“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” As the result of a distinctly positive progression of decreasing of racial discrimination, representatives of all existing races in our society have the same rights, and are able to obtain the same quality of education. Many prominent African-Americans have proved the world that they are not the second class population and put a lot of effort into the reduction of racism not only in the United States, but also around the world. The United States has moved a long way from prejudice and discrimination of human rights; Barack Obama only proves that. However, racism still exists in cultural, social, and political aspects of our lives. I believe that the only way to reduce
Everyone should be thankful for every one of those people that fought for our freedoms. They deserve all of our respect. In conclusion, to be an American means that you have all of these rights and you take on the responsibility of being an American. You should respect and be grateful for all of the individuals who made America they way it is today. Our country is
Byron was looking for his father’s immigration file and could not find it in the National Archives regional office; it contains thousands of files that relate to Angel Island. Byron could not find his father’s file but he came across his grandfather’s file whose name was Yee Wee Thing. He found out that his father wanting to avoid the scrutiny of Angel Island his father sailed to Boston, later on Byron found his father’s file in the National Archives on Boston, Massachusetts. His mother not knowing much of her husband’s past she had an old photo of his father when he was back in China. By the picture Byron learned that the baby on the left of the picture was his father and the boy in the middle was Yee Wee Thing, who was not Byron’s grandfather at all but his
Imagine being in their position that makes me more thankful for them just to know what they done. They got shot at for us, some even got killed. They have put themselves to danger each day, knowing that they did that for our country is the most amazing thing you could have done. They are the reason we have freedom, how awful would that be? I think it would be pretty awful.
L.B.J. helped the American people see that their country so great, and so powerful and fortunate, had issues to face within the country, if it wishes to succeed as a powerful nation. He stated that the words of the constitution are not just theories, “those words are a promise to ever citizen that he shall share in the dignity of man” “…It really rests on his right to be treated as a man equal in opportunity to all other”. He claimed that although blacks were freed over a century ago, they indeed were not free, not free to vote. He gave many examples of how the local and federal governments have gone around granting them this right, and that it needs to be equal for all
Eyes on the Prize “ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” This quote was said by one of the most important civil rights leaders America has ever had, Martin Luther King Jr. Without these words and other powerful speeches told by civil rights leaders such as Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Boise, we might not be sitting next to the person we do in class right now. They were great advocates who helped to shape America into what it is today, a better, more united, stronger place to live. Our very own Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and equal is what we are all meant to be. The civil rights movement was a revolution that united our nation for a second time.
An honest example of this can be throughout the Christopher Donner Manifesto. He was terribly focused to indicate that the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) was a great deal racist and had file criticism when criticism to the LAPD against his therefore decision brothers’ in arms. Within the finish he had to require the law into his own hands and shot a policeman and still take matters that shown that he was racist against the police and was treated as a threat to the community and therefore the police. In the end, he committed suicide so as to create is beliefs into
In fact, President Bush has named the more Asian Americans to top federal positions than any other President. However, Elaine Chao symbolizes a constant dilemma for the Asian American community. On the one hand, most of us are very proud that she is the first Asian American woman to be a cabinet Secretary. She hopefully represents the growing political power of the Asian American community and a sign that perhaps both political parties will not take us for granted any longer. On the other hand, she's a Republican whereas about two-thirds of all Asian Americans who are registered to vote are Democrats.
I talked to my parents (for as long as I could stand) about their view on what it means to be an American, and they put most emphasis on the fact that being an American means we have rights available to us like nowhere else in the world. The United States of America is a country that is based on the fact that it’s citizens have more freedom than anywhere else. But “freedom” is as broad of a term as “American”, and we use the word a lot