Why do some people standby during times of injustice while others try to do something to stop or prevent injustice?
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr. This quote summarizes that if we don't take action on the people who are suffering it could eventually be us who are suffering. This goes with my EQ because it proves what can happen if someone don't up stand and why someone should speak up.
In this article by Signe Whitson she gave 6 common reasons why bystanders choose not to intervene. Two of the biggest reasons on the list I believe are not knowing how to make it stop and thinking that someone else will step in. This relates to my EQ because it shows why people don't stand up during injustice (bullying).
Martin Niemöller's poem is about how no one including him spoke up for others and when it came down to them (him) there was no one to speak up for them(him). This goes with the EQ because if you don't speak up when it's someone else most likely no one will stick up for you.
This video characterizes what it means to be an up stander. It shows that there is not one type of up stander at the really anyone can be an up stander as long as they can speak up in the face of injustice this relates to the essential question because it shows what an up stander is.
Oskar Schindler was a Nazi during WWII who saved a 1,000 Jews lives. He created a list called Schindler's List that had Jews who were in concentration camps names on it. That list sent those Jews to Schindler's factory where he would protect them and treat them like his children. He witnessed injustice and stood up for what he knew was right.
This is my perspective on the question: Is there a difference between tolerance and acceptance?
this slide connects to my EQ because it is a summary and review of the book The Boy in the Wooden Box
Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions.
This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.
Some people are saying, ‘Well, these people are going to change the culture of people in Idaho.’ What I am seeing in thees people are coming and changing there culture (to reflect the culture of Idaho).
Tolerance and acceptance differ in everyday life and in research. Tolerance is a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry. Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit
How can one person make a difference?
Oskar Schindler was a person hat made a difference to over thousands of Jews. One of his last things he quotes before passing away was, "What is there to say? They are my friends. I would do it again, over and over-for I hate cruelty and intolerance." He did what he thought was right and made the difference that is good.
"Many common ways to do good, such as becoming a doctor, have less impact than you might first think. That said, it's possible for one person to make a huge difference, though it might involve doing something more." Making a difference is up to you and how you do it.
The article states, "Many people believe that they don’t have what it takes to make a difference to the world. They believe only people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and many more are the real heroes." Anything you do can make a difference to someone.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall quotes this piece with the meaning that, everyone makes a difference, but it's your choice to decide what difference you choose to make.
As the unquestioned leader of the peaceful Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was at the same time one of the most beloved and one of the most hated men of his time. How did his efforts change our society forever?
How and to what extent the impact of social media can be felt by individuals and social groups.
The incredible story of a boy and his family who endured the holocaust and were saved by Oskar Schindler.
The society we live in has a profound effect on what we do in life. Our actions, thoughts, and speech are all shaped by what we perceive as normal or correct. However, there are also those who seek to stand out and make a difference, attempting to change the views of a society. How has our society shaped us, and is it for the better?