Fig. 1: Student commercials

Relation to Liberty and/or Equality
Link to video
Aja and Manna
Brown vs. Board of Education
Under the 14th Amendment , all U.S citizens have equal rights and can not be deprived of these rights.Each person and student should have the right to got whatever school they choose to attend no matter what race they are. Nowadays the have the right to be where they please no matter what their race or ethic background they are. They should also not be deprived of the knowledge they can learn from others because of their race.
Alexander De Lia
Brown vs. Board of education
All kids to get the same education

Jesús Jimenez
Arizona SB-1070
In April, governor Jan Brewer of Arizona passed bill SB 1070 which sparked controversy and even caught the attention of President Obama. SB 1070 is a bill which would give normal policemen and other types of law enforcing officials the power to arrest undocumented immigrants and deport them. It also gives the officials the authority to question an undocumented immigrant based upon "reasonable suspicion". Many think this is wrong because you could be deported just because of your skin color, also many think it could be prejudice because of the personal view each police officer has about immigration.
Marley, Allison, Thea
Proposition 8
Proposition 8 (or the California Marriage Protection Act) was an amendment made to the constitution of the state of California. It stated that marriage could legally only be between one man and one woman, rendering same-sex marriage illegal. Many have argued that this is a major violation of our constitutional and human rights.

Dylan Cordivari
the assassination of huey p. newton
This event took place on august 22nd 1989. Huey P. Newton was the leader of the black-panther party. He was very big in civil rights and fought for his black rights. He was shot by a 24 year old named Tyrone Robinson. He was a member of the black guerilla family. He was convicted in 1991 and sentenced to 32 years. He was a known drug dealer in Oakland. Robinson claimed that Newton had pulled a gun and that his murder was self defense but there was no evidence of the victim having a gun. The crime was committed in a neighborhood where Newton was trying to set up a program to help destitute blacks. Robinson shot him three times in the face. Robinson went by the street name double r. Newton’s last words before he was killed were “you can kill my body, but not my soul. My soul will live forever!”
This relates to liberty because it proved that people didn’t have much liberty here. I mean he was shot and all he did was try to support black rights. He got the same treatment as Martin Luther King Jr. This is an unfortunate event that occurred and not many people know about it. That is where equality comes into play. There is no equality there. Newton should have been just as big as Martin Luther King and nobody cared.

Sierra Dinvil
Martin L. King Jr. I Have a Dream
In August of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most memorable speeches of all time, his “I Have a Dream” speech. This speech was about how he dreamed that someday the country would be united as one. Not divided by their race, religion, gender, ect. He gave this speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands of people of all different background, all of them in search of the same cause, equality. Dr. King mentions the word equality several times during this speech, hoping to get his point across. He believed that one-day people would not be treated unfairly or separated as a community because of their skin color, but treated with respect and dignity no matter the color of their skin. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted all people to live together in peace and harmony, and I feel like in this day and age things have gotten a lot better since then.
Dr. King’s whole speech was based on liberty and equality. The purpose of this speech was so that everybody could understand that they were all created equal and therefore they should be treated equally. He didn’t believe in all the segregation and violence that was going on towards African-Americans. Segregation did not show liberty towards African-Americans, or any one at that matter. Although the African-Americans were now free, there were many restrictions within their society. Colored people could only walk through certain entrances, drink from certain fountains, eat from certain restaurants, and so forth. This was considered a law, and if they were to break these laws they could be punished in ways such as being sent to jail. This however did not show equality because white people would not be penalized for intruding into the places where the black were segregated. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to stop this. He saw no need for anybody to be treated unfairly, and he gave his life to make sure there was a change in the future.
"Analysis of "I have a dream" Martin Luther King." presentationmagazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jun 2010.
King Jr., Martin Luther. "Famous speeches ." presentationmagazine. N.p., 28 Aug 1963. Web. 8 Jun 2010. <>.

Christian Gelbolingo
Callie Monroe
The Arizona Immigration Law
On April 23, 2010 Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, signed a "the nations toughest bill on illegal immigration" (New York Times). This law makes it a misdemeanor to not carry around immigration papers and gives police the ability to detain anyone that they suspect is in the country illegally. Targeted mostly towards Hispanics, this law will cause harassment and discrimination towards Hispanics even if they are citizens.

This law relates to social equalities because it treats people who aren't citizens of the United States unequally. It'll make them feel unsafe. It is also unequal because whites and blacks don't have to carry around their passports and greencards to prove that they are citizens, so it is unequal for hispanics to have to.

Long Nu Nhan
Gabriel Pingatore
The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded in The Sixteen Street Baptist Church. It killed four little innocent girls while twenty-three other people were hurt. Robert Chambliss was accused of placing the bomb under the steps of the Baptist Church. He was part of the Ku Klux Klan group. On October 8, 1963 Chambliss wasn’t found guilty of murder. He had a six months jail sentence and got a hundred dollar fine. FBI announced that the bombing was by the Ku Klux Klan group on May 17, 2000. The group included people such as Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. The other three men were just there at the scenario. I believe that the church was bomb because of the color of people’s skin. “The nation was 'battling for the minds and the hearts of men in Asia and Africa and they aren't gonna respect the United States of America if she deprives men and women of the basic rights of life because of the color of their skin” someone said. This church was the place where African Americans sat down together and come up with ways to be more involved with the civil rights. This bombing started a movement because it brought African American people together and let their voice be heard. It motivated African Americans to fight what they thought was right.

1953, Brown vs. Topeka. With this case, schools were forced to be integrated all across the United States. Equality was being shown through harsh times and struggles throughout the ages. But when integration reached Birmingham’s schools, the KKK (which had a stronghold in Birmingham) was not very pleased with the act. This white supremacy group continued to blow up local stores, until they took the next step. They placed a bomb on a floor of a black Birmingham church before service. And before anyone knew it, 4 children under the age of 14 were killed by racism shown through by the KKK.

Keanu Farrow People in CIvil RIghts: The commercial focuses on the many people who fought for equality for all during the Civil Rights era. It includes JFK who fought for education rights. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equality amongst al races in the United States. Finally Obama broke the presidential color barrier by becoming the first black president. With this commercial it then comes to a question. These men helped all of us and it's time to pass the torch...who will it be?


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