Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, made a good choice to include controversial words in the book to show racial injustice and should be taught in schools. The fight on racism is one of the most important parts about the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain uses satire to poke fun at people and show them they are wrong; twisting their beliefs. Satire is used on anything from religion to racism to stereotypes. A great example from the book is when Pap goes on and on about how government lets blacks be free, “It was ‘lection day, and I was Just about to go and vote, myself, if I warn’t too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was state in this country where they’d let that nigger vote, I drawed out” (Twain 20).
Analyzing Lawrence’s “On Racist Speech” Morgan Marais Charles R. Lawrence’s “On Racist Speech” captures his reader’s attention by first making a connection between racist speech and a resurgence of racial violence. His thesis, found in the second paragraph of his argument, is his concern for the way universities are attempting to “regulate harassing speech” (81). Background knowledge for what fuels his argument is important to understand Lawrence’s purpose. Just a short time before Lawrence published “On Racist Speech”, universities throughout the U.S. were battling with the idea that campus’s needed to enforce speech codes. Speech codes sought to end hate speech by saying that violent speech against minorities should not be protected under the First Amendment because that kind of racial speech prevents minorities from exercising their First Amendment rights.
By doing so the government would intrude on students' creativity and learning process, would set illusive restraints on racist behavior, and undermine the Constitution at whole. To begin, government censorship and the student learning process are an incompatible combination. In any efforts the government might make to protect students from bad ideas, the students are deprived of the right to make up their own minds and form opinions. They are also deprived of
The department of justise is trying to ban racial profiling. There are laws and regulations but people do break them just like other laws. Therefore we cannot generalize for the entire population and say that racial profiling excists and by tighting up the security more racial profiling is occuring. Overall, although peoples privacies and rights are being touched by this enforced system, the government is only trying to protect us. Works Cited Baker, Nancy V. "National Security Versus Civil Liberties."
If this atrocity is allowed to exsit, though it is clearly forbiden by the first admentment of the United States Constuation. Then racist speach shouldent be able to hide under the umbrlia of freedom of speach. After all if the goverment will fine people like Howard Stern for making jokes about farting they should have no problem banning racist speach. So it appers that the goverment feals that innapropate and immture humor is more corrisive to the morter of socity than racist speach. One would think the oppisite would be true.
This debate group and paper will deal with the subject of racism and specifically racism on college campuses. Is racism a problem on college campuses or not? I think in order to answer that question we must first define racism in a social problem context. According to our text, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, “racism is a set of attitudes, beliefs, and practices used to justify the superior treatment of one racial ethnic group and the inferior treatment of another racial or ethnic group” (Kendall 52). For the most part, the white race is typically the culprit for being racist towards minority groups, although, blacks can be racist towards Hispanics and vise versa.
I believe that people should be treated equally so in that case, we shouldn’t be afraid to judge certain people like crime suspects because of color, and that we shouldn’t defend people because of color too. Also, I think that people should see past skin color. If you don’t like some from a different ethnicity than yours, hate the person, not the
La’Toyrious Granville Mrs. Sharon Cargill English 12 20 February 2013 Racial Profiling Racial Profiling is mentally segregating and it disunites the U.S.A because it permits negative aspects to every race. In the U.S. it is acceptable to embrace foundations and establishments like BET, Black Entertainment Television, and/or The Chinese District, For example, but what if these titles were revised to WET, White Entertainment Television or The Iraqi District? Would these organizations be appropriate or racially disgraceful? From any standpoint it is mental segregation. Programs like the previously listed instills the negative trait of racial profiling into child before he or she has any idea of what racial profiling is, it programs them to judge and make race a chief factor when it should not be (Psycho 1).
What racial profiling does is not protect us, but I believe it endangers us more. If police, airport security or any other form of enforcement are looking for someone that “fits the profile”, they could be letting people, that may not necessarily “fit the profile,” walk right on by, when he or she could be an eminent danger. You can’t put a whole race, religion, or ethnic group into one big category and assume that they all are a threat. Everyone should be treated with equality, and not based on what their background is. I also think that racial profiling encourages hatred between races.
What is an unjust law? An unjust law according to Dr. King Jr. is one that “degrades human personality.” The clergy men, in their letter, urge the “Negro citizenry to observe the principles of law and order and common sense.” Addressing their argument Dr. Martin Luther King expresses his thoughts on the laws. He agrees with the clergymen, that laws are meant to be followed, but then goes on to say that just because something is a law does not mean that it is just. “For instance, I have been arrested on a charge of parading without a permit. Now, there is nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade.