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Pei-yu Hung The Voice of Dissent Ms. Ahalt Jan 22 2009 AmeriKKa 1998: The Lynching of James Byrd I feel nauseated after I finish the reading. What those supporters of the KKK had done is terrible and inhuman. I do not understand why they can kill a person that easily without regret. Their behaviors reflect their extreme thoughts. The black man, James Byrd, did not do anything wrong. He was a normal person like others. He had a family. He was nice and friendly. However, those supporters of the KKK inexorably ripped Byrd’s body into pieces just because of his skin color. I want to tell those people that to become a black man is not Byrd’s decision. It is God’s decision. They could not kill him based on the skin color and also they do not have right to usurp his life. In the last few paragraphs, I am glad that there still have people who want to
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Unformatted text preview: change the society. I believe once people gather to fight for the righteous and justice, they could make the society better. Federal Law is Imperative From the conversation, I can feel that Helen Gahagan Douglas strongly insisted to propose a new bill of stopping lynching. The passage is easy to understand. It is from a woman’s prospect of lynching to describe the necessity of protecting black people. Women had already suffered the similar abasement before that time; therefore, they could comprehend black people’s agonies. As the member of House of Representatives, she tried to let the bill pass. She wanted to save those black people from the inhuman treatment. I feel proud of what Douglas did. When others lived without conscience, she jumped out to maintain the justice of human rights....
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