Trying to get the message across the nation at the time was difficult and King wanted it to accelerate the pace for reform. “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor” King added, “it must be d... ... middle of paper ... ...sees justice. From violent approach to sit-ins and boycotts, it could take a will of a single person to assemble a group of people with the same idea in mind. From the Civil Rights to the Occupy Movement, a single movement can change one’s perception on justice. There will always be a struggle for which anyone can overcome if they cooperate with each other.
Wayne Dyer, an internationally renowned author declares, “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” Although part of the myths is still valuable and instructive, in order to make them more tenable, people need to be cautious and critical and be aware of their weakness. Success should be defined not only by wealth and reputation, as the current myth states, but also by personal happiness, which can be achieved through the combination of honesty, hard work, opportunities and s... ... middle of paper ... ...lly change our society. Works Cited Alger, Horatio. “From Ragged Dick.” Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing. Colombo, Gary, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle.
Like in many dystopian novels, Divergent has divided different types of people into created class structures to try and perfect humanity and prevent war. These structures are called factions, and people born or switched into them are forced to live their lives and think as the faction demands it. These factions are separated by their character between selflessness, peacefulness, honesty, intelligence, and bravery. Human beings cannot be limited to a single characteristic and one way of thinking. The leaders make it out so the people feel as if they have a choice in what they do with their lives, but the truth is that they are only given the choice to choose between a few pre-determined lifestyles.
Although he made great points what stood out in particular was when Mr. Lewis stated, “Sometimes, you have to ask for something that you know you may not get. And still you have to ask for it. It’s still worth fighting for and, even if you don’t believe that you will see it in your lifetime, you have got to hold it up so that the generation that comes next will take it from your hands and, in their own time, see it as a goal worth fighting for again. A segregated education in America is unacceptable. Integration is, it still remains, the goal worth fighting for (Kozol, P.316).” This writer felt this section was important to highlight because social workers are agents of the state and are often the middlemen between change and action but sometimes do not recognize their power or feel that change is gradual and do not advocate for ideas because they may be seen as extreme.
We all think that if we disagree with someone on something and voice that opinion, we will be left in the dust or cause extremely unnecessary conflict. Individualism and personal identity are two important factors in making humans, humans. It is natural to and perfectly healthy to change some aspects of your life or certain beliefs throughout your life, but doing so to benefit someone else is when it becomes dangerous. That is the point where personal identity slips away and the other person starts to take shape in you. Living your live according to tradition is your choice, but when that tradition is outdated and discriminates against others, it is time to give it up and make a new tradition for your family
In conclusion, as human race advances, our tactics of thinking becomes more complex, as so appears the world around us. The accounts we once adhered aren’t forsaken, yet replaced with new accounts as our old ways hide in the back of our minds. Although they are present and may re-emerge if a adjustment in life conditions calls them up, they are no longer the dominant. This genuinely is the hope for mankind in their fight to end racism. In the future, if we can beat the absurdity of racism to the point where no one experiences it, we will be in civil circumstance.
That is where the Cycle of Liberation comes to the rescue. This cycle teaches people how to play their roles in oppression. Once people are able to overcome that oppression they will be able to move to that level of success. “Love is the most important thing in the world. It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it.
Basically, there was a jump in crime in America around the same time as the civil rights movement, so obviously activists were blamed. Nixon’s answer was a pattern of mass incarceration, under the guise of “law and order”. His war on crime was largely targeted at black panthers, women’s rights groups and other progressive crowds. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people,” said John Ehrlichman, Nixon’s advisor. Their plan was to associate black people with heroin and other drugs, and then publically declare war on drug addicts, naming them the largest threat to the nation.
The judge involved in the case d... ... middle of paper ... ...ms by which to live. An individual confronts many challenges in society, whether it be crime and punishment, struggle to grow, or other rapid modifications. Cry, The Beloved Country and Things Fall Apart exemplify how societies can be disrupted and how people react to interruptions to their traditional way of life. Some choose to adapt to society’s new ways, while others resist assimilating themselves with the innovative public. Societal change happens no matter where you are, however, how someone allows it to affect them remains determined by that person.
Instead of taking a side, he challenges his readers to make their own opinions according to their personal meditations. On of the key questions we must ask ourselves is “Are actions intended to benefit the large majority, justified if it negatively impacts a minority?” The greatest atrocity our society could make is to make a mistake and not learn from it. It is important, as we progress as a society, to learn from our mistakes or suffer to watch as history repeats itself. Works Cited Heresy , J. (1989).