I wrote this in December, 2013 just after Nelson Mandela died…but it speaks to the issues being raised about the merits of non-violent vs. violent protest in the context of the events in Baltimore. 1,254 more words
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10,000 people from across the country peacefully protested in Baltimore in support of the seeking of justice of the death of Freddie Gray. Despite the fact that 100 of the 10,000 acted up and approximately 35 people were arrested after the peaceful protest, (that’s about 1%), much of the mainstream media used attention grabbing words in their headlines like ‘Protest Turns Destructive, (USA Today)’ ‘Scenes of Chaos In Baltimore… (NY Times), Dozens Arrested After Protest Turns Violent (WBAL TV). 251 more words
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is famous as Mahatma which in Sanskrit means “high-souled”. He was born in British India in 1893. His origins are Hindu. Gandhi went in South Africa to work and there he was shocked and surprised by the way the Indian immigrants were treated. 278 more words
Over a week ago Americans celebrated the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But just what did America celebrate?
America seems to celebrate everything about Martin Luther King, Jr. 724 more words
Over the past few years – be it from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri; the Hong Kong protests; or in Cairo’s Tahrir Square – we as a world community have witnessed case after case of social injustice or tension turn into collective action. 586 more words