Treaty Of Versailles Racism And Equality

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If we look at today’s world, we can see rapid developments of the structure of our society. Whether it is non-segregated washrooms or the right of a woman to vote; all these things were not applicable to us at a point in time but were once seen as a dream yet to meet reality. Success is built on the determination to earn and the motivation to acquire. Looking through history, these two strengths have made significant contributions of excessively changing a situation. An example is Adolf Hitler for the fall of German power or Martin Luther King for the civil rights movement. With this being said, can motivation and determination conquer all things? I think these attributes are the key to domination. When World War 1 ended, the Treaty of Versailles…show more content…
From 1954-1968 the civil rights movements emitted leaders such as Martin Luther King to speak on behalf of the unpleasantness of segregation. African Americans were marginalized, belittled and often times lynched for acquiring the color of their skin. It took strong bravery, determination, leadership and motivation for Martin Luther king and many other civil rights leaders to finally stand up for human rights. Martin was able to accomplish numerous abolitions such as providing leadership in the Montgomery bus boycott (1955) and the March on Washington, (1963) which stimulated passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting rights act of 1965. Motivation and determination played a key role with motivation being the sight of suffering African Americans. Determination consisted of the faith that one day equal rights would be fulfilled. Without the presence of these two mannerisms, the time for civil rights for African Americans would be pensively…show more content…
The jury came to the decision that white police officer Darren Wilson was not guilty of shooting Mike Brown who was African American. The result of this case angered me and motivated me to write a public service announcement for the school. I was determined to inform the student and administrative body about the careless decision of the jury and express condolences to the Michael Brown family. On November 27th, I marched to the office and expressed my feelings on how justice took a day off for this case. I comprised the courage to articulate my thoughts on a broad stage because of my motivation and determination. Not only did I achieve my goal of informing the student body, but the action taken also resulted in an excellent introduction for my speech for the TDSB and Ontario Technological Skills Competition. For that reason, this resulted in me to place first in my school region and third in the
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