He conveys this through his powerful use of diction, even in the first sentence he says “My first victim was a woman-white” (Staples 1). The word victim gives a very dark and scary tone as if something horrible is bound to happen, but as the reader reads along the whole scenario is just the narrator walking through a park at night and the white woman feels threatened and progressively runs away from the man. The narrator is a college student. The main message is that people are still so quick to judge and feel like they are in danger when they are around african american people they’ll in this case run away. It's also a proven statistic by Havard University states that women are in fact scared of men.
In Black men and Public Space, Staples uses his diction to come off as sarcastic, to add humor to his text. Hsiang, on the other hand, uses her word choice to demonstrate the fear and pessimism her race endures everyday. Although their diction used is a difference, the other difference is who their intended audiences were to be. For Staples, his targeted audience was geared towards young women who are afraid of black males. The audience he preferred to write this for was gender based, to make these young women who are frightened by him aware of unconscious prejudice and racism.
In his essay entitled Black Men and Public Space (1987), Brent Staples talks about how people will have a common misconception on the black community by thinking that they are all mugger ,rapist or thugs.Staples supports his claim by telling the reader events/ stories that occured to him and talks about how people will assume that he is a danger to society when in reality he isnt. The authors purpose is to inform the reader that his experiences of being stereotyped is to show the reader his point of view when it comes to these types of situations.Staples writes in a formal tone for an intelligent or free minded person.
This is so because everyone has either been discriminatory or was discriminated against some point in their life. She persuades the reader to think that immigrants are not always that bad because of what they have to go through, like rape, beatings and even more. Almost everyone feels bad and want to help. However life is not always fair. Enrique comes across discrimination many times during the book, like the time he was beaten by six men on top of the train.
Her teacher hates Adolf Hitler because he oppresses the Jews but at the same time she tramples the African Americans without reason. Scout starts to grasp that in a way Maycomb is just like Germany, because blacks are discriminated just because of the color of their skin. Although Miss Gates is not wrong for thinking persecution is terrible Scout sees what she still does the same wrong things to the people of color. Realizing malicious ideals like racial prejudice are the foundation to being shaped as a
The conflict of vengeance illustrates the chaos going around Salem and the lies she tells to fill her obsession. Abigail continues to try and sway john towards in hopes of him leaving Elizabeth behind. Jealousy causes people to think like the devil and corrupt the good things in someone’s life. Abigail Williams pretends to be angry at Elizabeth, she is telling lies about me... She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!” (Miller 150) Abigail uses her envy of Elizabeth’s marriage to john and resorts to name calling to persuade john to come to her. The Evil practices and sins will cast chaos in the town of Salem from one person.
Samuel O’Quinn’s murder set Moody off and brought her to the brink of outrageous hatred when she said, “I wanted to take my savings, buy a machine gun, and walk down the main street of Centerville cutting down every white person I saw.” This quote illustrates how dissatisfied Moody felt with the way blacks were being treated in the segregated south. Not giving into hatred shows her resolve and commitment to helping end segregation. Even though Moody feared for her life at certain times, she overcame her emotions to go on a be
He writes this letter to defend his organization and peaceful protesting, yet also identifies the racial injustices he, and many other citizens received. King’s writing was very effective in accomplishing his goal to get his point across that segregation is a very serious thing. King hopes that his powerful and emotional message in his letter will impact how the clergymen, the whites, and many others approach and take action towards segregation. He hopes that they will see how terrible inequality truly is and make the American Society have less hate and more
By writing Black Like Me, John Griffin was trying to write down everything he felt was important on his journey as a black man. One of the major things wrote down was the idea of white racism. Which is the belief that white people are superior to other races and because of that should run society. So, the main topic of the novel was social divide of whites and African Americans. As a black man John saw the contempt white people had towards African Americans, and just the overall condescending attitude emanated from these people.
Whether it is the worries that my mother has for me everyday or the awkwardness I feel when talking about social issues in the with my mainly white professors and classmates. Issues of race in the U.S. threatens to oppress minorities by having a culture that has never given the same privilege that whites receive. According to Brainard (2009)," white privilege refers to the unquestioned or invisible preference that white people receive regarding their treatment by others; these may be but are not limited to words, behaviors, and/or actions, policies and practices and or nonverbal communication"(p.10). An example that shows the equal privilege that