Terrorism And The Civil Rights Movement

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To understand how to best counteract anything, there first needs to be an inclusive indulgence of what the problem is and the causes of such problems; in this case, the problem being terrorism. There are great deals of things that can ultimately result in terrorist activities surfacing; more notably, causes of terrorism can typically be traced back to social movements, dramatic/traumatic events, and/or shifts in social dynamics. Social movements carry the potential of causing terrorism when there are misconceptions or genuine interpretations of change that is viewed as either necessary, unnecessary or disruptive; for example, the Irish Catholic civil rights movement that took place in Northern Ireland in the 1960’s, while the same decade furnished …show more content…
This annotated foundation of terrorism is best exemplified through the attacks suffered in 2001 and further support a cause of terrorism being one of which creates a lasting effects, on all involved, from events transpired. Finally, shifts in social dynamics such as struggling economies, fluctuating restrictions pertaining to immigration and the laws of which govern such, and the inabilities of some to accept the evermore changing roles in gender can all result in terrorist activities successively ending in violence. It is implicit that one of the most significant methods in which hate crimes and the groups responsible for such, in the form of domestic types of terrorism, might carry distinct possibilities of averting such circumstances by “understanding the root explanations behind hate groups” (Blazak, 2001, …show more content…
Several groups have convened and come to multiple strategies of which can be applied in an effort to counterterrorism without the use of, sometimes unnecessary, overt military engagements. First and foremost, the idea of prevention programs surfaced when psychologists, sociologists, and law enforcement personnel were attempting to distinguish the root causation for domestic types of terrorism such as hate crimes our country has seen both historically and still in present times; examples of such would include, but are not limited to, groups such as the Black Panthers, the Klu Klux Klan, and the Nazi white supremacist groups. It was determined that the most important facet, of which would counteract such groups, would be prevention type programs that are provided on both the local and global levels. For instance, locally, there can be applications of “education and mentoring” (Blazak, 2001, p.983) provided to at-risk youth, while global preventive programs might incorporate “multicultural curriculums and youth employment” (Blazak, 2001,

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