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1. One thing I agree with in this text is the section where the author talks about how the intensity of a conflict is not about how many people are involved but rather how far the dehumanization occurs along with the fact that once labeling and name calling happens it is too late for petitions. This is true because once a person starts name calling you, it means that they look down upon you, and once they look down upon you it is hard to gain that respect back, if at all.

2. One part that I disagree upon is that nonviolence can be used to solve any and everything. Humans are complex beings and only stick to something if it works, if non violence has been tried and works in every single situation as stated by the author, why is it not used more often? Why is it such a rarity to use nonviolence if it works?

3. The purpose of this chapter would be to describe the different stages of non- violence conflict. The first being conflict resolution where there is not a significant amount of dehumanization taking place and is the easiest way to resolve a conflict is by simple negotiation, meditation, or arbitration. The second stage of conflict resolution would be Satyagraha or just using resistance as a tool to resolve an issue. This is only to be used in cases where reasonable resolutions are not possible and the only way to get your voice heard is through non-violent conflict such as protests. In these situations one must stand up and take a blow for what he truly believes in, this truly is a test of ones belief, selflessness, and compassion that mostly results in an agreement. The last stage, which rarely occurs, the ultimate sacrifice. This is the ultimate decision one makes when they are even willing to die for their cause.

4. When the authors friend was doing a sit in so that African Americans can be served and to protest racial discrimination. This is a dictionary definition of compassion because the boy felt pity and sorry for the minorities due to the...