Human rights and the slow evolution

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Unformatted text preview: Running head: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE SLOW EVOLUTION 1 Human rights and the slow evolution Tiffany Altvater Eng 102 08082010 Melonee Griggs Human rights and the slow evolution “Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first- class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.” Selassie (2010) (I of Ethiopia quotes, para. 1) While many people believe that race, ethnicity, and living conditions are what determines a person’s worth and how much respect they deserve. I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their god given human rights. Some people still do not believe that everyone is created equal; although it has been proven many times that the only thing that makes people different is our molecular structures. On the inside all human beings are made up of the same vital components, human beings all breathe the same air and fell things in the same way; this makes all human beings equal in the most basic of respects. I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their god given human rights. Many people in the world believe that they are special, that they deserve to live a life of luxury, while many other people in the world die at early ages from the lack of basic human necessities. Many of the people in the world lead a life of privilege, a life that is unchallenged and just. This is a life that every human being on the planet should be allowed to be part of. What is the difference between this privileged group of people and those who lives must considered under privileged? The difference that separates one person from another in this world is money. Money creates greed, and greed drives many people to neglect their fellow human being pleas for help. Everyone has heard the saying that money will not make you happy, but ask someone who has spent their life in a place that sees little to no money, and it will become clear that this saying is not completely true, money could give many people the chance to create happiness. When I think of the sad but true fact I have to ask myself why is money allowed to define which person qualifies for which degree of human rights they shall be allowed to enjoy? Are these rights not called human rights? I’m confused. So are you equating human rights with whoever can or cannot afford it. You have to be more specific about what access you think everyone should have. Sounds like you are promoting som but I just want to be clear....
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course MTE 520 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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