In the play, an African American family travel to Birmingham, which is a segregated city. When they arrive, they go to Grandma Sands house and then head out to lunch and Byron and Kenny try to order hot dogs. They end up getting kicked out and threatened to because they went into the white only part of the restaurant. “Boy, you better get up off that seat. Don’t make me call the police and have you arrested.”
This resulted in the 4 students protesting and sitting at the lunch counter until they were served which turned out to be a little over 5 months. Once other people found out about this many other african americans and even some whites joined. Eventually they had to serve them because it was slowing down their business and they were losing a huge amount of money. The african americans were able to get served and broke some of the segregation laws in other restaurants, stores, etc. Although they ended up getting what they wanted there were some problems that they faced.
In the afternoon the residents’ electronics and machines came off. They thought there were monsters doing all of this. The citizens of that street were scared and didn’t know what was going on and wanted answers quickly A reporter named Michael Jackson Jr. stated, “I live on the neighboring street also known as Pancake Ave., and I saw many things through my kitchen window. It was weird because all of a sudden I saw all of their lights come off and everyone was acting maniacal about an hour later.”
She feels uncomfortable interacting with adults, and she avoids all contact with them. “I was scared to eat alone in the company lunchroom with all of those men and ladies looking, so I ate real fast standing in one of the washroom stalls….” (54). Although she wants to be an adult, she feels like an outcast in the adult world. The same issue arises later in the day, “But then break time came, and not knowing where else to go, I went into the coatroom because there was a bench there.”
Wladyslaw and his family were Jews and he told them that war with Germany is coming to them. Jews were dehumanized by the Germans. For example, they weren’t allowed on the sidewalks, they couldn’t go to parks, and they were beaten if they didn’t have their Jewish stars on them. One evening, Wladyslaw and his family were having dinner and they read on the newspaper that Jews were going to get sent to the ghettos. They all become doleful and packed for the day to come.
Penny is another black character who is shown at an impound lot. She is the clerk and tells Jesse and Chester that she can’t give them their car. Then she goes in the back to talk to her supervisor while Jesse and Chester try and reach under the partition to get the information. Penny comes back to find Chester’s arm stuck and states, “My boss says I can give you the information, but I have to take a pinky.” Meanwhile she pulls out a switchblade and starts laughing maniacally.
My observation took place at The lost dog cafe and my focus was mainly on the host welcoming customers. I started my observation at 6 pm and it took me two hours to complete my assessment. I was sitting at an high top chair right at the front of the restaurant which limited my eyesight to the back part of the restaurant. I decided to sit up front since I assumed the host would be standing at the front of the restaurant but soon I found out that she occasionally went to the back part on the restaurant to guide customers or walk the host down to their table when the restaurant is really busy which caused me to not have full view and leading to my observation being limited to the front half of The Lost Dog Cafe. If the assignment had allowed, I could've
Stereotypes are something people hear all the time no matter where they are. When I was ten, I went to McDonalds with my family and when we were going to order, the cashier took one glance at us and told his Mexican coworker to take his place because he did not speak Spanish. The cashier figured that we did not speak English due to the darker color of our skin tone. Language barrier is one of the many stereotypes people assume about Mexicans because of their skin tone, as well as them being uneducated and people inferring them to be criminals. The effects of these stereotypes are disgraceful and ruthless.
INVESTIGATION: On Sunday, 02/25/2018, at approximately 1422 hours, Officer Haas and I were dispatched to the Kome restaurant, located 1901 Junipero Serra Boulevard, on the report of two females arguing in the restaurant. When we arrived I made contact with the manager, identified as Zhi Long. Long told me two of his customers were arguing about one of them taking a picture of the other. He pointed to a male and female, I later identified as SV2 Guocheng Lu and Yangling Yang via their California driver licenses.
In the early 1900s racism was still very much alive in Mississippi. Although the relationships of whites and blacks had come a long way in the sense that African Americans could live free lives, many still found their life was controlled by white people. For Essie Mae in the book, Coming of Age in Mississippi, she witnessed these scenarios to be true. Essie Mae was a young African American woman that was very well educated for her age and began to understand what type of environment she was growing up in. As events played out in her life she quickly realized the world to be hostile to all African Americans.
I sat on the porch of my house, overseeing the town. Stamps, or also known as the Black Stamps, had segregation. From schools to shops, everywhere blacks were seen less than whites. It limited what we could do, affecting all of our lives. That apparently, was not abnormal in the United States at the time.
The Fighting 50’s Get ready for how people fought their way through the rough 50’s. They fought their way through discrimination and through wars. In the 50’s we had Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, The Korean war, fashions and fads, and technology advancements.
Racial Equality: A Raisin in the Sun In the 1950’s racial discrimination was a huge factor in the lives of African Americans. Lorraine Hansberry’s book, “A Raisin in the Sun,” helps people imagine the struggles that a standard African American family would have to endure. In the novel, the Younger family has poor housing conditions, badly paying jobs, and have given up hope of ever escaping their circumstances.
One of the themes presented by Sue Monk Kidd in, “The Secret Life of Bees” is pushing boundaries. In the book, Lily runs away from her abusive father and stays at a beekeepers house where she would be safe. This beekeepers house is a black family and while she stayed there and everyone was constantly pushing boundaries. The story relates to the article written by Nadra Kareem Nittle which was called, “How the Freedom Riders Movement Began”. This article was about a group of people called freedom riders traveling together to end the Jim Crow laws or other known as, racist laws.