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 enabled him to realize following the ideologies of the white contained major limitation. For instance, his grandfather suffered humiliation as well as slavery, which proved vulnerable to racial prejudice. The dramatic speech which conveyed by the narrator was perceived by the white as a joke since they were not prepared to accept the ideas of the upstanding black citizens. In reality, the embarrassment the narrator received motivated him to emphasize on industrial education which is the key to overcome racism as well as discrimination towards the black community. The men’s reaction towards Ralph Ellison’s slip of the tongue by saying “social equality” for “social responsibility underlines clearly the point he was conveying.
Tolerant is something important since one does not know why people do what they do unless they know what circumstances the person is living in. They also learned that many people do many prejudice acts, especially unjust acts through The Great Depression time. Next they learned that avoiding to combine evil with itself since it could cause worse things. Kind, being kind to one another gets you really far in life. Atticus told Jem one day “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(103).
“‘Scout,’said Atticus, ‘nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don’t really mean anything-- like snot nose. It’s hard to explain-- Ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves...they want a common, ugly term to label somebody”(107-109). Atticus explains this to Scout because although inconsiderate people use these names to shame anyone in relation to black people, Atticus wanted to make sure Scout wasn’t losing her head over what he believed he truly was. These events changed Jem’s point of racial dishonesty by showing him there will always be a bias point of view, and for Scout there is always a positive thing to come out of something
Martin Luther King Jr. initially. King believed in passive protesting, as opposed to violence, to catch the attention of white citizens in hopes that they would sympathize with them. This pathos-driven method portrayed African Americans as victims, which went against the message that Baldwin was trying to deliver. In addition, Baldwin was highly skeptical about integration based on past experiences. After the turn of the century, the amount of African Americans and Caucasians residing in the North and South began to even out.
However, instead of working for this goal, Bob Ewell took the easy way out, and accused a black man of raping his daughter. In doing so, the upper class white citizens of Maycomb would endorse Bob and his case against Tom Robinson. However, even when Bob accomplished his goal of joining the higher social class in Maycomb, he eventually returned to his usual self. A local citizen and daughter of Atticus Finch, Scout Finch, said “He was the only man I have ever heard of that was fired from the WPA for laziness. I suppose his brief burst of fame brought a briefer burst of industry” (248).
That alone should have changed the world’s outlook on everything. Owens expected to have at least a telegram from FDR and he didnt even get that so his views were probably that he expected something to change as well but when it didn’t he didn’t dwell and become bitter, He accepted it for what it was and did not let it rule his life. He might argue that he used the games to show that blacks are not inferior to whites. He used it for the better good of the world. He wanted society 's view to change on the way they perceived black athletes.
Peggy McKintosh makes a sort of parallel between the power of privilege that men posses over women and how white people have a privilege over colored people. The parallel between these two examples is that they both have a side that is more privileged than the other but they seem to not notice that they have that privilege. Men grow up in a society where they are taught not to show that they have more power and privilege over women and it is the same way with white people. White people are not taught that they are oppressors against people of color. They just grew up and were taught to not recognize their privilege of just being born white.
It is bittering sad knowing that the white men still have so much hate towards us. They have limited us with many resources we “can do” but still violate those laws and don’t get punished for it. As it is cited on Source # 2: from “ The Franchise of the Negro” by Charles W. Chesnutt says, “The object of the elective franchise is to give representation. So long as the Constitution retains its present form, any State Constitution, or statute, which seeks, by juggling the ballot, to deny the colored race fair representation, is a clear violation of the
I hate knowing that cultural appropriation is still occurring. The fact that white people are able to take the African American’s originality without going through the same negative reaction as black people is unfair, and this goes for all the “trends” they decide to copy. White people are privileged. They take aspects of the African American culture, yet they do not receive the harsh feedback that African Americans would get when they do the same thing. I believe that white people should stop using the excuse that it’s “just a hairstyle” or “just a trend” and realize that African American people wear what they wear for a reason.
There wasn’t a good reason why society disliked African Americans so much and loved whites. I guess people thought of African Americans as violent scary people. Since I have been growing up if I see a African American I might get a little scared if they don’t look like they have money but I also do the same to whites. I think that they way African Americans were treated during the Civil Rights movement was horrendous. It was not fair that African Americans were the poor ones imagine if it was the other way around and white people were the poor ones how would the whites feel.
Du Bois’ book pioneered a related concept. He believed that the ‘color line’ did more than deny blacks fair access to jobs, education and opportunity. It actually weighed so heavily on their souls that it prevented them from achieving their potential as human beings. He used the term ‘the veil’ to describe the way in which racism made it hard for whites to see blacks as true Americans and for blacks to see themselves in anything other than the way they were portrayed by whites. Finally, Du Bois wrote of the ‘double consciousness’ produced by wearing ‘a veil’ the split identity that blacks feel as they attempt to be both American and African, in a white society where one identity is less equal than the other.
Huck’s father, for example, ranting about a black man voting while he could not even be sober long enough to do it himself. Twain also used the relationship between Huckleberry and Jim to point out the racial differences in society. Especially when Huck apologized to Jim after they separated in dense fog and he convinced Jim it was a dream, and also when Huck believed the right thing to do would be to write Miss Watson and inform her of the location of Jim. Twain also poked fun of Tom Sawyer’s romantic plan to free Jim, a free man, but it was this plan that made it clear that Tom did not care about Jim’s life because it was all for the thrill of adventure. The novel was a good tale on many different levels, when one disobeyed the notice at the beginning of the book.
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman gave readers the real insight to who Atticus Finch really was, he tells us that he was a segregationist, a bigot, a KKK supporter and most importantly a racist. He was not the civil rights hero as many readers suspect him to be. He did not volunteer to defend Tom Robinson and did not even want to get involved until the judge demanded him to represent Tom. Even then he still complained that "I 'd hoped to get through life without a case of this kind." His defense of Tom Robinson is very inadequate.