History of Injustice in the United States

Each Question not to exceed 5 pages (double spaced) A. Answering questions fully and staying focused on the topic. B. Providing concrete examples and evidence from readings and films C. Organizing and presenting well thought out arguments and using credible evidence. D. Presentation and Adherence to MLA guidelines. 1. Develop a coherent essay that discusses race rights, resistance, and reforms in U.S. history. In your answer explore issues of justice/injustice using Hanson and Hanson’s Blame Frames, and the human and civil rights of African Americans. This includes citizenship rights, political rights, economic rights, legal rights and constitutional rights. Provide real life historical examples of these rights and the violations of them as well as some narrative pertaining to the victims and perpetrators. Make definitional distinctions, rich descriptions, and provide clarity. Use historic and contemporary case studies examples to aid in fully answering the question. 2. Consider Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Robert F. Williams, Angela Davis, and Michelle Alexander to discuss the role of race, power and resistance. Explore topics of migration, separate cultural spaces, citizenship rights, and the criminalization system in North American history. Be thorough and analytical in your deliberation. 3. Illustrate how racism, the Black Codes, and Jim Crow serve as justifications and/or legal excuses to deny African Americans their human rights. Think historically and contemporarily. 4. In a discussion about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, provide a comparative analysis of the current Voting Rights movement in the United States, and the impact of Stand Your Ground Laws, as well as the recent wave of police shootings. Illustrate how the cliché “there’s nothing new under the sun” encourages discussions about 2 recurring topics in media and 3 solutions to reduce the crisis sweeping through the nation. Thoroughly discuss topics before making comparisons.