King’s peaceful methods, and advocated for violence if necessary, it was surely Malcolm X. It was his belief that African Americans should pursue the advancement of their rights and eventual equality by any means necessary. This seeming justification of violence is often scrutinized for what it brings about, which often times is pain and suffering. Similar to King, Malcolm saw the denial of civil rights as morally and ethically intolerable. He often spoke about the violence of racism, and frequently cited examples, which ranged from attacks from police dogs and their club-equipped guards, to being washed down by high-pressured water hoses in broad daylight.
The American Civil Rights movement was a very treacherous and horrific time in American history. African Americans were long censored in this country and they finally took a stand to make American citizens follow what the constitution says, “All men are created equal”. For activists, such as Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr., this journey to bring their people justice would certainly not be an easy one. Although they both wanted the same thing, both of these activists had very different thoughts and ways to make it happen. In order to reach this desired goal that they have been awaiting, strategies were much needed.
Devan Dickerson Afrikan Diaspora 11/4/2011 Sankofa: The Damage That Has Been Done Black people in this nation are, and have been for some time, in the midst of an identity crisis. They are torn between what they are taught in a white run society and the Afrikan ancestry they know nothing about. Sankofa is an illustration of where this identity crisis began. It is the story of a black model, Mona, who is sent to the past in the form of a house slave named Shola. The things Mona sees are not all that different from what the average black person sees in America today.
The Ku Klux Klan also known as the KKK, was a secret and deadly organization who targeted African Americans. They would be seen dressed head to toe in white cloaks. Their violent attacks were not random, targeting any black or white person trying to promote equality and social rights. African Americans were called cruel names, they received unfair treatment, and were deprived of their rights as citizens of the United States of America all because they were black (Novak, Julie). It wasn’t until the Civil Rights Era with bus boycotts and protests for equality that the skies began to clear for African Americans
Hate Crimes Hate crime, are directed against different types of people that poses a challenge toward the public enemy, organizations, groups. Such hate crimes are anything from arson, harassment, personal assaults to killings. American society views hate crimes as being bias such as the killings of African Americans. The first recorded hate crime came back in 1922 and still goes on as of today. The hate crime can be brutal such as lynchings.
There is a moral difference between Shelton’s killing of his attackers and that of his other victims. Darby and Ames caused personal harm to Shelton and thus gave him the moral right to try and prevent any other future pain that could be caused by these men, but the other victims were combatants in the war that Shelton waged against the “system”. When looking at Darby and Ames, Shelton takes a more utilitarian approach when dealing with their killings. The government “system” is supposed to punish those who are wrong. But in the trial of Darby and Ames, only Ames was punished severely while Darby was allowed to go free.
Dr. King suffered criticism from the younger militant cadre of CORE, SNCC and Black Power activists such as Stokely Carmichael, Rap Brown, Huey P. Newton, James Farmer, James Forman and John Lewis, among others.7 The leaders of these groups disputed many beliefs of Dr. King which divided the civil rights movement. These groups pushed for violence under the oppression of White racism. Many Militant groups thought of the Negro laying down while Whites beat them, hung them, and segregated them within the realm of a free society was unjust and demanded justice. Although conflicts with militant groups regarding nonviolence began segregation in the Black race, it sparked feuds between religious organizations and that would be
Laws are there to protect against unfair and unjust treatment; however, there are always loopholes when it comes to obtaining a conviction for White person. When the scenario is opposed, the conviction is usually excessive. Legislation to constrain race within prejudicial boundaries included Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow laws were “Laws that enforced racial segregation in the South that required separation of whites from “persons of color” in public facilities, transportation, and schools.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2015) During the Civil Rights Movement, many people fought to overturn this law. They protested, marched, wrote letters to Congress, wrote letters to the President, etc.
The robber, in this case, made the decision to commit this crime, and upon getting caught, or being seen, must suffer the consequences of being deemed evil, because someone who is out for the greater good of people and society as a whole, wouldn’t be stealing anything from anyone for personal gains. The last example I will give in regards to evil being present in so many different ways is the touchy subject of child molestation. Everything about child molestation is evil and inhumane, so my view on the matter can be seen right there. The people who commit these crimes may not have been evil in their life leading up to the crime, however, once a thought like that comes to mind, only bad things can happen from there on out, affirming that evil is a part of us, and it is our choice whether to carry out things that most people wouldn’t dare of doing, such as molesting a young
We all know what discrimination is, but most of us don’t know how it feels to be discriminated against. It is usually not until we go through something like this ourselves, that we begin to fully realize how cruel prejudice is. Throughout history, African-American people have experienced first hand how hurtful these practices can be. They have had to endure much suffering and negativity, before they were able to rise to the standing they have today in society. The first injustice to this race occurred when they were forced to be slaves.