Friday, February 5, 2016

The Freedom Riders....Who Were They and Why Do They Matter?



Today's Documentary showed us a powerful movement that forced change.  What is the role in the lives of the citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society?  That is the question you are charged with.  
Your assignment is to watch the film and write a paragraph about the following and post this paragraph in the box below.  Also you must respond to two other people's post. 

What is the role of the citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society, and how do you feel the Freedom Riders have helped you (or have not helped) you understand this role?

REMEMBER TO BLOG ABOUT THIS IN A PARAGRAPH OR MORE AND RESPOND TO THE POSTS OF TWO OTHER PEOPLE. Remember to put your name and period after your statement.

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Grading:  10 points for a thoughful paragraph answering our question
                10 points for responding to two other posts in a thoughtful manner (5x2 =10). 

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  1. The role of the citizen is to be brave. When there is a lack of justice its the citizens job to stand up against it. The freedom riders helped me understand this because even though they were faced with great danger, they still stood up against it and help bring awareness to how broken the justice system was.

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    2. I really like your post because none of the ones I read said anything about being brave and I think the bravery of the Freedom Riders is what kept them going.
      Ameinna Yasipour Period 3

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    3. I agree with your post because the freedom riders showed how giving up was never an option.
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    4. I think you hit the nail on the head here Rahsan. It must've been terrifying to know you may die for what you believed in.

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  2. There are many roles of a citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society. One of the roles us citizens have are to fight for what we believe in and to never give up. The Freedom Writers in my opinion influenced my statement because they too fought for their rights and they did it without violence. They have mixed motives but still very influential.
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    1. I agree with what you said about a role being to never give up. The Freedom Riders could've easily gave up when things went bad, but they didn't which is why I think they made such a big impact.

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    3. I agree with your post because the freedom riders stayed true to what they believe in to get what they want.
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  4. A citizen has many roles in society where there is injustice. Citizens as a whole must come together as a whole to accomplish all the wrongs. The Freedom Writers have contributed a tremendous amount to helping understanding this role. The Freedom Riders bravely when around to different cities non-violently protesting. Not only African Americans, but also whites stood up for the equal justice that they believe everyone should have.

    Se'Maj McCraw, Period 4

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    1. I agree with you, it takes tremendous amount of effort to come together as a group to start a big moment like the freedom riders.
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    2. I agree I do think that their role is to come together and fix all of the wrongs. The freedom riders did just that and much more. They came one step closer to ending segregation and racism. What the freedom riders accomplished when there was injustice in the government still has an impact today.
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    3. I also agree with you, it takes a lot of confidence to come together and start a big movement like the freedom riders.
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  5. The role of a citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society is to stand up for what you believe in, to make public of the disrespect that others dare to show to other people just because of their skin color. Civil rights leaders and citizens both whites and black tried to break segregation by going into the deep south on buses known as the Freedom Riders. With making this problem public or nationwide or worldwide, it takes courage and the ability to react to any situations in a proper manner. The Freedom Riders showed this is by taking every beating, arrest and hateful comments and turned it into self-motivation to wanting to end the segregation. The Freedom Riders help me understand this role because they are one of the many prime examples that stood up against the law and fought for freedom and to me that explains a lot about how much they wanted to abolish the segregation in the Deep South.
    FARIDATOU ISSIAKO, period 4

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    1. The role of a citizen is not only to stand up for what you believe in but also for what is right. The freedom riders understood this and they peacefully assembled to try and changed the white people's mind. I agree when you said that the freedom riders fought for what they wanted and I think that the achieved something great.
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    2. I agree that society must stand up for what they believe in. If they do not come together as a whole, then chances are their voices will not get heard. Also, an important thing is that the Freedom Riders acted with such acts like sit-ins and etc that were all non-violent.

