The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how an invisible line can be so apparently present in this world. I would like to put in front of people, in black and white, how so many people before us have struggled and sacrificed everything they had, including their lives, for the purpose of equality. The focus has been placed on the line that stood between the African-Americans and white population during the 1950’s and 1960’s, The Civil Rights Movement. I chose this topic because although this movement took place over a half century ago, the tension and after-effects are still felt today. My intended audience is anyone and everyone that is willing to read this paper. Everyone has their own thoughts and opinions regarding reasons why people should be together or separate; however, the issue of blacks and whites has always been a front-runner in this debate. I have gathered my information from two African-American history classes, online sources, history encyclopedias, and books. Thankfully I do not have anyone close to me that was on either side of this fight, but it is still something that has had an effect on the world.
The stories from Cluster Five: Dividing Lines is what inspired me to write this essay. The section that made it apparently clear to me, that this was a topic I wanted to learn more about was the Color Lines section. I tried to imagine what it must have been like to have to fight to just sit on a bus or go into a restaurant and order a soda, but I can’t even imagine such a life. I believe that my essay will either teach or touch everyone in my audience. Hopefully, I will shed a little newfound knowledge for each member of my audience and give them something deeper to think about.
October 10, 2008
My purpose for writing this essay is to inform people not only about animal abuse and neglect, but also about the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence. I will also be including the steps that people can take in order to help put a stop to animal abuse and neglect. I feel so strongly about this issue that I decided to make this my research essay; to do this, I will be researching the topic of the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence and using a variety of sources.
I intend for my audience to be anyone who feels strongly about animal abuse and neglect and anyone who would like to learn more about the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence. Animal lovers and animal rights advocates are more likely to be interested in reading this essay. Even so, I hope that this essay is interesting enough to make all people want to read it because I do believe that it is a very serious topic.
This essay was inspired by the Animal Rights section in Chapter Five: Dividing Lines. Vicki Hearne’s essay, “What’s Wrong with Animal Rights?”, ultimately had an impact on my decision to focus my essay on animal rights. I did a lot of research on animal right and became very interested in the topic of animal abuse and neglect. When researching animal abuse and neglect, I read a lot about how animal abuse and human abuse are closely related; this why I chose to write my essay about the connection between animal abuse, domestic violence, and human violence.
Animal Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Human Abuse:
Are They Connected?
The line connecting animal abuse to human violence is much finer than most people seem to think. Many people have researched the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence by conducting studies based on the relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence, the relationship between children who have witnessed domestic violence and committed animal…