Video Information From RFK
Violence breeds violence. Repression breeds retaliation and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our souls. For there is another kind of violence slower,but just as deadly, destructive. It is a shot or bomb in the night this is the violence of institution, indifference in action and decay. This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin is different colors. This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter. This is the breaking of a man's spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man amongst other men but we can perhaps remember only for a time that those who live with us are our brothers and surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and become in our hearts brothers and countrymen once again (applause)
The information above is for the questions below:
1. What did RFK mean when he talked about institutional violence?
2. In your opinion, how have Americans moved closer to addressing the issues of race that Robert Kennedy spoke about?
3. What is still left to do, and what can we do now to move towards equity for all Americans
1. The institutional violence was the slow to change and acknowledge the equality of all. The oppression and intentional blind eye to violence between races and among the poor. The government allowed the poor to live in sub standard housing, little access to quality healthcare or any kind of care. All this is the backbone, but the laws created the atmosphere of discrimination between races, social stratis, and between genders. Laws favoring certain people are another of the most definitive of the institutional violence objectives we allowed to occur. Schools in poor areas, especially urban areas or where there were mostly black residents received less attention and money. Judges favored whites over blacks and ...
A discussion on the presented information about RFK and his take on race and institutional violence. Opinion on current trends, past observations of RFK included.