Other people believe that racism is still alive and is prominent in African Americans lives, holding them back from their progression in American society. She focused on the history of racism, what was done to resolve the problems in America society, and what we can do towards the future to make the problem even better. She wanted to make an important resource for librarians, teachers, and student for many years to come. Having readers thinking about critical subjects will make their opinionated evaluation on racism enhanced. The author gives us the pros and cons of the issue of racism to have a well rounded ideal of the subject.
King’s goal was not to defeat or humiliate the whites, but to win their friendship, Kings nonviolent methods of protest helped him achieve this goal. Americans needed Martin Luther King Jr., but above all, America needed him. With his constant pursuit for equality, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped bridge the gap between African Americans and whites. His nonviolent methods of protest helped create an awareness of the inequalities that African Americans had to endure. King helped America realize that it needed to change in order to truly prosper.
Many people were threatened, beaten and harassed by a group known as Ku Klux Klan trying to fight for what was right like voting privilege. Although, they struggled to get their voice heard it was worth the probable cause even if that meant putting their life in danger. The South did not come easy especially for minorities living in America like Edesha said, Whites had sworn since before reconstruction that we blacks would not only know our place but stay in it forever. This showed that after slavery was abolished some white people did not want to make a change in society under the law some whites still wanted to be separated from all blacks and those who did not fit their description. It seems like the whites were afraid that African Americans would someday take over and treat them the same way they were being treated, and that was mentally, verbally, and physically abuse just cause of their skin color and ethnicity.
They needed African Americans to be dependent upon them and they still viewed them as subhuman. White supremacists were not going to accept them as citizen no matter what the law said. If need be they would manipulate the laws to work in their favor or circumvent the law altogether. Fear of blacks began to resonate after the loss of the Civil War. They could no longer legal keep the black population in chains and under submission; therefore they would need to keep them in chains in a metaphorical sense.
Additionally, the concept of civil disobedience was advertised by King, so protesters can convey their concerns to their community and their opponents by disobeying all laws that involved segregation (Civil Disobedience, www.wikipedia.org). King similarly ensured many civil rights protesters that justice will always be by their side and that it would be justice that would help them prevail. Furthermore, he preached that peaceful resistance can unite our country for future generations, disregarding our races. These concepts of Dr. King woke many African Americans from their deep slumber and united them under the same beliefs and cause. Ultimately, the unification of the African Americans had a great impact on the outcome of the war for civil rights as well as a positive reputation for Ki... ... middle of paper ... ...roduced more conflicts between ethnic groups within and outside the U.S. that would go beyond the problem of racism.
K-W-L charts can be used to develop discourse and shared understandings since they record what is know... ... middle of paper ... ...students will also be able to evaluate information in order to determine what is important as well as develop students’ knowledge of textual structures and their general textual intelligence (Huffman). 1. Santa Fe Public Schools retrieve from firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. Huffman, Kevin, Commissioner, Department of Education, Reading in the Content Area, retrieved from http://tn.gov/education/ci/english/reading.shtml.
They also believed that judges were very racist. One of the main problems though was the fact that blacks couldn’t vote unless they took an IQ test, which the whites made impossible to complete. Without the vote, blacks couldn’t change the racist sheriffs, politicians, police officers etc. In 1960’s, blacks began to disagree among themselves about the best ways to gain more civil rights. Dr. Martin Luther King started to find himself in a position where he no longer had the control that he used to over the black’s civil rights movement and also found that his idea of bringing the changes peacefully falling away beneath his feet.
In other words, most of the civil right leaders were African Americans who wanted to stop segregation and have equal rights. Therefore, African Americans listened to civil right leaders, because their courage and knowledge helped African Americans during the civil right movement. Martin Luther King Jr. made African Americans aware that changes needed to be made when it came to segregation laws. Segregation was a way for white society to separate themselves from African Americans. Segregation dehumanized African Americans, because they were always treated like outcast.
Du Bois was a scholar activist who proposed lots of solutions for the issue of racism and discrimination. Du Bois was sort of an opposition to Washington’s ideology, as he strongly believes that it can only help to disseminate white’s oppression towards blacks. We can see his dissatisfaction based on his writing with a title On Booker T. Washington and Others. He wrote that Washington’s philosophy was really not a good idea because the white extremists from the south will perceived this idea as blacks’ complete surrender for the request of civil rights and political equality. Du Bois had a different view on this issue if compared to Washington because of their different early lifestyles.
Learning these skills will benefit students in the long run by giving them a more extensive knowledge of vocabulary, study, research and pre-reading skills. Lesson Objectives: -The student will be able to construct vocabulary note cards using words from Beowulf. - The student will be able to complete a worksheet which deals with the history of the Anglo-Saxon period and Beowulf. Alignment of Lesson with Subject Matter Standards: 2.B.5b: Apply knowledge gained from literature as a means of understanding contemporary and historical economic, social, and political issues and perspectives. 2A.5d: Evaluate the influence of historical context on form, style and point of view for a variety of literary works.