During World War I, black soldiers came in by the French during the Allied occupation. A lot of Germans hated the “invasion” of dark-skinned people. Children of women who married said men were called "Rhineland Bastards" or the "Black Disgrace". Hitler, of course, was against anyone who was not white or of non-white decent. Quoted from Mein Kampf, “the mulatto children came about through rape or the white mother was a whore.
Why would Tom Robinson be labeled as a rapist right away without strong proofs of his innocence? The reason why he is accused of rape and considered guilty is because he is an African-American and that instantly labels him as a criminal or a murderer. The people in Maycomb also labels Atticus Finch as a threat to Maycomb town and they call him a “nigger-lover” just because he is defending Tom Robinson and for being his lawyer on the court. Judging people by just seeing them for the first time without knowing the person is just not the right way to criticize a person. It could also be referred to rating a book by judging its cover without reading the inside of a book.
Racism, or hating another person simply because of the color of their skin, is wrong. It has been a problem in our country a very long time. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Bob Ewell, a white man, accused Tom Robinson, a black man, of raping his daughter. Because Tom was black, and the people in Maycomb, Ala., were racists, Tom did not have a chance of getting a fair trial. I strongly disagree with Bob Ewell and his racist ways.
If it weren't for these prejudice thoughts, many people would be together united as one fighting to better one another. As Brent states in “Black Men and Public Space,” “the hatred he feels for blacks makes itself known to him through a variety of avenues - one being his discomfort with that ‘special brand of paranoid touchiness’ to which he says blacks are prone.” (514). Due to this fear of one another, it has brought much tension among many. This discrimination has been going on for many years and is what makes the United States divided. These many examples provided by Brent proved these exact points and showed the belitting of African Americans within Americas society.
In the South of the United States in the 1930´s, the justice system was very unfair towards colored people. Colored people that were sent to court could not receive a fair trial because of the prejudice and racism from the jury. This happened all the time, especially in Maycomb Alabama. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a colored man named Tom Robinson was convicted of assaulting a white woman just because of the color of his skin. Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty for many reasons.
When Nelson Mandela and the ANC tried to put a stop to it the government responded violently and killed over 60 people from the ANC organization and some people that supported the ANC. The final ty0pe of racsim is secret racism. Secret racism is when you are actually a racist but you try to hide it. These are all different types of racism but they all promote the same meaning, racism, which is offensive to everyone. ' ' I am trying to prove that racism is still a problem in our society.
(Morrison 38). In addition, various members of the black community are constantly displacing their own feelings of being outdoors onto others within the community. For example, even before he rapes his daughter, Cholly Breedlove is outdoors from the black community because he is a visible and tangible reminder of the feelings many other members of the black community have. He represents the anger and frustration many members of the community is guilty of taking their anger about their own treatment and injustice at the hands of white people on their families, and Cholly reminds them of their hypocrisy. Concerning Morrison 's writing style, her style is easily distinguishable due to her unique use of language.
There is also discrimination of social status. The town of Maycomb has different social classes ranging from the “normal people” like the Finch family to the working class people like the Cunninghams, to the poor people or trash like the Ewells, and dead last are the black folks. Even at the beginning of the book Jem addresses this by saying “The thing about it is, our kind of folks don’t like the Cunninghams, the Cunninghams don’t like the Ewells, and the Ewells hate and despise the colored folks.” Also, Walter Cunningham or the family for that matter are discriminated by Aunt Alexandra who calls him trash and doesn 't want Scout “picking up their habits.” Because of these views, a man named Dolphus Raymond has convinced the entire town that the reason he is raising a child with a black woman is that he is in the clutches of whiskey. While he is really just a sober man with a kind heart but no one will view that acceptable because he is with a black woman. It isn 't illegal for a white man to marry a black woman but society makes it seem like it because of how
Hilly was also very degrading towards others, and manipulative. “‘Like I’d even consider beating my friend Yule May Crookle out a her job. Miss Hilly think everbody just as two-faced as she is (Stockett 398).’” According to this quote, it is clear to see that Ms. Hilly does not have a good reputation in the black community. In the novel, Ms. Hilly is shown to be cruel to those who oppose her. She threatens Minny, Skeeter, and just about anyone who does not go along with her plans, or is associating with the black community For instance, when Yule May was denied of a raise to help her boys get into college from Ms. Hilly, she had no choice but to steal from Ms. Hilly.
She acts as a mother figure to Scout and Jem, and also a trusted family member. Also Atticus, Scout’s father breaks the racial barrier too. By picking put a case to defend a black man, who everybody in the town thought he committed the crime he was convicted for. Also another theme is Injustice, Tom was blamed for raped a girl just because he was black. Everyone in the town thought he was the one because the girl that was raped was white, and he was black therefore he surly did it.
This led to many false accusations towards black people. The south was especially notorious for lynching blacks. About eighty-three percent of people lynched were black. In 1922, "The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill" was an effort to stop lynching altogether in the United States. The people behind this bill were obviously not okay with lynching, and saw it as an unlawful and immoral thing to do to another human being.
Racism and segregation was very prominent in the past. In the article ‘’the scottsboro trials reveal racism’’ from great events it says that two women accused 9 african american boys of rape with no proof. 8 of them were sentenced to death. In relation to those cases the scottsboro trials reveal racism says ‘’most non-alabamians who followed the story and growing numbers of people with the state, came to believe that the defendants were innocent
This case depicted the extent of barbarous treatment of blacks. One of the main events in To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch’s case involving a black man, Tom Robinson, and a white female, Mayella Ewell. She was known for being part of one of the most disgusting families in town and accusing Mr. Robinson of raping her after she asked him inside the house to help her with a chore. Since she was white and Mr. Robinson was black, no matter what was said, the jury would take the white persons side of it due to the discrimination of blacks during that time. With Lee being the daughter of a well-known lawyer in the county it is evident that she was aware of the happenings of the Scottsboro Case enough to have been the influence of the Robinson Case in To Kill a Mockingbird.
“Black Lives Matter “is a recent example of Black Rhetoric within the media. Dating back to the unfortunate events that took place in Ferguson with the shooting of a young black male named Michael Brown, the even has grown infamously and famously depending on which side you tend to agree with. Countless people have given their input on the situation and not all blacks tend to agree with the movement of “Black Lives Matter”. Recently a women named Peggy Hubbard went on a rant about how she felt the movement was an unjust movement. Ms. Hubbard stated that saying black lives matter was implying that no other lives within the community mattered.
Blacked Out Most Americans are afraid of African Americans. Why, we ask? Most of us don’t know why we do, is it their physical appearance or is it the fact that they have a different skin tone? In Chapter 5: Black Men of The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner, Glassner argues that the media exaggerates the excessive attention paid to African-Americans (Glassner 109). Throughout the chapter, Glassner exposes us to secrets and truths about how the media makes us fear African-Americans, they feed us irrelevant information that make it seem like blacks are still a lower class and therefore treating them like they are still slaves.