Injustices Solved Through Non-Violent Demonstrations Term Paper

Injustices Solved Through Non-Violent Demonstrations
A look at the achievements of nonviolent leaders to determine whether injustices around the world can be solved through nonviolent demonstrations.
# 153613 | 1,915 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on Jul 14, 2013 in History (Leaders) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures)

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This paper focuses on Norodom Sihanouk, Cesar Chavez and Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi as nonviolent leaders who were successful in their attempts to gain justice. The paper finds that Sihanouk, Chavez and Ghandhi are still overshadowed by violent leaders, and their accomplishments are not celebrated in the same manner as their violent counterparts. This author, asserts, however, that their accomplishments are equal if not greater, since it takes great skill to accomplish such tasks without resorting to violence.

From the Paper:

"Everyone faces certain struggles. Each person reacts differently to the troubles they face. Some people use other's actions as a guide to the way they deal with the obstacles they face. The most common reaction to struggles for justice may be identified through violent actions such as war. There are few leaders that utilize the opposite approach. Extensive research has revealed the answer to the question: Can injustices around the world be solved through nonviolent demonstrations?
"Justice and law are the primary subjects identified in the essay by Martin Luther King Jr. His ultimate objective is revealed through the essay rendered. This objective is to achieve justice. In order to achieve this objective, Dr. King was willing to travel to the various places that denied justice by law. He revealed this willingness to seek justice in his statement, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." (King Jr.) His methodology was specifically defined by his nonviolent campaign to change laws regarding justice.
"Martin Luther King Jr. identified four steps in his nonviolent campaign theory. In this attempt to achieve justice the first step identified is the action of collecting the facts. This is used to determine if an actual injustice exists. The second step revealed attempts to negotiate between the parties that seek to maintain the injustice. The third step in this process is self purification. Once this is completed the final step may be enacted. This step is direct action."

Sample of Sources Used:

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