The "illegal" ideology has always been disgusting to me but, I didn’t really know how it was built. Nativists were powerful enough to start the "illegal" status towards Mexicans. It is humiliation to think America only let in a limited number of Mexican workers in the US. It was also ridiculously expensive to legally cross the border, which was not an option to Mexicans due to their economic fall, and all of the discrimination involving looking for a job. The border has always been seen as an evil place to go through because the way people were treated there; and still do to this day.
The most important thing in To kill a Mockingbird is Injustice, Love and Sacrifice, and Power of words. Being a colored person can be difficult because you can face injustice. Many people in Maycomb think color persons are worth nothing. “ Cry about the simple hell people give other people without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too”(Lee, 269).
Elie Wiesel said "combat indifference, intolerance and injustice¨(Biography 2). When Cesar Chavez stood up for what is right just because the Hispanics had different skin color or came from a different place doesn 't mean they should get treated unfairly and the holocaust did bad things to innocent people because they had different faiths. Chavez is standing up for what is right and making a strike how people were put in the camps in the Holocaust what the similarities are between them what the differences are between them conclusively about the holocaust and Chavez. Chavez said "Without a union, the people are always cheated, and they are so innocent,"(found from nrp 1) Cesar liked helping people a lot he thought it was
In Ender’s Game Bonzo has a serious problem with Ender, He would literally kill Ender if he could, yet why? One reason Bonzo might hate Ender is because, Bonzo couldn't get Ender punished. “That’s why he hates you, because you didn’t suffer when he tried to punish you” (pg.109). Although another reason may be how small and young Ender is. “But as small as you are, you are worse than useless” (pg.77).
In return, they created laws called the Black Codes to oppress African Americans. These acts made sure the former slaves signed labor contracts, and they would be fined or forced into unpaid labor if they didn’t. This method of making sure blacks are still laborers was horrible and the former slave-owners loved it.
Mayella says, “That nigger yonder took advantage of me an' if you fine fancy gentlemen don't wanta do nothin' about it then you're all yellow stinkin' cowards, stinkin' cowards, the lot of you” (251). Racism is so prominent that going against the grain is unheard of and shameful. Mayella’s story is the only one which people are listening to. She and her story are single-handedly ruining Tom’s life, all because he is black. His conviction only reaffirms the racism.
The racial ignorance seen in To Kill A Mockingbird is similar to the racial ignorance seen today. African Americans are still discriminated against by citizens who are indoctrinated with racist ideals. The racial ignorance in society inspires many African Americans to make the important decision to protest unfair treatment. In brief, the racial ignorance ingrained in society highly influences important decisions made by
This is a prime example, of a hate crime, which was directed towards black people, based on hatred and racism. The discriminatory part of America, would say the judicial system is fair to everyone, “the land of the free.” Which I firmly believe is not true, because throughout history, the judicial system has been inconsiderate towards blacks. For instance, take heed of the
For people like Tom in the Great Gatsby, the eyes stand as God because what they’re doing is sinful and wrong and they are aware of that. “Terrible place isn’t it,” said Tom, exchanging a frown with Doctor Eckleburg ” (Fitzgerald, 26). Tom is a perfect example of a really greedy person who has never had to work for anything and is another example of how money completley corrupts people because it has become a basic need for Americans. After Tom picks up his girl from the valley of ashes he looks up at Doctor Eckleburg and feels guilty for a second, but because of his money he is assured that all his money will protect him and he can always stand behind his money. “And, entering or leaving the city, one cannot escape the valley of ashes and the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.” (Twayne publishers) This basically explains the same thing except that wealthy or not you can never escape the eyes of god and that someone will always know if you’re a lie or a cheat.
According to Tom Burrell “damage to the black psyche has been so thorough that blacks accept their own degradation.” He argues that this can be seen through blacks in the media sticking to historical bias and stereotypes. This leads to the trauma today being capitalistic perpetuations of negative stereotypes. Because few African Americans have had the healthy environment needed since slavery to truly re-affirm their inner-selves, this combined with the current hyper stimulation from societal pressures and bias keeps African Americans manipulated by European ways, and self-destructive. This keeps with Dr. Na’im Akbar’s theory that hyper stimulated individuals will associate with their ‘captors’ and that Europeans are well known for celebrating their aggressive and destructive drives. Because of this African Americans are lacking the “inner being that reaches back to the very African essence of us that energizes and motivates the African person with self-preservative and self-maintaining