To make his speech clearer to the audience, he defined his duty to persevere, as to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which the Americans at that time elected him. Other than that, he described his decisions during the term of his office, including his resignation, were all made in what he believed to be the best interests of the American nation. In addition, President Nixon also compared himself before and after the Watergate incident. He strongly believed that there was no longer a valid reason to continue his term of office after the Watergate incident, as he somehow lost the trust from the people of United States and the Congress. As another example for comparison, he stated that the people in Asia, in Africa, in
Today, these quotas have long since been banned, but some argue that special considerations toward minorities are still apparent and disrupt their rights for equal opportunity. On the one hand, they argue that qualifications should be based on merit rather than race or gender, and that it implements reverse discrimination. One the other hand, those who support the concept of Affirmative Action insist that equal opportunity is reached by helping those races faced with disadvantages and that it compensates for discrimination in the past. My own view is that special consideration should not be given to minorities because it is contradictory in their intent to create equal opportunity, therefore increasing racial tensions instead of promoting it. By protecting and giving preference to minorities, Affirmative Action unwarily discriminates against the majority, therefore contradicting its own intent for equal opportunity.
This seems to be the case because employers are still discriminating against citizens and meeting “racial quotas”. “That race helps to determine an individual’s acceptance to a college is not affirmative action, it is discrimination in action”(Robinson). Race-neutral, gender-neutral, protection was the first version of Affirmative Action proposed by Lyndon B. Johnson. This version consisted of everyone having an equal opportunity in the work place as well as in all educational facilities, without a person’s race, sex or
First, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibits the concept of Ubuntu when dismissing the idea of revenge. According to King “[one must] not seek to satisfy [their] thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred” (1). King implements that in order to obtain the satisfaction African-American’s so desperately crave, grudges must be put aside, and the making of amends must ensue. Next, King demonstrates Ubuntu when he illustrates that no matter what skin colour; black, or white, everyone is still part of each other. When discussing this interlocking bond, King declares that “many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom” (2).
According to Peter Beinart, for a year and a half Tenet and the CIA repeatedly tried to temper the Pentagon and the White House hyping of the Iraq threat (2003). Perhaps if Tenet hadn’t been so patient or friendly with the White House, his voice would have been heard and respected. Additionally, Tenet loyalty to the president and his administration caused him to lose the truth and his responsibility to have the truth heard. He became too involved in the politics of the day and helping the administration use intelligence to justify a decision already made rather than informing them with data to make an informed decision. Instead of having the courage to tell what should be told, he opted to tell the parties what they wanted to hear.
Civil Disobedience; Not as Simple as Black and White Can we really live our lives as Author and Historian, Henry David Thoreau did all those years ago, obeying only the laws we feel to be just laws, and ignoring those we consider unjust? Or should we rally together to get those unjust laws changed like American clergyman and Civil Rights Leader, Martin Luther King and millions of others did? Is civil disobedience as simple as black and white? If it were as simple as Thoreau made it seem then Mr. King may not have been known for the many things we know him for today. In Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" we learned how Mr. King and his many supporters used the laws and the hatred of others to benefit their cause, a just cause, righting unjust laws without breaking any real laws.
Even those who view the inherent inequalities of the American system, however, and argue that minorities are in some need of institutionalized help to overcome systemic problems also see the policies Affirmative Action as more of a hindrance than a help. This essay will argue that while certainly biases and inequalities exist in American society, and that members of minority populations are in need of some type of assistance in education and job placement
Color Blind Racism In Bonilla-Silva's piece the The Central Frames of Color-Blind Racism he explains in detail the four frames of color-blind racism: abstract liberalism, naturalization, cultural racism, and minimization of racism. Bonilla-Silva believes that although most whites have abandoned the idea that blacks are in part to blame for their own oppression and lower class status, racism still exists. Color-blind racism has replaced the formerly established idea of racism, but this does not mean hope for the oppressed. Bonilla-Silva does agree that minorities are much better off today, but he believes that because blacks have become so far behind in the order of society it might be impossible for them to catch up to the whites. Color- blind racism is contemporary way of thinking about race that justifies and rationalizes racial inequalities.
(Source 6) Filibusters was another main event that took part in of the passing of the bill. Many people did not even know what the filibusters were. A filibuster is a speech that is drawn out to try to make the opposing side just stop trying to get them to their side. Senator Dirksen described such a powerful speech that caused many voters to stop. Stated in the document, it says that if twenty-seven or more of the senators were to just stop trying the filibusters will stop, but that was not the case.
The negative effects of affirmative action can be seen in many aspects of today’s society. It occurs mainly in today’s society dealing with college admissions and work force eligibility. Affirmative action is basically a racial preference that is extremely detrimental to this country’s society. The question is, what is the point of affirmative action and is it useful in today’s society? In today’s society, affirmative action’s negative results are occurring in the work force.