Thomas Paine Protests

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Who is Thomas Paine? He was an intellectual, a revolutionary, and a supporter of American independence, who was born in England. He believed that there is a country where only peace and harmony existed. The country he was talking about was America. Paine saw America as a utopia where people from different ethnic backgrounds are treated equally. While some people believe that America is a peaceful and harmonious country, but in reality, America is a country where there are lots of protests and racial discrimination. To begin with, the many protests are a way for people to convert their words into action and convey a message about the corrupted things happening in America. For example, the women’s march on Washington DC that took place on January 21, 2017 after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. It isn’t true when, in his passage, Rights of Man, Paine said, “Made up, as it is, of people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages, and more different in their modes of worship, it would appear that the union of such a people was impracticable; …show more content…

For instance, in Alabama, buses were segregated in which the whites sat in the front, while the colored sat in the back. On December 1, 1955, an African-American woman named, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. For not obeying, she was arrested and fined. Additionally, in May, Gonzalo Curiel, the presiding judge over a class action against the for-profit Trump University was degraded by President Donald Trump saying that he can’t do his job right because of his Mexican heritage. Trump said that he is “going to build a wall between here and Mexico”. Not only was his comment disrespectful, it was also racist of him to say that. As a result, racial discrimination is everywhere; people don’t think before saying things that can hurt other

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