Examples Of Color In The 1930s

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What would you do if you were a person of color in the 1930s? In the 1930s there was heavy racial discrimination, from people of non-color or white men and women of color. People with physical or mental disabilities were also the lead of discrimination during this period. They were subjected to various forms of hate on their intelligence or strength. People during the 1930s didn't make their lives easier, in contrast, they made those minorities' lives even worse. Those of color were not given the rights and choices that they deserved. Many saw them as anything less than human, that was until Theodore Roosevelt was elected into office.. Those of color were not the only minority group that was being discriminated against during the 1930s. Women …show more content…

This can be proven by a first-hand account from a teacher from Selma, Indiana in that same article. “It tackles moral and ethical issues within the structure of a story. The students really relate to the characters. For example, we have a really strong special education program at our school. We have a lot of kids that are very protective of those students that have special needs. I think when they start to read Lenny’s character, they think about some of the kids with special needs in our school — they think about what could happen if they aren’t protected. I’ve never had a student making fun of Lenny.” (Doyle 2). She also states that without proper knowledge, many parents and even their own children could see Of Mice and Men as a bad book to teach within our schools and out of them. “If a parent is just seeing the language, or hearing some of the topics, and they haven’t actually read the book themselves or sat down with an English teacher and talked about why this is such a good book to teach — then I guess I could understand how it might be challenged.” (Doyle

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