Pros And Cons Of The Election Of 2016

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“I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.” Hillary Clinton said during the first presidential debate. The election of 2016 will not be forgotten anytime soon. With a surprising turn of events of Donald Trump somehow winning. Millions of American citizens are in anguish with these results. The Best Man by Gore Vidal, November by David Mamet, All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, and Crucible by Arthur Miller share similar themes with the 2016 election. First off, The Best Man represents the cunningness between candidates. Secondly, November shows the ridiculousness of the election. Thirdly, All the Way represents fighting discrimination. Lastly, …show more content…
For instance, the play is about passing the Civil Right Act to stop discrimination against minorities. In the play, stated by Senator Strom Thurmond,”This bill will guarantee the commercial destruction of white people everywhere! When it comes to employment, when it comes to promotion, when it comes to being laid off in times of economic distress, it ensures that the average garden variety American will have no choice whatsoever!”(66 Schenkkan) In a similar manner, this relates to the LGBT community and the fighting they have been doing for their rights. The article Anti-gay discrimination next phase of LGBT rights fight in Alabama, nation: Leading advocate written by Connor Sheets state 's, "Right now, there is no federal civil rights protection against discrimination for gay couples in the statutes. The courts have begun ruling that the proper interpretation of civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, but that 's still a work in progress, there is no explicit federal statute yet. So what we want to do is update the federal civil rights law – which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin and so on – to include sexual orientation and gender identity." In both instances people are in a dispute with what they think is right. In the quote from the book they are trying to convince people not pass the Civil Rights Bill because they think their jobs and that their white supremacy will be taken away. With the quote from Connor Sheet’s article the LGBT community is trying to defeat discrimination in order to be able to live like normal

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