Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Exploration 7 : Ain't Scared of your Jails - Alan Brophy

I learned that you should not use violence as a means to an end when it comes to fighting for basic human rights. I believe that the documentary was meant to show how you can accomplish great things as a coherent group passively. The African Americans of the time were aiming to open people's eyes to see the violence they took as a culture and aimed to breakthrough to people's hearts. We should use this in the fight against morally wrong issues in today's society. We can link this to many topics today that cause a divide in the American people. Such as abortion, stem cell research, doctor assisted suicide and more.

"I could not agree that it was morally right for someone to sell the merchandise and refuse them service."  Ben West said this because he was asked if he thought it was wrong to discriminate against his race or color. This shows how good and honest of a politician he is. Today we should be given the respect to have our politicians like this.
"It hurt Pee Wee more than it hurt me." Frederick Leonard said this because Pee Wee had to beat him up to take his mattress from him. Pee Wee was a fellow inmate and he hurt more because he didn't want to do it.

When the sit ins started, there were now incidents for the first 2 weeks that they were going on. This was because the African Americans were not taken seriously.

One effective tactic was the freedom rides and the riders, because it mad the federal government see what was actually going on. Then, since the freedom rides had to do with the federal transportation, the federal government could take some action and put laws in place. When JFK was able to act on the safety of the freedom riders he did and made sure the National Guard were to protect the freedom riders.

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