From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
It is discussed that the lives of black American did not improve significantly as racism was entrenched in governments and white Americans, especially southerners. Although amendments and acts sought out to better the lives of black Americans, it did not mean they were immediately treated as equal and given rights. Black Americans had a very difficult life post-Civil War as the rest of America was not prepared to stop depriving them of their civil rights as it was beneficial to them to have black Americans kept under oppression. The abolition of slavery cost slave owners over $2 billion in property only. This severely impacted the economy as it was in crisis and white slave owners did not have any slaves to serve them on plantations.
There is a myriad of examples to be seen of Jean Finch being disillusioned by Atticus. For example, in chapter 8 of Go Set a Watchman, Atticus says, "I especially liked the part where the Negroes, bless their hearts, couldn't help being inferior to the white race because their skulls are thicker and their brain-pans shallower—whatever that means—so we must all be very kind to them and not let them do anything to hurt themselves and keep them in their places." This quote said by Atticus lists Negroes as an inferior race that needs to be supported and lead by white people. This shocks Jean by Atticus saying that he is far superior to the Negroes in all ways when in the past Atticus stood up for them and tried to give them equality. Another case of a racist comment from Atticus, in chapter 17, asks, "Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters?
. Secondly, Tom was raised in a racist atmosphere and family. Being proud of race or gender is part of the society in which he lives. Such a racist society teaches people to exclude minorities and to not share the benefits with them. Tom’s family were wealthy owning a lot of slaves.
The first historical influence on To Kill a Mockingbird is the Jim Crow laws. The laws were unfair and discriminatory. “Jim Crow laws were an official effort to keep African Americans separate from Whites in the southern United States for many years” (“Jim Crow laws”). “A black male could not offer his hand (to shake hands) with a white male because it implied being socially equal”(Pilgrim). Many people in this region thought they had good reason for the laws including the belief that.
She displayed an anger towards white persons which the black had against white due to slavery. In the novel Keisha stated that whites are no good even though thoughts were expressed to her by her friends that they had wealthy white relatives and they were good to them as black. However her attitude did not change towards the white upper class individuals because her understanding was that they behaved like they were better than the black race. This highlights the tension from slavery as it relates to both races. Andreide made friends with Dominck Michaels who was a wealthy white young man that attended Duncan’s Academy however he was not born in St. Kitts instead he was from England.
With the novel being told in the first person point of view of Huck, we get a first hand experience of the prejudices then. We are able to see just how stereotypical and racist white people were in the past. A majority of the people in the south viewed blacks as inferior, or below them in social ranking. They ordered around their slaves and treated them with little respect at times. Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can make students feel “uncomfortable," it is beneficial for students to read it.
In the North, blacks encountered de facto segregation, racism, and discrimination in housing and public services; nevertheless, they were able to vote and had better job opportunities. In the South, blacks were disfranchised, lived under a segregationist regime enforced by violence, and found fewer avenues for escape from crushing poverty"(Leuchtenburg, William). Because of all this Roosevelt felt bad for the African Americans and therefore he wanted to help all of them. since he offered to help them, they began to trust him and believe in him, that he can get their rights. Roosevelt never thought it was right for the African Americans to get treated the way they did.
They are considered color blind, meaning they see people as equal no matter what their race is. Although the conservatives say they don’t see color and they don’t want the government involved, black men still see themselves as victims because police routinely make them victims by forcing them to assume positions to be pat down. (26) The black students at Maya Angelou are aware that this only happens outside their school and not at the predominately white St. Albans, but Conservatives say they are colorblind. Colorblind people should not agree with racial profiling, but conservatives do. “Most conservatives who support racial profiling are not racist, they simply consider racial profiling as effective law enforcement” (26).
Consumption of media by children this effects the children of our economy by them not learning because we have white racist teachers. Also the consumption of the media by Americans overall Overall the media has effect the america overall by showing false reports about what had happened or just making a riot with african americans that do not like what has happened to their own kind. From this quote it tells me that ever since african-americans were slaves they have been treated like animals, and white americans think that we are stupid but that is not the case though. Though I know there are actively racist teachers out there, most White teachers mean well and have no intention of being racist. How does destine black communities view the way race is media today?