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    United States has seen many changes in society. These changes, primarily movements, have almost always are led by citizens, seeking change and reform. With this though, there is nearly always an opposing side, sometimes majority depending on geographical location, but primarily minor in the areas where the movement is most prominent. The three movements I have decided to discuss include; “Civil Rights Movement”, “Feminist Movement”, and “The Great Society”. These three acts of change have all…

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    no rights to freedom. 1. Since racism depends on the economic and the political situations, every individual are different and cannot be treated equally. As per the racist argument, whites justify slavery, using slaves as property, violating of social and cultural identity, and it became possible because of the hierarchy races proved that the whites were the superior to other races (“Racism” International…

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    A Handmaidens Tale takes place the near future from when it was written in the early 1980’s and portrays a dystopian society which has evolved from a movement to return to more traditional roles for women and men based on the patriarchal structure of the Bible. Through a violent coup, blamed on Islamic extremist, the President, and Congress are killed, the Constitution suspended, the central government is essentially abolished and the military takes control, slowly censoring the news sources,…

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    evidently describes how the anti-war movement and the prevalence of media coverage induced the peoples’ determination for change through rebellion in 1968. Kurlansky begins his book by depicting the international aspiration for peace during 1968. The United Nations, France, and Spain were all hopeful that the year would bring serenity globally. Kurlansky then makes it evident that peace is far from obtainable during the course of this year. He discusses the anti-draft movement, the…

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    Americans? During the Civil Rights Movement, this sure was the case. Kara in “A Letter Home” and Dan in “Waiting for Dan” both were involved in protests during the civil rights movement and they were both put in danger because of disputes between other people. In difference, their individual protests affected Kara and Dan different ways and prior to their events, Dan knew the potential dangers and Kara did not. What do you think of when you hear the Civil Rights Movement? Martin Luther King…

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    Why Do Black Lives Matter

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    in the United States? The Black Lives Matter movement was founded on Twitter originally as the “#BlackLivesMatter” hashtag. This hashtag blew up all throughout not only Twitter, but other social media sites as well (Ransby…

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    The Civil Rights Movement was a time of utter chaos in American history. It was a period of protests and demonstrations against the racist policies that were governing the lives of African Americans. Alice Walker does a wonderful job of providing an up-close view of just how difficult this period was in her novel Meridian. This book shows the amount of unnecessary violence, segregation, and denial of rights towards African Americans that existed during that time. Meridian truly helps us to…

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    Anne Moody’s “Coming to age in Mississippi” illustrates how the economic, and social injustices and fears that plagued her childhood in the rural south shaped her future as a leading advocate during the Civil Rights Movement. From her earliest memories Moody recognized the color of skin would dictate her finances. In the first chapter of her autobiography, moody describes the rickety shack her sharecropping family lived in when she was four, and how it “was up on the hill with Mr. Carters big…

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    Flashbacks In The Odyssey

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    Some authors (Tacitus, Ammianus), have described social revolts (Tacitus in the army, Ammianus in regular people). Tacitus doesn’t want to give voice to the rebels, he invents what could be their discourse in detail but for rhetorical purposes. However, he is more humane than Ammianus. Ammianus shows a…

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    1960’s dawned in the United States and gave rise to the second wave of feminism, many activists, as well as society as a whole, began to explore the ways that women were being restricted from possible opportunities. This included opportunities for social advancement, employment, and independence that were investigated by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and later various state commissions. Meanwhile, the African-American people of the country had already identified ways that…

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