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“Roaring from the East: Third World Dreaming” by Robin Kelley raises the question of action versus words. During the 1960’s blacks had two main answers to growing fight against racism passive protesting and aggressive stands. The choice whether to fight or not to fight a complicated question which is not simply answered. The decision depends on the situation, for instance in the case that a group is already, being oppressed by some forces both institutionally and they are taking an aggressive stand, then force is an advisable course. If people are already taking aggression against and they have not been opposed then it is illogical to think that they will listen to reason and negotiations. Also such as the case of the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s the aggressive
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Unformatted text preview: movement allowed passive figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. to be heard. Then there are other groups such as the Black Panthers who took both aggressive and passive fights against oppression. However, they are only recognized for the radical approaches they took to the solution. Therefore, even a mixture of both is often unaccepted, which is not surprising since the they are speaking against the popular opinion. Force though is necessary usual mainly due to the stubborn nature of people they are rarely willing to listen to peaceful reason without the threat of a conflict. This however, can be used by the media to obscure the issues making it more difficult to protest causes, which is why institutions are so difficult to reform whether either method is used....
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course ETHS 100 taught by Professor Shenoda during the Spring '06 term at S.F. State.

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