Essay on The Issues Of Racism And Domestic Violence

1045 Words Apr 13th, 2016 5 Pages
1. One way the author describes a moral evil is that it is when someone acts from a coldly hostile calculation. Two of the issues that show this to me are the issues of racism and domestic violence.
a. Racism is the discrimination of people simply because they are of a different race than us. At one point in our nation’s history, we let this evolve into slavery. Slavery was truly a coldly hostile calculation. It was the forcing of men, women, and children into work because they were a different, and believed to be "inferior" race than others in our country. This is an archetype that has been witnessed throughout the world, whether in Anti-Semitism in Europe, Leopold II 's brutal mistreatments in the Congo, or in our own country the internment period of Japanese during World War 2.
b. Domestic violence is definitely another moral evil. Anyone who is violent towards a person, anyone, let alone someone “they love,” is acting unjustly and immorally. They are completely ignoring the feelings of their significant other when they abuse them either physically, emotionally, or both. There is something that is evidently wrong with any man who abuses a woman. It is one issue that I truly feel passionate about, and would not let happen in front of me.
2. The author uses the question, “What do I want, and how do I get it regardless of the cost to others?” as another way to describe a moral evil. There are two issues which I truly believe fit into this criteria. They are…

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