The story represents the culmination of Wright’s passionate desire to observe and reflect upon the racist world around him. Racism is so insidious that it prevents Richard from interacting normally, even with the whites who do treat him with a semblance of respect or with fellow blacks. For Richard, the true problem of racism is not simply that it exists, but that its roots in American culture are so deep it is doubtful whether these roots can be destroyed without destroying the culture itself. “It might have been that my tardiness in learning to sense white people as "white" people came from the fact that many of my relatives were "white"-looking people. My grandmother, who was white as any "white" person, had never looked "white" to me” (Wright 23).
Too many lives were being taking for granted in the African American community. Although, discrimination and racism has been a constant in today society racist were being very discreet about how they truly felt about the minority group. Police brutality was no longer a latent action. Technology was exposing racist for whom they truly were. Black Lives Matter is now worldwide and letting society know that black lives are symbols of society and hurting black people is notice and really not appreciated.
To some, even though they believe that racism still exists, they believe that their aren 't any negative effects, that is just an opinion. Which is exactly the problem, if people avoid to face the problem, then it just persists! In order to combat these issues there has to be dire consequences. I suggest that there should be jail time for racists who act upon their hate, whether it be a hate speech or action. To any person who speaks lowly of any person of color should be sent to jail for the violation of the constitution.
Chapter seven dealt extensively with race and racial prejudice, issues that most people would like to see eradicated, but some still believe to be ever present. Souryal’s literature, which deals with real life situations as well as theory behind it, presents some interesting but unfortunate cases where people are mistreated or biased against for nothing more than their race. Racial prejudice is wrong and shouldn’t have any bearing on the justice system, but unfortunately—due to things like racial profiling—there are still cases where a precedent is set and police act, either consciously or unconsciously, against minorities instead of criminals. Strange concepts, such as justifiable inequality, were explained—this, in particular, was a concept I knew nothing about before reading Souryal’s chapter on it. The chapter also went into great depth about serious issues like discrimination and stereotyping, especially how stereotypes about minorities, which are perpetrated by a very small percentage of them, lead to police misconduct and police stereotypes that hurt many upstanding citizens who are black or Latino.
The Help is an intriguing novel about racial issues, as well as social classes. In this novel the character Hilly Holbrook serves the role of a villain. Her villainous actions throughout The Help show the themes of the book, such as race, social classes, as well as justice. From the beginning of the book it is shown that Hilly feels that the black population is inferior to the white population. An example of this is when Hilly enacted her Bathroom Initiative, stating that the help, black maids “carry different kinds of diseases than we do.” (Stockett 8).
It should be clear from this paper that I disagree with this idea, and starting with Native Son, it is true that Wright is critiquing racism throughout his book. He shows readers that there are not just blatantly racist people, but also liberal-minded people that think that they are helping Blacks that are still racist in their denial to move past social customs like segregation. Anti-racist groups like the Communists also have problems interacting, as they believe in stereotypes, they do not not know much about Blacks, and they also are even a bit forceful in trying to recruit Blacks to join their cause because they feel that every Black person wants to fight racism. Native Son also gives an in-depth characterization of Bigger Thomas, the protagonist, as well as Bigger’s lawyer Mr. Max, his former enemy Jan Erlone, his girlfriend Bessie, and Bigger’s enemy in court Mr. Buckley. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s transformation as a woman of color is explored throughout the novel.
She realizes how theses laws restrict anyone who supports blacks and wants to tell the truth of how they are treated. These laws are restricting their freedom of speech just because the South does not want to face what they do to other human beings. Despite the great peer pressure of their surroundings, neither character crumbled to the crushing discrimination all around them. Both Scout and Skeeter reacted to the prejudices against them and others with anger and dignity. They believed that everyone should be treated equally,
” They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet everyday people are judged just based on their skin color. “In this current society we see racism surrounding us, people who are mostly affected by it are Non- Whites. Discrimination Against Non- Whites, is when a minority usually gets spoken down to or not given the same opportunity to succeed just because of their skin color. When we first arrived to this country we experienced discrimination first hand; whether it was the disgusting looks my mother received from my neighbor for wearing the hijab or the racial slurs we heard as we walked by people. Discrimination against non-whites usually is caused by many Caucasian people believing they are more superior than any other race.
If one is personally attacked, I think this individual has a much deeper meaning and definition of what hate speech actually is. They would have a true, first hand encounter in order to stand up for what they believe is right and what I wrong. With this being said, I firmly believe that there will always be one bad apple in every bunch. It is our job as positive human beings to put a stop to these harsh actions by standing up for those who are being discriminated against. Albert Einstein said it best when he said “the world is a dangerous place to live.
Lincoln also brings to surface the most natural difference mankind has ever known: race. It's a hard thing to deny especially when we learn about slavery based on skin color, and use words that negatively describe a person of a certain race. The sickening, but true fact is that people are judged, and receive unequal treatment based on what color they see when they look into the mirror. Even though we have no control over what color we see, America has faced this racist mind set since its existence. From slavery, to African American segregation in the and 60’s, skin color has caused people to be treated unfairly, all because of the choices nature has made for us.
For example, when a person uses "black ”or "nigger” to describe someone, it does not intend to be insulting, but inadvertently reveals the prejudices against the all blacks. Although this is only an example of the use of language, people still realize that there are many inequalities existing in language, customs, habits, laws, and religion. The fact that the U.S. government did not take concrete actions to improve the living environments of blacks and other ethnic minorities, narrowing the parties between them and white surface gap. We recognize that such discrimination has deep historical roots, but the existing social system strengthens and promotes discrimination
The way the newer generations were raised with ignorance and disrespect makes others look down on the whole African American race and judge. Blacks are associated with loud, ignorant, and poverty. Blacks were treated better before even though Blacks were judged directly towards their face. While now Blacks are Mocked and wanted to be like in a disrespectful way. You also mentioned the benefits of protesting and its ability to make a great difference for the cause that is needed to be heard.
Another way to combat prejudice is by teaching against it to the upcoming generation. Atticus teaches Scout and Jem that demoralizing vocabulary should not be used, especially against black people. He says to them, nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don 't mean anythinglike snot-nose. It 's hard to explainignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody 's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It 's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody. (Lee 124) Atticus points out how terrible certain terms are as well as the people that use them.
This is because today, our justice system remotes the idea of fair trials and discriminate many African Americans and other minorities as well without realizing it. These victims of inappropriate racial profiling are mostly target from bias judges and jury members. For jury members are imperfect humans who often use cliche stereotypes as evidence while determining a person’s fate and don 't recognize or comprehend what their doing is wrong. Since, our society makes prejudice and racism as a thing in
He further addresses double consciousness in this book. He expands on the idea of the “freedom” that black people received not being freedom. The weight of ignorance that black people had to endure because of economic and educational barriers was also a point made. One idea that stood out to me is when he commented on the destruction of the black family due to