These men were both very different in lifestyles, with one being black and one white, but they both wanted the same thing. Martin Luther king jr. was a black man who went through pain and suffering his whole life watching “his kind” be beaten physically and emotionally all because their skin color. John f. Kennedy however, was a wealthy white man that had no such problems such as Martin Luther king. John F. Kennedy saw what his country was doing to people like Martin, he knew it was wrong and he knew it had to come to an end. They both wanted equality for their nation.
Angelou also states, “If Joe lost we were back in slavery and beyond help. It would all be true, the accusations that we were lower types of human beings”. With this statement she describes the mistreatment of African Americans that was ongoing at that time; even though slavery no longer existed many white people still treated African Americans as inferiors. Louis needed to win in order to eliminate all the false accusations once and for all. In the last paragraph, once it is revealed that Louis won the fight, Angelou once again addresses the racial conflicts.
One factor why historians believe slavery was abolished was because of the actions of white, middle-class campaigners such as Granville Sharp and William Wilberforce. Granville Sharp was involved in many court cases, helping black people from being treated badly by their owners and he stopped them being made to go back to their home land in the West Indies. Sharp managed to get judges to agree that masters of slaves could not force a slave to go out of Britain. Sharp did not manage to get slavery or the slave trade abolished, but he had started the campaign against slavery. A black youth who was queuing for free medical help, with a badly swollen head,
Racism is a huge problem for the society because it judges people on the basis of the way they look or assumptions that they might make about people from different cultures. Martin was a smart student graduating from his school to more house College at the age of fifteen. Three years later he graduated with a degree in sociology and entered the Christian ministry because he thought this would give him a base from which to effect social change. He wanted to change the rights for black male/females .He also wanted to make sure they have the same rights as everyone
The most influential of all citizens wanting to create equality was Martin Luther King Jr. Martin preached to protest and boycott peacefully. This tactic made the police and racists look bad when they were hurting and arresting blacks for doing nothing illegal. In addition to his
Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking Conflict seems like an inevitable part of life, it is played out in our everyday lives or as one can see from the unrelenting updates on major conflicts that are played out around the world. Conflict begins when two or more people, groups or countries interact and their goals and ideas come into conflict with the others (Myers, 2010). They may also have different views, different ideologies, etc., and these views and ideologies are somehow seen as a threat and responses can bring about dissent, disagreement and strife. Conflicts that are destructive will go beyond the issue and snowball out of control if not resolved and can have devastating results like the conflicts in Syria, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Africa, and several other countries. The toll is high in these conflicts as innocent lives are lost and the country’s infrastructure crumbles.
Malcolm X as an Activist During the 1960’s, there was one man who really stood out about expressing the hardships of being an African American. This man was Malcolm X. Ultimately, Malcolm X believed to the fullest extent, that African American’s could not reach their full potential in society because of white racism, and the historical events leading from slavery in the United States. However, due to the events that happened in his childhood, Malcolm X tries to reverse this feeling of victimization throughout his life and tries to become a positive activist for all African Americans. Throughout his life and up until the day he dies, Malcolm X tries to pursue this ultimate goal of seeing white racism in a positive light and making something good come out of the events that happened in his life.
His family tried their best to mold him into a better man in order to survive the later years to come. Wright had to realize the harsh realities of the consequences of being a black man in the early 1900s. In that time, many blacks were tortured for the simple fact that they were not white. Black people experienced much violence. Jim Crow Laws promoted the idea that blacks were naturally mediocre to blacks in all important ways, including intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior.
Some of these groups and people included ‘Malcolm X’, Rosa Parks, and ‘The Black Panthers’. Malcolm X saw King’s campaign as trying to persuade the African American citizens to forget the days of slavery, and forget what the white men had done to their people. His stance was passive/aggressive and wanted equality by any means, including violence. Malcolm X was assassinated by a white supremacist during a speech and died of bullet wounds. Also, ‘The Black Panthers’ were a very violent group and saw King’s campaign as time consuming and feared it being forgotten in the process.
President Obama’s A More Perfect Union speech that he delivered conveyed many messages about his beliefs concerning racism. He starts off explaining how the founders of our nation made the Constitution creating all men equal, but not actually practicing that idea. Obama is the son of a white woman and a Kenyan man, and there is much criticism about his supporters supporting him purely because of his race. His former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright recently spoke some very controversial words concerning the issue of racism, which created much unease. Obama goes on to say that his former pastor is a good man, that he just has lived and grew up in a time where segregation and the Jim Crow Laws were very much legal in the U.S.