Mahatma Gandhi saw Indians being prosecuted based on their race and racial background. Martin Luther King Jr. saw certain people in southern parts of America being prosecuted for the color of their skin. Both men knew that the only way to stop their prosecutors is by standing up to them. Gandhi believed that the only way to stop the prosecutions was to step up to the government through civil disobedience. Mahatma Gandhi used civil disobedience because he knew that it was the only way that the Indian communities would be able to fight the laws of the Great Britain government.
“I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Are the words that Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, hoping for the end of racism, discrimination and segregation. He had a dream for everyone to have the right to be treated equally, as all man should be. Martin Luther King started a revolution; people that were being treated unequal were fed up. This dream was for all war against racism to have an end to it. So that everyone can get together and form in unity as one nation.
Lincoln points out that he, as well as the rest of the country, did not want to go to war but realized that it was the only way out of the problems arising. He also goes on to say that both sides had the power to stop the war and that was brewing. He makes clear the fact that, if desired, all violence could have been avoided. Lincoln does a great deal of comparisons between the north and the south in his speech. He brings out the flaws in both sides, and ultimately puts the blame on the feuding between the two sides.
Martin Luther King Jr. states “Oppressed People cannot remain oppressed forever.” (Cahn, 2009 p. 387) As we have seen throughout history, this is a true statement. Oppression is not something that sits well with any type of person that is under the oppression. To resist the oppression, one must carefully chose those laws that they fill are unjust and oppresses them, and once they are chosen then one can make a stand against the oppression. Oppression is unjust law that limits the power of the people that are oppressed into feeling powerless. The United States fought of the oppression over the colonies in the late 1700’s by first peacefully protesting the unjust taxes waged against them.
The Constitution, until recently, did not apply to blacks; blacks feel they deserve payments from 310 years of slavery, destruction to their minds and culture. Dr. Martin Luther King's dilemma in the United States was of a different kind. He was torn between his identity as a Black man of African descent and his identity as an American. He urged Americans to judge based on the content of the character not by skin color and also believed in non-violent protests. Martin Luther King Jr’s main perspective during the fight on racism was equality.
Lincoln ensured that all people including the black and white people, are created equally. He also criticized that people fought the Civil War just to take control of slavery. This idea went against the law of nature, which says that all people are equal. Lincoln pointed out that slavery which would be fixed by the Civil War, was one the biggest mistakes that Americans have. Besides, the quote “now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can
King wanted all the races to come together for the hatred and violence to be put to an end. He expressed his message powerfully and passionately. On the other hand, Malcolm X wanted African-Americans to build a world for themselves controlled by only them and that only addressed the desires and needs that were important. In addition Malcolm X showed that he didn’t believe in an integrated society, he was known as an extremist. Malcolm X clearly stated and explained that the Africans didn’t decide to come to America but rather that they were forced and brought against their will.
The American Civil war To what extent was the American Civil War effective? Melissa Horacek – Year Eleven Modern History Melissa Horacek – Year Eleven Modern History The Civil War, is a war between civilians, began due to the fear of the abolishment of slavery. Its purpose for the South was to continue slavery, while the North fought for the abolishment of slavery. When the United States was established by colonists and a constitution was created, the constitution did not abolish slavery, but incorporated compromises made by the men who crafted it. Some, especially Northerners who didn’t really adopt slavery had little slaves living there, apposed slavery, they were referred to as Abolitionists.
Malcolm X Quotes "Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks." Source unknown. "The common goal of 22 million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored.
Following Barack Obama winning the presidency in 2008, Americans saw this as a foreshadowing that our country was about to embark on a path that would dissipate racial inequality throughout America. "His election was also seen by some commentators as the fulfillment of Martin Luther King's vision that individuals should be judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin" (Ledwidge 2013). Nevertheless, the dark history of racial discrimination and cultural genocide that especially targeted people of color still persists today. This country was built on exclusive practices that oppressed non-whites and every star on the flag represents the oppression people faced in the name of "liberty for all". The economic