Malcolm X demonstrated the anger and the struggle, of the African Americans in the 1960s. During his lifetime he influenced many African Americans to stand up for their rights against the injustices set by the American government. Malcolm was criticized for his extremist views and actions while on the other hand he has been praised for his efforts in raising the status for African Americans. The views of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X often collided because of their different methods of fighting for equality. Most of Malcolm X’s views collided with the views of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s philosophy was “turn the other cheek,” meaning violence will not elevate you and bring you closer to your goals.
To bring out more emotion from the audience, King aggressively pushes the issue of blacks being treated poorly. The imagery that Martin Luther King Jr. uses in phrases such as “sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination,” call his audience to a realization of how he and his people have been treated. By using
Thus the racist social values of Maycomb County are responsible for the failure of Atticus Finch’s defense for Tom Robinson. When hate and racism start controlling people, that hate will be factored into each decision they make in life. For example, defending someone who is guilty and criticizing someone who is innocent. As a result of hate and racism controlling the witnesses of the trial, they are another factor that cause Atticus’ defense to fail. There are several characters involved in the justice system of Maycomb County.
This was the mindset the public had about what women should do before the civil rights movement. They discriminated against women because they believed that women were not smart enough or weren’t strong enough to work. That soon changed when women in the United States also rebelled for equal rights under the civil rights movement. In 1963, Women received their first break, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act which made it illegal for employers to pay a women less than what a man would receive. In 1967, President Johnson's policy of 1965 was expanded to cover discrimination based on gender.
Point By Point Method Glenda. R. Carpio and Werner Sollors clearly explain the complicated relations between Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston. Both Wright and Hurston disliked each other as well as each other's works because of their polarized political views and opposing literary styles. Indeed, there were similarities among the two as well, such as the variety within their life, and the variety in their works. Politically, Wright and Hurston were polar opposites, which in turn, led to the deepening of their hatred for each other.
Since she is a witness of bearing the lack of freedom, she creates a high credibility in her speech knowing that women and male supporters will believe in her claim of demanding equal rights to women. Fredrick Douglass was a rare educated slave that learned how to read and write. He knew the unnecessary evils behind slavery, unlike others who were taught to be inferior to their masters. In 1852, he delivered a scathing attack on
By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much. Richard was willing to leave school without a diploma instead of this. White people alienated Richard from his environment because he did not accept the way of life that other black people did. Richard’s relatives never understood Richard and because of this he was alienated from his family and his own people. Shorty is the young black boy who gets beat by the white people and jokes about it.
Their realization of being victimized based on gender and race brought about this movement. They raised their voices against this injustice. This helped to tear down the walls of racism, sexism and gender discrimination to certain extend. Like Alice in Wonderland the women of colour experience pitfalls of inequality and sexual harassment to identify their needs against the dominant society. They brought a personalized knowledge and experience into literature.
The relations were not only found in the vast corpus of jurisprudential texts but also in the positive laws that are known to come out of the sacred texts. The sharia made women feel like the system was unfair and didn’t have any justice. For example one rule she spoke of from the Sharia was that a man could divorce his wife without her knowing if he wanted to. I believed the Muslim women felt as if they didn’t have any power or sense of control. Muslim women who had a feminist consciousness at the time and looked for equal rights for women conformed to anti-colonialist and nationalist priorities.
Chris Schweitzer Heidi Bradley English 101 February 9, 2012 Equal Opportunity In the “Declaration of Sentiments,” Elizabeth Cady Stanton was on a mission for the equality of women’s rights. She wrote the “Declaration of Sentiments,” to reach out to women alike, and stand up for what is right in society. It is as if she is scolding “him,” in her writing. Stanton “takes it to the man,” and is a firm believer in equal opportunity for women. Not just to vote or have the same job opportunities, but Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes the “Declaration of Sentiments,” to get a point across to everyone of her time that society is unfair and needs change.