I have an essay due tomorrow and any help will be appreciated. Here's the prompt:
Explore how courage can challenge and change societal norms. Consider the ideas of Safwat Saleem (https://www.ted.com/talks/safwat_saleem_why_i_keep_speaking_up_even_when_people_mock_my_accent#t-636203
) and Lucinda Everett (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/25/coco-children-film-life-lesson-issues-film-adults
) Your essay can examine the courage of a single individual or an organized group. However, the work of the individual and/or group must have occurred within the last 30 years. Your essay must define the norm as it existed prior to and after the works of these individuals or groups. My essay so far: Courage is the drive that allows one to carry out a motive, without the fear of any consequence. In relation to how interconnected our society is with the influence of mass media, there are many social pressures that today’s society enforces. This can heavily discourage one from deferring from the norm, even if its something worth fighting for. In the case of Colin Kaepernick, his courage to challenge the social norm of standing during the national anthem by kneeling, invokes change by putting more focus on police brutality and oppression against people of color. Keeping in mind the ideas of persistence, and visual representation. Kaepernick utilizes courage within his beliefs, at the cost of his reputation, in order to call attention to and change social norms.