Melba Patillo Beals 'Warriors Don' T Cry

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Reading these three books, we will find many different perspectives of African Americans, women, middle class, and working class white men. All these perspectives have been brought about through the personal experiences the author’s went through at some point in their lives. But is any of this information trustworthy? All the perspectives are told through the author’s viewpoint. Even though all the authors had first hand experiences that led to their perceptions of these groups, could there be some bias? From Upton Sinclair’s book, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked, we receive information about the working and middle class white men from Sinclair’s viewpoint. Sinclair perceives these men basically as libelous misinterpreters. …show more content…

African Americans were considered separate but “equal” even though it did not really come off that way. They were treated as inferior to the white population. African-American women were treated even more inferior beyond that. However, through Beals’s eyes, she was able to show how strong her mother and grandmother were as African-American women as well as herself. When Melba and her family went to the grocer, they found themselves being charged for more than what they had and were not being treated fairly. Melba’s father could not even do anything to help her mother when the milk man would ask for inappropriate favors to get cheaper milk or the milk at all. All he could do was stand in the doorway. Throughout the novel, Beals saw many different sides of the working and middle class white men. She was either greeted politely with a smile and protection or received a glaring scowl accompanied by harsh words. Through everything Beals had to endure, she was still able to look beyond the hatred and forgive the people who harmed her by the mere fact that they too, were god’s

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