Lupe Fiasco uses motivational and inspirational phrases throughout his song that motivate me to keep fighting through struggle and pain because in the end it’s worth it. In conclusion, as cliche as the message of this song may be, it’s a tremendously important message. The spread of peace and social equality are issues in today’s society that we see everyday. African-Americans are getting killed in the streets by police officers for misdemeanor crimes. It’s sad because it’s been fifty to sixty years since the civil rights movements and we have yet to see change in people.
As an act of defiance to this unjust situation, African Americans decided to boycott the bus companies by walking to work and avoiding riding the buses in any way possible. Corresponding to these actions, many speeches were performed by humane, persevering characters, unlike certain sadistic groups that supported violence as acts of protest. Though, there were many racist, violent groups, there were also peaceful protesters that believed they could fight, not using violence, but actions and words. Presidential leaders also signed acts and passed laws to allow African Americans to have similar rights as
Being all white males would have helped too. The CCC didn’t necessarily not allow other races to work, but a majority of the workers were white. The CCC had a nondiscriminatory policy, however especially in the South, a lot of black men were unable to work because of local selection
One of the most remarkable scenes in the movie is when King, together with other activists, and black citizens march to the registration office to register. The protestors are not scared or worried about the consequences and are passionately willing to firmly face the consequences. The protestors show a lot of courage and endurance. A confrontation occurs in front of the courthouse between the police and the protestors and one of the activists, Cooper knocks the Jim Clark, the sheriff, to the ground and this led to the arrest of some protestors including Martin Luther King,
The people behave this way due to peer pressure, and following the crowd around them. Mob mentality occured not only in the south, as in the case of the Indiana lynching. In the picture taken by Lawrence Beitler, August 7, 1930, it shows see two African American men hanging from a tree (Beitler). The picture also shows people around them pointing, smiling, and ignoring the fact that there are two dead people hanging. This event was terrible, and should never be repeated for any stupid reason people would think it would be a good idea.
Moral courage is standing up for what you believe in, no matter who’s with or against you. Freedom riders were a great example of showing moral courage. Freedom Riders would go city to city and use the whites-only bathrooms and the whites-only bar seats. “The groups were confronted by arresting police officers-- as well as horrific violence from white protestors-- along their routes, but also drew international attention to their cause” (www.history.com). The Freedom riders would almost always get beaten and yelled at by whites, and often they would be taken to jail.
First going along with what I said about there being “peaceful rallies” even though some people may be at these rallies to make a difference to support their opinion, not everyone can respect that. Rallies may start off peaceful but others who may agree with those protesting don’t always do it peacefully this causes riots and looting, which is the farthest thing from peaceful. There is a fine line from marching down the streets peacefully and making your opinion know like Martin Luther King Jr did in 1965, in Alabama to help fight for the right of African-Americans to vote. Then someone saying it’s okay to loot and destroy cars and stores because they are expressing their opinion.
How’d you like not to talk to nobody?”(Steinbeck 52) It could also be said that Crooks will never achieve his dream because of the fact that he is black. This is also not true because Crooks was very close to achieving his dream of running his own frm, it didn’t end up happening because of another characters mistakes. Curley’s wife on
Not only that, your social status really does not matter because anyone with the ability to speak against an injustice should. It does not matter if you are experiencing it directly or just an observer because seeing an injustice and not doing anything about it is just as bad as doing the injustice yourself. They continue to try and scrutinize Kaepernick for a peaceful protest, but most major protest were not popular at the time. When the Civil rights protest was going on, their were people who were very against integration. Colin Kaepernick’s protest was
They do everything in favor of the “black folks”. Each time a colored person is “wrongly accused” or “killed for no reason”, this group takes to the media and protests to make it seem as so. The purpose is to help the black man no longer be oppressed. (Black Lives Matter) Although, by them assuming that the white man is out for vengeance, and that every white man is racist towards the blacks, it turns the tables and makes the African Americans look like the prejudice group. Groups like this are fighting racism with racism, which is not a sufficient way to get rid of the problem.
One subject that is always being contemplated on is the media 's double standard when it comes to minorities. When Caucasian people have a riot it is not really talked down on because, it happens after games are lost in sports. However, when African Americans protest after a horrible event, they are looked down on and instead of it being called a protest on injustices, the media makes it seem like it is a riot over nothing and African Americans are just acting out. like what a man named Steven Crowder did on his blog. Instead of looking into the real reason blacks were rioting.
However just because the crusaders made no money doesn 't prove that greed didn 't inspire people to join. People buy lottery tickets all the time and many never win. Just because they don 't turn a profit doesn 't prove that they didn 't buy a ticket to make money. Also the fact that most of the army returned to Europe doesn 't prove that they didn 't desire land when joining. They may have initially wanted to gain land in the Holy Land and make a new start somewhere else.
The people of montgomery were under segregation. Colored people had to use signs that said for colored like bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants, schools,car dealerships and places like that. The Same applied to the white folks except they like that law because they did not want to be near the colored folks. The KKK & The NAACP The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist group that burned down black people 's homes and churches even schools the people were afraid of the members of the KKK the people would put sheets with holes over there eyes to nobody would see their faces and they would walk around with torches and set things on fire. The NAACP stood for National association for the advancement of colored people Rosa also thought it was unfair that if a white man beat a black man he only needed to pay a fine of 24 dollars.
From Ferguson to New York City to Oakland, more and more people have gathered together to voice their support for a growing movement—“Black Lives Matter.” Inspired by the displays of solidarity in Ferguson, Missouri, these protestors carry with them signs and adorn shirts inscribed with “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “I can’t breathe”—phrases related to the fatal shooting of Michael brown and the fatal use of a chokehold on Eric Garner. The main focus of these protests is to call for justice, police accountability, and an end to unnecessary violence inflicted on African Americans throughout the United States. Outraged by the grand jury’s decision to not indict police officers for the killing of many unarmed African Americans, protestors and politicians