Commentary On Minority's Rage By Laurie Halse Anderson

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Anderson claims that white people have more power in society and because of this, minorities are forced to take it upon the streets. Anderson wants the reader to understand that white people, especially white males, have more power than other races because in our society the reader sees powerful men everyday such as lawyers, policemen, judges, CEO's ,and etc. The reader doesn't see many minority's as high power people. When the author states that “...white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures and governors,...” the reader can infers that white people are perceived as higher roles in our society and that the minority's rage carries a aura of disrespect and leads to violence. This allows white people to to be heard easily because of how they are seen in society by other white people, but for minority's they struggle to be heard because nobody pays attention to them because society feels that this is an ongoing issue. Minorities will cause violence just so that they can be heard. For example for the death of Laquan McDonald. Many minorities were upset at the police and want them and city to know that their lives also mattered. This caused a lot of looting and destruction within the city, and because of this the police officers were suspended off the force.

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