Ferguson | Engelsk Essay

Tensions between law enforcement officers and the black community in America are not a new thing. In fact, such frictions have probably been constant in the last 150 years since the abolition of slavery.

However, not too long ago, an event involving local police officers shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown to death on August 9, 2014, has led to local riots, which soon became a nationwide concern, with other protests taking place in different locations in America.

The event has led to many authors’ presenting their view on the Ferguson Police Shooting and the riots.

Groundbreaking events in African American history. Events like the north’s victory in the Civil war, the brown versus board of education, Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House, and so on.

All things that were supposed to make the country better but didn’t bring any peace. It just caused more outbreaks of white rage.

By bringing in these examples and using logos, she makes an appeal to the audiences’ sense of reason or logic. Using historical and literal analogies to make a logical argument is another strategy.

She also uses pathos in the text. The appeal to people’s emotions. She uses it for example when she talks about the children.

The brown versus board of education made sure that white and black children were no longer going to separate schools. It outlawed the ongoing segregation in schools, but it wasn’t without consequences.

The black children were, “hungry for quality education and ran headlong into more white rage.” (s. 2, l. 42-43) They even used brick and mobs at school doors as signs.

She tries to create compassion here with the reader for the kids. How white rage affected children. She also uses it when she talks about white rage nowadays.

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