Past Injustice Essay

878 words - 4 pages

Past Injustices
To forge a just society would involve being able to believe in peace within our world. To be human is to forgive those who have wronged us or those who share different beliefs. We are a country who fights for human rights all over the planet. We are a people who see torture and genocide as intolerable. We are one of five countries that still administer the death penalty. Have we learned nothing from the past? "We are witness to human suffering that is caused by violence being treated with violence. The guilty and innocent on death row awaiting their fate is a mental picture that does not seem possible in this century. Killing is never justified! Countless of innocent men ...view middle of the document...

Let’s roll back the curtain for just on moment. What did Hitler say? He said “we are building a German race that will last a thousand years.” One of the first actions Hitler took when he began Chancellor of Germany was to begin to execute disabled children. If Germans were to constantly manifest themselves as the master race then the genetically flawed Germans need to be removed. And the world stood by, closed their eyes and turned their ‘hearing aids off’ allowing Nazi Germany to kill more than six millions Jews. When the world woke up from their slumber and stupor, they had the audacity to say “we did not know.” How could they not have any idea!
Holocaust survivors and their families will never be compensated for their dehumanization and the cruelties committed against them. Furthermore, after more than a hundred years, they were finally able to receive their monetary inheritance from the banks in Switzerland who denied such records for decades; holding and hidden all that were rightfully theirs. They felt absolutely no obligations to rectify past hurts because; their ancestors committed the crimes long ago, like many of us today they felt no obligation to alleviate past injustices.
The Christian-Judeo relationship is viewed as a form of affirmative action in this colloquium presented by Father Dubois. He implied: “it is not aversion to difference that requires explanation; for aversion to difference is “the human condition” (Holocaust by Bullets, Colloquia #1).
We may be frustrated by the...

Other Essays Like Past Injustice

Social Justice and Violence Essay

4016 words - 17 pages Meghan Fry Social Justice and Its War on Violence “Social Justice” is often considered a vague or indefinite term which lends itself to be interpreted many ways. Philosophers and theologians, both past and present, have given their interpretations of what social justice means and though they may argue over the “true” meaning of social justice, there is always the undertone of a certain fairness across humanity with regard to human rights

A Lesson Before Dying Lit Crit Outline

1013 words - 5 pages teacher, Grant Wiggins, to convince Jefferson of his own self worth before dying. C. In Ernest J. Gaines’s novel A Lesson Before Dying he validates his theme of injustice and self sacrifice through the use of the courthouse setting to demonstrate the unfairness and racism towards black people during the 1940’s, the main character, Grant, to show the conflict between personal desire and responsibility, and the electric chair to provide an emotion

A push for equality

1214 words - 5 pages gender-based injustice in her article about understanding the scarcity of female CEO’s. Oakley began her article by highlighting the fact that the number of women seen in middle management positions has grown rapidly in the past two decades. However, the number of female CEO’s has seen a plateau as opposed to a sharp inclination. She makes mention of the glass ceiling that seemingly limits women from ascending easily to the management positions

Socrates And Crito: Teaching Morals And Honor

1711 words - 7 pages the laws, they could leave, however, to disobey them entirely was wrong, and escaping would be an injustice to him and to Athens as a whole. If he were to escape prison without persuading his accusers firsthand, he would be breaking his agreement to follow the law of Athens, therefore, he would be causing the state an injury. In addition, if the public can defy or invalidate a law whenever it was beneficial for them, the laws would no longer be

Creating a New Language

730 words - 3 pages has always been there as a part of them and express their world away from the Western perspective. Anzaldua also expresses the uniqueness of Chicano Spanish and goes on to say that because of the oppression they have experience, they are a patient people who will live on in the world with the language they have created for themselves, unbreakable and everlasting as stone. These authors show us that while the past can be painful and full of injustice, the future is always on the horizon and holds much promise. The evolution of language is constant and because they know this, they know that all language oppression does end.

