And he was unable to sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what would happened in Birmingham” meaning he knew that he if did not try to help Birmingham, other places would be affected too, and that is because when injustice occurs in one place, it indirectly affects people in other places as well (King paragraph 4). Martin Luther King Jr. had a well thought out, methodical plan of civil disobedience, because he knew that people who were oppressed would have bottled up anger and frustration that needed to be released another way that was not through violence, but yet through a more effective and correct way. According to Martin Luther King Jr., his methodical plan also known as a nonviolent campaign, consisted of “four basic steps: collection to the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self -purification; and direct action” (King paragraph 6) and would help the oppressed get justice. Martin Luther King Jr. states that he had already started his
We shouldn’t give up on our dreams because eventually, they will come true just like King’s. There are many challenges you may face when you are resolving the injustice done to you or the people around you. You may face laws that restrain you from accomplishing your dream. You may also have to convince people of your desire of making America a better place to live in. During the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans had to get around the Jim Crow laws, convince the federal government to help move the movement along, and they also had to defuse the tension of uniting African Americans and whites that supported the movement.
In the article, Moral Cowardice, by Mark Twain, he demonstrates self-preservation whilst talking about how an increase in lynching is taking as a way to fit into their communities. When speaking about why the lynching is happening, Twain says, “It must be that the increase (in lynching) comes of the inborn human instinct to imitate” (Twain 1). The main reason behind the lynching was because people were cowards and were just bandwagoning on this theme as not to be shunned by the people in their communities. Aversion is a natural born instinct to humans, whether it’s something huge like rape, or something as small as who broke the glass plate. It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble.
“ ‘You know what we want,’ another man said. ‘Get aside from the door, Mr. Finch.’ ” (pg. 151) This quote shows that the men don't respect Atticus for staying with Tom. The men want Atticus to move from the door that way they can pester Tom before the case. Fortunately, Atticus is there to prevent this from happening, but the men don't respect
“Violence only brings about more violence and hate,” Said Mahatma Gandhi, a civil rights leader. This bold quote still impacts modern day citizens’ today. Leadership can impact modern day people, and their thoughts and actions. And the citizens’ actions, and opinions can effect social change as well. A singular leader can bring about lasting change by taking action Martin Luther King Jr. took action by being devoted to the cause of improving society.
The marginalisation of black people at the time in America is not the only cause of Crooks’ loneliness, however. The harsh verb “demanded” suggests that he tried to ignore the segregation against him by pretending that it was him who wished not to mix with the white ranch workers, rather than the opposite. Nearer the beginning of the chapter, amongst Lennie’s entrance, Crooks also says “Don‘t come in a place where you‘re not wanted.” Crooks is shown to be harsh to Lennie, and trying to push him away. This suggests that Crooks’ loneliness has caused him to no longer accept any kindness, whether it is from a white or black man. However, because of the segregation between the black and white workers, Crooks seems to be talking to himself rather than to Lennie.
Boo has lost his essential social and communication skills and can not survive outside of his home, this is the consequence of continually being ridiculed and can damage somebody’s self-esteem. In addition, Atticus Finch is another victim of prejudice in the novel. After being chosen to defend Tom Robinson, the town folk starts to exhibit prejudice towards him. The town folk trust that Atticus will not present a legitimate defense for Tom because of his skin color, but Atticus full heartedly intends to do so because he believes in equal rights and condones in prejudice or racism. In addition, Atticus Finch is also the victim of
Boo Radley and his isolation from Maycomb County, the racial aspects of Tom Robinson, and the decision Atticus Finch makes as a lawyer, to defend a black man has all made them fall in the hands of Maycomb’s prejudice ways. In Maycomb, people fear what they do not know and what is unusual to them, hence shaping the rumours of Boo Radley to cope with the unknown. Considering he is unseen from the public eye, and has a messy past, many begin to fantasize what is happening with him currently by constructing stories. Anyone who claims that they know information on Boo, have no proof or firsthand experience to support it as the truth. Scout knows that Jem’s information source on Boo Radley is from another individual and their fantasies, “So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighbourhood scold, who said she knew the whole thing.”
The KKK let a picture out to the world showing they didn’t want African Americans to vote and wished for them to have the littlest amount to vote. (Document C). The KKK didn’t like African Americans being able to vote because they believed they were not real people and that they didn’t deserve many rights. Freedman, African Americans, or mulattos that were not apart of the military service could not own or even keep a weapon and if caught with a weapon, they would get a fine and the weapon would be confiscated (Document D). The KKK benefited from those people not being able to have a weapon because it meant African American’s had less right, in which they counted for less of a real person.
For example, in the book, “Harrison Bergeron,” they try to make a utopian society. That’s where things started to fall out of place with the people that didn’t like a utopian society to get frustrated. In the book, a guy name Harrison had gadgets to keep him from being different from the others and didn’t like it. He also, kept getting in trouble with the law because he wouldn’t wear his gadget. Because of this reasoning, it would be difficult
King says “Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.” The literal language in that sentence is “Now is the time”. That means that now is the time to take action. The figurative language is “from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.” This doesn’t mean everyone’s drowning in quicksand. King means that racial injustice is bringing everyone involved down. He wants thinks to change and to pull ourselves up onto “the solid rock of human dignity.” Another example is when King says, “Like a boil that can’t be cured as long as it is covered up, but must be exposed for healing, racial injustice must also be exposed.” The literal language is the exposure.
“In the chaos, it was not immediately clear which agencies did what exactly …” (Levs, 2). This shows the lack of knowledge the authorities had about the situation, and how eager they were to put an end to the riots without thinking about the safety of the protesters. “Chief among them are making decisions like deploying heavily armed officers and using military equipment; which some experts say helped to make a bad decision worse” (Levs, 2). Having the Militarized units, as well as equipment, being brought in caused many people to voice their opinion on the choices being made by the authorities, and how they are affecting the community and the protesters. “Militarization of policing encourages officers to adopt a ‘warrior’ mentality and think of the people they are supposed to serve as enemies” (Levs, 3).
This is something that I didn 't like how the white people treated the black people and i did not like the fact that the doctor took Henrietta cells even though the husband said he did not want them to take Henrietta cell. In this book it makes you think and wonder what was going on
Mistrust and fear of authority causes citizens to possess a disinclination to call the police for help. Nikole Hannah-Jones, in the article "A Letter from Black America" says that police are choosing to defend themselves instead of the black community. Hannah-Jones ' statement "By calling the police, you are inviting this big system – that, frankly, doesn 't like you – into your life," is rational because of detrimental previous
This consequently causes their peers to believe that these people should not be given the trust to vote on such widespread, controversial issues. Now, although the people with these concerns make a valid and alarming point they fail to understand that voting not only helps instill a sense of responsibility within prior-felons lives but it also helps with their rehabilitation process as well, targeting the psychological aspect of helping these men and women succeed. Christopher Uggen, professor of sociology and law at the university of Minnesota asserts in the article “Why should felons vote” that “ if those who argue that people with felony convictions shouldn 't be allowed to vote because they are untrustworthy in character . . .