How come we don’t get to learn about the $5 Indians? How come history books don’t really say how bad slaves were treated and how bad they were beaten by their slave masters? White America knows what they did and what they did wrong. History classes should teach about whitewashing of American history because it would end misinformation on colonialism, it could end racial inequality, and there would be no more false history. Exposing students to the real Whitewashing of American history impacts the lives of minorities and Native Americans.
While certain laws prohibit discrimination based on race, they do not abolish racism completely. Some people are open to accepting change, but others, especially in the south, prefer to stick to their moral values. But regardless, people need to start accepting that racism is a myth. In the words of Grant Wiggins in the novel “A Lesson Before Dying:” “A myth is an old lie that people believe in. White people believe that they’re better than anyone else on earth – and that’s a myth.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, she notes that the whites in America are taught not to recognize their white privilege as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. Whites were also taught to see racism as something that puts people at a disadvantage rather than something that puts people at an advantage as well. Therefore, McIntosh decides to unpack her invisible knapsack and list 46 privileges she was granted because of her skin color. In Audre Lorde’s essay, she argues that feminists must critically examine their own use of dominant concepts. She also mentions that academic knowledge is based on an institution that has excluded people of colour.
Secondly, Atticus knows that Maycomb is a racist town and that he will not win the trail but he still defends him to create change in the community. As Scout does not understand the racial segregation in Maycomb, she asks “Atticus, are we going to win it?’ ‘No, honey’ ‘then why-’ ‘simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (Lee 89). Even though they have a small chance of winning the trial, Atticus will take that chance because he wants to make a change which is removing racial boundaries. This proves Atticus has unshakable morals and is against racial segregation because Atticus does not want coloured people to be such poorly treated and is defending a coloured man to show this no matter what people say. Finally, Atticus knows that if he does not defend Tom Robinson no one else will and Maycomb will remain racially segregated.
Franklin was not the aggressor however he also did not resort to violence in means of self defense because he wanted to prove that he could stand his ground. The Long Walk Home had several characters that dealt with racism in the same means that Malcolm X did, both movies showed black men that were seen as criminals to white men because of their skin color. Each movie emphasized the harassment white people acted upon black people. In order for the characters in The Long Walk Home to adjust to their struggles, they found faith or friendship to keep them strong. For Odessa she continually went to church and listened to the preacher who inspired her to not ride the bus and continue walking home every day after work, no matter how much her feet hurt.
Many people presume that Malcolm hated and threatened Caucasian Americans constantly when advocating every African American should go out and arm themselves, form militias of their own. In an interview, however he defines himself stating "No, I said this: That in areas of this country where the government has proven its--either its inability or its unwillingness to protect the lives and property of our people, then it’s only fair to expect us to do whatever is necessary to protect ourselves". He later goes on and says he respects government and laws as well as " I’m not advocating the breaking of any laws. But I say that our people will never be respected as human beings until we react as other normal, intelligent human beings do. And this country came into existence by people who were tired of tyranny and oppression and exploitation and the brutality that was being inflicted upon them by powers higher than they, and I think that it is only fair to expect us, sooner or later, to do likewise."
Also, the Texas History textbook made the Mexican Americans seem like the rival to the White Americans; its racial appeal to Mexican Americans, as a result, the students took the information in the textbook and blamed it on the Mexican American students, making them feel like outsiders. Even today, the Anglo memory alienates the Mexican Americans; this alienation of Mexican American students happens every year in the seventh grade Texas History classes. Today, some White Americans still think racially against Mexican Americans, saying they don’t belong in Texas. Mexican American students find these comments offensive, it makes them feel neglected among their classmates. Seventh grade White Americans should not make fun of or blame the Mexican American students because of what the textbook says that their ancestors did; they should not be held accountable for what happened in the past.
However, Thoreau was protesting the nature of government. He saw no difference between the state, the local and the federal government. Rosenwald points out that, while the state of Massachusetts was against slavery, their law enforcement and court system enforced the Fugitive Slaw law by not preventing the return of slaves to the southern states. This was the type of thinking that ultimately leads Northerners to the action that a Civil War was necessary to resolve the slavery issue. Thoreau’s basis for civil disobedience is not to separate oneself from the government but to influence the government to serve the better interests of society.
Something that changed, on the other hand, is the numbers of supporters he had. Even a newspaper that’s famous within the black community in the country, The Pittsburgh Courrier, blamed King for being “tragically misleading” with the black Americans. Everyone disagreed with his idea, objecting that there is no link between the civil rights and war. King said that instead of shooting our enemies, it should be necessary for us to love and respect them. Even so, money is being spent effortlessly on the war, instead of helping the lower class which it was a promise the government didn’t keep.
Coates believes that the problem is how Americans have historically defined the word “people.” Racism is caused by labeling people by their skin color because genetically everyone is the same. He tried to teach his son that there no such thing as “white” or “black.” He says that the way America thinks about race is false because Americans label people based on their color of skin or religion, which is wrong. He believes race is not a reality, it is something people have created. The “new people” in his writing are the whites. They have created a world based on superiority.
It is common knowledge that not everyone interprets everything in the same way. Just because a student wants to support their Southern heritage does not mean other students cannot use the same image to bully other students. We would not allow a student to wear a swastika to show their German heritage because it is insensitive the Jewish religion; we should not allow people to wear the Confederate flag simply because it is a Southern heritage. I would be far too likely that others would interpret it by its more familiar connotation with racism and slavers. By allowing such a racially charged symbol as the Confederate flag, schools are upholding the discriminatory aspect of the symbol.
All in all, you have to negotiate and come to the best most logical solution to keep everyone from killing each other. Everyone has their own opinions and views, but personally I believe that, the reason so many individuals believe that the flag is used as a symbol of hatred/ racism is because that’s what they have been taught and told their entire lives. History isn’t black and white, there are so many things that NO ONE knows the actual full blown truth behind. But instead of assuming and acting like we were there and know exactly what happened, maybe we should research and actually learn our history instead of turning nothing into something and causing more problems. Finally, no I do not believe that the flag is a symbol of hatred or racism, but I do believe that some individuals do believe that, that’s what the whole history of the flag is based on.
Jeb Bush looks at it as “Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony; it’s an act of love,” he said. “It’s a different kind of crime. There should be a price paid. It shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to provide for their families.” But he also believes that the government should create better ways to keep immigrants out and have a system of patrolling our country. another issue Jeb Bush has to face is civil rights, Abortion is a problem that he tackles with in his political career as well as the LGBT community.
Modern conservatives in American opposed the New Deal and the “postwar liberal” legacies of the New Deal. Conservatives sought to restrict government activism with the goal of maximizing economic and personal freedom for both individuals and businesses. The New Deal defined modern liberalism in addition to providing post war conservatism with its mission to stop liberalism social programs and the progressive tax policies that paid for them. Race and states’ rights continued to haunt the New Deal in the Old South. The discrimination of gender increased as modern conservatives believed it only harmed women.
Republicans reject same-sex marriage and that where a find myself disagreeing. In the end it 's the decision of the person and he government should have no reason to get in the lives of the citizens. Yes, this contradicts what the constitutions has written but people should be able to express their feeling in their own manner. States shouldn’t be neglecting same-sex marriage and discriminating the citizens. Recently congress passed a law allowing same-sex marriage couples to be married and respected for their decision.