Obama was elected, people were saying that we are going to hell in a hand basket and people are still complaining and bitching about having a black President. So far he has had some pretty good ideas, and addressed some major points in his Inaugaral Address that America is facing today. Pres. Obama has the ability and strength to carry on this nation to restore the damage that has been done in the past eight years. So far he has proven that he can over come all of the negativity that has been spilled around him because of his skin color.
In prison when Malcolm begins to study the nation of Islam he says, “I have to admit a sad, shameful fact. I had so loved being around white man that in prison I really disliked how Negro convicts stuck together so much. But when Mr. Muhammad’s teachings reversed my attitude toward my black brothers, in my guilt and shame I began to catch every chance I could to recruit for Mr. Muhammad”(Malcolm X, 185). Malcolm is describing how his views about assimilation changed when he became a member of the nation of Islam. Before Malcolm believed that assimilation was the easiest way for black men to become free because he believed if he assimilated with white men he would be accepted into their society and as a result become free from racial prejudice.
The lack of words on the cartoon gives the audience a chance to elaborately analyze each leader and their work ethic as well as efforts. Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized for his brave yet evident contribution to better the country for African Americans sake as well as the people in general. The many achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. will never go unnoticed. President Barack Obama is highly favored amongst the black community for being the first African American male granted the opportunity, by a mostly white country, to make a change and push us even closer towards being equal all the way across the board. It has been said that he is admired by the white community as well for his constant struggle with trying to fix the mistakes of those that were in office before him while pleasing Americans and making things more beneficial for them (Caucasians) simultaneously.
Throughout the story, Eastman challenges racism by comparing the values of white middle- and upper-middle-class men, as well as stereotypes of Native men. From my perspective, despite the mistreatment of the Native people (Wounded Knee), the Christian faith is still looked to as a solution rather than the problem. to show the errors of colonization. “These children of nature once had faith in man as well as God. To-day they would have suspect even their best friend” (p. 183) Work Cited: Eastman, Charles Alexander.
He reverted himself to even greater highs, like being a powerful civil rights leader. I liked the fact that he fought for equal rights for all people, not just people of color. I disliked some parts of the story where his father was killed by his own people, but Malcome seen this type of brutally when he was a young child. The most revaluating factor point that he makes is that Malcome says, education is key. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do something?.
In some people's eyes, Malcolm may seem the ignorant between the two great leaders. Furthermore, Malcolm wanted segregation, while Martin wanted to work together which was the favorable thing to do in the long run. This is why so many more people know of the teachings of Martin Luther King. Only, I don’t think Malcolm was fighting for what was more likable to the people. He fought for what he believed in, and he fought until the end.
When Lyndon Johnson became President in 1964 the Black civil rights movement was on the rise. Despite him being a Southerner, Johnson was a supporter of civil rights and felt that black Americans should be treated equally to white Americans. His work in the Great Society was also based on education and health as well as civil rights. As Pam Cornalison writes, ‘Medicare and Medicaid were two of the most enduring legacies of the Great Society.’ The fact that she calls the Great Society a legacy shows that there was a lasting impact from it. Despite no free healthcare in America, Lyndon Johnson did help improve the health system for the elderly.
The freedom that we can enjoy in this country is the product of the founding fathers and all their efforts in the history of the United States to make this country a fair and just place to live for the American people. Throughout history our country has had its fair share of injustices as well as ratification of those injustices for the betterment of the moral in this country. Such movements such as the abolition of slavery. In the beginning of the formation in this country there were actions such as those that this country later acknowledged to be morally wrong and has changed them in its due time. There was always much opposition to any change as there always is.
He is quoted and saying “I am trying to build up black people’s morale, self-confidence and self-reliance to show them that the Jesus I’m talking about is real”. (Ebony) In the Philadelphia Daily News, he concluded: “The Bible says, ‘Faith without works is dead.’ That is just another way of saying: Put your money where your mouth is”. Reggie White life came to an end on December 26, 2004. During his time with us he earned great with fame and glory. But most importantly he had a deep personal relationship with the Lord.
This was partly inspired by his thoughts of the white religion, “this religion taught the ‘Negro’ that black was a curse. It taught him to hate everything black, including himself” (Hartwell 210). Malcolm believed in non-violence when his adversaries where non-violent against him. Those where his tactics and during the civil rights movement made him a very respectable leader towards African Americans. Malcolm speeches gave his people pride to fight for what they wanted because unlike Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm believed that the only way to get what you want is through