The main idea behind the article was that there is a certain advantage to being white that most minority groups do not have. Indeed, most people of color are suspected of having done something wrong and are stopped by police more often than white people (Wise 3-4). Tim Wise used several examples of discrimination based on color, to further illustrate his point about the advantages of whites over Latinos and African Americans. The author has made it very clear, there are less opportunities, for jobs, housing, and schooling for minorities than there is for whites (Wise2-4).
(EEO, 2012) Dunlap actually proved that TVA deliberately singled him out because of his race, therefore he succeed in his claim. During the interview, Dunlap stated that his attendance record was excellent with just a few absences due to family emergency (sickness); he then was given a 3.7 while two Caucasian applicants that listed the same reason were giving a score of a 4.2 and 5.5 correspondingly. Another incident was when Dunlap earned four (4) for his immaculate safety record while a white applicant received a six even though his record showed two accidents and overall his record was not as good as Dunlap’s record. In addition Dunlap was able to present evidence of the TVA discrimination against African Americans.
Further, he mentions that the objective of even the friendliest games such as tennis is to make the opponent fail. Kohn continues to state that there is a psychological cost of competitive games: the more an individual compete, the more that individual needs to compete to feel good about himself. Moreover, he states that there is a toxic effect on relationships due to competition. Especially children tend to envy winners and be suspicious of just about everyone. Furthermore, he mentions that competition is what drives an individual to cheat.
In todays society, social classes have a huge effect in the Americans lifestyle. What does it exactly mean to be considered an upper, middle or lower class? These three social classes are defined by the lifestyles of different racial families and their income. Education also plays a huge role in defining one’s social class. Someone’s social class doesn’t define how successful they are but those with a further education most likely will have a higher income and live a better lifestyle.
Both characters from both texts Tom Robinson and the accused kid is manipulated by both creators as a prime example of being prejudged as the victims. Being both colored and having different backgrounds, they were taken advantage of by both juries in addition to the ideology of white supremacy and racial segregation at that time as Juror 10 mentions "You can 't a believe…they 're born liars" and in the case of Emmett Till shows that accused was Caucasian and acquitted by an all-white jury meaning they wouldn 't give a fair trial to other than their own race in potentially any given situation. This shows that both Lee and Lumet uses the simplistic idea of using the defendants to portray as a prime example of prejudice happening in both texts. The corruption as well in the American Justice System as shown from Till 's murder also contributes to how prejudice is being displayed by both creators as they were all-white (maybe MAWM) and full of biases/prejudice. It 's not just the defendants that show the prejudice, bias and corruption going on the American Justice System but rather the people that make up of it too.
I think that Tom should have been considered innocent until the Ewells could prove that he was guilty. Nevertheless, the jury believed that Tom was guilty because of the color of his skin. After much debate the jury of white men believed the two white witnesses over the black defendant. However, not the whole jury thought that Tom was guilty. One of the Cunninghams was on the jury and fought very hard for Tom’s side, according to Atticus.
"There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life. ”(119) unfortunately some people are just to ignorant to look at the situation form someone else’s eyes. People listen to those who are in power but it could be gradually changed with the new generations.
This quote relates to morality because it portrays how society was like several years ago. Morality is the ability to decipher what’s right and wrong to establish the truth. For instance, racism took a huge part in the county as many white citizens bestride over the negroes to show power. During the case with Tom Robinson, Atticus was able to provide substantial evidence to prove that Tom Robinson was not guilty regardless of what the other witnesses had said. However, since the jury consisted primarily of white race, the final verdict was announced as guilty.
This type of evidence shows that discrimination was socially constructed, and in reality, includes no kind of logical scientific evidence. There are no differences in men, no species, no races; whiteness only defines social classification and a perfect tool, "subject to expansion, and contraction. " Whiteness has ruined the lives of many people, using capitalism to improve the lives of those who are deemed white. Sadly, if people like Bernier, and Hune were stopped from giving the world a false classification of people and science, maybe different, and more positive ideologies would exist for people of color. If the courts would have treated every man
Self-esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. Self-esteem impacts how you take care of yourself, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Body image and self esteem also directly influence one another if you hate your body, it’s not easy to feel good about yourself. When you have healthy body image, you feel comfortable about your body and you know how to take care of yourself.
That just proves that blacks are just as good or even better than whites. In both the movie and the book, another key similarity is, if you want something bad enough and if you are willing to work hard, you can accomplish anything. In the story and the book, all characters fight through the segregation to achieve the goal they set out for. The Little Rock Nine endured, death threats, mental and physical beatings, fear, anger, and so much more just to prove that blacks are equal to whites and that they should be treated equally. In the end, they persevered and made a name not just for themselves, but for the black community.
A college education is valuable for many walks of life, no matter the financial or social situation. For the dreamers, college will bring them the to the dream. For the logical thinkers, college will bring them hours of thought. For the financially cautious, college will bring them a profit. Articles and statistics done on colleges go by averages, but not everyone is average.
My second reasoning for changing the funding and time a person can use it is to make it more beneficial to those who have it. Obviously, the program isn’t for everyone and was meant for only the ones that needed the extra incentive and help for college. By limiting the amount of people using it to lower incomes and increasing the amount given has been shown to not only increase graduation rate but enrollment rates as well. Along with this putting a cap on it after four years is better in many ways. First this allows it to be able to more of an incentive to graduate on time for any given program.
In this article Cassidy agreed with Wise about the importance of college, but his approach to the writing process of this article was completely different. For an example, his article gave us more factual evidence instead of personal experiences and opinions. Cassidy described college as a prerequisite for “human betterment and prosperity”, and for the upcoming economy. He also believes that human capitol goes up each time you get a better degree. Through out the piece the author constantly refers to financial side of college.
That is not paranoia. It is our historical legacy and a present fact…” (P.4 Vanessa Northington Gamble). This means that throughout history people value more of one race compared to the other race, which is sad but true. African Americans living at that time was brainwashed by society that their lives aren’t equal but less worth compared to the White people.