Civil Disobedience Research Paper

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1.) Discuss whether there is anything that you feel strongly enough about to take part in illegal action (civil disobedience). What would it take to motivate you? What would prevent you? Martin Luther King stated, “A just law is a man-made law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law” (Schaefer, 2011, p. 187). King believed, “that people have the right to disobey unjust laws under certain circumstances” (Schaefer, 2011, p. 187). I agree with King’s beliefs in regards to civil disobedience. If a person feels strongly about something, the only way for things to change, are for people to take a stand. I have never participated in civil disobedience, but if the time ever comes for me to actively partake in a nonviolent way, I may. North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), founded in 1978, strongly opposes the age of consent laws, feeling that they are violating the minor’s rights, as well as the rights of the adults. (Kaminer, 2001). I am not sure if this group still exists; if it does it is now an underground association. It is Ludacris, to say that the minor’s rights are being…show more content…
(2011) Racial and Ethnic Groups (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. 2.) The death penalty is claimed by some to be a form of institutionalized racism in the US today. What is the evidence that race is a factor in capital punishment cases? Has this changed over time? Do an Internet search using the phrase “killing with prejudice” for additional information to include in your essay to support your claims. Race can be a factor in regards to capital punishment cases. Jurors with the opposite race tend to be pro-death penalty as opposed to jurors of the same race. If a jury is mixed, then the decision for capital punishment may be judged more fairly. In the past, blacks did not have any rights, so racism was the contributing factor. Today, most judges will not choose an all-white or all-black

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