Human Rights In Nelson Mandela

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According to Google definition, human rights are “rights that is believed to belong justifiably to every person”. Mohandas Gandhi fought for India’s independence from Britain. Nelson Mandela fought for racial equality in a racist South Africa. Cory Booker fights to improve health and welfare to those who need it most. However, all of the individuals faced political opposition when they fought to protect the basic fundamental rights that everyone is born with. Mohandas Gandhi fought for India’s independence and racial equality using peaceful protests and speaking his mind. According to “Satyagraha: Gandhi’s Legacy”, “Gandhi developed his philosophy of “Satyagraha,” or resistance through non-violent civil disobedience to defend his rights…show more content…
According to Mandela, “The policy of apartheid created a deep and lasting wound in my country and my people. All of us will spend many years, if not generations, recovering from that profound hurt. But the decades of oppression and brutality had another, unintended effect, and that was that it produced the Oliver Tambos, the Walter Sisulus, the Chief Luthulis, the Yusuf Dadoos, the Bram Fischers, the Robert Sobukwes of our time—men of such extraordinary courage, wisdom, and generosity that their like may never be known again. Perhaps it requires such depth of oppression to create such heights of character”. South Africa was mostly white in terms of population which caused a huge majority to support racial inequality. “We took up the struggle with our eyes wide open, under no illusion that the path would be an easy one. As a young man, when I joined the African National Congress, I saw the price my comrades paid for their beliefs, and it was high. For myself, I have never regretted my commitment to the struggle, and I was always prepared to face the hardships that affected me personally. But my family paid a terrible price, perhaps too dear a price for my commitment”. Mandela saw what he had to do to earn freedom and didn't like it so he strived for change. During his protests Mandela was arrested and sent to jail due to his political views and helped inspire future President F. W. de Klerk to create a non-racial South Africa. Nelson Mandela fought through political opposition to earn his voice in the movement of

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