      Se'Maj McCraw, Period 4

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    3. I agree that you should make it public of the disrespect that others dare to show to other people because nothing like that should be hidden.
      Kevin Merritt, Period 4

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    4. I agree with what you said about when there is lack of justice in our society, the citizens step up because if you don't speak up for what you believe in, then there is going to be no change.
      Kevin Merritt, Period 4

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    5. Very detailed,you are right. The struggle that the Freedom Riders went through showed just how badly they wanted segregation to end. They went through beatings and name calling and many horrible things to prove a point.
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  6. The role of a citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society is speak up about what is wrong. This is what the Freedom riders did. They assembled and decided to go down in the Deep South to see if they could be able to make a change. The freedom riders wanted to dare the government to do what it was supposed to do. The freedom riders have helped me understand this role because they spoke up for what was the correct thing to do.
    Cintia Vazquez, Period 4

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    1. I do believe that many (society) must speak up about what is wrong for anything to get fixed. Being as thought the government did not want to help, they took matters into their own hands. The Freedom Riders helped in many ways, just looking back if they had not achieved what they did where would we be.

      Se'Maj McCraw, Period 4

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    2. I agree with you the best way to make a voice for a group of minorities is to get up and speak up about their problem. Good Job
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    4. I agree with your idea of speaking against what is wrong. The only way to fix this problem was to stand up and fight for what they thought they deserved without violence being involved. The freedom riders are a great example of what should be done.

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    5. I agree with you when you say that the Freedom Riders dared the government to do what was right. Sometimes even today the government over look things, we see that with current events. It is very important to stand by what you think is right.
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    6. I agree with you, I believe that our society should speak up when there is lack of justice. I also agree that Freedom riders had helped me understand about equal rights,
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    7. Yes to gain rights that have been denied we must speak up and fight it is the only way that anything may change. People should take a leaf out of their book and fight for the injustice that is going on and they should be just as determined as the riders.
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  7. The role of a citizen is to fight for justice if your services that are supposed to provide security can’t do it. When there is lack of justice in our society, the citizens step up and provide justice for themselves and their community. The Freedom Riders have contributed to fighting against segregation and racial inequality. They put up a fight together to have racial justice even though it brought about violence. They helped by trying to fix a problem without violence, and yet violence still occurred. The Freedom Riders helped me understand this role by putting their own lives on the lines for their brothers and sisters of color to walk in a restaurant and be served or for them to go into the same bathroom no matter the color of skin.
    Terryn Brown, Period 4

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    1. I agree with this completely. The role of a citizen definitely is to fight for justice. You've incorporated many facts into this to support your opinion.
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    2. You made a good point here were you said that citizens have to fight for justice for their community
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  8. I believe that the role of a citizen is to stand up for they believe in. When there is lack of justice citizens are supposed to be brave and fight for their justice. Freedoms riders have helped because they traveled to different cities to protest for equal justice, also it helped because whites also stood for the justice that everyone should have

    Lourdes Negron ,period 4

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    1. I agree with your statement about standing up for what you believe in. Because when injustice is left unchecked for long it'll only make society believe that such a thing is acceptable in society.
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  9. The role of the citizen is to speak up if something is not justified. They have to be brave and determined to make things right. The Freedom riders taught me that you determined and very brave, they went through hell and back. There will be people who agree with your cause and others that will not. It is important to stand by what you believe no matter what happens.
    Estefania Ledesma 4

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    1. I agree with your thoughts on the role of a citizens. Being brave and determined was a big part of the freedom riders journey. Great Job.
      Terryn Brown, Period 4

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    2. I agree what you said. It's good for a person to voice their opinions when there's injustice, because if they were to say something, others are sure to say something to.

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    3. I totally agree with your response. If you don't speak up about something you don't agree with, how do you expect anything to change? You can't sit around and wait for someone else to speak up because you'd be waiting forever. Also, being brave and determined were the key components of the freedom riders. They saw a problem, tried to change it even if it meant risking their lives. Good work.

