¨He hit me again and again...¨(Lee, 241) Those words of Mayella Ewell helped put Tom Robinson, an innocent man, in jail. Mayella Ewell is a member of the Ewells, the “scum” of Maycomb County, who live in the town dump and depend on food stamps and illegal trapping to survive. Mayella is a liar who won’t admit her wrongs and is willing to put someone who did nothing wrong in jail just so she won 't get in trouble with her father. She also lies to cover up a secret she has, so the people in Maycomb will not know the truth about her. Because of this, she is on the lowest level of Kohlberg 's Stages of Moral Development.
Damien Echols Argumentative Essay Being punished for a crime you didn’t commit, but constantly getting finger-pointed by others because of what they read on the news is wrong! When someone goes through such a hard time their only thing they want to do is go back to normal life as it was before. For those always being judgemental and just only seeing it as “Oh you went to jail, or you stole this, you said that.” One simple action is just going to define a person? Their is a boy named Damien Echols that was wrongfully accused of murdering 3 little boys with by looking at only how he looked and acted. Damien deserves to live where he wants with his wife and others should accept the fact he is moving into the neighborhood not as a killer but a regular person.
More importantly, however, Boo was the mysterious figure who saved the Finch children from Bob Ewell’s attack. Because the children did not understand Boo until the end of the story, the way they treated him was based on fear and the stereotypes they learned from the others in the town. Other significant examples of misunderstanding in the book come during the trial of Tom Robinson. After Bob Ewell finds his daughter, Mayella, kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, Mr. Ewell severely beats his daughter and accuses Tom of raping and beating her. Although it is physically impossible for Tom to have attacked Mayella, he is convicted of the crime.
He had lots of flaws. Some of his flaws were: Cheating on his wife, not allowing his son to play baseball to go to college, and many more. Even though he had his flaws, he did not stop to do better for himself. Troy picked up garbage to earn his paychecks because African Americans were not allowed to drive garbage trucks. Troy was not demotivated by this, rather he fought that discrimination and became the first black garbage
He played football and track was a good student, he lead prayers at the mosque “he's all around a great guy” But this great guy had what some like to call a second life or to faced. Some bad things he did was he stole money from the mosque he smoked weed all the time, but the worst thing he could have ever done was loaned out his cell phone and car to jay. “he did things that the average American teenager did” as Sarah Koenig said. Did Adnan receive a fair trial ? no he didn't, there is so much more evidence that Adnan did not receive a fair trial than that he did, he are some of the key ones.
Then, the family deals with the KKK in a different way and confronts the NAACP. The NAACP gets on the case and eventually asks Warren, the father, if he will go and steal some documents from the base of the KKK and he does so, with a friend. All of this helps develop theme because it ends up catching the people who hurt African Americans for fun, which is racist. And the family learned that the color of a person’s skin does not define them. They learned that everyone should be treated equally, not killed and shot for
The police were very often seen as violent, brutal, and corrupted. The author takes it a step further to not only say that this relationship is only caused because the men are gangsters, but that they are also Mexican. There are many occasions when Rodriguez relays an account where the police call the men very racist names and act upon their beliefs in a very brutal manner. He continues this theme of social inequality as he talks about his experiences in school and his parents ' experiences in their jobs. By depicting these situations Rodriguez makes the large assumption that the main reason that gangs are so prominent is because the Mexican culture was experiencing a lack of resources and support and therefore, their youth turned to something they felt could help.
He gets thrown into fights and gets bullied often by other kids, “I don’t like mexicans . You hear Mex?”(100) He is seen as a bully himself no matter how innocent he may be, “The mexican kid got into a fight and beat up a couple of our boys…” (133) Many times in the narrative; he wonders if he was really expelled or sent home for the day. There is always a little spark of hope in him that he might not have to disappoint his parents but then gets demolished once he realizes that won’t happen. “ Maybe they didn’t throw me out? Sure they
Claim: Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit introduces the idea that people of color tend to have a little support or opportunities than any other person. The people who are colored can make a little mistake and may struggle with that mistake all their life. Context: Zoot Suit is the story of a Mexican Street Gang, whose members are accused of a murder they didn’t commit. They are arrested and are given an unfair trial and are treated unfairly due to their race. Evidence #1: In the conversation between Pachuco and Henry, Pachuco tells Henry there is no need to join the Army because he has no opportunity because he is Mexican.
Harlem was not a friendly, rich, white town, so the fact that he chose this setting it made the reader automatically assume that these brothers did not grow up in a stable environment. The narrator described the very stereotypical gang members in Harlem being “filled with rage” and “popping off needles every time they went to the head” (Baldwin 123). Lastly, the change in the author's tone was very evident. The readers could notice when the narrator was talking about life in Harlem or Sonny’s drug abuse because it had a very bitter and cold tone. However, when Sonny was talking about his music the tone was hopeful and positive.
Pedophile in Penn State The general argument made by Maia Szalavitz in her work, “Bystander Psychology: Why Some Witnesses to Crime Do Nothing”, is that it is wrong when people view crime, and they do not take action. More specifically, Szalavitz argues that people tend to keep quiet for each other as a conglomerate. She writes, ”Mike Mcqueary… witnessed child rape firsthand in 2002... How is it that a powerfully built ex-quarterback could watch the rape of a 10 year old boy and do nothing to stop it?... And why did the team and the university fail to act at every possible step? ” In this passage Szalavitz is suggesting that during the Penn state child rape cases by Jerry Sandusky, even close colleges who clearly knew of the situation, but
Staples comes to this conclusion from his own personal stories of people thinking he was a robber or mugger. Right from the start he sets the tone by speaking of his “first victim” and her reaction to him walking on the street. Staples explains that when people see black men like himself they quickly jump to conclusions about their character. He does not blame the people for these instances, however it makes him feel uncomfortable. Staples explains that due to the color of his skin he was once mistaken for a burglar when he went into work late one night.
Have you ever been in a situation that you know what the outcome is and you know that it’s bad but you still do it anyways? In the book “The Other Wes Moore”, the Other Wes was headed down a path of drugs and getting in trouble with the cops. On pages 112-113 one day Wes was standing on the streets when someone came up and asked them “Do you guys know where I can buy some rocks?” (113), Wes knew that he looked suspicious and everything he knew pointed out to him that he was an undercover cop. Wes turned him down at first but he got to thinking and didn’t want to lose a sale which was a terrible idea. I told him not to, but he just didn’t listen and look what happened.
What’s difficult is when your privileged group of people can get away with acts, that if a minority group committed the consequences would be horridness. I work at Zaxby’s in Bainbridge, and I witness a lot of racial injustices unfold right in front of my eyes. I’ve witnessed young white boys fight in my drive through while the police were present and neither boy was arrested, nor told to leave the premises via the police. I’ve also witnessed a young black boy who was clearly mentally unstable come into Zaxby’s, and ask to use the phone. When we told him we did not have a public phone he cussed; causing the officers to come to the counter and escort him out.