We’ve recently been thinking about issues of marginalized or oppressed identity groups and the ways in which both those in power and those who are “othered” fantasize about history in ways that reflect their needs and desires. In Ira Glass’ podcast This American Life, the episode headed by Neil Drumming, “We Are in the Future,” explores how the cultural genre of Afrofuturism serves to think through suffering, inspire hope, and contemplate the fear or uncertainties of the future for black people. This future is tightly interwoven with their experiences of the past and present, and the hardships they have historically survived and continue to face in various forms. In his chapter “Digital Indians” from his book Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,” David Treuer also considers Native Americans, another historically oppressed group that bore injustices at the hands of white Americans, and he examines the ways in which they have mobilized to deal with the trauma of their past and work towards a better future. Many Native Americans are employing myriad approaches to taking back the health, pride, and autonomy that the United States government had so deeply corroded; through cultural and social as well as political means, they are striving to generate long-term change in our nation. Using close reading skills and evidence from Drumming, Treuer, and ONE additional reading of your choice, respond to the following question: What are the ways in which persecuted individuals or groups can go beyond merely surviving and actively engage in creating real change in the face of immense establishments of oppression?
d with frequent, minor discrepancies in its information was published, which also criticized Sullivan’s employees. As a result, Sullivan felt like he had been slandered. However, the Supreme Court ruled that the New York Times was not liable for defamation. The consensus was that when regarding a public figure, the person wanting the statement removed must determine either knowledge of or gross neglect of the documents’ validity. Part of the reason this ruling was so important was because set the foundation for multi-faced media coverage of the civil rights movement. Many other news outlets (particularly in the South) had been facing defamation suits by local leaders and police departments because they covered the violence taking place when African-americans peacefully protested. Obviously, this level of brutality and violence against blacks (including women and children) made local leaders and police departments lose some of their credibility and support. This defamation ruling set the precedent for other cases like these, allowing for more accurate coverage of the violence taking place. Our rights currently mean that if you are a public official, you cannot sue for defamation unless you can prove that the person who wrote the article knowingly wrote an inaccurate article or acted in gross negligence. Privacy rights concerning abortion remain a dinner table taboo, a.k.a one of the most controversial political issues today. The landmark case for privacy rights regarding abortion was Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade was decided in 1971 by Supreme Court, which identified having an abortion as a right of privacy, which was protected under the Fourteenth Amendment. This ruling gave women nationally full autonomy over their choice to have an abortion during their first trimester. It also gave states some flexibility in determining what is appropriate for the second and third trimesters. Women’s right to have an abortion currently varies state to state, with mandates on when states can ban abortion (before the point where the fetus can exist outside the womb, banning abortion is not constitutional, however, banning abortion after the point of vitality varies state to state and must include exceptions to protect the health of the mother.) In subsequent cases (Planned Parenthood v. Casey 1992 and Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt (2016)) the term “undue burden” was further refined and defined for clarity. Currently, laws that regulate abortion need to be evaluated to see if the new regulation will advance the promotion of public health or fu>GET ANSWER