In “Bring Back Flogging”, Jeff Jacoby addresses the problems within America 's criminal justice system. He gives many reasons why imprisonment simply does not work, and suggests that corporal punishment should be used as an alternative. Published in the Boston Globe, a newspaper well known for being liberal, Jacoby provides a conservative view and directs his argument towards those who strongly support imprisonment and view corporal punishment to be highly barbaric and inhumane. However, in order to shed light on our current situation, Jacoby discusses the dangers that we face though our criminal justice system a nd shows concern that imprisonment is doing more harm than good. In effect, Jacoby looks to the past for solutions, and
Throughout time, women have been considered housewives and mothers. Not all women stayed home, throughout history women have worked, mainly clerical jobs, teaching, charity workers, and other less demanding physical work. It was never a new thing that women were in the work force, it was the impact the propaganda posters and WWII made on the women in that workforce. This propaganda poster; titled “We Can Do It” features a beautiful women with her arm flexed and she is in her work coveralls, above her it say “We can do it.” the author is J. Howard Miller, he uses pathos and ethos to inspire a social movement that increased the number of working women, and changed the face of the workforce.
“It's an awful feeling to write something that you feel is really important... and to feel that you're being published by people who really don't get it and/or don't really care.” Racism and oppression are not unheard of topics. Usually people will approach the subject saying “stop being racist” or “we are all human” but Alice Walker uses a different approach. Walker tends to use lots of symbolism to mask what she actually means. Readers cannot simply skim over her work to understand what she is trying to convey. Alice Walker’s style is unique in the sense that she isn’t direct in her writing, only suggestive.
Racism has consistently been used as a way to express hate and to oppress others on the basis of race. In many cases, racism results as acts of violence, such as the events that took place in Charlottesville, VA on August 11-12, 2017. In this regard, racism is often actively
Rhetorical Analysis of the U.S Army Advertisement “Army Strong” Campaign Christina DoBynes DeVry University Rhetorical Analysis of the U.S Army Advertisement “Army Strong” Campaign When you see a solider in his or her uniform, you are proud that they are serving this country to protect our freedom, securing our country, and defending democracy worldwide.
Modern America has a problem, which unfortunately consists of American’s placing more value on unimportant issues. This problematic lifestyle is the focus of the essay. In this essay she addresses her audience of Americans and reminds them that we should do activities that we have a passion for and never let it go. With an array of rhetorical devices such as repetition and similes, she effectively persuades the audience.
Sue Kerr, author of “When White Women Magazines Disregard Indigenous Women of Color”, expresses her thoughts on Whirl Magazine and co-founder Christine Tumpson’s event logo’s effect on indigenous women in Pittsburgh. A women’s networking event hosted by Whirl was titled “POW WOW” which left native women feeling attacked. As a
During the interview, she mentioned how racism indirectly affected her mother, especially during a company picnic she attended with her mother and brother. “I remember going to her company picnic like ten years ago,” she said, “and all of her coworkers looking at us so funny because she was a single parent, and she’s walking down the street… with two black kids.” She further describes the reaction of her mother’s coworkers as not being related to her and her brother’s race, but states that “they were surprised my mother for procreating with someone who wasn’t white” (personal interaction, August 17, 2015). Her mother’s coworker’s evident feelings of discomfort and aversion agree with the actions that people may use to make other’s feel unwelcome or unvalued. As Johnson (2006) states, people’s reactions to individuals who are different may cause them to “stare as if to say, ‘What are you doing here?’ or stop the conversation with a hush they have to wade through to be included in the smallest way” (p. 55). Oppression and racism can manifest in more subtle forms than violence and outright prejudice, and through behaviors such as those described, individuals from privileged groups can cause both members of subordinate groups and those from dominant groups who stand by them to feel
The Misconception of Hate Groups Introduction-Did you know that the Ku Klux Klan (a white supremacist hate group) resides in about 22 states and counting. There are many hate groups all over the U.S. that cause a lot of violence which may lead to death and many injuries. And
