Warrant tying central claim to subclaim: The legacy of slavery is that inferiority is considered the normal and natural position for racial minorities.
The assertion that anyone who studies homosexuality "knows" the difference between out-of-control sexuality of gays and in-control sexuality of straights is an ad hominem attack, an ad populum argument, and an exercise in poisoning the well. It relies on the "flaming" stereotype of gays and does not prove that studiers of homosexuality have special authority. Most important, it wrongly asserts that heterosexuals exercise sexual control. News reports supply abundant evidence--from Tailhook to the Air Force Academy to the Pentagon itself--that male-on-female sexual harassment is virtually de rigueur in military contexts and has weakened the reputation of the military. The writer misleads by gross misstatement of who the out-of-control actors in today's military really are.
s is amplified in the paragraph following, in which Rimer refers to Olivia's "plaintive" tone about of South-Central's reputation for the riot instead of for residents' achievements (81).
Warrant tying evidence to subclaim: There are abundant examples of blacks in the position of helping whites, not truly coexisting with them.
The effectiveness of the speech stems not only from the application of rhetorical devices but also from its diction, which demonstrates that "a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver" (Prov. 25.11). He liberally uses metaphor--for example the banking/finance references in the early part of the speech. More important, he employs the vocabulary of the Christian witness, abundantly quoting or paraphrasing the bible, which has the effect of associating his claims with a moral imperative and calling the American majority to conscience. Undoubtedly the speech was effective in a strict sense; the 1964 Civil Rights Act might not have been passed had it not been given in 1963.
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