Kenji Yoshino’s “A New Civil Rights” is a captivating passage, which unveils his theory on how to completely abolish all unnecessary forms of assimilation and discrimination. Throughout his essay, Yoshino encourages society to move away from dehumanizing stereotypes, and to employ the New Civil Rights. Unlike the Civil Rights that exist currently, his new theory would not protect individual groups but rather humanity as a whole. For instance, in the 60s when the Civil Rights movement occurred it protected a single racial group, rather than everyone. This is what Yoshino means when he says we must utilize the liberty paradigm, not the equality paradigm. Covering is defined as suppressing one’s true and disfavored identity to blend in with the majority population (Yoshino 479). Yoshino’s main argument is that it is not up to the law entirely, but rather all of society, to enact the New Civil Rights. Marshall Poe’s “The Hive” does just that and takes this theory a step further. He discusses how technology, specifically the internet, plays a tremendous role in our everyday lives. He goes in depth explaining Wikipedia and how society, rather than experts, chooses the articles on the site in one collaborative effort. Alfred Weaver and Benjamin Morrison also go more in depth on this subject describing the connection between social networking and how it offers a new opportunity for collaboration. This collaborative effort encourages society as a whole to communicate, determine what’s right or wrong through debate, and discuss important, and controversial topics. This can be easily correlated to the creation of the new civil rights movement. To make it even remotely feasible to accomplish the new civil rights, it is vital to discern that several other aspects of our society that must change. To efficiently expedite the New Civil Rights, the aspects of society that must change are small communities, schools, politics, and the internet. The environment in which we are raised is where we obtain our foundation for most of our opinions and beliefs. This is the first and most influential aspect of society that consistently has an impact on people throughout their lives. Specifically, small and localized communities need to be addressed and altered. These include the people you associate on a daily basis such as friends, family, school and workmates. All of these people have huge impacts on a person’s beliefs and opinions. Generally, a person would share similar beliefs and morals as the people they associate with. This can be attributed to the innate need for a person to fit in. This can be a hindrance in the sense that negative, stereotypical ideas can be inherited from those you associate with. For instance, if a person was raised in a very racially prejudice family, they will likely grow up to be the same way. But this assumption must be proven wrong to wholly implement New Civil Rights by adopting positive and tolerant demeanors. One way this can be done is by using reason forcing conversation. What this entails is challenging people’s opinions and beliefs when engaging in everyday conversation. Referencing these conversations, Yoshino wisely stated that “they should occur informally and intimately, where tolerance is made and unmade” (487). By using this tactic in a more intimate and comfortable setting, such as in one’s own home, it will gently force people to use logic to back up their beliefs. This will encourage the person to look at their opinion in a different light, by alleviating any feeling of pressure. This may possibly even facilitate a shift in their opinion from a negative stereotypical belief, to become more tolerant and understanding. If more people use logic when determining their opinions, then society as a whole would be more tolerant. It only takes one person to make a difference and begin spreading a more progressive and empathetic demeanor. As we get older and attend school we are faced...
...Gay Rights: The NewCivilRights Movement?
Everyone in the world at one time or another has had to fight for something they wanted. Whether it was a job, a relationship, or just something at the corner store. Now, imagine fighting every day of your life for something that almost everyone but you has: your rights. Back in the 1960’s, the CivilRights Movement was in full swing. Marches on Congress, civil protests, even boycotts, and though at the time, many viewed it as pointless and simply an annoyance, today we remember it fondly and cherish the gifts of acceptance it has given us. A similar movement is taking place today: the gay rights movement. Although the homosexual population has many of the rights that were denied to African Americans during the civilrights movement, there are some freedoms that are very important to all people that are being stolen from them purely because of their sexual orientation. For example, they are being denied the privilege to serve their country and even to get married to the one they love. Although the movement has been a long time coming, it has been rapidly gaining momentum in the country. All over the world, countries like France, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand have already legalized a gay rights bill, effectively...
...GRADE THREE THEORY REVISION
Use flashcards to make sure you know all your notes including leger lines.
Whenever you name a note remember to check the clef, keysignature, and
for accidentals on the same letter name in the same bar.
Make sure you know both names for all these notes & rests and how many
crotchet beats they last for.
Note Rest English
Dotted Half Note
Triplet quavers = 1/3 of a crotchet each. Triplets mean 3 notes
played where two usually fit. 3 triplet quavers = 1 crotchet.
Remember the top number is how many beats in a bar and the bottom
number tells you what type of beats they are.
2 on the bottom = minim beats
4 on the bottom = crotchet beats.
8 on the bottom = quaver beats or 3 quavers making up dotted crotchet beat.
6/8 = 2 dotted crotchet beats
9/8 = 3 dotted crotchet beats
12/8 = 4 dotted crotchet beats
Simple time signatures have plain beats that divide evenly in two.
Compound time signatures have dotted beats that divide into thirds.
Make sure you space notes in a bar evenly. Imagine the bar is divided into
boxes, one for each beat. If you write a 2 beat note...
...The legislature of the fictitious state of Xanadu passes a law that states "All people are welcome at all state-run swimming, beach and golf facilities, as long as they are white. Non-whites may not use any of those facilities."
Within 24 hours after passage, Brenda, a civilrights attorney, brings a cause of action in federal court to have the new regulation ruled unconstitutional. The federal court immediately rules that the state law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and issues an injunction against its enforcement.
