Contemporary American Issues

Essay by GOALMAKERUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, January 2006

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The extremely well rounded Angela Davis attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater on April 11, 2005 to speak on Contemporary Issues. Throughout her productive life, she has changed many lives through becoming a professor at UCLA until Ronald Regan revoked her privilege to educate, public speeches around the globe, and joining the 1980 communist party presidential election. In addition to Davis's admirable resume, she has a comic personality and possesses the remarkable ability to connect with her audience.

Davis's speech on contemporary issues, touched on National Women's History month, which I learned, is every March. President Bush's quote that Davis reads is similar to as follows:

Now Americans deserve to have this same spirit directed toward addressing problems here at home. I'm a proud member of my party -- yet as we act to win the war, protect our people, and create jobs in America, we must act, first and foremost, not as Republicans, not as Democrats, but as Americans.

George W. Bush

This quote has an abundance of mixed statements that the president did not preach prior to September 11, 2001. To start, this is the first time everyone in America(well, everyone that has credentials) unite wheather they are black, white, hispanic, asian or indian. There were many foreigners, scared to look for relatives at the 9/11 site for fear they may be cought and deported, even though their relative worked in the World Trade Center.

Secondly, the intentions of the war are not clear. Creating jobs in America should not be in the same statement as war because war creates jobs and if there is any reason we are fighting for jobs rather than protecting our people, we are fighting the wrong battle. The day America was attacked was the day everyone in America carried their flags high...