For example, In 1960 some African Americans walked into a diner where it was only a “Whites Only” so they sat there till they were served. Many people mostly white made racial slurs to them and poured their drinks on the African American Students. Then it got national attention it was on newspapers, people saw what was going on. They should 've defended themselves but wanted to be treated equally. Malcolm X said that people should start defending themselves because people are being violent to the people that aren’t being violent: “ Every time you pick up your newspaper, you see where one of these things has written into it that I 'm advocating violence.
Hate and violence both tend to spread like a disease. When hatred is introduced to an individual, he/she often cannot see past this burning motive - they yearn for revenge. Hatred and violence become a means of getting what someone wants. Author Samira Ahmed further elaborates on this topic: “In recent times, we’ve seen hate emerge out of the dark corners, torches blazing in the night. We’ve witnessed so-called leaders not merely against the forces of hate, but for equality and justice.
Littering, speeding, pollution and every other ‘small’ law is at most a gateway to laws considered ‘bigger’ in aspects of the crime and its punishment when broken. Those who are not scofflaws and actually take in consideration to our society, can detect a true scofflaw and react towards their actions in a violent manner. When pollution, be it noise or waste, is committed around a ‘good’ citizen, he or she usually reacts in a violent tone to show that they do not condone the breaking of the small law. And the one who committed the crime, which in this case is pollution, would react back at an equal tone, causing something worse than pollution. The breaking of these ‘small’ laws is not to be taken lightly by justice and should have its consequences.
Both Civil Disobedience and the Gandhi article are alike based on the fact they both discuss civil disobedience, attending prison, and standing for one’s beliefs. Civil disobedience can be seen as a good thing and a bad thing depending on to what extent one is breaking the laws. Some people may break the law because they feel that it is unfair to them but others break the for the simple fact of doing what they want in order for it to benefit themselves. Laws are meant for the majority which means even if they are not pertaining to certain citizens. Thoreau targeted laws that pertained to him, Gandhi went on strike for the better of his country and people.
Vengeance is an extremely popular emotion in today 's life whether it is terrorism or a dispute between family and friends. Revenge can be a horrible emotion; it can sometimes lead people to do horrible things. By definition, Revenge means to get retribution for a wrongdoing done to you. In my opinion, revenge is mostly caused by fear and the overwhelming feeling of payback Throughout history, revenge, or vengeance, has been altered by several cultures and religions, and even the American culture. Though it often leads one to perform criminal acts, Howard argues that it is a necessary component in the functioning of society.
Furthermore, “Loving Your Enemies” is something that is immensely complex, however utterly possible and crucial for humankind to exist harmoniously in this corrupt life. Ultimately, another purpose I decided on this speech is, it 's a powerful motivational speech in my views and is immensely relatable in this cruel society currently. “Love Your Enemies” is one of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s many encouraging speeches. That 's still being delivered in speeches, such as in writing and songs of this era. The theme of loving your enemies has expanded to “Killing those who hurt you with kindness” and “Turning the other cheek”.
The shop owner only got short prohibition and a fine. That made the Black community furious, the felt like they were protesting and things were still unequal. When Elaine Kim was asked about the media she said “The media has seemed to always perpetuate the stereotypes with its sensationalism. Kim believed that the media is used to divert attention from the roots of racial violence in the U.S”. The Koreans-America felt as if the media was against them, they felt like the media was only dividing them and making them seem like aliens.
Then it came to a point where peaceful protests became antagonized by the police, and even from other African Americans who did not want white and black people to live peacefully. Men and woman peaceful protesters taken by the police, beaten with clubs,sprayed with hoses, gassed, and some even assassinated. Nevertheless, Martin Luther King Jr and his supporters still believed that their voice could modify this nation, even when people acted wrongly against them. And just like that, the idea of a fair country spread like a wildfire. Soon this country would stand for fairness and
The first physical form of protest against the war was a mass march organized by the SDS in which thousands of students marched in protest of the reckless bombings. The march was largely successful due to the exceptional attendance and non-violent nature, gaining worldwide attention. This put internal and external pressure on the government to adhere to the calls of its people. However Johnson opted to continue with the bombings, causing protest to escalate. Although a large portion of Americans contested the war, many still believed it to be a moral and patriotic goal, which divided the nation into two halves, causing additional pressure on the government.
But today, police officers can justify their killing as proper law enforcements. They can explain they also kill white, Asian or Hispanic if there is fierce resistance from criminals or suspects. The stronger opposition against racism gets, the subtler racism becomes. People can experience racism from unknown online, with another reason or by an unacceptable standard as mentioned above. That is why people still try to exclude
Although both peaceful protests and violent riots took place, the riots were what caught attention and led to the larger discussion of black rights (MSNBC). An article that came out in response to the riots, as well as arguments that violence was not the proper response, states that “in a number of cases, crisis caused by riots and property destruction has had a significant role in forcing authorities to respond to demands for political change” (Aljazeera). Word for word this argues the exact point Douglass does in his speech. The riots may have occurred over a year ago, but they are still actively brought up in many controversial racial events to date. Because of the drastic, violent action the rioters pursued, they made their wishes prevalent which in turn was able to start a nationwide discussion of what needs to be done to improve rights for all people.
The American public has deeply mixed feelings about the war. I believe we have all been so wrapped up in the Cold War, in military spending, in anti-Communism, in which, it was perceived that Vietnam was being a threat to our way of life, as being an extension of Soviet imperialism. The governments refusal to understand that it was a nationalist movement that was very difficult to defeat by foreign occupation. I believe now is the time for you to focus more on our domestic issues, starting with poverty, unemployment and tensions with race and civil liberties. If not, many thousands of diversified Americans will continue to protest against these issue that continue adding friction with local police forces around the country who were trying to keep the
The 1960’s was a time of great conflict and tension for America. Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1963, and many social issues were dividing the United States at this time. The fight for equal rights for every citizen, not just white males, caused many riots, protests, and distress for the country. The Vietnam War was taking place on the other side of the world, but was severely affecting Americans back in the States. It lead to the Anti-War Movement, which still affects America on foreign relations today.
The king hit law has had both positive and negative impacts on society. Some examples of the positive impact of the new legislation include the ability of the law to ensure that the punishment fits the crime, meaning that it reflects the standards of the community, and that it is only lenient when leniency is due. The legislation also assists in deterring would-be offenders thus decreasing the crime rate. According to New South Wales Attorney General Brad Hazzard: “In Sydney we’ve seen a massive reduction in violence and my view is sometimes the strict technical legal positions have to be modified by common sense that goes beyond legal technicalities.” This has an obvious positive impact on society, as less crime improves the attitudes and the quality of life of the members of the public. So as not to punish an offender too harshly, the legislation may be drafted to decrease the sentence.
The repercussions of labels leading to discrimination in modern times are controversial violence, as shown by international events like the formation of ISIS as well as domestic ones like the Ferguson and Boston Riots. If nothing is done, discrimination as well as violence will continue domestically as well as