Disobedience

Without disobedience from social classes such as minorities, there would be absolutely no progress in racism, discrimination or freedom, throughout all the years of trying to make things equal for our society. Citizens should feel the need to break the laws if the laws are obvious to be classified as “unjust.”

In many ways, Civil disobedience takes a big part of the concept as a major way to “make things better.” Although, theories on this term allowed African-Americans to have the right to vote, no longer have to work as a slave, and giving the freedom they all hoped for one day. There can be many different situations regarding disobedience yet, they all share the same goal of trying to make things fair for a large group of people.

Peaceful protesters such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., have preached their theories with views of similar manners involving their “people,” being treated unjustly. For example, Gandhi saw Native Americans being prosecuted based off of their race, while MLK Jr. saw African-Americans prosecuted based off of their color. This shows the obvious discrimination within their present society. Therefore, without the verbal words of the two during their speeches, there would continue to be a countless amount of Native Americans and African- Americans being protested for more than likely no reason.

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a white man on a Montgomery bus, and was arrested and fined for sitting in the “whites only” section instead of the “coloreds only”section. By doing this, she sparked the Civil rights movement that eventually led to the big step away from racism. Also, without these tremendous acts of disobedience, us African- Americans wouldn’t have the equal freedoms we are able to have now.

Many might say the rules or laws of the government are the “best” for us, but are they really? If the laws are so great for us then those people who had to fight for equality should be considered even greater. Without disobedience from social classes such as minorities, there would be no progress left behind.

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