The scene in Mississippi Masala between Demetrius and Mina’s father demonstrates the controversy over interracial relationships in this world. A major point outlined in hooks’ essay is the idea of relations with the “Other” and how this can meet a desire for change and open up a world of difference. This applies to the scene as Mina’s father states he once tried to be different also, but the world isn’t so accepting of this change, implying the world doesn’t always accept interracial relations willingly. Additionally, when including a lens from Berger’s essay, the viewer can expand upon the idea of relations with the “Other” and how these bring change by studying the unequal relationship between men and women, as discussed in Berger’s essay.
The Mississippian Indians lived settled lives as they were organized into chiefdoms, which were a form of a political organization united under a leader and organized by families or differing social rank and class. Social ranking and class served as a fundamental part of their structure as people belonged to one of two groups, the elites or commoners. Many families laid under commoners, where men and women played specific roles in the social organization. The Mississippian indian women were “horticulturalists” who grew much of their food in small gardens and cultivated agricultural plants such as corns, beans, squash, sunflowers, and sumpweed. Traditionally, women would raise these crops and prepare food for daily meals.
It is ironic for this character to say such a thing since home is a place of safety and the antebellum South was such a hard place for a black woman to be in. Butler presents some type of situational irony within this scene since, this place is the greatest danger for the character, by law. This character is a Black woman and in the antebellum South, to be a woman and black, is a dangerous combination.
In reference of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964 there was so much violence and hatred. And only the strong and willing stayed even after the violence. The response in why people stayed was because they were close friends. Those who will stuck up with their friends no matter what.
The Portrayal of Slavery in Antebellum Louisiana in Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave In his memoire Twelve Years a Slave, illegitimately enslaved Solomon Northup does not only depict his own deprivations in bondage, but also provides a deep insight into the slave trade, slaves’ working and living conditions, as well as religious beliefs of both enslaved people and their white masters in antebellum Louisiana. Northup’s narrative is a distinguished literary piece that exposes the injustice of the whole slaveholding system and its dehumanizing effect. It is not a secret that the agriculture dominated the economy of antebellum Louisiana (Louisiana: A History 183). Therefore the Southern planters needed relatively cheap workforce to cultivate
Sherman Alexie wrote Reservation Blues. A novel that relates the struggle of being a Native American trying to succeed in life, in and out of the Spokane Reservation. Thomas Builds-The-Fire, Junior Polatkin, and Victor Joseph are three Spokanes who form a blues band named Coyote Springs. The band begins to gain the support of other Indians and even two of their fans are white girls, Betty and Veronica. Soon they are invited to perform at bars outside the reservation.
The status/treatment of African Americans can be seen through the 1930’s in Jim Crow laws, the Great depression, and people. The Jim Crow laws create conflict between African Americans and white Americans. The Great Depression also made it worse for them because they lost many things and money. Finally certain people affected them in good and bad ways. African Americans were very segregated from everyone in the 1930s.
The Maasai and Kikuyu are two, very different tribes from the East African countries, Tanzania and Kenya. Before reading this essay, some would probably think that they are very different, but if you are one of those people, I hope that after reading my essay, you will change your mind. What are the reasons for the differences between traditional Maasai and Kikuyu cultures? I would give a short introduction on both tribes, so people get a better idea of who they are and what you are talking about. Examples- Where they live, what kind of tribe they are (nomadic?
The modernization of the South The purpose of this essay is to discuss why the modernization of the South followed a different trajectory as compared to the rest of the US. To be able to discuss this question I will first attempt to define modernization. Modernization is the process of becoming modern, or “getting with the times”, if you will. Some key features with our modern society is that it has become more urban, and more industrialized than it was before..
the film the sapphire directed by wayne blair ,set in the 60’s explores the journey of four indigenous women who perform to the soldiers during the vietnam war. throughout the film director wayne blair highlighted the importance of family connection and having a sense of belonging through the characters of kay ,character relationship and the grandma. the film the sapphire highlights the sense of belonging though the character of kay ,kay being a part of the stolen generation ,trying to find herself and reconnect to her culture.she feels lost as she doesn't know what her identity is black or white ,an important scene in the film, a connection is made when Kay speaks Yorta-Yorta to ask the Vietnamese people who have stopped their car for permission