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Nonviolence And Racial Equality

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From the invention of the wheel to the first car human beings have continued to innovate throughout history. However, humanities greatest developments and advancements could not have happened without certain individual’s and their contributions. One of the most controversial issues that society has faced is the idea of independence and racial equality. These individuals would change the course of history with their fight for racial equality and independence. Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr set a precedent for equality and independence for all people that left a lasting impact on the world. But, if they were alive today although they would find that the current state of equality significantly improved from their lives they would want even more advancement in the struggle for equality for all. Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist and writer who would lead the independence movement of India to free the country of British rule (“Mahatma Gandhi,” 2017). He would prove that a single person could change the course of history and take on the entire British Empire. Gandhi’s principles of nonviolence and civil disobedience are attributed to his success in gaining independence for India. The act of passive resistance allowed Gandhi to generate more support for his movement for independence while making it difficult for the British to find reasons to arrest them. He argued that although violence could be more effective than peaceful
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