Julie A. Haurykiewicz addresses the symbol of the mule in Their Eyes Were Watching God by comparing it to the silencing of the main protagonist Janie Crawford. Attention is also brought to the idea of muliebrity or the state or condition of being a woman, throughout the article. Haurykiewicz recognizes that Janie is often unheard or silenced before demonstrating her points, and that during these acts, the mule is often present. The first time the mule is presented in the story is when Janie’s Grandmother states that “the black women is de mule uh de world.” Janie’s Grandmother has first handily experienced the oppressions of blacks before and after the Civil War.
Brett Childers Dr. Robert Birdwell ENG-101-F06 English Composition 1 March 18, 2018 Stereotype of Race in the Workplace Tensions are running high at NASA following the successful launch of Sputnik, and the United States is racing to launch the first man into space before the Soviet Union. All the while three black women by the names of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are straining for proper recognition of their talents. These women had to fight against workplace racism and segregation during the climax of the Space Race, and ultimately they contributed their talents to launching difficult and high-risk missions. They not only had to strain to exceed race and gender barriers, but also to become mathematicians and engineers in a field that was commonly a man’s field of work.
According to Conley, Race can be defined as a group of individuals who share certain characteristics, usually physical ones and are said to share what is called a common bloodline. Race is a social construct that changes over time and across different contexts. Individuals have many different physical appearances such skin and eye colors, hair texture. Therefore, it is mystifying to hear that biological racial differentiation doesn 't exist. To discuss the myth race is to say that it is to a great extent social development, an arrangement of stories we instruct ourselves to compose reality and understand the world, instead of a fixed natural or biological reality.
The Hidden Borders in the United States Educational System The United States is often referred to as the melting pot of the world, however I believe this metaphor is outdated. The U.S. census bureau wrote a book called Celebrating our nation's diversity: a teaching supplement for grades K-12, it discusses how the initial thought behind the metaphor was a notion that people from different cultures/ethnicities would come together and lose their own distinction (2). The authors continue on to give examples of other metaphors that are perhaps more accurate, such as a tossed salad due to individuals having their own characteristics that build the whole. These notions and metaphors are great positive propaganda for the U.S., but there are issues
The reality of stereotype coming from Americans, in the perspectives of the two authors, becomes more and more popular in society in general, and in America in particular. By describing the community’s thoughts, recounting their own experience, and offering solutions to the discrimination, Staples and Cofer agree with each other on how cognitive abilities among the nation should be changed. While people all use stereotypes, all the time, without noticing it, so many people feel incompatible to live in a discriminative culture. Therefore, “Black Men And The Public Space” and “The Myth of Latina Women” are written in order to fight against the belief of categorizing a certain group of people, and to encourage individuals from ethnic groups to
“The more things change, the more they remain the same,” these words written by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in 1849 still ring true today when one considers the state of racial relations in the United States. Our history as a nation includes moments of triumph in the areas of equality and awareness, and though we have come a long way since the enslavement of human beings, even today minorities within our nation still suffer the harsh reality of racism. Racism is a terrible problem; it is destructive and hurts society. “Racism is the belief that one’s race, skin color, or more generally, one’s group, be it of religious, national or ethnic identity, is superior to others in humanity”(Siddiqui).
In Latina/o Transpopulations, Marcia Ochoa explores substantial gaps in Latinx transpopulation literature and origin. Ochoa attempts to understand US trans latina/os’ experiences through the notion of populations, which is useful for three reasons. One of the reasons was that by terming populations, it signals literature and policy on public health on the migration of Latin America to the United States. One of the goals of Latina/o Transpopulations is to inform the reader of the numerous categories and forms of social organization in the diverse groups among Latina/o transpopulations. Ochoa looks for tracks of Latina/o trans people, including major events such as the creation of the border upon the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, after which
The backdrop of the Cold War between the United States and The Soviet Union through the mid-to-late 20th century promoted multiple international policies that reflected the tensions and the hostilities between the bipolar world. The conflicts not only remained on Earth, but what has been termed as a “space race” occurred after the USSR launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik, into orbit in October 4th, 1957. The politics of space seemed suddenly more vital than it ever had before, and serious political thought was contemplated. What could space have to offer that would benefit for humanity? As the two superpowers competed over the next decade, the questions became more difficult.
The pursuit of social justice is a core social work value. Social workers advocate social justice for equality by participating in activities that are injustices. Every person is an individual that has many identities. Social justices issues is on social group identities, or socialization which is the way people are categorized in a society based in their characteristics, such as race, gender, religion, age, and social economic class. Everyone should have equal opportunities and values with respect.