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    Waiting For Dan Analysis

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    In the letter, “A Letter Home” and “Waiting for Dan” the main characters are both protesters. In “A Letter Home”, Kara is expressing her feelings towards the protests at Kent University that was involved with the Vietnam War. In “Waiting for Dan”, Dan is a man who rides a freedom bus standing up for racial rights. Because of Dan’s brave actions, he was sent to a prison in Mississippi. One similarity between the protesters in “A Letter Home” and “Waiting for Dan” is that they both had the same…

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    “To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” (Wilcox) This is a quote from Ella Wheeler Wilcox that actually makes a lot of sense, but how should we go about this? There are two types of ways to protest. You can protest peacefully, maybe holding up a sign and handing out flyers. Or you could violently protest. This can involve vandalism, assault, and just doing morally and legally wrong things in general. When you make the decision that you are going to protest something…

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    Known essayist and writer, Navneet Alang, in their journalistic essay, “Big Brother, C’est Moi: Vancouver’s Post-Riot Web Vigilantes Can Be Tamed”, describes the aftermath of the riots that took place shortly after the defeat of the hometown Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals; on June 15th 2011. The riots brought great controversy, due to various pictures and videos of the perpetrators, surfacing online from bystanders. Those images of violence and vandalism, were taken by citizens, where they…

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    death. He survives but somebody happens to catch this brutal beating on video and the police officers are charged on March 9th 1991, then 2 of the officers are completely acquitted in 1992 which is massively accepted to have started the Los Angeles Riots. So now that being 24 years ago, it’s still a thing that parents are scared of happening to their son or daughter, even though we’ve progressed so much with technology with body cams and knowing your freedoms (being able to record a cop while…

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    Causes Of Antisemitism

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    The causes and consequences of the riot were lawlessness and antisemitism. Antisemitism was communicated through anti-Semitic slogans, and people explicitly proclaiming themselves the proud reincarnations of Hitler (signs with messages like “Hitler didn’t do his job”).The lawlessness occurred when the error made by the police caused the police to be accused of giving preferential treatment to the Jews. Yet according to a different source from Commentary magazine, written by Philip Gourevitch…

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    18-year-old named Michael Brown. This decision by a grand jury has sparked riots, protests, and general anger across the nation. Those people who agree with the rioters and/or protestors say things, such as, “Racism is still here and if you don’t think that’s true, open your eyes!” Others are quick to point out, “THE LOOTERS AND THE PROTESTORS ARE DIFFERENT PEOPLE! STOP SPREADING LIES,” (sic). Some people disagree with the violent riots and looting, saying, “Out of control,” “So sad. All…

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    The Los Angeles Times described another possible reason for why these Zoot Suit riots occurred, that “Strife… arose as a result of beatings of individuals sailors by juvenile street bands and in two cases, assaults on women relatives of servicemen” (TTP Ch.8, Page 214). In other words these Mexican Americans rioted because they felt…

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    The decision to protest is a daunting one. It’s easy to chalk up the lack of involvement to the fear of what could happen when you submit yourself to the world of public objection. It takes a strong mind and a profound calling to partake in a protest. Personally, the decision not to protest has always bothered me more than the decision to stand up. I have passed opportunities to express dissent for something that I felt strongly about due to the possible negative social, emotional, economic, and…

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    Mexico Prison Riot in it’s entirety, all aspects of breakdown must be considered. It has been clearly understood by movement scholars that the riot that took place at the penitentiary was the result of diminishing solidarity between the administration and the inmates. Both of the selected scholars use their interpretation of contemporary breakdown theory to further their understanding of how riots form. Bert Useem directly applies his interpretation of breakdown theory to the NM prison riot.…

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    Athlete's Rights

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    When standing for the National Anthem at sporting events nowadays you might realize some people don’t stand. Why is this, is it meant out of disrespect? Well to some athletes, they perform this action in regards of making a protest. All over the United States athletes are making a protest against the anthem and what it stands for by kneeling on the sideline instead of standing and placing their hand over their heart. NFL player, Colin Kaepernick is just one of many to make this protest but, yet…

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