Only 49% of the white people believes that African American does not face racial discrimination at any place”(www.CNN.com). For many years, African American did not got the rights that they deserve, and because of that, they were barely making the livings in the United States for many years prior the ending of the discrimination against the color of the skin. Which made them low-income and because of that much crime were happening in the African American community. But even after many decades, many people still discriminate against the color of
Tom was the main example of the Negros stereotype. Tom was a respectable, humble, honest, helpful, and kind man. He had a family to provide for and a house to take care of. He was wrongly accused by Bob Ewell, a very poor white man, of raping his daughter Mayella Ewell. Tom was a happily married man who was cripple from a cotton gin accident so obviously, he could not have done it.
The triumph to freedom for african americans was a rigid war that lasted hundreds of years. Often times in this war, african americans were alone and were treated like foreigners in their home country. Walter’s battles with segregation and inequalities, such as receiving lower income than white families, are represented in Hansberry’s play and in Simone’s poem. It is difficult for Walter to see why other people behave in the way that they do, and he often does not respond well to disagreements between him and his family, making him feel even more alone. Walter said in an argument with his mother about her buying the house, "You run our lives like you want to.
These people were ignorant to the fact that all men were equal in the eyes of God. Richard Wright in his novel, “Native Son” introduces Bigger Thomas and details his life as a black man living in what he calls a white world. Here he voices how the black people were oppressed and the white people were the oppressors. In this novel Bigger experienced this oppression and racism first hand and it was all that he knew growing up in Chicago in the 1930’s. Wright expresses that he is full of shame as to living conditions of his family, he is full of fear of the white world he is living in, and full of fear for the future.
In Georgia, legislation “often mandated separate neighborhoods for blacks and whites” during the Jim Crow era. The south consisted of a caste system which placed blacks at the absolute bottom of the spectrum. Unfortunately, no change has transpired in Atlanta for blacks still remain at the bottom of every socioeconomic thread. Empirical research shows that about a third of Atlanta is black with a 21.6% black poverty rate in comparison to a white poverty rate of 9%. Similar to Philadelphia, Atlanta’s economy is not the primary issue since it has continued to grow over time.
Racist ideas carried over through the years and had a lasting impact on the Black communities. Racial segregation lasted for about 100’s after the Civil War ended. To have their voices heard, hundreds of thousands of African Americans rose up and protested their unfair treatment. Today African Americans still suffer from discrimination. They are being discriminated against by in getting jobs or getting jobs that pay poorly.
Walter is trying to explain to his mom that any job he could get as a African American man in Chicago is a low class blue collar job. In the 1950s, “Blacks still faced widespread employment discrimination. Stores in the Loop refused to hire African Americans as clerks. Black bus drivers, police officers, and firefighters were limited to positions serving their own community” (Manning). The employment rate in Chicago was extremely low for African American males which made it extremely hard to find jobs and support their families.
Although the dilemma of social injustice has always existed, the Great Depression had further divided people from one another. During the Great Depression, most native-born white Americans suffered greatly, but many of America’s most visible racial minorities suffered the most. African Americans and other races not only experienced greater hardships than whites, the most able-bodied among them were competing for far fewer jobs, because of their race (Williams 789). No matter how hard African Americans and other races worked, they were guaranteed no higher position than the whites, because of the social inequity that disunified everyone. Even though there were relief programs designed for different colored Americans, they still maintained pay differentials, racial employment systems, and other forms of discriminations, which shows social injustice during the Great Depression (Williams 790).
But as usual, blacks suffered the worst. Pushed out of unskilled jobs previously scorned by white before the depression. Blacks face unemployment of 50% or more, compared with about 30% for whites”. An example of a character in the novella of “Of Mice and Men” is Crooks. Crooks is the only black guy who’s always lonely.
Many of us must be a witness of racism. I have always wondered what differences are among the people with different religions and colors of the skins, why minorities are bullied. As-widely known, in even today’s century, racism is undoubtedly open to the international and social discussions, despite many attempts to break the stereotypes in society. The so-called “never-ending” fight has already broken out and burns up day to day. Many black people, representatives of Muslim or other religions suffer from the discrimination, in many developing or undeveloped countries minorities rights are not protected.