The Ku Klux Klan was a mean and ugly group of people. They harmed inosint people just because if their skin color. I don’t know if that 's just how it went back then but it all seemed like an real ugly place to be. I know that they did this just because they didn 't want the colored people in their world so they made it miserable for them. Why couldn 't they just learn to be kind to everyone and understand that they are living human beings just like them however they have different colored skin.
There are many reasons that the Chrysalids is a relevant story in this day and age like hate, segregation, prejudice, but the ones I think that are the most important are racism and ignorance. I think this because in today's society, racism is a very big and occurring problem. People treat others differently because of their race.”Only the image of god is man” (Wyndham 18). I quote means that if you don’t look exactly like god then ur not “proper” so you need to die. This ties into the story because the people of Waknuk treat the others townspeople differently if they are not a picture of man.
Gilmer seemed ready to rise to the ceiling” (264). “You felt sorry for her?” This condescending remark Mr. Gilmer makes shows his fury and his supposed superiority that the majority of Maycomb felt towards black people. Just based entirely off of the color of Tom’s skin, they seem unable to accept or view the story from his angle. Emphasis on the word “you” is used in a derogatory manner that screams prejudice, and Mr. Gilmer seems incapable of seeing how a black man like Tom could possibly feel sorry for “her”, a white girl like Mayella. Because the social ladder is built based off of race, Tom immediately gets cast to the bottom without a second thought.
The situations are different because, if Skeeter was in Scout’s shoes and had to see Tom lose even though he clearly should have won, she would have been really mad because she is not a fan of the whole racist thing that’s going on. On the other side, if Scout was in Skeeter’s shoes she would be very confused because she would not be able comprehend what is going on, because she is too young. I now see more clearly that the discrimination seen in both the movie and the book took a different toll on everyone that was involved in
Grace Merriweather, and Bob Ewell. Aunt Alexandra is one character that is prejudice against African Americans by not liking Calpurnia taking care of Jem and Scout. Aunt Alexandra is also racist against people like the Cunninghams because they are in a lower-class than the Finch’s. Mrs. Merriweather is another character that also does not agree with what Atticus is doing for Tom which leads to her showing behaviors that are prejudice against Tom for being African American. Also, by showing disrespect to her servants, Mrs. Merriweather shows people that she is racist.
Because of all these issues taking place, many in society are becoming psychologically impacted never forgetting the events they have experienced. For example, current state-citizen tensions surrounding police killings of unarmed black youth and the failure to hold officers responsible for unlawful actions has roots in centuries of sanctioned violence against black bodies. Coates stated, “In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage” (Coates, 103). His searing recitation of Prince Jones’s death supports the claim. In Baltimore, Ferguson, and across the US, white police officers consistently are implicated and often exonerated in cases of racial violence against young blacks.
Boo Radley is not the only victim of this, but also African Americans not only prejudice towards them but injustice was being done towards them. This can be seen with Tom Robinson’s court. When Atticus is asking Tom why he ran away from the scene and Tom points out “if you was [were] a nigger like me” anybody would be scared as well (222). His reason is spoken loud and clear easily to understand life for African Americans is not easy. Americans were not only unjust with him but also prejudice by claiming him being “‘Guilty...guilty…” even they knew he was not guilty but at the end to them he was still an African American (240).
He lost a case because of a racist jury and lost his freedom and life along with it. To begin with, Tom Robinson is affected by racism because he is black and in society black men are not to be trusted near woman and since he was accused for raping Mayella Ewell, jury and Maycomb citizens believed that Tom Robinson was guilty. For instance, “[…] the evil assumption- that all Negro men are basically immoral beings, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women […]” (Lee 273). This shows us that many white individuals believe that black men are immoral beings and should not be trusted around woman, this instantly clicks into the jury’s mind leading a head start for the Ewell to win the case and even the jury already jumping to conclusions with their final decision with racial judgements. Tom Robinson is also affected by racism due to losing his life and freedom because of losing a case which he was accused.
This case also upset the people, this case led to many looting acts and riots. African Americans do not believe that they are seen as the Caucasians in the eyes of the justice system. African Americans believe that the courts show favoritism when it comes whites and
Plus I wanted to investigate deeper into African American injustice. Also, I wanted to learn why black people don’t get lour rights. Why do they think they can do this to our fellow black people? But as soon as a black man kills a white man, he’s put on the death penalty. Or a bunch of cops literally gang up on him until he 's dead.
There wasn’t a good reason why society disliked African Americans so much and loved whites. I guess people thought of African Americans as violent scary people. Since I have been growing up if I see a African American I might get a little scared if they don’t look like they have money but I also do the same to whites. I think that they way African Americans were treated during the Civil Rights movement was horrendous. It was not fair that African Americans were the poor ones imagine if it was the other way around and white people were the poor ones how would the whites feel.
He knew what happened to black people accused of any crime; they would be hung. Even the police was in on it, rather than them hanging him; they decided that they would take him out to nowhere and shoot him. They claimed, “he started to run, and I missed; Tom is dead,” stated by a sheriff in the book. In this world, many things pushed the blacks down, one account was the Jim Crow Laws. They allowed us to segregate freely.
The “whites only” bathrooms and areas made blacks feel as though freedom may have caused things to become worse due to the fact that many people did not like the changes in their freedom because now they would have to pay for labor instead of it being free with slaves. Lastly they were not able to make political and economical decisions they did not have the right to vote or even go to the same schools as the “Whites”. Therefore they needed to be seen as people and not treated with segregation and oppression.
Political correctness is a term or phrase used to describe a language, gender, race, culture, and physical abilities (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2015). Many people in the U.S. are very conscience about offending other people due to racism and subconscious prejudices. For instance, a black individual who is born in the U.S. will probably not appreciate being called African-American, because the individual can argue they were not born in Africa. Black people who were born in the U.S. would prefer to be called black Americans or just simply blacks. I have heard black individuals being called Negros, colored people, blacks, and African-American.