Although society was born with obedience ingrained in them and feel discomfort from the thought of disobeying, many can agree that disobedience can be and has been an obligation to bring civil justice for all.
In 1955, an African American woman named Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to give up her seat on the local bus to a white man, thus lead to the Montgomery bus boycott by Martin Luther King Jr. Although this act of disobedience caused pain towards a lot of families these African Americans did not give up on their boycott. The boycott started an uproar in the South with the blacks refusing to ride in the back of the bus, three years later, the Supreme Court declared segregated buses.
This act of disobedience started a chain in the system leading to segregated schools, buses, play areas, until finally people of color and whites could interact together in peace. Sometimes people believe that staying quiet or just going with the flow is better than being heard but what they don’t keep in mind is how their lives will be affected after everything has happened. Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a white man because of the unjust rule in Alabama which lead to the revolution of blacks and white coexisting together now. Many people thing that because the government enforces a law that it automatically is the right thing for the people or if someone with a higher authority was to ask for a person’s participation on torturing people in the name of science then it must be safe. In the 1960’s, a professor named Stanley Milgram decided to test a theory on how people would react to authority inflicting pain on others for the cause of science. “If Y follows the
command of X we shall say that he has obeyed X; if he fails to carry out the command of X, we shall say that he has disobeyed X” (Milgram). ...
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