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  10. The role of an African American citizen or any minority citizen is that you had to fight very hard for what is right and be nonviolent at the same time. Also the role of the citizen when there is a lack of justice is very difficult because they faced a lot of challenges while there were a lack of justice in a society. I feel the freedom riders have helped paved the way for future generations to have freedom and equality wherever they go.
    Kevin Merritt, Period 4

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    1. I like that you incorporated that being nonviolent is important. I really think it's important that these challenges are faced without violence because it causes less altercations. Good job.

      Terryn Brown, Period 4

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    2. I agree with your comment. I believe that all citizens should fight for what rights and protest for they believe in. I also agree that freedom riders had helped me understand equality.
      Lourdes Negron, Period 4

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    3. I found your statement about the freedom riders to paving a road for future to be very true. Because of their risk they took it left a big impression on society as a whole that even in America there's injustice. I also concur with your point about fighting for what is right while incorporating nonviolent methods.
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    4. I agree with what you said because if you want something to happen you have to fight for it. -Kendra Tate 4th period

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    5. I agree, the freedom riders envisioned freedom, and went after it in a nonviolent movement. they did what others were scared to do
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  11. When there's injustice in society its the citizen role to stand up for it. The freedom riders was a group of people whom decided to opposed the southern way of living. The trip was dangerous and risky even with Dr. King advising them to back down. Despite the risk the freedom riders went through because they fought for what they believed in which is justice. The freedom riders help me to understand that as a citizen I have to advocate my rights and stand up for injustice in my society.
    Zhong Lin, Period 4

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    1. I agree. I think it's important for a citizen to stand up towards injustice especially if the government doesn't do anything about it.

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  12. Citizens play many roles in our society when justice is lacked. I would say one of the main is roles is fight for what is right and to fight for your beliefs. I think the song that play when the were first boarding the bus explains a lot. The freedom riders have showed to always fight for what i believe in and don't stop when the going gets tough. In the end it will be worth like it was worth it for the freedom riders.

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    1. I agree because you have a right to fight for what is correct.
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    2. I agree about the song explaining a lot. It was also very catchy and inspirational.
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  13. The role of the citizens when there is lack of justice in our society is to fight for what you know is right and meant to be. When I say fight, i don't mean with violence, because then that makes you just like the people opposing the belief of yours, but to stand up what is meant to be for everyone. The freedoms helped me understand that, they took the beating that was done by them, and yet, more people went to do the same thing.

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    1. I agree because you have a right to fight for what is correct.
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    2. I agree, I believe we have roles that are implemented in us. I think you made really good points.

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    3. I agree that the role of citizens could be to fight for what you know is right and what is meant to be. You had very important and meaningful points in your post.
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  14. The role of the citizen is to stand up for not only themselves but also for others. They have to fight in order to have changed and as freedom riders that's what they did in order to succeed. Freedom riders have helped me to understand this role because in life if you want something to happen you have to speak up and fight for it in order for it to happen. -Kendra Tate 4th period

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  15. Active citizenship implies individuals getting included in their communities and democracy at all levels, from towns to urban areas to across the nation movement. Individuals joined the freedom riders to change the way African Americans were dealt with in America. The freedom ride was the ride to equality. The role the media played in the Freedom Riders was exposing the dishonesty of America to the whole world. The media talked about the violent acts done by white mobs in the south.
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    1. I agree with your response, and I believe that if it wasn't for the media nothing would've changed. Pictures of these assaults were seen in newspapers all over the country, and the fact that it reached the eyes of the President meant the efforts of non-violent activists/groups paid off.
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    2. I totally agree. African Americans joined the freedom riders to change the way they were being treated. I also agree that freedom ride was a step to seeking equality. Kendra Tate, Period 4

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  16. The role of a citizen when society is unfair and unjust is to fight for what is right and gain the fairness that is deserved.The freedom came together and despite the dangers they continued.The riders never backed down even when they were scared and all seemed hopeless, which contributed to my understanding to fight against the unfairness of society.

