However, he believes Tom Robinson and Atticus work hard to defend him. Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before.
He creates powerful imagery to depict the treacherous treatment slaves are enduring that floods the audience with shame. He provides them with a chance to recall their moral standards and compare them to slavery. He questions them to evoke the truth that slavery is never justifiable. The denouement of his speech is that it is patent to his audience that celebrating freedom with slavery existing is atrocious and want to eradicate
He utilizes exceptionally aggressive reactions that seem way over the top to show how ridiculous the typical responses to these very questions are. Douglass follows up a simple question of unhappy facial expressions with, “It is said, he has the devil in him, and it must be whipped out” (Douglass 67). In the same sense, he follows up a slave making an honest mistake by breaking a tool with a common response of, “It is owing to his carelessness, and for it a slave must always be whipped” (Douglass 68). Douglass is making a mockery of these ludicrous responses while still drawing awareness to their intense reactions to normal actions and sentiments. He is again utilizing this over-the-top, though incredibly typical, reaction to engage the audience.
Due to society’s past history, one can be fairly certain that if a white man had acted in the same way, people would pay little to no attention to him. This is due to the overwhelming stereotypes which imply that black men are associated more with violence and theft than white men. Staples even acknowledges this stereotype through his statement that “[he] was indistinguishable from the muggers who occasionally seeped into the area from the surrounding ghetto” (Staples 542). This is irrefutably the work of society’s teachings and the constant stereotyping of men and woman based on the color of their skin. If one is unable to distinguish between a good-hearted person and malicious person because both have the same complexion then there is obviously a fault in the system.
Through the various works of historic Black Intellectual Jeremiads and modern civil rights activists, one can understand that Black individuals in America have and continue to be subjected to positions of unfreedom. This social fact— evoked by the oppressor’s (whites) need to keep the oppressed (Blacks) ignorant, thereby disenfranchised and incapacitated— problematizes notions introduced by James Baldwin when he states, “we cannot be free until they are also free.” Though Baldwin’s optimistic intentions of American unity as the result of black and white solidarity seemingly revokes Black agency in our own liberation and leaves us permanently doomed to white recognition of their own immorality, he is correct to an extent. This is because systemic
Through his use of such radical ideas and solutions to the civil rights problems of his day, Malcolm X captivates his black audience. Malcolm X completely shatters his listeners' beliefs, using a roundabout form of rhetoric: he uses harsh language that seems to degrade his audience, while, at the same time, he increases their self-confidence subconsciously through their emotions. In successfully convincing his audience that identifying with the white population is not conducive to the eventual liberation of the black people, he is able to say to his fellow
Mayella says, “That nigger yonder took advantage of me an' if you fine fancy gentlemen don't wanta do nothin' about it then you're all yellow stinkin' cowards, stinkin' cowards, the lot of you” (251). Racism is so prominent that going against the grain is unheard of and shameful. Mayella’s story is the only one which people are listening to. She and her story are single-handedly ruining Tom’s life, all because he is black. His conviction only reaffirms the racism.
The abundant value of her provocative, concerning memoir is in exploring the psychological impact that racism could make on an individual, spreading a stain of self-doubt and self-hatred that, shared with lack of opportunities, abets black people in collectively destroying themselves all together. Drugs and violence, the disintegration of families and a range of other social difficulties are traced back to this common afflicted root. In Men We Reaped, Ward grapples with the self-condemnation: “We tried to ignore it, but sometimes we caught ourselves repeating what history said, mumbling along, brainwashed: I am nothing. We drank too much, smoked too much, were abusive to ourselves, to each other. We were bewildered.” Telling her family history between the stories of the boys’ deaths, Ward, despite her feelings of self-loathing, emerges as an exception in her beleaguered community.
Conclusively, I think Mura takes a quite solid points but is also biased. He is constantly scapegoating Wallace, which is appropriate considering how obnoxious he is towards students of color; however; someone who is not familiar with Wallace’s work may be done with this essay thinking Wallace is the most racist writer that walked on the face of Earth. GENRE As for the genre, I would identify this essay as a think-piece. Mura is very open about what he thinks of David Wallace. It is also a collection of the experiences of students of color, a secondary resource one can go back to.
The Brotherhood claimed to stand for the advancement of black people in society and was a combination of whites and blacks of significant wealth and influence directing the major social and political actions of the city. He is introduced as an attractive competitor within the brotherhood for the main character, the invisible man. Clifton frequently fought with Ras the Exhorter, who opposed blacks and whites working together, arguing, “You my brother mahn. Brothers are the same color; how the hall you call these white men brother?” (Ellison, 370). However, Clifton accidentally angered the Brotherhood when he attacked one of their own members unknowingly and “was beating him, thought he was one of the hoodlums” (Ellison, 396).