Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Logical Fallacies in Ferguson

When I started watching the news coverage of the Darren Wilson indictment, I noticed that the logical fallacy of bandwagon appeal was very present. It all started with one car being lit on fire. Then another car, and many more buildings after that. The protesters saw that the fires were creating large amounts of attention and one by one, local businesses run by hard working Americans, were being destroyed. Bandwagon appeal can be so influential because when something so controversial like the failure to indict Darren Wilson happens, people are going to respond and it only takes one person to start a trend. If somebody decided to stand up and say lets honor Michael Brown by showing peace and respect, the situation could have been much different.

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