Napoleon wanted to bring slavery back. He was stated to be a very racist man. Shannon states that Napoleon often referred to Bedouins, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Africans as "savages" and notes that when the French revolution abolished slavery that the policy was not fully implemented (cite). Napoleon thought he was right and just for enslaving the people of color for they were below white man. In his mind, he felt he was doing the white man a favor.
However, it still happened and destroyed a whole population. The Columbian Exchange shows the arrival diseases like whooping cough and many others to the new world ( Document 6). As said, a mass extinction happened. We still should not praise Columbus as a hero because just one thing he did to the natives was “unintentional”. That one “unintentional” thing still doesn't make up for the numerous other accounts of crimes, torture and slavery on the
Their numbers were small, they were very indepented on western Europe for supplies and soldiers. The havoc the zealous crusaders brought on the local populations, especially the Jewish communties, made them hated by all groups throughout the religon. Document 7 states that to make matters worse, the crusading knights often abused and committed atrocities against eastern orthdoxs Christians, Jews and Muslims sin the areas through which they passed. This is important because crusading knights often abused the Easten Orthodox Christains and Jews and Muslims in the oars they passed, which is a negative impact in the crusades Document 6 states that the 4th crusade was a wasteful and destructive even that resulted only in further dividing the Christian world. Pope Innocent 11, the crusade did not attract the support expected.This is important because this is in Constaniople in 1204, the Venetians, who had been hired to transport the crusaders, and the knights agreed to attack the Byzantine capital instead.
Relationships between the settlers and the Native Americans had always been weak, even with the neighboring tribes that signed treaties with Virginia. The lower class settlers used the Native Americans as a scapegoat- blaming all their financial problems on their presence in the colony (Bacon). After Berkeley gave away fertile land as land grants, settlers became increasingly angry at the Native Americans, and tried to con their way into stealing their land in order to plant tobacco. Settlers accused the Native Americans of multiple crimes, and in his Manifesto, Bacon accused them of murder and theft (Beverly). Accusations spread throughout the colony, and both sides considered the other as being evil or unjust.
Racism showed in many different forms during Griffin social experiment. There was the hate stare, which Griffin described as, “You feel lost, sick at heart before such unmasked hatred, not so much because it threatens you as because it shows humans in such an inhuman light (52).” Another form was that blacks were denied the same basic privileges as whites, which Griffin encountered multiple times on his journey. Blacks were denied: jobs (38, 99 – 101), goods and services (49), and bathrooms (60 – 62, 85 – 86). And another form of racism is ignorance. This form of racism can be both intentional and unintentional, which is why I think it is probably the most used for of racism.
I believe Andrew Jackson was not a hero but a villain because of the way he treated Native Americans, the actions he took during his presidency, and the fact he was a slave-owner. Andrew Jackson’s sentiment towards the Native Americans was certainly not a kind one. Manifest destiny was a popular belief among Americans, including Jackson, and he would go to the extent of forcing Native Americans out of their homes to reach their “ordained goal”. He believed in the expansion of southern slavery which is why he pushed for removing the Indians west of the Mississippi, which makes it the more disgraceful. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 said that it will allow American government to offer in-state territories to the Indian’s for their western land.
There was widespread cry that the Tuskegee study was outrageously immoral and cruel, even deceiving towards the victims. The HEW declared the study "ethically unjustified" (Heintzelman). There was strong public opinion not only at the time of the halt of the experiment, but afterwards, also. The Libertarian Party demanded that politicians and all people responsible for the experiment be prosecuted ("About the USPHS Syphilis Study"). Additionally, there was — and still is today — ample mistrust of the government and doctors by blacks even after the study
This point is the theme of pre-judgment and its destructiveness. To Kill a Mockingbird portrays Atticus Finch as a rather fierce civil rights supporter, where as Go Set a Watchman depicts Atticus as a blatant racist. Although the novels do not go hand in hand, it is obvious to see how the society Atticus is placed in is intensely racist and prejudiced, inherently forcing preconceived notions upon him. The test to real character is whether or not a man can uphold his moral values in a society so small minded. Atticus Finch defies societal norms in the South in To Kill a Mockingbird when he resists backlash and defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
How hard the nigger’s fate seems, this morning!- yet until last night such a thought never entered my head.”This quote shows that those so called “nigger’s” are upset for the way whites are treated and how differently they are treated. Whites are treated like royalty and blacks or even those with the slightest amount of black in them are treated poorly and tossed around like rag dolls. When in reality your race shouldn’t matter and shouldn’t be what people judge you by. “Dey knows how to work a nigger to death, en dey knows how to whale ‘em, too-whale ‘em till dey backs is welted like a washboard. ‘Long at fust my master say de good word for me to de overseer, but dat’uz bad for me; for de mistis she fine it out, en arter dat I jist ketched it at every turn- dey wasn’t no mercy for me mo.’” This quote shows that if you 're black you will get beaten; hard.
Twain used him and his environmental background to connect racism to the relationship between Huck and Jim. Jim was a slave but that does but “nigger” is the correct term to describe him even though the author portrays it in this manner. The relationship between these two characters grew very deep with the progression of the novel but so did the understanding racial differences between the two. In chapter 14, Huck says, “Well, he was right; he was most always right; he had an uncommon level head, for a nigger” (Twain 176). Although this may appear to be a compliment, I felt that the positive aspect of this statement was taken away when Huck lacks the understanding of how rude it is to refer to Jim as some “nigger”.
One of the events take I had to take off my binoculars is how the colonist viewed the natives Americans. They saw the natives as demons, which is a hard concept to understand in this culture. I thought this because people now in days do not see a new person and scream “demon” and try to kill, reeducate them, and take their land from them. The other event that I had to take off my binoculars is the slave trade and slaves. The morals the slave owner has are very different than today’s accepted morals.