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    2. Yes, I agree with you. If you want something you have to get it, Even though the freedom riders were brutally hurt they kept going.
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  17. African Americans put a a good fight for civil rights in a nonviolent way. When there is a lack of justice in society it is pretty complicated to become a good citizen because of the injustice and the lack of respect in society. The freedom riders developed a way to make sure that equality and liberty exists in our generation and other ones.
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    1. I agree that when there is a lack of justice in society it can become complicated to be a good citizen. It is not easy to sit back and be forced to deal with something you don't agree with or believe in. I also think that the Freedom Rider's method was beneficial.
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    2. I agree that there is a lack of justice in our society. The Freedom Riders showed us an example that makes sure equality and liberty exists in our society.
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    3. I agree with your statement and roles that a citizen should have when a society lacks justice. - Hakim Grandberry

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  18. Citizens of a community have the responsibility to challenge the government when they feel as if the government is wrong. The citizen has the role of peacefully protesting or petitioning to change what they feel is wrong. The freedom riders helped me realize that peacefully protesting does more than what it seems. Freedom riders changed an entire country to change what they felt was wrong because they weren't receiving their promise from the constitution.

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  19. When there is a sense of injustice a citizens role is to have hope and speak about what they think is wrong. I feel as if the freedom riders had a great impact on me personally because they went through with their plan even though they were aware of the outcomes.

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  20. I believe there is a subconscious known role that each citizen has when faced with injustice. Regardless of who you are, you understand that injustice should be stopped. The Freedom Riders understood that injustice is not be accepted, but it should be opposed. No matter what the world had put against them, they relied on each other to be supportive to their message as a whole. They understood that they all mattered together. Individually they would not be as strong ad they were walking together. We all as citizens have a role in society and have the right to speak out against ant injustice we are faced with.

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  21. I believe there is an important role citizens have in a society with a lack of justice. They should raise awareness on the problems in that society, especially if the authorities aren't going to do so. We are always told as young people that if we aren’t part of the solution we’re part of the problem; and I understand the Freedom Riders had this mentality, knowing that standing around wasn’t going to fix anything. They would rather risk their lives to make a statement about the injustice happening to others than stay silent and let the problem flourish. As citizens we should take action like they did, or support those taking action when others are being treated unfairly in the community. The Freedom Riders helped me understand that non-violent protest is an effective but risky way to address situations that aren’t being addressed, and citizens should play a major part in the solving of these problems.

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    2. I do agree that you have to first understand the problem before you can make a plan to overcome it.
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    3. I agree that when there is a problem in society we should raise awareness and make sure people know whats going on if authorities don't want to.
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    4. " We are always told as young people that if we aren’t part of the solution we’re part of the problem." This is the most important thing to remember when thinking about the wrongs of society. We can not just think because we aren't physically causing the problems we must be the solution. Someone who sees wrong and doesn't do anything is almost the same as the person doing the wrong.

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  22. I feel the role of the citizens can be expressed in many ways. In the story of the freedom riders I was inspired on the way that we as citizens should react to insolence from the government on the topic of segregation. The freedom riders showed me that it is important to take things into your own hands when sitting back isn't helping. I feel that fighting back is very important but only when you fight negativity with positivity and not fighting back physically. The freedom riders have shown me that my position in this country matters and that I can shine light on darkness if I commit to it.
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    1. I agree with your statement and roles that a citizen should have when a society lacks justice. - Hakim Grandberry

