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Ajaya Shelton Mrs. Kingston AP Language and Composition 2/18/2019 Progress through Disobedience “You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.” -Malcolm X. In the perfect world everyone is treated equally, there is no war, corrupt government, racism, sexism and so on. Unfortunately we do not live in such a world. These things do exist in our society, and have for centuries. Although we still see these things now, it is not nearly as bad as it was in the past (freedom of speech, religion, no segregation, no slavery, everyone is given the right to vote, etc.) All of this was achieved throughout America’s history through disobedience and rebellion. Wilde’s point that disobedience is a human trait that promotes social progress is accurate because of how disobedience and rebellion has been a key factor to shaping America and many other countries into what they are today. In the 1960’s-1970’s the Civil Rights movement consisted of many leaders that encouraged disobedience against the racism and unjust treatment they were facing. The Black
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