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    As the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Carmichael was the manifestation of the growing frustration with the lack of progress achieved under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. Carmichael’s political philosophy accentuated the importance of racial solidarity and the development of black social and cultural institutions with the key objective of nurturing and promoting black interests. More importantly, Carmichael called for the reinforcement of black values through the emergence of black pride. He alludes to these principles in Toward Black Liberation insisting that “ Our concern for black power addresses itself directly to this problem, the necessity to reclaim our history and our identity from the cultural terrorism and depredation of self-justifying white guilt”(Jones, 270). Carmichael’s attitude embodies a thoroughly disparate approach towards civil rights activism. His emphasis on “ Black Power” in this passage is a paragon of the growing divergence between…

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    With arms linked, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Stokely Carmichael walked down the highway as they continued the March Against Fear in 1966. As a patrol officer reared up like a bull towards the two leaders, Carmichael prepared to meet the officer when, to his surprise, King was bowled over instead by the officer of the law. Enraged, Carmichael pulled an arm free to go after him with only King’s clinging arm to hold him back. Stokely Carmichael gave a detailed account of that first day of the…

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    Four key figures emerged from the Black Power Movement who promoted the following three tenets: self-defense, self-determination and self-respect. Martin Luther King Jr. accelerated the Black Power movement through self-determination and self-respect, but decelerated the process in terms of self-defense because of his nonviolent perspective. Malcom X on the other hand accelerated all three tenets through Black Nationalism. More particularly Malcom X encouraged individualism, separatism through…

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    As the new chairman, he transitioned SNCC into a radical direction in which their white members were no longer welcomed making SNCC an all-black organization. SNCC abandoned their “initial emphasis upon integration” because Carmichael wanted to associate SNCC as a supporter of black…

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    What are the primary ways of determining institutional racism and what are the strengths and pitfalls of each in working toward a Criminal Justice system that is culturally sensitive? Institutional racism is defined by the text (McNamara, Burns) as the type discrimination built into the structure of society (McNamara & Burns, 2009, p. 329). However in the article Crack Pipes and Policing: A case Study of Institutional Racism and Remedial Action in Cleveland it was described as “one of the…

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    thousand blacks and whites in song. The eight rows of marchers held hands and swayed as they sang "We Shall Overcome." After ten minutes, King and Cloud spoke, then the troopers stepped aside and the marchers turned around. The Federal Government helped in different way. Governor Collins was said to hand somebody a note with a "suggested" line of march for the second march. Also, the federal state troopers didn't use force to try to stop the matchers. Last but not least because of the two…

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    Jail. Jamal was well in his late fifty’s and he was one of the first inmates to speak to me when I entered the tank. Jamal was arrested and charged for aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon and received a fifteen-year sentence. He was currently waiting on chain to go to the Texas Department of Corrections also known as TDC. Jamal was deep into the black power movement and was a strong advocate for establishing a better way of thinking. We studied and…

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    facto or against practices that laws cannot fix, wanting an end to poverty, better education and racism. In the start of the civil rights movement people protested to desegregate places and things. One example of wanting desegregation was the boycott of buses after Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat. Another example of the want of desegregation was in North Carolina Greensboro where groups of teenager decided to sit in segregated zones of a diner.The goals of the civil rights…

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    the entire event unfold . Dr King then appealed to people of faith across the nation and they supported him in Selma as well . The South became a national embarrassment to the nation wanting to be the base of democracy . March 1965 , President Johnson shocked the nation by using the phrase “ We shall Overcome ” in his speech . Few months later , he signed the nation’s first voting rights act . It was the high water mark of a decade of struggle . The south still made it hard for blacks to vote ,…

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    brutal murder of 14 year old Emmett Till, an event that is credited with being instrumental in the formation of the civil rights movement in the first place. As the violence continued, leaders such as Malcolm X began to advocate for a new type of civil rights: Black Nationalism. In his famous “Ballot or the Bullet” speech, X threatened that if the government continued to deny African Americans full equality then the government may be forced to defend itself. His threats towards the government…

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