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  • Persuasive Essay On Social Justice

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    In response to all three of their deaths, protests erupted throughout downtown Atlanta. The day of the protest, my grandma and I were both watching the news, seeing everything that was happening. In the midst of us watching the news, she mumbled "damn, 50 years later and ain't none changed". It then began to dwell on me that when it comes to police brutality, protesting has not changed anything. Even back in 1992, when the LA riots occurred after the Rodney King beating, all of

  • Analysis Of To Kill A Mockingbird

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    called, “High School English Teachers On Why Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Endures,” says To Kill A Mockingbird “‘is a book that helps us grow and move towards becoming a more understanding and tolerant society, which is ultimately what we would all like to have happen’” (Crum). High school English teachers continue to teach To Kill A Mockingbird because they believe that the novel conveys good morals to students. For instance, in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus explains to Scout, “‘You

  • How Did Jim Crow Laws Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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    The Civil Rights movement was a social, economic, political and legal battle to end discrimination and gain equality for African-Americans. Although this struggle had been going on for centuries it didn’t peak until the 1950-60’s. The Jim Crow laws are what ignited the movement. Jim Crow laws were, “the laws that arose in the South after the Civil War that allowed discrimination against African Americans to continue.” In turn those laws lead to the renowned case of Brown v. Board of Education of

  • Are Juries Fair

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    Are juries fair? Cheryl Thomas Ministry of Justice Research Series 1/10 February 2010 Are juries fair? Cheryl Thomas This information is also available on the Ministry of Justice website: Constitution and Access to Justice – Analytical Services supports effective policy development and delivery within the Ministry of Justice by providing high-quality social research, statistics and economic analysis to influence decision-making and

  • Essay On Jury Members

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    Jury members play an important role in our American criminal justice system. Many criminal cases never make it to trial because plea agreements are arranged. The cases that do go to a trial are normally serious cases such as first degree murder, manslaughter, etc., which could either put someone in prison for a long time or even invoke the death penalty. Jury members have the ability to determine whether someone lives or dies. If someone has that much ability, it’s important that the jury members

  • Theme Of Tension In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Again it is in the novel when an all-white jury is made up for Tom Robinson’s case. This novel also relates to racial tension in the United States of America. In Kentucky judge Olu Stevens is treated unfairly for his decision to get a balance jury for a black man’s case. This event goes further than in the courtroom it also leads to the hallway,thats where a white man calls the judge the N-word. Also having an

  • Race Still Effects Convictions Case Study

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    Many minorities are convicted more often and more severely than white defendants for the same crime or even for a less severe crime as seen with James Banks. Studies agree with this as well, according to the NAACP “5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites”, this illustrates the wide disparities in sentencing. If more white people use drugs then why are black people still being charged more

  • Examples Of Ethos In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    county. During this case, Atticus, a white man, was chosen to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was accused of raping and abusing a white female, Mayella Ewell. In the 1960s, southern life was divided between colored and non colored people. Those who had white skin, received more privileges than those with dark skin. Atticus’ challenge was to convince the jury and a white judge that Tom Robinson was not pleaded guilty. Citizens of Maycomb all ended up choosing that Tom Robinson was

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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    “It was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. ‘It ain’t right,’ he muttered”... The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is about the point of view of a 6-year old little girl named Scout (Jean Louise Finch). She watches sorrowful events unfold with her brother Jem as her father, Atticus Finch, tries to prove Tom Robinson, a black man, innocent of an unjustified case of rape. Lee uses strong characterization and clear, thorough

  • Similarities Between The Scottsboro Boys And To Kill A Mockingbird

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    “We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe...some people have more opportunity because they’re born with it”(Lee 274). This phrase shows Atticus’ opinion about society and the luck some people are born with. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee contains some similarities with the Scottsboro boys case in which a few black men are accused of something that they didn’t do in the early 1900’s and are taken to trial in which it results into unexpected