It seems every time one racially-charged incident ends, a gender or religious controversy takes its place; Ruminate on the issues dividing our nation and world.
As my parents were watching TV today, a headline flashed across the screen: “MLK’s Dream Achieved.” I was taken aback by the statement— his dream was achieved? Certainly America is less segregated than it was back in 1963, but was this really the America he dreamed of? Anti-discrimination laws have been put in place and segregation has been outlawed. We even elected our first black president in 2008! These are truly wonderful achievements, and certainly what Martin Luther King Jr. strived for, but is this all that he dreamed of? Has his dream truly been achieved?
For years the racial injustice that African Americans have faced has been swept under the rug to be invalidated or ignored. We have been treated like nothing and then slammed for requiring common decency. As time passes and I see the world for what it is I also start seeing that everything that is given to us blacks has been solely to appease us in that time being. There are people who would say black lives matter only to also apply all lives matter in the same breath.
We think that our most current change in Presidential administration is contentious. But our national history has seen worse. And it goes back over 200 years to the third Presidential election, and several since then.
Everybody knows we have amendments that the United States was founded on and for many reasons all of these amendments are in place to ensure we are a free country for example we all know the first amendment is freedom of speech which give us Americans the right to speak our minds freely without being ridiculed but what protects our freedom of speech and all our other amendments ? Well the answer is simple it is our second amendment.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade I’m sure we’re all familiar with the major features of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade: European merchant vessels exchanged manufactured and processed goods for human cargo along the western coasts of Africa. These persons were then sold as laborers to large-scale agricultural producers in South America, Southeastern North America, and the Caribbean in exchange for cash crops, which could then be resold in New England in exchange for the manufactured and processed goods needed to purchase yet more slaves. This is an oversimplified version of a classic ‘triangle trade’, but provides a good general overview of the concept, widely accepted by academics and historians.
Hey Everyone, My name is Nikolas Taylor. If you are new, and really want to know about me, I am Autistic, Openly Trans, hard of hearing, have ADHD, and Anxiety. If you don't know; now you know. I also am a country artist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Now I want to address what happened on Friday, and what happened and will happen in the long term. First off, I hate the fact of what happened on Friday. I have no words but one definition if I could name one thing, in one word with what happened on Friday. Terrorism. Not "patriotism", "an exercise of the 1st Amendment". Just the terrible T word. I watched the live new stories. I saw the scared congress members, innocent newscasters, and countless women children, and innocent families who have been unintentionally affected by this satanic behavior that has sadly killed people. I am talking about mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, and each family that was affected by this domestic attack within our own country. I was convinced that there was also going to be another tragedy that happened in the same area; and I was only eight months when each plan, and one of them struck our nations capital twenty years ago and four months later.
By Guest Contributor Bashir Muhammad Akinyele “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” —W.E.B. Du Bois
First Lady Melania Trump recently pleaded with the nation to stop the violence. What she did not do was mention the fact that her husband is the one who started it all. Mrs. Trump was quoted as saying “I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness,” she added. ” “We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.” This is laughable to many Americans because the President is the one who has been dividing us since before he won the 2016 election. Some are saying that he should have been the first to get the memo before she spoke to the general public.
Two years before his death, Martin Luther King wrote a book titled, Where Do We Go From Here, Chaos Or Community. In this intriguing work, Dr. King expressed great sadness that after more than a decade of the Civil Rights Movement, blacks were worse off than they were 10 years before. The plight of Black America today would have left him mortified.
It is well documented that Britain does not have a good history with diversity. When I say 'history', I do not mean five or ten years' ago, I mean actual history. Imperialist Britain saw the rise of the Empire and then, the eventual fall. But the strength of the civil vs. savage argument is still there. The point of the Victorian stance was that if the British army went over to these particular countries (Asia, Africa etc.) they would be able to civilise the savages. Since then, there has been discussion of whether this is still going on without explicit movement. This rhetoric of what a 'good' immigrant is whether they be first, second or even third generation - some of the white-British make it clear that though you were born here you will never be one of them.
I have been wondering about this question ever since the referendum stated that Brexit was, of course, going to go ahead. What did these people think that Brexit was? Was it going to be exactly what people voted for or something entirely different altogether? And, at the age I was - I was old enough to vote but probably not smart enough to understand what people who voted 'leave' were actually voting for.
On January 6th, 2020, as the House of Representatives met to discuss the possible certification of Joe Biden's victory as the 46th President of the United States, a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters gathered outside the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Helicopters flew overhead as rioters chanted phrases such as, "Traitors, traitors, traitors!", "We will not submit!" and "USA! USA! USA!". The gatherers were seen climbing into the federal building through a window, climbing the walls and, later, took pictures of themselves in what is believed to be Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office. The U.S Representatives that were meeting at the time barricaded themselves in the House floor. Republican Representative Ken Buck was quoted in saying during an interview with ABC7 News, "It's hard to believe that this is happening in America". Democratic Senator Joe Manchin informed, also in an interview with ABC7, "We'll get this job done."