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.
Due to society’s past history, one can be fairly certain that if a white man had acted in the same way, people would pay little to no attention to him. This is due to the overwhelming stereotypes which imply that black men are associated more with violence and theft than white men. Staples even acknowledges this stereotype through his statement that “[he] was indistinguishable from the muggers who occasionally seeped into the area from the surrounding ghetto” (Staples 542). This is irrefutably the work of society’s teachings and the constant stereotyping of men and woman based on the color of their skin. If one is unable to distinguish between a good-hearted person and malicious person because both have the same complexion then there is obviously a fault in the system.
Andrew Jackson was not a good president. He was known as a champion of common men, founder of the Democratic Party, and savior of the Union. Despite these claims he was also single-handedly responsible for the displacement of an entire people, national depression and the creation of controversial federal hiring policy. These actions overshadow his presidency but his role in holding the United States together when South Carolina threatened secession was viewed as an important contribution. Born in 1776 in Davidson County, Tennessee, he was the first self made man to become president.
Well I am here to tell you that although this position is popular, it is still not logical. One reason the Confederate flag should not be able fly here in the United States is because that many take the flag as racist and that it promotes slavery. The flag mainly offends Northerners and African Americans. This is because they were against the idea of slavery during the Civil War. Studies show that when people see the Confederate flag, even a glimpse of it, they are
It uses words such as “nigger” and “damn” which are not just unmannerly words, but also offensive words that many find offensive. In addition, with the “nigger” being an offensive word it also leads up to racial discrimination. Which is another main reason why
African Americans if included in any medium are usually stereotyped as a servant, field hand, savage or outlaw. The well-dressed men in the picture were not glorified in the history of the West, but a myth that was not taught to me in high school. Boley and the other 32 all-black towns in Oklahoma were not a myth, like many other true stories about American West they are simply not acknowledged as the truth. However, I understand myths may be more interesting than true facts; but the truth about history also makes some people feel threatened because they have to face the reality of oppression people of color suffered at the hands of United States Government. The true history of American West as I said before is based partially on myths, because the truth is very complicated and messy.
Some people think the Confederate Flag is racist. Many people believe that the flag stands for an ugly time in our history because the flag was made during a time where people owned slaves and how the black people were unfairly treated. Many years have been passed on but till this day there are many emotions spreading just like wild fire. Another piece of evidence is that even in the year 2015, by displaying the flag everyone knows it means hostility, which means someone may not be showing an act of kindness which in this case it may offend many people due to its background history. So if the flag were to be displayed many people can take it to offense and may not show any respect of what this flag has done and is.
Humorous people are not advised to talk about racism because the things they say can potentially get misinterpreted and offend people. As read in the article, News One, a comedian stated that, “I thought when we elected a black president we were going to get a black president, you know the one where he lifts up his shirt and you see the gun in his pants,” (Maher 1). Maher is stereotyping all black people to being gang affiliated. He labels them as a very negative group of people. Black people took this comedian 's words to heart.
Racism is a part of American history that can never be forgotten; a dark past that shows the constant mistreatment of African-Americans. Although African-Americans were freed from slavery in the 1860’s, discrimination continues to be seen today. Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. The white supremacy woven into mainstream American culture led to the continued widespread exclusion of African-Americans. In the sporting world, race is a widely discussed topic that frequently comes up.
At the time of the 70’s the bigoted father trope could have been seen and presumed upon just about anyone of Caucasian descent and admittedly, rightfully so in most cases. Regardless, engaging in this stereotype only pushes the narrative that these people will always be stuck in their ways and less likely to engage because of your differences. These are the narratives that divide us as a community and perpetuating these characteristics only make the discussion of race relations harder than it already is. Having Archie’s Polish son in law, Michael Stivic, made a wonderful foil to his staunch conservative views. Michael gave a bit of hope and a reflection of what the baby boomers and what white youth cultures were thinking during this racially charged time back in the 70’s.