Social Injustice By Henry David Thoreau

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Social Injustice As author Henry David thoreau once stated, “If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth--certainly the machine will wear out”( Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and "Civil Disobedience". New York: Signet Classics, 1980). Civil Disobedience in its true form, is the peaceful protest of civilians who feel the laws are unjust. These rallies,boycotts, or sit ins have forced a new way of thinking onto the public. Causing them rethink the morals they have been taught. Many forms of civil disobedience have been used throughout the years. While some have been ineffective in getting their message to public, others will be remembered forever throughout history. People looking to take part in civil disobedience have many options to choose from: Boycotts, Sit ins, Marches, and Picketing. Boycotts are a complete and total ban of a store, or product to force them to comply. A sit in is when those who are not allowed to be somewhere,sit in that place peacefully and ignoring all requests to leave. Someone who partakes in a March may walk with hundreds or thousands of people to protest something they believe to be unjust. Finally, a pickett is a form of protest in which people stand outside of a location, usually a workplace, and attempt to persuade others to not work. Some of the most influential protests,took place during the civil rights era The first option of civil disobedience is the
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