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  23. When there is a lack of justice in our society, the role of a citizen is to speak upon it, and stand up for what you believe is right. No matter what the circumstances are, if you believe something is out of place, simply state your mind. The freedom riders accomplished this by going to the Deep South, going to the place where some African Americans didn’t risk to enter. Yes, they were brutally hurt. They jeopardized their lives to make a difference for society. The Freedom Riders helped me understand that being brave takes a lot of courage and it comes with risk, but the end product will be good.
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    1. I completely agree with you that the role of a citizen to speak upon the lack of justice and stand up for what they believe in. Being brave does take a lot of courage that the Freedom Riders expressed especially while they were brutally beat.
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  24. When there is a lack of justice in our society, the role of citizen is to speak up and stand up for what you believe and know is right. If you know something is wrong you have to speak up about and can't stay quiet or hide somewhere. What i'm basically saying if you want a change you have to speak up and stand up for whats right. The Freedom riders were very brave and they are a great example of the role citizens in America should do. The Freedom riders risked their life for a change and didn't matter what happened to them they wanted to make a point.
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    1. I really like your post because you have the same idea that I do on how a citizen should stand up for what they believe in
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  26. The role of a citizen is to recognize that a change needs to be made, then, become the change. During the Freedom Riders film, there was a lot of resistance to the change that the riders were trying to create. Most of the people who opposed their ideas were white adult males. These men abused and tortured and belittled the Freedom Riders. There was a lot of resistance because people get comfortable and set in their ways and also may become scared of what change could bring or produce. The Freedom Riders have been a perfect prime example of "being the change." They were several brave citizens eager to change the viewpoints, ideas and assumptions that blacks and whites cannot and should not be integrated. They demonstrated this by attempting to travel safely through the deepest parts of the South on the "Freedom Ride." They also taught all people that each individual does have a voice which they can use to influence and impact society in various ways. Their efforts and achievements are appreciated, not only during Black History Month, but everyday.
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    1. Your paragraph was very interesting to read. I love how you chose a role that was unique to you. I also agree with that; saying that the citizens need to become the change rather than always arguing and fighting for something they know that couldnt happen no matter how hard they tried.
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  27. I believe that citizens have an extremely important role in a society where there is a lack of justice and equality. If the government is not fulfilling their rights as an authority, then citizens should stand up for their own problems. Similarly, the Freedom Riders also portrayed this in their life. They knew that if they do not stand up and fight for their rights, no change was to be made. i believe that we should stand up and fight for wrongly committed acts in the government. If not us, then we should give our say and input in the problems of of our fellow citizens. Lastly, The Freedom Riders helped me understand that staying silent would not help the problems in the government, rather citizens need to adjust the government based on all citizens.
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  28. I agree with you on the role if citizens in society. They need be determined and brave in order to adjust the things they find wrong.
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  29. Many roles come in play for citizens when there is a lack of justice. But one major role is that the citizens have to be very courageous and daring. You can not get any justice if your just sitting in the background and not fighting for justice. An example of courageousness are the Freedom Riders, they fought for what they wanted and that was equality. They helped me understand that not everything is going to be given and you will have to work hardfor the things you believe is right

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    1. I agree with your statement and roles that a citizen should have when a society lacks justice. - Hakim Grandberry

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    2. I agree, if the freedom riders did not take a risk then the results would have never been present
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  30. In my opinion I believe there are many roles for a citizen when a society lack justice. A citizen should take responsibility and step up for what they believe is right and take chances. The freedom riders helped me understand this role because the sacrificed their lives to put an end in racism and discrimination in the south. Also they helped me understand these roles because they were brave enough to fight against the government and try to stop the hatred of African Americans. - Hakim Grandberry, Period 4

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    1. HAKIM!! i agree that the citizens should take responsibility into something that they believe in.

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  31. Honestly i feel like the main role of a citizen in a society that lacks justice, is simply a protester. Within that society, citizens deserve to have the fairness of treatment and neutrality, and if they do not have that they deserve to be heard. having a voice overpowers every role. Protesting on justice and equality is a chance citizens should take. The Freedom Riders helped me understand the brutality that African Americans with a voice went through. It helped me visualized that they actually put themselves in danger.. as a citizen... to fight what they believe in. It helped me understand the role of being a protester because you have to be brave enough, the Freedom Riders showed that they were more than brave. | Kelonie Brookin Period 3

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    1. I agree totally that protesters are a huge aspect to American society and will always be.

