In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” pathos was used throughout the letter. King gives his audience a chance to experience what is happening to him and his fellow African Americans by inserting emotional events. Such as the treatment from the Birmingham police when they “pushed and cursed young Negro females and slapped and kicked young Negro males.” ( King’s letter page 3) Yet after the mistreatment from the Birmingham police, King still didn’t insult them and preached to keep peacefully protest for their rights.
As it drew close to the ending of World War II, members of the Supreme Court were ruling against holding Americans citizens without having criminal charges. After the decision was made Japanese Americans made their way back into society as free citizen. However, that would come at a price because they were walking back into a society that was racist and prejudiced. Not only that but there were limited resources for the Japanese to reenter what they once called home.
Throughout African American history , the police force has been accountable for numerous detrimental deaths in the African American community due to racial discrimination. In 1960s, African American protesters were targeted by the police force because of the their desire to be be deemed as equal. Likewise, in today’s society African Americans are still experiencing active racial discrimination and injustices from the police force. African Americans have expressed their level of frustration with the inhumane actions of the police force. Police brutality of African American protesters has been rebirthed into 21st century by ongoing racial injustices through Henry Louis Gates Jr. and victims of the detrimental equality marches , evidence is presented.
African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
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. This is to show the audience that just because he is black, it doesn’t make him a threat, and he has his hands up because he knows he’s at risk. Other aesthetics used in this editorial would have to be descriptive words, especially when they describe the scenes at the protests. For example, in the rhetoric it states, “Some people who took off running to escape the onslaught of rubber bullets were chased and tackled by officers” (NY Times).
In both texts there are a lot of crime. “American skin” could refer to the little black kid who was shot by the police, because the text says “41 shots” and “you can get killed just for living” which fits well for the little black kid who got shot in the text “The Baddest Dog in Harlem” The message in this text, is to show the problem of insulting black people, not only do they have to live with the fear of gangs and gunmen but they also have to live with the prejudices from cops and white people, so I think the message is to show how things really are in the real world, and to stop
Black lives matter movement should also argue, stop black on black crime. There are lots of violence going on today, particularly within our own community. We have young black men killing each other over drugs and other nonsense that may torment our community. Not to mention, the constant reminder of the black on black crime that is plastered on the news daily. It saddens me to know our ancestors endured so much hardship and we turn around and kill one another.
I was encouraged to take AP classes and Honors classes, which made it easy for me when I came to college. From facing many struggles and stresses like every other student, I still maintained a good GPA and ended up getting accepted to Holy Family University for the Nursing major. In Gary Becker, Kevin M. Murphy 2007 article, “The Upside of Income Inequality” in The American, they claim “Income inequality in China substantially widened, particularly between households in the city and the countryside, after China began its rapid rate of economic development around 1980” (581). The economic development of China improved the lives of China’s poor but the income inequality is still wide in China. Many people are still unable to receive an education.
The student to faculty ratio is 17:1. Between OU operated international programs and partner study abroad centers, students have 22 international learning experiences to chose from. The campus houses a center for Education First, an organization for foreign students to study in the US. OU has more than 300 internship partners for students to take advantage
During, this time the sugar beet industry has also started competing for their labor. Just to mention, Portland provided many things that were able to help most immigrants like wealth, jobs, etc. Later then, Japanese immigrants built churches (Buddhist and Methodist) and associations related to their culture. In the meantime, in the early 1900’s the states Utah and Idaho recruited the immigrants to work in farms. A few years later the Japanese traveled to the Northwest trying to find new labor and had the thought of having their, own farms.
Civil disobedience makes a statement. It is a tool that can be used to make a difference. Peaceful resistance to unjust laws helps a free society by allowing people to be heard without violence. Anyone can attack brutally, either verbally or physically, to get attention. But the best way to be noticed is to, “create such a crisis and establish such a creative tension...that it can no longer be ignored,” as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his letter from a Birmingham jail.
Throughout the history of society, civil disobedience has become a key tool in combating laws seen as unjust. It was used thoroughly in the civil rights movement and was integral to the advancement of equality. The reason that civil disobedience plays such an important role in the advancement of rights is because of how effective it has been. The best way to make people aware of and relate to a movement is to make it well known. Events such as Bloody Sunday and the Montgomery Bus Boycott helped the civil rights movement gain much of the momentum that guaranteed its success.
The Importance of Action John Ruskin was a famous artist and critic who composed multiple works including The Crown of Wild Olive in which the quote, “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do,” is found. Ruskin is saying that thoughts, knowledge, or beliefs do not have very much significance and only action can lead to tangible results. The ideas in this statement have been shown to be correct throughout literature and history in To Kill a Mockingbird, “The Gettysburg Address,” and “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Violence cannot solve everything because in the aftermath, both parties suffer severely. We the people can effectively solve problems without losing a drop of blood, which is called civil disobedience. Instead of attacking directly, people can deteriorate the society insidiously through political, economic, or social means. Civil disobedience produces immense impact only if a group of people actively preach the idea and accept consequences of their actions. Everyone can write a speech and talk about what they believe is right for the society, but it is not easily accomplished if words are not backed up by action.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail, which was written in April 16, 1963, is a passionate letter that addresses racial segregation and all the injustices to the black American society. He writes this letter as a response to the eight clergymen, but it also became one of the most influential letters in defense of nonviolent movement ever written. Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the country and the most violent. Even after segregation was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1954. In Birmingham, white and black Americans were very much separate with “white only” hotels, restaurants, and even bathrooms.