As diets and health become more and more of a public concern in America. Two authors weigh in on their opinions on how the American public should handle the problem of obesity as well as their solutions to the overwhelming issue. In one article, “Against Meat,” published on the New York Times website in 2009, points out that the solution to obesity should be vegetarianism. Johnathan Foer who is a vegetarian, claims that his diet and way of living is his the way of improving health in the American public. Foer’s article provides a sense of humor as well as personal stories to attempt to persuade his audience for the ethical treatment of animals along with his personal solution for his own health and the health of his family.
Just Mercy was written in 2014, 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. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
In “Do The Right Thing”, there are many racist stereotypes portrayed by the characters, and show destruction towards the neighborhood consisting of trash talking, police violence, and riots. This same concept is also portrayed in “The Black Power mixtape”, where many Black activists explain how African Americans fought for their rights through the help of the Black Panther Party that started in Oakland, California. Both films illustrate the struggle African Americans went through, and shows that even with all of the violence and brutality, they still had pride and power. The issues portrayed in these films are extremely important because they highlight cultural differences and problems that still go on in the world today. Racism is still very present in todays society through out all races, and police brutality is still a huge issue that may only get worse.
The Black Lives Matter movement is a movement that has raised global awareness of how minorities, in this case, black people in the United States, have been dealing with racial inequality, racial profiling and police brutality in the criminal justice system. According to Alicia Garza, one of the three women who created the hashtag ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Twitter, ‘the movement was a response to the anti-black racism that permeates the society and the movements of black people in the US.’ The Black Lives Matter movement has often been compared to the black civil rights movement from the nineteen-sixties. The civil rights movement from the nineteen-sixties was also led by black people and their allies. However, the Black Lives Matter movement should be distinguished from this nineteen-sixties-style of activism. Firstly, the tactics of the Black Lives Matters activists are of different nature than those of their civil rights predecessors.
I was able to learn about the huge amount of planning for the Chicago World’s fair and what it was like for the average visitor. I also got to learn about the serial killer H. H. Holmes, and how different crime was treated back then. Overall The Devil in the White City is the accurate story of the Chicago World’s fair that I learned a lot of information from, and would
The light of Gandhi’s lamp and letter from Birmingham jail both share similar social issues and cultural experiences, as felt by the individual authors. They both experience oppression by their government for its racist behaviors. In Gandhi’s lamp, the author, Hilary Kromberg Inglis, is waiting for her sister in police detention. She dreads the worst because of the apartheid government, who was oppressive and violent. “Throughout my childhood, there were other reminders of the injustice I first saw when I was six.
Kiese Laymon offers an interesting insight into his world and his experiences in the collection of essays entitled How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He creates an accessible account of his own experiences that is relatable and eye-opening. He toys with different styles of writing to accomplish this task of bringing his stories to an audience of all classes and colors. Recalling moments of racism in his life, he shows the gravity of the issue through his use of language. Laymon utilises a variety of voices to make his experience and life resonate with those who have lived similar and different lives to him.
In the 1900’s a lot of things were happening like racism. Racism was a big thing that people talked about all the time like the Scottsboro Boys trial, the African American church burning, and the Jim Crow Laws. Harper Lee wanted to spread her expression to the people about racism and wanted to tell the world about how black people were treated differently because of their race. All of these were big factors in the 1900’s. Harper Lee later wrote the book To Kill a Mockingbird which was inspired by the Scottsboro Boys trial, the African American church burning, and the Jim crow Laws.
The protestors of the war had a massive impact on society at the time; they brought different races, genders, and classes all across the country together to protest the government and its choices. The protestors, which began as a small group of university students and grew to include a vast number of groups and people, led to a unification the likes of which the country had never seen, and
The novel Huck Finn by Mark Twain is an extremely important piece of literature that should be taught to high school students. Racism was rampant in the during the time this novel took place and still exists now. It is extremely important that high school students are able to realize the extent of the racism accordingly addressing the situation. One of the best ways to teach about racism is through this novel. It correctly displays race relations at the time.
Veganism is on the rise all around the world. In many different countries, for many different reasons, people are changing their lifestyles and deciding to opt for meat-free foods which help them stay healthy and minimize their impact on the environment. This vegan butcher shop just goes to show how far veganism has come in the last couple of decades. The shop was opened up by Kale and Aubry Walch. Aubry had been a vegan for many years, inspiring Kale to give veganism a try as well.
After these protests and riots, Lola decided to survey the people of St. Louis for their opinion on racial issue. I decided on Ms. Akingbade as my African-American activist because she brings racial and police force issues to attention. The two subjects our very important issues to address as it is concerned with equality and limits to executive
On March 1 2017, I attended an event for the anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. This event included readings, musical performances, and a choreographed performance. The entire event completely captivated me, but I was most impacted by Andrea Jenkins reading from her part of the anthology titled “The Price We Pay: How Race and Gender Identity Converge”. In her piece, she talked a lot about gender identity, race, and how they intersect. Two parts that stood out to me was the story of effects of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination on black children and the effects society has on people who are transgender.
Mydans explains that during the riots Korean shops became the main focus of violence because many rioters felt resentment towards the Korean stores. Dean Gilmour, Lieutenant of the Los Angeles County Coroner is in charge of recording the total deaths in LA, after going through the numbers, he says “Are all gang shootings during this time riot-related? I mean, we have gang shootings every day of the year” (Smith 191). Smith uses Gilmore’s passage because he is showing the realization of the violence in South Central. Gilmore concludes that
There are many lessons we learn throughout our lives, and these lessons will help to become a better person. The novel,” A Lesson Before Dying,” the author Ernest J. Gaines creates an environment of segregation where the characters live in. This novel mostly takes place in the small community outside of Bayonne. It is the location where racially arrest and prosecution of jefferson was taken place. There is a trial going on of an African American named Jefferson for the murder of a white shopkeeper, Alcee Grope.