The Sixties And Interpersonal Violence

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The sixties was a time of conflict, violence, and growth that but was also a pivotal time in the United state’s History and can teach us a lot today about how. From war, politics, pop-culture, and revolutions this documentary covered 1960 the good and the bad. The Sixties was a time full of conflict that changed and shaped our nation. From the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights Movement the sixties was a time of full conflict and violence. This cultural, institutional, and violence on the interpersonal level relieve a deep need for peace in the United States then and today. However, violence and conflict have helped relived the problems in The Sixties that still exist the United State’s today.
Violence and conflict can take many forms in society
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The sixties were full of protests. Some protest went well like the First Sit-In Protests, a non-violent act of protesting the segregation at a “white only” lunch counter in New York, while others resulted in violent outbursts leaving both citizens and some law enforcement injured like in the wave of campus uprisings beginning with students going on strike at UC Berkeley and spread across the country to other universities. This interpersonal violence can also be seen today like in Charlottesville. Charlottesville is a great example how interpersonal violence can hurt people and even kill people. But death doesn't have to be just a bad thing violence like this can help draw a contrast and lines in the sand and help define and describe a person who and a movement into the history as something to be remembered and to be continued like the civil right movement that Martin Luther King helped lead. Kings death can still be seen as an image of a movement that stood up for the oppressed. Interpersonal violence can be a bad thing but it can also help relieve a form of violence that runs much deeper than just punching someone in the face or shooting someone with a…show more content…
Violence committed by an institution often looks like war, social/economic inequality and even in education and access to information. The best examples, of this back in the sixties the Vietnam War, the lack of economic inequality or opportunity for women compared to men and even in Nixon's attempt to silence the new companies like the New York Times and the Washington Post to hide the cruelties and fakes of the Vietnam war. This sort of violence committed by institutions like the US government can still be seen today. For example, the war in the middle east today, mass incarceration, unequal opportunities in the workplace for not just women but minority groups too and even the issues with Trump and fake news. These are all examples of institutional violence and these form of violence is systemic. Institutional violence doesn't disappear in just one generation. One can see how it still exists with mass incarceration and economic inequality and lack of equal opportunity. Even Nixon's attempt to silence the media is not just unique to the sixties it can be seen with Trump too. Trump regularly fight the media trying to suppress or change the truth.Even if it does not take the same form violence is still violence. This violence is dangerous because it can create norms and become a virus that attaches itself to a society's culture that can feed this dangerous cycle of
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