Critical Race Theory In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Imagine if the very fabric of our society was a tapestry woven with threads of inequality, and critical race theory was the magnifying glass that showed us every flaw and tear. Welcome to the uncomfortable truth about our justice system. Critical Race Theory also known as CRT is the racial biases in government institutions such as jails, courts, and juries. Critical Race Theory also applies in other institutions, such as the United States justice system. This also connects the author Elie Wiesel's purpose of bearing witness in their memoir "Night" where Wiesel bore witness to the Holocaust, this also applies to the 21st century and how people in the United States need to bear witness to the unfairness of the justice system to people of color. …show more content…

This connects to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2 & 7 because it discriminates against people and also makes the law unfair to people of color.
Critical Race Theory is a set of ideas holding racial bias in inherent parts of western society, especially in the social and legal institutions. This idea is strongly believed because white people designed and created social and legal institutions. "CRT (Critical Race Theory) challenges white privilege and exposes deficit-informed research that ignores, and often omits, the scholarship of people of color" (George 9). The idea of Critical Race Theory is a national issue throughout the United States. Since Critical Race Theory is about discrimination and racial bias this violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2 and 7. Universal Human Rights 2 states "Don't Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences" and Human Rights 7 states "We're All Equal Before The Law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly" This violates Human Rights 2 because in the courts it has been proven that they discriminate against people of color, …show more content…

This is a violation of Human Rights 7 because there wasn't a justice system set up for Jews throughout the Holocaust. It's also very important that we bear witness because the government will try to deny it but with everyone bearing witness in the US, they know that this is going on and is never going to end. In the situation throughout the beginning of the memoir they were dragged out of their homes and forced to go into cattle cars, to each cattle car there were eighty people per car. All of the Jews were scared because there was low water and food and the car smelled of bile and waste. When they finally started moving a guard yelled and made the fact known that "If anyone goes missing, you will all be shot like dogs" (Wiesel 24). This clearly shows that the Germans didn't treat the Jews equally and even went to the furthest extent of calling them "Dogs". Along with this, at the time there wasn't a justice system for Jewish people so the bias was the German soldiers. Another example of this violation is when Wiesel got transferred to another work site because they needed more Jews to work on the building. But the condition was hard and was expected to work "...twelve hours a day I hauled heavy slabs of stone." (Wiesel 70) This is also clear discrimination because they are acting like Jews are slaves and deserve to haul around stones for twelve hours a day, when all Jews

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