Egan’s Prevailing Argument

Racism is one of the biggest conflicts this country has faced and still faces till this day. African Americans and other minorities have fought for their freedom, and have worked extremely hard for equality and equity. Last year, we saw how divided this country got when George Floyd was killed by a brutal police officer. People were ravaged by the death of Floyd and took to the streets to protest that “Black Lives Matter”.  We have see throughout history, similar events taking place where African Americans have strived for their rights and justice. Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” is a beautiful poem about how powerful African Americans are despite the way they’re viewed and treated. No matter how much you hurt “us”, we will rise. No matter how much pain we’ll endure, there will be a light at the tunnel. African Americans stand together in a picture by “TIMES’ Top 100 Pictures” where one individual is crying with his arms linked to two other people protesting against police brutality.

3 thoughts on “Egan’s Prevailing Argument

  1. Pictures are so important because they aren’t limited by words. They tell a story the viewer can see and connect to. Its message connects very well to the problems present in society and the poem “Still I Rise.” They both tell a story of the struggles many unjustly face.

  2. I liked how your two artifacts reveal the issue of racism in two different periods of time in America. Relating George Floyd makes a more present connection while the poem from Maya Angelou might add layers to a different time in the country. I also thought that you briefly describing each of your artifacts made for a strong introduction and addition to your prevailing argument.

  3. I like how you put an example right off the bat into this introduction-it shows a connection with your topic to that of an event that occurred recently in the present. This makes a strong start to your writing, having put out all this information for the readers to expect you to go into and explain to them how it relates to your argument.

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