America has been dealing with the never ending conflict of race since the begging of time, it seems to somehow get progressively worst with in the years. Now that we have the first African American president racial topics have started to over flow into our daily lives.
In Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech he freely discuses racial issues in America by effectively using rhetoric to help guide America to understand. Barack Obama delivered his speech on march 18 2008 where the U.S constitution was signed in Pennsylvania. His speech mainly responds to his pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright on racial issues. Obamas speech tries to address the nation on his background and address the prevailing issue of race within American society. During Obama’s speech, he first attempts to use pathos to make his first argument about the racial issues in America. He try’s and describes the various ways that that racism is alive and well in our society.
Obama highlights on historical subjects such as slavery and segregation. He specifically inputs a current story involving racial discrimination. He details the story of Ashley, a 23-year-old white woman who worked very hard to organize the community for President Obamas campaign. Her end goal was to fight against injustice and to inspire the African American community. Even though Ashley was a white woman she was going through many of the same struggles as Black women go though. Ashley learned how to come out on top and be able to help other.
By President Obama using these personally stories by others in his speech he helps us understand what is really going on during this time. You can clearly see that Pathos is being used in the end of his speech to help get this details in order. Meanwhile, President Obama knows that using the personal stories of other people in the end of his speech would help creating a feeling of empathy and senses.
President Obama then goes into his appeal of logos wh…