview on CNBC, about the recent hike in EpiPen Prices. The interviewer, Brian Sullivan asks a straightforward question, “Just cancel the price increase, why can’t you do that?” Bresh goes on to create a bigger problem about healthcare and congress not working together. She says “The reality is, in the brand pharmaceutical market, this isn’t a Epipen issue, this isn’t a Mylan issue, this is a health care issue”.
I agree with Mr. Kristof, gun violence has been ignored enough by the government and should be one of the governments priorities. Removing guns from America is too radical and “politically impossible” with some americans, yet Kristof finds a perfect balance with introducing “universal background checks,” “limits on gun purchases,” and “more research” on how to save lives from gun violence (Kristof). I admire how Kristof’s argument finds compromise between gun control supports and negators, for removing guns from the U.S. permanently would be unconstitutional and a violation of inalienable rights. I strongly agree that America should rectify gun laws since there are a plethora of people “waiting to go boom” and are qualified to get their “hands” on unrestricted weapons. The American government would save a multitude of lives if it were attentive with gun
General Mills would not pull back. He would push his people onward, and he urged his peers to do the same.” (Moss xx). Moss’s phrases such as “push his people onward” and focussing on Sanger’s point that taste is king to customers, not nutritional value make readers picture him as a stubborn who does not care one bit about the health of American people. Moss tries to portray Sanger as someone who just does not give a damn unless his company is in trouble. As a solution, Moss wants the government to have stricter regulations that are more effectively enforced to prevent processed food companies from putting the health of Americans at