In the speech, Equal Rights for Women by Shirley Chisholm, main rhetor in the speech. She is the first African American woman to be elected to Congress. She is part of the House Representative in Washington D.C, from May 21, 1969, to 1983. She entered the primaries for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1972. Chisholm purpose is to fight for equal rights for all citizens, most specifically women. She wants to help as an advocate by providing more opportunities for women and encouraging women to do different men work field, other than just working as a secretary, teacher, librarian, or to just be a household woman. She wants to eliminate discrimination; prejudiced on the political view of
In “To My People”, a speech by Assata Shakur, a former member of the Black Liberation Army, explains her frustrations and disappointments on how African Americans were treated and more importantly how she was treated by white authorities in the US. Her story is that she was stopped on the turnpike because of a traffic violation in 1973 in New Jersey by Trooper Foerster. During this traffic stop, Shakur was accused of shooting and killing Trooper Foerster with his own gun. Shakur was soon convicted of first degree murder and quickly fled to Cuba. While in Cuba, she wrote and delivered a speech targeted towards her “brothers and sisters” about how unfair African Americans had been treated in the United States. Assata Shakur in this speech utilized a variety of rhetorical devices to emphasize her frustrations with the accusations by the hypocritical US authorities.
Oprah Winfrey is a very successful woman. She started her life in a small home that had absolutely no electricity or running water. She came from nothing which made her work so much harder and gave her motivation to be the woman she is today. Oprah never really thought about what she wanted to do with her life until she entered a beauty pageant at the age of 17. She was asked what she aspired to be when she grew up and knew that she wanted to be different than all the other girls she was competing against. They wanted to be nurses and teachers, she wanted to be a TV journalist and it just so happens that journalism is the career path she followed as an adult. Oprah fits Maslow’s criteria of self-actualization because she is a selfless person who over the course of life has gained wisdom and insight through all the experiences she has faced both good and bad , allowing her to reach an ideal level of self-wellness.
We live in a society where we must fit and understand social justice. Its justice in terms of how wealth is distributed and the different opportunities and privileges amongst the people. Viewing things in an ethical manner allows people to make decisions based on position of self and society. People all over transpire from many different ethnic backgrounds leaving the world very diverse. What people fail to realize is that not everyone can be the same. If that was the case it would be unusual to see different races, gender, and language. The things that make up our community is what makes us unique and stand out as a nation. People must not become blind to the things that make
Making a difference between races is something that could have been influenced when growing up. Everyone needs to be treated the same regardless of what race they belong to. "Racial profiling is unjustified with general problems with profiling, and those specific to racial profiling itself is not clear that it is always unjustified, because it might reduce serious threats to people's lives, liberties, and property" (Lever, 2007). What people believe is right to do is unfair and cruel to others. The way of thinking should be that everyone should be treated equal no matter what race people are. Everyone deserves respect and to have no differences between someone else.
In the short story on the right track by Dorothy Chisholm, it appears that the character Kim and the narrator are not really friends. They don’t seem to have much in common; Kim prefers the well dressed, preppy type; whereas the narrator doesn’t seem to be very specific about the appearance. When the narrator was seeing Donny, she did agree that he dressed kind of funny (132), but it didn’t seem to bother her, “he liked to be comfortable, which was ok with me” (132). They also had different taste in food. Kim told the narrator that she “at too much junk food” (129), while Kim preferred yogurt and salads. Friendships require more then just common interests, there also needs to be honesty and loyalty. Through out the story it was very clear that
Writing has been an outlet and a platform for people who have endured hardships and discrimination, leading Sojourner Truth to write a speech that later becomes an anthem in the anti-slavery movement. Her original speech was delivered on May 29, 1851, to the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio, where she reached out to fellow women and people of color rhetorically asking why she was discriminated against with hopes to rally the audience and bring change to the pressing issues in America. Specifically, through her arrangement readers, 150 years later are still moved because of how successful it was, much of which can be attributed to the strategies Truth used in arranging her speech.
