Maximum torture: How many people can fit on one train? Every day, people cram into crowded subway trains to go to work, school, or play. NYC is blessed with an excellent subway system, especially compared to other American cities, yet it's also one of the dirtiest, smelliest, most uncomfortable subway system in the world. The subway gets you there, but certainly isn't a luxury experience. One of the biggest qualms we have of the subway here is the chronic overcrowding on trains.
As Brent Staples explains in his essay “Black Men and Public Space,” black people deal with many problems, from discrimination, and he explains these points in an orderly manner and each very thoroughly. Over the existence of the United States, blacks have had to face oppression due to the prejudices views held against this. America views every black person as the same and judges them based on the actions of others. It is for this reason that all blacks are judged based on the book of a cover without being able to show the world who they really are. As Norman Podhoretz stated in his Essay “My Negro Problem - and Ours,” “growing up in terror of black males; they were tougher than we were, more ruthless...”
The Train’s passengers weren’t aware that several BART police officers were dispatched to meet the train at the Fruitvale BART Station and nullify the situation. However, the Train was untroubled when it arrived at the Fruitvale BART Station. As the train pulls into the station’s platform, many passengers disembark. The Trains doors remained open for several minutes after arrival. BART police officers, Johannes Mehserle, Anthony Pirone and Marysol Domenici made their way onto the Train’s platform.
This passage illustrates racism in different ways. The first being the racist words they use to describe black people. Saying that Nathan Radley scared the black man pale is extremely racist and offensive, lastly, they equate black people to animals. This theme is seen in many ways throughout Maycomb, some are open and blatant and others are more hidden. Racism is a recurring theme and is the main reason for all the negative events that happen in this
They were forced on to the ships then chained and bounded to each other as they sat, tightly packed inside and buckets used as toilets were shared among the slaves. Since they were so crowded, it was difficult for each of the slaves to reach for a bucket and do their thing. Therefore, to avoid injuries and bruises caused by the shackles, tightly locked around their limbs, many just let out their waste right where they were. From the poor hygiene
During this time period, racism plagued society and divided a “united” nation. Malcolm X used examples of the grievances placed upon the African American population as a whole, while MLK used more specific examples. For instance, Malcolm X continually mentioned the “22 million Afro-Americans” that are denied their basic human rights. He did this to convey the message that
Inman then deserted from the hospital. This sentence tells the audience that the hospital was not good quality. Many staff members at the confederate hospital were soldiers, with a few white civilians, numerous hired or forced slaves, and some women. The hospitals had to be on a railroad because often times the hospital was not safe and not far enough from the war. Trains were the quickest and most comfortable way to transport large numbers of patients.
Correspondingly, the novel reminds the causes of the war and the circumstance in the Southern part at that time when the racial discrimination was actively happened. Especially the idea of social injustice is distinctly reflected in the behaviours of biased people living in Maycomb society where black people are considered as an inferior presence. In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, Harper Lee illustrates the theme of justice through various literary techniques by narrating the events of adult’s world in child’s fair perspective, symbolizing each character to demonstrate the consequences which the society influences a child, and reinforcing the theme of social hierarchy due to racism. Firstly,
Jim Crow Laws was the name of the racial categorization that affected many African Americans from the 1870s to the 1960s. Under this way of life, black were classified as second class citizens. Through this societal hierarchy, many African Americans faced hardship and prejudice. The laws influenced the nation so greatly that even scientists, doctors, and other professionals "proved" that blacks were inferior to the whites in intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior. These laws convinced people that mixed babies would destroy the nation.
Suffering, is inevitable. However, suffering for a black American, is fueled by discrimination and oppression. While suffering often unites mankind, skin color has somehow managed to divide it. As evil transpires in our world, we begin to see our communities divide and organize themselves according to color, social class, and family values. These issues are presented in James Baldwin’s work, where he displays suffering, particularly for the blacks in America.
In the United States, two groups of people were largely marginalized, black people and women. Glossing over the treachery inflicted during slavery, in the 1800-1900s a set of laws known as the Jim Crow laws, made black lives remarkable difficult. At a similar time, women were being made inferior to men, partly by law and partly by a sociaterial system of sexism. Both groups made so inferior that neither group has fully recovered. The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome.
In modern times, people began to be divided into factions by their gender, sexual preference, and race, among others. With these divisions, there was an surge of discrimination in the forms of sexism, homophobia, and racism. Although all three forms of discrimination is a part of the negative underbelly of the modern world, racism has a long history in America. Racism is defined as, “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” (Racism). Three hundred ninety-seven years ago, the first African slaves were brought to America and centuries later, racism continues to be a system that allows for the “…debasing, degrading, and doing violence to people on the basis of color” (Wallis).
Discrimination in our world is a common thing. It comes in all types of forms from the way we look, what religion you practice or the color or your skin. Throughout history this shows to be true with the Jews during WWII all the way to the African Americans in South Africa. Discrimination is a horrible event that has caused pain and suffering to even good people just based on the different ways people do things and the way some look. In the novel Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, Paton talks about two fathers and sons whom are African Americans living in South Africa during the time after WWII.
To kill a mockingbird is a book that is filled with clearly visible prejudice. The effect of prejudice in Maycomb is one that creates classes in the community that people will stick to. The three forms of prejudice that are evident in The town of maycomb are racial prejudice, social prejudice and fear of the unknown. Racial prejudice is common in Maycomb and some examples are the black church, Tom Robinson case and Calpurnia. The black surch is one of many cases of Maycomb’s racism.
“Lynching was the most severe and the most common punishment for any trivial offence, even after liberation from slavery. Lynching was enforced on the blacks for “ridiculous charges as standing too close to the street to a white person or being too friendly with a white person” (2012, p. 36). Sakthi and Thangarai (2012) states that, “Discrimination in employment and occupation takes many forms and occurs in all kinds of work settings. It entails treating people differently because of certain characteristics, such as race, color or sex, which results in the impairment of equality of opportunity and treatment. In other words, discrimination results in, and reinforces, inequalities.