In conclusion, racism is an awful idea that used to be very present, but now everyone can accept every race most of the time. This is only because race and racism are social constructs that are no help to anything, and this is why racism is not relevant today. Finally, in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, we learn how racism affected people, now, things have changed and racism doesn’t affect people as much, because race is a social construct, is not as relevant today and we have developed acceptance of every
Throughout time, this led them to fear white people and what they could do to them. Segregation plays a major role in racism. In the 30s, segregation was supported by the legal system. There were separate signs designating where whites and blacks could go. People challenged the laws saying it contradicted the 14th amendment that everyone was equal.
Imagine being discriminated against just because of the skin color you were born with. In addition to promoting more power for the people of color in society these strong people were pushing for equality among everyone. Often times today the Black Power movement is misjudged or looked down upon, but if you look at what they really stood for it was not black superiority
Following your dreams is important no matter what your race is because if it unfair or something that you want then you should stand up for it like what the Youngers did. To this day people still continue to be treated different because of their race and it isn't fair, they are treated as a minority as if the other race were superior over
While certain laws prohibit discrimination based on race, they do not abolish racism completely. Some people are open to accepting change, but others, especially in the south, prefer to stick to their moral values. But regardless, people need to start accepting that racism is a myth. In the words of Grant Wiggins in the novel “A Lesson Before Dying:” “A myth is an old lie that people believe in. White people believe that they’re better than anyone else on earth – and that’s a myth.
One of the main reasons is that this case led to the desegregation of interstate and intrastate transportation that might have seemed absurd at the time, but not in the open minded American society we live in. In fact if a place would ever be racially segregated today, it would seem very unusual and out of place. Not only did some people in America become open minded, but also united. No one should ever judge or care if your black, white, brown, or yellow as long as your human you are like any other person. Fortunately, most Americans understand that as long as you contain the characteristic of humanity then your officially human.
And this country came into existence by people who were tired of tyranny and oppression and exploitation and the brutality that was being inflicted upon them by powers higher than they, and I think that it is only fair to expect us, sooner or later, to do likewise." He explains his frustration and reasoning to oppose king 's views. Malcolm also explains his own view of how non-violent protest does nothing. If someone tries to hurt you, you have every right to protect yourself and fight for what you are entitled to have when the law falls
“We were born with a curse. It has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden. It has always given us wishes which men may not wish. We know that we are evil, but there is no power or will in us to stop it” (18). Equality 7-2521 is born into a society in which individuality is a crime.
Tolerance Doesn’t Exist Barbara Johnson once stated, “ We as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.” Society should at least put an effort in accepting others despite the fact that one might like only a few out of a hundred people. That is exactly the problem. Some people can’t put an effort into simply enduring the fact that not everyone is going to be just like them. The first step to acceptance would be understanding. Society will never understand what one has gone through; yet, it still has the nerve to point out and criticize everything wrong about someone just by their appearance.
Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are and should be respected in what their beliefs are. Furthermore, when dealing with race a black man or woman understands that there is this separation because of skin color. This isn’t a physical separation, rather a separation in the mind. This separation in the mind is a serious issue that many are blind too. Over centuries this separation was created instead of getting rid of this separation and not labeling a person by the color of their skin.
All in all, you have to negotiate and come to the best most logical solution to keep everyone from killing each other. Everyone has their own opinions and views, but personally I believe that, the reason so many individuals believe that the flag is used as a symbol of hatred/ racism is because that’s what they have been taught and told their entire lives. History isn’t black and white, there are so many things that NO ONE knows the actual full blown truth behind. But instead of assuming and acting like we were there and know exactly what happened, maybe we should research and actually learn our history instead of turning nothing into something and causing more problems. Finally, no I do not believe that the flag is a symbol of hatred or racism, but I do believe that some individuals do believe that, that’s what the whole history of the flag is based on.
I publicly discuss prejudice. As an African-American with a Islamic surname I have received several hateful comments, including being called the “n word” and a terrorist. I believe that diversity is the key for acceptance among the American population and the factor that will destroy xenophobia. It bothers me seeing that several people feel as if diversity is harmful. Diversity helps to end the severe presence of prejudice in America by allowing people to get accustomed to various cultures.
We also found the lack of public outcry equally puzzling. Only now is there some opposition to this legislation being heard. Yet this must be the worst interference of family affairs ever legislated in a democracy. It is quite outrageous that any government would violate the privacy of domestic families in this manner. Just as disturbing is the readiness by which society has accepted the validity of homosexual marriage.