still prevailed and that blacks were still excluded from everything and had many disadvantages by not being white. On April 12th, Martin Luther King got arrested because of his “confrontations” and from there, he wrote the famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail”(also known as “The Negro is Your Brother”. This letter was directed to a white group of clerics that mocked his strategies of not being violent when fighting for equality. The letter makes it clear that it is critical for people to actually take a stand, instead of standing in a court contrary to what the clergymen believe. And with people mentioning him to as an “outsider”, he responded.
There are other people who want to either help you or destroy you. Luis Valdez portrays the idea of the PRESS being against the Mexican-American community and portraying them as the “bad guys.” Context: The PRESS plays a big part in Zoot Suit. They are the antagonist in this play. They are the reason why the outcome of trial was the outcome. They lash out at the Mexican-American communities by stereotyping them as criminals, the bad guys.
In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee many people in the town of Maycomb are treated very differently due to their skin color, or rumors they heard from people. Arthur “Boo” Radley was treated differently because he was never seen. When truly Boo isn't any of what they think but because people look at the outside of a person they judge them and treat people different because they aren't like them. The author reveals that it is important to recognize that all humans deserve respect regardless of their status in society. One of the main examples of this theme in “To Kill a Mockingbird” is when the community of Maycomb is being racist towards their African American community.
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.
I fear that the police is going to become the new KKK.In the article of Jim Crow Policing Bob Hebert stated,”People who object to the harassment are often threatened with arrest for disorderly conduct”.In other words Bob is saying no matter the police can harass you and you can 't do anything about it which is unfair.The Jim Crow Policing article in paragraph nine basically summarize how police would stop people of color because they dressed like a gangster or dressed like they are suspicious of doing something.The police also stop people of color by the way they move shifty.I hate the fact how the police are basically judging us by the way we dress and walk. The police just know they can get away with anything especially harassing innocent people of color for no good
In “The Boys Are Not All Right” by Michael Ian Black, the author uses different powers of persuasion to convince the audience to succumb to his opinion that men today don’t know how to properly express their feelings because of cultural norms that expressing your feelings is associated with weakness and femininity. He starts the article by drawing on the fact that almost all mass shootings have been committed by men. He says that men tend to lash out in anger because they don’t know how to properly express their feelings. He attempts to persuade his reader to start a conversation on how to make it more acceptable in society for men to express their emotions in a way that doesn’t potentially hurt others. The author uses an interesting time to
The other characters in the movie respond pretty much how you would think they would. They attempt to apprehend him because he beat all of them, and they do not try to understand what went wrong with his arrest and how they treated Rambo until it is pointed out to
The two gangsters in the movie seem to overthink certain situations, like when the gangster who is played by Ludacris, says that buses have big windows to humiliate people of color who take the bus. The same gangster also claimed that Jean was a racist for moving closer to her husband when she spotted them in the streets. This seems like an over exaggeration, but it gave me the impression of them being used to things like this happening. These incidents might weaken the statement above, which says that
In the process of interrogating Bob Ewell in court, in an attempt to clear an innocent man’s name, Mr. Ewell felt Atticus had attacked and embarrassed him. After the trial, Bob Ewell sought revenge by spitting in Atticus’s face and Atticus’s reaction was, “‘I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco’” (291). Typically, people spend so much energy holding on the grudges and wanting revenge, but Atticus looked past Bob’s actions and forgive him immediately after it happened. Remarkably, few people have the ability to accept a direct insult and move on with their lives. Truthfully, society would become so much better if people could forgive and forget, “Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,// Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating.” One of the famous quotes of the book is Atticus telling his children to take a moment and try to understand someone and their points of view before acting to prevent regret and disrespect.
Getting angry towards a real issue upon the strong nation that we live in, to hold back just because of our skin colors the worst showing of hatred towards a protest started by an African American male. Separating ourselves like this is not brutally honest, just another excuse to see who can take more people on their side. Looking back at the wrong of our national government is important because the people who were killed did not choose to die for their country, rather their lives were taken by force from officers that either could have feared or respected because of the authority level of
How the riots started and also why the Mexican-Americans were targeted. The Zoot Suit Riots have affected history greatly. First, the Zoot Suit Riots were a series of racial attacks in the 1940’s (Zoot Suit Riots). There was tension between U.S. service men and the Mexican-Americans (Coroian). As a result there were anti-Mexican American riots in Los Angeles (Zoot Suit Riots).
The Zoot Suit Riots reveal that the American society in Los Angeles during the WWII Era was racially discriminated against Mexicans/Mexican Descents because Mexicans/Mexican Descents were known to wear Zoot Suits while zoot suitors were perceived as criminals. During this time, the Zoot Suit Riots occurred causing the “Spanish-speaking community” to be in a hard situation of being excluded from society and their surroundings. Mexicans/Mexican Descents wore Zoot Suits as a trend with the thought that this would help them “fit in” with the American style. Instead, Zoot Suitors end up being viewed as a “bad” image. The sailors would go into the Mexican neighborhoods and harm any Mexican (and Zoot Suit wearers) in sight.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles places emphasis on the history of Native Americans and minorities groups along with their struggles. A particular piece of the mural that caught my eye was the “Zoot Suit Riot LA. 1943,” where a pair of black boots where over an individual, this image expressed so much about the hierarchy, dominance, and power of White people. Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles 1943 represents some of the struggles Chicanos faced, while trying to represent themselves in a racist discriminatory society. High-waisted,
In both stories, The Watsons go to Birmingham and Making Sarah cry has the same themes being different. In the story The Watsons go to Birmingham, they faced discrimination. Also in the story Making Sarah Cry the bully was getting bullied and Sarah came and said “ stop bullying him because he is a friend of mine” and when the bully’s stopped bully boy and bullied Sarah the boy also stood up for Sarah,This is being different because before the boy used to bully Sarah but now that he saw that Sarah stood up for him so did he. This two stories are different because of their affect on society. One story is about race and the other story is about a girl getting bullied on the playground.
Obviously, Mike is honestly anxious about something. He believes our strategy with regards to Israel and Saudi Arabia, is becoming excessively unfruitful. “I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow”, he reasons that the only way towards fixing the issue of misinforming the public about the costs of war (dead Americans) is through breaking ties with Israel and deserting Saudi Arabia. People do not agree with women’s rights so let them be. Interventionism is not so far off from something like the tyrannical nature of bullies around the middle school playgrounds of the United States, poking around in other people’s business, reminiscent of authoritarian leaders of the past.