A sad/ solemn time in black history was the rosewood massacres of January 1, 1923- January 7, 1923. Events leading up to the massacre included a Ku Klux Klan rally on December 31, 1922, A white teacher’s murder in February of 1922 in the nearby town of Perry. “The final straw” the nearby white communities had was the rumor that a white woman, Fanny Taylor, was raped and assualted in her home near the predominantly black community of rosewood. As soon as whites in predominantly white towns heard of this news, 25-50 white men arrived in rosewood and started the pillaging,killing, and destruction of rosewood. Many of the residents of rosewood fled to the nearby swamps to hide from the destruction of their community, homes, and all they new in their safe community. However, on January 6,1923 local train conductors John and William Bryce, escaped the majority of the stranded residents helped them escape north to cities such as Gainesville, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Atlanta.After the traumatic event, rosewood was then abandoned with former black residents scattered throughout the state of Florida, and throughout the southern sates. In 1993, the Floridian government rewarded each of the 14 remaining survivors with 150,000 dollars each. This event shows the resiliance and strength of the African american people and shows that from all of their years of being held back in America, they rose above and are now perservering photo taken on January 7,1923 in Rosewood,Fl
The social issue I chose was the legalization of physician assisted suicide/ euthanasia. This is a current issue because there is debate on whether ending a terminally ill patient’s life on their request is humane or the right thing to do because this will end them and their families pain and suffering. Most lives that have been ended by euthanasia were that of cancer patients. I think the solution to end the tension around this subject is to legalize physician assisted suicide(euthanasia) everywhere. I believe it is a humane and ethical option for someone that has been caused suffering and pain from terminal Illness or mental illness. The pros of legalized euthanasia would that the terminally ill would die in dignity and not suffer a painful slow death. Euthanasia would also save medical funds that can be used on other patients. Others argue against euthanasia by stating that the legalization of euthanasia would lead a “slippery slope into legalizing non voluntary euthanasia, or even murder”. Another argument against legal euthanasia is that I devaluates human life and the rights of a human.
Any other arguments for euthanasia suggested would be appreciated. What can I include or change to have a strong argument?
I created a detailed snowflake as the colder months/winter and fall have a special place in my heart. To me, the dormant months represent reflection and tranquility. When the first leaves begin to change, the crispness and sharpness of the air, the first snowfall, the dark, chilly, windy, mysterious nature of autumn and winter captivate me and calm me with their dark, cold, short days. I feel that if I was to be a season, I would be autumn or winter; because in a way, i see myself in the stretch of months bridging the warmer, brighter, green seasons or spring and summer. I was also born in February which is in the dead of winter. Other people also made things that they see themselves in or things and activities in which they are passionate about such as a sport, a career aspiration, an accomplishment and so on and so forth. Making this sculpture made me think about the poetic nature of the colder months and how it relates to my personality and how it relates to winter and autumn. Originally, I was going to do a straight, emotionless expressive face. The reason for this is because ever since this school year started, that is one of the only emotions I feel on a daily basis. But then I thought to myself that I would come off as monotonous, catty, mean, or just boring; in which, there is some truth to that. But then I thought it would be slightly less boring to write about my love for the cold
In the past few years, states such as Oregon, Montana, Washington, Vermont, California, Colorado, And Washington DC have legalized assisted suicide for terminally ill patients whos condition is worsening with time and wish to end their lives peacefully to end their suffering. I support assisted suicide/euthanasia because is sets the patient and their families free of pain and suffering. I think this is a ethical and humane choice for someone that has spent the remainder of their lives in agony and suffering in a treatment home or in a hospital room. It wouldn’t be fair if we don’t allow terminally ill people take control of their own bodies and conditions and let them end them and their families pain and suffering. Death is a human right and should be left in the patients hands on how they handle their condition. It is better to legalize it and regulate it rather than to just ban it completely. Death may not always be a bad thing. Limiting a terminally ill patient of their rights or request is a violation of their rights and human rights; which is not fair. Someone that is suffering and that has been suffering should not be told to do with their life.
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