All lives matter from white to black because we are God’s children and a created equal in His eyes and he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for everyone it is our choice to accept the gift not our skin color. Yes, some police officers are not going to like black people it does not mean all police officers hate blacks. They shot and arrest people of every ethnicity not just the blacks. This issue has been here for decades and if we do not pay attention it is just going to continue and remain one of the
“These were called Jim Crow Laws, after a stereotypical black character in a derogatory song in a nineteenth-century southern minstrel show” ( George 9). This is why the Jim Crow Laws were named, the way they are. The populist group co-operated with the poor whites to help the blacks, but that then ended up leading to the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws were made to keep people natural and calm( Alexander 30-35). The populist thought that they were doing something was right,but ended leading up to the Jim Crow Laws.
There is no doubt that things have changed since 1929 to now. Some things have gotten better, somethings have gotten worse and somethings have stayed the same such as how we view people by their race, gender or class. In the book (To Kill a Mockingbird) by Harper Lee, it displays how life was for two white children named Jem and Scout during the Great Depression, and all their experiences with racism and discrimination. In the book, Atticus, the children’s father is ordered to defend a colored man named Tom Robinson who was accused of rape which causes controversy throughout Maycomb. Some people disagree that Atticus should be defending a colored man, but some people such as Miss.Maudie are glad that Atticus is defending Tom Robinson because
The church was seen as a moral for the African American society during the reconstruction era stated Professor Jenkins. The church influenced couples to get married and divorced. For instance in Climbing Up To Glory it was referenced that in 1849 a charge was made against Julia Nalen, an African American woman for leaving her husband and marrying again, she was later expelled from the church where she worshipped. Further, Jenkins illustrated that some African Americans that attended these biracial services found the services to be very boring and hypocritical because the white ministers will tell the African Americans to follow and obey the ten commandments, when the ministers themselves are committing sinful acts such as; murder, theft, rape.
This journal article belabours the point that is also a common theme in “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”: Malcolm’s changing views on civil rights. Again as a result of his tumultuous childhood because of the “white man”, Malcolm generalizes all white people as essentially haters of blacks because of the negative experiences he’s had with them and the tragic ways they treated him. But, as he grows older and matures, Malcolm has the eye-opening experience of seeing people of all colors worship next to each other. This is an interaction between blacks and whites that creates a positive environment as an outcome.
Another instance that helps the children experience and understand prejudice is when they are confronted at Calpurnia’s church. They are confronted by an african american woman who is angry that jem and Scout are at a black church. This woman tries to state that “ they got their church, we got our’n”(158). However she is soon shot down by the other african americans attending, but her words are enough to give Jem and Scout personal experience with prejudice. This incident is enough to sensitize Jem and Scout to Tom Robinson’s trial which helps them to truly understand prejudice.
From as young as Vance could remember, if someone made a rude remark about one of his family members that offense was punishable by physical action. “Mamaw”, and many other people that prescribe to the idea of “hillbilly culture” saw no greater sin than disloyalty, especially disloyalty to one’s own people. “There is nothing lower than the poor stealing from the poor”, she said as she cursed members of her community that did not observe the “honor code” which she had been raised to exhibit. Additionally, many of the positive attributes of “hillbilly culture” seem to stem from the religious background within most Appalachian communities. Particularly within the older generation during Vance’s childhood, people used their background in Christianity to help them model their children into upstanding citizens.
An example of this is in the quote “‘Good gracious! Anybody hurt?’ ‘No’m. Killed a [African-American].’ Well it’s lucky, because sometimes people do get hurt…” (221) Huck was discussing a fake story of his travels to Aunt Sally’s home, and they seemed to neglect that an African-American is a human.
Their view is that the church is harsh and narrow minded. This leads to their judgment of Mr. Arthur Radley. Primitive baptist were a strong group in the 1930’s, that would treat many people poorly if they thought what they were doing was a sin. Primitive Baptist even saw ordinary women as a sin.
The pious did not want women to have the right to vote either. A clergyman asked Susan B. Anthony whether she would rather have a son of hers attend Buffalo Bill’s show on a Sunday instead of church, she replied, ”he would learn far more.” The devoutly religious did not take this very well and thought that it confirmed the “fundamental wickedness of Anthony’s suffragist movement” (Larson 286). This criticism did not stop women from later getting the right to
Miss Gates is being hypocritical because she says that America is better than Germany because we Americans not have prejudice, when in fact the town is prejudiced against African Americans. Scout remembers a conversation she had overheard outside the courthouse between Miss Gates and Miss Stephanie Crawford. Miss Gates told Miss Stephanie that "it 's time somebody taught 'em a lesson... the next thing they think they can do is marry us." Miss Gates is talking about Maycomb 's Negroes, and Scout wonders how someone can defend a group of people thousands of miles away but feel such hate for people living in her own
I will be talking about culture and how it has changed since and things like that. So I think segregation was wrong JoAnn said “The man had less knowledge than I did.” and I think it is important for people to remember it. But I think blacks shouldn’t get mad at whites now for something that happened half a century ago. It is also important to fight for what’s right like in JoAnn Robinson she said “She got up crying”
(page 331). Scout has a major realization that prejudice is also right where she lives. In addition to this, it’s easy to see how Scout relates this back to the Tom Robinson case, as there was enough evidence to prove Tom’s innocence, but because he was black, he was found to be “guilty”. When children are taught an idea or belief, they tend to stick with it, but the idea also needs to be enforced. The third graders are taught about how discrimination is a awful thing, but that belief is not enforced in their own town, which doesn’t make teaching the idea effective.
Kohlberg states, “We look beyond laws and decisions by the authority members to the rights and principles that our society is based on… i.e. ‘All men are created equal” is a principle that we might try to live by even if it is contradicted by a particular set of laws or customs” (Kohlberg). The American experiment was more hypocritical because of the laws, which adds insult to injury of the mob mentality of the White America. In To Kill A Mockingbird, a black woman, Lula, at Calpurnia’s church is rude to Scout and Jem when they visit the black church. She says, “’You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here – they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?’”
Many black patients faced racism. Many unethical medical treatments happened due racial inequality. Skloot described Henrietta’s treatment as the same treatment as whites, with “biopsy” “radium” and radiation” treatments, juxtaposed with the treatment of blacks described with “fewer pain medication” and “higher mortality rates” (64). Skloot appeals to ethics by having given an example of racism, a principle of ethics considered wrong by many.