Without peaceful protest, things would be dramatically different in America. The South might still be segregated, women might not be allowed to vote, and there would be no labor protection. Most wars have been halted by public dissent and a massive outcry for peace. Without protests, the Vietnam and Iraq Wars might still be going on. There is no denying that peaceful protests have saved many lives and brought mercy to many people’s suffering.
There would be no justice in America without our heroes who were brave enough to take to the streets in peaceful defiance. We have teachers all around us from our rich American history to show us the way. We have learned from these heroes that violence is detrimental to the ultimate goal of peace and taking a violent stance when protesting can only end badly, as we are unequipped for that kind of fight. We do, however, by standing together, have a chance to make a really good point.
Thank goodness, people take to the streets, not with violence, but with information, signs, and strong desires to create peace in its truest form. To deny violence and social injustices with our entire bodies is the complete denial of oppression. Throughout American history, when faced with glaring social injustice, frustrated youth have taken to the streets in acts of protest. The youth will always rebel, making it clear to the older generation of people in charge what exactly the public opinion is.