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  32. The role of a citizen when there is a lack of justice is to make sure they push a higher power to do something about it. With all of the rights and responsibilities we have as citizens our role is to stand against injustice and make sure there are changes made to the way society operates. The Freedom Riders have helped me understand this because they were just ordinary citizens suffering from a lack of justice and decided to stand up and let their voices be heard in order to cause a huge change in the way America operated. Even without using violence they made major improvements, in the law and regulations in the South which were unfair and poor to the African Americans living there. They helped me understand that a group of people with the same goal are stronger than one person or many people with negative intentions.
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    1. You really wrote a lot which makes me feel like you really understood this topic, thank you.
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  33. When there is a lack of justice in society the role of a citizen is to stand up for what they believe in, even if everyone stands against them. Citizens have responsibilities to support what they think is right. The Freedom Riders helped me understand this because Martin Luther King Jr. told them that they should stop what they were doing, but they didn't listen. They were aware of an injustice and they were doing what they thought was necessary to fight that injustice.
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    1. I like how I can tell you understand this topic and I like that you put MLK in it
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    2. i agree with this because citizens have responsibilities to support whats right.

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  34. Citizens have many roles to play when it comes to the lack of justice in our society. As a citizen we have the right to fight for what we believe in. To get something that you want in life you have to go for it. That is what the Freedom Riders did. They fought for their rights and did so without aggression or violence.
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  35. The role of a citizen is to make sure the higher power is pushed to do something about an important situation. Our responsibilities and rights help us to stand up against injustice and make changes in our society. The freedom riders were some citizens who made changes, they helped me to understand this because they were African american citizens who were treated poorly cause of their race. They chose to stand up and they made a huge change in the way America operated. The freedom riders helped me understand that a group of people with the same goal are stronger than a group of people with negative intentions.

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  36. Within the documentary on the Freedom Riders citizens challenge the lack of justice of blacks throughout the Southern part of the United States. The Freedom Riders risk their lives to stand against segregation as they make it their responsibility or their role as citizens to make a change. The role of the citizen when there is injustice present in their society is to simply take a stand and use their rights to create justice. Trying to create a legal and non-violent push against the government can go a long way especially in today's society. I feel as though the Freedom Riders helps us understand this topic as it shows how drastic measures can get, but in the end the outcome was justice.

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  37. Being a citizen has to do more than just voting and paying taxes, it also means that we have the right to voice out our own opinions and get things that we know is wrong fixed with the law. I feel that if there is a lack of justice in our society we should come together to try and fix what the injustice is. I feel like the Freedom Riders did help me understand this role because they did not care about the consequences of them trying to make things right, they knew segregation was wrong and they were the ones bold enough to act upon it.
    Melani Zawadski Period 3

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  38. The role of a citizen is to do whats right for the society. If there is a lack of justice in society it is the duty of the citizen to do what they feel is right. I feel as though the freedom riders did the right thing and helped society because they saw an injustice and fought for it.
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  39. Jaeden Johnson Pd.4February 10, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Being in society you have to do right as a citizen. Like if something happens in society it is a citizens job to fix the issue. I feel that the freedom riders went about it the right way because they helped the society by correcting the injustice that was happening.

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    1. Jaeden Johnson Pd.4February 10, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      I agree because I also felt it was right that they fought and addressed the situation.

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  40. The citizens have a big role in this country, the role to lead the country to more greatness and to make the country a more safe and happy environment for everybody. Once, the citizens see that the justice isn't being served its their duty to do what's right and make equality. The freedom riders did what they thought was right, they were standing for others who were terrified to stand up for their rights. They faced a lot of hatred and threats, but they were strong for their rights and for the future. They gave every citizen an important message, stand up and fight for what you believe in, because you can change the future and law, just like the freedom riders.
    Sofia Figueroa

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