They tried their hardest to set up a successful plan, but sadly it didn’t end that way; many were captured and some killed. The invasion was a failure for the United States and made them look weak. 1. Background information Cuba had joined into the Cold war and there was a new strong leader in place called
America presently still faces many inequalities and lack of justice against oppressed minority groups that aren’t white, cis, hetero, Christian men, even after the decades of activism to combat this. Activist constantly fight for these discriminated, marginalized groups and against the systematic oppression they face. But there are too many fights to be fought all at once. To name a few there is; racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc. Textual evidence given to us over the course of this class shows that tackling all of the social justice movements at once is not possible.
This fictional short story had a powerful meaning because it focused on how racial stereotyping can cause a lot of problems even among young girls who were attending a Girl Scouts camp. “Brownies” also showed how stereotyping can actually be harmful and can sometimes lead to hurtful consequences for the person who is the victim of it and for the person is guilty of stereotyping someone. I decided to do my analysis of this short story using the historical context element because of the long history of problems between the Black and White races in this country according to our history books, including one terrible incident that just happened one week ago when nine innocent Black people were murdered in a church in Charleston South Carolina by a 21 year old White racist who was guilty of stereotyping and hating Black people. The killer accused Black men of raping White women and that Black people were taking over the whole country. These were stereotypes that he first thought about in his head that then led to his terrible actions.
Homosexuality has been more accepted in our society during the past years, (even though we still have a lot of work to do) but now, bisexual people are the one that have to face many of the prejudices the gay community faced before. The same (stupid) things that had been said to homosexuals: that they were disgusting, unnatural, having sex with everyone or confused about their sexuality, are now what bisexuals are hearing about them. And one of the craziest part of it is that many gays are repeating this against people
Corruption of Men There is a large sense of wickedness around the world, and although it might not seem true, but most of it comes from corrupt man. The novel, The Bluest eye, was written by Toni Morrison following the years after the Great Depression. It centers around the story of a young girl named Pecola who experiences domestic violence and racism within her surrounding. Pecola often feels “ugly” due to her black skin color; she tries to deal with it by wishing for blue eyes in order to assimilate with the white culture. The novel is mostly written from Claudia MacTeer’s perspective, who is portrayed as the opposite of Pecola.
“Black Lives Matter “is a recent example of Black Rhetoric within the media. Dating back to the unfortunate events that took place in Ferguson with the shooting of a young black male named Michael Brown, the even has grown infamously and famously depending on which side you tend to agree with. Countless people have given their input on the situation and not all blacks tend to agree with the movement of “Black Lives Matter”. Recently a women named Peggy Hubbard went on a rant about how she felt the movement was an unjust movement. Ms. Hubbard stated that saying black lives matter was implying that no other lives within the community mattered.
This double oppression of a young black girl in a patriarchal society is an example of Du bois (2008) “double consciousness”. Pecola is also a symbol of the black community’s self-loathing and belief in its own ugliness. She is absented even more from existence by her mother when she tells her of the ordeal and she doesn’t believe her but beat her instead. This cause Pecola to self-loathe and absent herself from existence because she is made to believe that the bad experience she had was her fault. Pecola is pushed furthermore into her imaginary world, which is her only shield against the pain of her existence.
" I ran away from home. I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States of America, because of that terror of discrimination, that horrible beast which paralyzes one's very soul and body" This quote by Baker Josephine engages the reader's attention about discrimination and shows how this person suffered from it. Josephine Baker tried to escape from her place where she lived in a world that participated discrimination on her and the people there. Many people recent their lives because of his or her skin color due to other people treat these people with colored skins in a negative way. For example, some people enjoy mocking at colored people purposely, or say offensive words toward these colored people because of their
Sexual Racism in the American Societies The short story Naked by Joyce Carol Oates talks about anonymous female figure that lived a big shock because of the violent event she went through, that she was attacked by a group of children which includes boys and girls, the eldest child was 12 years old. The writer describes those children in the story that they were, “small pack of black children…” this quote from the story would give the reader a hint to think if this story is about racism in America between white and black people. Different short stories that Oates writes focuses specifically about everyday experiences people would face in their real lives that would give them the time to think what’s going around them in their societies. In addition, after the attack that the forty-six years old woman experienced set the next sequence of
Red was making false accusations and telling their hall director that Anon was stealing her items (ranging from pencils to medication to money), along with telling the director that she demanded to be moved out of the room as soon as possible because she “felt unsafe being around Anon, given the (fake) circumstances)”. On top of the slander, Red was also verbally confronting Anon about the blatant dissatisfaction she had towards the rooming situation solely because Anon was black, by stating she “acted too ghetto and was just stupid like ‘the rest of them’, and that’s why she grew up poor”. Eventually, Red moved to another dorm on campus once a room opened up and there were no further racial conflicts with the new roommate that moved in with Anon. The theories/perspectives that we have covered in class that relate this slice of my social life is the, the pluralist perspective, the social Darwinist perspective, and the assimilation
These oppressions persist today and so do their effects on black families and even more in young black people. Because Morrison makes the issue not only beauty but also our perception of ugli-ness in general, the problem of the “ugly little girl asking for beauty” is a cultural problem. Every time a young person looks in the mirror and sees that they are not as beautiful as a movie star or not as as beautiful as the television, magazine, and billboard ads tells them they should be, they feel the fear of rejection and abandonment, and through this novel, readers have experienced the emotional pain of that which destroyed Pecola. “Suffering with Pecola, knowing that pain con-sciously, feeling it, acknowledging it openly and directly, most of