One of the most inspiring women to me is Oprah Gail Winfrey. She was born on January 29, 1954 at 7:51 P.M. EST in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Oprah was the daughter of two unwed teens, Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Oprah had two siblings, one half brother and one half sister, that both died. Oprah was originally named “Orpah” after the Biblical character in the book of Ruth, but there was a typo on her birth certificate.
The Thanksgiving episode in the series Master of None portrays intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and class as the main character, Denise, seeks acceptance from her mother and herself as a homosexual black woman. The episode takes place over approximately twenty years during various Thanksgivings as Denise grows into her sexuality. The episode provides a true to life experience as it was largely written by the actress, Lena Waithe, who plays the role of Denise; however, the downfall of the episode is the use and perpetuation of Black and Latinx stereotypes, seen through the characterization of Denise’s girlfriend, Nikki, and of Denise’s family. When Denise is a young girl asks her mother what a minority is, she responds, “It’s a group
While living on the farm with her grandmother, Oprah was regularly beaten. Although she was abused there she says she still remembers her grandmother teaching her verses of the bible (“Overcoming Obstacles”). In 1960 Oprah moved in with her mother, Vernita, into a trashy home in Milwaukee. While living with her mother Oprah suffered many abuses (“Oprah Winfrey Timeline”). At just nine years old, Oprah’s mother left Oprah’s nineteen year old cousin in charge of her, Oprah was raped for the first time (“Overcoming Obstacles”).
These thoughts were shown directly through words and action of the group of white woman who really despise the black maids working for them. The most prominent character for believing that whites are above all others would be Hilly Holbrook. She believed so much that blacks were under her that she even went as far to say is that the black people “carry different diseases then they(white people) do”. Even though this is completely false, this just goes to show how the white people see black people so below them that they would say that they're disgusting because they have “diseases.” Another example that shows the beliefs of whites at the time would be when Hilly’s second maid decided to ask Milly for a loan so that her son could get an education but Hilly refuses.She went on to say to the maid that “God doesn’t give out charities” and that “she would thank her later ” for not giving her money because she needed to come up on the money on her own. She puts it in a way where it’s supposed to sound like the maid would be able to come up with this money when they both know that it’s impossible for the maid to do because she's black.
Hughes gives images of the different outfits she borrowed and remade for herself from the famous Tv Show “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson aka cookie. The journey started six months ago when Ms. Hughes was hired for the New York Times, but she did not believe she qualified for the job. Jazmine Hughes got a phone call on an March afternoon as Hughes said herself “He paused a little for dramatic effect; waiting for Ashton Kutcher to pop out, I did to.” Cookie from “Empire” is described as a strong woman and, Hughes even shares her primary goal and mission from the show. The six months working has passed by, but imposter syndrome is still on her shoulders. She still cannot accept that she deserves to have that job and belongs there, but then the Cookie in Hughes came out.
But Adrienne reached mid 40s diagnose with hypertension, slightly obese and has lower back issues due to A disc bulging in lower back. Adrienne never smoked or used any drugs. However, she may have an occasional drink of alcohol. Also Adrienne became pregnant at the age of 38 years old this was her first pregnancy and she carry to full term, however Adrienne had been induced when she would not dilate her son was born via C-section who is single and live in Harlem, New York, Education: Adrienne attended public School all of her childhood, and graduated from High school and went to College in which she graduated with her bachelor's degree in social work and then worked for ACS worker. after a few year Adrienne continue her education and received A master degree in speech.
Soyinka uses a touch of irony within his poem, specifically when the black man gets offended by the lady asking about his skin color, when he himself just applied a stereotype to the landlady. This is ironic, because neither of these actions are acceptable, and both degrade the communications between the two, even though the lady never knows how he is truly feeling. Olds relies heavily on the use of colors and imagery to show the negative impacts of stereotypes and prejudice. When she describes how white people have advantages in the nation, and black people are the target of murderous beams, and absorb them like “black cotton” would absorb the sun. The imagery she uses is so strong, that it really drives how the point the author is trying to make, racism and prejudice are unacceptable (Olds,
A long time ago, people who were Jewish had to face a crucial discrimination ever since others blamed them for killing Jesus. Nobody exactly knows what the truth was but believes in religion books where the elders’ deformed words of Judaism were recorded. Based on the “Sister Rose’s Passion” documentary, Rose Thering - a Roman Catholic Dominican Religious Sister - questioned this false belief towards the Jewish people and dreamed of a world without religious prejudice, wishing teachers to educate their students to make her dream a reality. No one, especially including the Jews, should be raced or hurt by any opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Throughout the movie, Sister Rose encourages everyone to “Be an Upstander, Not a Bystander” for the Jews.
As a reader, we would expect that her view on black people is altered at this point, because of her age. This also raises the question, what skin-color does Annelie have? We are told that she is not milk-white, and that her father, brother and Aunt are “tough-skinned”. That must mean, that she is definitely not white or black, but somewhere in-between, maybe a mulatto? One of the themes in this short story, is the conflict among white and black people at that time, which is seen from the way the characters talk and treat about black people.