The logic of this approach is that if this was taught to all of kids in America then everyone would discriminate Black people nationwide, and unfortunately this was the case in most places. This ignorance, eventually led up to the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, Blackface “comedy” and outrageously racist characterchures of black people in cinema such as: The Birth of a Nation, A Patch of Blue, Mammy, and etc. I think as a nation, we are gradually recovering from the choices made during reconstruction. In conclusion, I think modern day America would not be segregated if during reconstruction, Black people were treated and viewed as
The issues of emerging sexuality and societal messages about who is sexually desirable leave young black women in a very devalued position” (378). Tatum also explains how little boys face a devalued status when growing up. Black boys receive this image due to the medias, profiling them as violent criminals, filling peoples’ mind with fear of these Black boys. If not profiled as violent criminals, it’s athletically talented. She used The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an example of a young Black boy being shut down of his dreams by his teacher because he was black.
They do all put in work to pay for her schooling though. School was difficult for black students as they were not always accepted in all schools. “In September 1957 Arkansas Democratic Governor Orval E. Faubus became the national symbol of racial segregation when he used Arkansas National Guardsmen to block the enrollment of nine black students who had been ordered by a federal judge to desegregate Little Rock 's Central High School¨(Faubus). The Whites were definitely trying to keep the blacks from getting the proper education to be successful this is why her family is sceptical about her become a doctor. The family is somewhat supportive of Beneatha’s dream in the sense that they pay for her schooling.
There are strongly four elements in every movie; narrative, cinematography, editing and sounds. The narrative in both movies had the actual use of word that were prevalent in the 1960s such as the use of the word “cool” in “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”. The narrative in “Selma” were as subtle as the movie. The cinematography was different as they were filmed in different times. Through the differences, the both movie showed how the racial oppression was present at that time and how people were having a hard time in accepting another race and culture.
Though the residents of Maycomb, Alabama were quick to judge their African American counterparts, Scout’s father, Atticus, knew better than to agree with them. Although Scout was curious about the truth behind her classmates harsh words, she quickly disregarded their meaning after digesting her father’s advice and began to form her own mature beliefs and thoughts about race at an unusually young age. For instance, in To Kill a Mockingbird, “‘...My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an’ that n****r oughta hang from the water tank!’ I drew a bead on him ,
She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black. A powerful quote said by Atticus to Jem was the following: “[s]o far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.” (295). I think this shows that anyone was once innocent as a child, but as one becomes older and aware of the evil, they get influenced to do evil as well. However, they are still good people. Scout and her brother start at the beginning of the novel innocent.
‘Well, look what we got coming here,’ he called out. ‘Where’re you going, nigger?” (Kidd 31). The book brings attention to the racial slurs, segregation, and all other adversity that people of color faced at this time through characters such as Rosaleen who stood up for what she believed in. In the article ‘Racial Segregation’ , it states “The first Jim Crow laws, imposing racial segregation on railway trains and trams, were enacted in Tennessee in 1875. Other Southern states quickly followed this precedent and soon racial segregation was legally enforced across the South in public facilities such as hospitals, prisons, cemeteries and, perhaps most significantly, in schools.
Those differences explain the wide gap between the left brain-ness brother and the right brain-ness Sonny, and why they have such a hard time understanding each other. One can definitely see why an African American would choose to become a teacher. Racism and discrimination was rough for African American’s during the 1950’s while growing up in Harlem. Many wanted better for themselves and their families, so they took a different and brighter path in their life. For some like Sonny, jazz and music represented freedom and a sense of escape from the agony of black poverty.
The Secret Life of Bees was one of her books that took place in the south, around the same place she grew up in. Since Kidd grew up in the south, she was around a lot of racial injustice and her stories will include the differences between white and black people. Her stories will reflect what she saw and experienced while growing up in the south. As a teenager, Kidd was witnessing the beginning of desegregation, so that may also impact her stories. She was also a white American, and specifically, her book, The Secret Life of Bees, had included African-American characters.
Also, the incarceration rates is high among the black males which could be attributed to psychological factors, insecurity, lack of jobs and even mistrust from the larger community. There is, therefore, a need to for recommendation to ending the disparities in the American education system. The research paper will also analyze the need for further research and the challenges that may arise in the application of the recommendations. Recommendations The education policy makers through the government should implement policies that ensure that there are equal chances for the black and white students in the learning institutions. The school management should also assess factors that hinder the performance of the black male students.