Human Rights


Human Rights- All humans share the same nature- human nature. Recognising this as something which unites us all can affect the way we treat others in a positive way. Our shared nature also means that we deserve and expect a certain quality of life, as each person wants to get what humans are entitled to. Human rights try to ensure that every single human gets what they deserve in life.

- Rights coud include respect, health equality(gay rights, racism), education, life supplies, acceptance, chance to pursue...

Inequality- where people arent treated the same in society.

Injustice- unfairness. Just- fair/right

Segregation-separation in a negative sense, in USA it was the division between blacks and whites.

Discrimination- Treating people differently and negativley because you have judged them or think they're different.

History has highlighted that humans arent always able to recognise and respect the human nature of others. This leads to the abuse of human rights and mistreatment of others.

An example of a time in history when this happened was in 1950-60's USA. In this context Martin Luther King decided to stand up for the rights of others and he started the civil Rights Movement.

Martin Luther King was born in 1929. He stood up for black rights in America. During the 50's in America, black people were often segregated. For example, if a bus was busy, a white person could expect a black person to give up their seat. MLK wanted equality for all black Americans. However, he would never use violence to further his cause. He was a Christian and as Jesus was a man of peace, so he was too. MLK organised many marches in the search for equal rights He also stood up for the poor of America, black or white. Through MLK, many black people were able to live better lives. In 1968 on April 4th, MLK was shot dead. In living a life for thers, he sacrifised his own life.

Non-violent protest- showing you disagree with something without violence.

Pacifism-Belief that war and violence are unjustifiable and that disputes should be settled by peaceful minds.

Pacifist- a person who believes war and violence are unjustifiable.

oppression- prelonged cruel or unjust treatment.

White supremacy- racist idea based on the belief that white people are superior to people from other racial groups, especially black people and are therefore the dominant group in society.

Civil Rights movement- The civil rights act of 1964 is a highly significant piece of civil rights law in the United States. They are like human rights, but this term means the rights for civilians of the USA. This act outlawed discrimination based on race, colour, religion and gender. It ended unequal voting rights and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.

Despair- a state where it feels like there is no hope.

MLK memorial- The official adress of the monument-1964…


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