The news of the case soon spread throughout the country. Supposed allegations of child abuse began surfacing in dozens of pre-schools. According to an article by The National Review titled “The Salem Epidemic,” a New Jersey preschool teacher, Kelly Michaels, was charged with over one hundred counts of abuse and torture of children under her care. Even though testimonies were delusional, the mass hysteria created around the case, influenced the Jury to find her guilty. In a New York Times article “The Devil in the Nursery,” by author Margaret Talbot, points out the levels of hysteria reached by society; for instance, in one occasion a black robe thought to be used in the claimed satanic rituals, turned out to be Peggy Buckeys graduation gown.
Cassie who is just a nine year old girl for the first time encountering a conflict regarding racism and facing such a humiliation by the whites. Another incident that can be observed from this text is during Mary’s conflict with the Wallaces at the school. Mary who is a school teacher got fired from the school because she was teaching according to the syllable set up by the County. Besides, coincidently she teaching history and even more worse the topic is on slavery so although, how ill the white treats the blacks it should not be against on their belief. The County and
Most of black people of Maycomb in the 1930swere terrorized of committing some crime because they could be lynched for a crime they did not commit or do. One example of the book in chapter 18 was the start of the trial of Tom Robinson who was accused of rape and was in fear of being lynched for a crime he did not do. The main meaning of to Kill a Mocking Bird is to show how black people were being thought of as non-human simply because of their skin color. Tom Robinson’s trial began at chapter 18 and he feared of being lynched. He was accused by Bob Ewell because his daughter told him the Tom Robinson was the one who raped her.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
The fictional novel, Speak, is written by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book is a dramatic type, about teen depression, fear, and loneliness. It’s about a girl, who is a victim, but is accused of being the criminal. This is a story of Melinda, who lost her normal life due to a life changing, daunting experience, caused by a foolish boy, and she will never be the same. Melinda Sordino, she is in her High School, Merryweather high, and she is also the narrator of the story.
Even then, she still challenged equality for women. It was a crime, but she still did it. This made a big change in the world. Now, women have equal rights and are just like men. Another way that Susan showed courage is when she told the judge that she wasn’t going to pay a dollar of the fine of $100.
After reading and viewing the racism pieces I conclude that many blacks were unfairly treated in crimes that they never did during the Scottsboro trials. The Scottsboro trial is a great example of how badly blacks were treated back during the Jim Crow Laws. The Scottsboro trial was about nine black boys aged twelve to seventeen who were falsely accessed of raping two white women on a train in Alabama. During the Great Depression, people would ride on train cars in search of jobs because there was such a shortage of them. So when the boys were getting out of the train, two white women claimed that they had raped them.
Pushing Pause by Celeste O. Norfleet relates to my own life. In the book Kenisha Lewis a young black girl struggles with personal depression and overcoming obstacles in her life. From her boyfriend breaking up with her to her friends acting funny towards her, everything becomes so overwhelming for Kenisha and it began to take a toll in her life. This situation can relate to me because, going through the everyday struggles of being a young black female, having the feeling being alone all the time with nobody by your side. But towards the end she overcame and broke down that wall she had build up.
In conclusion, either way, both women are extremely a selfish human being, especially Abigail because she looks out for own need only. But as for Elizabeth, her character change from being cold to noble and sincere when Elizabeth began to help John Proctor into confessing; telling him to forgive him, and she won’t judge him. Author Miller explains that women can be selfish when it comes to love. Also, it illustrates how a small amount of women’s selfishness can hurt tons of people. All women just want to keep all the love, they don 't like sharing, honestly, whether the choice is right or wrong, it’s what make them happy and feel secure even selfishness kills everyone.
The documentary, Half the Sky, is an eye-opening film on the injustices women experience in the world; during the film, the reporters travel to Sierra Leone. While there, they met with a young girl who had been raped by her uncle, which brought to light the fact that rape is considered to be disgraceful, not for the rapist but for the victim. The young girl in this situation chose to speak out about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was the one who suffered for it. Personally, I believe it was outrageous for her to have been kicked out of her own home for something that was forced upon her; to quote the documentary, “it is the victim that has the burden to prove herself innocent”, which although such a statement seems primitive, it
Harpal Singh Vachel, a shy high school freshman in Queens, was cornered in a bathroom and had his previously unshorn hair scattered on the ground around him. Although backlash had come in contact with both Sikh adults and children, Sikh youth are particularly vulnerable to harassment. Sikhs were assaulted on a daily basis because of their appearance and many say it made their education miserable. Roughly half of Sikh Americans are bullied in school, according to United States Commission of Civil Rights (USCCR). Some children would yell, “terrorist” or go as far as to say “go back to your own country.” In 2003, a student in New Jersey was continuously called “Osama Bin Laden,” and was hit on the head, which resulted in contusions.
Photos of a white police officer beating a black female student, in high school, with his club during a school crisis, with her laying on the ground helplessly was the cause that led to multiple protest throughout the African American community in Chicago. On April 25, 1969, Roxanna Norfleet a seventeen-year-old African American student, was one of many students that were abused by policeman when racial comments stated a rumble between the white and black students at Tilden High School. Approximately two hundred police officers and a mob of approximately one hundred hateful whites gather around the school as soon as they heard about the conflict that was taking place. The policemen, who were all white, stated to stomp and kick on the unarmed
It may seem like Arnetta is the strongest character, but truly she is the weakest. Arnetta acted as if no one could make their own decision without going through her first, and that she had to give permission when someone wanted to talk. (page 284) “Octavia would ditto or dissent whatever Arnetta said, and this was the signal that the others could speak.” Arnetta always wanted to be in control, but when it came down to it Arnetta made excuses and lied when she had be wrong. (page 295) “They are just pretending to be retarded.” (page 297) Arnetta blames a girl from troop 909 that doesn 't even speak, Then after she finds this out she is quick to blame the next girl she
It was a hate crime against a young black girl on her way home from school. She was beaten badly and assaulted and left to die. Her case was a pivotal moment in the movement and let questions and thoughts for many people. The hate crime against her was because she had a dark complexion which was not so common. Most people were of a light complexion and had more freedoms and liberties to do as they please.