Change-Need of the Hour

664 words - 3 pages rashid minhas and no such woman can ever give birth to another MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH!! This is why i say again n again...CHANGE IS A NEED OF THE HOUR! l & G... Memories fade away but theyre never forgoten! Still fresh in my mind are the coutless personalities of the past who rendered valuable servies,who faced unbearable hindrances and yet L & G... yet they lived upto everyones expectations. MUSA BIN NUZAIR who served as the Governor in

Eavan Boland

621 words - 3 pages Themes Violence: Her poems often record moments of conflict and violence and more importantly she explores the hurt, injustice and insensitivity that accompany these situations. In 'The War Horse', she captures how we fear involvment and try to opt out. When the horse moves on the speaker tells us that there is a relief 'our unformed fear of fierce commitment gone' and again when the neighbors 'use the subterfuge of curtains' to avoid the

Islam Is Peace

628 words - 3 pages Terrorism has given Islam a bad name and made Muslims like myelf feel unwelcome to society thanks to the media, particularly in past few decades. Unfortunately and unjustly, Islam and Muslims are thought by most of the world population to be the root causes of this of terrorism all across the world. There is no doubt that this is far from the truth. However, a considerable majority of the world's population still blames Islam and Muslims. This

Women In Othello: Gender Roles In Elizabethan England

1469 words - 6 pages on the life of people living in Europe in the Elizabethan time period. William Shakespeare's Othello shows the identity of women to portray the injustice of unequal status of women expecting them to be blindly obedient to men. The identity of women mirrors how society portrays them. A woman can be identified as the results of her action. When Othello marries Desdemona, she became his "captain's captain"(II.i.74); however, Othello chats with Iago

Analysis Essay of "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King

1132 words - 5 pages because he was the minority. King's effort to bring these issues to light leaves the reader feeling a grandeur of injustice. King's use of this comparison made his argument more powerful by using someone that his readers could relate to, and by connecting his struggle with a biblical event. King also connects himself to Jesus by implying that his cause is fighting for God given rights and that his movement is "Square with the moral law of god

Doctrine of Law

1271 words - 6 pages Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of precedent and statutory interpretation in the UK’s legal systems The doctrine of precedent arises (stare decisis) from the common law implementation in UK courts. This goes back to King’s Henri II (the King’s Bench) whereby past decisions were dispensed throughout the kingdom. The reasons and main advantages of the same are to ensure consistency/uniformity and predictability, thus creating

Related Papers

Social Injustice In Australia Essay

545 words - 3 pages sorry day and this is because when the first convicts came over to Australia they were very racist and did not treat people from other cultures very nice at all. Now Australia has got a sorry day happening because they now realise that acts of the past were not acceptable.The bible tells us many things about racism and it tells us that it is a social injustice and not accepted by god or Jesus. The bible has many scriptures about racism and I am

Ethical Principles In The Help Essay

1649 words - 7 pages during a social gathering and they refuse to open the door. Celia is very appreciative of Minny for helping her improve her domestic skills and overcome depression. Minny finds herself in the position of helping Celia with the social injustice she encounters because of her background. Regardless of her race and newly found social status, Celia is stereotyped just because of her past. Ethical Implications Overall, the movie is very

A Raisin In The Sun Essay

878 words - 4 pages into their all white community. The community’s fear of a black family ruining their area and being a disturbance showed extreme prejudice against African Americans. The similarities between A Raisin in the Sun and “I Have a Dream” relate to the same themes. They both speak about the injustice in lives of African Americans and how the struggle for equality was not easy in the past. Martin Luther King Jr.’s part of his speech about

Review Of Agamemnon And His Daughters. A Play Classified As A Greek Tragedy

462 words - 2 pages simple influence of humility, and fidelity would have avoided all the death and suffering that followed. If I were going to pick a message from the story, it would be that the suffering and injustices from the past cannot be resolved, by suffering and injustice in the present. Humility and the act of forgiveness alone will allow the wounds of past transgressions to heal. Infidelity can wreck a whole country, but if you're a hot chick, you can get