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Unformatted text preview: Bayard Rustin was a leader in the social movements for both gay rights and civil rights. He was arrested and stigmatized for his sexual orientation. It was hard for him to fight for both civil and gay rights when other black power leaders thought of him to be an immoral influence. From Detloff’s lecture, I learned a lot about forgetting one event’s detail to look more closely at another. We forget about the things that are inconsistent with our beliefs because of pressures, impulses, internal and external motivators. Detloff used the example of Columbus Day – We like to remember Christopher Columbus discovering America, our homeland, but we choose to forget about the indigenous people that were killed off by the settlers. It is important to look at all aspects of an event, whether historic or present, in order to determine why something is happening and what we believe....
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- Spring '12
- Homosexuality, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Social movement