Another reason that To Kill a Mockingbird is banned is for its references to rape. In today's society, if you turn on your television, you will see stories about rape and murder and other unnatural and disturbing behaviors. In this novel, the author did not write a porn scene or any sort of inappropriate scenes that are unsuitable for the teenage readers, but she merely references to rape, which seems to be such a major concern for people who are most likely lonely with too much time on their hands. Considering that To Kill a Mockingbird is quite a long novel and is a higher reading level, you should be able to determine whether you are mature enough to read the novel. Whether you are capable of maintaining yourself while reading about the history of race, references to rape, and profane language that we hear just about every day, depends on you.
Gang graffiti has now become a strong indicator for law enforcements to know where are gangs territory is, what drugs they are selling and gang disputes that are taking place in certain neighbourhoods. Gangs have noticed that law enforcement agencies are reading their work so graffiti has also become a source of disinformation and it has been said “they can fool you with the walls as much as they try to inform you” (Ap, 1995). The establishment of boundaries and territories has been around since the beginning of gangs and they have been long disputed between gangs. What has been noticed is that on the boundaries between gang turfs that is where the most intense graffiti activity lies (Barbaro, Chayes, D’Orsogna, 2013). The reason why territory
Abstract This paper presents the answer of why is graffiti more likely should be considered as an art, rather than vandalism. Graffiti is an Italian word, which it came from the Italian word Graffiare, which it means to scratch. Thousands of years ago, the anicient world was engaged in this kind of scratching(Alonso, 1998)1.
Fluxus is a mindset, which brought a group of artists together to fight against art - life dichotomy. Founded by George Maciunas, it was most active between the years 1962 and 1978; but their practice of art is only getting recognition recently from art historians and museums by being defined and validated as an avant-garde movement, although it is an attitude to creating art. Its name is given by Maciunas, first appeared as a title of the publication in 1961. Fluxus derives from being in a state of flux; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream, a continuing succession of changes and since it was filling a fluid space in its own days; it can be said that Fluxus has an open end. However, after Maciunas’ death, who published the works of Fluxus artists and organized concerts, events and exhibitions; it has been considered as over.
The West side were the people that didn’t have a say in anything, the people that wanted to be doing something and couldn’t be doing anything. The Greasers were a lower class compared to the SOCS, that made them the outsiders. Now, each gang could be called an outsider as well. To a gang, a different group could be outsiders just as the SOCS though of the Greasers the outcasts of the town.
The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
Typically, it is observed as self-centred as they use “tags” as a way to build up their own status. Conversely, street artists are predominantly those that have been professionally taught- their paintings will hold immense thought and a symbolic (hidden) meaning behind it, sometimes political. The prime difference, explained by Kate Murphy, an employee of Graff Tours is, “Street art is relatable, graffiti isn’t”. In contrast to the writers, most artists prefer to remain anonymous. These artists do not do what they do for money, fame or attention.
In his article, “Get tough on taggers”, Joseph F. Licastro argues that graffiti should not go unpunished and should be considered a crime. Licastro supports his argument by suggesting ways on how offenders should pay for the graffiti they do to our community. Some ways she suggested the offenders to pay is by clearing off the graffiti, buying their own equipment with their money, and putting a tracking device on them. His purpose is to make people see that graffiti is just like any other crime in order to have a harder punishment for
To understand the claim that graffiti is vandalism, one must first define what art means to them. The standard definition, or the most widely agreed upon version, is from Oxford dictionary which states that graffiti is “writing or drawings scribbled, scratched or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.” However, art is a highly subjective topic and can vary from person to person. To Vanessa Ochs, art is another realm where the artist imagines things that do not actually exist, art is not perfect to her, rather it is a perfect reflection of our imagination (Burrill, 2016). While graffiti fits both definitions in every aspect, it does not fall within the boundaries of the law.
This art on the street is more commonly known as graffiti. The word or act of graffiti can be compared to the flying incest, bees. Both bees and Graffiti are thought with a negative denotation. When people see a bee, their response is not always very loving or positive. Similar to how to the thoughts of people when they see Graffiti in the street.
Essay on Race African Americans have come a long way due to racial issues and discrimination. Most people forgot where the word Ghetto’s came from. The myth of the Ghetto’s came from the Supreme court, which they called the “Facto”. The Ghetto’s received this name due to many reasons. The one reason was because the individuals who stayed in the ghettos did not make enough of income.
The “Code of the Street,” materialized in American’s major metropolitan inner city communities’ predominately homogeneous African American neighborhoods because segments of this population felt disenfranchised from mainstream American due to lack of economic opportunities as well as the distrust between citizens in these communities toward law enforcement. The common belief in among a minority of the population in these neighborhoods is that the criminal justice system is bias toward poor minority groups and every person must fend for himself or herself. Therefore, urban communities have developed a set of socially acceptable norms within these distressed communities coined the “Code of the Street.”
Different words don’t really make a difference, does it? Well, they do. Using words like “thug” and “criminals” can create an image of violence and danger around people of the black community. In Robert Greenwald’s article, “What do you call White Rioters? Anything but Thugs”, he discusses some of the discrepancies made between media coverage of white and black riots (Greenwald).
Class Stereotypes Stereotypes are seen as overgeneralized ideas, images, or beliefs of a person based on a group of people. Stereotypes can either be taken or said in a negative or positive way but mostly seen in a negative way. Stereotypes are formed on a life experience, idea or a belief a person may have towards one person based on the person’s gender, race, religion or social class. The most common stereotypes are of the social classes which are the: upper, middle and lower class.