In my Ethics class, we discussed whether religion should be a factor within our public offices. Here is a snippet of the directions along with other supporting evidence to help you form a conclusion yourself. John F. Kennedy argues why “religious views are [an office holder’s] own private affair [and] whose public acts are responsible to all groups and obligated to none […], not limited or conditioned by any religious oath, ritual[,] or obligation.” Compare it with Mike Pence’s acceptance speech as a running mate in which he says, among others, “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican—in that order!” Continue reading Church vs. State: Religion in Public Office
In “Mellody Hobson: Color Blind or Color Brave,” she talks about the racial divide in America, and how many are uncomfortable and dismissive of the situation. During her Tedtalk, Mellody shared a story of how she was discriminated against and mistaken for the kitchen help. I found that most memorable because it has happened to many people of color, not just black. The stereotypes in our country have a structured a way of thinking or categorizing citizens in unwanted situations. Continue reading Color Blind or Color Brave?
In “How To Kill 11 Million People,” author Andy Andrews explains the importance of becoming informed about the situations happening within our governments across the world. With the institutionalized killing of citizens from different countries like Germany, the Soviet Union, Cambodia, and a host of others. Andrews sheds light on corrupt governments deceiving citizens into trusting them. For instance, the book states that a wide variety of mass killings does not happen overnight, but from time to time.
“… as the fight for equality continues. The Civil Rights Act went into effect in 1964. With much of our leaders’ passion, voice, and hard work which made the Civil Rights Movement more effective. Sadly, America is still progressing slowly as blacks and other minorities are still facing discrimination. Though, not like years before, as we have come a long way…”