Although the African American vote did not really matter, it was still the principle of them having that right that upset the white man. Some of the crimes that resulted in lynching were rape, arson, murder, and robbery. The crimes that could result in lynching started out simply regarding to lynching for rape or any form of disrespect towards a white woman or child. Then, the reasoning would change to make the lynching fit whatever condition was happening. One of the saddest discoveries from reading was that some people were lynched for no reason at all.
Atticus proved in many ways this event to be false, however The jury on the case still finds the suspect guilty. Arguments can mean little to nothing when your audience does not listen to your statements. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb county is defending Tom Robinson. Tom was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Atticus proved in many ways during his argument that Tom is innocent
Some acts are blatant and obvious, but others are more furtive. In the novel, Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of rape by a white girl. However, the whole town knows that Tom Robinson is innocent but the jury still convicts Tom Robinson as guilty and sentences him to death. Racism manifests and has manifested itself in To Kill a Mockingbird, my life, and in the twenty-first
Innocent lives have been taken away because of police brutality. Eric Garner was a victim of police brutality. He was choked to death by a police officer. Eric would say “I can’t breathe,” and the police would continue choking him until Eric collapsed. Before that happened Eric wasn’t doing anything wrong for a police to put their hands on him the way that they did.
Had Trayvon Martin been any other race or skin color however, he might not have been shot at or even spared a second glance, but because of the darkness of his skin and the feelings of endangerment and threat that prejudice invokes within us, he was shot and killed. More importantly, it is critical that we recognize how Zimmerman assumed that Trayvon Martin was committing an unlawful act, demonstrating just the effects of prejudice and the blinding aspect of it that can cloud your judgement. This can be traced back to Staples’ argument, as it poses as a perfect instance of where black men in America are targeted and how they are drastically misrepresented and assumed to be the only perpetrators of violence or
It makes sense why history books don’t delve deeper into Nat Turner’s rebellion because while it was a horrific event, it was a dramatically smaller scale in comparison to the slave trade. In fact, without the slave trade, Nat Turner’s rebellion would have never happened. No innocents would have been harmed if whites could have seen black men and women as equals rather than
Under our justice system, all citizens are treated fairly in our courts of law. This statement is completely false. Black people, hispanic people, they don 't have the same chances, the same opportunities as white people. Even nowadays, if a hispanic person is convicted of a crime, then the news shows horrible pictures of them, shows them dressed like gangsters, makes them look intimidating, and even though that’s “just the media” it’s stereotypical, and racist. If in the Trayvon Martin Case, they had showed pictures of Trayvon that were current, the public would’ve thought a lot different, he wasn’t a cute little 14 year old.
In society, there are very few people who have the unwavering dedication to stand up for what they believe. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, a black man was convicted and accused of a crime he didn 't commit, raping a white women, which is not in anyway tolerable in society. In Harper Lee 's To Kill A Mockingbird, the author used point of view and symbolism to acknowledge how the the several social divisions which make up much of the adult world are shown to be both irrational and extremely destructive. To begin with, the short story To Kill A Mockingbird, used point of view to show how the many social divisions in the world are irrational and destructive. Scout; a first grade student at the time, was telling the story from her point of view and what had occurred from her childhood perspective.
Black life, thus, has come to matter negatively within the context of our sociopolitical life, emerging as always already guilty in the eyes of a state that sanctions.” (Finley & Grey 447) The dead black bodies seen as nothing more than further support for the superiority of whiteness. (Jones 49-50) And therefore, because we can only judge God based on history as representation of his will, it can be understood that The God of the religion of Whiteness is either a racist or does not care about black