When we are young, we are taught to treat everyone equally. Naturally, as children you learn and apply and hope that another person does the same. Rights, they are basic and unalienable to all humans upon entering a foreign or country of citizenship. Fighting for equal treatment to the prominent race has created history that is left for future activist to involve themselves with past history, and revive movements. Equal treatment amongst the different cultures is necessary for the social and political success for this country. As citizens of a country, we expect that the melting pot of cultures to be civil with one another and the representation of cultures be positive. But what happens when a native from the North American country is
As Farber explains in his book “The Age of Great Dreams” the 1960s were a rough time for many types of people, color, homosexuals, woman, veterans, almost everyone that disagreed with the government had a tough time throughout the 60’s. At the beginning of the sixties everything seems to be fine. Automobiles were being sold, household appliances such as dishwashers, and ranges as well, almost everyone had money except for colored people. For African Americans the 1960s were not so easy going, they were treated unfairly even beaten and chased out of towns, and restaurants. Until mid 1960 African Americans were not allowed to vote. Once they were allowed to vote they had rules and limitations to be eligible to vote. It was the government's loophole
May 9, 1867, a time of Reconstruction and the American Civil War. With all the changes happening between the country, men, and women, there was a hope for improvement as well. Men of color had just gained new right privileges and it was about time women gained some rights as well. In New York City, a colored women named Sojourner Truth, decided to speak up for the rights of colored women. The speech was directed towards the American Equal Rights Association, in hope of informing and educating them on what colored women had been going through. She had hoped to grasp the attention of not only women but men on making some better efforts to help improve the colored women community.
Barbara Reynolds writes in “It’s Hard for Me to Get Behind Black Lives Matter” about a massive disconnect between here generation and that of the Black Lives Matter movement. She explains how the civil rights generation of the 60’s would love to get behind and support BLM but their strategy is devastating to their movement. Reynolds explains that if the BLM group wishes to be taken seriously then they must heed the advice of the older wiser generations who have lived through this. The times may be different but the messages are all to similar says Reynolds, but a leader is needed to drive home that message for BLM.
In America we are very diverse nation but some still have problems with other races. In the 2010 Census it stated we have seventy-two percent of America is white alone and three percent of America considered themselves white and a different race. (Census, 2010) That means that twenty-five percent of America is another race besides white. When the English came over to America they believed that they were the superior people and those other races besides white were under them. Overtime we have changed our views of race but there are still people that are stuck in their ways. Some people may not say they are racist but may see another race and act differently. In policing we call it racial profiling. Racial profiling
It is a well known fact that history repeats itself. This entangling repetition can be witnessed in the constant racist and prejudice state of American society. In “The New Jim Crow”, Michelle Alexander is able to bring to light the mistake people have been making when they repeat history, this mistake is the repeated use of racism and prejudice to successfully segregate society in order to accomplish a goal. Appropriately, during the time of slavery, a white lower class man by the name Nathaniel Bacon started a rebellion, uniting the poor whites and the blacks against the white elite. In response to this, the white elite used the repeated tactic of segregating whites from blacks and in their vulnerable state, gave poor whites more power so
There are many problems that exist in the world, whether that be political, economic, or even social issues. These issues can affect individuals, both directly and indirectly, in doing so can lead to detrimental effects on society. One way to get involved in an issue and help spread awareness is through a movement. There are many movements in the world where people stand up and fight for a cause they believe in, in doing so can bring about change that leads to a better world. In specifically the Black Lives Matter movement is a global platform that helps black communities when they are faced with injustice. Black communities are faced with inequality, injustice, racialization and many more struggles that other communities don’t have an issue
Other’s are all raised differently with different beliefs and at times it is hard to understand and be objective to some peoples believes. People with different beliefs and tolerance make the difference in this world. They are able to make positive changes and work with others and show them different colors and beliefs and help them see the good in others. People can not judge others by their color, religion or race. Human beings all have strong beliefs in humanity and goodness and with a