The elaborate racial politics of Ernest J. Gaines’s book, A Lesson Before Dying give insight and reason as to why certain people of different ethnicities are treated as such. The racial politics in A Lesson Before Dying are more intricate with people of mixed race factored in. The hatred for African Americans by white people runs very deep in this novel, but people of mixed race complicate this system because those of mixed race are both face racial prejudice while maintaining a superior attitude towards African Americans. White people are politically, economically, and socially privileged and continue to believe that they have racial superiority in this novel.
Do African American people still face racial discrimination for getting a job or even getting their basic rights in The United States of America? Many incidents in our daily life prove that African American still faces discrimination than white people faces. According to the poll from the public religion research institute, “Over 85% people still feel that African American people get discriminated to get the basic rights. But not many white people agree to this. Only 49% of the white people believes that African American does not face racial discrimination at any place”(www.
In the war against the Philippines, many African American soldiers of the US joined the Filipino insurgency instead. The desertion rate for African American soldiers was high in this war. By the end of the war, 500 had decided to live in the Philippines. So why did so many of them leave our country? That’s because during this time, the white man gained more power while the black man was left as a stepping stool.
“Black Like Me” by John Howard Griffin is more of a story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a sense of the dual roles he had to endure for his studies. He was plagued by an undying need to understand racial division and suffrage. With his insatiable need to understand, he took on two personalities. First, to begin his test he became black by taking oral medications and ultraviolet like treatments to change his pigment. He moved to Louisiana to test the waters.
Black people have never been treated fairly by white people. Slavery was when they were at their worst. The punishments for doing something wrong or escaping were severe. You have your legs cut off, you could be burned, you could get hanged, and the list goes on. They were forced to do whatever job their master made them do.
African Americans have been treated unjustly for many years. At some point congress thought it was a time for change. This led to the Civil War, where America fell apart over equal rights for slaves. When North won, the slaves were freed, and Congress made three new amendments to the Constitution. Luckily, for the blacks the 15th Amendment was added to the Constitution.
There are lots of major problems in our society and one huge problem is racial stereotypes. People take it very serious and you can see it happening everywhere in the world and it needs to change. During the segregation days the whites would treat the blacks like trash they were racist and they had to do everything separate. The whites thought that blacks people messed everything up or either they didn't know what they were doing and one stereotype they use to use is all black people did not amount to anything they had to be walked through everything.
Since the beginning of time, African-Americans have been seen as inferior, incapable, and inhumane. After the Civil Rights Movement, the issue of racism was broadcasted internationally, and people globally saw how African-Americans were treated due to the color of their skin. Once the movement was over; African-Americans would have another issue to tackle; societal advancement. History books suggest that racism was finally over after the Civil Rights Movement, but racial bias is still embedded in white society. Racism may not be as harsh, or publically displayed, but African-Americans are not advancing at the same rates as whites.
Is the n-word an acceptable word? Few might say yes, but the vast majority would say no. The origin and meaning of the n-word should be unacceptable to all African Americans. The word was meant to be used in a harmful way and will always be seen as offensive. No matter how the slang word is used as a term of endearment, the true meaning will be permanently there.
Racism and equality have something that has been going on for a long time now, dating back to all the way when Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech. The topic racism is something that needs to be changed; we do not need it in the world we live in right now with everything that has been going on. The major thing that is going on right now is the topic of how cops treat African Americans. We have seen many cases of the cops shooting and killing blacks the past few years, and it is something that is becoming a major issue.