I for example was not fully aware that Europeans thought they were superior. I knew that they had Africans as slaves and how they viewed their slaves but I couldn’t completely grasp the idea that that was why slavery existed. I believe that this is truly how racism came into play. The distinctions between these two groups of people clearly brought about thoughts and an idea of each other causing the European’s to believe that they were better. I do not believe that racism is going to ever completely be diminished but by intermixed marriages and them having children it will get rid of some of the racism.
This impacted the slave communities culture by changing their cultural constructs. "Africans and Indians fought with each other, claimed to be each other, and allied together for common goals" (Document 9) This document proves that trans-Atlantic slave trade inflicted a new culture upon African slaves, also know as the maroon community. The maroon community was made up of ex-slaves or runaways. By being apart of this community, it gave them a new outlook on them being away from their previous home. Although it was not an ideal situation to be in, it was much better than being a plantation slave.
It is the common flaw of Huck’s companions, role models, and even of him to condone slavery. Many people attempt to civilize Huck by teaching social rules and stable beliefs, but nothing is more uncivilized than the act of owning and dehumanizing another human being. It is the shameless and institutionalized hypocrisy that shapes the moral critique of this novel. Racism in America is an ongoing struggle that has manifested itself differently throughout each generation, and although the existence of racism is no longer legislative, oppression of African Americans remains a relevant issue, and thus The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’s analysis of racism remains relevant as well. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been read by everyone from the casual reader to the impassioned intellectual over the last 130 years.
But when leaders that seek and aspire change the people will follow and create an unforgettable movement. Racial equality has been an issue in society for centuries, but a change in mind set has put us in the correct direction. Although there are still displays of injustice and inequality, they are certainly less prevalent then before. Our connection with others around us plays a large part in helping us achieve equality and justice, and with large movements around the world, we have begun to change the world for the
America the free, land of opportunity--but only if you fit a specific mold. Slaves, especially women, were certainly not included. Even after their emancipation, African Americans struggled with exclusion, whether it be direct, indirect, political, social or other. James Baldwin, an African American man, contrasts the types of oppression he, and others, have faced in “A Letter to my Nephew” , drawing parallels from slavery to the discrimination of the 60’s. He explains how many think blacks must assimilate into “white” culture, but, in reality, it must be those who think that way who must escape from the mentality of needing to assimilate.
As Brent Staples explains in his essay “Black Men and Public Space,” black people deal with many problems, from discrimination, and he explains these points in an orderly manner and each very thoroughly. Over the existence of the United States, blacks have had to face oppression due to the prejudices views held against this. America views every black person as the same and judges them based on the actions of others. It is for this reason that all blacks are judged based on the book of a cover without being able to show the world who they really are. As Norman Podhoretz stated in his Essay “My Negro Problem - and Ours,” “growing up in terror of black males; they were tougher than we were, more ruthless...”
Over the course of the American history, black people were oppressed and treated unfairly. A few ways that society treated black people is by segregating them from white people, beating them up, and taking advantage of them. As a consequence, African Americans grew up in an environment were limited in their abilities, had hatred towards the white, and had a constant judgment from white people. These factors contributed towards the way society viewed African Americans, flawed, uneducated, and poor. Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X.
Discussing the difficulties that Frederick Douglass and other slaves have encountered during the first half of the 19th century. The struggles are being told in “Learning to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass. The main obstacle was learning to read and write and being stripped from that experience so African-Americans don’t become educated. Fearing the ideas of their owned slaves surpassing them in intelligence and overthrowing them. But comparing that to of “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X of the mid-20th century where slavery ended but racism is still America’s greatest threat.
If he was living in our era, he would talk about similar issues in his writing. Richard Wright the author of Black Boy, would talk about economic inequality, institutionalized racism, and stereotyping and how they affect the success of Black males in america. Black people have a much harder time being economically stable. Ever since slavery black people have been at the bottom of the socio economic class system that our society has built over the years. Wright knows
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.