Resistance To The Civil Rights Movement

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In today’s society, we expect a certain standard in regards to everyday things such as jobs, health care, and the schools that we are made to go to as children. Our country is touted as a melting pot, a place where every person, regardless of ethnicity or race, can live and prosper- in short, the American dream that caused the influx of many new citizens even at the advent of the country. When questioned, many can supply information, no matter how scant, about the civil rights movements that swept the nation in the late 1950s and '60s. Many remember the Montgomery bus boycotts (slightly before the movement, in general, got kicked into high gear, but important nonetheless) and Rosa Parks and her weary refusals that spurred thousands. These are prime examples of peaceful resistance to laws that sparked greater, hugely beneficial results for not only the African- American citizens of the US but many other racial minorities as well. Civil disobedience and peaceful resistance to laws are seen in all aspects of the fight for equality. A relevant topic that is much glossed over in history is LGBT+ rights. While the movement is said to have started in earnest during the violent Stonewall riots, many since then have turned their …show more content…
She found, surprisingly, that nonviolent movements are much more likely to work than violent movements. The failure rates of nonviolent movements are about 40% less than violent movements, according to Chenoweth's data. And the trend is on the up- as time goes on, it's more likely that a violent movement will fail than a nonviolent one. Not only can we see examples of success from the past, but we can also be sure that there will continue to be favorable results in the

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