Qualitative method of study differs from the usual quantitative methods (used in the study of pure sciences) in the sense that it tends to be far more subjective. Being open to qualitative methods of study also allows social scientists to incorporate non-quantitative data (i. e. non-numerical data, such as words, images, gestures, impressions etc. ) in their study.
Since human beings tend to operate in terms of such data and not in terms of the terminology used in ordinary sciences this broader outlook is far more applicable in the study of social sciences. The best statistical method would be to interview long well formulated day to day working procedure at a specific and well selected location. Throughout the procedure, it should be noticed whether there are specific variables within the testable population or not.
These variables would be extremely important while evaluating the basic data in the final stages where the adjustments would be made to the formulated data in accordance to the observations. However, it is important to completely take into account the aspects of fundamental variables of an individual such as ethnicity, religious belief or positive support from the structure of the individual. Findings The matter of civil rights is more about justice and dignity than survival in accordance to Charles Darwin.
Therefore, movements involving civil rights are not a physical compulsion as it hardly threatens any sort of physical existence in general terms. Thus this is one movement that is optional for a human being but when the inner soul and dignity along with self respect is taken into account the basic factors of civil right movements becomes more important than just survival strategies. This is one movement that establishes its place in the intellectual level of the human civilization.
(Roberts, 2005) The African-American Civil Rights Movement from1955 to1968 refers to the reorganization movements in the United States intended at put an end to racial favoritism of African Americans. By 1966, the surfacing of the Black Power Movement, which lasted approximately from 1966 to 1975, distended and increasingly eclipsed the aspires of the Civil Rights Movement to comprise racial poise, monetary and political self-sufficiency, and liberty from white influence.
Several intellectuals refer to the movement as the Second rebuilding, a name that alludes to the renovation after the Civil War. (Stainton, 1999) The key events of The African-American Civil Rights Movement are Jackie Robinson’s Major League Baseball presentation in1947. On May 17 in 1954 the United States Supreme Court presented its verdict concerning the case called Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the plaintiffs charged that the education of black children in separate public schools from their white counterparts was illegal.
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott from1955 to1956, integrating of Little Rock in1957, Sit-ins and Freedom Rides in 1961, The March on Washington in 1963, Organizing in Mississippi, The Birmingham campaign, from 1963 to 1964, Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964, The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964, Selma and the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Memphis and the Poor People’s March in 1968, etc. The noting fact in all these incidents was that these incidents and movements were completely non violent in nature and no example can be put forward in this context as an act of violence.
The incorporating ethos began to transform subsequent to World War II. It begin with the institution of advanced learning that they began to expose their own history, a narration that was on no account taught and time and again intentionally concealed in American public schools. This knowledge permitted for a fundamental evaluation of the history and standings of Mexicans in the United States. (Lamb, 2004) That adaptation of the precedent did not, conversely, take into explanation the history of those Mexicans who had migrated to the United States.
It was merely a decade later when protesters, for instance Bert Corona in California, cuddle the rights of undocumented workforce and facilitated in broadening the center of attention to take account of their rights. In the exhilarating days near the end of the decade 1960s, when the student movement was vigorous all over globe, the Chicano movement resulted in more or less unprompted proceedings, for instance the mass go off in a huff by high school students in Denver and East Los Angeles in 1968 and the Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles in 1970.
In this case too we find that civil rights movements are acting like a tool of self respect without violence and dignity and if the populations of the Asian Americans are taken into consideration then we would see that the fundamental truth about civil right movement would be revealed. Settlement restrictions and citizenship confines imposed on the Chinese and Japanese settlers from late nineteenth century to early twentieth century.
Restrictions set on Asian American settlers were motivated by political, economic and social forces. At the same time as the United States government endeavored to control who cross the threshold to the country by their purpose and extent the Chinese and Japanese immigrants had to resist to uphold their traditions, culture and distinctiveness. This too was done without the intervention of any sort of brute force. (Kar, 2006)
The finding suggests that in spite of so many and such diverse form of discontent it is revealed time and again that the human endurance of accomplishing a goal and sustaining the result is evident through the study that each circumstance can be negotiated without any intervention of violence. This is a monumental feat considering the fact that there was always enough instigation of violence and the protesters always remained clam and showed no sign of violence. Thus it can well be stated that the mass has the power and ability to obtain justice amidst injustice without the intervention of any sort of violence.
Interpretation and conclusion The finding directly relates to the basic hypothesis that violence is not a necessary mean of achieving justice and it is the human endurance and faith that culminates into extreme will power to obtain justice from the force that is apparently more powerful than the oppressed. However, non violence is the basic power of the oppressed and the powerful can be demolished with this power.
References: Brunner, B and Haney, E, 2006, Civil Rights Timeline: Milestones in the modern civil rights movement, Information Please® Database, Pearson Education, retrieved on 21. 11. 2007 from www.enderminh.com/minh/civilrights.