Paul Potter’s Speech: Paul Potter was the president for the SDS, Students for a Democratic Society. He addressed the public in a famous speech about the war in Vietnam. He describes how America’s role has not only been extremely harmful to the people of Vietnam but has also been harmful to the people of the U.S. When Potters states: “We must name that system. We must name it, describe it, analyze it, understand it and change it” he is talking about the injustices of the American government.
As a result of this legislation, equity for all individuals regardless of gender, race, and ability has become a driving force in society today. One of the impacts of the Civil Rights Act can be seen in the Women’s Movement. Gloria Steinem, who is often credited with being the leader of the Women’s Movement has explained that the Women’s Movement used the Civil Rights Act as the basis for the fight for equity in wages and reproductive freedom for women ( Heilbrun, 1996). In Heilbrun’s (1996) biographical account of her life, Steinem shares how she was influenced and inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and the ability of a united group of individuals to shape the societal thinking that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Many of the same nonviolent protests and civil disobedience actions used during the Civil Rights Movement were also used by women in order to bring attention to their plight of inequity in the home and workplace.
Source M in a small transcript of Edwin Montagu’s speech in the House of Common. In his speech, Montagu emphasises Dyers inhumane actions, such as “flogging”, that have caused “racial discrimination” throughout India. Dyer’s actions are not commended but condemned by Montagu. Montagu denounces the Raj’s reaction and action towards the Amritsar Massacre. On the other hands, Source P and R indicate that the Raj were both embracing and “condoning” Dyer’s action.
Melina Marchetta’s purpose is to educate the readers on the discrimination of today’s society of a cultures morals, values, beliefs and traditions, and that crossing boundaries brings greater self knowledge leading to growth and emancipation. The reader is encouraged to fell satisfaction as Josie Alibrandi discovers her true identity and breaks free of her mothers and grandmother’s cultural boundaries,
Through her article, Shea examines narratives regarding migrant workers and employs testimonies to expose veracities that are masked my larger society. In addition, Shea conveys the strong messages that are embedded within Under the Feet of Jesus. She states, “…Viramontes not only critiques the prevailing discourses of criminality that serve to legitimize the exploitation of migrant workers but also offers tools for intervention into the current legal and representational practices that seek to define migrant workers through essentializing race and gender stereotypes” (124). In backing of the novel, Shea goes on to discuss the H-2 program in great detail, giving readers a close look into the severity of the situation in the United States. The H-2 program, a system that protected growers and restricted migrant workers to low wages, nearly stripped workers of all human rights.
A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 3 Persons of Mean and Vile Condition To summarize, Zinn again takes his stand against the upper class by retelling history from the points of view of those put down by society. In this chapter, he covers POVs from slaves, indentured servants, and Indians, and talks about the violence and clashes that went on in the southern colonies. He explains the rebellion and the revolt that occurred as a result of social rest, and talks of the relationship between white settlers and native Indians. Zinn’s take on this chapter can most easily be summed up in this quote: “the poor people wanting to go to America became commodities for profit,” (Zinn 43) and it’s clear the message of the chapter is that there was extreme tension in the working class and in those of even lower status. My reaction to this chapter is one that is mildly surprised.
Wendy Perez Analysis At the beginning of the opening chapters, Cooper introduces the setting between the brutal and bloody war of the French and Indian War. There are some parts in the novel where Cooper used historical facts to narrate the actual, lived events in this colonial history of the United States. Although there are roots in his narrative to be from his own imaginary war, Cooper wanted to emphasize the tensions between mankind and the land, natives and the colonists, and nature and culture. The characters in the novel are illustrated in various ways that national cultures interact. They even materialize some of the extended stereotypes held during the colonization of America and racial tensions arise throughout the chapters.
She described the experiences of her captivity occurred during the King Philippe’s War. (Lepore 127) The dichotomies mentioned at the beginning -Cain and Abel; Israel and Palestine; Romulo and Remo; Huascar and Atahualpa- did have a pattern of self destruction. New England and Chesapeake societies were different from their origins. The people that formed those new cities come from different social extraction from their original England. Those different ways to see the world were the framework they used to create solutions for their problems and answers for their questions.
Natasha Villagra Ms. Pasemko ELA 10-1 May 21 2014 Racial Prejudice Expressing the notoriety of racial prejudice and the impact it has on society’s views as seen from social status, racism, and its treatment of coloured people. Harper Lee’s central idea of prejudice in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a theme to be noted and learned from. Stressful as it is the racial prejudice as seen in the novel is society’s critical judging of other people’s choices of clothing, behavior, and attitude towards problems that are part of our daily lives. Explaining the racial prejudice of the novel, the modern world and comparing them to each other are the three sub topics on prejudice. The racial prejudice of the novel demonstrates the treatment of black people and those who associate with them.
There is something I have to give to these people and I can relate. Discovering the issues of generational poverty only pushes me to explore ways of helping clients build their self-esteem and give hope. Looking at the challenges that older people wanting to work with a fair opportunity only allows me to push to be a knowledgeable advocate and reach for change. The respect I have for women of all ages has deeply increased because I am woman and if I haven't been through it, I will one day. Any doubts I've ever had about if this was the right avenue for me have been diminished because of this week's studies.