JSU Shooting

JSU Shooting - Darryl Williams C. Leigh McInnis ENG 105-06...

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Darryl Williams C. Leigh McInnis ENG 105-06 26 February 2010 The Benefit of Knowing the Elements that Led to the 1970 JSU Shooting Tragic events tend to deeply move people to act out even if they are not involved in those events. History shows that people will not stand and let injustices continuously happen to them, or even complete strangers. Therefore, people will do what they have to do to right the world’s wrong’s no matter the consequences. For this reason the United States helps people in need all over the world like the tsunami victims of 2004, the HIV inflicted people of Africa, and the more victims of the Haiti earthquake. Although the America seems quite capable of solving other countries’ problems, they have trouble solving their own. For example, the Jackson State shooting of 1970 is one of those events that the citizens could have handled more peacefully. One needs to know what events led to the 1970 Jackson State University shooting to identify ways to prevent or solve similar incidents in the future. Acts of racism, sexism, and protests against war are the main elements that eventually lead to the shooting. Tragedies such as the shooting can be avoided if one realizes why these three elements evoke so many emotions in people. Being located in the south, the students of Jackson State University in 1970 are of course
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