They say I stink. Well, I tell you, all of you stink to me” (68). As blacks were no longer enslaved, they were still an outcast in America at the time during the Great Depression. Treated unequally they couldn’t get the same jobs as what most white men could get but, if they do they were separated. As Crooks was working at the ranch just like the other men, he was living separately from the other men making him isolated.
At school in line, Cayden had said that he only cared about the feelings of himself, Shawn, and a couple other kids, which were all classified as African American. I told Cayden that he should care about everyone’s feelings, not just black people’s. He yelled “Don’t call me black!” And pushed me. A couple other things happened, but they are not my business.
James schooling also is similar to Ruth because both of them were distant from new people. For Instance, Ruth was a loner in school and didn’t have many friends. Her only friend was a girl by the names of Frances (McBride 40). While James had his siblings and family, he too did not have many friends because he was black. For example, James’s classmates judged him and believed James could dance because he was black (McBride 53).
Having been raised in French and South Korean education system, I only learnt about it through history textbooks as an event in the past. Also, I have not yet witnessed and experienced any racial discrimination. This made me underestimate its adverse impact on the people and deluded into thinking that that it’s almost nonexistent now. On the other hand, the mass media kept showing me images of African Americans rioting against it, causing me to assume that it is “their” problem, not “ours”.
This shows complete lack of respect. 1963 was a hard time for people that were different. To begin, in 1963 many people treated others unfairly based on their social class or rank in society. Just as in “The Watsons go to Birmingham”, Byron says “wait a minute! I know what this mean-- we on welfare ain’t we?”
The organization came to be when people didn’t want “undesirable” traits in the U.S. population and tried to get rid of all those traits. Blacks and whites weren’t allowed to marry or have children because black skin color was an “undesirable” trait. Many black men and women were sterilized for this reason and didn’t have a choice. This caused another issue because what determined if someone was black? People had a black and white parents before this law was made.
The African American Vernacular English, its route, its features, and the racism African American Vernacular English in Society For many years, Negro people have been considered as inferior to the whites. Unfortunately this prejudice and racism concern different aspects, always seeing their peculiarities as deficiencies and not simply different characteristics. Beginning with the color of their skin and their somatic features until arriving to suspect of their mental ability, even their way of speaking has become one of the reasons to discriminate against them.
If we don 't have time to eat our lunches we will not be full of energy for the rest of the day. Due to this we will be bored and falling asleep in our classes for the rest of the day. Then we don 't learn much because we are asleep on our desks. After that since we didn’t learn a lot we fail the tests and our grades go down. We need to be full of energy to succeed in our classes.
How much of American history do you know? Black history is a part of America’s history, but why is it not deeply taught in schools? In schools we often talk about white American leaders or wars America has won, but not much history of other cultures in America. We may hear a little information about certain minority leaders who fought for a change, but not much facts. If today’s youth aren’t being taught about the thing’s their ancestors have gone through and all the things that has happened and why, many will grow up ignorant.
The Cunninghams were hit hardest by the depression, because of this, they had little to no money. When Walter Jr. was in school and his teacher offered to loan him money, Scout had to explain to her teacher what was happening. Scout was trying to explain their state in class one day during lunch to Ms. Caroline, “He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life.”(Lee)
When you look at me what do you see? To society, I’m a black female who fits the stereotypical “wanna-be” black female wanting to have white hair textures. They watch carefully as I walk past them; afraid of my “black girl capabilities” solely based off of stereotypes that have been carelessly passed down from generation to generation. They think, “She’s probably unhappy with her dark complexion”. They wonder, “Why does she look so angry, it’s probably just another angry black woman.”
I find it interesting the way the society in Black No More shifts throughout the story to continually uphold racist beliefs. The world in the book changes massively from beginning to end. It will never be the same again. As Crookman’s treatment changes more and more people, those in power struggle to stay at the top.
Challenges are events that are used to change you for the better should you choose it accept it. The challenges I have faced wasn’t a matter of choice but of something that I have no control over. Some people will tell you it’s a burden, some say it’s an entitlement or free ride. Science says it’s just having a high amount of melatonin due to geographical location for survival. To me though, being black probably one of the biggest challenges a human can have in America at least I find it terribly perplexing.
Is voicing a personal opinion or a thought considered racism? One’s belief makes them feel offended about a particular thing or topic. “Campus Racism” by Nikki Giovanni and “Kids, you can’t read That Book!” by Tara E. Ketch are the pieces which touch on similar topics with different styles. There are three subjects I want to discuss about these writings which as follows Racism, Discrimination and Beliefs among people.