Moreover, The book “Warriors Don 't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock 's Central High” by Melba Pattillo Beals is a history packed memoir that every American should read. This book allows the reader to step inside the world of Melba’s childhood and the racism of the 1950s. That’s why this was written, to show the hardships of the Little Rock Nine and every African American going through pure racism. Melba writes this in a way that appreciates her courage and bravery to fight for her rights and to be treated with utmost respect. This book is an inspiration to anyone who feels rejected or accepted for who they are.
In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American.
In order to maintain secrecy she had to fight against being caught by bounty hunters and slave owners who would beat them if caught. To keep what she was doing
Florence Kelley delivered a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association regarding the argument that child labor should be stopped. She presented very good arguments and persuaded many people to follow what she was arguing about. She used many different rhetorical strategies and she organized and analyzed her speech to perfect what she was going to say. The purpose of this argument was to convince the government to enforce laws that restrict child labor and benefit woman in an increase to improve working conditions.
Each section goes in depth about a certain topic. The topics that stood out the most to me while I was reading and taking notes were; the idea of the New Jim Crow, the war on drugs and mass incarceration. These topics stood out the most to me because Michelle Alexander proves how they relate to the Jim Crow Laws established during the Reconstruction Era. The two chapters that I read were titled “The Rebirth of Caste” (Chapter 1) and “The Lockdown” ( Chapter 2). These two chapters tackle the controversial topic of the new racism living today and also the war on drugs.
How does Harper Lee portray justice in ‘To kill a Mockingbird’? ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee is based on the similar experience related to the idea of racism in her childhood. Especially the trial of Scottsboro in Alabama which nine black people were accused of raping two white women demonstrates how the treatment of African American was cruel at that time. Although the Civil War was ended when she was publishing this novel, the Civil Rights Movement was substantial bringing out controversial issue about black people’s demand of more social rights. Correspondingly, the novel reminds the causes of the war and the circumstance in the Southern part at that time when the racial discrimination was actively happened.
"Southern Horrors and Other Writings " by Ida B. Wells (with an introduction by Jacqueline Jones Royster) focuses on the cruel acts of lynching and why it exists. Ida was a school teacher but dedicated most of her life fighting for social injustices for African American people. In the pamphlet "Lynch Law in all its Phases" Ida examines how African Americans were portrayed as a "bestial race", and brutalized as they became individualist. One core concept Wells emphasizes through out her pamphlets are the depiction of is African Americans as "monsters" created by Southern white to stop the Negro man from becoming inferior (Wells 73) . When Slavery ended in the United States in 1865 African Americans were no longer considered property,
From her parents Morrison learned how to face racism. She uses her novel to describe and show the suffrage of the black people. Morrison's novel highlights and shows the result of the migration from the rural south to the urban north from 1930s to 1950s. The migrants lost their sense of community and identity.
In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird the writer attests to how prejudice can affect the relationship between blacks and whites. While some might argue that the lesson in the story could be ”fearing the unknown” or “that racism is frowned upon” Lee's writing most certainly depicts how fear and racism are often more powerful than reason and intelligence. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in 1930's Maycomb, Alabama, gives example of a white lawyer, raising his two children with the help of Calpurnia, a black maid, and Aunt Alexandra.
The author, Christopher Paul Curtis, included the church bombing in order to show how serious and scary this event was. By reading the Watsons, one learns and can infer that life for African-Americans in the 1960s was unfair. The author wrote a book about a black family during the Civil Rights Movement to give us a perspective on how life was in the 1960s. The author’s purpose is to educate people that segregation is serious and we shouldn’t ever make these mistakes that people in the 1960s did.
The sixth person that should get into PSU should be Ida Wells Barnett. Ida 's cause was anti lynching. She started this when her friend was lynched for defending himself against a white man. She fought for the unfair treatment of African Americans. Ida wants the white man and black man to be equal in the world.
The Scottsboro Boys Case and To Kill a Mockingbird were cases of the injustice of black men. Harper Lee was trying to point out that a person 's skin color or race does not justify the actions they done, that anyone who practices prejudice is foolish. That prejudice is an actual reality that a person experiences first hand and hurts others in the process. Like Harper Lee with her father being a lawyer she must’ve experienced it first hand. These stories teach us that you shouldn’t judge a person by their race.
“Niggers and trash” illustrates the evident prejudice in Mrs. Dubose’s harsh words. The prejudice in Mrs. Dubose’s claims demonstrate the effect of a skewed social hierarchy, resulting in whites treating blacks unfairly. Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout, tells Jem about Mrs. Dubose’s, and many others’ racist behavior in the Pre-Civil Rights South, and how it affected the outcome of the trial of Tom Robinson, the black man Atticus was representing. Atticus explains, “‘There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads--they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white man’s always wins.
To this day, discrimination against people based on their ethnicity, age, gender, religion, etc still is evident through the Black Lives Matter movement, Islamophobia, and racial profiling. Although slavery may no longer exist, African Americans have faced violent and unfair treatments by whites who in 2015 still believe they are superior to blacks. Black Lives Matter is an activist movement that campaigns against police violence or any unreasonable treatments towards blacks. The Black Lives Matter movement emerged in 2013 when George Zimmerman shot an African American teen named Trayvon Martin to death.
For this reason the white south continued their oppression of all blacks as the “inferior race.” They were very comfortable with the Mississippi Plan of 1875. Wars have been fought (and presently are) due to infringement on individual rights and privileges. Learned professors and politicians more versed than I have yet to glean a plan to prevent these atrocities. I must do my duty to support my government in political and civil rights as described in the US