Notwithstanding, many Chicanos stand up for their values and ideals to defend their own culture and spread it around the world; one example is Gloria Anzaldua. Anzaldua denies the comments of Paz and emphasizes that the Mexican culture is antique and useless. She affirms due to her rebelliousness, she was “the first in six generations to leave the valley.” p.2 a shocking declaration. In the modern world, most of the Mexican values have been dismissed and have reached a point where they are not longer apt to adapt to the new world. And although Anzaldua has a bias view against men, what is concerning is that culture permeates in many aspects of the daily life and therefore the Mexican culture is not longer functional in the modern world.
The author presents this idea through irony, setting, and characterization. This book gets its point of how injustice blacks were through irony because in court you are supposed to have a fair trial. However, in the Tom Robertson case it is a social rule to always believe a white man over a black man. Atticus states “Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, in our courts all men are created equal.” (205) this supports by showing people like to think Tom Robertson was given a fair trial but you can’t call it a reasonable trial with all white men as the jury and the amount of inequality against blacks during this time. It’s ironic and it’s especially not what we call justice.
I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn. She has a brand new foster home she has to adjust to. She also who has a mother who just throughs her to the side and doesnt care shes there. Lastly she has a social worker who doesn't even try to help make Dawns situations in life better. First off Dawn is a 13 year old girl, and even though she has had no one to guide her through life she should have better morals for herself.
We live in a society where gay marriage is legal, slavery and any form of discrimination is illegal, where murder of any kind is a crime that will not go unnoticed. Sounds like a great time to be alive doesn’t it? While we have progressed in some positive ways, there is negative progression as well. We have a man running for president who wants to deport and keep put Mexican immigrants, without any real good reason other than how he is racist and sexist. Two traits of humans which seemingly grew during the new imperialism period.
These three points were how DSS handled the case, denial and blame, and family secrets. The issue with how DSS handled the case of the Stands Over Bull children seemed rushed and somewhat negligent. The way the documentary presented it, she did not exert much attention to finding someone to take these children within their own community. Instead, she crossed several state lines to find a couple to adopt these children, in which this family already had six children. It is great that she found a way to keep these siblings together, but in circumstances where a culture is so different from outside cultures, it seems best to look inside their own culture first.
No ethnic gathering has gotten a bigger extent of designs, and few had maintained as substantial an offer of causalities. There veterans tested all through court the explicit legacy of discrimination as yet winning in the Southwest, frequently showed by the glaring signs or the severe words no Mexicans permitted. At that point comes to the radiation drop out of the Negro social liberties battle which made it even the most baffled Mexican-American start to dream substantial dreams once
Novelist Harper Lee, in her book To Kill a Mockingbird, depicts the racism and inequalities in the town of Maycomb by having a white man, Atticus Finch, defend Tom Robinson who was black. Lee’s purpose is to show the world is unfair between races and we need to have compassion for others. She adopts a serious tone to appeal to people’s morals to do the right the thing by those seeking changes for equality. Throughout his closing argument, Atticus ensures credibility, mentioning God, and by presenting evidence that Tom Robinson is not guilty but someone in the courtroom is, to explain Mayella’s reasoning to lie. When Atticus presented the “circumstantial evidence to indicate Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left hand”, he mentions Mr. Ewell “did what any God-fearing .
When I grew older, I recall asking my grandmother why she never chose to share this side of our culture with my mother, to which she explained that it simply was not acceptable at the time in which she developed for a Mexican in America to act anything other than completely assimilated. It was so frowned upon that my grandmother simply believed it would be easier to never teach my mother Spanish or major portions of our heritage so that she would never have to go through the difficulties of assimilating that my grandmother was exposed to as a child. Indeed, the discussions of reservation schools in the Carstarpharen text heavily drew this experience to mind in my readings of it. Indeed, much as “reservation schools were designed for cultural genocide” through “ forced assimilation” (Carstarpharen and Sanchez 2012, 96), so was a large portion of my family’s culture eradicated through expectations placed on minorities to conform to an American lifestyle. Moreover, the song “Paciencia y Fe” comes to mind when I think of the experiences of moving to America and assimilating have played in my ancestors’ lives.
Racism never stopped to Dumas, she had to learn how to not care about what others say and not give it a lot of thought like she used. to. Because at first, she changed her name just to fit in and to stop others from maeking fun of it but then she eventually got married and gave birth to two children it made her realize that what ever she does to change her name she will always be Firoozeh and her children won't judge her because of her name or race and that she will have to get used to the way Americans pronounce her name and even if they did make fun of her it won't affect her and surely won't make her want to change it
For example, Atticus thinks that everyone deserves a fair trial while Maycomb thinks that only white people do. Tom Robinson was proved to be innocent due to the clear evidence. Yet, he was sentenced to a long time prison only because of his skin color. And when he tries to escape due to the injustice he faces, he gets shot to death. Oppression based on ethnicity is more of an ideology inherited through generations.
Around the 1960s, many individuals in this group were faced with difficult issues throughout their lives. Whites treated these individuals with disrespect, discrimination, and viewed themselves as superior compared to the inferior chicanos. In the year 1848 Mexico lost in the Mexican American War which made them look powerless and weak to the whites, due to them winning over all of the Mexican Territory. Due to Americans winning the war, all property now belonged to them.
In taking Mexican land the whites used the same excuse that they did when taking the land from Indians. The Mexicans had lost because of racial weaknesses and like the Native Americans they couldn’t take care of the land, and that the world would be a better place when a superior race spread further into the southwest. The whites proceeded to dehumanize
In the court case Homer Plessy sat in the white compartment and was challenged by the conductor. So later he was arrested. In the court room he said that separate but equal was unconstitutional, but was overruled by judge John H. Ferguson. The court later ruled in favor of judge Ferguson. Finally, a case that had a big impact on the civil rights movement was Brown vs. Board of Education.
African Americans never had freedom in the past, as they were treated poorly. White people discriminated black people back then just because they weren’t the same skin color or came from the same origin. “Set free by the 13th amendment, with citizenship guaranteed by the 14th amendment, black males were given the vote by the 15th amendment. From that point on, the freedmen were generally expected to fend for themselves. In retrospect, it can be seen that the 15th amendment was in reality only the beginning of a struggle for equality that would continue for more than a century before African Americans could begin to participate fully in American public and civic life.”(Paragraph 1).
(29, 54) Despite the fact that Jolly was in a bad place, she still had people in her life like LaVaughn who were having a positive influence on her and her actions. For example, Jolly dropped out of high school at a young age because of her giving birth to Jeremy and Jilly. She had never got the chance to go back because she had to work to be able to pay the bills. There was no time to go to school, which Jolly originally laughed at because the thought of going back to school was incredulous to her and it was ridiculous. But then not necessarily willingly Jolly ends up in the Moms Up Program at LaVaughn 's high school due to LaVaughn.