For instance, the statement of, “There is a lot of trite rambling about how the president isn’t really reflecting American values when, in fact, he is reflecting the values of many Americans.” She was able to summarize my thoughts in that one sentence. The president of the United States has been exposing the true values of white conservatives since his term started. This should not be a shock for anyone. I could even say that he is doing us, the Hispanic community, a favor by exploiting these values. Mr. Trump is shedding light on what America is really composed of. In addition, he is exposing American values as well as revealing racism that has always been existent in this country. He did not reveal any new racism, he is finally unraveling the truth. I agree with Dr. Gay’s opinions because it is the only explanation for the events that has occurred. Many Americans feel comfortable, safe, and fearless because they can project their racism on this persona. Those groups or individuals can speak out knowing that there is a person with a platform to stand up for them. This is the reality, so there is no reason to sit and keep
Back in September 1957, a picture was captured of a Elizabeth Eckford, she is a young African American girl walking past Little Rock Central High School, being constantly abused with racist comments while her friend, Hazel Bryan, follows behind her. Since then, our society has made some process with race relations and incidents like this are diminishing. Furthermore, Elizabeth possessed a lot of courage to tolerate an angry crowd when they are constantly yelling and bullying her at a young age. Although part of the angry crowd, Hazel Bryan cannot be held accountable for expressing any intentional hatred; she’s too young to understand what the right choice is and is influenced by those around her. The author of “Two Women of Little Rock” David Margolick explains he only wants to help the situation and help the racist identify what they are doing and how cruel they are being. Treating people badly or unfairly because of their race is a terrible, and it is impossible to put up with acts of hatred. When a community of people in the world ignore racially charged crimes it appears as if they are supporting acts of prejudice.
This article explicitly addresses the sexist comments Trump had brought up before the commencement of the debate; along the way he outright avoided answering, or clarifying these statements after being asked to explain what he was trying to say in the process of making these statements. Not only did these comments come off as sexist, but some also came off as racist. As a result he lost votes that came from different voting communities from which he needed in order to get votes from every possible group/aspect. Not only did he lose votes as a result of these comments, but he also lost even more respect from some voters. The author of this piece, felt that Trump was determined to make women feel as though, they were looked down upon. Not only
Post-Election Town Hall The event started out with Professor _____ reassuring the audience that the SOJC is and will remain a sanctuary school. “If it is necessary,” says Professor ____, “We will join forces with other journalism and communication schools and fight against racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.” Professor Lisa Heyamoto mentioned a student calling her for comfort after getting fired for voicing his post-election thoughts on social media. At this point of the event, many questioned if they should stay unbiased to stay safe. ____, a transgender GTF at the SOJC, encourages the audience to step out of their comfort bubble and keep talking about the election; keep talking for the people who understand and for the people who don’t. A student from the audiences says, “I’m a liberal CIS-gender male. I feel like I’m an outcast but what I look like is a privilege person, a White man in America. I feel like because I’m seen as privileged, I could use my voice to stand for the people who are not seen as privileged.” He advises other privileged people to be sensitive about the election and to use their White privilege to voice their opinions and be heard.
It is a print that can be interpreted in many ways. Whether it be in regards to racial tension or gender inequality. If interpreted as a matter of racial discrimination, the print would be stating that those who do not speak out in defense of those who are discriminated against are aware of their privilege (of some sort, because some people have more privilege in America more than other can ever imagine), and they are beyond content and are not accepting of change or they simply do not want to acknowledge this fact. In this piece, the man is trying to suppress the woman viewer to silence, that way men won’t have their power and privilege
In the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker, the reader is led through the heart wrenching story of Celie, who struggles with everything from race to sexuality. Despite her novel being set in the early 20th century, Walker primarily uses two powerful forces that are still highly relevant in modern society: racism and sexism. Although some may argue that these are exhausted topics of discussion, it is worth arguing that these prevalent forces have only changed form over time. Racism is simply more systemic, and the sexism that Celie, as a black woman, also experiences is still in the foundation of the world around the reader. Some cases of these are reported to the public through the ever growing abundance of media sources, but it is crucial to note that these incidents only scratch the surface of the underlying forces in modern day society. Racism and sexism do not only apply to the black population, but the reader can evaluate how it affects the population with the help of Walker’s book.