A week later, the state passes a new law that reads "Because we don't believe that we are capable of managing integrated swimming, beach and golf facilities, we are hereby closing all such state-run facilities." Brenda sues again in federal court, asking the court to rule that the closure of the facilities is likewise unconstitutional. Brenda argues that even though the closure itself is not discriminatory since it applies equally to everyone, the closure should nevertheless be prevented because it was obviously done for a purpose that implies discrimination against non-whites.
You are a clerk in the federal district court for the District of Xanadu. Please find one Federal case from any jurisdiction that would be very relevant to apply to this scenario. Summarize the facts of the case, discuss the Court’s reasoning, and explain why you agree or disagree with the...
...CivilRight Acts of 1957
On September 9, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the CivilRights Act of 1957. The 1957 CivilRights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. It aimed to increase the number of registered black voters and stated its support for such a move. Up to 1957, and for a variety of reasons, only 20% of African Americans had registered to vote.
Plessy v. Ferguson
On June 7, 1892, a 30-year-old colored shoemaker named Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting in the "White" car of the East Louisiana Railroad. Plessy was only one-eighths black and seven-eighths white, but under Louisiana law, he was considered black and therefore required to sit in the "Colored" car. The Plessy decision set the precedent that "separate" facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional as long as they were "equal." The "separate but equal" doctrine was quickly extended to cover many areas of public life, such as restaurants, theaters, restrooms, and public schools. Not until 1954, in the equally important Brown v. Board of Education decision, would the "separate but equal" doctrine be struck down.
Brown Vs. Topeka Board of Education
In Topeka, Kansas, a black third-grader named Linda Brown had to walk one mile through a railroad switchyard to get to her black elementary school, even though a white elementary...
Foner, Eric. “Rights and the Constitution in Black Life during the Civil War and Reconstruction.” The Journal of American History, Vol. 74, No. 3, The Constitution and American Life: A Special Issue (1987): 863-883.
In “Rights and the Constitution in Black Life during the Civil War and Reconstruction,” Eric Foner discusses how African Americans had to go through a long, slow process to achieve equal rights with white Americans. The article explains how African Americans’ roles in American society started to change during the Civil War and throughout Reconstruction. During Reconstruction, African Americans achieved three advancements and once they made one step toward equality, they continued to strive for more equality. Foner explains how this was done by saying, “In seeking to invest emancipation with a broad definition of equal rights, African Americans challenged the nation to live up to the full implications of its democratic creed and helped set in motion events that fundamentally altered the definition of citizenship for all Americans” (863).
Foner argues that the first great advancement that African Americans fought for was the abolition of slavery. The process towards this freedom started with the Civil War. During the Civil War, the union found itself in need of soldiers because of the depleting numbers of white volunteers....
...CivilRights Movement was an organization that was formed with a purpose of protecting human rights of individuals in America. The chairman of this organization was Martin Luther King Jr., who was optimistic that his leadership would help the movement to attain its goal. The main goal of this organization was to ensure that African American citizens were treated equally compared to their American counterparts. The movement centered on ensuring that all Blacks access basic privileges and opportunities just like the Americans did. The main areas of concern of this movement were education, voting rights and social segregation. All African Americans were economically and politically powerless due to the fact that they were not given a chance to vote. Hard work and determination among the members of the CivilRights Movement greatly contributed to the success of this movement. This paper analyses different methods that were used by CivilRights Movement in achieving their goal. In addition it addresses different elements that saw success of this movement.
Means that were employed by the CivilRights Movement
All movements apply different strategies and tactics in ensuring that they achieve their goals. The strategies that were applied by the CivilRights Movement were mainly geared towards solving major...
Chapter 5 Review Questions
1. CivilRights are the government-protected rights of individuals against arbitrary or discriminatory treatment by governments or individuals. The concept of equality got introduced into the constitution. The 14th Amendment, one of three Civil war Amendments ratified from 1865 to 1870, introduced the notion of equality into the constitution by specifying that a state could not deny “any person within jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.” It is evident in the recent Walmart vs. Duke case, where women were not allowed to attend management meetings or further their career at Walmart. It is important because today, this amendment protects a variety of groups against discrimination.
2. Bakke was followed by a 1979 case in which the Court ruled that a factory and a union could voluntarily adopt a quota system in selecting black workers over more senior white workers for a training program. This outraged blue collar Americans who traditionally voted for the Democratic Party. Later they abandoned the party, a foe of affirmative action.
3. The statute defines a disabled person as someone with a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more “life activities” or who has a record of such impairment.
4. The DADT policy is where the military would no longer as gays and lesbians if they were homosexual.
5. Homosexual people should be, and under our existing system generally are,...
Leaders in the CivilRights Movement refused to allow John F. Kennedy's promise to go unfulfilled. On 28 August 1963, a quarter of a million black and white Americans traveled to the nation's capital to call for the passage of the civilrights bill, as well as a plan to decrease unemployment, and an increase in the national minimum wage. From the Lincoln Memorial dozens of civilrights activists, laborers, and church leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke to the crowd and chanted freedom slogans and sang freedom songs. African Americans were tired of being disrespected and being treated like they were inhumane. After the many years of slavery, racism and discrimination that came after it African Americans were fed up and wanted to protest against it so they could prosper. In the 1950’s through the 1960’s The CivilRights Movement occurred.
The CivilRights Movement was a movement of African Americans whose goal was to end racism, segregation and discrimination. African Americans felt that they were not being treated equally and were not given equal rights. There were many famous leaders and inspirations during the CivilRights Movement. Leaders like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and the not so famous leaders like Nellie Stone Johnson and Fred Hampton. This movement...