Mahatma Gandhi

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” said Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi, along with Mother Jones and Melba Pattillo Beals wanted equality. Gandhi’s mission was to cease color prejudice, Mother Jones’s mission was to achieve child labor rights and Melba’s mission was to make integration possible. These three individuals fought courageously for equal human rights because they wanted to see a difference in the world. Gandhi was a pacifist whose mission in life was to change racial inequality because he believed it was wrong for anyone to be treated differently by their race or gender. For example, Gandhi bought a first-class ticket on a train and was asked to be removed from the first-class section. Gandhi refused to move to the back and was eventually thrown off. On that same night, he devoted to himself that he would be fighting the “deep disease of color prejudice” (“Mahatma Gandhi”). During this time when Britain ruled over India, non-white people were discriminated. The reason Gandhi was casted out was because he was an Indian. Instead of using violence to fight colored prejudice, “Gandhi developed his philosophy of ‘Satyagraha’, or resistance through non-violent civil disobedience” (‘Satyagraha’). For instance, Britain passed an act “which not only prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt...but imposed a heavy tax that hit the country’s poorest particularly hard…” (“Mahatma Gandhi”). In

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