However in order for social transformation to exist we must all develop a mentality/lifestyle that rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. Instead we as a nation should express love to one another. MLK wants to us to acknowledge the individuals (black) that has shaped our country in a positive way. The Negro made a huge difference to society, but instead are encountered with social disapproval and faced with man’s inhumane acts. He believes we should show appreciation for these people who have suffered for righteousness’ sake.
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.
One view pint from Booker T Washington was that African Americans should achieve equality by economic advancement. As shown in document 1 according to Booker T Washington African achieve equality by starting at the bottom and worked up and that earned the respect of whites . Washington wanted the good to show in all of black people. He believed that the blacks should work for themselves. Booker T. Washington asked the white people for help not equality.
After the court case when Atticus was leaving, the community of black people rose in respect of his heroic actions in which he presented in defending Tom. As the crowd rose Reverend Sykes said to scout “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin,” (pg 211). Many people would argue, saying that he is not a hero and he was just doing his job, but I would disagree. Atticus was not only doing his job, he was trying to prove a very important point.
Mr King then makes a plea towards the black population, asking them “not to be guilty of wrongful deeds”, to be disciplined and have dignity while this process played out. He also asks for the black population not to “distrust” or blame white people for what has happened in the past and points out the
African Americans were segregated from the whites and also Women had no rights because Men were seen as the alpha male. The obstacles of the two would probably fit into the race and gender of how America was back in the twentieth century. African Americans were always hard to be put in society in the 1900’s because of slavery. Even though slavery had ended in the 1950’s, they were still not accepted into society. The northern parts of the United States accepted African Americans, and many try to escape to the north to try to get employed and leave the racial segregation in the south.
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.
Also, as interested as Garrison was in freedom for black slaves, he was not convinced that they should be treated the way whites were treated. He was not fighting for equality, just freedom from slavery. This would make some people – especially Douglas – question how loyal he really was to the black population. Douglas represents everyone who was willing to compromise for small gains on the road to abolition; he was half black, and was raised by a slave. Douglas knew what it was like to be a black slave in early America, and believed that all black people should have freedom,
So it decided to identify the problems and sort them out some of the problems identified were that even though lynching was illegal in America at this time whites still did it to any blacks they saw fit. Plus the report finally stated that whites and blacks were definitely not equal showing how the ‘separate but equal act’ was all one big façade. Therefore, the American government took action to try and make the blacks equal, even though the current president, Truman, was known as a bit of a racist himself he still agreed that something needed to be done to help the African Americans. They decided to enforce reforms such as all lynching cases to be seen by state law enforcement officers to make sure all cases were given the correct punishment as they won’t be seen by all white local courts that would always let the whites get away with it, along with this reform they enforced federal anti-lynching laws to prosecute all who failed to
Atticus Finch not only took the case of a black man, but went against everyone’s beliefs that black people were lower, and actually tried to defend Tom Robinson from a crime that he was wrongfully accused of doing. As Atticus said, “In the name of God believe him.” (Lee, 206) It is very clear that Atticus wanted to win the case, get Tom off the hook for something that he did not commit, and probably to show the town of Maycomb just how often black people would get